Stok Kangri Trek
Leh, Ladakh, India
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  • Trip introduction

    The Stok Kangri trek is a pretty tough one, and only those with some experience of high altitude treks are advised to attempt it. Although the peak itself is not difficult to climb, the height gain is roughly 19700 feet in just 10 days, so this route takes you for a few days trekking through a pass to give you time to acclimatize.

    It’s also one of the most popular high altitude treks in the Himalayas, and brings climbers from around the world every year.

    The first couple of days are spent acclimatizing in Leh, visiting the local markets and the famous monasteries, after which you’ll set off for a week-long trek. The day of the summit attempt starts off in the middle of the night, with other trekkers from other teams, and you’ll trek in darkness for the first few hours.

    Note: Unless you are in good physical shape, you will NOT be able to summit on the final day, as it involves 12-15 hours of trekking to the top and back.

    Destination

    Stok Kangri trek presents a challenge to even the fittest of trekkers. It’s not a technically complicated trek, but the altitude and unpredictable weather can make it difficult.

    Climbing to the summit involves climbing a steep slope covered in scree, and walking over a sharp rocky ridge. Depending on the weather conditions, you may see some snow or ice at the top of the mountain.

    From the top, one gets an absolutely stunning view of the Zanskar Range and the Karakoram Range, as well as the Saser Kangri.

    Destination highlights

    • Earn the bragging rights of having climbed Stok Kangri, one of the toughest treks in the Himalayas
    • Experience trekking in the dark with dozens of trekkers from around the world as you all attempt to summit
    • Camp at beautiful high-altitude locations with spectacular views
    • See the sights of Leh and its monasteries and markets

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Aquaterra Adventures India Pvt. Ltd. reserves the right to cancel any expedition prior to departure, in which case participants will be given a refund in full.

    Aquaterra Adventures Pvt. Ltd. strongly recommends that you buy travel insurance including cancellation insurance upon booking.

    The trip leader's decision is final.

    Participants have to respect local culture and should not litter or deface natural structures/monuments.

    Cancellation policy

    Please note that the following charges will apply on cancellation:

    If cancellation takes place more than 45 days prior to departure, your full deposit will be returned except a processing charge of Rs. 5000

    If cancellation takes place between 45 and 30 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour price will be forfeited

    If cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to departure, 100% of the tour price will be forfeited.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The trek takes place in remote areas where there is little or no access to normal medical services or hospital facilities for serious problems. Where necessary, evacuation can be prolonged, difficult and expensive. Medical and evacuation expenses will be the responsibility of the participant.

    In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to refund of the tour price (in whole or in part) or other compensation for any injury, loss or damage.

    Participants will have to sign an Indemnity form before starting this trip.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Leh Airport
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    Drop off point
    Leh Airport
    Mode of transport
    Non AC private vehicle
    Start point
    Rumbak
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    End point
    Stok village
    Time of departure
    10:00 AM
    Time of return
    10:00 AM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    38 hrs
    Total distance covered
    61 km
    Start point elevation
    15826 feet
    Maximum elevation
    20172 feet
    Minimum elevation
    11480 feet
    Average per day distance
    12 km
  • Day 01: Delhi to Leh

    Participants meet at Leh airport and are transferred to the hotel for welcome drinks followed by breakfast. Today is meant for acclimatising, so you'll spend most of the day at leisure. You're welcomet to go out exploring, but make sure you're well rested and hydrated. Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 02: Acclimatising in Leh

    Spend the day visiting Shey and Thiksey monasteries around Leh. Return to hotel for lunch and spend the day exploring the Leh market. Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 03: Leh to Rumbak

    Today the team takes a 2-hour drive to Zingchen, passing Leh airstrip, the Spituk Gompa, and going over the Indus river. There is a bumpy section to Zingchen from where the trek begins. The trail leads along a stream, crossing the pastures of Rumbak and onward to the campsite. This 4-5 hour trek helps acclimatising. Overnight at the campsite.
    /Trekking Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashimir Adventure High Altitude Trek through vast undulating meadows offering sweeping views of the landscape.

    Day 04: Trek Rumbak to Mounkarmo

    Today's climb takes you into higher altitudes, and you'll start to feel it. The trek has a steep section winding up to the Stok La pass, but it is followed by a descent into Stok Valley. The campsite is close to Mounkarmo, where you will spend the night.
    /Trekking Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashimir Adventure High Altitude Spen time admiring the spectacular view of endless mountain ranges.

    Day 05: Rest at Mountkarmo

    Today is a rest and acclimatisation day as you're in fairly high altitudes right now. You'll join the group in a short climb of about 3 hours into a side valley, which will give you some experience with heigh gain. Return to camp by late afternoon in time for a hot lunch. Spend the rest of the day relaxing. Overnight at camp.
    /Trekking Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashimir Adventure High Altitude Enjoy magnificent views of the Ladakhi landscape.

    Day 06: Trek Mounkarmo to Stok Kangri Base Camp

    Today you'll follow the trail up to Stok Kangri base camp. This is a busy trail ending in a big meadow where other climbers from around the world are preparing for their climb too. It's a great place to feel the pre-summit buzz and excitement. After lunch, the team will do a short steep hike to gain some altitude experience and keep you in fighting form for the rest of the trekking. Overnight at camp.

    Day 07: Prep Day

    Today the first half of the day is spent checking your gear and prepping for the next day's climb. The team will check your equipment and make sure you have everything you need for the summit attempt. You'll be departing for the summit in the dark hours of the morning, so you're advised to get some rest and go to sleep early.
    /Trekking Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashimir Adventure High Altitude Watch your steps while you trek through narrow ridges and steep slopes.

    Day 08: Summit Day! k Kangri (6150m) and back to Base camp. 12 to 15 hrs.

    Today is the toughest day of the trip! With a good 12-15 hour trek ahead, this day can really test your endurance. The climb starts in the middle of the night, in darkness. You'll set out in the dark, along with other trekkers, ascending steeply until you cross the glacier. From here, it's another steep climb to summit ridge. You'll have to scramble over rocks and moraine until the summit of Stok Kangri. There are stunning views at the top, but the real thrill is reaching the summit with other trekkers, after the long climb you've made. You'll rest for some time, celebrate your victory, and then begin the descent back. You can imagine the mood at the campsite at night.
    /Trekking Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashimir Adventure High Altitude Trek on steep mountains covered with white snow.

    Day 09: Trek to Stok village and drive to Leh 6 to 7 hrs trek and 1 hr drive.

    Today you'll leave Stok Valley behind and trek to the village where vehicles await. A short drive later, you'll be checking into your hotel. You can wash up and head out for some last minute shopping if you like, or just take it easy. Spend the night in the hotel, where you'll be glad to have a pillow and mattress.

    Day 10: Fly to Delhi

    Participants head to Leh airport and catch morning flights for their return journey.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Delhi
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    10:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    06:30 AM

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Rumbak
    Day start time
    06:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 km
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Rumbak
    End point
    Mounkarmo
    Day start time
    06:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 km
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Mounkarmo
    End point
    Mounkarmo
    Day start time
    06:30 AM

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Mounkarmo
    End point
    Stok Kangri Base Camp
    Day start time
    06:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    8 km
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Stok Kangri Base Camp
    End point
    Stok Kangri Base Camp
    Day start time
    06:30 AM

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Stok Kangri Base Camp
    End point
    Stok Kangri Base Camp
    Day start time
    06:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    15 km
    Trekking time
    15 hrs

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Stok Kangri Base Camp
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    06:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 km
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 10 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Delhi
    Day start time
    06:30 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • All travel from arrival at Leh airport on Day 01 till drop at Leh airport on Day 10
    • All arrangements for staying and camping while on the trip
    • Accommodation on twin share basis in tents/rest houses/hotels
    • Meals a specified
    • Professional guide fee, sanctuary fee/royalty/permits where applicable
    • All trekking arrangements with India’s most experienced guiding team, camp staff, cook etc
      Excludes
    • Delhi-Leh-Delhi airfare
    • Railway station/airport transfers in Delhi
    • Any stay and meals in Delhi
    • Sleeping bag
    • Items of personal clothing
    • Beverages at the Leh hotel
    • Individual climbing equipment
    • Expenses of a personal nature like laundry, phone calls, alcohol, cigarettes, insurance, camera fee
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
    • Personal climbing equipment can be hired in Leh ( Budget on spending Rs 3000/- on rental)
    • Jain food can be arranged if advance request is given.

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Regular clothes for the trip
    • Thermal innerwears/long Johns (Upper + lowers)
    • Quick dry trousers shirt/t-shirt
    • Warm fleece/jacket
    • Insulating layers
    • Down clothing (optional)
    • Wind protection and rain protection gear
    • Hands (gloves – 2 pair woollens + 1 pair with hard shell)
    • Feet (socks – 1/2 pair nylon + 2/3 pairs cotton/woollen)
    • Head (balaclavas / woollen, sun hat, bandana etc.)
      What not to Wear
    • Jewellery and expensive gadgets
    • Brand new shoes (Can cause severe blisters)

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • All camping arrangements
    • Tents on twin sharing basis
    • Rubber sleeping mats/Karri mats
    • Mess tents
      You need to get
    • A day pack which one needs to carry oneself
    • A tough duffel bag/rucksack/soft travel bag which gets loaded on mules
    • Sleeping bag (-5 deg C or lower)
    • Ankle high trekking/climbing boots (which can take crampons) – [Important]
    • Sunglasses
    • Sandals for the camp
    • Headlamp/torchlight
    • Trekking poles
    • Water bottle – should have atleast 2 lts for the summit attempt
    • Personal toiletries: toothbrush, comb, sunscreen, lip balm etc.
    • Personal recreation-camera and film, books, music, cards etc.

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 01: Delhi to Leh

    Hotel accommodation.

    Sleep in clean and comfortable rooms on sharing basis.

    Day 02: Acclimatising in Leh

    Hotel accommodation.

    Sleep in clean and comfortable rooms on sharing basis.

    Day 03: Leh to Rumbak

    Tented accommodation

    Camp in sturdy tents in the Himalayan wilderness.

    Day 04: Trek Rumbak to Mounkarmo

    Tented accommodation

    Camp in sturdy tents in the Himalayan wilderness.

    Day 05: Rest at Mountkarmo

    Tented accommodation

    Camp in sturdy tents in the Himalayan wilderness.

    Day 06: Trek Mounkarmo to Stok Kangri Base Camp

    Tented accommodation

    Camp in sturdy tents in the Himalayan wilderness.

    Day 07: Prep Day

    Tented accommodation

    Camp in sturdy tents in the Himalayan wilderness.

    Day 08: Summit Day! k Kangri (6150m) and back to Base camp. 12 to 15 hrs.

    Tented accommodation

    Camp in sturdy tents in the Himalayan wilderness.

    Day 09: Trek to Stok village and drive to Leh 6 to 7 hrs trek and 1 hr drive.

    Hotel accommodation.

    Sleep in clean and comfortable rooms on sharing basis.

    Day 10: Fly to Delhi

    Trip ends before nightfall.

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