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