Trek to Stok Kangri
Leh, Ladakh, India
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2019
Sun, 28 Jul, 2019
15
Sat, 10 Aug, 2019
15
Sat, 24 Aug, 2019
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Date
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2019
Sun, 28 Jul, 2019
15
Sat, 10 Aug, 2019
15
Sat, 24 Aug, 2019
15
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  • Trip introduction

    This mountain adventure takes you into the mystic heights of Stok Kangri, the highest peak in the Stok range. At an incredible height of 20,000 feet, a successful summit of Stok Kangri wins you instant bragging rights!

    The first two days of the Stok Kangri trek are scheduled for you to explore the scenic town of Leh, allowing you to acclimatise to the elevation. The early section of the trek takes you through beautiful mountain scenery, and you'll camp at gorgeous campsites. From base camp, the trek to Stok Kangri becomes steep and the air thins, posing a thrilling challenge for trekkers. On the day of your summit attempt, you'll start trekking at 1 a.m., using headlamps in the darkness. This is a real adventure! The mountains look completely different at night, with the sounds of nocturnal animals all around. You can expect to negotiate boulders and scree-laden ridges for this section. The sun rises as you approach the summit, lighting up the glaciers and peaks around you, making this one of the most memorable experiences of your life.

    IMPORTANT: This trek to Stok Kangri is a great choice for moderately experienced trekkers as it doesn't require technical knowledge of mountaineering, but you should have some experience with treks over 13,000 feet.

    Destination

    Stok Kangri is arguably the highest peak in the Himalayas which can be summitted without mountaineering experience. The challenges of thin air, high altitude and unpredictable weather make this an adventure like no other. It offers you the chance to climb to 20,000 feet without technical training.

    From the summit, one has an unparalleled view of the Karakoram range, the Zanskar range, and the Ladakh range, as well as of the Indus valley and Leh city.

    If you're going on the Stok Kangri trek in May or June, you can expect to see snow, but as the months advance to July or August, there is less snow.

    Destination highlights

    • Win your badge of honour as a trekker by climbing to 20,000 feet on this Stok Kangri trek.
    • Take in unbelievable views of three different mountain ranges from the Stok Kangri summit.
    • Camp in the starkly beautiful environs of a high-altitude desert.
    • Visit the charming city of Leh and explore the local sites.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    The operator has a set of guidelines for the trek to Stok Kangri that must be adhered to based on the tenets of ‘Leave No Trace’ & ‘Tread Light’ policies. These guidelines are very simple and emphasise on travelling in small groups, better planning, understanding impact of camping, proper waste disposal, respecting local cultures, sensitivity towards wildlife and so on.

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the team leader during the Stok Kangri trek.

    Smoking, consumption of alcohol, narcotic drugs etc. is strictly prohibited on the Stok Kangri trek.

    While trekking participants must follow a proper waste disposal system.

    Cancellation policy

    If you cancel 45 days before departure of the Stok Kangri trek: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.

    If you cancel 30-45 days before departure of the Stok Kangri trek: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.

    If you cancel 15-30 days before departure of the Stok Kangri trek: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.

    If you cancel 15 days or less before departure of the Stok Kangri trek: No refund

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, the operator will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life.

    If due to bad weather, sickness, natural calamity or any other personal reasons, the itinerary of this trip is changed, the extra charges for accommodation, transport, etc, will be borne by the guests. The same will be applicable if a guest decides to change the itinerary due to personal reasons, injury, or bad health.

    Participants will be required to fill up an indemnity form before the trek to Stok Kangri. You are requested to inform the operator if you're suffering from any major ailment and submit your health certificate.

    All fixed departure trips will be run according to a fixed schedule and standard services. In case of individual requirements, the operator may not be able to entertain the request or may have to charge additional amounts. Please be aware of this fact.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Hotel in Leh
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    Drop off point
    Hotel in Leh
    Mode of transport
    Private vehicle
    Start point
    Matho
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    End point
    Matho
    Time of departure
    07:00 AM
    Time of return
    06:30 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    35 hrs
    Total distance covered
    68 km
    Start point elevation
    15780 feet
    Maximum elevation
    20080 feet
    Minimum elevation
    11480 feet
    Average per day distance
    10-12 km
  • Day 1 of the Stok Kangri trek: Arrive in Leh

    Arrive in Leh and check into a hotel. The first two days of the Stok Kangri trek are planned to ensure that everyone is fully acclimatised to the altitude, and is well rested before the trek. Today there is not much to do. You can take a walk around the market or stay at the hotel and sip tea or coffee all day if you wish. It's a good day to read, admire the views around, or just catch up on sleep and get to know each other.

    Day 2 of the Stok Kangri trek: Explore Leh

    Make most of today by exploring the charming markets and villages of Leh. You can go on a sightseeing trip, or visit the local market and the charming streets of Leh. You can also choose to stay in your hotel and prepare for the trek ahead by resting well. Overnight stay in hotel.

    Day 3 of the Stok Kangri trek: Leh-Matho-Gangpochey

    By now, you would have been fully acclimatised and are ready for Stok Kangri. After breakfast, you'll be driven towards Matho. This part of the trek is a gradual uphill hike to Gangpochey. You'll like the 2-3 river crossings, and if you're lucky, you might spot a blue sheep or a snow leopard. After a 5-6 hour trek, you'll reach your campsite in Gangpochey. Overnight in tents.
    /Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh High Altitude Trekking Adventure Himalayas Trek through the treacherous Himalayan terrain.

    Day 4 of the Stok Kangri trek: Gangpochey-Mankarmo

    Your trek today is very scenic and you'll cross over Mathola Pass to reach Mankarmo. You'll be experiencing an altitude of 16,000 feet, which will help you acclimatise for the next few days. The trek is a gradual uphill slope and will take around 4-5 hours. Overnight in the tents.
    /Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh High Altitude Trekking Adventure Himalayas Dip your feet in crystal clear Himalayan rivulets.

    Day 5 of the Stok Kangri trek: Mankarmo-Stok Base Camp

    Today's trail takes you up a steep ascent to the base camp. It is a short trek so that you have enough time to set up camp and acclimatise to the altitude. The rest of the day is spent relaxing or exploring the area around the campsite. Overnight in tents.
    /Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh High Altitude Trekking Adventure Himalayas Trek through vast land covered with snow.

    Day 6 of the Stok Kangri trek: Base Camp Acclimatisation

    Today you will attempt a moderate height gain to ensure that you are able to handle climbing at this altitude. You will climb with other trekkers to the ridge on top of the base camp. This is a short, steep climb, and will help you prepare for the summit. For the rest of the day, you'll take it easy, prepare for the summit attempt, and relax at the campsite. You will have an early dinner and go to bed as you need to wake up at around midnight for the climb to Stok Kangri summit.
    /Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh High Altitude Trekking Adventure Himalayas Start the trek to Stok Kangri peak at 2 am in the morning.

    Day 7 of the Stok Kangri trek: Base camp-Stok Kangri

    Summit day is here! You'll wake up at midnight so that your trek to Stok Kangri starts early. By 01:00 hrs you and the team will leave from base camp, using head lamps to guide you. The sun will rise in a couple of hours, but for now, you'll experience the mountains in the darkness. You'll climb the ridge above the campsite, and move on to a big glacier which you need to negotiate carefully. From here you'll ascend to a higher ridge that leads to the summit. This stretch is steep, and as the air thins even further, this can be a challenge. The ascent takes about 6-8 hours, depending on weather conditions and the abilities of the team. When you finally reach the summit, it's a thrilling feeling. You've climbed one of the toughest peaks in this region, and you've been victorious! Spend some time at the summit and enjoy the views of the Karakoram range, the Ladakh range, and the Zanskar range. Your return trek takes about 4 hours. You'll be exhausted but delighted when you reach the campsite again. Overnight in tents.
    /Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh High Altitude Trekking Adventure Himalayas Pose for the shutter after trekking to Stok Kangri peak.

    Day 8 of the Stok Kangri trek: Contingency day

    Today is a contingency day, in case of delays in the Stok Kangri trek itinerary caused by bad weather, health or acclimatisation issues or any other features. If the climb has been successful, today can be spent exploring Leh, going river rafting, or taking a short road trip to Pangong Lake.
    /Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh High Altitude Trekking Adventure Himalayas Spot several exotic birds and animals en-route.

    Day 9 of the Stok Kangri trek: Stok base camp-Stok village-Leh

    Today you will trek back to Stok village from base camp, where vehicles await you. It's a short drive of about an hour to Leh, where you will be delighted to check into a hotel and enjoy the comforts of civilised life. Overnight at hotel.

    Day 10 of the Stok Kangri trek: Leh departure

    You'll check out from the hotel after breakfast and you're free to head to your next destination. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    11:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Gangpochey
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    12 km
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Gangpochey
    End point
    Mankarmo
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 km
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Mankarmo
    End point
    Stok Base Camp
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    8 km
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Stok Base Camp
    End point
    Stok Base Camp
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 km
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Stok Base Camp
    End point
    Stok Base Camp
    Day start time
    02:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    20 km
    Trekking time
    12 hrs

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Stok Base Camp
    End point
    Stok Base Camp
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Stok Base Camp
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    8 km
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 10 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Transport from Leh-Matho and Stok Village to Leh
    • Accommodation in twin-sharing hotel room in Leh for 3 nights
    • Accommodation in twin-sharing alpine tents for 5 nights
    • Warm, clean sleeping bags and mattresses
    • Kitchen/dining tent
    • Camping tables and stools
    • Separate toilet tents for men and women
    • Breakfast only on Day 1, 2, and 9 in Leh
    • All meals from Day 3 to Day 8 on trek
    • Professional guides (2 guides for 15 trekkers) and camping crew
    • Porter/mules for all camping equipment
    • Entry charge and camping fees, if any
    • Oxygen cylinder
    • First Aid kit
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Lunches and dinners in Leh
    • Any transport or accommodation not mentioned in inclusions
    • Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag (can be arranged for INR 840 per day, per bag)
    • Any meals/services not mentioned above
    • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
    • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
    • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
    • Insurance
    • Any sightseeing, shopping in Leh
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Dry fit shirts and trousers 4 pairs
    • Fleece jacket
    • Gloves
    • Boots
    • Warm socks (lots of extra pairs)
    • Camp shoes/sport sandals
    • Water and wind proof jacket
    • Water- and wind-proof trousers
    • Thermal top and bottom 3 pairs
    • Day wear shirt x2 or 3
      What not to Wear
    • Jewellery and expensive gadgets
    • Suitcases or hard trolley luggage

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • 3/4 season imported alpine tents
    • Fresh and clean sleeping bags of very good quality
    • Good quality camping mattresses
    • Camping stools
    • Mess tent
    • Toilet tents (2) with portable toilet seats
    • First aid/medical kit
      You need to get
    • Day pack (25ltrs)
    • Balaclava and buff
    • Toilet paper
    • Two 1 ltr water bottles (preferably thermos flasks)
    • Lip balm
    • Torch with extra batteries
    • Water purification solution/tablets
    • Body moisturizer
    • Down booties
    • Body powder/anti-fungal (feet and body)
    • Boots
    • Sun cap
    • Sun screen lotion
    • Sunglasses
    • Head torch with extra batteries
    • Toiletries
    • Small light towel and napkin
    • Carry rain cover for your bags
    • Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in case of heavy rain
    • Camera with extra batteries
    • Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Stok Kangri trek: Arrive in Leh

    Hotel accommodation

    Accommodation in a good quality neat and clean hotel/ guest house with basic amenities on single/double occupancy.

    Day 2 of the Stok Kangri trek: Explore Leh

    Hotel accommodation

    Accommodation in a good quality neat and clean hotel/ guest house with basic amenities on single/double occupancy.

    Day 3 of the Stok Kangri trek: Leh-Matho-Gangpochey

    Camp in the Himalayan wilderness

    Camp in clean, comfortable and sturdy tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 4 of the Stok Kangri trek: Gangpochey-Mankarmo

    Camp in the Himalayan wilderness

    Camp in clean, comfortable and sturdy tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 5 of the Stok Kangri trek: Mankarmo-Stok Base Camp

    Camp in the Himalayan wilderness

    Camp in clean, comfortable and sturdy tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 6 of the Stok Kangri trek: Base Camp Acclimatisation

    Camp in the Himalayan wilderness

    Camp in clean, comfortable and sturdy tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 7 of the Stok Kangri trek: Base camp-Stok Kangri

    Camp in the Himalayan wilderness

    Camp in clean, comfortable and sturdy tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 8 of the Stok Kangri trek: Contingency day

    Hotel accommodation

    Accommodation in a good quality neat and clean hotel/ guest house with basic amenities on single/double occupancy.

    Day 9 of the Stok Kangri trek: Stok base camp-Stok village-Leh

    Hotel accommodation

    Accommodation in a good quality neat and clean hotel/ guest house with basic amenities on single/double occupancy.

    Day 10 of the Stok Kangri trek: Leh departure

    Trip ends before nightfall.

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