Trek Fees and batches
Stok Kangri Trek
per person (Leh to Leh, 9 days)
Note: Service Tax of 3.09 % applicable on Trek Fees
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Day 1: Arrive at Leh and rest.
Day 2: Drive to Shang 12,000 ft. Acclimatization trek near by.
Day 3: Trek from Shang 12,000 ft to Shang Phu 14,250 ft
Day 4: Shang Phu 14,250 ft to Matho Doksa 14,500 ft , via Shang Phu La 16,750 ft
Day 5: Matho Doksa 14,500 ft to Gangpoche 14,550 ft via Matho La14,850 ft
Day 6: Gangpoche 14,550 ft to Stok Kangri Base Camp 16,300 ft
Day 7: Rest day at Stok Kangri Base camp 16,300 ft
Day 8: Stok Kangri Summit climb 20,080 ft and back to Stok Kangri Base camp (16,300 ft)
Day 9: Stok Kangri Base 16,300 ft to Stok village 11,800 ft and drive back to Leh.
Day 10: Buffer Day *
* Trekkers are advised to keep an extra buffer day for the Stok Kangri trek. The buffer day may be required if there is bad weather on the scheduled summit attempt day. If the buffer day is utilised then trekkers have to bear an additional cost of Rs 1900 towards the trek fee. This money will be collected only if the buffer day is required and to be paid to Indiahikes trek leaders on location.
5 days Vs 9 days trek
Stok Kangri: 5 day trek Vs 9 day longer trek
Lack of information often makes trekkers opt for a short 5 days quick burst trek to the Stok Kangri summit. This is potentially hazardous and needs to be avoided. Trekkers sometimes underestimate the altitude of the summit. At 20,086 feet, the Stok Kangri summit is 70% the height of the Everest. Most mountain summits in the world are below this height. Oxygen available at this altitude is so low that most climbers return to base without bagging the summit because their bodies are not properly acclimatized.
While Stok Kangri is trekable all the way to the summit, it is critically important for a trekker to acclimatize well before attempting the summit. That’s why a longer trek to the Stok Kangri base camp is necessary. The trek route starting from Shang village crossing over two passes at 17,000 feet before getting to the Stok Kangri base camp is the best way to acclimatize for the trek. The Indiahikes Stok Kangri trek follows the longer route to the base camp.
Another advantage of the longer route, often ignored, is the chance to see the entire topography spectacle of Ladakh. Trekkers get to see barren landscape, jagged ridges, desert meadows, multiple colored layers of mountains, deep canyons and streams with red water flowing through them like blood. This is not possible on the shorter routes.
After getting to the base camp, trekkers follow the same route to the summit. The Stok Kangri base camp is at 16,250 feet.
Difficult. See link for details.
9 days, long walks each day. Summit day is 14-16 hrs long.
Stok Kangri summit, 20,085 feet (6,120 mts).
Leh can be reached from Delhi by air. Leh is also accessible by road from Manali and Srinagar. Journey time by Sumo: 18 hrs – 20 hrs.
Shang, near Hemis.
Mid July to Mid September. Oct and Nov are extremely cold but possible.
Temperature in July, Aug and Sept
Day: 15° to 30°C. Night: 10° to 15°C. Temp at highest camp, Stok Kangri base: Day 15°C to 25°C. Night: 7° to -2°C.
Usually dry. Could have cloud bursts in July Aug.
Reasonable snow on the Stok Kangri flank in July. Ridge could have snow as well. Gradually recedes by Aug.
Physical preparation mandatory. Prior high altitude trek experience required. See link for more details.