Day 01: Arrival in Leh
Day Highlights: Acclimatization Day, Leh Market Visit
Day Details: Arriving in Leh, check-in into a guesthouse and unwind yourself from the tiredness of the journey so far. As the climate prevailing in this region is entirely different from other places, it is important to get acclimatised to Leh’s climate; utilise the entire day in getting habituated to the climate change. If you wish, you can also visit the Leh Market and feast on the exciting sites of the local life; overnight stay in the guesthouse.
Day 02: Drive from Leh to Stok Village, Trek from Stok Village to Chang Ma (13,087ft)
Day Highlights: 4-5 Hours Trek, Stok Village, Stok River
Day Details: Post breakfast in the hotel, mark the beginning of this exciting trek with a shot drive to Stok Village. Arriving at the hamlet, start with the trek and follow the gentle and clear trails to the Stok River on the right side. Continue with the pleasant trek till you reach Chang Ma; get settled in the campsite and retire for the day.
Day 03: Trek from Chang Ma to Mankorma (14,200ft)
Day Highlights: 3-4 Hours Trek, Dry Valley, Easy Trek
Day Details: Today’s course comprises of gradual hike through the stunning Dry Valley. Up on arriving the valley, enjoy the openness and pristine beauty that exists in the vicinity and start descending down towards Mankorma. Arriving in Mankorma, get settled in the camps and call it the end of the day!
Day 04: Trek from Mankorma to Base Camp
Day Highlights: 4-5 Hours Trek, Acclimatisation Climb
Day Details: After having breakfast in the Mankorma campsite, start with a steady and gradual ascend. Within 2-3 hours of trekking through the scenic trails, arrive at the Base Camp and enjoy a freshly prepared lunch. Post lunch activities include a mock or acclimatising climb in order to prepare yourself for the next day’s trek. Come evening, settle down in the camp; overnight stay in the camp.
Day 05: Resting Day at the Base Camp
Day Highlights: Leisure Day, Equipment Checking, Planning
Day Details: Today will be vested to prepare yourself for the final climb to the Stok Kangri Summit. Spend the day at rest, check all the trekking and climbing equipment.
Day 06: Trek from Base Camp – Stok Kangri (6,150 m) – Base Camp
Day Highlights: 7-8 Hours Trek, Karakoram Range, Zanskar, Summit Stok Kangri
Day Details: After trekking for all these days, today you will get to climb to the fascinating Stok Kangri Peak! Get started with a delicious breakfast in the camp followed by a trek through the ridge of a stunning glacier. The trails here are pretty much difficult and requires expert suggestions; do pay heed to the trek guides and instructors while crossing through these regions.
Up on crossing the glacier, the climb will get steeper than before and will test all your mental and physical abilities! But once you overcome these ardent trails, you will be rewarded with the captivating Stok Kangri Summit. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Zanskar Range, Tibet Border and the snow-clapped peaks from the summit before you start trekking down to the Base Camp; overnight stay in the camp.
Day 07: Trek from Base Camp to Stok Village, Drive from Stok Village to Leh
Day Highlights: 6 Hours Trek, Forts & Castles, Scenic Meadows, Tour Ends Here
Day Details: Today, on the last day of the Stok Kangri climb, start trekking downhill towards the Stok Village. Compared to the last day’s trek, today’s descend will be easier and while trekking for around 6 hours, you can witness several historic forts and castles that are exposed to the hands of ruins. Passing all these, arrive at the hamlet and wish adieu to the fascinating trek.
Here onwards, you will be driven back to Leh, where you will be dropped at a guesthouse. Spend overnight in the guesthouse and continue with your onward journey from here.