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Standing graciously at a height of 6,153m, the majestic and mesmerizing Stok Kangri Mountain, is the highest mountain of the Himalayan Stok ranges. Ensconced in the lush Hemis National park, this mystical and charming mountain lies 15km southwest of the Ladakhi capital of Leh.
It provides a true challenge even for seasoned trekkers with its beautifully rugged terrain. During July- August, the mountain is devoid of snow except at the Stok Kangri peak. Despite its formidable elevation, the climb to Stok Kangri is one of the most sought after trekking destinations, as it lets you enjoy the thrill of a high altitude climb, sans the technical formalities. Its deceptively simple looks, often proves quite a challenge for many trekkers. The climb to this majestic mountain starts from the quaint Stok village.
About the Departure with Details:
Get yourself acclimatized to the weather, within a couple of days from arrival. This is very important, to ensure that you have a smooth time in the days ahead. The climb to the magical Stok Kangri Mountain will provide you with a thrilling adventure, as you climb long stretches of rugged beautiful terrain, cross gorgeous glaciers, and maneuver your way through steep and mesmerizing ridges, as you make your way to the summit.
Revel in the breathtaking beauty of the Zanskar and Ladakh ranges and stop to enjoy the views of the beautiful Indus valley and the charming town of Leh. Make your way through the famous Hemis National park and if you are lucky enough, you may even catch a glimpse of the the elusive endangered snow leopard.
Meal Types: Veg Meals
Activities: Trekking, Camping
Total Trekking Distance: 40kms approx.
Maximum Altitude: 20,080ft
Temperature Range: -20 to 10 Degrees
Difficulty Level: Challenging
Leisure Day, Lal Bazaar
Get whisked off from the Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh to the hotel for a sumptuous breakfast. Spend the entire day relaxing and getting acclimatized to the high altitude. Take a leisurely stroll in the evening around the colourful lanes of Lal Bazaar before retiring for the day in the hotel.
Acclimatisation Day in Leh
Spend the entire day getting acclimatized to the high altitude. This is very important, to ensure that you can handle the thin air on high altitudes.
4-5 Hours Trek, Scenic Views
After a wholesome breakfast in the hotel, embark on the first leg of this thrilling adventure with a drive from Leh to Stok, which will take around 40 minutes. After getting freshened up in Stok, get ready for an enthralling trek to Mankorma which is situated at around 4,300m. Arriving at the Mankorma campsite, get settled with an overnight stay in the camp.
4-5 Hours Trek
Start your trek with the first light of day and reach the base camp early enough, so that you can rest for the better part of the day. After a light lunch, take a short climb of about 100m from the base camp, to get a feel of the trail and then come down again to the base camp. Retire early and get good night’s sleep, to fortify yourself for the next day’s summit attempt.
10 Hours Trek, Stok Kangri, Challenging Terrains, Zanskar Range
Start on your adventure at dawn, to take advantage of the cool weather and to catch a glimpse of a breath-taking sunrise on the summit. The first leg of your trek, takes you to a ridge that leads to a gigantic glacier. Once you cross this glacier, the real ascent to the summit starts. This is the most difficult as well as exciting part of the trip, as this leg of the journey demands a lot of your physical stamina as well as mental strength. But all this hard work will be well worth the effort, as you lose yourself in the amazing view from top of the summit. The stunning Zanskar range and the mystic snow-capped peaks will transport you to a different world. Post all these, start trekking back to the basecamp, where you will be spending the night.
8 Hours Trek, Stok village, Arrival in Leh
Today, you will be trekking towards Stok Village followed by a drive to Leh. On this course of around 10 hours, you will pass through several scenic delights. Arriving in Leh, check-in into a hotel and spent overnight.
Trip Ends Here
Head back to the Leh airport and travel back to your destination, with lovely memories of a thrilling Stok Kangri trekking through beautiful rugged landscaped, ridges and glaciers.
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