One of the most popular trekking peak in the Indian Himalayas, the proximity to Leh brings a lot of people to its summit. A worthy challenge for the experienced trekker offering a great first time experience of high altitude. This trip has a short acclimatization trek built in.
Visiting Shey & Thiksey monasteries around Leh. Return to hotel for lunch & spend the day exploring the Leh Market.
Drive to Zingchen (3390 m) & trek to Rumbak. The drive goes past the Leh airstrip, the Spituk Gompa, crosses the river Indus and carries on as a bumpy jeep road till Zingchen. The trail follows the stream from here till the pastures at Rumbak which is a junction of a few trails. The campsite is a little more than an hour’s walk from here.
After an early morning Breakfast, we proceed towards the base of the Stok La & start climbing the steep winding trail up to the pass. Stok La is at 4890 m and this climb makes everyone feel the altitude. A steep descent from here brings us to the Stok Valley and along the more popular route used to approach the mountain. We camp at a small campsite just short of the bigger campsite of Mounkarmo.
We follow the busy trail up to the Stok Kangri base camp. It’s a short day with gradual ascent to the campsite. The base camp is on a big meadow and is usually full of climbers from all parts of the world.
Spend the first half of the day relaxing and recuperating before the big climb. Post lunch we move camp to a small campsite just before the glacier. It takes two hours to get here. Dinner and overnight camp.
Wake up early in morning to start the climb which crosses the glacier and then start climbing up the steep slope to the summit ridge. A couple of hours of scrambling on the ridge brings us to the summit of the Stok Kangri. The summit offers wide open views of the Karakoram range on the north with the Saser Kangri dominating the sky and Zanskar ranges on the south.
Spare Summit day.
We exit out of the Stok Valley at Stok Village. After washing up at the hotel we will have time enough to do last minute shopping in Leh Market. Overnight hotel.
An early morning flight back to Delhi. Trip ends!
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