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Stok Kangri Trek



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Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer to your hotel.

Early morning transfer to domestic airport and fly to Leh. Arrive Leh and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free for acclimatization

Day to Relax and walk around.Overnight hotel.

Sightseeing of Shey and Thikse monastery. Overnight hotel.

Morning drive to Lamayuru visits the oldest monastery of Ladakh & drive to Chilling (3850m) for overnight. Chilling is known for its intricate gold jewelry and expert craftsmen.

DAY 06: CHILLING - SKIU (3500 m) 5 hours.
Crossing the Zanskar River by way of rope and Cable Bridge we join up with our trekking team. OvernightCamp

DAY 07: SKIU - MARKHA (3850 m) 7 hours.
We follow the trail that joins the Markha River for the next few days. An easy trekking day but with a number of river crossings. On arrival at Markha we visit the monastery and fort.

DAY 08: MARKHA - HANKAR (4000 m) - 4 hours.
Quite a few monasteries are spread along our route today. After the Umlung monastery, the valley narrows down and we halt at the campsite at the base of Kang Yaste (6400 m).

DAY 09: HANKAR - NIMALING (4650 m) 4 hours.
Trek towards the direction of Zalung Karpo and Rupshu region. Crossing the vast Thagshungtse pastureland we begin a gradual ascent into the beautiful high valleys of Ladakh. Camp.

DAY 10: NIMALING - KONGMARU LA (5150 m)- CHOGDO (4000 m) 7 hours.
Climbing to the summer pastures of Nimaling, used by the shepherds of Hankar and Markha, we follow a hedge right to the top of the pass. The Kongmaru La pass commands a grand view of the Kang Yatze north face (6400 m), the Ladakh ranges and the Indus valley. Camp at the base.

DAY 11: CHOGDO - GYUNCHO LA (4600 m)
Camp at 4350 m after a 6- 7-hour walk. Now we get on to a new and rarely traveled route through the valleys to the east of our objective then turning towards the west into a tributary valley which we reach after a long and gradual ascent to the Gyuncho La. We descend to set up camp at the base.

DAY 12: Camp at 4350 m - SHANG LA (4800 m) - MATHO PHU (4350 m) 6 hours.
Crossing numerous spurs and minor passes with occasional views northwards towards the Indus Valley and the peaks beyond we climb up to the Shang La and then descend to the Tokpo River. Then it's a descent to our campsite.

DAY 13: MATHO PHU - MATO LA (4820 m) -STOK KANGRI Base Camp (4700 m) 5 hours.
At the pass, colorful prayer flags flutter in the wind, with the Zanskar ranges in the background. While descending steadily along side the Jingchan River to our base camp, we get excellent views towards the Stok summit and the Stok Kangri peak. (6121m).


DAY 15: SUMMIT DAY (Approximately 8-9 hours to base-camp).
Our route initially crosses scree and boulder slopes, and then leads to easy angled snow slopes, which require the use of ice axe and crampons. The route is not difficult but at this altitude, it can be quite strenuous. From the summit of Stok Kangri (6116m), we get to see amazing views as far as the Karakoram, and Pamir ranges and Tibet. The weather permitting we rest awhile and before descending to base-camp.

A five-hour walk to Stok. That goes downhill and through wild gorge scenery brings us to Stok village. We visit Stok Palace and museum and later take jeeps for an hour's drive across the Indus valley to our hotel in Leh.


Catch the early morning flight to Delhi. Half day sightseeing in Delhi.Evening transfer to the International Airport for onward flight.

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