Stok Kangri | Miyar Adventures
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Stok Kangri
Stok Kangri

PRICE PER PERSON

$2489


DURATION

10 Days


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Stok Kangri


PRICE PER PERSON

$2489


DURATION

10Days


BOOK NOW
Stok Kangri

PRICE PER PERSON

$2489

DURATION

10Days

BOOK NOW
DETAILS

Join us on one of the world’s only non-technical climbs in excess of 6000m. The peak of Stok Kangri often has better views of the Great Himalayas than the Himalayas themselves. At 20,187 feet this is about as high as non-professional mountaineers get on the planet: a clear day sees exquisite views of K2, with the huge Ladakhi capital of Leh a mere speck on a horizon, hemmed in by the imposing mountains of the Karakoram Range. While acclimating to the elevation we will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful Buddhist monasteries and meet the friendly people of Leh.

Duration
10 Days
Passport
Required with Nepal Visa

PRICE BASIS
PRICE INCLUDES

  • Pick up and drop off at Leh Airport
  • All hotel accommodation in leh (before & after climb)
  • Group transport to and from Leh hotel to the trailhead
  • Horses for luggage
  • Camping in 3 person tents on twin shared basis
  • All meals during the trek (Vegetarian Indian style meals)
  • Guides, Cooks and Porters
  • Camping equipment - sleeping bags/Mats
  • Personal Climbing equipment: Crampons/ice axe
  • Ropes
  • Professional First aid kit
  • Oxygen cylinders (for emergency use)
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Airfare. We can assist with booking cheaper tickets
  • Visa
  • Personal gear and equipment
ITINERARY
Day 1: Fly into Leh, the capital of Ladakh
Soar over the Greater Himalaya before landing at one of the world’s highest airports. At 10,991 ft. (3,350 m), you will likely feel the altitude already. We transfer to the Kang Lha Chen Hotel and can spend the day at leisure, acclimatizing.
Day 2: Exploring the city of Leh (11,480 ft)
To let your body acclimatize further before the trek we exploring Leh today. You may visit the 11th century monastery at Alchi and the famous Khardung La pass (one of the highest motorable roads in the world). Overnight hotel.
Day 3: Trek through Sumdo to Shang Phu (14,250 ft)
In the morning we visit Thiksey Monastery, then continue to Shang. There’s spectacular bird life on today’s three hour trek, including Lammergeyer, Peregrine Falcon, Choughs, Indian Griffon Vulture and the White-winged Redstart. After several river crossings we reach the gorge at Sumdo. Fom there, we travel up the valley to Shang Phu and one of the most beautiful camp sites on the trek. Keep an eye out for wolves, which are quite common in this remote place. Overnight camp.
Day 4: Cross the Shang La (16,750 ft) to Gangpoche (14,550 ft)
We rise early for a tough day of climbing on the Shang La, traversing a rarely-visited area and crossing many spurs and minor passes. We descend to the Tokpo River for lunch and continue climbing over a 4,550m pass to Gangpoche (14,550 ft) where we camp.
Day 5: Trek to Mankarmo (14,370 ft)
Today we enjoy a steady and rewarding climb through the Matho La pass (16,290 ft), viewing Stok Kangri, Kashmir, and the 8,000m Gasherbrum peaks in Pakistan. After a short walk along the ridge we descend to a steep and wild valley, where locals spend the summers in picturesque stone huts tending sheep and goats. We set up camp here after 5-6 hours walking.
Day 6: Trek to Stok Kangri base camp (16,340 ft)
In a two hour trek we reach Yarlas, the base camp for Stok Kangri. We set up camp near a meltwater stream and can take the rest of the afternoon to relax. You can climb above camp for views of the Rimo peaks, where meltwater is released from the Gulap Glacier's terminal moraine at 16,930 ft.
Day 7: Acclimatization hike to 17,70 ft
Today we take an acclimatization hike and check out the route. We climb the moraine above camp to the glacier beyond, where we put on crampons here and navigate the few very small crevasses. The slope steepens as we approach the south face, where there used to be a higher base camp site but it is now banned. We return to camp for the night.
Day 8: Summit day
We rise well before dawn and travel to the decommissioned base camp, then continue scrambling up to the south ridge. While this steep path is exposed and requires scrambling, a rope isn’t usually needed (although we have some on-hand). The summit is truly rewarding, offering magnificent views in all directions. When ready, we make our descent to base camp.
Day 9: Trek to Stok village from base camp
After breakfast we travel down the valley to Stok village, passing through a dramatic canyon with perplexing red sandstone formations. They are evidence of the once-calm land that is undergoing intense tectonic forces from the collision of the Indian and Asian plates. Even on these fortress-like formations, blue sheep gracefully scale the jagged faces to safety. We also pass several homesteads and ruins of old fortresses, so save space on your camera. From Stok we are driven back to Kang Lha Chen Hotel in Leh.
Day 10: Fly home from Leh
Rise, shine, and say your goodbyes. We will transfer you to the airport for your departure
FAQs
HOW DO I GET TO LEH?
Fly into New Delhi, then Leh. Your guides will greet you and transfer you to your hotel. We can arrange a sightseeing day in New Delhi and the local flight to Leh for an additional fee.
WHAT ARE THE ACCOMMODATIONS LIKE?
Our first two nights and last night are spent in the Kang Lha Chen Hotel. This hotel offers very comfortable accomodations and are experienced with travelers. While on the trek, we camp in a group campsite carried and managed by our porters.
WHAT IS THE FOOD LIKE ON THE TREK?
In this region you will be served a variety of local foods including cereal, toast and jam, eggs and porridge, vegetables, curry, pasta, rice, dhal and paneer (cottage cheese).
IS THERE A PACKING LIST?
Yes, a packing list will be provided by Miyar Adventures upon booking your trip.
IS THIS TRIP SAFE?
Safety is very important to Miyar Adventures and they will be in contact with each customer upon booking to discuss gear, altitude and travel safety.
WHAT PHYSICAL SHAPE DO I NEED TO BE IN? IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT?
For Stok Kangri participants should be at least 18 years old and experienced with trekking and mountaineering. Good physical fitness, positive attitude and stamina, and attention to skills can go a long way to making this trip more enjoyable and successful. We will help you come up with a good training plan to get ready for this trip.
DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?
Travel insurance is recommended for this trip. For more information click here: Travel Insurance
HOW MUCH EXTRA MONEY SHOULD I BUDGET?
We suggest an additional 500$ to cover visas, local airfare, tips, and other miscellaneous expenses.
CAN SOLO TRAVELERS GET THEIR OWN ROOM?
There is an optional $300 supplemental charge.
CAN I CANCEL MY BOOKING FOR THIS TRIP?
You may cancel your reservation up to 120-days or more before the trip start date. Full refunds, less registration fee, will be provided.. Trip canceled by you 60-120 days or more before the trip start date: 70% less registration fees will be provided Or you can credit your 100%, less registration fees towards another trip with Miyar Adventures. Trip canceled by you 30-60 days before the trip start date: 50% less registration fees will be provided Or 70%, less registration fees, will be credited toward another trip. Trip canceled by you 30 days or less before the trip start date: There will be no refund. Trips cancelled by Miyar Adventures will be fully refunded within one month of the trip date.
Testimonials
  • Our camping and trekking combined with the amazing views and the awesome guides, the overall experience at Stok Kangri was really a true delight. Everything about the trek was wonderful. What a way to see Ladakh and absorb its beauty for lifetime. The other Himalayan peaks around makes the perfect backdrops. Thanks to the trek leaders and the organizers for making sure that everything went through smoothly.

    Sameer Grag
  • Amazing landscape, sunny days, cold nights, Hot tea, marvelous meals, perfect Organization, attentive Team, First Yak in Life. Stunning beauty of this trek is beyond words. Guides were so professional and helpful for everything all the way. They made sure to keep you safe and well aware of the area and culture. This was an amazing journey for me and I cherish the memories everyday till date.

    John Roberts
  • I was part of a group that has done several climbs with Sandeep as a leader. Sandeep takes great care of his clients and knows when to push you and advise you on areas where you need to work. Sandeep takes great care to ensure safe climbs and a fun time for the participants! Go with Miyar if you want to be challenged and grow in a safe environment!

    Filipp Demenschonok