Stok Kangri from Spituk

Lotus Adventure Presents “Stok Kangri”!

Basic Information About The Region:

Region :- Leh

Duration:- 9 Days

Grade :- Difficult

Maximum Altitude :- approx 2100 ft.

Approx Trekking Distance :-39.9 Km

Some Highlights About The Stok Kangri Trek

  • Stok Kangri lies in the beautiful area of Ladakh and is one of the most captivating places.
  • It is a peak that has become highly popular among trekkers as they get the opportunity to experience a completely peaceful environment.
  • The trek has many hilltops so people can experience a variety of landscapes on the way.
  • You can get a beautiful view of Zanskar and the Indus Valley from the peak of Stok Kangri.
  • The landscape shows perfect beauty in winters when mountains are covered with snow.
  • The trek is the one most incredible treks.
  • The whole path to the Stok Village is full of natural landscape and green trees.

Things To Be Taken Care Of!

Here are some things people need to take care of while taking this trek as prevention is better than cure!

  • People should be aware of the extreme ice conditions. The ice can be as dangerous at times due to cracks so you need to find the pathway to cross the frozen river.
  • The ice can even be slippery so it should be taken proper care of while walking.
  • The temperature is extremely cold and decreases further sometimes. This is why warm and layered clothes are recommended which would help in keeping the body warm and prevent the body from freezing.
  • Hiking shoes or gumboots are highly recommended to protect your feet from ice-cold water. It is very important to protect your fingers and toes from extreme cold.
  • You should avoid heavy meals during the trek as it leads to tiredness.

Here are some of the important places covered:

  • Leh
  • Acclimatization
  • Chang Ma along Stok
  • Mankorma
  • Base camp
  • training day
  • Stok Kangri
  • Base camp
  • Buffer day

Basic Itinerary!

Day 1 - Arrival In Leh

Altitude3500 m

  • Reach Leh and rest overnight in hotel
Day 2 - Acclimatization day in Leh
  • Take rest and acclimatize yourself here. Very high altitude places or pass should not be visited.
  • Sightseeing and visit to various monasteries like Shey, Sangam, Hemis and Thiksey
  • Overnight in a hotel.
Day 3 - Leh to Chang Ma along Stok Village

Height:- 3,950 m

Leh to Stok Village:-- Drive 16 km, 40 minutes

Trek 5.7 km, time- 5 hrs

  • The average level of climb
  • Can refill water from the river
  • Hot lunch facility at the campsite
  • Night stay facility in the tent
Day 4 - Chang Ma to Mankorma

Height:- 4354 m/14,303ft

Trek 3.8 km, Time-3.5 hrs

  • Easy level of climb
  • Can refill water from the river
  • Hot lunch facility at the campsite
  • Night stay facility in the tent
Day 5 - Mankorma to Base camp

Height:- 4902 m/17,000 ft

Trek of 5 km, 5 hrs

  • Average to a tough level of climb
  • Till the first half, you can replenish water from the river and after that, there is no water point.
  • Hot lunch facility at campground.
  • Night stay facility in the tent
Day 6 - Rest day + training day
  • Acquire skills in using technical types of equipment
  • Information and arrangement for the summit
  • Take rest as much as you can, don’t overtire your body
Day 7 - Base camp to Stok Kangri

Height:- 6151 m/20,178 ft

Trek 6 km each way, 13 hrs

  • Reach on the peak by 6 am
  • Arrive at Base camp by 12 noon
  • You are served with breakfast and a hot lunch.
  • Must carry sufficient hot water, there is only one water point at the glacier
Day 8 - Base camp to Stok Village

Trek 14km, 7 hrs

Drive 16 km, 40 minutes

  • Water is available on the way
  • You are provided with packed lunch
  • Reach Leh by 5 pm.
  • Then report to Hotel
Day 9 - Buffer day
  • Buffer day is used if one is not able to climb to the peak due to any accidental circumstances.
  • While a buffer day will be decided by the team and not by an individual.
If buffer day is not used in the journey then it can be used to survey Leh.
  • Mountain Biking
  • A visit to Khardung La
  • Full day expedition
  • Rafting in Zanskar
  • Motorcycle Tour
  • Zipline
  • One day trip to Pangong lake
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