Stok Kangri (6,150 m) Best Season - July to September
Stok Kangri (elevation 6,153 m (20,182 feet) is the highest mountain in the Stok Range of the Himalayas in the Ladakh region . StokKangri is a popular peak and is often climbed as an initial non-technical foray into high altitude mountaineering. The adventure filled expedition travels through scenic remote valleys, high villages and past holy monasteries to the base of the mountain.
Day 1: Arrival at Leh
Arrival at Leh. Free day to rest and acclimatize to the altitude and climate. It’s a good idea to stay indoors and not exert yourself. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 : Leh-sightseeing:
This day, we stay in leh for acclimatization . Leh is full of cultural and natural beauty . This can be considered as a day to get familiar with the town and also acclimatize to the weather. You can go to the dozens of monasteries and ancient temples which are all located in and around the town and can be visited in a single day.
Day 03 : Leh - Stok Village - Manikarmo (4/5 hrs trekking)
After the early morning breakfast , we will drive towards stok village. Once we reach stok village then we will trek for 4 - 5 hours to reach Manikarmo..
Day 4: Manikarmo (14200 ft.) - Base camp (16300 ft.)
After a few hours of trekking from Manikarmo , one can reach Stok Kangri base camp which is a scenic place surrounded by lakes and water streams. Overnight in camps.
Day 5: Acclimatization Day
This day is reserved for rest and acclimatization. Today you will get basic training of mountaineering. One can prepare themselves for the upcoming climb.
Day 6: Base camp (16300 ft.) - Stok Kangri (6,153 metres / 20,080 ft.) - Base camp.
This is the toughest and challenging day of the whole trek, so one should be physically and mentally prepared. At the start of the trek, after a couple of hours, you should reach to the summit of the ridge. The summit offers you great views of the area. The wide and open surroundings give you a royal feeling. Towards the north, you would get a view of the Karakoram range. The Saser Kangri dominates the sky in the north along with the Karakoram, and the Zanskar ranges in the south. On average most climbers take 9 - 11 hours to reach the summit Stok Kangri and come back to Base Camp. Overnight in camps.
Day 7: Extra day reserved for Summit Attempt.
If the weather goes bad on the previous summit day then this day can be used as a extra summit attempt day.
Day 8: Base camp - Stok Village - Leh
After and early morning breakfast, we will trek towards to stok village and continue your journey towards Leh
Day 9: Leh
Return from Leh.
So finally a goodbye and good wishes for your return flight to Leh as you board the early flight back to your home town, and definitely some great memories and a lifetime of an experience to narrate to many a friend and family.