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When you undertake this trekking expedition, the participants can easily reach the highest peak in the Stok Kangri mountain range. The altitude of this trek is equivalent to nearly 70% as that of the Mount Everest, making this trekking expedition even more enthralling and interesting. A number of challenges will come across the trekkers, the most prominent being low level of oxygen as one approaches the highest of the mountain peaks. This is the reason it is significant for the trekkers to get accustomed to the climate of the region before beginning the Stok Kangri trekking trip. Keeping this in mind, we have allocated the first 2 days of the entire trekking expedition just for the purpose of getting the participants acclimatized with the surroundings and the actual trekking expedition starts from the Day 3 of the trip.

 

Seeing the high altitude of the Stok Kangri peak, considering this trek as an easy trek would be like living in the fool's paradise. This is an extremely difficult trek and is the prime reason that attracts trekkers from round the world to trek it. We advise that those individuals who possess a prior trekking experience should try this trekking experience. This trek is certainly not for the beginners. The novice trekkers may go home half way after facing disappointment. It is of great importance for those who trek the Stok Kangri peak to be both mentally as well as physically fit and have the strength to climb an altitude of more than 20,000 feet above the level of the sea. We advise our participants to start following a fitness regime at least a few months before they plan to go for the Stok Kangri trekking expedition.

 

Despite of the challenges it possesses, the Stok Kangri trek is the most powerful trekking trail in the entire Himalayan ranges. While trekking here, the participants can take a glance at the amazing peaks of Zanskar and Ladakh ranges apart from soaking in the picturesque beauty of the famous Indus valley. The trek is full of adventure activities which will give a huge rush to your adrenaline; you will be required to cross glaciers, indulge in traversing in the Hemis National Park and cross a steep ridge. Once you will trek through the different places and reach the acme of Stok Kangri, you will feel that you have conquered the entire world.

 

Short Itinerary

 

Day 1 : Arrival at Leh
Day 2 : Drive to Chilling roadhead and trek to Tilad Do camp 3100m
Day 3 : Trek to Gyalpo camp 3170m
Day 4 : Trek to Dib Cave 3225m
Day 5 : Trek to Naerak Camp 3390m.
Day 6 : Trek to Dib Cave 3225m
Day 7 : Trek to Gyalpo 3225m
Day 8 : Drive back to Leh from Tilad Do
Day 9 : Take your Flight to Delhi

 

Trek Itinerary Details

 

Day 1: Leh Arrival

 

Arrive at Leh and check into the guest house and take complete rest for acclimatization.

 

Day 2 : Leh ( Acclimatisation day )

 

Leh is situated at an average high altitude of 3400 mt, 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 acclimatisation day by visiting Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace and Leh Monastery.

 

Day 3 : Drive from Leh to Stok Village and Trek to Manokarma

 

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 teak at Stok Village and start the trek to Manokarma. 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 4 : Trek from Manokarma to Stock Kangri base camp

 

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 at Stok Kangri trek basecamp.

 

Day 5 : 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 summit push.

 

Day 6 : Summit Day

 

Today is the day of Stok Kangri Trek, we will start early in the morning in two batches the early movers and the Pushers at 12:00 AM and 1:00 AM respectively. 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.

 

Day 7 : Stok Kangri base camp to Leh

 

After the successful summit of Stok Kangri you would be tired and need rest, today is complete rest for summiteers and those who couldn’t summit today they can go for second attempt. The beautiful location of the base camp, warm soup and playing cards would take away the pain.

 

Day 8 :  Leh (Depart for onward destination)

 

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 9 : 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.

 

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