Stok Kangri (6,153 metres (20,187 ft)) is the highest mountain in the Stok Range of the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of northwest India. The peak is located in Hemis National Park, 12 km southwest of the trailhead at 3,610 metres (11,844 ft) in the village of Stok and around 15 km southwest of the Ladakhi capital of Leh. Despiteitsri is a popular trekking peak and is often climbed as an initial non-technical foray into high altitude mountaineering. However, Stok Kangri is very often underestimated for its difficulty level and in particular the need to acclimatise before and during the ascent. Stock Kangri has over the recent years gained tremendous popularity among trekkers and novice mountaineers ow ok my to the non technical nature of its climb. The peak can be trekked non technically from July – Augest, but is quite technical during the peak winter days. That doesn’t mean any, novice should just turn up for the Trek with absolutely no training whatsoever. The climb is fairly exhaustive and requires a good amount of stamina. Mental strength is much more demanding than the physical one. Despite its relatives ease the 6000 Mtr peak presents the usual challenges of a mountaineering expedition. Acclimatisation in Leh, particularly for those who fly in from delhi, before attempting the climb and altitude acclimatization during the climb/ Trek are essential. The biggest hurdle at such altitudes is rarefied air, which can give acute headache, nausea and other symptoms of altitude sickness to even the fit climbers towards the last stage of Climbing the peak.

Duration – 8 Days / 7 Nights
Grade – Difficult
Elevation – 6000 Mtr.
Best Season – June – October
Day 01- Leh/Spituk/Zingchen (5 hours)
After the breakfast drive to Spituk Bridge behind the Spituk monastery, around 7 kms from Leh town. From Spituk bridge starts the trekking along Indus River walking through flat and desolate plane at the foot of the Stok Mountain. Gradually, you will leave the view of busy Leh-Srinagar highway and move towards wilderness of Himalaya.  Soon you arrive at Zingchen through a gorge, which gives you a feeling of complete isolation. Stay overnight in Camp at Zingchen.

Day 02- Zingchen – Yurutse (5 hours)
Leave Zingchen for Rumbak through a straight forward road; leaving village, you enter Hemis national park for the preservation of Snow leopard, Baharal, marmot, wolf etc. Walk through a narrow trail and valley widens as you arrive Rumbak and camp at Yurutse below Gandala Pass. Overnight in Camp.

Day 03- Yurutse – Skyu (7 hours)
From Yurutse follow the path along the mountain side, then cross a small valley and follow zig zag steep path. There after cross Gandala pass (4380m). Then walk the long descent towards Shingo for 2 hrs that will lead to the valley of Markha and after few hundred meters you reach Skyu. Overnight halt in tents.

Day 04- Sku – Markha  (8 hours)
From Skyu, follow a good path on the right bank of Markha where one can find great vegetation. Then cross the right bank of river then the barren plain and arrive at Chaluk. Thereafter, walk along the left bank of river and after another crossing climb towards Markha village. Towards the end of the village there are good camp site near the river. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 05- Markha – Thachungtse (6 hours)
Right after breakfast you start trekking in the morning to reach Tchatchutse via Hankar village.  Overnight in tents.

Day 06- Thachungtse – Nimaling (5 hours)
After breakfast start trekking to reach Nimaling. Nimaling (4900 M) has a sweeping pasture where thousands of sheep, goats and yaks graze during the summer months. Rising to the south is 6400 M high Kang Yatse (Nimaling Peak), a lovely mountain, but not an easy one to climb. Overnight in tents.

Day 07- Nimaling – Shang Sumdo (7 hours)
After breakfast start trekking to reach Kongmaru La (5100 M). The trek to Kongmaru
la passes through narrow gorges. From the top of the pass, you can have a view of Ladakh ranges and the sight of villages to the north of Indus valley is excellent. Cross the pass and proceed to Shang. Overnight in tents.

Day 08- Shang Sumdo – Hemis – Leh (6 hours)
Walk along the stream down to Hemis monastery, which is one of the oldest and richest monasteries in Ladakh. Visit Hemis monastery and drive to Leh, enroute visit Thiksey Monastery, Shey Palace and Stok Palace cum museum.

Day 01- Leh/Spituk/Zingchen (5 hours)
After the breakfast drive to Spituk Bridge behind the Spituk monastery, around 7 kms from Leh town. From Spituk bridge starts the trekking along Indus River walking through flat and desolate plane at the foot of the Stok Mountain.

Day 02- Zingchen – Yurutse (5 hours)
Leave Zingchen for Rumbak through a straight forward road; leaving village, you enter Hemis national park for the preservation of Snow leopard,

Day 03- Yurutse – Skyu (7 hours)
From Yurutse follow the path along the mountain side, then cross a small valley and follow zig zag steep path. There after cross Gandala pass (4380m).

Day 04- Sku – Markha  (8 hours)
From Skyu, follow a good path on the right bank of Markha where one can find great vegetation. Then cross the right bank of river then the barren plain and arrive at Chaluk.

Day 05- Markha – Thachungtse (6 hours)
Right after breakfast you start trekking in the morning to reach Tchatchutse via Hankar village.  Overnight in tents.

Day 06- Thachungtse – Nimaling (5 hours)
After breakfast start trekking to reach Nimaling. Nimaling (4900 M) has a sweeping pasture where thousands of sheep, goats and yaks graze during the summer months.

Day 07- Nimaling – Shang Sumdo (7 hours)
After breakfast start trekking to reach Kongmaru La (5100 M). The trek to Kongmaru
la passes through narrow gorges.

Day 08- Shang Sumdo – Hemis – Leh (6 hours)
Walk along the stream down to Hemis monastery, which is one of the oldest and richest monasteries in Ladakh.

Basic Gear
• Backpack (40- 60 Litre) with comfortable shoulder straps, rain cover is essential.
• Comfortable Trekking Shoes
• One Pancho/ rain coat
• Windproof Jacket Thermal inner wear
• 2-3 T-shirt with full sleeves
• One fleece Jacket
• Day Pack (20 – 30 Litre)
• Trekking Pole
• Woollen Gloves (Two Pairs)
• Two Trek Pants
• Thermal Inner-wears
• Feather Jacket
• Woolen Cap
• Woolen Socks (Two Pairs)
• Sun Glasses Towel
• Torch Camera & Phone (with full/Extra Batteries)
• Water Bottle
• Slippers
• Personal Medical Kit
• Sun Cap

<strong>Personal Utilities</strong>
• Sun Screen Cream
• Anti bacterial Powder
• Lip Bam
• Hand Sanitizer.
• Tooth Brush And Tooth Past
• Toilet Paper

Include :-

• Camping
• Service of experienced and we’ll trained Mountain Guide
• Service of Cook and Helper during trekking • Trekking Equipments
• All meals on Trek ( Veg.)
• Forest Entry
• First Aid Kit

Exclude :-

• Insurance
• Transport Charge
• Food during transit
• Porter/Mule charges for your personal bag
• Any kind of personal expenses
• Anything apart from the inclusions

Cancellation:-

• Cancellation prior to 30 days from the start of the Trek – 95% refund
• Cancellation between 30 days to 15 days to the start of the Trek – 50% refund
• Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of the Trek – No refund

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