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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

    Activity Details

    15826

    20172

    11480

    61 km

    38 hrs

    12 km

    Trip details
  • 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.

    Hotel accommodation.

    Sleep in clean and comfortable rooms on sharing basis.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Delhi

    Leh

    10:00 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Veg
    Day 02: Acclimatising in Leh
    Day 03: Leh to Rumbak
    Day 04: Trek Rumbak to Mounkarmo
    Day 05: Rest at Mountkarmo
    Day 06: Trek Mounkarmo to Stok Kangri Base Camp
    Day 07: Prep Day
    Day 08: Summit Day! k Kangri (6150m) and back to Base camp. 12 to 15 hrs.
    Day 09: Trek to Stok village and drive to Leh 6 to 7 hrs trek and 1 hr drive.
    Day 10: Fly to Delhi
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  • 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.

    Rules on 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.

    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.
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    • Trekking Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashimir Adventure High Altitude
    • Trekking Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashimir Adventure High Altitude
    • Trekking Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashimir Adventure High Altitude
    • Trekking Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashimir Adventure High Altitude
    • Trekking Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashimir Adventure High Altitude
    • Trekking Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashimir Adventure High Altitude
    • Trekking Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashimir Adventure High Altitude
    • Trekking Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashimir Adventure High Altitude
    • Trekking Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashimir Adventure High Altitude
    • Trekking Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashimir Adventure High Altitude
    • Trekking Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashimir Adventure High Altitude
    • Trekking Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashimir Adventure High Altitude
  • 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.)
    • Not to wear - Jewellery and expensive gadgets
    • Brand new shoes (Can cause severe blisters)

    What not to Wear

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

    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.