Stok Kangri Expedition is one of the most famous among the tourists. It offers a spectacular view of Indus Valley and Karakoram Range. From day one till the day 5 you will pitch tent to spend your night. In those 5 days you will be accompanied by cook, guide, helper and porters to carry your luggage and trekking required stuff. The actual moment to start your trekking is once you reach Martselang Village after an hour drive from Leh. From there you will put your toe on the go and aim to reach your destination i.e. Stok Kangri summit.
All transportation by Toyota Qualis, Innova or Scorpio.
Two men tent, Kitchen and dinning tents.
Kitchen equipments and Toilet Tent.
Stool, Table and mattresses.
Food veg and non-veg.
Cook, helper and guide.
Horses for Luggages.
Monument entrances, wild life fees and camping charges.
Climbing Equipments ( Ice Axe,Crampon & Ropes)
Stok Kangri Permit Charges. (INR 3200 Extra for Foreign Nationals)
No accommodation in Leh is included in Trekking Packages.
Sleeping Bags, trekking shoes and clothing.
Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
Any thing not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices Included”.
Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)
Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
Expedition Cost INR 34630 Per Person
Day 1 Leh to Martselang to Chogdo (3-4 Hrs)
After having Breakfast, drive to Martselang for an hour. After reaching there start walking for 2 hours until you reach Shang Sumdo. Again after two more hours of walk you will finally reach Chogdo. For the night you have to pitch camp and there is no better means than a cup of tea and your sleeping bag to suffice your day long travel
Day 2 Chogdo – Shang Phu Via Gyuncho La (4600 m) - Camp at 4350 m in 6- 7 h
From now on, we will follow a new and rarely traveled route through the valleys to the east of our objective. Today, we turn towards the west into a tributary valley that leads after a long and gradual ascent to the Gyuncho La. We have to search a spot for camping so for that we will descent a few meters bellow to establish our campsite.
Day 3 Shang Phu to Matho Phu via Shang La (4800 m) – 7 to 8 hours
Today, we will cross many spurs and minor passes with occasional views northwards towards the Indus Valley and the peaks beyond. We climb up to the Shang La and then descend to the Tokpo River. We will witness a bird eye view Stok view, Leh range, Khardungla and Changla. Afterwards we will trek downhill to a nice camping place.
Day 4 Matho Phu - Mato La (4820 m) -Stok Kangri Base Camp 4700 mt: 6 to 7 hours
At the pass, colorful prayer flags flap in the wind, with the Zanskari range in the background. Afterwards, we descend steadily along the Zingchan River. We get great views towards the Stok summit and the Stok Kangri (6121m).
Day 5 Summit day (Approx. 8-9 hours to base-camp)
Our route initially crosses scree and boulder slopes, and then leads to easy angled snow slopes, which require ice axe and crampons. The route is not difficult but at this altitude, it will be strenuous. From the summit of Stok Kangri (6116m), we should see as far as the Karakoram, the Pamirs and Tibet. If it's warm enough we'll rest and recover some energy on top before descending to base-camp.
Day 6 Stok Kangri Base Camp - Leh (5 h walk to Stok)
Today is the last day of your trekking, it is the day to head back Leh. You will walk from downhill through the wild gorge scenery. While waiting for the Jeep to drive you back Leh, visit Stok Palace and museum while we wait for our jeeps. We’ll drive an hour across the Indus valley surrounded by mountains with changing shapes and colors. You will finally spend your night at the comfy hotel.
Terms & Conditions:
Prices valid from 16th June 2018 to 29th Sep 2018.
10% cancellation charges if the trekking is cancelled within 30 days before the tour.
20% cancellation charges if the tour and trek is cancelled within a one week before the tour.
No refund if the trek or tour is cancelled after starting or middle of the trek or tour.
Dos and Don’ts
On arrival please rest for 24 hrs, as you are traveling to high Altitude from Low, due to low oxygen.
Have plenty of drinking water or any kind of liquid (except alcohol)
Please cooperate with the localities, potters, guide, cook and driver as they of more helpful during trek.
Transits between two destinations depend upon weather and road conditions.
Ladakh is a polythene free region; make sure not to use any polythene when not necessary.
Do not contaminate the area by not disposing the waste properly.
Leave your denims behind – these are ill suited for treks. Snacks, colas, alcohol and personal food – No need to overburden yourself with food
Don’t get any equipment. We would carry Alpine tents, ice-axes, and other equipment required for such treks.
After packing, weigh your gear. It should be in the range of 10-15 kg – preferably on the lighter side. Anything heavier, you will need to iterate and remove what is not essential.
Carry light and what is essential. As an example, toothpaste should be bought in small size (that can last you 10 days). Do not plan for “if” situations. The list of things mentioned here are exactly what you need and nothing more.
Medicines of all kinds are usually available in local pharmacies with no prescription necessary. Check expiration dates.
Things you must carry:
Clothing (Heavy Warm Feather Jacket, Warm philes jacket, woolen and wind prof gloves , Warm hat, woolen Socks, Warm Wind prove Touser, Sweaters etc)
Trekking shoes (Water proof).
Sun glass with UV Protection
Torch with extra batteries.
Sun Screen lotion and cold cream.
Sleeping bag for – 25.
Light towel (should be thin, quick drying kind).
Chapstick or lip balm
Water bottles. The insulated water bottles are good but even normal water bottles will suffice.
Camera, memory-cards, batteries etc (carry enough spare batteries. Electricity is not available on the slopes)
Personal toiletries/wind cheater/Tissue rolls.
If available than Pair of walking sticks.
An identification card (like Passport,driving license, voters ID card etc), along with a photocopy
D cold-Illness/combilflame-Body ache
Diamox (250mg) – for high altitude/high pressure.
Glucon D/ Electral powder and camphor.
Also consult your local doctor for any other medicines.
Avoid Acute Mountain Sickness
Acute mountain sickness can occur to anyone at an altitude above 10,000 feet’s from the sea level. The most common symptoms of the acute mountain sickness are headache disturbed sleep, loss of appetite, nausea, coughing, irregular breathing, breathlessness, lassitude and lack of concentration, Since Leh Town is situated at an attitude of 11,500ft.above sea level, it is advisable to take the following precaution, so as to acclimatize your body properly.