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    Stok Kangri Summit

Stok Kangri Summit Trek

Description:


The highest peak in the Stok Range, Stok Kangri Summit Trek at 6153 Meterss, is located in the Ladakh region. It is the best peak to climb in the 6000+ range peaks.
In last 4-5 years, Stok Kangri Trek has become a preferred destination for seasoned trekkers and climbers. It definitely is one of the most thrilling treks as well. At Wanderers, focus on safety of our trekkers is of utmost importance and we have accordingly planned this trek for you.

This trek qualifies for an expedition and hence we suggest that everyone prepares well for the trek. It is also important to prepare your body for the trek by doing cardio for a month (at least) before attempting. Our team will also have a briefing session with trekkers. The best season for attempting is between (July-August).
It is 24 kms from Leh town.

The summit trek also gives you a feel of local ladakhi culture as we go through the villages. We get opportunities to interact with locals and shepherds here as well while on the trail.

One needs to acclimatize well for this trek and so we suggest at least 3 days for acclimatization to be fit for the summit.



Day 1 & 2:

The first 2 days of the Itinerary are planned for acclimatization. This is the most important part of the trek. Otherwise low oxygen levels can be extremely troublesome. So it is better to first get used to the high altitude. Our days ahead will be even higher ending at 6153 Meters and so we need to gear up for that.
We will unwind at the hotel, take a walk to the local market, explore the cafes OR just simply stay inside the hotel.

Day 3 :

Having acclimatized for two days in Leh, we start our drive to Matho. From Matho, we start our trek to Ganpochey. It will be a 5-6 hours trek to Ganpochey.
If we are lucky, we might as well sport a snow leopard or a Himalayan blue sheep. On the way today, we will also cross a couple of rivers.

Overnight in tents.


Day 4 :

Today we will cross the Mathola pass to reach Mankarmo. We will trek uphill today to a height of 4900 Meters. It will be a beautiful and scenic hike as well to Mankarmo.

Overnight in tents.

Day 5 :

We will start early today. After breakfast, we will start for Stok base camp. It will take good 4 hours to reach Stok base. After reaching the base, we will pitch in the tents and unwind for the rest of the day.

Overnight in tents.


Day 6 :

We need to acclimatize so we will gain height by trekking up to the ridge on top of the base. It is a steep hike and so will help us in getting ready for our attempt the next day.
We will sleep early as our ascent the next day will be post-midnight so we have to be ready.

Overnight in tents.


Day 7 :

We start at midnight for the summit. The climb to the ridge is quite steep and it will set the pace for our trek ahead. After crossing the first ridge followed by a glacier that we will negotiate, we will reach another ridge.
Thin air by now will start testing us. We will feel more stress at this point. We continue to trek and getting to the higher altitude, through boulders, scree laden ridges, glaciers and high snowcapped mountains all around.
Once atop, we will have a clear and stunning view of the Zanskar range on the west and Karakoram and Ladakh range on the north.

We will spend some time on top of the summit, click pictures and feel proud of the achievement. Post that, we will trek back to the base. It will take about 8 hours, to get to the top and about 4 hours back to the base.

Overnight in tents.


Day 8 :

We trek back to the Stok village from the base. From here we will drive back to the hotel.

Ovenright in hotel.


Day 9 :

Trip ends after breakfast.

**We might need an extra day if the weather condition is not appropriate. It is better to be prepared for another day. **


Inclusions :

1. Accommodation. (Camping)
2. Meals while on trek (Veg.) (Egg)
3. Trekking equipment.
4. Permits
5. First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
6. Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff

Exclusions :

1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
3. Insurance.
4. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head "Price Includes".

Transport:

We believe in absolute comfort wherever possible. Our transport fleet includes good quality Innova, Bolero, Xylo and Scorpio.

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)



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