Stok Kangri Trek via Shang Valley

from 32,000.00

A classic trek to a spectacular 6000m peak in Ladakh. The Stok range lies on the southern skyline of Leh, the capital of Ladakh, and Stok Kangri is the highest mountain in the range. During the first two days set aside for acclimatisation we visit the colourful monasteries of Shey & Thiksey and checkout the charming market in Leh.

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  • Group Size Medium Group
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All about the Stok Kangri Trek via Shang Valley.

About the Trek:

The most appealing trek to add to your skill at 20000 ft the Stok Kangri trek stands taller than some of the highest mountains of the world. No doubt it draws so much attention and trekkers both who want to test their mountaineering skills with yet another challenge. A short drive from Leh and you are in Stok village which lies at the southern part of Leh, from where you practically start trekking on Stok Kangri expedition. Here you will find local attractions like museums palace and places of worship on the way. From Stok village, around 4 hours of walk along the 5 km scenic route along the Himalayas will take you to Chang Ma. You cross small streams and diverse terrain from green to grey and spot mountain goats, that are used to the tough life.

Another 3 hrs of walk from Chang Ma on barren and rugged terrain brings you to Mankorma Camp. This place is just 4 hours from base camp of Stok Kangri expedition. Once you reach the base camp, you can spot ice capped grey mountains as far as your eyes can see. You can also spot peaks of Golep Kangri and Parcha Kangri. After you are acclimatized to the thinning air and lower air pressure, the trek to the summit begins, and of course enjoy one of the rarest sights of your life and nature at its mightiest show.

One thing that requires attention is Stok Kangri trek height, that involves a difficult 7 km climb from the base camp and then return after summit. After passing through the glacier you have to cross a steep ridge which takes 7 to 8 hours. One you reach atop Stok Kangri you are awarded with breath-taking 360 degrees view of the Karakoram and Zanskar ranges. The Stok Kangri trek cost is a bit higher than other usual weekend treks, owing to the technicalities involved in the trek. The trek requires a great level of physical fitness and ability to deal with mountain sickness, nausea or headaches caused by the ratified air and dropping pressure. You need a good 10 to 12 days to complete the trek and physical and mental endurance to ascent the fairly technical steep ascent.
If you are planning this trek then you must know Stok Kangri best season is from June to September, excluding the monsoon in between. For those who are willing to attempt the Stok Kangri trek in April, should check for the trail conditions as it is mostly covered with snow making your climb difficult.

About the destination:

Set in the southwestern part of the district of Leh is the demanding Stok Kangri expedition trek that will test your determination and skills. Leh is the ideal place to get accustomed to the local culture which will slowly disappear as you move higher for your trek. Here you can go for local sightseeing and also acclimatize to 11480 ft height before heading forward on your expedition.

Quick Facts:

• Best time to visit: June to September
• Maximum height achieved: 20100ft
• Nearest airport: Leh Airport

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

– All arrangements for staying and camping while on the trip
– Accommodation on twin share basis in tents
– Professional guide fee, wildlife fee and climbing permit
– All trekking arrangements with India’s most experienced guiding team, camp staff, cook, equipments etc.
– GST as applicable (Subject to change as per govt rules).

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

– Delhi – Leh – Delhi airfare. Railway station / airport transfers in Delhi
– Expenses of a personal nature like laundry, insurance Beverages and snacks in Leh or any other tea house, tips for guides, cooks & porters
– Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.

Note –
1. Single Room in Leh during the trip can be booked at an additional cost of INR 2500.
2. Single occupancy Tent for all camping nights can be arranged at an additional cost of INR 2000.
3. Personal Porter to carry your day-pack during the trek can be arranged at INR 1000 per day.

  1. Day 1 Rest Day and Acclimatization

    The flight takes us over the Greater Himalayas and makes an exciting landing at one of the highest airports in the world early in the day. You will have full day at your leisure. Use it for acclimatizationescription

  2. Day 2 Drive to Shang

    Today we make an early start from Leh and drive to Shang while attaining a maximum altitude of 3800mtrs. For acclimatization purpose we camp here for night.

  3. Day 3 Trek from Shang to Shangpu

    An easy day with a gradual ascent of about 5 to 6 hours to Shangpu with many prayer flags fluttering. A great chance to view wild mountain goats on this trail. We will attain an elevation of 4300 mtrs today. Overnight Camping.

  4. Day 4 Trek to Mathopu from Shangpu

    An easy day with a very lenianent trail of about 5 to 6 hours to Matho Phu. Overnight Camping.

  5. Day 5 Trek from Mathophu to Mounkarmo

    A gradual ascent to Matho La before descending to switch back trail to Mounkarmo which has a big parachute cafe. A great chance to view wild mountain goats on this trail. Today is also the day when you get your first views of Stok Kangri peak. Overnight Camping

  6. Day 6 Trek from Mounkarmo to Base Camp

    The base camp is a short walk from here but we do gain a substantial altitude. Relax at the base camp which also houses one of the biggest & best stocked parachute cafés in Ladakh. A small excursion to a high point and back. Overnight Camp.scription

  7. Day 7 Summit Day

    Rest through the day and climb at midnight. We have reserved two days for the climb which would allow for contingencies due to bad weather. Fluttering with prayer flags the summit rewards with wide open views, the Karakoram Range & Ladakh range on the north, the Zanskar range on the west and a bird’s eye view of the Indus valley and the Leh city. Later descend to base camp. Overnight Camp.

  8. Day 8 Back to Base Camp

    Walk all the way back down to the base camp through the same route. We reach Base Camp by afternoon. Get the much needed rest before the celebration starts of by evening. Overnight Camp.

  9. Day 9 Trek to Stok Village and Back to Leh

    We exit out of the Stok valley at Stok village and then drive for another 1hour to Leh. Overnight at hotel.escription

Accommodation

AlAll accommodation will be on a twin sharing basis in alpine tents. Veg food will be served throughout the trek

Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Excluding Flights Price (PP) Including Flights  
June 20, 2020 - June 26, 2020
Available
32,000.00
47,000.00
June 28, 2020 - July 3, 2020
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32,000.00
47,000.00
July 7, 2020 - July 13, 2020
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32,000.00
47,000.00
July 15, 2020 - July 21, 2020
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32,000.00
47,000.00
July 22, 2020 - July 28, 2020
Available
32,000.00
47,000.00
July 30, 2020 - August 5, 2020
Available
32,000.00
47,000.00
August 4, 2020 - August 10, 2020
Available
32,000.00
47,000.00
August 12, 2020 - August 18, 2020
Available
32,000.00
47,000.00