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This mountain adventure takes you into the mystic heights of Stok Kangri, the highest peak in the Stok range. At an incredible height of 20,000 feet, a successful summit of Stok Kangri wins you instant bragging rights!
The first two days of the Stok Kangri trek are scheduled for you to explore the scenic town of Leh, allowing you to acclimatise to the elevation. The early section of the trek takes you through beautiful mountain scenery, and you'll camp at gorgeous campsites. From base camp, the trek to Stok Kangri becomes steep and the air thins, posing a thrilling challenge for trekkers. On the day of your summit attempt, you'll start trekking at 1 a.m., using headlamps in the darkness. This is a real adventure! The mountains look completely different at night, with the sounds of nocturnal animals all around. You can expect to negotiate boulders and scree-laden ridges for this section. The sun rises as you approach the summit, lighting up the glaciers and peaks around you, making this one of the most memorable experiences of your life.
IMPORTANT: This trek to Stok Kangri is a great choice for moderately experienced trekkers as it doesn't require technical knowledge of mountaineering, but you should have some experience with treks over 13,000 feet.
Stok Kangri is arguably the highest peak in the Himalayas which can be summitted without mountaineering experience. The challenges of thin air, high altitude and unpredictable weather make this an adventure like no other. It offers you the chance to climb to 20,000 feet without technical training.
From the summit, one has an unparalleled view of the Karakoram range, the Zanskar range, and the Ladakh range, as well as of the Indus valley and Leh city.
If you're going on the Stok Kangri trek in May or June, you can expect to see snow, but as the months advance to July or August, there is less snow.
Win your badge of honour as a trekker by climbing to 20,000 feet on this Stok Kangri trek. | Take in unbelievable views of three different mountain ranges from the Stok Kangri summit. | Camp in the starkly beautiful environs of a high-altitude desert. | Visit the charming city of Leh and explore the local sites.
Arrive in Leh and check into a hotel. The first two days of the Stok Kangri trek are planned to ensure that everyone is fully acclimatised to the altitude, and is well rested before the trek. Today there is not much to do. You can take a walk around the market or stay at the hotel and sip tea or coffee all day if you wish. It's a good day to read, admire the views around, or just catch up on sleep and get to know each other.
Accommodation in a good quality neat and clean hotel/ guest house with basic amenities on single/double occupancy.
If you cancel 45 days before departure of the Stok Kangri trek: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.
If you cancel 30-45 days before departure of the Stok Kangri trek: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.
If you cancel 15-30 days before departure of the Stok Kangri trek: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.
If you cancel 15 days or less before departure of the Stok Kangri trek: No refund
The operator has a set of guidelines for the trek to Stok Kangri that must be adhered to based on the tenets of ‘Leave No Trace’ & ‘Tread Light’ policies. These guidelines are very simple and emphasise on travelling in small groups, better planning, understanding impact of camping, proper waste disposal, respecting local cultures, sensitivity towards wildlife and so on.
Participants must adhere to the instructions of the team leader during the Stok Kangri trek.
Smoking, consumption of alcohol, narcotic drugs etc. is strictly prohibited on the Stok Kangri trek.
While trekking participants must follow a proper waste disposal system.