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Stok Kangri Expedition

One of the highest trekkable peaks in India

Stok Kangri Expedition


₹21700 + 5% GST

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

Stok Kangri Expedition

₹21700 + 5% GST

Leh to Leh

+ Rs. 2754 Backpack Offloading
+ Rs. 550 Mandatory Insurance

Difficulty Level - 6

Leh - 11Days - 40 km

Up to 15% off in May-Jun batches for a limited period! ✨
Batches: June - July - August - September 2023

Brief Description of Stok Kangri Expedition

Stok Kangri is a popular peak located in the Ladakh region of India, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Stok Kangri is famous for being one of the highest trekkable peaks in India, with an altitude of 6,153 meters (20,187 feet). 

It is located in the Stok range of the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. Stok Kangri is popular among trekkers and mountaineers due to its accessibility, stunning views of the surrounding landscapes, and the sense of accomplishment that comes with summiting a high-altitude peak. The trek to Stok Kangri requires a moderate level of fitness and acclimatization to the high altitude, making it a great challenge for both experienced and novice trekkers.

The expedition takes you through remote and scenic regions of Ladakh. Stok Kangri is a popular trekking peak located in the Ladakh region of India. At an elevation of 6,153 meters (20,187 feet), it offers a challenging climb and stunning views of the Himalayas. 

Itinerary of Stok Kangri Expedition

The Stok Kangri Expedition starts from the town of Leh. Leh, the capital city of Ladakh, can be reached by air or by road.

By Air: The Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is the main airport in Ladakh and is well-connected to major cities in India, such as Delhi, Mumbai, Srinagar, and Jammu. Several airlines operate regular flights to Leh, including Air India, GoAir, and Vistara.

By Road: Leh can be reached by road from several cities in India, including Srinagar, Manali, and Delhi. The Manali-Leh highway and the Srinagar-Leh highway are the two main routes to Leh. The roads are open from May to October, and several private and government buses operate on these routes. You can also opt to hire a private taxi or self-drive to Leh. However, the journey by road can be quite challenging due to the high altitude and rough terrain, so it is important to plan and prepare accordingly.

Here is a detailed itinerary for the Stok Kangri trek:

Day 1: Arrival in Leh (3,500m)

- Arrive in Leh by flight and rest for the day to acclimatize to the high altitude.

Day 2: Acclimatization Day in Leh

- Take a rest day and explore Leh city to further acclimatize to the high altitude.

Day 3: Leh to Chang Ma (4,000m)

- Drive to Zingchen and start the trek to Chang Ma.
- The trek is a gradual ascent and takes about 4-5 hours.

Day 4: Chang Ma to Mankorma (4,350m)

- Trek from Chang Ma to Mankorma through a steep ascent.
- The trek takes around 5-6 hours.

Day 5: Mankorma to Base Camp (5,200m)

- Trek from Mankorma to the Base Camp of Stok Kangri.
- The trek is a gradual ascent and takes around 4-5 hours.

Day 6: Rest and acclimatization day at Base Camp

- Rest day to acclimatize to the high altitude.
- Take short hikes around the Base Camp.

Day 7: Base Camp to Stok Kangri Advanced Base Camp (5,800m)

- Trek from the Base Camp to Stok Kangri Advanced Base Camp.
- The trek is a steep ascent and takes around 4-5 hours.

Day 8: Rest and acclimatization day at Advanced Base Camp

- Rest day to acclimatize to the high altitude.
- Take short hikes around the Advanced Base Camp.

Day 9: Summit Day – Advanced Base Camp to Summit (6,153m) and back to Base Camp

- Start early in the morning (around 1-2 am) for the summit push.
- Reach the summit of Stok Kangri and descend back to the Base Camp.
- The trek takes around 12-14 hours.

Day 10: Base Camp to Leh

- Trek back to Stok village and drive to Leh.
- The trek takes around 4-5 hours.

Day 11: Departure from Leh

- Depart from Leh for your next destination.

What's Included

  • Camping during the trek and Guest House/Hotel Stay on twin / triple sharing basis in Leh

  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with First Aid certification & customized rescue course from NIM

  • Trek Meals 

  • Technical equipment - as required, depending upon snow conditions

  • Trek Permit Fee / ALTOA Fee (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)

  • First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder

  • Qualified & experienced Guide and Support staff

  • Transport from Leh to Road head and return

What's Not-Included

  • Meals during Hotel Stay in Leh

  • IMF Permit Fee for Foreign Nationals (approximately USD 75 per person)

  • Environmental Fee & Wildlife Permit Fee

  • Meals during road journeys

  • Any kind of personal expenses]

  • Any kind of Insurance

  • Mules or porters to carry personal luggage

  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusions

Essentials to carry

If you're planning to go on an expedition to Stok Kangri, which is a high-altitude trek in the Indian Himalayas, here are some essential things that you should carry with you:

  • Trekking Gear: Good quality trekking shoes, trekking poles, backpack, and headlamp with extra batteries.

  • Clothing: Warm, comfortable, and lightweight clothing that is suitable for high-altitude trekking. This includes thermal wear, a fleece jacket, windcheater, raincoat, trekking pants, gloves, and a hat.

  • Sleeping gear: A good quality sleeping bag that can withstand sub-zero temperatures, and a sleeping mat or inflatable mattress.

  • First Aid Kit: A well-stocked first aid kit with essential medicines for high-altitude sickness, pain relief, diarrhea, and other common ailments.

  • Food and Water: Carry sufficient food and water for the entire trek, and carry a water purification system or tablets to purify water from streams and rivers.

  • Navigation equipment: Maps, compass, and GPS device.

  • Sun Protection: Sunglasses, sunscreen, and lip balm.

  • Personal Items: Camera, phone, power bank, toiletries, and any personal medication that you might need.

  • Emergency Supplies: Emergency whistle, rope, knife, and a firestarter.

It is always recommended to do proper research and take advice from experienced trekkers or tour guides before embarking on a high-altitude trek like Kalindi Khal.

  • Footwear
    Non-skid, deep-treaded, high-ankle trekking shoes Qty -1
    Pair of light weight Slipper/Sandals Qty -1


Which is the highest trek in India?

The highest trek in India is the trek to Stok Kangri, which is located in Ladakh. The trek starts from an altitude of about 3,600 meters and goes up to the summit at 6,153 meters. Other high-altitude treks in India include the Goecha La Trek in Sikkim, the Roopkund Trek in Uttarakhand, and the Pin Parvati Trek in Himachal Pradesh.

Is the Stok Kangri trek difficult?

The Stok Kangri trek is considered to be a moderately difficult trek. It requires a good level of physical fitness and stamina due to its high altitude (6,153 meters) and steep ascent toward the summit. The trek involves a long duration of continuous walking and climbing, which can be strenuous for some people. However, with proper acclimatization and training, the trek can be accomplished by anyone with a good fitness level and some prior trekking experience. It is recommended to consult with a doctor before planning to undertake this trek, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.

Is Stok Kangri trek banned?

As of our knowledge cutoff date of September 2022, the Stok Kangri trek was not banned in India. However, it is always recommended to check with the local authorities and tour operators for any changes or updates regarding trekking regulations and permits.

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