trek itinerary Stok Kangri Climbing Expedition
Day 01: Arrival in New Delhi.
Day 02: fly Delhi
- Leh, transfer to hotel.
Day 03: acclimatization, excursion around Leh. Visit Shey, Thiksey. Hemis
AT LEH visit Thiksey – Shey – Hemis monasteries.
Today after breakfast explore around Indus valley, Visit
Thiksey gompa, Shey gompa, and Hemis gompa. Thiksey and Shey monastery close to Leh city on the way to Leh. Manali highway.
Thiksey located on a hilltop with impressive view of the Indus valley. After visiting interior
we drive continue to Shey monastery the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh. Hemis monastery is 32 kms from Leh and
it is biggest and wealthiest in Ladakh, we visit museum in which the family heirlooms and relics are displayed. After way
back we pass through Ladakh well known as SOS village. We visit the Tibetan settlement at 3 kms close to Leh at CHOGLAMSAR.
Finally we drive back to Leh to our hotel for overnight stay.
Day 04: Leh - Spituk - Zingchen (3700m), 4/5 hrs.
Today after breakfast we drive to Spituk
and visit the village. Visiting and exploring this ancient village we cross the bridge on Indus river, where we meet up with
our horseman and do rest of the packing on horse. While horse is packing we continue to trek to Zingchen. We follow the narrow
gorge which leads us to Zingchen campsite.
Day 05: Zingchen
- Rumbak (3900m), 4 hrs.
after breakfast we continue to trek and enter in Hemis National Park, and trek about 3 hrs to Rumbak village. Visit the local
Ladakhi village homestays. Overnight in a homestay(or tent).(12,500 ft.)
Day 06: Rumbak - Stok la ( 4900m) - Munikarmo (4700m), 5/6 hrs.
Today after breakfast the trail climbs up to Stok la 4900 m. and descend to Munikarmo campsite. Which is beautifully
located? Overnight camping.
Day 07: Munikarmo - Base camp (5300 mtrs) 6-7 hrs.
From Munikarmo we climb straight up the moraine which stands above camp. There are few, very
small crevasses which are crossed easily. Overnight camping.
Day 08: Base camp - Summit of Stok Kangri (6153 mtrs) 9-10 hrs.
Today an early start to climb to summit. This peak does not require any technical mountaineering
capability. Our route initially crosses scree and boulder slopes and then leads to easy angled snow slopes which require ice
axe, rope and crampons. The route is not difficult but at this altitude it will be strenuous. From the summit of Stok Kangri
(6153m), we could see as far as the Karakoram ranges, Lartse peak and Gelup Kangri and of course Leh city. Retrace your step way back to base-camp or all the way to Munikarmo.
Day 09: Reserve day.
Day 10: Munikarmo Stok Leh 5 hrs.
Keeping on the left bank of the Stok Nallah, the trail descends, going past the jagged ruins
of the Staklang Kar fort. At its base is a thick grove of willow. The trail is well worn, being used for the summer movement
of cattle and sheep to the higher pastures. The small gorge opens on to an alluvial plain. The trail through apricot orchards
and barley fields, ending at the village of Stok
and the Ladakh Sarai. There should be time to visit Stok Palace and Museum while we wait for our jeep. Then an hour drive to Leh, and overnight
stay at hotel
Day 11: Excursion around Leh.
Day 12: early morning drive to airport, fly Leh - New Delhi.