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STOK KANGRI EXPEDITION [6153M]

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  • 8 Nights & 9 Days
  • Max People : 40
  • Wifi Available
  • Ladakh ,Mankorma, Base Camp, Stok Kangri
  • Min Age : 12+
  • Pickup: Airport

The majestic Himalayas to the south and the Karakoram to the north make Ladakh a mountaineer’s paradise. Among these mountains, Mt. Nun and Mt. Stok Kangri are among the most visited. If you’re looking for a Himalayan peak to climb for the first time, go no further than Stok Kangri. Great views of the Karakoram and Zanskar mountain ranges may be seen from the summit of this imposing peak. Stok Kangri is not technically difficult to climb; rather, the extreme altitude presents the most difficulty. Stok Kangri Expedition is a 6 out of 10 on the Bikat scale of extreme mountain hiking.

Duration

8 Nights & 9 Days

Category

ADVANCED

Group Size

06 Pax (Min)

Peak Point

STOK KANGRI (6153M)

Best time to Plan:

June till end of September

Activity

Adventure

Places Details:

Ladakh ,Mankorma, Base Camp, Stok Kangri.

Cost Per Person (excludes airfare)

  • 6 Pax : Rs 28,885/- per person
  • 8 pax : Rs 26,550/- per person
  • 10 pax : Rs 24,765/- per person
  • 12 pax : Rs 20,650/- per person

What to Expect in STOK KANGRI EXPEDITION

The Stok Kangri trek is considered one of the most difficult treks in Ladakh and is not for those who are easily disheartened. You’ll go on a journey that lasts for 8 nights and 9 days. Stok Kangri Summit Trek will have you hiking through deep snow while taking in views of the Stok range’s snow-capped peaks.You will be rewarded for your efforts when you reach a height of 6,067 metres and reach the peak of Stok Kangri, which will provide you with beautiful views of the lonely Indus Valley.

This is one of the rare treks in the Himalayas that does not require any climbing equipment and gets you to elevations that are higher than 5,000 meters. The route will approach the Mount Stok Kangri Base Camp through the Markha Valley, which happens to be a very beautiful valley in Ladakh and is historically significant. On this Stok Kangri trek with us, you will have to make your way along treacherous terrain that is frequently covered in snow. We strongly advise that only hikers who have previous experience trekking at high altitudes try this hike.

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Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Leh

On Arriaval, you will be received by our representative at the Leh Airport and transferred to the Hotel. You need to take complete rest for the first 24 hours to acclimatize to the high altitude. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2Leh (Acclimatisation/Local Sight-seeing)

After Breakfast you will visit some of the monasteries in the indus Valley along Indus river. Shey palace and Thiksay monastery are the two most popular monasteries of Ladakh. Leh palace and Shanti Stupa. You spend the evening exploring the leh market, as there are couple of good adventure shops as well. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3Day hike to Horzey village [Upper Leh} 13500 feet from Leh

Today after breakfast guided walk to Horzey village till Lunch. This day is very important to get use to height and little bit of practice for trekking next days. We will reach back to Leh around post lunch. Evening gear checking for Stok expedition. Overnight in hotel.

Day 4Leh (11500 feet) to to Mankorma (14200 feet) via Stok Village (11800 feet)

In the morning, drive to the picturesque village of Stok. It is located south of Leh, and from
the vehicle, you will get enchanting views of naked mountains and the lush green fields
nestled amidst them. The road goes through the Himalayas, and is lined with birch trees,
which provide a rich contrast to the otherwise barren slopes of the region.
Stok, located at an altitude of around 11800 feet, is among the oldest inhabited places in
Ladakh. The village was the residence of the former Ladakhi royal family, and a museum
here displays their belongings. The most prominent attraction here is the Stok Monastery,
which was constructed somewhere in the 14th century. Your Stok Kangri expedition begins
after you arrive in this picturesque and culturally rich village. In the first stage, you hike
through the mountains to Chang Ma. On the way you pass some pretty streams and scenic
high-altitude Ladakhi mountain valleys. As you cross the first brook, the scenery will change
altogether. Till here, the mountains would have seemed grey and lifeless, but beyond the
river, the angle and amount of sunlight will be such that the hills will become purple.
Mankorma consists of flat and wide terrain with thorny bushes, typical of desert-type
vegetation, scattered all around. A narrow stream flows below and makes for an ideal site to
camp. On reaching Mankorma, stay overnight in tents. When it is pitch black, do not forget to
look at the skies. You will see millions of twinkling stars in a white band, which is the Orion
arm of the Milky Way – our galaxy. If you are a couple, this would be among the most
romantic settings to camp anywhere in the world.

Day 5Mankorma (14200 feet) to Base Camp (16300 feet)

The following section of Stok Kangri trekking will take you to the base camp of the summit. It
will be a difficult ascent as the continuous gain in altitude will result in lessening levels of
Oxygen. All along the hike, you will wind along rocky and narrow mountainous trails. Though
you will face difficulty in climbing and breathing, the divine scenery will compensate
generously for it, and make it a wonderful excursion. After you cross a hissing river, the trail
will become wider and smoother, but will keep ascending. Along the way, you will see
numerous alpine lakes, and their tiny ripples and waves will seem white due to the sunlight

falling on them and illuminating them. You will also travel across mountainous meadows,
where you may be able to see sheep grazing on lush grass.
On reaching the base camp, enjoy lunch and spend the rest of the day at leisure. The base
camp is situated on a comparatively flatter land form. A narrow brook makes its way through
here, and the slopes and ground have a nice green covering. In almost any season, you will
be able to see some amount of snow at the topmost points of the mountains, which encircle
the base camp. There are a few smaller peaks here, which you may climb as a means of
preparing yourself for the toll-taking ascent, which you will encounter later in your expedition.
Relish dinner in the evening, and then retire for the night in the tents provided to you.

Day 6Rest, Acclimatization and Training

Though it does not involve any hiking, this is one of the most important days of your
excursion. The rest has been provided so that you are able to further acclimatize to the
weather and topographical conditions, and also get the necessary information needed for
scaling the summit. Your guide or team leader will brief you about the different challenges
and hazards you might face during the climb. Make sure you have snow boots as the snow
will be soft, and as a result, your feet will sink in it. Also ask your guide about the trekking
plan, the terrain of the region, and what all you need to do or carry. Post the briefing, explore
the area, click pictures, relax, and later enjoy another overnight stay here in tents.

Day 7Base Camp (16300 feet) – Stok Kangri (20080 feet) – Base Camp

Day 07: Base Camp (16300 feet) – Stok Kangri (20080 feet) – Base Camp
The morning brings yet another phase of long and rigorous mountaineering. Considering the
length of the journey, it will be divided into a number of smaller sections, and you will stop to
rest after each one. Starting from here you will travel to a glacier. You will first encounter a
sharp and lengthy ascent, after which the altitude gain will become lesser. The slopes and
your ascent will be gentle till you arrive at the magnificent river of ice, which originates from
the peak.
You reach the glacier after a gruelling hike of approximately three hours from the base camp.
The real climb to the summit of Mount Stok Kangri begins here. To reach the top, you will
climb for about two hours more along the southern face of the mountain. The gradient of the
slope here is almost 75 degrees, and the path contains loads of small rocks and enormous
boulders. Remember to climb carefully as one little mistake can be dangerous. Post
negotiating the rocky path for about an hour, you will see that the climb has become gentle,
and it is way easier to walk now than it was before.
From here, you will get a clear view of the summit and colourful Buddhist prayer flags
decorating it. On reaching the top, look around and see the Karakoram Range in the north
and the Zanskar Mountains in the south. Post enjoying your success and clicking photos,
retrace the track back to the base camp. Coming down brings a different challenge as due to
the force of gravity, you will end up descending too fast. You will need to keep a check on
your velocity. On arriving at the base camp, relax and enjoy your overnight stay.

Day 8Base Camp to Leh

The last phase of your Stok Kangri trek will make you travel for 12 km till you reach the
village of Stok. On arrival in the village, board a vehicle and drive back to Leh. After you
reach the town, transfer to your lodging and rest for the night.

Day 9Departure from Leh

In the morning, travel to the airport to board your onward flight, or drive to New Delhi by road.

End of a memorable tour with India Private Tours

The above cost includes:

1. Arrival Assistance / Departure assitance
2. Tour Manager available on phone/whatsapp Services throughout the tour
3. Travel by comfortable A/C Car/Coach as per the tour itinerary
4. All sightseeing places to be visited from inside 
5. Accommodation in best hotels on Double/ twin sharing basis
6. Meals Breakfast
7. Driver expenses
8. All Applicable taxes

The above cost does not include:

1. Porterage, laundry, telephone charges, shopping, wines & alcoholic
beverages, items of personal nature and food or drink.
2. Any extra cost incurred on behalf of an individual due to illness, accident,
hospitalization, or any personal emergency
3. Anything specifically not mentioned in the itinerary.

Documents Required:

For foreigners
A Valid passport and VISA
For Indians
Address proof of any one documet Passport /Voter ID card/Driving License or
Aadhaar Card

 

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FAQ

Where is Stok Kangri Located?

South of Leh sits the stunning Stok Kangri at an elevation of 6153m from sea level. Indian mountaineering foundations have classified Stok Kangri an open trekking peak. The top offers amazing views of this Stok Kangri summit trek are Karakoram, Ladakh, and Zanskar ranges. Additionally, if your luck prevails in bright skies, K2 can also be seen far away. Talk with our executive over call or email to know more about our Stok Kangri trek package.

Is the Stok Kangri trek very difficult?

The ascent to Stok Kangri is notoriously challenging for hikers. It’s around 40 kilometres long, and getting to the peak and back takes about 8 days. Approximately 20,187 feet above sea level is the starting point of the Stok Kangri trek.

When is the best time for Stok Kangri trek?

The best time to plan to Trek the Himalayas Stok Kangri. Between the months of May and the middle of October is the ideal time to go on the Stok Kangri Trek. The climate in Ladakh is very agreeable during this time of year. Since the Manali-Leh and Srinagar-Leh highways also open for private car travel throughout the months of July and August, these are the best months to go on a trek through the Sham Valley. Contact us today to book you slot and get the finest Stok Kangri Trek itinerary.

What's the minimum age required for Stok Kangri Trek?

Given the difficulty of the expedition to Stok Kangri (6153 m), age is a significant factor. People are considered eligible to participate on average between the ages of 16 and 60. Discover and book the best itinerary for Stok kangri trek the himalayas at IndiaPrivateTour.com

How much does a 9 days Stok kangri trek cost?

The Stok Kangri Trek is among the top treks in the Leh Ladakh region of the Himalayas. Our Stok kangri trek price start from 28,885/- per person (min 6 pax)

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