Stok Kangri Expedition

Location
:Stok Kangri, Jammu and Kashmir
Season
:Sep
Duration
:9 Days8 Nights
Event Type
:Adventure, Experience
Level
:Yes Its Difficult !
Start From
:Leh.
Ends
:Leh.

Stok Kangri Expedition

Stok Kangri, Jammu and Kashmir
9 Days8 Nights

Event Overview

When people think of adventure trekking, the first place which crosses their mind is the Himalayas. The Himalayan mountain ranges are revered for trekking and mountaineering. Leh, Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir are the places where most of the trekking expeditions originate.

The most exciting and challenging trek in this region is the trek to the Stok Kangri Peak. Stok Kangri is at an amazing height of 20, 080 ft (6, 153 m) and is the highest mountain in the Stok range of Himalayas. It is 24 kms from the district of Leh. Even though the trek is the most glamorous one, it is by no means an easy trek. Only very few people who attempt, succeed to reach the Stok Kangri Peak. People from all over the world come here to endeavour this amazing trek to the summit. The only reason this trek is considered a difficult one is due to the height of the destination, which is almost 70% of the Mt. Everest. And by no likelihood that you can finish the trek in 5 days. Many people suggest completing the journey in five days to reduce the cost. But this might be dangerous as your body needs proper acclimatization. The level of oxygen in the air reduces significantly as you mount higher. And if your body is not prepared for the sudden change in weather, then the trek might be tiring and exhausting. It might mean that you have to return without completing it. Thus, two days is further added to the itinerary. The best months to go for the Stok Kangri Peak trek are July to September.

The process is done in the district of Leh. Following your guide is essential, as he will tell you the whole plan. Acclimatization means preparing your body, so that it can adjust to the climatic changes in high altitude. On third day you will trek to Chang Ma via Stok village. The fourth day destination will be Mankorma camp site from Chang Ma. Mankorma Mountains are purple in colour and are fascinating to look at. It is situated at 14, 200 ft above sea level. You will reach the Stok Kangri base camp, one of the largest trekking base camps, the following day, i.e. 5th day. This is situated at 16, 300 ft. Again on day 6 a rest cum training day would be observed. Training with tools and equipments is done followed by a good sleep. Then comes the 7th day, the day to conquer the highest peak of the trek- Stok Kangri. Day 8th and 9th is the return trek back to Leh.
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Event Details

Schedule

Day 1 - Arrive at Leh
  • The best option to get to Leh is via air. To reach there via road is in itself a trek, as it takes many days and drains out your energy. All major airlines provide flight services from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi to Leh. Flights to Leh are scheduled to reach before noon or latest by 3pm. While you enter Ladakh, do not forget to look down to one of the most astonishing views of the landscape. The breathtakingly stunning view from the aircraft window is just the beginning; there are many surprises left in the box. The huge Himalayan mountains are taller than any other mountain ranges on the planet. With deep valleys and gorges, Ladakh has all the bounties and miracles of nature. When you land at the Ladakh airport, the sudden drop in temperature will take you by surprise and send a chill running down your spine. 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. The air has a distinct freshness and crispiness in it and you will feel like breathing pure air. The chill in the air provides slight indication about the temperatures during the trek to Stok Kangri.
  • Take a stroll through the Leh market, there are various shops selling many different kind of stuff. Few of them will even have things that are required for the trek, thus making last minute shopping a good idea in Leh. The night will be spent in a warm and cozy guest house located in the main city of Leh. Here, you can meet your fellow trekkers, the guide and support staff. People in Leh mostly eat vegetarian food, so it is difficult to get non vegetarian food in the area. Dinner provided will be specially rustled to keep you warm and healthy. Go to bed early as next day you will have to be ready for the acclimatization day, necessary for the trek.
Day 2 - Leh (Acclimatization day)
  • Stok Kangri is the tallest mountain in the area, and there is no place in Leh, from where it is not visible. There is no ignoring the huge mountain of Stok Kangri, the final destination of the trek.
  • The morning hot tea is served, which does adds a lot of antioxidants to our body, but most importantly gives motivation to wake up. After a healthy breakfast, the day calls for acclimatization to the harsh and extreme temperature and environmental conditions that will prevail for the rest of the trek. Today you can enjoy the natural and cultural beauty of Leh and its surroundings. You can consider this day to get accustomed with the place and its rich culture and heritage. It is vital to have your first acclimatization night after arriving at altitudes of more than 3000 mts, before you venture out to higher altitudes. Altitude sickness is a common illness among trekkers. This is so serious that trekkers may have to return without completing the trek. All overnight stays are not planned, and during emergency situations like snowfall, blizzards and snow storms, altitude sickness can happen to anyone. 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 ever, the sun rays feels like heaven on our body. For people in their mid-40s and 50s, carrying an oxygen cylinder is a good idea. Go for a visit to Alchi, which is lower than Leh, this will help you to know the terrain better. There are around 10 monasteries and few ancient temples that you can visit.
  • The Leh marketplace is a good place to spend the day, with shops and stalls open to serve you. Most of them serve a few local dishes which will keep you warm.
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Meal

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Adventure Activities

Trekking

Amenities

Firstaid
Shower
Washrooms
Accommodation
Guide
Transport

Transportation

Private Vehicle

Pickup Details

Pickup Time: 08.00 AM Drop Time: 06.00 PM

Things To Carry

  • Will be informed later.

Policy

Included

  • Accommodation. (Camping) and Leh guest house (Day 1, Day 2 & Day 8 Night)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg.)
  • Trek equipments.
  • IMF Permits.
  • First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
  • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
  • Transport from Leh to Road head and return.

Excluded

  • Food / Meal in Leh.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Insurance.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head price Includes.

Terms & Conditions

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