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Stok Kangri Base Camp Trek

One of the easier treks for Beginners to undertake in Ladakh as their first trek

Stok Kangri Base Camp Trek - Quick Informations

  • 📅 Duration: 7 Days, 6 Nights
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4950m
  • 🛑 Grade: Moderate ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: Jan - Dec
  • 🏃 Activity Type: 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)

Stok Kangri Base Camp Trek - Key Geographical Highlights

1 High Passes:
Stok La ( 4900m )
2 Beautiful Remote Villages:
Zinchen, Stok Village

Stok Kangri Base Camp Trek - Elevation Profile & Itinerary Overview

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 6
Mankormo
Day 6
Stok Village
Day 7
D7Leh
Day 8
New Delhi

Stok Kangri Base Camp Trek Daywise Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Leh

Activity: Fly, Rest Day
Overnight In: Leh (3500m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast
Cost Of Transport Included: YES ( Leh Airport to Hotel)

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.

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. 

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 4

Pass Crossing Day


Cross Stok La And Reach Mankorma

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!!

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.

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

Day 6
5050 - Stok Kangri BC
Day 6
4400 - Mankormo
Day 6
3650 - Stok Village
Day 6
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.

Day 7From Leh To New Delhi ( 1100 Kms,2 hours )

Day 7
3500 - Leh
Day 7
200 - New Delhi


1100Km, 2hrs.

Activity: Fly out Day
Overnight In: New Delhi (200m )
Accommodation: None
Meals Included: Breakfast
Itinerary and our service ends. You will be dropped to the airport as per plan.

Stok Kangri Base Camp Trek - - Why Its A Must-Do

  • Trek to the base camp of Stok Kangri - The most climbed peak of Ladakh. Climbing Stok Kangri is an accomplishment in itself and can be treated as an introduction to mountaineering in the Himalayas. This trek helps you prepare better and come back to summit the peak as a confident climbing member.
  • Crossing the rugged Stok La: Reaching the base camp of Stok Kangri by crossing the high pass of of Stok La which is at a height of 4950 meters. The pass top offers great views of the Ladakh Himalayas and the surrounding landscape
  • Homestays and experiencing the local culture and villages of Ladakh. Trekking is not just about accomplishment, its also about feeling the place and getting to know it much better.

Stok Kangri Base Camp Trek - An Elaborate Description

Stok  Kangri is perhaps the most climbed peak in Ladakh, and why not ? It is above 6000 meters and offers great views of Leh and Ladakh. Sadly, it is dufficult and everyonbe cannot climb it. It requires much preparation and planning. 

For those who either plan to climb it but are not confident or for those who have bit less time but want to experience trekking amidst the beautiful landscape of Ladakh, the trek to Stok Kangri Base Camp is a very good option. 

The landscape is astonighingly beautiful and crossing over of Stok La adds ruggedness adds good difficulties to the trek. The altitude of the trek goes as high as 5000 meters and is no joke. We spend an extra day in the Base Camp to explore the area as it serves as a base camp for all the 4 surrounding peaks in the Stok Range namely - Suku Kangri, Golep Kangri, Pyramid Peak, Pracha Kangri..

The locals add enough energy and fun to the trek. Starting the trek from Zingchen, we stop by at Rumbak at a local's home which gives a rare oppurtunity to experience a local Ladakhi homely hospitality and exchange of culture and knowledge.

Over all, this trek has lots to offer and is a good option for specially those who wants to reach higher altitudes, add challenge to their trek and are plannig for Stok Kangri in near future. The best thing is that it can be done even in the winters when this land becomes the dwelling ground for the snow leopard and mountain goats.

Stok Kangri Base Camp Trek Package Cost Details

** click on the DayNumber to read detailed itinerary for the day

  • Day 1

    Fly, Rest

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Leh (3500m )
    Overnight In: Leh (3500m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Cost Of Transport Included: YES ( Leh Airport to Hotel)
  • 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

    Pass Crossing Day.

    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

    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 7

    Fly out

    From Leh (3500m ) To New Delhi (200m ) . 2 Hrs. 1100 Kms
    Overnight In: New Delhi (200m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
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We typically get booked about 2 - 5 months in advance. It is advisable to book this much in advance as you get early bird discounts and also your travel costs like flights/hotels/trains etc are much cheaper and confirmed if you book well in advance.


Rules Of Cancellation: 

If cancellation is done:

  1. Up to 30 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total paid amount
  2. Between 30 days to 20 days before the trek start date - 50% refund of the invoiced amount. 30% of the invoice amount will be charged as the cancellation penalty.
  3. Between 20 days to 0 days before the trek start date - No refund. Free rescheduling or transfer of slot is allowed.
  4. Transfer Of Seat to Different Batch/ Trek: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 15 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  5. Transfer of Seat to Friend/ Family: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 5 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  6. Validity: This rule is only applicable for treks between 4000 to 6000 meters and graded as Challenging or Challenging+

 

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