Stok Kangri Golep Kangri Summit Trek

One of the BEST ITINERARY to successfully climb Stok Kangri and its Twin Golep Kangri with proper acclimatization

Stok Kangri Golep Kangri Trek Introduction And Details

Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Stok Kangri Golep Kangri Trek

6 Popular Peaks:
Kun ( 7077m ), Nun ( 7135m ), Z1 ( 6250m ), Z2 ( 6152m ), Kang Yatse 1 ( 6400m ), Kang Yatse 2 ( 6200m )
1 High Passes:
Stok La ( 4900m )
3 Beautiful Remote Villages:
Leh, Zinchen, Stok Village
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Day 1
D1Delhi
Day 2
D2Leh
Day 2
Chemo Monastery
Day 2
Shanti Stupa
Day 3
D3Leh
Day 3
Zinchan
Day 4
D4Rumbak
Day 4
Stok La
Day 5
D5Mankorma
Day 6
D6Stok Kangri BC
Day 7
D7Stok Kangri BC
Day 7
Golep Kangri Summit
Day 8
D8Stok Kangri BC
Day 9
D9Stok Kangri BC
Day 9
Stok Kangri Summit
Day 10
D10Stok Kangri BC
Day 10
Mankormo
Day 10
Stok Village
Day 11
D11Leh
Day 12
New Delhi

Stok Kangri Golep Kangri Trek Daywise Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Leh

Overnight In: Leh (3500m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast
Cost Of Transport Included: No
Activity: Fly, Rest 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.

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

Day 2

Acclimatization Day


Walk To Chemo Monastery and Shanti Stupa. Return To Leh

Day 2
3500 - Leh
Day 2
3600 - Chemo Monastery
Day 2
3600 - Shanti Stupa
Day 2
3500 - Leh


3 - 4hrs.

Activity: Rest, City Surfing, Acclimatize Day
Overnight In: Leh (3500m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

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. 

  • 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

Day 3
3500 - Leh
Day 3
3400 - Zinchan
Day 3
4050 - Rumbak


4 - 5hrs.

Activity: Drive, Trek Day
Overnight In: Rumbak (4050m )
Accommodation: Tents/ Homestays
Meals Included: All Meals

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. 

Day 4From Rumbak To Mankorma , Via - Stok La

Day 4
4050 - Rumbak
Day 4
4900 - Stok La
Day 4
4400 - Mankorma


5 - 6hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Mankorma (4400m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

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!!

  • 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 BC

Day 5
4400 - Mankorma
Day 5
5050 - Stok Kangri BC


2hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Stok Kangri BC (5050m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

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.

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

Day 6

Rest / Acclimatization Day


Day 6
5050 - Stok Kangri BC
Day 6
5050 - Stok Kangri BC


4hrs.

Activity: Rest,Acclimatize Day
Overnight In: Stok Kangri BC (5050m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

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.

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

Day 7

Summit Day


Summit Golep Kangri . Return To Stok Kangri BC

Day 7
5050 - Stok Kangri BC
Day 7
5950 - Golep Kangri Summit
Day 7
5050 - Stok Kangri BC


10hrs.

Activity: Rest, Acclimatize Day
Overnight In: Stok Kangri BC (5050m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

Today we attempt the summit of Golep Kangri

  • day7 photo - the route to stok summit after base camp

Day 8

Rest / Acclimatization Day


Day 8
5050 - Stok Kangri BC
Day 8
5050 - Stok Kangri BC


4 hrs.

Activity: Rest Day
Overnight In: Stok Kangri BC (5050m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals
Rest Day

Day 9

Summit Day


Summit Stok Kangri . Return To Stok Kangri BC

Day 9
5050 - Stok Kangri BC
Day 9
6155 - Stok Kangri Summit
Day 9
5050 - Stok Kangri BC


10 - 11hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Stok Kangri BC (5050m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

full rest day

  • day9 photo - the day dawns as we walk through the night on the summit bid to stok kangri
  • day9 photo - prayer flags on stok summit
  • day9 photo - markha valley seen from stok kangri summit
  • day9 photo - the crevasse on the glacier towards stok kangri
  • day9 photo - relaxed trekkers after successful summit of stok kangri

Day 10From Stok Kangri BC To Leh, Via - Mankormo, Stok Village ( 12 Kms,6 - 7 hours )

Day 10
5050 - Stok Kangri BC
Day 10
4400 - Mankormo
Day 10
3650 - Stok Village
Day 10
3500 - Leh


12Km, 6 - 7hrs.

Activity: Trek, Drive Day
Overnight In: Leh (3500m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
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.
  • day10 photo - heading back to stok village from monkormo
  • day10 photo - near changma
  • day10 photo - stok village in sight

Day 11Departure From Leh

Activity: Fly Out Day
Accommodation: None
Meals Included: Breakfast
Cost Of Transport Included: NO
Itinerary and our service ends. You will be dropped to the airport as per plan.

Why Should You Do The Stok Kangri Golep Kangri Trek

  • Twin summit of Stok Kangri and Golep Kangri. Climbing Stok Kangri is an accomplishment in itself and can be treated as an introduction to mountaineering in the Himalayas. When clubbed with Golep Kangri Summit, it becomes more of a training ground for further higher ventures in the Himalayas
  • No mountaineering techniques required: This is probably a very rare opportunity 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. 
  • The culture and villages of Ladakh are an experience in itself.

Stok Kangri Golep Kangri Trek - Elaborate Description

Stok Kangri with Golep Kangri

Stok Kangri is closed for the next 3 years till 2022. Hence Climbing Stok Kangri is not possible during this time. We recommend you to summit Dzo Dzongo instead in the same itinerary and cost. Dzo Dzongo is a 6100-meter peak in the same region  and presents similar challenges as climbing Stok Kangri. 

Stok Kangri is a challenging trekking peak in Ladakh. Highly inspired trekkers always tries to push their limit and take things forward, in anything they do. The climb to the summit of Stok Kangri just fits in..  for a beginner or for someone with previous trekking experience in low altitudes, this peak offers immense challenge, and the one who accepts those excels further and ventures deep and higher in the remoteness of the Himalayas. They are the true Himalayan High Seekers..

Goleb Kangri stands tall in the same Stok range of the mountains at an altitude of just below 6000 meters ( 5950m). We have designed this itinerary to attempt both the summits in the same itinerarey with just one extra day required. The attempt on the summit of Golep Kangri provides good exposure and acclimatization regime before attempting the summit of Stok Kangri which is about 200 meters higher. However, at that altitude, the difference of 200 meters seems like 2000 meters at lower altitude.

Both these peaks are trekking peaks and does not require mountaineering techniques to reach its summit. Having the correct skills and attitude definitely help a lot though.

The dangers of Stok Kangri lies in its extremely high altitude in the cold desert land of Ladakh, where the wind is very dry. Proper planning results in successful summit of the peak. You need to be in good physical condition and possess immense mental endurance and positive attitude.

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.

In late May and Early June, both the peaks have good amount of snow and makes for a good summit attempt for those who like to further increase the difficulties. July to September typically has low snow on the ridge and is comparatively easier. However, less snow exposes the boulders and hence the exposure on the other side of the ridge is still requires careful negotiations. We do this trek via the Stok La to acclimatize better with a rest day and orientation training in the base camp.

Come, accept the challenge offered by these twin summits of Golep Kangri and Stok Kangri. Team Himalayan High will help you reach your goal with easy arrangements and professional climbing leaders. 

 

 

 

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 Inheritent 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

Stok Kangri Golep Kangri Trek Package Cost Details

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  • Day 1

    Fly, Rest

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Leh (3500m )
    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 BC (5050m ) . 2 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Stok Kangri BC (5050m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6

    Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

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

    Summit Day.

    From Stok Kangri BC (5050m ) To Stok Kangri BC (5050m ), Via - Golep Kangri Summit (5950m ) . 10 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Stok Kangri BC (5050m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 8

    Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

    Overnight In: Stok Kangri BC (5050m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 9

    Summit Day.

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

    Trek, Drive

    From Stok Kangri BC (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 11

    Fly Out

    Departure Day
    Departure From Leh
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
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Stok Kangri Golep Kangri Trek Quick Informations

  • 📅 Duration: 11 days, 10 Nights, Leh to Leh
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 6153m
  • 🛑 Grade: Challenging + ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
  • 🌄 Terrain: Alpine, Meadows, Rocky, Snowy, Scree
  • 🏃 Activity Type: Climb, Trek
  • 🔄 Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • 🚩 Starts From: Leh
  • 🚩 Ends In: Leh
  • 🌏 Region: India - Ladakh
  • 🎌 Country: India
  • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Leh, Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport ( IXL)
  • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Katra, (KEA), Jammu Tawi ( JAT)
  • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Leh
  • 📶 Mobile Network:
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  • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
  • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Ladakhi, Tibetan, Nepali

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