Stok Kangri( 6,153 Meters/20,182 Feet) is situated in Ladakh. It is the highest peak in the Stok range and is also the highest trekkable peak in India and hence it holds its own glamour for Himalayan trekkers in India. From the Summit of Stok kangri one can see as far as the karakoram ranges and on a day of clear skies, you can even make out K2 and Nanga Parbat. Other notable peaks which can be seen from the summit of Stok Kangri is the NUN-KUN massif, Kang-Yatse range and Khardung-La in the Ladakh range. The Stok Kangri trek starts from Leh and takes 5 days of trek to get to the base camp. This trek is meant purely for acclimatization. From the base camp of Stok Kangri, the peak is climbed in the night so as to make maximum use of the snow conditions. The summit of Stok Kangri is usually reached in the morning and by afternoon; one can reach the base camp. Do note that this trek is not to be taken lightly on account of the extreme high altitude involved. We do not recommend this trek for beginners. It is expected that you have had some amount of high altitude trekking experience before you attempt this trek.
Day 1 : Arrive in Leh and stay in Hotel
Day 2 : Travel by road from Leh to the trailhead and then trek to Shang at 12000 ft (7 Hours, overnight stay in tents).
Day 3 : Trek from Shang (12000 ft) to Shang Phu camp (14250 ft). (6 Hours, Overnight stay in
Day 4 : Trek from Shang Phu (14250 ft) to Matho Doksa (14500 ft) (via Shang-phu la - 16750
ft). (6 Hours, Overnight stay in tents)
Day 5 : Trek from Matho Doksa (14500 ft) to Gangpoche (14550 ft) (via Matho La – 14850 ft).(8 hours, Overnight stay in tents)
Day 6 : Trek from Gangpoche to Stok Kangri base camp (16300 ft). (8 Hours, Overnight stay in
Day 7 : Stok Kangri Peak Summit attempt (20080ft).. (14 hours, Overnight stay in tents)
Day 8 : Reserve day for Summit attempt (20080ft)
Day 9 : Trek from Stok Kangri Base Camp to Stok Village and drive back to Leh (8 hours trek+1.5 hours on road, Overnight stay in Leh)
Day 10 : Depart from Leh
Cost : ₹ 30,000*/-per person (from Leh to Leh for group size 4 members)
|Minimum Group Size||4|
|Group Size of 4||₹ 30,000/- per person|
|Group Size of 10||₹ 26,000/- per person|
- Guides (two) :
- One Basic Mountaineering Course qualified Guide from Summiters
- One Local Guide who has extensive knowledge of the route
- Vegetarian meals on the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
- Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff
- Porters/mules for carrying common equipments (like rations/tents/utensils/)
- Equipments - Tents on sharing basis / Sleeping bags / Sleeping Mats
- Basic First aid Kit
- Hemis National Park Entry Permit charge and camping charges on the campsites
- 2 night stay in a lodge in Leh
- Transport from airport to hotel or other local transport.
- Food at Leh.
- Personal trekking equipments – like trekking poles or sleeping ban liners
- Personal Porters for carrying backpacks of trekkers
- Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation
- Purchases of personal natures (like mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)
Any other extra expenses incurred on the trek which is not mentioned in the cost includes
Q: How do I get to Leh from Delhi?
A: There are several options to reach Leh.
1. You can directly fly in to Leh from Delhi. (Participants who fly in to Leh are encouraged to
arrive a day in advance to the commencement of the trek as they need to acclimatize
properly to the High altitude of Leh)
2. You can fly into Srinagar and then Hire a Taxi (Rs 9000/-) or get into a shared jeep (Rs 1,500/-
to Rs 2000/-) to reach Leh. The taxi or the shared jeep usually takes 2 days to reach Leh.
3. You can take a bus from Delhi to Manali and then hire a taxi from Manali (Rs 8,000) or take a
shared taxi (Rs 1,200/-) or take a bus(Available only during the season) to reach Leh. The
taxi/shared jeep/bus takes atleast 2 days to reach leh
Please do note that depending on the season of travel, some of the high passes on the
Manali-Leh road or the Srinagar-Leh highway might be closed due to bad weather/road
conditions. Please consider these factors before making your plans for the trip.
For the return journey from Leh to Delhi, the same options as above apply.
Q: I do not want to carry my rucksack. Can arrangements be made to carry it?
A: We expect the trekkers to carry their own backpack and recommend the same. In exceptional
cases where assistance is needed Summiters can help make arrangements for an extra personal
porters but this will be extra cost which will be borne by the participants. It is requested that, as far as possible, trekkers inform of this need before the trek.
Q: Will part of my money be refunded if I drop out of the trek mid way?
A:If you drop out of the trek mid-way the money would not be refunded. Also, the individuals would have to bear actual charges that are incurred, like arranging pony/porter/transportation to get you back safely to the trailhead.
Q: Who can do this trek?
A: You should have done atleast one trek in the Himalayas where you should have reached a
considerable height (18,000 Feet) before you come for this trek.
Q: How cold does it get?
A: It depends on where you come from, but from an Indian context – it can get quite cold. The
temperature in the base camp can touch -10 degrees at night. While attempting to climb the peak at night, the temperature can dip to as low as -15 degree Celsius. So be prepared and carry warm clothing. Although multiple layers will serve the purpose, it can get quite heavy and uncomfortable. Your best bet would be to buy a professional high altitude jacket.
Q: What should we carry?
A: The following items are a must-carry:
Shoes: A good pair of shoes is a must - a good pair does not mean your Adidas/ Nike/ Reebok/ Puma sport shoe. You need a pair that can withstand the wear and tear of walking for many days. A bad shoe can ruin your trek by causing blisters. Ask us, we can help you in choosing the right one for your budget.
The other things you need to carry are : gloves, a skull cap, a sun hat/cap, your personal clothes and toiletry kit, a good pair of sun glasses, a water bottle and your personal medicines (if necessary).
Your sleeping bag, mat and tents will be provided to you by Summiters.
Q: What food do you provide?
A: We provide simple vegetarian food that is light and suitable for trekking. Don’t expect pizza hut or an Anand Bhavan - nor will you have to go hunting. You will have enough and when you are tired – anything served will taste superb!
Q: Is the mountain water safe to drink?
A: Yes. It’s as pure as it can be. But if you are finicky – you can buy mineral water
Q: Can I charge my phone on the trek?
A: The last point where you can charge it is at Lohajhung.
Q: How can I prepare myself?
A: Take daily long walks or jogs.
Terms and Conditions
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- Summiters will try to keep an optimal group size of 9-10 to keep the cost to a minimal. The initial fees could be collected assuming a group size of 9-10 people. However, in case the group size is smaller Summiters will inform the participants a month in advance of the departure date, the group size of the program. The participants would be requested to pay "the difference amount" as per the current size of the group.
- Booking must be confirmed 30 days prior to date of departure by paying the full amount – It takes lot of effort, time and money in planning the trek in remote locations. So please give us enough time to make your journey a lifetime’s journey.
- All expenses accruing from change in schedule due to weather conditions or health issues are to be borne by the participants. Summiters will not be responsible for the weather or your personal health issues.
- Cancellation policy – We plan everything for you well in advance, so that your trip is hassle-free and as smooth as possible. This means that porter fees, permits, accommodation expenses are all paid in advance. Any cancellation will mean inconvenience and loss to all the people involved in making your journey successful. Therefore, it is only fair to pass on the accrued costs to you.Our policy is:-
- Cancellation prior to 30 days from date of departure : Full Refund
- Cancellation between 30 days to 20 days prior to date of departure: 50% Refund
- Cancellation between 20 days prior to date of departure and departure date: No Refund
- No Show : No Refund