7-day Stok Kangri Trek

One of the more challenging treks in Ladakh, this Stok Kangri trek is not for the faint-hearted. Over a 7-day itinerary, you'll find yourself trekking through patches of thick snow as you gaze at a horizon lined with the snow-capped mountains of the Stok range. Your efforts will be rewarded as you climb up to an altitude of 20,187 feet and summit the Stok Kangri peak to get breathtaking views of the desolate Indus Valley. This is one of the few treks in the Himalayas that takes you to altitudes above 18,000 feet without requiring any mountaineering equipment.

On this trek to Stok Kangri, you'll trek through a difficult trail, often swamped with snow. It is recommended that only trekkers with prior experience of high-altitude trekking attempt this trek.

Destination

Located inside the Hemis National Park, the Stok Kangri peak is the highest mountain in the Stok range. The peak attracts trekking enthusiasts without any mountaineering experience that are looking to embark on a high-altitude trek in Ladakh. From the summit of the peak, you can get unfiltered views of snow-capped peaks in the Karakoram range, the Zanskar range as well as the Indus Valley and the Leh city.

Destination highlights

Climb up 20,187 feet on a trek to Stok Kangri. | Embark on a challenging, high-altitude trek in Ladakh. | Stay in tents pitched at campsites with breathtaking views. | Explore the city of Leh and its enchanting Tibetan marketplace.

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25 hrs

10 kms

Homestay in Leh

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Homestay in Leh

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Stok Village

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00:05

16:00

Arrive in Leh and check-in to the homestay in the city. Due to the high altitude of 11,500 feet, Leh requires that travellers spend the first two days acclimatizing to the climate and weather. Make sure to eat frequent meals, hydrate regularly and take short walks. Overnight at Leh in homestay.

Overnight at Leh in homestay.

Arrive at Leh and check-in to your homestay. Today's meal package includes dinner in the night. However, you can visit any of the restaurants in Leh to have lunch at an additional cost. You'll be accommodated at Leh in a comfortable homestay.

Food

Dinner

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Day 1 Milestone

Leh

Leh

12:00 PM

Today, you'll spend the day exploring the beautiful city of Leh. You can visit surrounding places of interest like the Shanti Stupa and Leh palace or take a trip to the local marketplace to do some last minute shopping. Overnight at Leh in homestay.

Overnight at Leh in homestay.

Take a trip around Leh and visit a few places of interest in the city. Today's package includes breakfast and dinner. However, you can visit any of the restaurants in Leh to have lunch at an additional cost. You'll be accommodated at Leh in a comfortable homestay.

Food

Breakfast | Dinner

Veg

Day 2 Milestone

Leh

Leh

06:00 AM

On the first day of your trek, you'll begin with a short drive from Leh city to the nearby village of Stok. Here, you'll disembark and continue the rest of the journey on foot. Your 6-hr trek to the Mankorma campsite will take you up close to the barren and rugged landscapes that have made Ladakh such a famous destination among nature lovers. Overnight at Mankorma in tents.

Overnight at Mankorma in tents.

Board an SUV or similar vehicle and drive up to the Stok Village, and trek to Mankorma. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll be accommodated at Mankorma in alpine tents on a twin-sharing basis. Sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided for a restful night's sleep. The campsite is equipped with common kitchen tents and dry-pit toilets.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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Day 3 Milestone

Leh

Mankorma

06:00 AM

Today's trek wil take you to the base camp of Stok Kangri. Marking an increase in altitude, you'll trek on a short route of 4 kms but patches of strenous hiking will slow down your pace. The snow-capped mountains in the Stok range will keep you company throughout the trek. Overnight at Stok Kangri base camp in tents.

Overnight at Stok Kangri base camp in tents.

Begin trekking from Mankorma and head towards today's destination of the Stok Kangri base camp. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll be accommodated at the Stok Kangri base camp in alpine tents on a twin-sharing basis. Sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided for a restful night's sleep. The campsite is equipped with common kitchen tents and dry-pit toilets.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Veg

Day 4 Milestone

Mankorma

Stok Kangri base camp

06:00 AM

Today's the big day, the day you trek to the top of Stok Kangri peak. You'll begin the day's adventure early in the morning and set out on the most challenging trail of the trek. You'll hike across patches of thick snow and might need to use crampons to get through some of the difficult sections of the trek.

You'll summit the Stok Kangri peak and spend some time celebrating your achievement and taking in the breathtaking views of surrounding peaks. Head back down to the base camp after an hour or so at the peak. Overnight at Stok Kangri base camp in tents.

Overnight at Stok Kangri base camp in tents.

Embark on a day trek to summit the Stok Kangri peak and return to the base camp. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll be accommodated at the Stok Kangri base camp in alpine tents on a twin-sharing basis.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Veg

Day 5 Milestone

Stok Kangri base camp

Stok Kangri base camp

06:00 AM

Beginning your return trek back to Leh, you'll set out from the Stok Kangri base camp and retrace your steps back to the Stok Village. Here, vehicles will be waiting to drive you back to Leh city. Overnight in Leh at homestay.

Overnight at Leh in homestay.

Retrace your steps back to the Stok Village and board vehicles to Leh. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll be accommodated at Leh in a comfortable homestay.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Veg

Day 6 Milestone

Stok Kangri base camp

Leh

06:00 AM

Wake up and check out of the homestay in Leh. Your trip ends here.

Your trip ends before nightfall.

Check out of your homestay after breakfast. Your trip ends here.

Food

Breakfast

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Day 7 Milestone

Leh

Leh

06:00 AM

Includes / Excludes

Includes

  • Travel arrangements in SUV or similar vehicle from Leh-Leh
  • Any technical equipment required for the trek
  • All equipment required for camping
  • Sleeping bags, alpine tents and mattresses
  • Common kitchen tents and toilets (dry pit)
  • Accommodation in homestay and alpine tents on twin-sharing basis
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 7 (except lunch on Day 1 and 2)
  • Services of an experienced trek leader and camping crew
  • One or two porters to carry common camping equipment and personal luggage
  • Permit charges, entry fees and camping charges
  • First aid kit (oxygen cylinders at campsites)
  • All applicable taxes

Excludes

  • Travel costs between base city and Leh
  • Airport transfers in Leh
  • Lunch on Day 1 and 2
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
  • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
  • Adventure travel or medical insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

What to Wear

What to Wear

  • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
  • Trekking footwear
  • Windcheater or jacket
  • Woollen socks and gloves
  • Woollen scarf and muffler
  • Sweater and thermal wear
  • Gumboots and gaiters
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Shirt/t-shirt and track pants
  • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery and gadgets
  • Hard luggage like suitcases, trolley bags etc.
  • Denims, jeans, capris and shorts
  • Sandals and floaters

What not to Wear

  • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
  • Restrictive clothing
  • Flip-flops

Equipment / Gear

We Provide

  • SUV or similar vehicle for transport from Leh-Leh
  • Any technical equipment required for the trek
  • All equipment required for camping
  • Sleeping bags, alpine tents and mattresses
  • Common kitchen tents and toilets (dry pit)
  • First aid kit (oxygen cylinders at campsites)

You need to get

  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • ID proof
  • Trekking poles or walking stick
  • Gaiters
  • Knee cap (optional)
  • Sunglasses (polarised, anti-glare)
  • Insect repellent
  • Napkins
  • Water bottle
  • Torch (with extra batteries)
  • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
  • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)
  • Personal toiletries

Medical Kit

  • Specific personal or prescribed medication
  • Personal first-aid kit

Cancellation policy

For cancellations made 45 days or more before departure of the Stok Kangri trek: 80% refund.

For cancellations made 44-30 days before departure of the Stok Kangri trek: 70% refund.

For cancellations made 29-14 days before departure of the Stok Kangri trek: 40% refund.

For cancellations made less than 14 days before departure of the Stok Kangri: No refund.

No show: No refund.

All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges. 

Rules on trip

Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Stok Kangri.

Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek.

Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to Stok Kangri to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff.

Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.