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    Stok Kangri Trek

    Add-On Options
    • 2500 (Double Sharing)
    • 0 (Extra Transport)
    • 350 (Travel Insurance)
    • 3000 (Bag Portage)

    ₹19500(10% Off)

    19500(10% Off)

    17550

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    • Days

      9

    • Grade

      Difficult

    • Distance

      40 km

    • Altitude

      6,153Mt

    • Region

      Ladakh

    • Max. Group Size

      15

    • Start Point

      Leh

    • End Point

      Leh

    • Suitable For

      Experienced Trekkers

    • Service Category

      Standard

    Description

    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 assesible 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. The 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 a 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 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.

    Itinerary

    day – 1 ARRIVAL AT LEH

    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.

    day – 2 ACCLIMATIZATION AT LEH

    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.

    day – 3 LEH TO CHANG MA (13087 ft.) Via STOK VILLAGE (4 – 5 hrs)

    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.

    day – 4 CHANG MA TO MANKORMA (14,200 ft. / 3 – 4 hrs)

    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.

    day – 5 MANKORMA TO BASECAMP (16,300 ft. / 4 – 5 hrs)

    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.

    day – 6 RESTING + ACCLIMATIZATION DAY

     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.

    day – 7 summit stok kangri (6153mtrs) / back to base camp ( 7-8hrs)

    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.

    day – 8 basecamp to leh

    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.

    Day -9 departure from leh

    Board your morning flight from Leh to back home, or drive back through Srinagar or even adventurous Manali highway!

    DAY 9 – FLY BACK FROM LEH

    Today you can book your return flight to your home from Leh. Alternately, you can plan to extend your holidays and explore Ladakh in winters.

    Meals Included: None

    Departure Dates

    DEPARTURE DATE

    STATUS

    13th to 21st July

    Open
    20th to 28th July

    Open

    27th July to 04th August

    Open
    03rd to 11th August

    Open

    10th to 18th August

    Open

    17th to 25th August

    Open
    24th August to 01st September

    Open

    31st August to 08th September

    Open
    07th to 15th September

    Open

     

    Cost Terms

    Inclusions:

    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

    Exclusions:

    Lunch at Leh.
    Portage of Personal Luggage (Extra @ Rs. 500 / day / bag).
    Anything Not Mentioned in Inclusions.
    GST @ 5%

    Cancellation Policy:

    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.

    Rescheduling Policy:

    Up to 10 Days:- 30% of Trek/adventure program cost will be charged.
    Less than 10 Days:- No rescheduling allowed.

    Other Terms:

    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.

    RISKS & PRECAUTIONS

    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.


    Risks associated with Stok Kangri Trek

     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.

    • Injury (even leads to fracture often) due to fall on ice
    • Hypothermia
    • Mild Frost Bite


    Stok Kangri Trek Fitness & Preparation

    • Foremost thing you need to do to prepare for Stok Kangri Trek is mental preparation that you’ll be facing real cold temperatures. Although, we make sure that proper protection from cold is taken at all times. Mental toughness to challenge oneself is also important.
    • Good Physical fitness and strength is required to trek 4-5 hours daily at high altitudes. We recommend regular jogging and running (minimum 2-3 kms). If you’re new to jogging, you must increase the level gradually.
    • Light exercises and stretching exercises are to be undertaken on a regular basis alongside jogging and running. Neck and shoulder exercises. Do not over-exert in the beginning.
    • Cut down on junk food and take up a healthy diet schedule which is as equally important as exercises in maintaining good fitness.
    • Avoid injuring yourself before the trek.


    Precautions for 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.

    • Acclimatize to the altitude and cold temperatures. One needs to spend 2 days at Leh to acclimatize well for the trek.
    • Drink lots and lots of warm water. That’s how the locals do. If you follow this step, trust us, half of your job is done.
    • While on trek, make sure that you keep yourself dry at all times. Our team will brief on some insider tips while on trek.
    • It is important that you bring good quality and temperature-suitable gears. One always needs to keep them warm.

    Equipment & Gears

    Things to Carry for Stok Kangri Trek

    • Backpack (10 – 20 L) with sturdy and comfortable shoulder straps and supporting frame. Add-on poncho can be considered to keep it dry.
    • Rubber Gum Boots x 1 Pair (to be purchased in Leh that costs around Rs. 400 a pair).
    • Trekking shoes. Most people complete major part of the trek in Gum Boots. If you’re not comfortable in Gum Boots, you will need a trekking shoe pair that has good grip, waterproofing and ankle support. However, for ones choosing gum boots, you may bring additional light weight shoes with good grip for emergency / alternate use.
    • 2 x waterproof track-pants. Track-pants are light, plus when things get cold you can wear one over the other. DO NOT bring Jeans, Shorts, Capris, etc.
    • 3 x cotton t-shirts – full sleeves preferred.
    • 1 x Fleece jacket; a woolen sweater would be an alternative.
    • 1 x Wind-proof jacket.
    • 1 x Down / Feather / Heavy jacket.
    • 2 pairs x thermal inner.
    • 3 pairs x sports socks and 3 pairs x woolen socks.
    • Woolen monkey cap / balaclava that covers the ear.
    • 2 pairs x woolen gloves and 1 pair of synthetic gloves (water proof).
    • Sun Cap and Sun-glasses which cover your eyes well.
    • Towel (Thin, quick drying type).
    • Cold cream and sun screen lotion (SPF 40+) and one Lip-balm.
    • 2 x Thermous bottles (1 L each).
    • Torch with extra set of cells (head lamps preferable).
    • Personal toilet kit (minimal) and toilet paper.
    • Although we carry first-aid kit, we recommend you carrying a personal medicine kit. If you are travelling with friends, you can share one amongst 2-3 people. 
    • Camera, memory-cards, batteries etc. (carry enough spare batteries. Electricity is not available during trek)
    • Some trekkers feel loss of energy more than others. While there is adequate food provided on the trek, carry dry fruit combinations as light snacks. Glucon-D can help in instant energy .

    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.

     

    Packing Tip

    • Leave your denims behind – these are ill suited for treks and add weight.
    • Snacks, colas, alcohol and personal food – No need to overburden yourself with food. Plus it is not recommended medically and we do not allow any!
    • Roll-up your clothes. You’ll be surprised how much space you’ll be left with in your bTo protect yourself from cold, dress in layers. Two T-shirts worn one over the other is warmer than a T-shirt that is thick. 3 T-shirts worn one over the other is as good as a full sweater. This is just a guideline. If you are prone to cold carry an extra sweater.

     

    Services/Equipment’s provided by us on the Trek:

    • Member Tents and Sleeping Bags.
    • Kitchen set-up and toilet tents.
    • Cooking utensils.
    • Services of professional trek leaders, guides and support staff.
    • Food (Veg. + Eggs) while on trek.
    • Crampons / Spikes, when required.
    • Forest permits.
    • Camping charges.
    • First-Aid Kit and Oxygen Cylinder with our team.
    • Mules/porters to carry the above-mentioned luggage.
    • Happy Lifetime Memories.

    Map

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long do we walk each day?

    Average walking distance is 8 – 10 km each day and trekkers mostly in 5-7 hrs. Just enjoy it, don’t be disheartened.

    Can you customize a trip?

    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.

    How difficult is the Stok Kangri trek ?

    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.

    I CAN’T CARRY MY BAG, CAN ANYONE CARRY IT FOR ME?

    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.

    IS DIAMOX ADVISABLE?

    No, Diamox is not advisable. Best is to naturally acclimatize to the altitude. If you want use so please consult your doctor before use.

    IF I AM THE ONLY GIRL IN TREK, SO IS IT SAFE?

    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.

    HOW WE MANAGE EMERGENCY SITUATIONS?

    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.

    WHAT TYPE OF FOOD IS SERVED DURING A TREK?

    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.

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