Duration : 9 Days
Difficulty : Challenging
Start / Finish : Leh
Nearest Town : Leh
Stok Kangri trek is the best trek in Ladakh which takes you above 6000mts or just below 20000 ft. Stok Kangri is the highest peak in Stok range clearly visible from Leh and surrounding areas.
What is included in the tour
- 03 Nights accommodation in Leh (Guest House) on sharing basis.
- 05 Nights accommodation in camp on sharing basis.
- Meals while on trek (Veg)
- Equipments (Tents, Sleeping Bags, Mattresses, Crampon & Ice Axe, Utensils)
- First aid medical kits & Oxygen Cylinder
- Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.
- Morning – Evening Tea / Coffe with light snacks during the trek.
- Transport as per Itinerary
- All Taxes
What is NOT included in the tour
- IMF Fee of USD 50 for Foreign Nationals
- Mineral Water & other Beverages
- Wildlife Fee
- Any meals during stay in leh.
- Cost incurred due to natural reasons
- Buffer Day
- Any Kind Of Expenses For Loss / Misplaced / Theft On Personal Belongings
- Cost Incidental to Any Change In The Itinerary- Stay On Account Of Train Cancellation / Ill Health / Road Blocks And / Or Any Factors Beyond Control.
Day 01: Arrival at Leh
Arrive at Leh and check into the guest house and take complete rest for acclimatization.
Day 02: Acclimitization Day In Leh
Leh is situated at an average high altitude of 3400 mts, land at the only high altitude beautiful airport in Leh and check into Ladakhi family guest house and entire day is for you to relax and acclimatize to the high altitude of Leh. In the evening go for a stroll in the Leh market and enjoy the cultural and natural beauty of Leh city’s barren landscape. Make most of your acclimatization day by visiting Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace and Leh Monastery.
Day 03: From Leh To Stok Village And Trek To Chang Ma
Visit Leh Market and have breakfast at one of the famous restaurant of Leh and then we will start our drive to Stok Village the starting point of Stok Kangri Trek. The drive from Leh to Stok Village is a short one but a scenic one. We drive towards Manali on Manali Leh Highway and then take a right turn from Choglamsar towards Stok Village. Meet our trekking team at Stok Village. After briefing session start the trek to Chang Ma. This first trekking day will show you the real beauty of barren landscape of Leh Ladakh and why Ladakh known as cold desert. It is a fairly easy trek crossing the Stok village and their hydro powered Buddhist prayer wheel.
Day 04: Trek From Chang Ma To Manokarma
Ladakh’s barren landscape is out of the world and it is called as the cold desert. During today’s trek you will be crossing various water streams and if lucky you can also see blue sheep “Bharal” which come down to drink water from these streams.
Day 05: Trek From Manokarma To Basecamp
After breakfast we will start the next leg of Stok Kangri Trek the trek to base camp. Stok Kangri Trek base camp is a nice place but because of the popularity of Stok Kangri trek it’s always full house. Stok Kangri Base camp is surrounded by numerous peaks few of them are Gulap Kangri, Parcha Kangri etc.
Day 06 :Training Day
Today is fairly relaxed day for all trekkers. After breakfast we will go for training to nearby glacier and we will learn How to use crampons. Climbing mountains involves lot of uncertainties, our trek leader will let you know about the different situations which might occur and how to deal with them. This is also the day of relaxation, So that you gain all your strength for next day's summit push.
Day 07: Summit Day
Today is the D day of Stok Kangri Trek, we will start late night at around 11 PM. The Stok Kangri trek route passes the advance basecamp, moraine, and glaciers and then comes the steep slope of the summit ridge full of snow. At the start of this slope wear your crampons and start the long climb. When you will be climbing this you will feel that nobody is moving from their place for hours. This climb is the test of your physical as well as mental strength. For an average trekker it takes around 9 hours to reach the Stok Kangri Summit and if you are a slow trekker then add another 3 hours. The Stok Kangri Summit gives you spectacular views the Himalayas to Karakoram.
There will be a turn around point which you have to cross with in stipulated time to proceed further which will be communicated to you during briefing session.
Day 08: Stok Kangri Basecamp To Leh
The Stok Kangri Trek includes high altitude trekking and mountaineering is ultimate experience would finally come to an end today at Stok Village. We will be starting early from basecamp and trekking downhill all the way till Stok Village where our vehicles will be waiting for us you to transfer to guest house in Leh.
Day 09 Leh (Stok Kangri Trek)
Keep a Buffer day while booking your return your flight back to Delhi or alternatively plan a visit to beautiful monasteries in Leh and surrounding areas.