- Trek Overview
- Inclusions / Exclusions
About the trek: At 6153 mts, Stok Kangri is the highest peak in the Stok range and offers spectacular views of the Karakoram and Zanskar range. Peaks like Nun-Kun, Saser Kangri and Kang Yatse are in the close vicinity and stand tall in the background. This peak is located in the Hemis National park, which is a protected area and trekkers often see blue sheep around their campsite! Stok is one of the highest non technical / trekking peak in India which is an exciting prospect for many trekkers.
About the area: Ladakh is bordered by the Greater Himalayas in the west and south, the Karakoram in the north and the Tibetan Plateau in the east. These ranges form a natural barrier and does not allow clouds to enter this valley making it a rain shadow region and thus a cold desert. The term Ladakh translates to land of high passes.Some of the highest motorable roads in the world are here. The region is a major tourist destination in the summers.
Expected weather –
- Ladakh is a rain shadow region and hardly gets any rainfall. Chances of Rain/Hail – Chances of rain is very less. One can expect a mild occasional drizzle.
- Snow on trail – Only on the summit day
- Minimum Temperatures – The temperature is a lot cooler in Leh as compared to other areas in the Himalayas.
upto 30 degrees (Afternoons can be hot sometimes)
Around zero degrees(June)
-5-7 degrees (September)
- Day 1: Arrive at Leh (3300 mts). Overnight stay in a Hotel. Evening hikes to Shanti Stupa for Acclimatization.
- Day 2: Acclimatization day at Leh. You can devote today for local sightseeing. A vehicle can be arranged for you at an additional cost. Trek briefing in the evening.
- Day 3: Drive from Leh to Matho (45 mins) and trek till Gangpochey (3950 mts); Trek Distance - 8 Kms, Trek Time - 6 hours
- Day 4: Trek from Gangpochey to Mankarmo (4350 mts) ; Trek Distance -7 Kms, Trek Time - 6 hours
- Day 5: Trek from Mankarmo to Base camp (4900 mts) ; Trek Distance - 4 kms, Trek Time - 3.5 hours
- Day 6: Rest day and training day – Issuing of technical gear and Acclimatization walk.
- Day 7: Summit attempt – Summit around 7AM and back to Base camp by lunch ; Trek Distance - 14 kms, Trek Time -12 hours
- Day 8: Trek from Base camp to Stok village; Trek Distance - 14 kms, Trek Time - 6 hours and drive to Leh (Reach leh by 4 pm).Night stay in Leh.
- Day 9: Drop arranged for airport
- Complete Stay, Food (except lunch in Leh) and Accommodation (Twin sharing basis) for the entire trek.
- Hotel stay in Leh.
- Airport Pickup and Drop. (On trek specific dates only. Note you have to manage your travel yourself if you come early and leave later)
- Rentals for all common gear provided to you like tent, sleeping bags, crampons etc.
- Forest entry permission and camping charges.
- Guide and expertise charges
One can fly to Leh. Note, our pick up vehicles will reach the Leh airport at 8.30 and 11.30. Request you to book your flight accordingly. Leh is well connected by road from both Srinagar and Manali in the summers. One can get buses and shared jeeps to Leh from both the locations. If you decide to take a private vehicle from Srinagar you can reach Leh in a day. From Manali it is advisable to halt at Jispa or Sarchu (For acclimatization) for the night.
Yes, but you are expected to reach the hotel on day 1 of the trek by dinner.
Is local sightseeing (Shey, Thiksey, Hemis Monastery , Magnetic hill and Gurudwara ) possible on Day 2?
Yes, one can go to these places providing you are acclimatizing well. We can arrange a cab at an additional cost for all the participants that are interested.
It is not advisable to go to that altitude on your second day at Leh. You can visit it after the trek.
In all the camps where the accommodation is in guest houses/home stays, there will be proper toilets. On the day of camping, we will have toilet tents, the standard, most hygienic way of answering nature’s call. A deep pit will be dug in the ground and once you’re done, you will have to use a shovel & throw in some dirt from a mound of dirt kept nearby. These will be dry toilets with no water hence please carry tissue roll for the toilet tent (refrain from using wet wipes as they are not bio degradable), for the rest of the days, you can carry rolls as per your convenience.
Yes, you are ideally expected to carry your backpack. But you do have an option of offloading your bags on a mule for an additional cost. The cost will be 400/ per day per bag. One is expected to inform us about offloading 1 month prior to the trek
A certified trek leader, a guide, cook & porters will accompany you during the trek
Yes, you will get BSNL and airtel network in patches.
The common perception is that alcohol makes you feel warmer, however it also dehydrates you & dehydration can be fatal while trekking. Hence consumption of alcohol is prohibited. Smoking in camps is not allowed.
Wild animals do not frequent camps. They tend to stay away.
We've been organizing treks for over two years and have had many female trekkers on our treks. In fact, a lot of them come solo for treks. There has never been a complaint about the atmosphere of a trek, about other trekkers or our professionalism. They have all been kind enough to leave a review on our website