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Stok Kangri Climb

Location: Leh
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Season: Summer
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Region: Asia
  • Type: Trekking
Spaces left: Available
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Season: Summer
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Region: Asia
  • Type: Trekking
About The Stok Kangri Climb

Our Stok Kangri climb is 15 days in total and is suitable for experienced trekkers who have a good level of fitness. Towering at an impressive 6153 metres, Stok Kangri is a serious challenge.

Although it is widely considered to be a trekking peak the summit day involves some scrambling and the use of crampons is sometimes required. We take a unique and scenic route crossing two large passes to reach base camp. This allows us to see more of Ladakh and increases acclimatisation improving our 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 (8611m), the second highest peak in the world. This is one of the best trekking peaks in the Indian Himalaya and its proximity to Leh makes it very accessible. Ladakh, often referred to as ‘Little Tibet’, is characterised by Buddhist culture and tradition. Visits to monasteries, palaces, markets and remote villages are all included in this expedition.

As well as enjoying 12 fantastic days in Ladakh you will see Delhi’s best sights and enjoy plenty of retail therapy.

Why climb Stok Kangri with Earth's Edge

What our clients say...

"I cannot rate Earth's Edge highly enough. The trip to Stok Kangri was tough in places but always fun, well managed and lead through-out. It allowed for a proper expedition experience while providing as much comfort as possible. If you want a professional service with a well thought out itinerary to some of the world's most incredible places then Earth's Edge is the only way to go!" David Doyle, Co. Dublin.

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100% Financial Protection – Earth’s Edge is Ireland’s only fully licensed (TA:0711) and financially bonded adventure travel company.

All our Stok Kangri climbs are led by an experienced Irish guide and doctor who travel with the group from Dublin.

Our packages are inclusive of flights from Dublin, domestic flights, in-country transport, a full local guiding & support team, accommodation, all meals on the trek,  trekking permits, a celebratory meal & an Earth's Edge softshell jacket.

Our 15 day itinerary includes 9 days on the mountain allowing you to acclimatise properly, thus maximising your chances of a successful summit attempt.

We use excellent local guides, cooks and support staff. We have a strict Responsible Travel Policy and ensure our local partners are treated fairly.

Training weekends – Meet an Earth's Edge expedition leader, an Earth's Edge expedition doctor and your fellow Stok Kangri climbers two months before departure. Our training weekends consist of a full brief and two hikes in Glendalough, Co. Wicklow.

We have a strict Leave No Trace policy and do everything we can to ensure we leave the mountain as we found it. 

Our Stok Kangri Itinerary & Costs

Day 1: Dublin to Delhi.
Depart Dublin on an overnight flight to Delhi.

Day 2: In Delhi.
Arrive in Delhi in the mid morning. Rest for the day or go sightseeing & shopping.

Day 3: Delhi to Leh (3505m).
Take the short flight to Leh, capital of Ladakh.

Day 4: Sightseeing in Leh.
Spend the day in and around Leh.

Day 5: Leh to Skyu (3,400m): 4 hrs trekking.
Drive to Chilling and then trek to Skyu.

Day 6: Skyu to the Base of Ganda La (4,300m): 6 hrs trekking.
Trek from Skyu  to the base of Ganda La.

Day 7: Base of Ganda La to Rumbak (4,000m): 8 hrs trekking.
Trek over the Ganda La Pass (4,960m) to reach the village of Rumbak.

Day 8: Rumbak to Mankarmo (4,300m): 7hrs trekking. 
Trek over the Stok La pass (4,850m) to reach Mankarmo.

Day 9: Mankarmo to Base Camp (4900m), 3 hrs trekking.
Trek from Mankarmo to Base Camp.

Day 10: Rest day at Base Camp.
Rest and go for a short acclimatisation hike in the afternoon.

Day 11: Base Camp to Stok Kangri (6153m) to Base Camp, 10 hrs trekking.
Trek to Stok Kangri and back.

Day 12: Spare Summit day.
This day is included to account for possible bad weather or further acclimatisation if needed.

Day 13: Base Camp to Stok Village (3480m) to Leh, 5 hrs trekking.
Trek to Stok village and drive to Leh.

Day 14: Leh to Delhi, afternoon sightseeing.
Fly to Delhi. Explore Delhi and go shopping in the afternoon.

Day 15: Delhi to Dublin.
Fly Delhi to Dublin.

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EXPEDITION COSTS

€399 deposit at the time of booking & a €3,000 balance payment two months prior to departure – Total €3,399.  Read our best price guarantee.

*If you would like to book this expedition excluding international flights, please contact us for a land only price.

Costs include international flights to Delhi, internal flights to Leh, an expedition leader & doctor travelling with the group from Dublin, all transport in India, all meals on the trek, all accommodation based on twin sharing in hotels & camping, all local park and guide fees & an Earth’s Edge softshell jacket.

*Prices were set on September 14th, 2015.

Interesting Facts about Stok Kangri

Stok Kangri @ 6,153m is the highest mountain in the Stok Range of the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of north west India. The peak is located in Hemis National Park, 12 km south west of the trailhead at 3,610m in the village of Stok and 24 km southwest of the Ladakhi capital of Leh.

At 6,153 metres Stok Kangri is one of the highest trekable peaks in India. Despite its altitude, Stok Kangri is a popular peak and is often climbed as an initial non-technical foray into high altitude mountaineering.

The shortest and most popular approach to the peak ascends the Stok valley, along the Stok Chu. This valley's grazing landscape, especially near the village Stok, was decimated by flooding in the first week of August 2006, the most severe in decades.

On a clear day you'll get great views of the Karakoram Range, sometimes even K2 (the second tallest mountain in the world) in the far distance.

Ladakh is the highest plateau of the Indian state of Kashmir with much of it being over 3,000m. The total area of 45,110sq km makes Ladakh the largest district in India. The largest town in Ladakh is Leh.

Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture. It spans the Great Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges and the upper Indus River Valley.

Ladakh is sometimes called 'Little Tibet' due to strong cultural and geographical similarities with Tibet. The approach to Ladakh is invariably marked with many long walls running 2-3 kms, decorated with engraved stones bearing the mantra 'Om Mani Padme Hun' and chortens which symbolizes Buddha’s mind.

Buddhism is the religion of the majority of Leh District’s population. The most attractive features of the landscape of Leh are the Buddhists Gompas ( Monastries). The Gompas are situated on the highest points of the mountain spurs or sprawl over cliff sides, located in the vicinity of villages and provide focus for the faith of Buddhists.

Ladakh is a high altitude desert, as the Himalayas create a rain shadow thus prohibiting the entry of monsoon clouds. The main source of water here is the winter snowfall on the mountains that forms the glaciers. In many parts of the country people pray for rain, here Ladakhis pray for the glaciers or snows to melt for irrigation and drinking purposes. Surprisingly though, the thin air makes the heat of the sun even more intense than at lower altitudes.

In late July and August, all but the top of the peak of Stok Kangri may be snow-free.

How To Book

Expedition Dates:

If you would like to sign up to this expedition but need some time before you can confirm your commitment, we can hold a space for you. We will hold your space for 48 hours after which time you will need to complete the booking form & pay your deposit.

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