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Stok Kangri (6153 m)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 11 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 12 people
Destination(s): India  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   Mountain/Rock Climbing  
Season: June - September
Airfare Included: Yes
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1399 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1699 US Dollar (USD)

We work our way up to base camp over a number of days to maximize acclimatisation and improve chances of a successful summit attempt. The view from the top is one of the best in the Himalaya offering great views of the Zanskar and Karakoram ranges including K2 (8611 m), the second highest peak in the world. This is one of the most popular trekking peaks in the Indian Himalayas and it's proximity to Leh makes it very accessible. Recommend for those wish to climb a non-technical 6000 m peak.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in India. You will be meet at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Spend the afternoon and evening relaxing in your hotel room or taking in the sights of Delhi. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 2: Delhi - Leh (3505 m), 1 hr. Take the one hour flight to Leh, capital of Ladakh. This is an incredible flight over the greater Himalaya with spectacular views of K2 (8611 m) among others. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 3: Leh. Spend day in Leh to acclimatise. For the more energetic a visit to monasteries such as Shey, Thikse and Hemis will be arranged. Or choose to relax and walk into Leh town, to its exciting market and outdoor restaurants. Enjoy the great views of Stok Kangri (6153 m) and its surrounding peaks. Overnight in the Leh hotel.

Day 4: Leh - Zinghen (3900 m), 5-6 hrs. We take a one hour drive to Spitok, the closest road access to Stok Kangri. We then start our trek with an easy introductory walk of four hours until we reach Zingchen. Overnight in the camp.

Day 5: Zingchen - Stok La (4400 m), 6-7 hrs. Trek Zingchen to the base of Stok La, a pass below the mountain. Throughout the trip, we are trekking through the barren lunar landscape of Ladakh. The weather is hot during the day and cold at night. Reach Stok La and have a well earned hot meal and a good nights sleep.

Day 6: Stok La - Mankorma (4900 m), 5-6 hrs. Trek over the Stok La Pass and camp at Mankorma. The pass offers great views of Stok Kangri and the route to the summit from the base camp.

Day 7: Mankorma - Base Camp (5000 m), 4-5 hrs. We make an early start and reach base camp with still most of the day to rest. We have lunch and then take a short climb from base camp to better acclimatise. We climb a further 100 m and then come back down again to get an early night in preparation for tomorrow’s summit attempt.

Day 8: Base Camp - Stok Kangri (6150 m) - Base Camp (5000 m), 10 hrs. We start climbing in the early hours of the morning to avail of the best weather conditions and a possible sunrise at the summit. First we climb onto a ridge which leads to a large glacier. After crossing the glacier we ascend steeply to the summit. This last leg is the most difficult and takes a lot of physical and mental strength. The panoramic view from the summit is second to none. To the north-west the Karakoram Range, including K2 (8611 m), seems endless. One can also see the Zanskar Range and view Tibet in the distance, an outstanding vista of snow-capped peaks.

Day 9: Spare Summit day. This day allows us an extra day for acclimatisation and also an extra opportunity to summit if weather was bad the previous day.

Day 10: Base Camp - Stok village - Leh (3500 m), 8 hrs. From base camp we descend all the way to Stok village. This is a great walk passing by numerous ruins of old forts and castles. It takes about six hours to reach Stok village where we are met by waiting vehicles. We then drive two hours back to Leh enjoy a meal and some well earned drinks at the hotel.

Day 11: Leh - Delhi. Take the amazing flight back down to Delhi over the Great Himalayan Range. Upon arrival to Delhi transfer from the domestic to international airports in time for your flight home. End of the services.

Note: Please contact us for sightseeing in Delhi or a trip to the Taj Mahal at the start or end of this trip. We can also tailor this trip with a rafting expedition or wildlife safari.

Airfare is included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Return flights from Delhi to Leh.

About This Supplier
Location: Ireland
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M18129 is a tailor made adventure travel company specializing in the Indian Himalayas. We can tailor trips for small groups throughout the year. We offer trekking holidays from 5 to 16 days and multi-day rafting and kayaking river expeditions from 8 to 13 days. We also offer great wildlife trips as well as organizing...

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