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Stok Kangri Trek

from  25600.00 21500.00

Ladakh, J & K  |  8D/7N  |   20,180 Ft.

July to October

(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)

 

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All about the Stok Kangri Trek.

Even the idea of climbing the highest trekkable summit of India is sure to put euphoric images in a trekker’s mind; if you are an experienced trekker though who has done at least three to four high altitude treks, this idea can be put to action. Stok Kangri trek will be a memorable experience for anyone who decides to venture to this part of Ladakh. The trek does not require any technical mountaineering equipment and as its peak stands at a great height, the trek has gained popularity amongst mountain explorers. If you are someone who wants to test their limits and if your trekking skills are commendable then, by all means, read ahead to know all there is to know about Stok Kangri Trek Ladakh. If you’re a trekker, chances are you’ve got your heart set on the Stok Kangri trek as the ultimate Himalayan adventure. Being the highest trekkable summit in India, it is little wonder that the Stok Kangri trek height is the most appealing factor to most adventurers; 20,180 ft. above sea level. Given the stunning high altitude that the trek reaches, combined with the challenging and rocky terrain has earned Stok Kangri the fame it enjoys. If there’s one trek that every adventurer wants to set foot on, it’s got to be the Stok Kangri trek in Ladakh. 

Amidst the mighty Himalayas, there lies an impeccable destination for the adventure lovers to unleash their love for the mountains. Higher than the highest peak of Africa, Antarctica, Europe and Australia, seven times the size of the Burj Khalifa, Stok Kangri in Ladakh is considered to be the highest trekkable summit in India. Ladakh is located at the northernmost part of the country and it is one of the most beautiful regions known for its serenity. Stok Kangri trek is considered to be the best trek in Ladakh. Arguably the most popular and adrenaline rushing trek in Ladakh, Stok Kangri trek is the big daddy of all high altitude treks in India. Lapped in the beautiful cold desert of Ladakh, Stok Kangri is the highest non-technical (trekkable) peak, hence the excitement! Resting at a mind-numbing altitude of 20,180 ft., Stok Kangri peak offers a panoramic view of the sweeping Zanskar and Indus Valley! Mighty mountains like Saser Kangri, Golap Kangri, and various other peaks are also visible through the trek. The complete trail is embodied with numerous ridges which add up to the elegance of the place. In winter, and almost all throughout the summers, the landscape attains a covering of snow which makes it look even more magnificent. 

 

Stok Kangri trek has gained tremendous popularity in recent times. Trekkers and tourists from all over the globe pack their bags to ascend this mighty summit. Many people try to climb it every year but only a few reach the summit making the trek to Stok Kangri not so easy. The terrain of Ladakh combined with the extremely high altitude makes it a tricky manoeuvre, but the summit view is worth every struggle along the way. The trail is laden with numerous ridges, and with nearly every turn, a stunning new landscape crops up! The path to the summit goes over glacial terrain, steep inclines, and narrow ridges.

The Stok Kangri trek difficulty is considered to be tough. It is approximately 40 kilometres in length and takes around 8 days to ascend the summit and descend back. The Stok Kangri trek height is approximately 20,190 feet above the mean sea level. It is the highest peak in the Stok Range of the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of north India. The favourable and optimum time for the trek is from June to September. The best time to do the Stok Kangri trek in Ladakh is between May to mid-October, during which time the weather is quite pleasant i.e. not as harsh as the rest of the year. The average temperature ranges from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius during the daytime and can plummet to as low as 6 to 10 degrees Celsius during the night.

For reaching Stok Kangri, first, you have to arrive at Leh. Leh is connected by roadways and airways directly while it is connected indirectly via rail network. The roadways are well connected and the landscapes are alluring throughout. You can use either the Manali-Leh highway or Srinagar-Leh highway if you wish to travel by road. The Srinagar-Leh highway is more preferable than the Manali-Leh highway. The nearest major railway station is the Jammu Tawi railway station which directly connects major cities of India like New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and many more. Most of the cities have premium train services like Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Duronto which makes the journey faster and comfortable. The air network is also very good. You can get daily flights to Leh from most of the cities of India. It’s important to spend some time to acclimatize with the beauty and climate of the place. There are dozens of monasteries and ancient locations which can be admired and embraced

The trek starts from Leh which is located at an altitude of 11,500 above the mean sea level. From Leh, we have to reach a village named Stok which is at a distance of approximately 12 kilometres. A few hours of trek will advance you to the Chang Ma base camp. You will have to rest there for some time to get well acclimatized of the conditions at such high altitude. From Chang Ma, we will make our journey to Manokorma. The following day, we will advance to Stok Kangri Base Camp which is situated at an elevation of 16,300 feet. We will rest here for a day to acclimatize our bodies at such a high elevation. The next day, we will trek the Stok Kangri summit and return back to Stok Kangri base camp. The next two days of ascending down will bring us back to Leh and this will mark the end of our trek. The total Stok Kangri Trek distance is around 40 kilometres. You can find the Stok Kangri Trek Map and Stok Kangri Trek Images on this website.

 

Considering the very high altitude that Stok Kangri trekking involves, the importance of proper acclimatization cannot be overstated. Make sure you’re well-hydrated through the trek. Take acclimatization walks seriously, and keep yourself sufficiently warm. A twenty thousandander is not your regular trek, and as such, requires resilience – mental and physical.

That said, Stok Kangri trek is a journey of a lifetime. Passing through the beautiful hamlets of Ladakh, the trek also exposes you to the nuances of the vibrant Ladakhi culture and way of life. At 20,180 ft., you can hear nothing but the howling mountain wind and the hammering of your heartbeat as you try to drink in the magnificent, once-in-a-lifetime views of the surrounding peaks and the unfolding valleys below. Book your seats at the best Stok Kangri trek cost with Trekmunk! The Stok Kangri expedition cost includes top-notch grade facilities and safety equipment, with a journey that promises to be scorched in your memory for years! The Stok Kangri trek price is higher than the other treks because of it’s high elevation and difficulty. Kangri trek booking costs approximately around INR 21,500 which has all the inclusions right from accommodation to meals. As far as the reviews suggest, we are one of the best trekking companies in India and you can blindly trust on us for providing a blissful experience which you will cherish throughout your lifetime. We take care of every minute detail and never compromise on the comfort level of an individual. 

 

Highlights:

 

  • Stok Kangri is the highest trekkable summit in India.

 

  • Difficult and not permissible trek to start with. It is a high mountain trek and the maximum height from mean sea level is more than 20,000 feet. A general study says that you start to feel altitude sickness above the height of Eight Thousand (8000) feet. So, the risk of developing altitude sickness very high. This is why even trekkers with no prior experience is not allowed for this trek.

 

  • The view from the top of the summit will take you to a fairyland. The alluring snow-clad mountain peaks will take your worries of life. You can see the magnificent view of  Zanskar and Indus valley. 

To escape from the monotonous chaos of life in cities, head to Stok Kangri Trek, Ladakh. Whenever you feel life is tough, make an attempt to climb this one of the toughest mountain peaks and shoutout to all your worries in life. There’s a saying – If you walk comfortable and regular, you are not in the mountains. This trek is a perfect reminder of this saying. After all, it’s not the mountains we conquer but ultimately ourselves.

One of the many things that I am grateful in life is that we get to witness so many incredible places. Behind every corner, there is something waiting for you to explore. It gives us an ample amount of time to know that the world is really simple. It helps you to understand what really matters to you. For once in your life, try to embrace the happiness of not knowing what’s ahead and you tend to realise that the rulebooks are for shelves. Life is right there out in the open waiting for you to embrace it. 

 

Best Time To visit Stok Kangri Trek

Stok Kangri trek is best during autumn months. Winters are chilly and summers are pleasant in the regions of the Stok Kangri trek. The favourable and optimum time for the trek is from June to September. The best time to do the Stok Kangri trek in Ladakh is between May to mid-October, during which time the weather is quite pleasant i.e. not as harsh as the rest of the year. The average temperature ranges from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius during the daytime and can plummet to as low as 6 to 10 degrees Celsius during the night. The whole region and the surrounding hills in the vicinity will provide a picturesque setting. You will get to witness the snow-laden ranges of the mighty Himalayas. 

How To Reach Stok Kangri in Leh

By Air

The Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh is the highest airport in India.You can get daily flights to Leh from most of the cities of India. Frequent flights ply from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata. Standing at an elevation of 11,430 feet, Leh is one of the highest cities of India. 

By Rail

The nearest major railway station is the Jammu Tawi railway station which directly connects major cities of India like New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and many more. It is the most convenient stop, from where frequent buses and cabs are available.

By Road

You can use either the Manali-Leh highway or Srinagar-Leh highway if you wish to travel by road. The Srinagar-Leh highway is more preferable than the Manali-Leh highway.

Stok Kangri Itinerary

  1. Day 1 : Arrive at Leh

    For reaching Stok Kangri, first, you have to arrive at Leh. Leh is connected by roadways and airways directly while it is connected indirectly via rail network. The roadways are well connected and the landscapes are alluring throughout. You can use either the Manali-Leh highway or Srinagar-Leh highway if you wish to travel by road. The Srinagar-Leh highway is more preferable than the Manali-Leh highway. The nearest major railway station is the Jammu Tawi railway station which directly connects major cities of India like New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and many more. Most of the cities have premium train services like Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Duronto which makes the journey faster and comfortable. The air network is also very good. You can get daily flights to Leh from most of the cities of India. Standing at an elevation of 11,430 feet, Leh is one of the highest cities of India. The Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh is the highest airport in India. Once you shall reach Leh, you need to get rid of all the fatigue. Spend the rest of the day resting and getting acclimatized to the weather conditions of Leh.

  2. Day 2 : Rest & Acclimatise in Leh

    You are already prone to acute mountain sickness once you land in Leh. The elevation of Leh from the mean sea level is around 11,430 feet. Generally, above a height of 8,000 feet, you are prone to altitude sickness. So we would suggest you to spend the rest of the day resting and getting better acclimatized to the high altitude of Leh. You can spend this day exploring in and around Leh. Since the Stok Kangri trek climbs up to a maximum altitude of 20,180 ft., acclimatization is not something to be taken lightly. So, we will spend the day 2 getting acclimatized and at the same time exploring the beautiful town of Leh. Leh is not only a natural wonder but also a cultural one. Explore some of the countless ancient monasteries and temples that Leh is applauded for. You’re free to choose the places you wish to visit. the best places that you can choose to visit include the Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, Khardung La, Magnetic Hill, Spituk Monastery, Chemrey Monastery, Hall of Fame, Pangong Lake and many more. Khardung la is known to be one of the highest motorable passes in the world providing a gateway to Nubra Valley. You can ride a Yak as well as drench yourself in the snow. Magnetic hill is the only hill in India which has an anti-gravitational effect. You can even fulfil your shopping appetite as Leh offers a diverse variety of Tibetian jewellery, carpets and woollen clothes. You can even visit the Hemis High Altitude Wildlife Sanctuary which the highest sanctuary in the world. This sanctuary is home to the mighty and rare Snow Leopards. If your soul demands thrill and adventure, you can opt for Mountain biking In Ladakh which promised to provide your adrenaline rush through the gusty terrains. Make the most of this day, and retire to your accommodation. The following day will embark the start of your trek to the majestic Stok Kangri Peak. So, it is advised to have a good sleep so that you will be devoid of fatigue the next morning.

  3. Day 3 : Drive from Leh to Stok Village; Trek to Chang Ma

    A half an hour drive from Leh takes you the beautiful village of Stok. Stok Village is located at an elevation of 11,470 feet from the mean sea level. You will be surprised to see the greenery amidst numerous rocky mountains. The exotic landscapes covered with lush green trees promises to give you a blissful experience of life at such high altitudes. The drive to Stok village is a scenic one. If it is your first time trekking in Ladakh, the landscape will come as a pleasant surprise. Lined with verdant trees and lofty peaks, the one-hour long drive to Stok is an adventurous one, especially during the summer. Lying roughly in the south of Leh, Stok is distinguished for a beautiful royal palace that it guards. The porters are the lifeline here. They supply the necessary things to all the camps.

    With the panoramic canvas of Rocky Mountains throughout, you begin trekking to Chang Ma from Stok village which is located at an elevation of 13,087 feet. This might be a difficult trek. The trek will be a tad bit challenging, considering it is the very first day of trekking in the terrain of Ladakh. Over the course of the next few days, as your body begins to better acclimatize to the altitude and the terrain, trekking will seem much more manageable. You are certainly going to be introduced to the snow at this phase of trek. The total trekking distance from Stok village to Chang Ma Base Camp is 5.5 kilometres. This will be the first camp on your voyage to the Stok Kangri peak. Chang is also one of the best campsites of the trek. We will have a short acclimatization walk in the vicinity of the Chang Ma Base camp. After the walk, we will return to the campsite and have our dinner. The inception of a tight sleep in order to have a fresh start on the next day will mark the end of day 3 on this trek.

    Altitude at different points: 11,750 ft., to 13,080 ft.

    Time Taken: 1-hour drive; 4 hours trek

    Trek Distance: 5.5 kms

  4. Day 4 : Trek from Chang Ma to Mankorma

    From Changma, we have to move forward to Mankorma which is located at an altitude of 14,200 feet. The total trekking distance from Chang Ma to Mankorma is around 4 kilometres and it takes approximately 3.5 hours to complete this trail. This is going to be our second camp which will take us a little closer to the summit. You might have heard about Ladakh being called as the cold desert, isn’t it? This trek will answer why it is known as the cold desert as you will be exposed to the barren grey landscape of Ladakh with the snow-sprinkled all over it. You get to really admire the cold desert landscape of Ladakh, in the truest sense. The trek to Mankorma is quite easy and snakes through a couple of streams. You trek along a flowing river, while lofty peaks don’t fail to accompany you. The serenity of the river will certainly make you wonder about the beauty that nature offers to mankind. The gushing of the serene river water provides a musical taste to your heart. Words fall short to describe the exquisite landscapes and scenery of this place. After reaching the Mankorma Base camp, we will fulfil our appetite. We will Camp overnight at Mankorma, right in the laps of the mountains of Ladakh. The night view is stellar and millions of stars can be witnessed over the campsite which certainly makes it a magical stay.

    Altitude: 14,200 ft.

    Time Taken: 3.5 hrs.

    Trek Distance: 4 kms

  5. Day 5 : Trek from Mankorma to Base Camp

    The next trek is from Mankorma to Stok kangri base camp. Stok kangri Base Camp is located at an elevation of around 16,300 kilometres from the mean sea level. Trek from Mankorma to Stok Kangri Base is not very long. The total trekking distance from Mankorma to Stok Kangri Base Camp is around 4 kilometres and it takes approximately 5 hours to complete this trail. This is going to be our last campsite which means that we are just one trek away from reaching the mighty Stok Kangri summit. Huddled amongst some grassy patches, the campsite is laced with a number of lakes and streams nearby. After having rested for a while, a short acclimatization walk is a must. The upper reaches of Mankorma afford grand views of the beautiful alpine neighbours like Golap Kangri, Parcha Kangri and more. Besides the spectacular views that the walk brings, it also aids you in getting more acclimatized to the altitude, which prepares you for what lies ahead. In the days that follow, these short walks will prepare your body to endure the extreme altitude, freezing weather, and thin air. Sudden temperature variation is found beyond Mankorma. The oxygen level is considered to be less than 10 percent in this region and there is a drastic change in the weather conditions in the vicinity. Most of the people develop altitude sickness at this point and hence they are not able to scale the summit of Stok Kangri. So, it is advised to layer up and keep yourself as warm as you can. The next trek will be the final step to accomplish the mission of scaling the highest trekkable summit of India. It is very important to take ample rest in order to acclimatize with the weather before your final attempt to the mighty Stok Kangri  peak. So, make sure you’re well-rested and well-fed to enjoy a good night’s sleep.

    Altitude: 16,300 ft.

    Time Taken: 5 hrs.

    Trek Distance: 4 km

  6. Day 6 : Training & Acclimatisation day at Base Camp

    We have kept one day solely for the purpose of training and acclimatization as we will be gearing up for the summit. This day will mark another crucial day of the trek. You will learn some useful techniques and hacks to make sure that your summit climb is a smooth journey. You will be given some basic training about the technical equipment like crampons, ice axes, ropes, etc. The final attempt to the summit from the base camp is very difficult and it requires a lot of mental and psychological preparation. Generally, it takes around 10-12 hours to reach the summit from the base camp. For slow climbers, it may take additional 2-3 hours. The long trail includes meadows, mountains, glaciers, ice and snow which makes it a difficult one. It is good to have prior knowledge about the kind of terrain and challenges to be conquered the next day. You will also be informed about the terrain changes you’d experience during the climb. Beyond here, you are likely to find a heavy accumulation of snow, and the training you receive today will ensure your safety. Proper techniques of ascending and descending, along with practices like self-arrest will also be taught to you. Train well, and retire for a good night’s sleep, as you start the summit attempt in the middle of the night.

  7. Day 7 : Trek from Base Camp to Stok Kangri summit and back to Base

    This will be the most anticipated day of the trek. You will start the big summit climb at around 2 am, equipped with your crampons and ice axes. The total trekking distance is approximately 14 kilometres. The trail is quite tricky and winds through glaciers and some very steep sections that lead to the summit ridge. At the start of the trek, you will find a steep ascent until the first rest point. After that, you will be exposed to the rocky patches with a gradual ascent. A little further, you will be introduced to the glacier where there is almost a flat walk. Crossing the glacier region, you will be able to reach the ridge of the summit. From here on, the further ascend is very tough and many of them return back to the base camp due to the development of Acute Mountain Sickness or AMS. The short trail from the shoulder to the summit is very difficult with steep fall on both sides. The temperature at the summit is around -15 degree Celsius which makes the survival even tougher. The view and the feeling of coming this far are worth the danger. It is a long and arduous climb, but the circling beauty and the thought of scaling the summit trump every other emotion. Once you’re at the summit, savour up the jaw-dropping views of the Karakoram range in the North and the Zanskar range in the south. You will be completely drenched in the beauty of this place. The chilling view from the summit remains dominated by the Saser Kangri peak, which looks as if handpainted in the canvas of the sky. All that remains in that moment is a build-up of raw emotions, adrenaline rush and nothing but alpine grandeur all around. Take a few moments to bask in the glory, and let it become scorched in your memory. The descent is also a bit tricky, given the steepness of slopes and glacial trails. Camp overnight at the Base Camp again.

    Altitude: 20,180 ft.

    Time Taken: 12 – 14 hours

    Trek Distance: 14 km

  8. Day 8 : Trek from Base Camp to Leh

    After scaling the Stok Kangri summit, you can’t stop yourself from thinking about that moment again and again. The tracing of the highest trekkable peak gives you a royal feeling and you feel like you have conquered the world. It’s not the altitude, sometimes it’s the attitude that matters. It is cold, windy and at times eerie at the summit but when the sun comes up, it leaves you with a magical warmth and this warmth stays within you forever. With the high of having scaled a twenty-thousander accompanying you, you’ll be in very high spirits during the trek. The final day of the trek begins here at the Stok Kangri Base Camp. The descent to Stok village begins early in the morning and requires you to exercise caution. The beauty of snow-clad mountain ranges hangs in the skyline as you make for Stok village. Take a short halt at Stok if you wish, and then board your vehicles for the drive back to Leh. The elation of victory accompanies you throughout. Ideally, you should reach Leh by the evening, when you will check in to your accommodation again. You can depart from Leh the next morning or you can choose to go for all the sightseeing that you might have missed on the acclimatization day. Stok Kangri trek will provide an impeccable charm and charismatic ambience that will never fail to amaze the nomads with its alluring beauty. This trek will ensure you a sharp contrast to your habits and culture. One can easily connect to himself and come back rejuvenated. You end up discovering your inner self that was long lost in the chaos of the lives in cities. The flashbacks of the trek will act as a hangover for a few days.

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

Inclusions in the package:
  •  Accommodation: All accommodation on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel (if mentioned in the itinerary and not mentioned in exclusions) will be in a 2-3 star accommodation unless mentioned otherwise.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: A team of an experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for stok kangri trek.
  • Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the stok kangri trek.
  •  Meals: All Meals on stok kangri Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek to stok kangri which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five meal plan including Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner. You will be provided with clean mountain water from the streams to drink. You can carry water purification tablets if you deem necessary but we advise otherwise.
  • Trekking and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable stok kangri trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • A Life Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one.
Exclusions in the package:
  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They will be charged once you add the trek in your cart. They are subjected to change according to government rules of India.
  • Food in Leh: Food in Leh is not included in the package. We can recommend a few good options.
  • Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport is not included in the stok kangri trek package. Transportation from home to Leh and vice versa is not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for you according to your requirements but you will be liable to pay for the same. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to that weather and difficulty of the stok kangri trek.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the stok kangri trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, snacks, orders tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

 

Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 – 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.

 

Cancellation Policy:

If you have to cancel your trek because of some unavoidable reason, you must notify Trekmunk Pvt. Ltd. immediately in writing. Once we receive your mail, the cancellation process will start. Please note that the following charges will apply on cancellation:

1. If cancellation takes place more than 45 days prior to departure, you will be refunded the full amount except 10% processing charge.

2. If cancellation takes place between 45 and 30 days prior to departure, 50% of the amount will be refunded.

3. If cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to departure, No refund.

 

Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 – 15 business days.

 

Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postpone will be 15 days before the start of the trek. You can book any slot for the same trek in the next 2 months (61 days) which will totally depend on the availability. You will have to confirm your slot for your future trek 15 days prior to that trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 motnhs (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of anykind. The 2 months (61 days) time fram will be from the start date of the initial trek you booked for. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once. *Conditions Apply.

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.

Questions about the Trek

1. When is the best time to go to for this trek?

Stok Kangri trek is best during autumn months. Winters are chilly and summers are pleasant in the regions of the Stok Kangri trek. The favourable and optimum time for the trek is from June to September during which time the weather is quite pleasant i.e. not as harsh as the rest of the year. The average temperature ranges from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius during the daytime and can plummet to as low as 6 to 10 degrees Celsius during the night. The whole region and the surrounding hills in the vicinity will provide a picturesque setting. You will get to witness the snow-laden ranges of the mighty Himalayas. Just make sure that you don’t forget to carry a good camera or smartphone.


2. difficult is this trek?

Stok Kangri is a high altitude Himalayan trek. The level of this trek is difficult, which demands high physical fitness, stamina, and endurance. Prior trekking experience is required which means beginners are not allowed for this trek. The duration of the trek is long. It takes around 7 days to complete the whole trek and incorporates a distance of around 40 kilometres altogether. You would find steep slopes and risky ridges. It might get a bit difficult during the winter when the snow starts to play its part because the trail gets submerged in the snow and the temperatures tend to low very low. The oxygen level is considered to be less than 10 percent in this region and there is a drastic change in the weather conditions in the vicinity. Most of the people develop altitude sickness at this point.


3. How much fitness is required for this trek?

Stok Kangri trek is a high altitude trek demanding 7 days of trekking. The level of this trek is difficult which demands physical fitness, stamina, and endurance. Prior trekking experience is required which means beginners are not allowed for this trek. Also, please do basic exercises such as jogging, sit-ups and similar for 1-2 weeks before the start of the trek. Moreover, we would suggest increasing your stamina by walking 4-5 kilometres daily for 1-2 weeks prior to the start of the trek. Keep yourself in a good frame of mind and be physically and mentally fit. This will help you enjoy the beautiful Stok Kangri trek to the fullest and take back good memories to cherish later.


4. Is it safe for first timers?

Stok Kangri is a high altitude Himalayan trek. The level of this trek is difficult, which demands high physical fitness, stamina, and endurance. Prior trekking experience is required which means beginners are not allowed for this trek. The duration of the trek is long. It takes around 7 days to complete the whole trek and it incorporates a distance of around 40 kilometres altogether. You would find steep slopes and risky ridges. It might get a bit difficult during the winter when the snow starts to play its part because the trail gets submerged in the snow and the temperatures tend to low very low. The oxygen level is considered to be less than 10 percent in this region and there is a drastic change in the weather conditions in the vicinity. Most of the people develop altitude sickness at this point This is one of the toughest trek and first-timers are not allowed.


5. What will the temperature like on this trek?

Stok Kangri during the winter months of November to March tends to go below the 0-degree centigrade mark. There will be snowfall and the whole region will be covered with snow. During the rest of the year, the weather remains quite pleasant. The minimum temperature is around 6-10 degree centigrade while the maximum temperature hovers around 15-25 degrees centigrade. You can expect rains during the months of July and August as the weather remains overcast due to cloud covering the entire region.


6. When will there be snow on this trek? Can it be done in Snow?

Stok Kangri stands tall at an elevation of 21,000 feet approximately. The best season to go for Stok Kangri trek is from June to October because you the temperature is moderate at this point of the year. Yes, it can be done on snow. It becomes a little difficult during the winter season because the trail gets submerged into the snow. The best part is you will get to see the whole surrounding and the surrounding hills in the vicinity covered with snow. You will get to witness the snow-laden ranges of the mighty Himalayas.


7. Which are the best months for this trek?

Stok Kangri trek is best during autumn months. Winters are chilly and summers are pleasant in the regions of the Stok Kangri trek. The favourable and optimum time for the trek is from June to September, during which time the weather is quite pleasant i.e. not as harsh as the rest of the year. The average temperature ranges from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius during the daytime and can plummet to as low as 6 to 10 degrees Celsius during the night. The whole region and the surrounding hills in the vicinity will provide a picturesque setting. You will get to witness the snow-laden ranges of the mighty Himalayas. Just make sure that you don’t forget to carry a good camera or smartphone.


8. What things do we need to carry?

Stok Kangri trek is a high altitude trek. You need to be fully prepared for the trek. All the essential kinds of stuff required for the trek such as Rucksack, 2 pairs of quick-dry T-shirts and trek pants, 2 pairs of socks, sunscreen SPF 50+, towel, lip balm, headlamp/torch (optional), water bottles of 1 litre, and personal medicines should be available with you. Trekking shoes (however normal sports shoes will do in case there is no snow), and fleece.


9. What type of food is served during this trek?

One thing for sure, you won’t have to worry about the food on this trek. We can assure you that the food served on this trek will be one of the best that you might have encountered throughout your life. Generally, only vegetarian food is served on a trek because the non-vegetarian food has a high amount of protein which makes it difficult to digest. We have a serving of 6 meals per day which includes breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, dinner and bedtime milk. We don’t compromise on the quality of the food. Hence, all you need to do is explore the beauty of the trek without worrying about the food.


10. How do I book this trek with you?

Stok Kangri trek booking with Trekmunk is very easy. I would like to assure you that booking a trek with us is as simple as putting the icing on the cake. All you need to do find a “Book now” option. Click on the option and fill in all the details that are being asked and then forget everything and prepare for the trek. In case of any kind of queries, you can mail us or call us on the number that is provided on the website. Our trek care executive will always be ready to assist and guide you.


11. Will backpacks, raincoats and other equipment be available for rent?

Stok Kangri is a 7 days long trek and hence backpacks, raincoats and other equipment are necessary. Backpacks and raincoats including other items will not be available for rent by us. These are the things you need to bring on your own. You can check our website to make sure that you know about all the things that you need to carry by yourself on this trek. It is advised to carry all those things for your own convenience. The only accessories that we will provide on rent for this trek are trek poles and ponchos. All the other necessary items or equipment are not available for rent by our side.


12. Is this a good trek for a first timer?

Stok Kangri is a high altitude Himalayan trek. The level of this trek is difficult, which demands high physical fitness, stamina, and endurance. Prior trekking experience is required which means beginners are not allowed for this trek. The duration of the trek is long. It takes around 7 days to complete the whole trek and incorporates a distance of around 40 kilometres altogether. You would find steep slopes and risky ridges. It might get a bit difficult during the winter when the snow starts to play its part because the trail gets submerged in the snow and the temperatures tend to low very low. The oxygen level is considered to be less than 10 percent in this region and there is a drastic change in the weather conditions in the vicinity. Most of the people develop altitude sickness at this point This is one of the toughest trek and first-timers are not allowed.


13. Who will be there with us on the trek?

Stok Kangri is a high Himalayan trek. There will be a trek leader along with an assistant trek leader. A bunch of people who have booked for the Stok Kangri trek on the same date of departure. You are assured to get an amazing company of wanderlusts alongside you who will also prove to be adrenaline junkies much like yourself. People from different spheres of life joining each other on an isolated trek might seem like a thrilling adventure. You will feel like going with strangers won’t be that fun but believe me, you will certainly descend the trek with your hand over their shoulders promising to trace more peaks together in future. We will also have porters, kitchen staff and mules along with us to make our journey a comfortable one.


14. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?

Stok Kangri Trek with Trekmunk provides you with washroom/toilet facilities. So, what we do for the washroom/toilet facilities on the trek is that a toilet tent is put a little far away from the campsite. The toilet tent has a hole dug right into the earth. You do your business and then cover it with dirt. We can assure you that it won’t be a problem.


15. What are the interesting places to visit if I have time before or after the trek?

Stok Kangri Trek starts at Leh. The scenic beauty and impeccable natural landscapes are something to look out for. Leh is not only a natural wonder but also a cultural one. Explore some of the countless ancient monasteries and temples that Leh is applauded for. You’re free to choose the places you wish to visit. the best places that you can choose to visit include the Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, Khardung La, Magnetic Hill, Spituk Monastery, Chemrey Monastery, Hall of Fame, Pangong Lake and many more. Khurdung la is known to be one of the highest motorable passes in the world providing a gateway to Nubra Valley. You can ride a Yak as well as drench yourself in the snow. Magnetic hill is the only hill in India which has anti-gravitational effect. You can even fulfil your shopping appetite as Leh offers a diverse variety of Tibetian jewellery, carpets and woollen clothes. You can even visit the Hemis High Altitude Wildlife Sanctuary which the highest sanctuary in the world. This sanctuary is home the mighty and rare Snow Leopards. If your soul demands thrill and adventure, you can opt for Mountain biking In Ladakh which promised to provide your adrenaline rush through the gusty terrains.


16. How to get safe drinking water on the trek?

Stok Kangri has a trail passing through a lot of streams and other water bodies. Water points are available at different intervals of the day to day trail. The water that we take from streams is safe and uncontaminated. But still, if you want it to be 100 percent pure, you can carry chlorine tablets with yourself. You can get it easily at any kind of medicine store.


17. Which type of shoes should I buy for this trek?

Stok Kangri has a long trek lasting for 7 long days. During the whole trail of the trek, we are ought to encounter many kinds of water bodies that we will have to cross. Moreover, during winter, the whole region will be covered with snow. So, it is very important to wear high ankle trekking shoes that are waterproof. Normal shoes are suitable for this type of Himalayan trek.


18. Is the trekking pole necessary?

It is not mandatory to carry trekking poles with yourself. But we strongly advise you to carry one. Without a trekking pole, it is almost impossible to go on a trek. They help in providing balance when we pass through streams. They reduce the stress on our knees while carrying a heavy load on our shoulders. They are very useful to cut our way through the blanket of snow present on the trail. We provide trekking poles for rent and we strongly advise you to carry it for many other reasons.


19. What is the Starting and ending point of this trek?

Stok Kangri trek starts from Leh and ends at Leh as well. From Leh, there will be a car or minibus in order to take you to Stok Village. The last cemented motorable road is actually till this point. So, if we talk about the trek, the actual trek starts from here because we have to start walking from here on. A few hours of the walk will take us to the Chang Ma base camp and from there we have to further trek the other base camps and finally the summit and then return back here. After this, you will be transferred back to Leh by a vehicle.


20. How to reach the base camp of this trek?

The base to the Stok Kangri trek is Leh. Leh is connected by roadways and airways directly while it is connected indirectly via rail network. The roadways are well connected and the landscapes are alluring throughout. You can use either the Manali-Leh highway or Srinagar-Leh highway if you wish to travel by road. The Srinagar-Leh highway is more preferable than the Manali-Leh highway. The nearest major railway station is the Jammu Tawi railway station which directly connects major cities of India like New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and many more. Most of the cities have premium train services like Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Duronto which makes the journey faster and comfortable. The air network is also very good. You can get daily flights to Leh from most of the cities of India.


21. Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the minimum and maximum age limit?

Stok Kangri Trek difficulty is considered to be difficult. So, you cannot take a child along on this trek. You need to check it according to the difficulty level of the particular trek. As the difficulty level is very high in case of Stok Kangri, you are required to have previous trekking experience. Stok Kangri, being a very difficult trek at a high altitude of 21000 feet approximately, you can’t take your child with yourself.


22. When it gets really cold can I consume alcohol?

Stok Kangri Trek with Trekmunk is strictly against the consumption of alcohol. At such a high altitude, it\'s amazing to dance on \"daaru desi\" song but very harmful to consume the \"desi daaru\". Alcohol acts as a depressant and can reduce the frequency of breathing and even cause dehydration. Consumption of alcohol can help in the development of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) which can prove to be fatal at times and can cause an adverse effect on your body. It is very important to be fit and active both physically and mentally in order to complete this trek successfully.


23. What kind of Tents and Sleeping bags are provided to us on trek?

Stok Kangri Trek with Trekmunk has well-defined tents and sleeping bags that are used at the campsite. Currently, talking about the tents, we are using 3 men Coleman, husky and Vango tents which are 5000mm waterproof. When it comes to sleeping bags, we have custom A shape Columbia sleeping bags especially made for expeditions. It can withstand up to a maximum of minus 20 degrees centigrade. We never compromise on the quality of all items that we provide for treks. The tent and sleeping bags are of impeccable quality and you can blindly trust on us on all the equipment that we provide on the trek. All you need to do is just enjoy the beautiful landscapes, leaving everything else on us.


24. Can I leave traveling clothes in basecamp behind and collect them after the trek?

Stok Kangri Trek with Trekmunk has well-defined cloakrooms and campsites. You can leave your travelling clothes in the basecamp and then collect them later after the trek is over. We have cloakroom facilities available for all the travelers.


25. Do I have to convey any documents with me?

Stok Kangri trek demands some documents that will be necessary for the trek. You need to have a set of documents along with yourself on this trek. The forest department has made it compulsory to showcase the identity proof and other documents in order to proceed for the trek. There is a list of documents that you need to carry along with you. It’s compulsory for you to carry your identity card that has your photo attached to it. Along with the identity card, you need to have a Medical Certificate, Mischief Managed, Disclaimer and Personal Information about yourself. All the documents must be present with you on this trek without fail.


26. Would we be able to expect rain during the trek to this trek? What will we do if it rains?

Stok Kangri Trek will let you witness some rain during the trail. Rain is a law of nature and we can go against the laws of nature. We can stop it, right? So yeah, we need to be prepared for the worst scenario and carry all the necessary things that are required irrespective of whether it is going to rain or not. Rain depends on the weather. If you opt for this trek during the rainy season, you can obviously expect rain. If the rainfall is light and there is only drizzle, we will continue. But if the rainfall is too heavy, we will have to stop. We will have raincoats with us. So, there is nothing to worry about the rain.


27. Is there a doctor going with us on the trek?

Stok Kangri Trek with Trekmunk doesn’t have a doctor along with us on the trek. But our trek leaders are very experienced and they have knowledge about all the necessary things that need to be taken care of during a trek. Our trek leaders have enough medical knowledge and experience to handle any kind of medical emergencies that can happen on a trek. There’s another plus point of having oxygen cylinders along with us and your oxygen level will be checked daily. This will make sure whether you are fine enough to proceed for the further trek or not.


28. Do we get mobile network on the trek?

Stok Kangri trail has very less network connectivity. You won’t get mobile network after Leh Generally, after departing from Leh, the mobile network starts to get weaker and then suddenly fades away completely. All further communication has to be made over walkie talkies. The trek leader has a walkie talkie through which it connects with the base camp and other members of the organizing team.


29. Are smoking and drinking allowed on this trek?

Stok Kangri trek comes under High Altitude Himalayan trek. Smoking and drinking are strictly not allowed on this trek or on any other trek. At such a high altitude, it\'s amazing to dance on \"daaru desi\" song but very harmful to consume the \"desi daaru\". Alcohol acts as a depressant and can reduce the frequency of breathing and even cause dehydration. Smoking can Drinking can help in the development of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) which can prove to be fatal at times and can cause an adverse effect on your body. It is very important to be fit and active both physically and mentally in order to complete this trek successfully.


30. Is diamox advisable?

Diamox is a kind of medical prophylaxis agent which helps in the prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness. Above a height of 8000 feet from mean sea level, an individual is prone to acute mountain sickness. As this trek exceeds the 8000 mark, Diamox can be taken. The currently advised dosage is 250 milligram which should begin 24 hours before making an ascent. You should talk to your doctor and your trek leader about it. After all, precaution is better than cure.


31. How big are the groups?

Stok Kangri trek group size hovers around 16. The bigger the group, the lesser the fun and serenity amidst the beautiful landscapes. We don\'t have bigger groups because they take away the essence of trekking. So, we have tried to accommodate an average number of people that will end up making the trek experience blissful. When you have a small group, it’s easier for everyone to interact with each other and this adds up to the beauty of the trek. You will come across 15 other wanderlusts like you and I can assure you that you will return home turning those strangers into friends.


32. Is it safe for female solo travellers to go in a fixed departure group with Trekmunk?

Yes, it is safe for female solo travellers to go in a fixed departure group with Trekmunk. You can completely trust us on your safety. We never compromise when it comes to the safety and security of our travellers. Till now, many independent and solo female travellers have completed a lot of treks along with us. There was no complaint or disappointment by any of our members. All of them returned back happily. They have given satisfied reviews and are keen to hike a trek again with us in the future. You can check the reviews on our website for more details.


33. I can’t carry my bag can anyone carry it for me( Portage/Offloading of bags?

Yes, we do have offloading facilities available for all the trekkers. Though we advise you to carry your own rucksacks because that is one of the major features of trekking in the wild, but if due to any unavoidable circumstances, you can definitely opt for a mule to carry your stuff. Let us know in advance if you wish to avail this service as we need to make arrangements accordingly.


34. How many trekkers will be in one tent?

For Stok Kangri or any other trek, generally, there is accommodation of only two persons in a single tent. In some cases, we can accommodate three trekkers in a tent but that is very rare. We are also flexible if you want a tent mate of the same gender. You should always try to follow the norms of the tentmate etiquettes in order to have a warm and happy stay inside the tent. It is very important to create a healthy environment inside the tent. We can assure you that you may enter the tent as strangers but when you shall return back, you will go back to becoming good mates.


35. What is the level of fitness expected from the participants?

Stok Kangri trek is a high altitude trek demanding 7 days of trekking. The level of this trek is difficult which demands physical fitness, stamina, and endurance. Prior trekking experience is required which means beginners are not allowed for this trek. Also, please do basic exercises such as jogging, sit-ups and similar for 1-2 weeks before the start of the trek. Moreover, we would suggest increasing your stamina by walking 4-5 kilometres daily for 1-2 weeks prior to the start of the trek. Keep yourself in a good frame of mind and be physically and mentally fit. This will help you enjoy the beautiful Stok Kangri trek to the fullest and take back good memories to cherish later.


36. Do you think I should bring some medicines with me?

Stok Kangri trek is at an elevation of around 21,000 feet. So, generally, you should always consult a doctor before going for this trek if you think you have breathing or any other problems. So make sure you consult an experienced doctor and tell him about all your past medical history and symptoms. Acknowledge him about the altitude you are planning to climb and the difficulty level of the trek. He will probably suggest you prophylaxis medication or else a prescription of acetazolamide. All these drugs are tested and it is proven to reduce the incidence and severity of altitude sickness. You should also carry some basic medicines like Paracetamol, Crocin, Diamox, Avil, Combiflam, Norflox, Crepe Bandage, Digene etcetera.


37. Can we change the itinerary?

Stok Kangri trek itinerary can\'t be changed. We take a lot of members alone with us for a trek and it is difficult to change the plan at the last moment except if trek leaders feel like it needs to be changed due to bad weather or any other natural calamity. Moreover, when you do a high altitude trek, it becomes very important to have a planned schedule. Otherwise, things may get worse because there are many factors that can affect a trek. So, to have a successful trek experience, it is important to trust the trek leaders and follow the planned schedule. Just in case you have a personal batch, you can talk about this when you book and our back end team can figure out if there is any possibility of this.


39. Can we customize this trek?

Yes, Stok Kangri trek can be customised according to you. Trekmunk provides you with this luxury of customizing the trek. The starting date, the itinerary, the food menu, everything can be set according to you in a tailor-made batch which is just for you and/or your friends and family.


40. What is AMS? How to prevent it?

During Stok Kangri or any other trek or any other mountain expedition, we are ought to travel to high altitudes. As we ascend, due to change in elevation, there is a change in various other factors such as temperature, atmospheric pressure, humidity, radiation and oxygen saturation. The temperature and atmospheric pressure gradually fall down and the ultraviolet(UV) radiation increases with increase in altitude. Moreover, the humidity and oxygen level tends to lower down. These changes have an adverse effect on our body and sometimes our body fails to withstand it. Due to these changes, there arises a condition called altitude sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness(AMS). The prevention tips are:  

  • You should always try to ascend a mountain as slowly as possible.
  • It will be good if you plan a few extra days and spend it acclimatizing after every 3000 feet.
  • Before starting to ascend, make sure you have a day of rest and a night of tight sleep. 
  •  Drink plenty of water
  • Eat with proper guidelines. Avoid non-vegetarian food at high altitudes. Also, avoid alcohol and caffeinated products