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  • Trip introduction

    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.

    Destination

    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.

    Destination highlights

    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.

    Activity Details

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    68 km

    35 hrs

    10-12 km

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

    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.

    Hotel accommodation

    Accommodation in a good quality neat and clean hotel/ guest house with basic amenities on single/double occupancy.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Leh

    Leh

    11:00 AM

    Food

    Breakfast

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Stok Kangri trek: Explore Leh
    Day 3 of the Stok Kangri trek: Leh-Matho-Gangpochey
    Day 4 of the Stok Kangri trek: Gangpochey-Mankarmo
    Day 5 of the Stok Kangri trek: Mankarmo-Stok Base Camp
    Day 6 of the Stok Kangri trek: Base Camp Acclimatisation
    Day 7 of the Stok Kangri trek: Base camp-Stok Kangri
    Day 8 of the Stok Kangri trek: Contingency day
    Day 9 of the Stok Kangri trek: Stok base camp-Stok village-Leh
    Day 10 of the Stok Kangri trek: Leh departure
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  • Cancellation policy

    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

    Rules on trip

    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.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, the operator will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life.

    If due to bad weather, sickness, natural calamity or any other personal reasons, the itinerary of this trip is changed, the extra charges for accommodation, transport, etc, will be borne by the guests. The same will be applicable if a guest decides to change the itinerary due to personal reasons, injury, or bad health.

    Participants will be required to fill up an indemnity form before the trek to Stok Kangri. You are requested to inform the operator if you're suffering from any major ailment and submit your health certificate.

    All fixed departure trips will be run according to a fixed schedule and standard services. In case of individual requirements, the operator may not be able to entertain the request or may have to charge additional amounts. Please be aware of this fact.
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    • Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh High Altitude Trekking Adventure Himalayas
    • Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh High Altitude Trekking Adventure Himalayas
    • Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh High Altitude Trekking Adventure Himalayas
    • Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh High Altitude Trekking Adventure Himalayas
    • Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh High Altitude Trekking Adventure Himalayas
    • Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh High Altitude Trekking Adventure Himalayas
    • Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh High Altitude Trekking Adventure Himalayas
    • Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh High Altitude Trekking Adventure Himalayas
    • Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh High Altitude Trekking Adventure Himalayas
    • Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh High Altitude Trekking Adventure Himalayas
    • Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh High Altitude Trekking Adventure Himalayas
    • Stok Kangri Leh Ladakh High Altitude Trekking Adventure Himalayas
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport from Leh-Matho and Stok Village to Leh

    • Accommodation in twin-sharing hotel room in Leh for 3 nights
    • Accommodation in twin-sharing alpine tents for 5 nights
    • Warm, clean sleeping bags and mattresses
    • Kitchen/dining tent
    • Camping tables and stools
    • Separate toilet tents for men and women
    • Breakfast only on Day 1, 2, and 9 in Leh
    • All meals from Day 3 to Day 8 on trek
    • Professional guides (2 guides for 15 trekkers) and camping crew
    • Porter/mules for all camping equipment
    • Entry charge and camping fees, if any
    • Oxygen cylinder
    • First Aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Lunches and dinners in Leh

    • Any transport or accommodation not mentioned in inclusions
    • Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag (can be arranged for INR 840 per day, per bag)
    • Any meals/services not mentioned above
    • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
    • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
    • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
    • Insurance
    • Any sightseeing, shopping in Leh
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Dry fit shirts and trousers 4 pairs
    • Fleece jacket
    • Gloves
    • Boots
    • Warm socks (lots of extra pairs)
    • Camp shoes/sport sandals
    • Water and wind proof jacket
    • Water- and wind-proof trousers
    • Thermal top and bottom 3 pairs
    • Day wear shirt x2 or 3
    • Not to wear - Jewellery and expensive gadgets
    • Suitcases or hard trolley luggage

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • 3/4 season imported alpine tents
    • Fresh and clean sleeping bags of very good quality
    • Good quality camping mattresses
    • Camping stools
    • Mess tent
    • Toilet tents (2) with portable toilet seats
    • First aid/medical kit

    You need to get

    • Day pack (25ltrs)
    • Balaclava and buff
    • Toilet paper
    • Two 1 ltr water bottles (preferably thermos flasks)
    • Lip balm
    • Torch with extra batteries
    • Water purification solution/tablets
    • Body moisturizer
    • Down booties
    • Body powder/anti-fungal (feet and body)
    • Boots
    • Sun cap
    • Sun screen lotion
    • Sunglasses
    • Head torch with extra batteries
    • Toiletries
    • Small light towel and napkin
    • Carry rain cover for your bags
    • Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in case of heavy rain
    • Camera with extra batteries
    • Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack

    Medical Kit

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