Stok Kangri Trek

Amongst  the most stunning  places in the world  is Stok Kangri that lies in the amazing area of Ladakh located in the northern state of India and is known for compassion and support of its inhabitants. Leh the capital of Ladakh is situated at the height of 3500-3800 mts of sea level and the most adventurous place for the trekking lovers. Trekking in Leh is the best option for trekking in India and hence it attracts tourist from every corner of the world.

Stok Kangri is one such peak that has gain tremendous popularity in the last few years. Stok Kangri peak provides you the entire view of Zanskar and the Indus Valley.

About  the Trek:

Your trek starts with the arrival from Delhi to Leh. Spend some time to acclimatize with the beauty and weather in a place where you get the perfect combination of natural exquisiteness with cultural beauty. From Changa Ma, you will go to Base Camp. You will rest here for one complete day and get adequate knowledge about all the possibilities and challenges of the trek from your guide. From here, you will trek to your destination Stok Kangri. Ascend climbing for 9-10 hours and you will reach at the top of the ridge.

Standing at the summit, you can view the Karakoram Range to your north and Zanskar Range to your south This trek offers you the incredible trekking experience. We are the best trekking company in providing the finest customized deals to trekkers worldwide. We not only plan your trip, but take care of every issue no matter big or small. Our motto is to create the most excellent trekking experience of your life. Simply give us a call and leave everything on our professionals. Call us..Today..!!

Region :- Leh, Ladakh, J & K
Duration :- 8 Days
Grade :- Difficult
Max Altitude :- 20,800 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :- 40 Kms. 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Leh

Your trekking to Stok Kangri begins with the arrival to Leh. You can easily reach Leh once you come to Delhi  either through a flight or through the road. Taking the flight is a better option as you would be saving a lot on time and energy. Taking the road may cost you a lot of time as you have to first go to either Srinagar or Manali to start for Leh. Trekking in the area of Leh is among the best options among Trekking in India.

 

Day 2: Leh (Acclimatization day)

On day 2nd, you can enjoy the cultural and natural beauty of Leh. This can be considered as a day to get familiar with the town and also acclimatize to the weather. There are dozens of monasteries and ancient temples that you can go around. You can have an overnight stay in Leh. The hotels are easily accessible and rates are reasonable too. You can enjoy trekking here as post monsoon trek and pre monsoon trek.

 

Day 3: Leh (11500 ft.) to Chang Ma (13087 ft.) via Stok Village (11800 ft.)

It is one of the best sites that you would have once you have decided to trek this area of land. At any point of time, you might just feel that you are right in the middle of heaven. The day starts with a drive to Stok village. At the start of the drive from Leh, you would go through many exotic and beautiful scenes. The Stok village lies immediately to the south of Leh and it is well known for a royal palace. The recently crowned king of Ladakh lives here. There is also a small museum inside the palace which has beautiful and religious artifacts.

The day 3 is however the day when you trek to Chang Ma. This might be a difficult trek and you may experience the joy of a snow trek.


Day 4: Chang Ma (13087 ft.) to Mankorma (14200 ft.)

The whole trek passes through the barren grey landscape of Ladakh. This day will show you the real beauty of ladhak and gives you the answer why ladhak known as cold desert, while trekking you will cross the 2-3 times small streams, it is a fairly easy trek along with the river and you would love the overnight stay in tents.

 

Day 5: Mankorma (14200 ft.) to Base camp (16300 ft.)

A few hours trek takes you back to the base camp. This exotic base camp is a pleasurable place. This area has a number of water bodies in the form of lakes and water streams. During the day time, you can walk on the upper areas of the campsite and enjoy the views of the surroundings. There are some beautiful peaks like Gulap Kangri, Parcha Kangri and many others. You would get time to acclimatize to the weather. This is pretty necessary because in the coming days, you wuld find a drastic change in the climate and might experience thin air and lack of oxygen.

Day 6: Rest day + training day

This day is an easy day for trekkers. It is essentially a day to train for the upcoming trek and know the possibilities and challenges that are involved in it. Your trek leader and guide would let you know about all the different changes in the terrain.

You need adequate knowledge and experience to go around the mountains. There might be situations where you have to trek in the sinking snow. You would find your legs sinking up to your knees. Therefore it is essential that you know the weather and surrounding conditions. By now, you should be well familiar to the conditions prevailing during the day and night.

 

Day 7: Base camp (16300 ft.) to Stok Kangri (20080 ft.) back to base camp.

Now that you have had rest for a day i.e. the Stok Kangri trek, you should be well prepared for the big climb. The route goes through glaciers and then comes to steep slopes to the summit ridge. This is a long climb, so you should be mentally strong and prepared psychologically.At the start of the trek, after a couple of hours, you should reach to the summit of the ridge. The summit offers you great views of the area. The wide and open surroundings give you a royal feeling. Towards the north, you would get a view of the Karakoram range.


Day 8: Base camp to Leh

Day 8 would be the ultimate day of your fantastic trekking experience. The trek which included high altitude trekking mountaineering and expedition would finally come to an end after this day. The joy of Ladakh trekking can be rejuvenated from this spot. As the day rises, you would have to start coming back from Base camp to Leh.

The trek back could be difficult and you need to perform care and precision. On the same day, after you reach Leh, you would also have to cover up to Stok Village on your feet. Stok village is the final stopping point of trekking. The drive may make you nostalgic of all the fun that you had while trekking the mountains in the last eight days.

How to Reach

By Air :-
Jet Airways, Go Air and Air India provide daily (once every day) flight service between New Delhi and Leh. In the summer season, the services may even be provided twice a day. However if you plan a trip to this area of the country, you must try to book your tickets well in advance. You would enjoy the flight as you would fly over many untouched areas and even some mountain ranges. 

 

By Road :-
The road from Manali to Leh is only open in the summers. The road trip may take you 2 days, but depending upon the weather conditions, the travel may also extend to 3 or even 4 daysA good advice would be to carry a sleeping bag with you well, as the bus may stop in the middle of nowhere for the overnight stay.

Another route to Leh via Srinagar, also takes around two days. On this route, you would pass through some lonely yet famous villages like Kargil and Khalsi.

Top 10 Himalayan Treks

If you are a trekker at heart, here is a list of the  other 10 best Himalayan treks; and in case, you are not, this list will surely encourage you to become one:

  1. Chadar Trek

Height: 11,123ft
Duration: 9 Days
Difficulty Level: Challenging
Best Season: January to February
Packages:  
Chdar Trek.

Taking place only during the month of Jan-Feb, it is known to be the most enthralling treks in India; it involves trekking over the Frozen Zanskar River in the Zanskar River in Ladakh.

How to reach: Fly down to the nearest airport at Leh from New Delhi for INR 2,798 without burning a hole in your pocket!

  1. Roopkund Trek

Height: 16,500ft
Duration: 7-9 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Best Season: May to October
Packages: 
Roopkund Trek

A trek to a high altitude lake, the trails to the final destination of the trek comprises of passes through strewn glaciers, snow-clad peaks and narrow passes.

How to reach: Fly straight to the nearest airport at Pantnagar from any city around the country and thereby continue the remaining journey by road.

  1. Hampta Pass

Height: 14,100ft
Duration: 4-5 Days
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Best Season: June to September
Packages:
 Hampta Pass trek.

Collaborating the scenic Lahaul and Kullu valleys, the easy gradient, prismatic views of the glaciers, alpine forests and the mighty Himalayan Range are the key elements beginners take this trek.

How to reach: Fly down to the nearest airport at Kullu (Bhuntar) from New Delhi at attractive air fares starting at INR 8,448.

  1. Kedar Kantha Trek

Height: 12,500ft
Duration: 7 Days
Difficulty Level: Easy
Best Season: Round the Year
Packages: 
Kedar Kantha Trek.

Ascending through valleys of the Tons River and the Govind National Park, the trek offers promising views during the winters as the entire valley remains covered with snow.

How to reach: Fly straight to the nearest airport of Dehradun and then onwards by road. Fly New Delhi to Dehradun at jaw dropping prices starting at just INR 1,975!

  1. Kuari Pass Trek

Height: 12,763ft
Duration: 6 Days
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Best Season: December to March
Packages:  
Kuari Pass trek.

Discovered during the British Rule in India by Lord Curzon, the trek offers amazing views of some of the peaks like Kamet, Trishul, Chaukhaba and the Nanda Devi.

How to reach: Fly straight to the nearest airport at Dehradun from any city around the country and thereby continue the remaining journey by road.

  1. Goecha-La Trek

Height: 16,000ft
Duration: 11 Days
Difficulty Level: Easy
Best Season: April to June
Packages: 
Goechala Trek

The enchanting valleys of Sikkim are where this trek originates. It is considered as an ideal experience to witness and enjoy the mesmeric views of the Khanchendzonga Peak and other astounding Himalayan Peaks.

How to reach: Fly straight to the nearest airport at Bagdogra from Kolkata at super low fares starting at INR 1,279.

  1. Nagtibba Trek


Height: 10,006ft
Duration: 3Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Best Season: February (mid) to June, September to December
Packages: 
Nag Tibba Trek

Passing through lush and exotic oak, rhododendron, cider and alpine forests, the trek is an awesome way to get introduced with the immaculate beauty of the Himalayas.

How to reach: Fly straight to the nearest airport of Dehradun and then onwards by road. Fly New Delhi to Dehradun at jaw dropping prices starting at just INR 1,975!

  1. Annapurna Base Camp

Height: 8091m (26545ft)
Duration: 11 Days
Difficulty Level: Easy
Best Season: September to November, March to May, December to February
Packages: Annapurna Base Camp is the tenth highest mountain in the world, the Annapurna Base Camp trek is amongst the most breath-taking 
Himalayan treks in the world which takes you through scenic landscapes, rustic villages, evergreen rhododendrons and offers prismatic views of the Himalayas.

How to reach: Fly straight to the nearest airport at Lukla, Nepal and thereby continue the remaining journey by road.

  1. Banderpunch

Height: 6316m
Duration: 8 Days
Difficulty Level: Easy
Best Season: March to October

  1. Har ki Dun Trek

Height: 11,675ft
Duration: 7-8 Days
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Best Season: March to June, September to November
Packages:  
Har Ki Dun Trek.

The Har Ki Doon Valley is known for its pristine and untouched beauty. Embraced with the amazing views of alpine forests, snow-clad peaks, chestnut, walnut, willow and chinar forests, the trek also offers ample of opportunities for bird watching and enjoy the charm of the Garhwal Himalayas.

How to reach: Fly straight to the nearest airport of Dehradun and then onwards by road. Fly New Delhi to Dehradun at jaw dropping prices starting at just INR 1,975!      

                                 

Har Ki Dun – During October & November:

The Har Ki Dun trail covets into a different complexion during the months of October and November. You will notice horses and cows grazing in the meadows .

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Whom is the trek meant for?

Har ki dun is a awe-inspiring trek for beginners for an interesting Himalayan experience. The trail takes you through ancient villages where you can watch and understand their unique culture and lifestyle.

Difficulty level and Preparation

Har ki Dun is an easy to moderate trek. It’s length makes it even more moderate. Herein, you cover an average of 9-10 km each day. There is also a steep portion on the trail leading up to Kalkatiyadhaar  which  requires some stamina. 

What are the risks involved?

 There will be easy exit points till Kalkatiyadhaar. In case there are any medical emergencies, evacuation will take 24 hours or less. For urgent medical assistance you will have civilization (villages Osla, Seema, Gangad) nearby throughout the trail. No motor-able roads . In winter, there will be snow

Happy Trekking!

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