STOK KANGRI TREK

Leh Ladakh

28000/- /Person

Region
Ladakh, India Himalayas
Altitude
6153 mts
Duration
9 Days
Season
July - Sept
Grade
When to book
• Payment to be made by Bank Transfer/ Cheque /DD in favor of RAVERS EXPEDITIONS. Online through our payment gateway.
• Payment for this trip will not be adjusted against any future trips.
Cancellation Policy
• 45 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.).
• 30-45 Days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.).
• 15-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.).
• 15 Days: No refund

ABOUT STOK KANGRI TREK

Stok Kangri at 6153 m is surely the best way for beginner level mountaineers and non mountaineering trekkers to touch 6000 m. Last few years this peak has gained phenomenal popularity as a lot of trekkers not wanting to do technical climbs but wanting to go high up have turned their attention to this beautiful mountain. Have no doubts, this trip is about doing 6000m! Everything else is secondary and we have planned the climb with just this and your safety in mind.

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Day Itinerary

  • Day 1 To 3
    ARRIVAL, ACCLIMATISATION & EXPLORATION IN AND AROUND LEH (3500M)
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    First 3 days are planned with the sole intention of getting everyone acclimatised well. On Day 01 we will almost do nothing but sit in the hotel and sip on tea/coffee.
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    This is done to ensure that we acclimatise well as this is the most important component of this adventure trip.
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    Day 02 we will set out on an acclimatisation hike (3-4 hrs) in the first half and spend the other half exploring the famous monasteries around Leh like Shey & Thiksey.
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    On Day 03 we drive to Khardung La at 5600m which is the second motorable pass in the world. Here we will try to spend some time as it will again help us get used to thin air at high altitudes. This pass offers unparalled views of the valley below on a clear day and is a photographer's delight.
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    Evening time there will be a briefing on the climb by the lead guide. We will be staying in a good quality hotel at Leh on the first 3 nights.
  • Day 4 To 5
    LEH (3500M) – STOK VILLAGE (3650M) – STOK BASE CAMP (4900M, TREK/5-6 HRS)
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    Having acclimatised well for 3 days we set out towards Stok Kangri. After a short drive from Leh we reach the Stok village where we visit the palace and the gompa before starting on the hike.
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    Today's hike is through the Hemis National Park and it will take us 5-6 hrs to get to the base camp. Depending on how the team is faring on the acclimatisation front, we might decide to do this in 2 stages if there are group members who have still not acclimatised well to the conditions.
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    During these 2 days we will climb up from the campsites for altitude gain following the simple principle of acclimatisation which says 'climb high - sleep low'. Overnight in tents.
  • Day 6
    BASE CAMP (4900M) – STOK KANGRI (6153M) – BASE CAMP (4900M, TREK/10-12 HOURS)
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    This is the big day when we summit Stok Kangri. We will start very early (around 2:00 a.m) from the base camp with our head lamps showing us the route for a couple of hours till the sun breaks out. From the base camp there is a steep climb to the ridge just above the camp and this will set the tone for the climb to come.
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    From the first ridge we move to a big glacier which we negotiate carefully and from here we find our way up to the final ridge which will lead us to the summit. The final stretch is quite steep and the thin air makes it even more challenging.
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    Early on in the season (May – June) there is lots of snow on this stretch while in July and August there is comparatively lesser snow making the climb easier. This is a very interesting though tiring stretch as we move through a typical high altitude terrain which has boulders, scree-laden ridges, glaciers and high snow capped mountains all around.
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    The summit rewards us with wide open views of the Karakoram and Ladakh range to the north, the Zanskar range to the west and a bird's eye view of the Indus valley and the Leh city. Enjoy the feeling of having achieved a difficult task of climbing a 6000m+ peak and take a few pictures before climbing down to the base camp.
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    The climb to the top will take anywhere between 6 to 8 hrs while the return trip will take us around 4 hours. Overnight in tents.
  • Day 7
    STOK BASE CAMP (4900M) – STOK VILLAGE (3650M, TREK/4 HRS) – LEH (DRIVE/30 MINS)
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    Today we trek back to the Stok village from the base camp. From here we drive for an hour to Leh and check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
  • Day 8
    EXTRA DAY AT LEH
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    This day is kept in the itinerary as an extra day which might get used up during our climb in case the weather is bad or someone's not acclimatized well. In case the extra day is not utilized then one can spend the day exploring Leh.
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    There is a wonderful option of river rafting on the Indus or a road trip to Pangong Tso lake. Overnight in a hotel.
  • Day 9
    LEH DEPARTURE
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    Post breakfast, depart for your onward destination.
  • Note
    Please remember on this trail one is not required to have any knowledge of climbing/mountaineering skills but one should have experience of trekking at altitudes upwards of 4000 – 4500m

Cost Include


• 2 guides for the group of maximum 14 trekkers so 1 guide for 7 group members. This will ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek. All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
• Accommodation (hotel or Guest house or home stay or camping).
• Good quality camping arrangements.
we believe that roughing it out necessarily doesn’t mean sleeping in smelly sleeping bags, compromising on safety by using low quality equipment and having unappetizing meals. We focus on your safety, basic comforts and the environment while camping. Keeping this is mind, the following equipment is provided on the trek.
• 3/4 season imported alpine tents ,sleeping bag , mattresses , Hot water bottles in the night (during the trek), Camping stools, Mess Tent, Toilet tents.
• All meals starting from dinner on Day 1 till breakfast on last day. A lot of emphasis is given to nutritional needs and a menu of vegetarian dishes is prepared accordingly. Tea/coffee will be served throughout.
• Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment & rations.
• Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee (if any).
• First aid kit (our guides are certified in handling first aid situations).
• Service Tax
• Transport



Cost Exclude


• Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag.
• Any meals/services not mentioned above.
• Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
• Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
• Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
• Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
• Insurance.
• OTHER OPTIONAL CHARGES.
• Charges for a porter/mule to carry personal bag throughout the trek (not more than 10 kgs.).