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33°59'10.0"N 77°26'32.7"E

Stok Kangri Winter Expedition

A Challenging Expedition in the Winter Wonderland of India
  • Ladakh
  • 12 Days
  • 42 KM
  • 20,182 FT
  • Ultimate Difficulty
  • ₹ 85000
    $ 1150*
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    The price is for a group of 16 people. The charges will be different for a tailormade private trek. The charges in dollars are more as the permit fees are different for non-Indians.

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  • Event Type

    Expedition

  • Best Time

    Jan - March

  • Base Camp

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    Leh, India

  • Pickup Point

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    Leh Airport, India

  • Minimum Age

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    For this adventure, we only allow people above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this adventure.

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Highlights

  • Maximum Altitude: 20,182 ft.
  • Minimum Temperature; -35 degrees

Overview

Sitting charmingly on the lapse of Great Indian Himalayas is one of the most alluring places of Ladakh, Stok Range and more specifically, Stok Kangri (20,182 ft). Ladakh, a place filled with calmness, attracts the trekkers from around the globe to its capital Leh, which is located around 11,975 ft above the sea level, thus making the place adventurously adorable. This range is different because of its solitude, ridges and an endearing landscape in winters. In fact, one can glance at the majestic view of Indus Valley and Zanskar in there wholesome from Stok's peak.

The temperature goes very low in winters (around -35 to -40 degrees) and so, only very few climbers have been turned out victorious in climbing on Stok. The climbing needs determination, courage, excitement, and technique. It is a tough winter expedition, with another sour "cherry" on the top of harsh winters, i.e., freezing gust blows. Thus, one needs lots of mental and physical strength.


Overall, if you wish to learn high altitude trekking or try something extremely challenging, then pack up your bags because this is your trek!

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Leh, capital of Ladakh, is an extremely cold, less populated and a very serene place, made so with the warmth of its residents. Have an exciting landing on one of the highest airports in the world on the Greater Himalayas. Reach the hotels and gear up yourselves for the upcoming day.

Meals : Not Included
Accommodation : Hotel
Altitude : 11,150 ft.

On your second day, you’ll be expected to travel. Move out, wander around the city and adapt to the chilly temperatures of Leh. Just acclimate yourself to the climate of “the land of high passes”. Reach back to the hotel, stretch yourself on the bed and have a good night sleep for the next day.

Meals : Not Included
Accommodation : Hotel
Altitude : 11,150 ft.

Enjoy the wonderful landscapes, from Leh to the Stok Village. In between the journey, you’ll see the Indus river. We will follow keep on following the stream while we trek till the Changma Campsite, to make ourselves acclimatized while we trek and will spend the night there itself.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 6 hours
Altitude : 13,120 ft.
Distance : 8 km trek

On our day fourth, we will initiate the day by passing above the Changma, covering a small passage and further of 984 ft more, till we reach Mounkarmo Winter Base Camp. This trek will be like a warm-up for everyone. We will spend the night here and prepare ourselves more for upcoming days and challenges.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 6 hours
Altitude : 14,200 ft.
Distance : 6 km

Your loads will be transferred to the Stok Glacier before you. We will remain at the base for two more days to come so as to continue our acclimatization as the further journey will require it. Thus, we will prepare our bodies for it beforehand. This will be a challenging yet a fun summit.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 6 hours
Altitude : 16,300 ft.
Distance : 4 km

The real adventure begins here! We will be climbing from the Mounkarmo winter base camp to the summit camp and from the summit camp, we will keep climbing the Stok range till we reach the peak, Stok Kangri. The temperature at the summit can drop to -40 degrees and the chilly winds are common at this range.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 20,187 ft at Summit

The three days of trekking on the Stok is not an easy one. The utter cold climate and freezing winds can go worse. Also, there can be loss of oxygen and trekkers might find it tough to complete the trek. For overcoming any such contingencies, we have backed up an extra day, in case of any kind of emergency.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

As soon as we will complete our goal and reach the destination, we will hike back to the Stok village. From the village, we will have a blissful and relaxing drive back to our hotel, which we left behind at Leh. We will spend the rest of our time there until the next morning.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation : Hotel
Time Taken : 10 hours
Altitude : 11,150 ft.
Distance : 18 km

After successful trekking from the Stok village to Stok Kangri and accumulating millions of memories, we will finally pack up our bags, reach the Leh airport and adieu the wonderful state, finally reaching back to our respective sweet homes.

Meals : Not Included
Accommodation : Not Included

How To Reach

We will arrange a cab for you from the pickup point in Leh which will be the Airport, the charges for the same are included in the package. For communications purposes, we will create a Whatsapp Group before the departure date of the trek and will share the details regarding the transportation. The drop at Leh Airport after the trek will be arranged in a similar way.


How to reach Stok Kangri Winter Expedition Starting Point ( 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 in India. Frequent flights ply from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, and Kolkata. Standing at an elevation of 11,150 feet, Leh is one of the highest cities in 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.

Why Trek With Us ?

Twin Sharing Tents
Eco Friendly & Paperless
Finest Guides
Just Right Group Sizes
Commitment to Safety

Inclusions

  • Accommodations at Trek: All accommodations on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel will be in a budget hotel.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: An experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek. The team will have years of experience and well equipped for any emergency situation.
  • 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 trek.
  • Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five-course meal plan.
  • Camping 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.
  • Trek Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable 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. 


Note: Prior to booking any adventure with Trekmunk, it will be mandatory to sign the waiver form and get a medical certificate from a doctor in due time, without these, you will not be allowed to start the trek. All this will be done online without using any paper.

Exclusions

  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Food in Leh: Food in Leh is not included in the package. You can dine anywhere in Leh city,  we can recommend a few good options.
  • Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport are not included in the package. Transportation from Home city to Leh and Leh to Home city is not included in the package. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
  • Personal 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 the weather and difficulty of the 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 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. You can buy insurance from us while booking the trek, it is optional.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, 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.

Cancellation Policy And More Information

Booking Terms:


1. Confirmation Policy:

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


2. Cancellation Policy:

(a) 10 percent of the prices of our trips/treks/tours or product or service is your deposit and is not refundable, in any case.

(b) Cancellation received 45 days or more: 90% refund

(c) Cancellation received 30 - 44 days: 60% refund

(d) Cancellation received 30 - 15 days: 30% refund

(e) Cancellation less than 15 days: No refund

For more details, go to https://www.trekmunk.com/cancellation-policy


3. Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 to 15 business days as per the company policy.


4. 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 postponement will be 15 days before the start of the trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 months (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of any kind. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once. 

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.


More Information: 

1. We Trek for a Cause: For overall development of the areas we run our operations in, we donate Rs 100/- per booking from our profits which are used for the upliftment of the local people and conserving nature. We have named this initiative as - Trek for a Cause. For more details, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/trek-for-a-cause


2. We are paperless: We are focusing on Sustainable Tourism and to do that we are trying all measures to convert our trek operations to be Eco-Friendly. Going Paperless is one step closer to our aim. 


3. Single-Use Plastic: Trekmunk does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We are ensuring that our team is working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We will send you instructions on how to go plastic-free on your adventures.


4. Preparing for your Holiday: Getting some additional exercise makes a lot of sense to spend time before coming on a trekking adventure. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Hiking in the hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. To read more on how to get fit, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/get-fit-for-trek 


5. Electricity Supply & Plug: You will get electricity supply till the starting point of the trek. If not Indian, We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/


6. Currency: The unit of currency in India is the Indian Rupees.


7. Health & Vaccinations: 

Severe Allergies: If you have a severe allergy please inform the Trekmunk office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on trekmunk trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by our leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on the arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. 


8. Passport & Visas/Identity Proofs: If foreigner, Validity for 6 months, should have blank pages, and should be kept with yourself all the time.


9. Water: If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled or filtered. Additionally, you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a LifeStraw, Sawyer Filter) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.


10. Altitude: This adventure involves going to a very high altitude. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. We will send you the information in your mailbox about Acute Mountain Sickness and trekking in high altitudes. On this trip, we carry bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.


11. Guidance on Tipping: Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the guide and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. The main guide will make sure that the tip is appropriately distributed among all the staff members on the trek.


12. Spending/Emergency Money: Approximately Rs. 8000-10000/- (in Indian Currency)should be carried for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks, soft drinks, etc. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash as the availability of ATM is less in these remote areas. This can also serve as your emergency spending money.


13. Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance for these kinds of adventures. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. We will ask for the Travel Insurance Details over a mail. Indians can buy insurance from us while booking the trek.

Reviews

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