Stok Kangri Winter Expedition

from 45,000.00

Stok Kangri (6153m) is one of the most popular trekking peaks in the Indian Himalaya. Being the highest peak of Stok range in Ladakh, the climb to the top is a great introduction to anyone graduating from high altitude trekking to climbing in the Himalaya. That said, the climbing on Stok is mostly restricted to the summer months and there have been very few successful attempts to the peak in winters. The conditions on the mountain and the extreme cold make it a lot more challenging and even a bit technical. On this winter climb, we take the route starting from Stok village till Mounkarmo which will act as our base camp. From Mounkarmo Base Camp, we ferry our loads and stock up the summit camp. All participants are expected to carry their own personal equipment to Base Camp and do a load carry till high camp near the glacier.

The climb is a solid winter expedition and would be highly demanding on both the body & mind. One would need to be prepared for tough days at high altitude in harsh winter environment. Expected temperatures on summit day is around -35° C and factoring in the wind chill, can go as low as -40°C. It is a perfect preparatory trip for people climbing Everest or other high peaks in the Spring season. One would get a chance to test all their gear in temperatures similar to that on 8000m climbs in Spring.

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    • Activity Level Challenging
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    • Group Size Small Group
      10
    All about the Stok Kangri Winter Expedition.

    Stok Kangri (6153m) is one of the most popular trekking peaks in the Indian Himalaya. Being the highest peak of Stok range in Ladakh, the climb to the top is a great introduction to anyone graduating from high altitude trekking to climbing in the Himalaya.

    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
    – All transport to and from Leh
    – Accommodation on twin share basis in tents
    – Professional guide fee, wildlife fee and climbing permit
    – All trekking arrangements with an experienced guiding team, camp staff, cook, equipment 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
    – Porterage of personal baggage
    – 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.

    1. Day 1 Arrive at Leh, rest & Acclimatisation

      Add Itinerary DThe flight takes us over the Greater Himalayas and makes an exciting landing at one of the highest airports in the world. You will land in the morning and have complete day at your leisure. You can relax, take a stroll around the Leh market to get used to the temperatures and the altitude.
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    2. Day 2 Drive to Stok Village and Trek to Changma

      Add Itinerary DStart driving from Leh and cross the Indus to reach Stok Village. We follow the river all the way to Chagma Campsite. We keep the first day easy and let our bodies get used to the altitude and the cold as we camp at 4000m. Overnight Campescription

    3. Day 3 Trek to Mounkarma - The winter base camp

      Add ItineraryThe day starts with a climb to a small pass above Changma which will warm you up well. We continue by the stream as we gain another 300m more to Mounkarmo. Overnight Camp Description

    4. Day 4 Load ferry to High camp and back to base camp

      Add ItinFrom Mounkarmo Base Camp, we ferry our loads till the summit camp which is established near the Stok Glacier. We return to base on both the days to further acclimatize.erary Description

    5. Day 5 Rest Day and training

      We would stay in the base camp and do safety training to further acclimatize.

    6. Day 6 Base Camp to High camp

      We will do a day long trek to reach the high camps. Generally, in summers this camp is the base camp for summit push. During winters it is not favourable to stay for long at this camp.

    7. Day 7 Summit Attempt

      We will start at around midnight and make the final push to the top!

    8. Day 8 - 9 Contingency Day

      Emergency day in case of bad weather

    9. Day 10 Trek Mounkarmo to Stok village & drive to Leh

      Add Itinerary DHike down to Stok Village and drive back to Leh. Enjoy the warmth and cosy up in a bed!escription

    Accommodation

    All accommodation will be on a twin sharing basis in alpine camping tents. Veg food will be served during the trek.

    Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Excluding Flights Price (PP) Including Flights  
    December 25, 2019 - January 3, 2020
    Available
    45,000.00
    55,000.00
    January 10, 2020 - January 19, 2020
    Available
    45,000.00
    55,000.00
    January 20, 2020 - January 29, 2020
    Available
    45,000.00
    55,000.00