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  • Trip introduction

    Summit the highest mountain peak in the Stok range of Ladakh on this action-packed, challenging trek to the peak of Mt. Stok Kangri. A fast-paced adventure, this trek takes you over thick snowy glaciers, steep rocky inclines and barren grey trails. At an altitude of more than 20,000 feet, you'll reach the summit of Mt. Stok Kangri, a bucket-list item for many adventure junkies. At the top, panoramic views of the snow-stormed landscape await, with towering peaks peeking over the clouds. The only trek to this altitude that doesn't require mountaineering or technical expertise, the Stok Kangri trek is an adventure of a lifetime.

    Destination

    Stok Kangri is a snow-laden peak that is often visible from Leh city as a single tall mountain reaching towards the sky. In the months of summer, the snow cover in the lower parts of the mountain melts away, allowing trekkers to summit the peak without any technical expertise. However, the trek remains quite challenging and serves as an introduction to high-altitude trekking and amateur mountaineering. In the months of winter, the barren and cold desert swamps the mountain with snow, allowing only experienced climbers with technical expertise to reach the peak.

    This itinerary for the Stok Kangri trek gives you plenty of time to learn and acclimatize to the high-altitude before attempting the summit. After hours of trekking under the night sky on summit day, you'll reach the peak to be rewarding with enthralling views of a sunrise over the Karakoram and Zanskar mountain ranges.

    Destination highlights

    Sign up for a challenging trek in Ladakh, the Stok Kangri trek. | Get introduced to high-altitude trekking and learn to use crampons and ice axes. | Climb up to 20,000 feet without any technical or mountaineering skills. | Get remarkable views of Ladakhi mountains in the Stok range.

    Activity Details

    11473

    20190

    11473

    41 kms

    31 hrs

    8 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Stok Kangri trek: Arrive in Leh

    Land at the Leh Airport and take a taxi to reach your hotel in the city. Here, you'll check-in and freshen up after a long flight and take some rest. In the evening, gather with the rest of your group for a short briefing session led by the trek leader. You'll learn about the climate and itinerary for your upcoming trek, along with important safety protocols. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Arrive in Leh and spend the day at leisure. After the evening briefing with your trek leader, you can visit the local marketplace to pick-up any last minute essentials that you may have missed. You'll be accommodated in a hotel at Leh. No meals are included in today's meal package.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Leh

    Leh

    10:00 AM

    Food

    No meals are provided today

    Veg|Egg
    Day 2 of the Stok Kangri trek: Day at Leh
    Day 3 of the Stok Kangri trek: Leh to Chang Ma
    Day 4 of the Stok Kangri trek: Chang Ma to Mankorma
    Day 5 of the Stok Kangri trek: Mankorma to Stok Kangri base camp
    Day 6 of the Stok Kangri trek: Day at Stok Kangri base camp
    Day 7 of the Stok Kangri trek: Day trek to Stok Kangri peak
    Day 8 of the Stok Kangri trek: Stok Kangri base camp to Leh
    Day 9 of the Stok Kangri trek: Depart from Leh
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    Reviews

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      The coordinators are extremely helpful. They go to extra lengths for helping you in figuring out where do you want to go and will be there with you at every step whenever you need them. Amazing service, I wanted to book a last minute ticket, I didn't think I'd get any good treks, but they sorted me out. Highly recommended.

    • Rated : 4

      27-03-2020

      The team is great. They properly guide you so that you can make the most out of your trip. They are very helpful and quick in resolving any of your queries. And the trip was amazing too. The way it was all planned was great. We didn't have to worry about anything. The guides with us on the trek were also very cooperative. The team makes sure that you have everything you need. Recommended 10/10 ❤️

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'Booked the Kedarkantha Trek with The Great Next and had an absolutely great experience. Everything from the booking process to the actual trek went extremely smoothly. The guides were extremely supportive and motivating. They made sure that we made it to the summit even though the weather was bad. The food too was great for mountain standards- how they managed to serve deserts like Gulab Jamun at the altitude of 10,000 feet will always be a mystery to me. Looking forward to my next adventure with the TGN Team!'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'We booked a trip to Nagtibba trek in feb thru TGN. The trip was very good. We had a very great time. The guide offered by TGN was very experienced. Special thanks to Harshal, TGN member. He helped us a lot. He was always there to answer our queries. He is very supportive and professional guy.'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      On trek best arrangement what can be offered.

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      Best trekking experience of Nagtibba. Well organized. Decent rates. Thankyou the great next.

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      I've had an amazing and smooth experience with the great next since my first trek in Uttrakhand. The great next aggregates the best experiences from multiple qualified and safe partners, so they always have multiple options. In terms of pricing i've had cheaper rates than the actual trip organizer. From bungee jumping in Nepal to trekking in snow in Uttrakhand, it has been all smooth for me till now. I will take a moment to thank Harshal for being my go to person for planning solo travels. He goes out of his way to ensure that I experience the best wherever i'm travelling, even if he doesn't have a partner organizer in the region he gives his honest recommendations. So don't hesitate to give them a call if you're looking for something off beat or adventurous.

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'We availed the services of TGN in Dec, 2018 for our trek to Kuari Pass. I must say it was a lovely experience like all the pervious ones (Valley of flowers, Hampta Pass, Kedarkahtha) we have had with TGN. We were extremely impressed with the stay at Josimath. Himalayan Abode is surely an amazing place to stay, all the rooms have tastefully done interiors and the service is really homely and top notch. Coming to the trek itself it was a lovely trek made better by the able guide provided to us and the stay in the tents at the hills was also comfortable with friendly people managing the services. Would like to give a special thanks to Venkat who has been my point of contact at TGN, for all the treks I have booked. It's always comforting to know that he would be able to come up with the best trekking options available.... '

    • Rated : 4

      27-03-2020

      the service is good and the payment process is smooth. but they are just aggregators and you will be pooled to other service providers. I need to go on long treks to experience more about The Great Next services

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      It was a phenomenal experience. My first trek and it was way above my expectations. You guys were so warm and friendly, it felt like we've known each other for a long time. Thankyou for making my first experience a memorable one.

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      Very well organised. Ours was a last minute request but they were very helpful in arranging it seamlessly. The entire trek was very smooth. What was promised was delivered. The food could have been better but I am not complaining. On the whole a great experience.

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      Very polite and trained leads. Service was fantastic, food was on point. The trek was beautifully crafted by them. Can't wait for my next trip

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      Trekking on new year's eve was an amazing experience. Adding to that thanks to the great next for making the overall experience wonderful. Supportive staff, good guides and the facilities were also nice. Keep up the good work

    • Rated : 1

      27-03-2020

      Pathetic experience. They are broker they dont do anything . These guys just do the tie up with local treakking group who are responcible for all the activitites. They tie up with cheaper treakking group and they provide worst quality of food, worst tent, worst and dirty sleeping bags .

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'The experience with The Great Next was amazing, start from the planning part to the last day of the trek. The spokesperson was easily accessible and was more than happy to answer any question.. All the do's and dont's were clearly explained right before the trek.. Everything was well arranged , supportive local staff , beautiful memories! It was just perfect..!! A trek to be remember always. Kudos to The Great next for the well-arranged trek. Looking forward for my trek with The Great Next.'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      We've 5 day for frozen river trek.its a great experience. With good team and good take care from the staff make this trip is memorable journey for me.( 5star for food, tents and sleeping bags��.)

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'Wonderful !!! shout-out to my man Mr. Venkat for arranging the best trekking experience..'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'Honestly the experience was quite amazing and totally satisfied. Provided with premium quality of services and very responsive to the queries. It was my first time Manali trek with TGN and it was really a memorable experience for me. The quality of food, tents and all the amenities were quite satisfactory. Venkat, frankly speaking you're very responsive.. thank you Venkat for your support.. thank you TheGreatNext'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      TGN has a very sophisticated and concise web page along with many optional details and information. This is one of the few sites that provides information about the operator. All the operators they recommend are safe, well-trained and reliable. They are easily accessible and offer reasonable deals. I've booked a trekking and river rafting trip with them already, and it was a very good experience. I'll always choose The Great Next to plan my adventure trips.

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'The Great next is a great platform to discover, explore and book some of the best trails and treks nature has to offer! Although our trek group was managed by the amazing 'Renok adventures' , it was the great next that put us through to them. Thank you !'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'When I bored of daily routines and surfing for some exciting trips or outings, I came across this website. I gave them my contact details and soon I got a prompt call from Mr.Raul from TGN. From then to till end of the trek they guided. coordination is appreciable. And trip was amazing with crazy trekmates and trek leads. It was one of my best well spent weekend. I would love to suggest TGN to you too...'

  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 24 days before departure of the Stok Kangri trek: 95% refund.

    For cancellations made 14-24 days before departure of the Stok Kangri trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made 10-13 days before departure of the Stok Kangri trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 10 days before departure of the Stok Kangri trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds are processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

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

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

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs or tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the Stok Kangri trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Stok Kangri trek to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. Any costs arising due to such a change in the itinerary are borne by the traveller.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life and property during the Stok Kangri trek.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements between Leh and Stok village in a private, non-AC vehicle

    • Accommodation in a hotel at Leh for 3 nights on triple-sharing basis
    • Accommodation in tents while trekking for 5 nights on twin-sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bag, mattress
    • Common kitchen/dining and washroom tent
    • All veg meals from lunch on day 3 to lunch on day 8
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any
    • All government permits and charges
    • Services of experienced trek leader and support staff
    • First aid kit (including oxygen cylinder, stretcher)
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Leh

    • All meals during the stay in Leh
    • Services of mules to carry personal luggage (arranged at INR 2,700 per person, per rucksack of maximum 11 kgs; if booked in advance)
    • Entry fees and charges at sightseeing locations
    • Personal expenses such as extra meals, beverages, gear, tips to staff
    • Costs due to unforeseen circumstances such as natural calamities, bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Adventure insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Synthetic trek pants
    • Non-cotton full sleeved t-shirts
    • Fleece t-shirts
    • Fleece jacket or woollen sweater
    • Down feather/hollofil jacket
    • Thermal inner-wear
    • Poncho or raincoat
    • Woollen cap
    • Balaclava and neck gaiter
    • UV protected dark sunglasses
    • Trekking shoes (waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
    • Cotton socks
    • Woollen socks
    • Waterproof gloves
    • Not to wear - Shorts, fitting denims, capris
    • Expensive jewellery or watches

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bag, mattress
    • Common kitchen/dining and washroom tent
    • Private vehicle for transport between Leh and Stok village
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any
    • First aid kit (including oxygen cylinder, stretcher)

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (50+ litres) with rain-cover
    • Daypack (20+ litres) with rain-cover
    • Walking stick/trekking pole
    • Headlamp/torch (with batteries)
    • Water bottles
    • Dry snacks (energy bars, Electral etc.)
    • Cold cream and moisturiser
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Personal toiletries
    • Toilet paper and wet wipes
    • Quick dry towel
    • Dark sunglasses

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, or a personal first-aid kit.