Stok summit is no joke and we take it as none. It has been a wish of every mountaineer and trekker to climb a summit of 6000 plus meters. Stok Kangri is the most accessible peak in this elite club in the Himalayas. This majestic peak can be seen towards the southern sky from the town of Leh. Located in the Stok ranges of the Hemis national park area at an elevation of 6157 meters, this is almost 70% the height of mt. Everest. There are streams of clear water, wonderful campsites and a pristine glacier.
Once on the top, the view enchants you. If you can see the Karakoram ranges as far as the K2. Towards the north, you have a view of Leh and towards the south, you can see an endless spectacular landscape as far as the Pir Panjal ranges. Stok Kangri is mostly underestimated as a normal trek which can be done in 6 days. And you also get an amazing view of Karakoram ranges including K2 (8,611 m), your second top point on the planet!
Over the years this has been a failure, due to the low levels of summits done and people coming back sick. We have a scientifically designed to give you proper acclimatization. We at Crazy Peaks believe that our success is you standing on the summit and reaching back safely.
Leh is the headquarter of Ladakh. It is located on the banks of the Sind (Indus) river, between the Khardungla and the Stok ranges at an elevation of 3250 meters. There are various early morning flights to Leh from Delhi. You can come by Road to Leh from Manali or from Srinagar. After arriving check into the hotel. There will be an introduction and a briefing session in the evening.
This day is to prepare your body for the higher altitudes. The day will be spent acclimatizing around Leh and making permits. We will climb the small hills around this town. First we will go to the Leh palace, which is a little above Leh overlooking the town. Above this is the Tsemo monestry from where we have a magnificient view of Leh. After that we will visit the Shanti Stupa. The evening will be spent in making last minute purchases and packing our backpacks for the trek.
The day of the trek is here. Make sure you have all your essentials for the climb to the top. We start our drive towards Stok village, which is across the Sind river. Its a half an hours drive to the village. Stok village is famous for it’s Royal palace. This place has lots of greenery and wheat farming is done here.We start our trek from here. We walk along a stream for some time, and then there is a moderate climb for a hour. The landscape is pinkish and barren. Changma is flatish place ideal for camping. Overnight stay in tents.
Today’s trek is a trail through barren landscape and valleys. The views of the steep cliff shaped mountains are breathtaking. The topography appears pinkish. There are plenty of blue sheep in his area. They can be seen easily on steep cliffs. Today is a total ascend and we gain approx. 1100 feet of altitude. There can be signs of nausea or mild headaches. You can be free to talk to our trek leaders, who are trained for these kinds of situations. Mankarma is a ideal campsite along a stream. Overnight stay in tents.
Today we will walk along a a wide valley for some time , then climb along a ridge. The ascend is normal to moderate. There are lots of water bodies on the way. The base camp is located at around 5000 meters. It is a wonderful place to set up camp. This place is cold, but not too windy. After reaching we occupy camp, which will be in tents. After lunch we will go for a short acclimatization walk towards Gulab Kangri. Then in the evening there will be a short briefing session and a medical checkup in which some vital information about High altitude sickness will be discussed.
Today is the day for packing, training and briefing sessions. A climb to a peak has certain level of technicalities involved which have to be adhered to with a certain level of discipline. There is a big glacier on the way, so you should have the knowledge as to how to walk on a glacier. Our trek leaders are highly qualified from prestigious institutions so you can totally rely on them. We will check all our equipment are in order. The rest of the time will be spent exploring around the place. It will be a early dinner and you should sleep soon because it’s an early departure tomorrow morning for the summit. Keep your clothes and sack ready so that you do not waste time in the morning.
We get up as early as 1. A.M. Get your backpack ready. Put on your headlamps. Be careful to fill-up your water bottles,and keep them inside the backpack to stop them from freezing. We start by walking up toward the right. The trail is clearly visible from the camp. There is a steep ascent in the beginning, and then it gets moderate just before the glacier. It takes about two an half hours to reach the glacier. You have to traverse across the glacier. Take care while doing so as there are small crevasses here. As you cross the glacier the visibility also increases as the day breaks. You climb along a ridge, and then another ridge. The climb is steep. Then you come to a rocky patch. From here it is a walk along the final ridge. You may have a Vertigo effect during the final push. The snow is deep here.The trail is too narrow and every step has to be taken with caution. There is the effect of altitude also, so its a slow progress. It takes about 8 hours to reach the top so you should be on the summit at about 8 A.M. The top is a small falt patch with lots of prayer flags fluttering in the air. The view fro the top is awesome, Khardungla pass can be seen much lower. You can see the Karakoram ranges as far as Mt K2. Saser kangri peak dominates the skyline. It is said that on a clear day, if you are lucky enough you can see Kailash Mansarover lake. The entire Leh town can be seen from here. To the south you can view the Zanskar ranges. After tying our prayer flags and clicking some photographs, we start our journey back. Be cautious while descending. The snow patches can get slippery. While coming back, click some photographs on the glacier. You reach back to the base camp tired and hungry, and deserve a well earned rest.
Time has come to bid farewell to these amazing mountains. After breakfast we start descending towards village Stok through the camps of Mankarma and Changma. Jeeps will be waiting for us at the road. From the village of Stok you will drive back to Leh. Check in to a hotel. Time to have a hot shower and rest.Its been a long and a wonderful journey. it’s time to bid goodbye.
Board your morning flight from Leh to back home, or drive back through Srinagar or even adventurous Manali highway!
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Airport Transfers in Leh. (In Groups Only)
Leh to Stok Village and Return Transport
Day 01, 02 & 08 stay in Leh at a Guest House (Triple sharing)
Five Nights Camping during Trek (Triple Sharing)
Tents, Mattresses and Sleeping Bags
Mess Tent for the Group
Toilet Tents (Pit Style)
Food Breakfast and Dinner at Leh Guest House
All Meals (Veg.) during the Trek
Kitchen Tent, Equipment & All Rations
Trek Leader and Guide
Cook and Helpers
Porters / Mules (for Equipment)
Crampons to the Trekkers (if Required)
Oxygen Cylinder and Oxymeter with the Team
First-Aid Medical Kit and Stretcher
Maximum 15 Trekkers in a Batch
Permits and Fees
Lunch at Leh.
Portage of Personal Luggage (Extra @ Rs. 500 / day / bag).
Anything Not Mentioned in Inclusions.
GST @ 5%
Up to 30 Days:- 90% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
Between 21 – 30 Days:- 60% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
Between 20 – 11 Days:- 30% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
Less than 10 Days:- No refund.
Up to 10 Days:- 30% of Trek/adventure program cost will be charged.
Less than 10 Days:- No rescheduling allowed.
Any additional costs due to weather / unforeseen situations, will have to be borne by the traveler.
Our team reserves the right to change the plan in case there is danger involved for the group or whenever the trek leader deem it necessary.
Final word of the trek leaders will have to followed by all the members.
No show and trek changes/cancellation due to bad weather or natural calamity will be non-refundable.
Risk & Adventure go hand-in-hand. There is no adventure that is without risk. In organized adventure, we try to mitigate all the known risks to maximum possible. However, it is important for the adventurer to know about the possible risks and the supporting precautions one must take to have a happy, safe and comfortable journey.
In trekking, we walk on local trails which itself can be a risk to accident falls, slips and twists, that may lead to minor or major injury. Each trek has its own share of associated risk and gravity of it for which we keep a local guide or technical team, as needed, with the group. Based on the altitude, temperature, terrain, slope, weather and communication network, every trek has varying gravity of risks associated.
In reverse, if one faces any problem, it is similarly hard to lower the altitude and moreover, the route currently have no mobile / sat-phone connectivity, the problem can aggravate very quickly. Below are some serious risks that are associated with Stok Kangri Trek.
Our experienced guiding and support team is with the group at all times. They will throughout gauge the risks and communicate on-spot precautions needed. However, there are certain basics that one needs to follow before and on the trek.
While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalize things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes.
IMPORTANT: NEVER LEAVE ANY PLASTIC OUT IN THE NATURE. Plastic is only for use. If you’ve spare plastic bag, free hands and some will, we’d recommend you collecting non-biodegradable waste from the trail and bringing back as much as possible. We all can do our bit for the Mother Nature.
Services/Equipment’s provided by us on the Trek:
Average walking distance is 8 – 10 km each day and trekkers mostly in 5-7 hrs. Just enjoy it, don’t be disheartened.
es, if you would like to travel independently, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people. Cost for private trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style.
Stok Kangri is not a simple trek it’s an expedition where experience trekkers can check their fitness level and it is one of the dream trek of every trekkers. Stok Kangri trek is a difficult trek, and it really become difficult because of the snow.
Yes, you can offload your bag. But you should intimate us at least 20 days in advance, so that we will arrange the portage your your bag accordingly.
No, Diamox is not advisable. Best is to naturally acclimatize to the altitude. If you want use so please consult your doctor before use.
Yes, our first priority is to provide the safety environment for all trekkers. Girls’ safety and comfort is of foremost importance to us. Even our allocation of tents and rooms is made on the basis of female to male ratio in the group.
Our team is aware of high attitude problems and we carry whole first-aid kit and necessary medicines with our backpack. Our team is trained and always present to manage emergency situations. Oxygen cylinder remains with the group in all our treks over 3500 meters altitude.
Also, team has a right to change the plan in case there is danger involved for the group or whenever the trek leader deem it necessary. Final word of the trek leaders will have to be followed by all the members.
We always serve vegetarian food during the trek with a choice of eggs sometimes, as per the trek menu. However, on certain trails and private groups, we can add non-vegetarian options on custom basis.