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Stok Kangri Located in Ladakh, Jammu, and Kashmir. It is one of the most toughest & dauntless Trekkings in India. a known summit in the Indian Himalayas. At 20,500 feet Stok Kangri is the also the highest trekable summit in India (6,153 m) No doubt it is the most beautiful and amazing place to go but in reality, only a few people are able to complete the whole trekking while many returns back without completing it. you are going to do two very high altitude treks back to back. This requires a high order of physical fitness, for which preparation needs to start a couple of months in advance. The reason behind its difficulty is its Height, which is almost 70% of the Mount Everest. Many Explorers suggest completing the journey in Five Days to reduce the cost. But this might be dangerous as your body needs proper acclimatization. The traveler season in Ladakh is short, enduring just from June to September before the streets get hindered by snow, making go around the locale practically unimaginable. However, amid these four months, it turns into an explorer's heaven, with guest numbers blasting as of late following a quieting of many years of political agitation amongst India and Pakistan, which has long kept remote explorers far from the challenged Jammu and Kashmir state.
Trip Type: Trekking Adventures
Duration: 9 Days | Leh-Stok Kangri-Leh
Maximum Elevation: 20,500 ft.
Region: Leh-Ladakh, Indian Himalaya
Best Trekking season: June- September
Group Size: 5 to 15 + Explore Himalaya Team
How to Reach Leh For Stok Kangri Trek:
Jet Airways, Go Air and Air India provide daily (once every day) flight service between New Delhi and Leh. In the summer season, the services may even be provided twice a day. However, if you plan a trip to this area of the country, you must try to book your tickets well in advance. This might even cut down the prices which may be levied on booking at the last time. You would enjoy the flight as you would flyover many untouched areas and even some mountain ranges. The aerial view is just fascinating and gives a great start to your tour. Explore Himalaya has competitive airfares to get you to the starting point of your chosen adventure. Contact Us For a Full quotation including Air fares and any additional travel you wish to organize pre or post tour.
The road fromManali to Leh is only open in the summers. The road trip by your personal may take you 2 days, but depending on the weather conditions, the travel may also extend to 3 or even 4 days. There are also regular buses from Manali to Leh. Another route to Leh via Srinagar also takes around two days. On this route, you would pass through some lonely yet famous villages like Kargil and Khalsi.
Note: Explore Himalaya expect to carry your personal luggage on your own if you don’t want to carry your backpack so you can give it to the porter, but you have to inform us in advance and have to pay Rs.400/- extra per day per bag.
What to carry for Stok Kangri Trek:
Backpack (60 ltr 70ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps, frame, and backpack cover (line the bag with polyethene). Waterproof Trekking shoes –Mandatory high ankle with good grips, (Recommended Quechua). synthetic /waterproof Track Pants (Do not bring shorts, tight jeans, Capris.) T-shirts full sleeve. 1 Fleece jacket will be a good idea; a woolen sweater would be an alternative. 1 Windproof jacket. 1 Heavy jacket. Thermal Inners. 2 pairs cotton socks and 2 pairs woolen socks. 2 pair waterproof hand gloves. Sun protection cream. Woollen cap/ Balaclava. Sun Cap. Sunglasses – Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected. 15. Head Torch with extra batteries. 2 Water bottle on
litre each. Lip Balm/ cold cream. Toilet kit/ toilet Paper / wipes. Quick dry TowelIt should be light / thin. Personal Medical Kit. Walking Stick – Mandatory (At least one). Gaiters Mandatory.
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You can reach Leh by Air or by road but to reach Leh via road (Srinagar to Leh/Manali to Leh) is itself a trek, as it takes many days and drains out your vital energy. All major airlines have flights operational from New Delhi, Jammu and Srinagar and the view of Himalayan peaks from flight is amazing. You can reach Leh in the morning to board the guest house and explore the city or reach at night and take rest. Have a delicious dinner and retire for the night.
After a hot cup of tea in morning. Enjoy your healthy breakfast. The scenic and cultural beauty of Leh and its surrounding will make you fall in love with nature. It is vital to acclimatize after arriving at Leh before you go out to higher altitudes. For getting used to such altitudes, start off with a little bit of exercise and stretches, as cold tends to slow down your body movements. Explore the city on foot, Enjoy the most beautiful mornings. Overnight stay in guest house.
After breakfast, Explore Himalaya.org tour guide will give you briefing on the activities ahead. The trekking starts with a drive to Stok village. During the ride you will come across many beautiful and exotic scenes full of lush green trees and colourful flowers. Stok village is situated to the south of Leh and is well known for its royal places and the King of Ladakh who resides here. After a trek of around 4 hours, we will reach Chang Ma our last destination for the Day. Come back for dinner and overnight stay in Camp.
In Today Trek we will traverse through the rough and barren Landscape of Ladakh. The Landscape is astonishingly beautiful, and the huge mountain add glory to it. Grey barren Lands make Ladakh the Highest cold desert on the planet. You will have to pass many small streams, putting your leg into icy cold water is thrilling. Today's trek is fairly easy, you can reach Mankorma in 3 hours. Enjoy the sizzling dinner and overnight stay in Camp.
After Healthy breakfast, we will start our journey to Stok Kangri Base Camp. Its 5 Hour Trekking Journey and the trek is beautiful in its own way. The area has many water bodies around it, and when the sun rays fall on it, they sparkle like a diamonds. Reach the base camp temperature here is considerably less than the other places in the trek after having lunch and an hour of rest, go the nearby mountain peaks of Gulap Kangri, Parcha Kangri and Many others this will make your day and prepare you for the final expedition
Today you can enjoy the time by visiting nearby areas and knowing the Place to a much better extent. But don't take this rest day to sit inside your camp. It is very important to know about every aspect of teamwork and the techniques involved in climbing a peak filled with snow. Your trek leader will guide you for the upcoming climb. Snow trekking boots are necessary as it is slippery on the outside. Your guide will brief you about the trek plan or the next few days, remember it clearly. After the end of the training period, you will have enough time to take rest. The upcoming expedition will surely be highly challenging but will provide immense joy and self-confidence when you make it to the summit.
It is the day when we will climb to the apex of the mountain. At base camp there are many trekking groups, so you can interact with any of these groups. Waking up early is crucial for determining the start time. The route goes through glaciers, then through period of ascent and descent and finally comes to the Stok Kangri ridge. Avoid drinking too much of water. the route will start off with a steep and quite tall ascent and the first few hours will be tough. The return to the base camp follows the same route, but you should be extremely cautious and extra careful this time. Reach base camp overnight stay and dinner at camp
This is the final day of your fantastic trekking vacation; the unbelievable journey which had all the elements of a high altitude trekking will be over after this day. The first-hand mountaineering and expedition experience it provides is comparable to none. Heading out of the base camp, the trip ends in Leh.
The morning brings us to an end of a wonderful trip. You will be required to checkout from Hotel. Follow up on your departure arrangements and take home the sweet memories of Leh-Ladakh.