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Stok Kangri Trek

Stok Kangri Trek

Price

18500

Duration

Max People

1

Min Age

16

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Overview

About Stok Kangri Trek:

The ascents make Stok Kangri an enduring challenge. The Stok Kangri top gives you an complete view of the Zanskar and the Indus Valley. This complete area appears awesome due to the fact of the abandoned environment and the trails with masses of ridges. Through the complete trek, you will journey many dazzling views beginning from Leh the place you get the best aggregate of herbal aesthetics with cultural splendor until the complete direction to the Stok Village, full of herbal majesty and darkish inexperienced trees. The route will take you thru glaciers and steep slopes till you attain the summit ridge. You will be trekking on an common of 7-13 hours every day for pleasant the dream trek to Stok Kangri peak. This out-of-the-ordinary trek to Stok Kangri will be one of the biggest moments to cherish, in your life.

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Trek Plan

Day 1

Arrival at Leh, Altitude:- 3500 m/11,500 ft
  • The fun and excitement of Climbing Stok Kangri begin with your arrival in Leh.
  • Check-in to your stay and relax. Sip on tea/coffee.
  • Do note, since it is very important for you to get acclimatised in order to have a healthy journey, the first three days will be reserved for the same.
  • Overnight will be spent in the hotel.

Day 2

Acclimatization and Exploration of Leh
  • During the first half, indulge in breakfast and dash off for an acclimatisation hike of 3-4 hours.
  • In the latter half, you can enjoy unravelling the well-known monasteries around Leh like Shey and Thiksey.
  • Overnight will be spent in the hotel

Day 3

Drive to Stok Village (11800 ft.) and Trek to Chang Ma (13087 ft)
  • It is one of the best sites that you would have once you have decided to trek this area of land.
  • Trekking in Leh, could be considered by some people to be living their dreams. At any point of time, you might just feel that you are right in the middle of heaven.
  • This is a day when you would enjoy a great drive and have an enjoyable trekking experience.
  • The day starts with a drive to Stok village. At the start of the drive from Leh, you would go through many exotic and beautiful scenes.
  • The drive to the Stok village is an adventurous one and is full of natural beauty and lush green trees. The weather is perfectly fine for the summer season.
  • The Stok village lies immediately to the south of Leh and it is well known for a royal palace. The recently crowned king of Ladakh lives here. There is also a small museum inside the palace which has beautiful and religious artefacts.
  • Day 3 is however the day when you trek to Chang Ma. This might be a difficult trek and you may experience the joy of a snow trek.
  • You would like to spend the night here and the overnight stay would be in tents in the open lands.

Day 4

Chang Ma (13087 ft.) to Mankorma (14200 ft.)
  • With three good days spent on acclimatisation, on day 4 and 5 you set off to Stok Kangri trekking.
  • The whole trek passes through the barren grey landscape of Ladakh.
  • From Chang Ma trek up to Mankorma, this day will show you the real beauty of Ladakh and gives you the answer to why Ladakh is known as the cold desert.
  • While trekking you will cross the 2-3 times small streams, it is a fairly easy trek along with the river and you would love the overnight stay in tents.

Day 5

Mankorma (14200 ft.) to Base camp (16300 ft.)
  • A few hours trek takes you back to the base camp.
  • This exotic base camp is a pleasurable place. It lies in a grassy area. This area has a number of water bodies in the form of lakes and water streams.
  • During the day time, you can walk in the upper areas of the campsite and enjoy the views of the surroundings. There are some beautiful peaks like Gulap Kangri, Parcha Kangri and many others.
  • You can also take a rest in the base camp to make sure that the group is ready for the next day’s trek and touring.
  • You would get time to acclimatize to the weather. This is pretty necessary because, in the coming days, you would find a drastic change in the climate and might experience thin air and a lack of oxygen.
  • The overnight stay would again be arranged in tents and make sure that you have enough warm clothes for lowering the temperature.

Day 6

Acclimatization + training day
  • This day is an easy day for trekkers. You would enjoy the time for going around and knowing the place to a much better extent.
  • It is essentially a day to train for the upcoming trek and know the possibilities and challenges that are involved in it. Your trek leader and guide would let you know about all the different changes in the terrain.
  • You need adequate knowledge and experience to go around the mountains. There might be situations where you have to trek in the sinking snow. You would find your legs sinking up to your knees. Therefore it is essential that you know the weather and surrounding conditions.
  • It is also a day when you would take enough rest so that you are well prepared for the coming excursion.
  • The overnight stay would again be in tents. By now, you should be well familiar with the conditions prevailing during the day and night.

Day 7

Base camp (16300 ft.) to Stok Kangri (20180 ft.) back to base camp
Now that you have had rest for a day i.e. the Stok Kangri trek, you should be well prepared for the big climb.
  • You should wake up early to start the climb. The route goes through glaciers and then comes to steep slopes to the summit ridge.
  • This is a long climb, so you should be mentally strong and prepared psychologically. It would take somewhere between 9 to 10 hours for average climbers. Slow climbers may take another 2 to 3 hours in addition.
  • At the start of the trek, after a couple of hours, you should reach the summit of the ridge.
  • The summit offers you great views of the area. The wide and open surroundings give you a royal feeling.
  • Towards the north, you would get a view of the Karakoram range. The Saser Kangri dominates the sky in the north along with the Karakoram, and the Zansker ranges in the south.
  • The overnight stay, as usual, would be in tents.

DAY 8

Base camp to Stok Village and drive to Leh
  • Day 8 would be the ultimate day of your fantastic trekking experience. The trek which included high altitude trekking mountaineering and expedition would finally come to an end after this day.
  • But before you end the day, you would see a lot of snow-clad beauty and a memorable view of mountain ranges.
  • The joy of Ladakh trekking can be rejuvenated from this spot. As the day rises, you would have to start coming back from Base camp to Leh.
  • The trek back could be difficult and you need to perform care and precision.
  • On the same day, after you reach Leh, you would also have to cover up to Stok Village on your feet.
  • Stok village is the final stopping point of trekking. From Stok village to Leh, you would have to take a drive.
  • The drive may make you nostalgic for all the fun that you had while trekking the mountains in the last eight days.

Day 9

Departure from Leh
  • Return to your destination with the nostalgia for your journey in the mountains.

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