Specialty: Highest trek able peak of India above 6000m
Mount Stok Kangri is one of the main peaks of the Zanskar range standing tall at the height of 20,182 ft. (6,153 m).Mount Stok Kangri is probably one of the finest peaks tailor-made by Mother Nature especially for those who have always aspired to be a climber but have never had the opportunity before. For starters, Stok Kangri is the highest peak (6,153 m) in the Stok range of the Himalayas in the Ladakh region, a land popularly known as the last ‘Shangri-La.’
Day 1: Arrive Leh
The best option to get to Leh is via air. Flights to Leh are scheduled to reach before noon or latest by 3pm. The average temperature in Leh stays around the 10 degree C mark, and during winters it can drop down to a bone chilling -20 degrees C or even lower.
Day 2:- Leh Sight seen
Enjoy the cultural and natural beauty of Leh. Leh is culturally a rich place. There are dozens of monasteries and ancient temples that you can go around. They are located in and around the town. Therefore you would be getting enough time to go around the place in a day.
Day 3:- Leh to Chang Ma (12,950 ft) Trek 5.5 km, 4 hrs
The day starts with a drive to Stok village. At the start of the drive from Leh, you would go through many exotic and beautiful scenes. The drive to the Stok village is an adventurous one and if full of natural beauty and lush green trees. Not much climb to the camp site. It will take around 4 hrs to reach camp site.
Day 4:- Chang Ma to Mankorma (14,300 ft) Trek 3.5 km, 3 hrs
The day starts with breakfast and it will show you the real beauty of Leh and gives you the answer why Leh known as cold desert. Today’s ascent is easy. It will take around almost 3 hrs to reach camp site.
Day 5:- Mankorma to Base camp (16,000 ft) Trek 4 km, 4 hrs
Today’s ascent is moderate to difficult level. Base camp area has a number of water bodies in the form of lakes and water streams. During the day time, you can walk on the upper areas of the campsite and enjoy the views of the surroundings. There are some beautiful peaks like Gulap Kangri, Parcha Kangri and many others.
Day 6:- Acclimatization Day
One of the easy day for trekkers. Your trek leader and guide would let you know about all the different changes in the terrain. You need adequate knowledge and experience to go around the mountains. It is also a day when you would to take enough rest so that you are well prepared for the coming excursion.
Day 7:- Base camp to Stok Kangri back to Base camp (20,180 ft)
You should wakeup early to start the climb. The route goes through glaciers and then comes to steep slopes to the summit ridge. This is a long climb, so you should be mentally strong and prepared psychologically. It would take somewhere between 10 to 12 hours for average climbers. Slow climbers may take another 2 to 3 hours in addition. At the start of the trek, after a couple of hours, you should reach to the summit of the ridge. The summit offers you great views of the area. The wide and open surroundings give you a royal feeling. Towards the north, you would get a view of the Karakoram Range. The Saser Kangri dominates the sky in the north along with the Karakoram, and the Zansker ranges in the south.
Day 08: Base camp to Leh
The trek which included high altitude trekking mountaineering and expedition would finally come to an end after this day. From base camp trek back to Stok via Mankorma. Reach Stok and drive to Leh. Arrive Leh and check in to hotel for overnight stay.
If you are beginner kindly offload your backpack, because trekking with heavy backpack in mountains is not an easy task especially when you are carrying around 8-10 kg uphill.
If you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule/porter.
Charges of offloading backpack 300 per Day. Inform us in advance so
that we can arrange.
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kg. Backpack should have waterproof cover.
Trekking shoes: There will be several slippery patches on the trail, and you will need trekking shoes with good grip. Sports shoes will not be comfortable enough.
Backpack (50-60 liter): A backpack with sturdy straps and a supporting frame. Rain cover for backpack is essential.
Two warm layers: At the campsites, especially the higher ones, the temperature after sundown will drop to around 2-6 degrees. You will need at least three warm layers (two lights layers such as fleece and woolen and one padded jacket) for this trek.
Two trek pants: One pair of pants should suffice for this trek. But you can carry one spare pair in case the first one gets wet. Wear one pair and carry one pair.
Two collared t-shirts: Carry light, full sleeved t-shirts that prevent sun burns on the neck and arms. Again, wear one and carry one.
Thermals (Optional): Those who are more susceptible to cold can carry thermals to wear at night.