Stok Kangri Peak Expedition7 Nights , 8 Days ( LDK/Exp-Stok )
An easy and a high peak is what Stok Kangri (6,160 m) is famous for. People from young ages to the elder can join this expedition. And one good thing about it is that, you can also chose the technical route to do the summit...Best Time: June to Sept.
Day 1 : Arrival at Leh Airport. Rest for acclimatization.
Coming straight to the altitude of min 3,200 m from a much lower place can cause some health problems. So to avoid that, we suggest our guest to take complete rest for a day to get acclimatized. Later there will be a briefing of the program by the agent or by the company representative. O/N in Hotel
Day 2 :Sightseeing to Hemis and Thiksey monastery and Stok Palace after lunch.
Second day is good to get out doing some sightseeing because you are already acclimatized. So we will start by visiting Hemis and Thiksey monastery at first and then Stok palace after a hot lunch at Chamba restaurant. O/N in Hotel
Day 3 : Leh to Mankarmo (4,900m), 4-5hrs
Early morning pick up by a jeep and drive to Stok village which is around half an hour drive and then start the trek .Overnight stay in alpine tents at Mankarmo camp site. O/N in Camp
Day 4 : Mankarmo to Base Camp (5,000m), 3-4hrs
We will make an early start and reach base camp with still most of the day to rest. And then we will have lunch and take a short climb from base camp for better acclimatization. We will climb a further 100 m and then come back down again to get an early night in preparation for tomorrow's summit attempt. O/N in Camp
Day 5 : Base Camp to Summit (6,153m),9-10hrs and Back to the Base/Mankarmo
We will start climbing in the early hours of the morning to avail of the best weather conditions and a possible sunrise at the summit. First we climb onto a ridge which leads to a large glacier. After crossing the glacier we ascend steeply to the summit. This last leg is the most difficult and takes a lot of physical and mental strength. The panoramic view from the summit is second to none. To the north-west the Karakoram Range, including K2 (8611 m), seems endless. One can also see the Zanskar Range. O/N in Camp
Day 6 :Mankarmo to Stok village and then to Leh
From base camp we descend all the way to Stok village. This is a great walk passing by numerous ruins of old forts and castles. It takes about six hours to reach Stok village where we are met by waiting vehicles. We then drive one hour back to Leh. Enjoy and celebrate the evening. O/N in Hotel
Day 7 :Free day
Day 7th is a free day to do anything like shopping or visiting Shanti Stupa. Evening cultural show will be presented on demand. O/N in Hotel
Day 8 :Departure (End of the Tour)
Morning, transfer to the Leh airport for your flight to Delhi. It is a spectacular flight of one hour by around noon you reach to your Delhi hotel. If time allows, we can also organize a small sightseeing of the city.