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Stok Kangri Summit Trek | Easiest 6000 Meter Climb In Himalayas

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Small & Filtered Team ! Best Success Ratio On Summit !

Stok Kangri Summit Trek

Climbing the easiest of the six-thousanders in the Himalayas. Check if thats actually easy !

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+ Quick Info
  • Duration: 8 days/ 8 nights, Leh to Leh
  • Highest Altitude: 6153m
  • Grade: Challenging ( learn more )
  • Best Time: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
  • Terrain: Meadows, rocky, snow field, glacier
  • Activity Type: Climb, Trek
  • Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • Starts At: Leh
  • Ends At: Leh
  • Region: India - Ladakh
  • Country: India
  • Nearest Airport: Leh, Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport ( IXL)
  • Nearest Rail Head: Katra, (KEA), Jammu Tawi ( JAT)
  • Mobile Network: BSNL postpaid in Leh and vicinity and from the summit
  • Internet Option: 3g in Leh on BSNL and 2G in vicinity on Airtel
  • Temperatures: -5 to 6 on higher camps
  • Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
  • Generic Food Menu: Indian, Tibetan, Ladakhi
+ Travel Description

Stok Kangri
Stok Kangri Summit Trek

Stok Kangri is a one of the major trekking peak is Ladakh the summit of which is at a super high altitude of 6153 meters. The trek to the summit of Stok Kangri in Ladakh offers a great opportunity to scale a 6153 meter peak, requiring no mountaineering techniques at all.

Trekking in Ladakh is an lifetime experience in itself, but being able to see its beauty from as high as 6153 meters is crazy !! That's where the true Himalayan High lies, isn't it ? Summiting Stok Kangri is a pride which very few can boast of.

Though Stok Kangri is a trekking peak, its altitude and other dangers cannot be ignored. It requires good planning and the mountain rejects the over confident trekkers. For few who tried to underestimate the high altitude terrain of Stok Kangri has had paid their price, sometimes fatal too. For those who go to the peak with respect, the mountain rewards and allows to climb to its summit.

Planning for the summit of Stok Kangri requires good physical conditioning and more than that, it requires a tough mental preparedness. The trek can get very demanding during early in the season due to snow. Already beyond 5000 meters, you need good acclimatization and strength in your leg to beat that exhaustion caused by negotiating the snow on the steep climb.

The ridge leading to the summit of Stok Kangri is sharp after the shoulder with good exposure on the other side. While, the amount of snow it has early in the season can tire even the strongest of the trekkers, snow-less ridge is not a simple one too, which requires negotiating few boulders and tricky sections involving deep falls.

Snow is just one side of the challenge on the Stok Kangri trek. The much bigger of a challenge is its altitude. Only a fit and well acclimatized trekker can climb it successfully while enjoying the climb. At 6000 meters, the air gets thinner and there is only one way to beat it - ACCLIMATIZATION.

The peak demands respect and proper preparation and planning is the key to achieve success on it. A good plan is made right from the beginning with the design of the itinerary and the its execution as planned, to summit the peak. Physical preparation is a must for this trek if you are not a regular mountain person. If you are, you already know the value of it.

If you are an explorer and an adventurer by your breed, this trek is a must to have in your trek diaries. It's no easy trek, and not difficult in the same way. Only thing to beat is the super high altitude and the cold. Our itinerary is designed for better acclimatization to achieve a success on the summit. 

 

 

 

WHY SHOULD YOU CLIMB  WITH US ?


Unlike the mass-trekking  and hand-held trekking groups in our country, we, on all of our treks, inspire and motivate to boost more of the Intrinsic and Inherent Adventure Sense of a human being when it comes to our work ethics. We human beings are born to Survive. Its just about letting yourself free to get back your intrinsic senses to adapt, survive and then excel.

Having said that, we take safety as a first matter of concern on any of our treks, and hence provide the Guides and Leaders who are tremendously experienced, knowledgeable, responsible and capable of handling such treks. We keep our group size limited to 12 people on a challenging treks like this as smaller groups has more summit  success rate since the team is more focused on their objectives, share common physical abilities, are safer and friendlier. Most importantly, our filtration and selective process ensures that the team, unlike that of the mass-trekking groups, is not limited by the weaknesses of the unfiltered, incompetent and unmanageable flock joining the team. Smaller group also helps to create a ambient Himalayan experience of Solitude, giving priority to Safety, Easy Management, Maximum Attention, Utmost care, Friendly attitude, and a Learning experience to make you a better and a humble trekker.

Our forced efforts to keep the group size small has given us very nice success rate on the summits of these trekking peaks in the Himalayas.  Our itinerary and meal plan is very well planned and with further orientation and planning, we move closer to the summit with each of these carefully decided actions.

The equipment that we provide on the treks are some of the best in the industry. Few of those are designed and custom-made just to suit our purpose of a safe and comfortable trek experience. We provide you with all the gears required to be better equipped for the trek. The quality of local resources, cooks and porters are not neglected and we make sure that we hire responsible local resources for your group accompanied by one of our leaders who further ensures that the quality of services are delivered as promised and forms a liaison between the group and the local hires. Right from the food that we serve on the trek to the toilet tents  and camping toilet seat that we provide, dining tents to a separate camping stools, pre-trek orientation to proper coordination, SOS arrangements, etc - Everything is taken care of with utmost professionalism and expertise of the field.

We have until now worked across the Himalayas of India, Nepal and Bhutan with tremendous client satisfaction and reviews. From beginner’s trek to that of highly challenging treks and expedition, we have handled it all very efficiently with excellent success rate. We have always kept and delivered our promise of keeping the team small, like minded, tidy by proper selection and filtration through discussion and with utmost safety and no incidences of mishaps so far due to our proper planning by experts of the field. We are a transparent and flexible organization and have kept our reviews online. You may read our reviews on our Google  Business Page: https://goo.gl/ezyw13 

Photos from Indian Army’s Expedition to Kang Yatse 1 & 2 supported by Team Himalayan High

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Want Us To Help you Arrange For This Epic Journey ?

We believe that a smaller group gives you the best of the Himalayan Experience and specialize in organizing customized groups for this travel. Do get in touch with us if you want us to arrange this for you.

You can use the link - Request Customized Private Travel Plan and fill the form to drop us an email with your specific requirements and service required. We will get back to you with the detailed plan and quotation as per the group size and service requested.

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Fixed Departure Price
( per head cost)
From INR 25,000 To 42,800
(for Indians)
From USD 385 To 613
(for Foreigners)

8 days/ 8 nights, Leh to Leh

Small & Filtered Team ! Best Success Ratio On Summit !

Is On Dynamic Pricing. Trek cost decreases with increased participation.

Price adjusts automatically and decreases continuously as more people join the batch. It is not just dependent on your team size, but overall team size. Hence passing on the group discount benefit to all. Check out the Dates and Booking Page to find the Current Trek Fee which will again get lower with more people joining the batch. Actual cost applicable will be known later. You can now book the slot by just paying the booking amount.

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+ 5% Government Taxes Extra
GST Number: 19AADCH8833L1Z1

Our Batch Size:
25 - 30  2 - 10

Rent All Trek Equipment.
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  • Day 1

    Fly, Rest

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Leh (3500m ) . 2 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Leh (3500m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2

    Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

    Overnight In: Leh (3500m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Day 3

    Drive, Trek

    From Leh (3500m ) To Rumbak (4050m ), Via - Zinchan (3400m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Rumbak (4050m )
    Accommodation: Tents/ Homestays
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4

    Trek

    From Rumbak (4050m ) To Mankorma (4400m ), Via - Stok La (4900m ) . 5 - 6 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Mankorma (4400m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5

    Trek

    From Mankorma (4400m ) To Stok Kangri Base Camp (5050m ) . 2 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Stok Kangri Base Camp (5050m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6

    Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

    Overnight In: Stok Kangri Base Camp (5050m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7

    Trek

    From Stok Kangri Base Camp (5050m ) To Stok Kangri Base Camp (5050m ), Via - Stok Kangri Summit (6153m ) . 10 - 11 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Stok Kangri Base Camp (5050m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 8

    Trek, Drive

    From Stok Kangri Base Camp (5050m ) To Leh (3500m ), Via - Mankormo (4400m ), Stok Village (3650m ). 6 - 7 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Leh (3500m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 9

    Fly out

    Departure Day
    From Leh (3500m ) To New Delhi (200m ) . 2 Hrs. 1100 Kms
    Overnight In: New Delhi (200m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
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WHAT'S INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • 1 Medical Expert + Certified Technical Climbing/Trek Leader.
  • 1 Dedicated Pre-Trek Orientation Expert
  • 1 Dedicated Pre-Trek Coordinator
  • 1 Local Route Guide.
  • 1 Assistant Route Guide/ Technical Help ( for group size between 8 - 15 ).
  • 1 Cook + Required Kitchen Helpers.
  • Required Camp Helpers.
  • Required Evacuation Helpers.
  • All camping equipment including Dining and Toilet Tents.
  • All climbing and safety gears like Helmet, Harness, Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axes, Climbing Rope, etc
  • Sleeping bags with fleece liners for warmth and hygiene.
  • All meals on Treks suited for high altitude.
  • 3 meals, i.e BLD with morning and evening teas, evening snacks, dessert and hot drinks after dinner
  • All safety trek gears as required.
  • High Altitude Medical kit with oxygen cylinders.
  • All permits required for trekking in Hemis National Park, Peak Royalties and Climbing Fees.
  • All staff, their wage, insurances, transfers to and from their home and meals.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Leh ( room + breakfast )
  • All transfers from Leh to Leh for the trek
  • Complimentary -20 degree, waterproof expedition down jackets to all the climbers
  • Complimentary airport pickup and drop
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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED 

  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal Purchases
  • Food Purchased Outside Our Menu
  • Personal Gears
  • Lunch and Dinner in Leh
  • Bottled Water or Any Other Drinks
  • ANY EXTRA COST AS A TAX OR ROYALTY TO BE GIVEN TO ANY GOVERNMENT OR OTHER LOCAL BODIES APART FROM ALTOA PERMIT FOR INDIVIDUALS, CAMPING FEES FOR LOCALS, PEAK CLIMBING FEES FOR FOREIGNERS AND PANCHAYAT MAINTENANCE FEES WHICH ARE THE ONLY PERMIT COST KNOWN AT THE TIME OF COST CALCULATION
  • Anything else not mentioned in inclusion list
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+ Detailed Itinerary

Day 1From Delhi To Leh

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Fly to Leh from Delhhi and checkin to the guest house. Leh is dry and the air is very cold. Suddenly when you breathe in cold dry air, your body might not adjust to the new changed environment, that too in just 2 hours !!

Its advised that you drink adequate water before boarding your flight to Leh. Also, have a Vaseline handy to apply to your nostrils to moisten it, if you feel the air is too dry and cold to breathe easily.

Today its very crucial that we take enough rest and acclimatize properly to successfully reach the summit of Stok Kangri, which is further high at 6153 meters

We meet in the evening over a light Snacks for a formal Team Introduction and share brief information on the trek preparation and planning.

Time for Dinner to catch some more sleep.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Photos From The Day:

  • day1 photo - leh city
  • day1 photo - leh cityscape

Day 2Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

Quick Information:
  • Leh: 3500 meters / 11550 feets
  • Chemo Monastery: 3600 meters / 11880 feets
  • Shanti Stupa: 3600 meters / 11880 feets
  • Leh: 3500 meters / 11550 feets
  • Approximate Time: 3 - 4 hours
  • Day's Activity: Rest, City Surfing, Acclimatize
  • Leh:
    Coordinates: 34.16648356 , 77.57994197
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    View 360 degree from Leh using Peak Finder
Brief Details Of The Day:

Today we spend our day visiting places around Leh and acclimatizing further. Leh is at very high altitude and this day is very important for us. We visit places like Leh Palace, Chemo Monastery, Shanti Stupa, etc.

Each of these places can be hiked to and its the best for us to do, if we are not feeling exhausted. If we do, we need to take some light walks in the town itself for some window shopping. Leh has some good shops selling trekking gears. So you can do some last moment purchases.

Evening we will visit the monastery of Shanti Stupa to seek some peaceful aura around it.

Tomorrow we start the trek. Hence we recheck that we are all set for it. Do the last moment purchases, repack our bag according to the trek requirement, have dinner and sleep early. 

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Photos From The Day:

  • day2 photo - acclimatization trek to tsemo monastery
  • day2 photo - acclimatization in leh
  • day2 photo - leh city from leh palace
  • day2 photo - tsemo monastery in leh

Day 3From Leh To Rumbak , Via - Zinchan

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Today we start early morning to board our cab to Zinchan. Once we reach, our horses are loaded and we start our trek to Rumbak. An easy day. 

Accommodation: Tents/ Homestays
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

Day 4From Rumbak To Mankorma , Via - Stok La

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Rumbak is the winter destination for the elusive Snow Leopard, rather this entire region is. After a good night's sleep, we wake up to a lovely bright morning. If you are trekking in Ladakh for the first time, it takes some time to get used to it. Our initial days spent in Leh help in this regards.

We start our day early and begin our trek to Monkorma with stunning view of the Ladakh Himalayas. The magical mountainscape continuously motivates us and keeps us really engaged, making us forget that we are trekking.

We are to tackle the steep climb to the top of Stok La, which serves us the very important purpose of acclimatization. Since we climb upto 4900 meters and sleep low at 4400 meters, it help us better acclimatize to the altitude for higher ones to come.

Stok La also offers some great views of the surrounding landscape. After spending some good time on the summit of Stok La, enjoying the views from the top, we descend down to the campsite of Mankormo. 

On reaching, we ease out for the day. Its been a rewarding day till now. Post tea, we go for slight walk around the place to explore further. Do not forget to sight the summit of Stok Kangri from here. Fix it on your eyes and your mind. We are gonna be there.. soon!!

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

  • day4 photo - camp at monkormo with stok kangri in background
  • day4 photo - campsite of monkormo
  • day4 photo - monkormo on stok kangri trek

Day 5From Mankorma To Stok Kangri Base Camp

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Today the walk is very less and we move out easily, though not very late. We leave for Stok Kangri Base Camp, and it take us around a hour and a half to reach the campsite. On reaching, we have hot lunch and relax a bit.

According to the snow condition, there will be a demo of equipment to be used after the tea. After finishing that, we will also go for a short acclimatization walk. We will climb up the direct hill in front of us on the route to Stok Kangri. Its a higher ground, and also offers great views. If you have zoom lens, do try to zoom in and catch a glimpse of the Stok Kangri Summit.

Once we come back form the acclimatization walk, we ease out, play games along with snacks, soup, dinner and hot drinks. These easy days are actually preparing us for the grand summit day.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

  • day5 photo - a beautiful acclimatization day
  • day5 photo - view of stok summit
  • day5 photo - stok kangri seen just ahead from monkormo

Day 6Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Today we train you on some technicalities of mountaineering to be used on the trek. Use of ice axe, some rope work, roping up, etc. During June July and even early august some year, the quantity of snow are too much and these basic orientation helps us in achieving success on the summit.

While training and orientation is a part of it, our main objective is rest and acclimatization. We are to attempt the summit after midnight, so this rest is very much required. We sleep early and keep everything ready for the summit push, including the head lamps. Its very important for us to get proper rest and enough sleep for the most challenging and rewarding day of our trek - The Summit Bid.

Early dinner and into our sleeping bags.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

  • day6 photo - the route to stok summit after base camp

Day 7From Stok Kangri Base Camp To Stok Kangri Base Camp, Via - Stok Kangri Summit

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Today is THE DAY for us. We will attempt the Stok Kangri summit today. We start our long testing day to the summit post midnight around 1 AM in order to reach the summit on sunrise. All our previous day's efforts and acclimatization walks will be tested and brought into use today.

The route climbs up straight to the top of the hill we climbed previous day, and from there is descends to the glacier. A small crevasse can be negotiated with a slight jump, although in the dark, you should stay alert and together with the team. After you jump the crevasse and traverse the glacier, your next bid is to climb to the ridge leading to the summit of Stok Kangri. Never-ending switch backs follows and the high altitude makes it very slow.

Once you reach the ridge, the day might dawn. From the ridge, the trek to the summit is straight forward, although you need to be careful. After a continuous push of some 6 hours, you reach the top. of Stok Kangri. Standing there, you will realize, all the pain was worth taking to be where you are !!

While climbing is important, descending safely is more important. Descend usually is quite faster and you loose altitude very quick. We come back to the base camp and celebrate.

If time and energy allows, we descend down to Monkorma to rest for the night.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

  • day7 photo - the day dawns as we walk through the night on the summit bid to stok kangri
  • day7 photo - prayer flags on stok summit
  • day7 photo - markha valley seen from stok kangri summit
  • day7 photo - the crevasse on the glacier towards stok kangri
  • day7 photo - relaxed trekkers after successful summit of stok kangri

Day 8From Stok Kangri Base Camp To Leh, Via - Mankormo, Stok Village

Quick Information:
  • Stok Kangri Base Camp: 5050 meters / 16665 feets
  • Mankormo: 4400 meters / 14520 feets
  • Stok Village: 3650 meters / 12045 feets
  • Leh: 3500 meters / 11550 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 12 Km
  • Approximate Time: 6 - 7 hours
  • Day's Activity: Trek, Drive
  • Leh:
    Coordinates: 34.16648356 , 77.57994197
    Fly to Leh on Google Map
    View 360 degree from Leh using Peak Finder
Brief Details Of The Day: Today we trek down and walk straight up to Stok Village. The trek is route is just so beautiful. We board our cab to get us back to Leh. We checkin into a hotel and settle for the day. In the evening, we meet for our last dinner together and celebrate our trek experience.
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Photos From The Day:

  • day8 photo - heading back to stok village from monkormo
  • day8 photo - near changma
  • day8 photo - stok village in sight

Day 9From Leh To New Delhi

Quick Information:
  • Leh: 3500 meters / 11550 feets
  • New Delhi: 200 meters / 660 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 1100 Km
  • Approximate Time: 2 hours
  • Day's Activity: Fly out
Brief Details Of The Day: Itinerary and our service ends. You will be dropped to the airport as per plan.
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

Photos From The Day:

+ Why Is This Special
  • 6153 meters, An Extremely High Altitude summit, climbing Stok Kangri is an accomplishment in itself and can be treated as an introduction to mountaineering in the Himalayas.
  • No mountaineering techniques required: This is probably a very rare oppurtunity to trek to a summit of a mountain 6153 meters high with no skills of mountaineering techniques, though having it helps. We give a orientation training in the base camp about basic rope skills. 
  • View of K2, Second highest mountain of the World, in Karakoram: On a clear day, K2, Nun-Kun and Nanga Parvat reveals itself from the summit. 
  • Classic view of the Markha Valley. The entire valley is visible from the top and there are other versions of the trek too in which you can climb Stok Kangri via the Markha Valley.  
  • Sighting the rare wildlife of the Hemis National Park. Mountain Goats, Marmots and other wild life. Seeing mountain goats is easier as they don't fear humans too much. Fair chances of seeing these on this trek. Marmots can also be heard and seen. If lucky, you may sight the rare Snow Leopard as well !
  • The culture and villages of Ladakh are an experience in itself.
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