Why This Trek?

StokKangri is the highest mountain in the Stok Range of the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of northwest India. This short trek offers panoramic view of the Ladakh Himalayas from Stok . It is a very popular peak among trekkers in Leh. Trek through scenic valleys and beautiful Ladakhivillages , passing monasteries and Mani walls. Visit Stok Palace an emblem of the rich heritage of Ladakh.

  • DIFFICULTY : Difficult

  • MAX AlLTITUDE : 6000 Meters

  •  BASE CAMP : Leh

  • DURATION : 9 Days 8 Nights

  • BEST SEASON : Aug,Sep,Oct

TREK FEE PER PERSON

Rs. 16,700

Trek Cost: Rs 16700 + 9% GST.

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StokKangri is the highest mountain in the Stok Range of the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of northwest India. This short trek offers panoramic view of the Ladakh Himalayas from Stok . It is a very popular peak among trekkers in Leh. Trek through scenic valleys and beautiful Ladakhivillages , passing monasteries and Mani walls. Visit Stok Palace an emblem of the rich heritage of Ladakh.

Destinations Covered during StokKangri Trek: Leh, StokVillage , Manokarma

Inclusions:

  • Surface transfer as per Itinerary.
  • All fees and permits ( for Indians)
  • Equipments (Tents, Sleeping Bags, Crampon & Ice Axe if required
  • Accommodation during Trek (Camping & Guest house in Leh) on sharing basis.
  • Meals while on trek (Veg) from day 3rd lunch till day 7th lunch.
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.
  • First aid medical kits & Oxygen Cylinder.

Exclusions:

  • Wildlife Fee
  • Buffer Day
  • IMF Fee of USD 50 ( Non - Indian)
  • Any Kind Of Expenses For Loss / Misplaced / Theft On Personal Belonging.
  • Mineral Water & other Beverages
  • Cost Incidental to Any Change In The Itinerary- Stay On Account Of Train Cancellation / Ill Health / Road Blocks And / Or Any Factors Beyond Control.
  • Anything not mentioned in above inclusions.

Please Note: Please keep one extra day in buffer depends on the weather condition and in that case additional charges of Rs. 1975.00 would be applied.

Here's a short itinerary of Stok Kangri:

Day 1: Arrive at Leh
Day 2: Exploration and Acclimatisation day in Leh
Day 3: Drive from Leh to Stok Village and Trek to Manokarma(14200 ft.)
Day 4: Manokarma(14200 ft.) to StokKangri base camp.(16300 ft.)
Day 5: Rest Day and Training Day
Day 6: Stok Base Camp(16300 ft.) to Stok Summit (20187 ft.)to Stok Base Camp.(16300 ft.)
Day 7: StokKangri Base Camp to Leh
Day 8: Departure from Leh

Detailed trek itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Leh

Leh arrival and check into the Hotel /Guest House. Rest for complete acclimatisation..Overnight stay in Hotel / Guest house.

Day 2: Exploration and Acclimatisation Day in Leh

Leh is situated at an average high altitude of 3400 mt, you can enjoy the cultural and natural beauty of Lehlandand is the only high altitude beautiful airport in Leh and check into Ladakhi family guest house and entire day is for you to relax and acclimatize to the high altitude of Leh. Therefore you would be getting enough time to go around the place in a day. In the evening go for a stroll in the Leh market and enjoy the cultural and natural beauty of Leh city’s barren landscape. Make most of your acclimatisation day by visiting Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace and Leh Monastery.

Day 3: Drive from Leh to Stok Village and Trek to Manokarma (14200 ft.)

After having morning breakfast at one of the famous restaurant of Leh and then drive will start for Stok Village the starting point of StokKangri Trek. The drive from Leh to Stok Village is a short one but a scenic one. We drive towards Manali on ManaliLeh Highway and then take a right turn from Choglamsar towards Stok Village. Meet our trekking teak at Stok Village and start the trek to Manokarma. This first trekking day will show you the real beauty of barren landscape of LehLadakh and why Ladakh known as cold desert. It is a fairly easy trek crossing the Stok village and their hydro powered Buddhist prayer wheel.

Day 4: Manokarma (14200 ft.) to StokKangri Base Camp (16300 ft.)

After breakfast the next level of StokKangri trek is trek to base camp. It will be a difficult ascent as the continuous gain in altitude will result in lessening levels of Oxygen. All along the hike, you will wind along rocky and narrow mountainous trails.StokKangri trek base camp is a nice place but because of the popularity of StokKangri trek it’s always full house at StokKangri trek basecamp.The base camp is situated on a comparatively flatter land form. A narrow brook makes its way through here, and the slopes and ground have a nice green covering

Day 5: Training Day

Today is one of the most important days of your excursionfairly relaxed day for all trekkers. After breakfast we will go for training to nearby glacier and we will learn How to use crampons? Climbing mountains involves lot of uncertainties our trek leader will let you know about the different situations which might occur and how to deal with them. This is also the day of relaxation, So that you gain all your strength for next day summit push. Also ask your guide about the trekking plan, the terrain of the region, and what all you need to carry, explore the area, click pictures, relax, and overnight stay in tents.

Day 6: Stok Base Camp (16300 ft.) to Stok Summit (20187 ft.) to Stok Base Camp.(16300 ft.)

Today is the day of StokKangriTrek, we will start early in the morning in two batches the early movers and the Pushers at 12:00 AM and 1:00 AM respectively. The StokKangri trek route passes the advance basecamp, moraine, and glaciers and then comes the steep slope of the summit ridge full of snow. At the start of this slope wear your crampons and start the long climb. When you will be climbing this you will feel that nobody is moving from their place for hours. This climb is the test of your physical as well as mental strength. For an average trekker it takes around 9 hours to reach the StokKangri Summit and if you are a slow trekker then add another 3 hours. The StokKangri Summit gives you spectacular views the Himalayas to Karakoram.

Day 7: StokKangri Base Camp to Leh

The StokKangri trek includes high altitude trekking and mountaineering is ultimate experience would finally come to an end today at Stok Village. We will be starting early from basecamp and trekking downhill all the way till Stok Village where our vehicles will be waiting for us you to transfer to guest house in Leh.

Day 8: Departure for Leh

Take a flight from Leh Airportfor your onward journey. Trip ends!.

Fitness requirements for Stok Kangri Trek

At high altitude as the air gets thinner oxygen becomes less abundant.The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level, the level of oxygen in our hemoglobin begins to plummet. However, the human body has both short-term and long-term adaptations to altitude that allow it to partially compensate for the lack of oxygen.

The Stok Kangri Trek is anchallenging trek suitable for trekkers with prior experience in high altitude treks is recommended.

Trekking Experience: Ideal trek for experienced trekkers.

Fitness required: The Stok Kangri Trek falls in the category of challenging treks. The trail is fairly laid out path and has very few steep ascends or descends. Water is available throughout the trail. But still if you are thinking of your first big Himalayan trekking experience its better to be prepared. Here is the training schedule to prepare for the trek.Our treks are generally planned in a way that on an average you have to cover around 9 Kms in 6 hours although there may be slight variation depending on the terrain. This works out to roughly 1.5km per hour which is equivalent to walking in the plains at 6km per hour.

You can train yourself to run 3 kms in 30 minutes as per the schedule given below.

Training Schedule:

Remember always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.

Week 1: Start with 10 minute of brisk walk and then jog for 10 minutes and finally 10minutes of easy walk

Week 2: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk.

Week 3: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk

Week 4: 5 minutes of brisk walk and jog for 25 min and cool down your body.

List of Things to Carry for the Trek:

Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs)
Trekking Shoes
2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants
3 Pair of Socks
One Heavy Jacket
Floaters or Sandals
Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
Sun Cap
One Scarf
Lip Balm
Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
Light towel
Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
Gloves
Trekking Pole
Water Bottle 1 Lt
Personal Medicine Kit
Dark Sunglasses
Poncho, Rain Coat or Umbrella any one is must
CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries !

FAQ

What is the Stok Kangri Trek?

Stok Kangri Trek is a challenging high altitude trek done primarily during the months of July,August and September. The trek is situated in Ladakh

When is the Stok Kangri Trek best time to go?

The Stok Kangri Trek best time is during the months of July,August and September. Stok Kangri trek in July the snow melts and chances of summit increases.

What is Stok Kangri Trek Difficulty Level ?

Stok Kangri Trek Difficulty Level is considered by comparison a challenging high altitude trek. You need to be an experienced trekker to participate in this trek. Doing cardio vascular exercises is very helpful for preparing for this trek. Please check the preparation section to get a better understanding of this.

What are the Stok Kangri Trek?

During the Stok Kangri Trek temperatures vary between -5 to-20 degree celcius.There will be considerable variation between night and day and in the direct sun and shade, so it is important to plan accordingly.

How much we have to trek each day?

Normally our trek are designed in such a way that we reach our camp by lunch time and on an average trekking distance is roughly 6-10 Kms each day and it takes around 6-7 hours by an average trekker to cover that distance.

What Medicines should I carry for the trek?

 

Tablets:
Digene – 10 tablets
Crocin – 5 tablets
Avil 25mg – 4 tablets
Disprin – 10 tablets
Norflox – 10 tablets
Diamox – 10 tablets

Avomine – 4 tablets
Combiflam – 5 tablets
Below is a list of basic medicines you should carry for a high altitude trek.
Cotton – 1 small roll
Band aid – 10 stripsGauze cloth – 1 small role
Betadine cream
Leukoplast – 1 small roll
Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
Moov spray

ORS – 5 packets

Is Diamox advisable?

Diamox is a medicine which is helps in acclimatization, but it also has certain side effects not recommended to people allergic to Sulpha Class of medicines, we advise otherwise and instruct all trekkers to consult a physician before taking any such medicine.

Who will lead and who all will go with us?

All our treks are accompanied by certified and experienced Trek leaders, following the principal of sustainable tourism we source our local teams from neighbouring villages who also are familiar with the region, along with the trek leader our support staff consists of Cooks, Helpers, Mules and Local Guides, the size of the team depends on the group size.

How Big are the trekking groups?

We make it a point not to have more than 15 people in a trekking group as we believe that the best way to enjoy adventure is in small sustainable groups.

What is the minimum number of trekkers required for Fixed Departures?

Our Fixed departures are guaranteed and a promise to our customer that even if there is a Single trekker we will proceed with the trek at a loss.

I am the Only Girl on the trek, is it Safe?

We generally have a ratio of Male:Female of about 2:1. Mountains on the whole are much safer than the plains. Lots of solo female trekkers join us and we make it a point that only female trekkers share the tent with other female trekkers.

What things we need to carry for the trek?

Kindly refer to things to carry section for more information.

Can I offload my backpack on a mule/porter. What are the charges for the same?

When you are in the mountains you should be self-sufficient and you should carry your own backpack. The charges to offload a backpack of roughly 9 kg or less is about 250 per day.

Which type of Shoes should I Buy?

Good trekking shoes are recommended for all treks, read more at “How to Buy Trekking Shoes”

How Many Trekkers will be in One Tent?

We generally have 3-man tents were we accommodate anywhere between 2-3 people.

What level of fitness is expected from the trekkers?

This trek can be done by the first time trekkers who want to familiarize themselves with High Altitude treks. However Deodital Trek will need basic fitness level both physically and mentally.  However to achieve the recommended level of fitness please refer to our article “How to Prepare for a High Altitude Trek”.

What is there in food menu during the trek?

We server wholesome and nutritious Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Evening Snacks. The food is vegetarian. Vegetarian food is preferable at high altitudes as it is easy to digest.

Is Water of Trek Safe?

The advantage of trekking the Himalayas is that your trekking route is filled with fresh Himalayan streams. Your trek leader/guide will direct you to places where you can fill clean water from. We recommend this water but in case you are unsure you can carry water purifying tablets with you.

Can we change the itinerary?

Renok Adventures LLP reserves the right to change the itinerary depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra cost is incurred due to rescheduling the trekker is informed beforehand and extra cost if any is borne by the trekker. Please note that we operate treks in some of the most remote regions and harshest conditions where unforeseen events may force us to change the itinerary. In such cases, we or your trek leader will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

What Type of Vehicles are used for Transportation?

We use Sumo/Xylo/Tempo for transportation.

What do we do if we encounter a medical emergency?

We have certified and experienced trek leaders who have loads of experience in dealing with illness at high altitude. Our teams are experienced in handling such situations. However we carry a basic medical kit along with oxygen cylinders with us for situations of emergency and our first objective is to rescue the trekker to the road head and the cost for the same is to be incurred by the trekker. In addition to this it’s a trekkers responsibility to get our medical fitness certificate filled and duly attested by a certified physician indicating that you are medically fit for the trek.

Can you customize the Stok Kangri Trek?

Yes Stok Kangri Trek can be customised, if you would like to travel independently, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time for any number of people. The Cost for privatecustomized trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style.

What if the trek is cancelled last minute due to ‘force majeure’?

In such events we provide you an alternate trek option of similar value depending upon weather conditions if the trek is cancelled due to ‘force majeure’. As all our arrangements are prepaid and pre planed.  In case of non-completion of trek for any reason whatsoever, there will be no refund for any unutilized services.

What is your Cancellation Policy
Up to 24 Days :- 95% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-24 Day :- 70% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-08 Days :- 50% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Less than 7 Days :- No refund

 

What is your Rescheduling Policy?
We will reschedule your trek without any extra charge if this is conveyed to us in writing at least 1 month before the trek starting date.
Between 07-24 Days before start of the trek: – 30% of Trek/Tour cost will be charged for rescheduling.
Less than 7 days:- 100% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.

Getting to Stok Kangri:

Leh:

Ladakh in summer is a great tourist destination for adventure junkies and leisure travelers. This is the best time to go to Ladakh when the weather is pleasant. During summers the main Manali – Leh Highway and the Leh -Srinagar highway is open.

Reaching Leh by Flights

Leh Airport is situated in Leh. All flights to Leh in the Summer are in the morning.

Reaching Leh by Road

There are two ways Leh can be reached by road.

1.Manali-Leh Highway

This is a picturesque highway which connects Himachal and Ladakh with some of the worlds highest passes. It takes 2 days to reach Leh from Manali with a break in Jispa or Sarchu.

2.Srinagar-Leh Highway

This is a better road then the Manali -Leh highway. This journey can be easily completed in a day but you can also stop over at Kargil for the night and continue to Leh the next day.

AVAILABLE DATES

1,8,15,22,29

5,12,19,26

2,9,16,23,30

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Here’s a short itinerary of Stok Kangri Trek:

Day 1: Arrive at Leh
Day 2: Exploration and Acclimatisation day in Leh
Day 3: Drive from Leh to Stok Village and Trek to Manokarma(14200 ft.)
Day 4: Manokarma(14200 ft.) to StokKangri base camp.(16300 ft.)
Day 5: Rest Day and Training Day
Day 6: Stok Base Camp(16300 ft.) to Stok Summit (20187 ft.)to Stok Base Camp.(16300 ft.)
Day 7: StokKangri Base Camp to Leh
Day 8: Departure from Leh

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