LEH LADAKH TOUR & STOK KANGRI SUMMIT
The Stok Kangri trek is at an altitude of 6153m, the highest mountain in the Stok Kangri range of the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of Northwest India. This is the highest trekkable summit in India. Though not a technical trek, this trek is meant for experienced trekkers who have had prior high-altitude experience.
Wildfire has teamed with a local provider to offer this exciting trek in July (warmest time to do the trek) and August. Come join us to explore and experience the beauty of the Himalayas from Northern India, and also explore the heritage of this amazing region. The key to a successful high-altitude trek is to allow the body to slowly acclimatize. We will be ascending slowly the first few days of the trek to ensure your body adapts.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Leh, Ladakh region, India|
|DEPARTURE DATES – JULY 2019||July 1st – July 10th|
|DEPARTURE DATES – AUGUST 2019||August 3rd – 13th|
|WEAR||Sturdy hiking boots, warm trekking clothes, comfortable trekking attire|
|EXPERIENCE LEVEL||Experience level: Moderate – Difficult|
Day 1 Arrival
This Trek starts from the arrival from Delhi to Leh where you will have a chance to start acclimatizing. This first day will allow you to rest and relax as you recover from the travel from your home place.
Day 2 Rest and Acclimatise
We will spend a day enjoying the local monasteries and walking the local markets as we allow our bodies to adjust to the altitude. This is important in preparation for the high-altitude trek.
Day 3 Gear Check and Base Camp
After we have completed our final gear checks and any last minute items, we will move to Stok Base camp at 3933 meters, to enjoy our first night camping.
Day 4 Trek and Stay at Chang Ma (4362 m)
Here we will camp and we will also do a training hike above the camp and come back to sleep at 4362m.
Day 5 Chang Ma (4362m) to Mankorma (4733m)
We will trek from Chang Ma to Mankorma and stay at Mankorma overnight. This will be a rather easy trek. We will take our time to continue to allow the body to adjust.
Day 6 Mankorma (4733m) to Base camp (5444m).
We will trek from Mankorma to the base camp. We will stay overnight at the base camp
Day 7 Base Camp Rest Day / training Day
This day we practise ice axe, cramponing techniques as well as continue to trek up the valley, to get our bodies ready for the summit day.
Day 8 Summit Day Base camp (5444m) to Stok Kangri (6153m) and back to base camp
We will start at 4am to make an attempt at the summit of Stok. This is the sum of all the training to reach the highest peak in the Ladakh region. Once summiting we will start making our way back down the mountain to base camp.
Base Camp to Leh. Another early start and will come all the way back to Leh via Stok Village. At Stok Village we will meet our transport to bring us down
Departure from Leh (The individual may choose to extend)
At this point we will say goodbye to our gracious hosts as the trek is now completed.
|Min Pax||Minimum 3 People, Maximum 6 People|
Ground Transportation To/From Leh to Stok Trail head. Transportation around Leh
Accommodation at a Guesthouse in Leh, 3 nights, Twin Share
Meals on the trek (and breakfasts at the guesthouses)
Ponies to carry the gear
Park Entrance Fees
Mountaineering equipment / Tents (twin sharing) Sleeping Bags
Sightseeing guide for Leh
Emergency Oxygen and First Aid for High Altitude Sickness
Personal Equipment Rental (Shoes, Headlamp, Drinking Bottle, etc…)
Any Emergency Evacuation Costs
Food in Leh (except for breakfast)
Tips for Guides (usually 30.00 USD per Climber)
Any Personal Expenses
Any Emergency Evacuation Expenses (Trekking Insurance Recommended)
It’s important to stay comfortable and bring the correct items, without overloading your backpack. At Wildfire we want to keep you prepared as well as comfortable on the trail.
Backpack (30 – 40 litre size)
Waterproof/plastic pack liner
Personal kit (including insect repellent, sunscreen, blister kit)
Drink bottle (1-2 litre capacity)
Torch/flashlight and spare batteries
Backpack Rain Cover
Pee bottle (Optional)
Body Powder / Anti-Fungal (feet and body)
It is important to have a change of clothes at the end of the day to get out of the clothes you hike in.
Hiking boots or firm footwear (should be comfortable and well broken in)
Socks (wool or polypropylene)
Shorts (quick dry material)
Shirt (wool or polypropylene)
Under layers, top and bottom (wool or polypropylene)
Mid-layers (wool or polar fleece)
Raincoat (waterproof, windproof with hood)
Pants (wind and water proof)
Warm hat and gloves
Sunhat and sunglasses
Extra socks, underwear, shirt
Balaclava and Buff
Boots, Camp shoes / Sport sandals
Earplugs and eyemask
Day pack (25ltrs)
Dry fit shirts and trekking pants