The Ultimate Guide to Stok kangri expedition by Go2ladakh with most comprehensive and valuable information by our expert trekking team
Stok kangri expedition overview Duration: 8N9D days Difficulty: level 7 Distance: 38 km Max elevation: 6153m Elevation gain / loss: +2551m / -2551m
ABOUT STOK KANGRI EXPEDITION
Stok kangri It 6150 mtrs , one of most famous expedition in world it located in Himalayna ladakh region stok village in hemis national park range , it highest peaks in the range. Stok kangri expedition is very popular trekking in Himalayan region , climbing stok kangri is getting popular among international tourist and as well domestic tourist over the last few years.reason behind this trek , it very easy access from leh town and it minimum it take 6N7D expedition from leh , during the trek we don’t advise to use any fixed roper and not advisable to beginner hikers and trekkers , it very challenges task both physical and mentally, if you are interest in stok kangri expedition ,you must needed basic mountaineering skill and must be middle lever trekker to climb the stok kangri summit. lots tourist only enjoys stok kangri peak view from leh by staying in hotels and guest house. And it is not easy job for everyone it only for recommended to only has adventure and experienced trekker. to climbing to we need proper guidance and well experienced local team and well acclimatizes yourself before the expedition. ones you reach to summit You can also get spectacular view of Karakoram and Zanskar range from the Stok Summit. Stok expedition is is once in a lifetime adventure and every avid trekker's dream.
How to start the trekking and reaching stok kangri trekking point. We just guide how To reach stok kangri trekking point ,first we will reach to stok village and later stok trekking point it one hour’s drive from leh town via indus river , before you start the stok kangri expedition, you can take blessing from stok monastery and enrooted you can visit stok palace also .ones you reach to stok trekking point , where all trekker members assemble there and our trek leader will do briefing to all team and introduce you with trekking team. stok trekking point is 200/ 300 mrt higher from leh town.
Best time to Do stok kangri trek
our professional guide and team leader advices you deferent time to do stok kangri expedition as per your suitable time and strength . From May to August is best time for climbing the stok kangri there will be lots of snow trails on the way summit . so you have carry all the gears and
From august to October There will be very less on snow on trails ,it get us chance to use axe and crampons etc , From January to Februaryis stock kangri expedition is it extremely adventured and expedition, needed all professional gears and well supportive team , extremely cold -30 -40 freezing tempeture
Altitude of level of during the stok kangri expedition The lowest point is leh 3300 mtrs and highest point is summit of stok kangri which is 6150 mtrs From beginning of day, every day you will have to trek above 500-800 mtrs . normally trekker have planned for 4-6 days duration for the expedition , but our professional guide suggest you to keep 2 more days free day for hassle free from emergency and reschedule due to weather condition and medical reason .
High altitude sickness and symptom
Acute mountain sickness
High altitude pulmonary edema
High altitude celebuaul edema
Tips for the stok kangri by local our professional guide and expert
Best tips and trick for stok kangri expedition Before start the trek, you must have learned about the altitude sickness and it prevention and precaution and proper check list carry. Make sure you carrying a proper sleeping bag ,Proper gears , seat harness , Ice axes , carabiners , crampons , helmet , sung glass, sun cream , good gloves , thermal winder stoppers , geters,
Basic gears you must have during the stok kangri trek
Helmets: From base camp to summit there have risky area where stone and rock fall , so helmets is very important .
Crampons: you need walk on glaciers and up to summit it helps you for better grip of walking always use the good quality crampons during the expedition
Gaiters : prevent the snow into your boots
Climbing boots : must carry the good quality climbing boots
Basic medical kits :for every trekker in case of any emergency
Expert group leader : your group leader have rich experience and must certified with wilderness medicines which is very helpful during the expedition .
Quality clothing : before shopping please consul to local team
Head Lamps:Important in the early mornings and in case you have to hike at night (I do not recommend this).
Buff:To warm up air before you breath in to prevent the nasty case of Khumbu Cough afterward.
Get THE Maps. Our expert designed Map with details elevation will offer you in leh only
Travel Insurance: is very mercenary while travelling to expedition to stok kangri
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Where to stay during the trek. During the stok kangri trek there no has no concrete home stay or lodge on whole trails of trek, You will find the fixed camp at every camping point that is manage by local of stok village ,usually start from mid of May to September .
Why you must trek with Go2ladakh Go2ladakh well established travel company since 2007 , we have local dedicated professional and local trails expert team . Team : All the our team members have more than 6/7 years experienced in adventure journey ,we designed the packages very comprehensively and deliciated , helper are very attentive and helpful on you. Gears: all the our gears and accessories are very high-end products and internationally branded we used Coleman expedition tent, gears tent, which approve on expedition level and it make you feel more comfort and encourage your adventure journey, Food :our professional cooks take care all your health and energy throughout expedition . with priory on notional and hygicinc food , and drink , it create wonderful and wonder lust and memorable expedition in your life .
Short and brief day wise expedition itinerary Day 01leh arrival and drive to leh hotels O/N at leh Day 2leh local sightseeing O/N at leh Day 3acclimation and short hiking in leh near shanti stupa O/N at leh Day 4:Stok village – Mankarmo Time: 5 hrs Distance: 10. km the trek starts from Stok village, follow the trail as it enters an gorge walk through a beautiful valley . Day 5: from Mankarmo - Base Camp Time: 3 hrs Distance: 3.4 km the distance to the base camp from Mankarmo is less than 4km, very short and easy day Day 6: Base Camp - Stok Kangri Summit - Base Camp Time: 8-11 hrsDistance: 9.1 km E the summit day start before dawn so that you have sufficient time on with us . It takes few hours to reach the glacier. Keep walking up to the ridge that takes you to the summit. Enjoy the spectacular view of the snow-clad mountains of the Himalaya, Karakoram and Zanskar ranges Day 07: Base Camp - Stok Time: 3-4 hrs Distance: 12.4 km Elevation gain / loss: +0m / -1366m walk down the valley towards the village of Stok and continue drive to leh O/N at leh Day 08 buffering day Day 09 check out hotel and transfer to leh airport For more details and customized itinerary our teal will tailormade the programs as your interest and suitable
Our costing model is base your group size and your hotels preference in leh we also arrange the cultural tour on extension day in leh
For further more details information Please consult to stok kangri expedition team