Mt. Stok Kangri Expedition (6153 m)
Leh is capital of Ladakh. Mount Stok Kangri is one of the main peaks of the Zanskar series, situated in the enchanting region of Ladakh. One can see the prominent shapely peak of Stok Kangri to the southern skyline after flying to Leh. Towering of Stok Kangri is both challenging and intersting. Climbing Stok Kangri is not so technical and in season does not require any advanced mountaineering equipment. The peak is better suited for those who are experiencing mountains first time. Top of the peak provides the amazing views of the Karakoram Range, and on a clear day views of Mont. K2 in the far distance.
The peak is one of the most popular trekking peaks in the Indian Himalayas. Its proximity to Leh makes it very accesible.
Day 01 : Arrival at Delhi, transfer to Hotel
Day 02 : Delhi - Leh (3500 m): 1 hr flight
A shor flight from Delhi takes you to the capital of Ladakh, Leh.The incridible flight takes you over the greater Himalayas with spectacular views mountain ranges including K2. Leh airport is one of the world's highest airports. In the afternoon and evening you have time to explore the monasteries and markets nearby. Overnight hotel
Day 03 : Sightseeing at Leh
We have another day to acclimatise at Leh. Take short hiking or practice elevation. Back to the hotel and rest for overnight.
Day 04 : Trek Zingchan - Stok La (4400 m): 6/7 hrs.
Today you have to trek to trek Zingchan to the base of Stok La. Stok La is a pass just below the Stok Kangri peak. The whole trek passes through the barren grey landscape of Ladakh. Day is hot and night gets cooler. Overnight stay at Stok La in tented camp.
Day 05 : Trek Stok La - Mankorma (4900 m): 5/6 hrs
Trail passes through Stok La Pass and our next camp is Mankorma. The magnificient views of Stok Kangri and route to the summit facinates your trek. Overnight at camp.
Day 06 : Trek Mankorma - Base Camp (5000 m): 4/5 hrs
This day we make an early start and reach base camp. Rest of the day take lunch and practice elevation to better acclimatise. Come back to camp and prepare for summit for next morning. Overnight at camp.
Day 07 : Climb Base Camp - Stok Kangri (6150 m) - Base Camp (5000 m): 10 hrs
We start climbing in the early morning to take advantage of the best weather conditions and a possible sunrise at the summit. The first section of climb goes onto a ridge that ends to a large glacier. Cross glacier and ascend steeply to the summit. The last step is more difficult and needs a lot of physical and mental strength. The panoramic view from the summit glorifies your heart and mind. The Karakoram Range to the north-west, including K2 (8611 m), seems endless. One can also see the Zanskar Range and view Tibet in the distance, an outstanding vista of snow-capped peaks.
Day 08 : Spare Summit Day
Day 09 : Trek back Base Camp - Stok village - Leh (3500 m): 8 hrs
Trail decends from base camp to Stok village. This is a great walk passing by numerous ruins of old forts and castles. Vehicles takes you from Stok village to Leh. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 : Drive Leh - Khardung La - Leh (40 kms/2 hrs)
We make a drive for the Khardung - La Pass, the highest motorable road in the world taking to a dizzy 5600m and is considered as ultimate challenge of the trip.The spectacular view from pass stretches from the Indus valley in the South over the endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range to the giants of the Sesser Massif in the North. Decent back to Leh and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 11 : Leh - Delhi
Fly from Leh to Delhi, transfer to hotel. In the evening time for shopping.
Day 12 : Transfer to airport and departure on your destination
Highlights of the Trek
Exploring Ladakh landscapes, Ladakhi people and their life standard, Khandrong La pass, barren mountain escapes etc.
We would like you to know that although we try to follow the program given above, at times local trails or weather conditions may compel us to make slight changes if necessary. The itinerary may also vary slightly subject to our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This odyssey goes into untamed territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding. We value your precious life.