Ladakh Stok Khangri Trek – 9 Days

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9 Days
Availability : May 2021 - Sep 2021
Leh
Ladakh
Tour Details

Stok Kangri Trek:

Best time for trekking: June to September

Temperature: The temperature varies from -20 to 10 degrees. 

Trekking Distance:  40km

Maximum Altitude: 20,100 Ft.

Stok Kangri Trek Difficulty Level: Difficult

Stok Kangri Trek Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Leh

Airport: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh

Base Camp: Leh

Pickup & Drop Location (Air)

Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Leh Airport (Google Map)

Price Includes

  • 8 Nights Hotel Accomodation (sharing Basis)
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Trek Guide

Price Excludes

  • Air Tickets
  • InnerLine Permit Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Leh, Ladakh

  • Pickup; our representative will transfer you to the hotel in Leh where you will check in with a traditional welcome.
  • Get acclimatized to the high altitude of Ladakh.

Day 2Acclimatization and Leh Sigtseeing

  • During the first half, indulge in breakfast and dash off for an acclimatization hike of 3-4 hours. The latter half, you can enjoy unravelling the well-known monasteries around Leh like Shey and Thiksey.
  • Overnight will be spent in hotel

Day 3Drive to Stok Village and Trek to Chang Ma (13807 ft)

  • It is one of the best sites that you would have once you have decided to trek this area of land. Trekking in Leh could be considered by some people to be living their dreams. At any point of time, you might just feel that you are right in the middle of heaven. This is a day when you would enjoy a great drive and have an enjoyable trekking experience.
  • 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. The weather is perfectly fine for the summer season. The Stok village lies immediately to the south of Leh and it is well known for a royal palace. The recently crowned king of Ladakh lives here. There is also a small museum inside the palace which has beautiful and religious artifacts.
  • The day 3 is however the day when you trek to Chang Ma. This might be a difficult trek and you may experience the joy of a snow trek. You would like to spend the night here and the overnight stay would be in tents in the open lands.
  • Overnight will be spent in hotel

Day 4Chang Ma (13087 ft.) to Mankorma (14200 ft.)

  • With three good days spent on acclimatisation, on day 4 and 5 you set off to Stok Kangri trekking.
  • The whole trek passes through the barren grey landscape of Ladakh. From chang ma trek up to Mankorma, This day will show you the real beauty of Ladakh and gives you the answer why ladakh is known as a cold desert, while trekking you will cross the 2-3 times small streams, it is a fairly easy trek along with the river and you would love the overnight stay in tents.
  • Overnight for both the days will be spent in tents.

Day 5Mankorma (14200 ft.) to Base camp (16300 ft.)

  • A few hours trek takes you back to the base camp. This exotic base camp is a pleasurable place. It lies in a grassy area. This 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. You can also take rest in the base camp to make sure that the group is ready for the next day’s trek and touring. You would get time to acclimatize to the weather. This is pretty necessary because in the coming days, you wuld find a drastic change in the climate and might experience thin air and lack of oxygen.
  • The overnight stay, would again be arranged in tents and make sure that you have enough warm clothes for the lowering temperature.

Day 6Rest day + training day

  • This day is an easy day for trekkers. You would enjoy the time for going around and knowing the place to a much better extent. It is essentially a day to train for the upcoming trek and know the possibilities and challenges that are involved in it. 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. There might be situations where you have to trek in the sinking snow. You would find your legs sinking up to your knees. Therefore it is essential that you know the weather and surrounding conditions. It is also a day when you would to take enough rest so that you are well prepared for the coming excursion. The overnight stay would again be in tents. By now, you should be well familiar to the conditions prevailing during the day and night.

Day 7Base camp (16300 ft.) to Stok Kangri (20080 ft.) back to base camp.

  • Now that you have had rest for a day i.e. the Stok Kangri trek, you should be well prepared for the big climb. You should wake up 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 9 to 10 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. The overnight stay, as usual, would be in tents.

Day 8Base camp to Leh

  • Day 8 would be the ultimate day of your fantastic trekking experience. The trek which included high altitude trekking mountaineering and expedition would finally come to an end after this day. But before you end the day, you would see a lot of snow-clad beauty and memorable view of mountain ranges. The joy of Ladakh trekking can be rejuvenated from this spot. As the day rises, you would have to start coming back from Base camp to Leh.
  • The trek back could be difficult and you need to perform care and precision. On the same day, after you reach Leh, you would also have to cover up to Stok Village on your feet. Stok village is the final stopping point of trekking. From Stok village to Leh, you would have to take a drive. The drive may make you nostalgic of all the fun that you had while trekking the mountains in the last eight days.

Day 9Departure

Drop back to the airport.

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