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Stok Kangri 6,121m
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* A mesmerizing adventure in the far north western India
* Interesting route to explore oldest monasteries, arid lunar landscape
* In the remote region of Karakoram mountains, the plateau, of Ladakh
* Wild vast and barren, one of the beauteous Vale of Kashmir and north west Himalaya
* Rich and colorful culture amidst ancient Tibetan Buddhist religion, Climb of 6,00m+ Peak

Introduction:

Ladakh lies at altitudes ranging from about 9,000 feet (2750m) at Kargil to 25,170 feet (7,672m) at Saser Kangri in the Karakoram. Thus summer temperatures rarely exceed about 27 degree Celsius in the shade, while in winter they may plummet to -20 degree Celsius even in Leh. Surprisingly, though, the thin air makes the heat of the sun even more intense than at lower altitudes.

Stok Kangri a fine trekking peak in Ladakh and an excellent introduction to climbing in the Himalaya Stok Kangri is graded 1A.  Stok Kangri is considered to be a suitable 'starter expedition' for fit trekkers. It is an excellent first Himalayan peak and no previous experience of high altitude or mountaineering is required. The expedition would appeal to those that want to trek in the Himalayas but also want more of a challenge with a specific objective. Those that have climbed in the Alps may also feel comfortable tackling their first high altitude peak by a straightforward ascent.

Excellent 12 days itinerary with superb climb, the itinerary gives us opportunity to visit fascinating monasteries in Indus valley and incorporates Spectacular and great monastic Festival at Tak Thok.

Here in this quaint civilizations sheltered from the winds of change, timelessness; nestling amidst the rugged rock and towering granite surrounded by cultivated patches looking like pure jade, with ancient lamaseries carved into the hillsides, their incense-filled, resplendent interiors throbbing with the haunting chants of incessant prayer and music.

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive in Delhi via respective airlines.
Day 02: Fly to Leh, Ladakh.
Day 03-04: At Leh- Sightseeing to visit Hemis / Thiksey / Shey.
Day 05: Drive and trek up to Matho River Valley to Stok Kangri.
Day 06: Trek to Stok Kangri Base Camp.
Day 07: A rest day for the preparations.
Day 08: Ascent and Summit day.
Day 09: Trek to Stok from base camp.
Day 10: Fly from Leh to Delhi.
Day 11: Sightseeing tour in Delhi.
Day 12: Final International Departure:
Day 01:

Arrive in Delhi via respective airlines.

  On arrival at Delhi International airport our staff will meet you outside the terminal and transfer you to respective Hotels and will inform you about your next program and the flight schedule to Leh, Ladakh.
   
Day 02:

Fly to Leh, Free for acclimatize.

 

Early morning fly to Leh. The scenic sweeping flight takes over the Great Himalayan range of mountains with an exciting landing at one of the highest airports in the world at Leh the main city and the capital city of Ladakh area. One can observe an excellent view of Stok Kangri as the flight reaches Ladakh region, the great peaks of the Karakoram are visible to the north. Our staff will receive you at the airport and escort you to the respective hotel. Here in Leh at leisure for short stroll around the market area. Leh is at an altitude of approximately 3,500m or 11,000ft, and you can expect to feel the effects of the rarefied atmosphere, afternoon at Leh with an interesting tour at places of interest.

Leh has a vast range of main bazaar on the street where colorful local ladies sells fruits and vegetables, the streets are busy with roadside restaurant, cafes and craft shops. The old Leh Palace stands on the top of the high hill overlooking the Leh city and its valley. The white Peace (Shanti) Stupa stands nearby high on hill which is worth a visit for the great views of Leh, the world's highest Polo ground located beyond the main bus station.

   
Day 03-04:

At Leh- Sightseeing to visit Hemis / Thiksey / Shey.

 

Full day of sightseeing, visiting the three most important monasteries of Ladakh - Hemis Gompa, Thiksey Gompa and Shey Palace.

Hemis is one of the largest and richest monasteries in Ladakh and has about 150 monks; it also hosts the annual Hemis festival. The Gompa, nestled in a gorge and surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery, established in the 18th century and houses a large range of beautiful frescoes, thankas, Buddha statues with an excellent library. On the way back to Leh, visit the superbly situated, 16th century, Thiksey Gompa, perched on a hill top. The Monastery houses an important collection of religious books, a huge Buddha statue and beautiful works of art. Last stop is the ruined Shey Palace, once the summer palace of the pre-Tibetan kings. The palace monastery houses a large, bronze, blue haired Buddha statue. Back to Leh hotel for the overnight.

   
Day 05:

Drive and trek up to Matho River Valley to Stok Kangri.

  After an early breakfast in the morning, for the drive up the Indus Valley to Matho about two hours of scenic drive, which is the starting point to approach Stok Kangri summit. From here trek leads up the Matho River Valley and our staff will set up camp after few hours' walk, at a place called Matho Phul (4,480m/14,700ft). After two nights at Leh fully acclimatized, everyone should be in good form fit and in shape for the trek to the base camp and climb to Stok Kangri.
   
Day 06:

Trek to Stok Kangri Base Camp.

  From the camp at Matho Phul, after a good breakfast walk leads up the valley with a steep climb over a pass with grand panoramic views of Stok Kangri. From this vantage point one can view the base camp down below and the route to the summit. After a wonderful break at the top, a steady down hill walk leads to the Stok Kangri Base Camp for the night (altitude approx. 5,000m/16,000 ft).
   
Day 07:

A rest day for the preparations.

  On this free day our climbing and trekking Sherpa staff will check the route for the next day climb and will make sure of the safe accessible path towards the summit. In snow condition there might be need for a rope to fix in some section, while our staff will be busy with the climbing route, other will have further acclimatisation and for a short walks around the base camp
   
Day 08:

Climb of Stok Kangri

 

On this summit day wake up very early for the climb before dawn, this gives good time for the summit bid, depending upon the snow condition It is most likely that one won't need crampons for the most part of the climb as the route leads to a scramble over scree and boulders, then it lead up to the south ridge.

The high above ridge which stretches upwards to the top of the summit is totally exciting and superbly exposed. The route is on the steep path, so ropes are not usually necessary, although some scrambling is required. At an altitude approaching 20,000 ft it is extremely tiring and anybody who needs a rope will be able to use one. The summit is a superb reward for your effort, offering fabulous scenery with views in every angle. You can hardly pin point the city of Leh as it looks so small. After a wonderful time at the summit, descend back down the hill all the way back to base camp.

   
Day 09:

Trek to Stok from Base Camp.

 

After a great adventure, leave the base camp the trek heading directly down the valley towards the village of Stok. The walk on this path is very pleasant and delightful, passing through several homesteads and numerous ruins of old fortresses. The walk to Stok takes nearly sic to seven hours, at Stok our transports meets us and take us back to the Hotel in Leh.

   
Day 10:

Fly from Leh to Delhi.

  Final day at Leh with another great scenic flight, return to Delhi. Afternoon relax and local walk near by.
   
Day 11:

Sightseeing Tour in Delhi.

  After morning breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of old and New Delhi. The tour starts from Old Delhi visiting The Raj Ghat, Red Fort & Jama Masjid. Time permitting visit Chadni Chowk, local market etc. After this proceed to New Delhi visiting imposing India Gate, The President House, Qutub Minar, tallest stone tower in India and the Red Fort. O/N Hotel.
   
Day 12:

Final International Departure:

  As per the flight schedule depart Delhi for respective destination.
Price includes following services:
 1.  Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in New Delhi on Bed & Breakfast basis and Hotel in Leh on full board basis
 2.  Airport transfers in New Delhi and Leh.
 3.  Guided sightseeing tour of New Delhi and Leh with applicable entrance fees.
 4.  Internal flight New Delhi / Leh / New Delhi.
 5.  Local transportation as per itinerary by private vehicle.
 6.  Trekking & camping arrangement backed by crew on full board basis.
 7.  Group Climbing Equipment such as Rope, Snow Bar, Ice Screw etc.
 8.  Support climbing staff assisting in climbing.
 9.  Applicable Permit & Entry Fees.
 10. Insurance for crew.
 
Our price does not include followings:
 1.  International flights to / from New Delhi.
 2.  India entry visa fees.
 3.  Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
 4.  Rescue evacuation in case of emergency.
 5.  Personal clothing and personal trekking & climbing gear including sleeping bag & down jacket.
 6.  Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.
 7.  Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
 8.  Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.
Extensions

If you are not tied up with time limitations, or have more time before or after your main trip with us, you can join / take following extension trips to make your holiday even interesting. According to extra time you have, you can choose a visit to National Parks for jungle safari viewing rare animals, migrant birds and exotic reptiles or enjoy the whitewater rafting or take a cultural tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nagarkot or even make a quick visit to neighboring countries of Tibet – Roof of the world, India – The country of wonders, Bhutan – The Dragon Kingdom. We can add these extensions before or after your holiday according to the flights that you have booked / can book. Beside these, if you even want just stay in Kathmandu for relax or any independent activities, we can book extra nights at the Hotel. You can book these extensions together with your main trip booking.


Chitwan National Park:

It is one of the oldest and popular National Parks in Nepal recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Site. More than 500 Asian one-horned rhinoceros and some 100 nocturnal Royal Bengal Tigers have made their home in this dense forest. There are an estimated 50 species of mammals, over 526 species of birds, 49 amphibians and reptiles and 150 species of butterflies. ...(More)

 

Bardia National Park:

The far west Nepal is one of the least explored regions of the Himalayas. Within this region is a seldom visited National Park, which still offers challenging adventure. Bardia National Park is the largest park in the lowland Terai covering an area of 968 sq kms and remains a very much untouched wilderness which appeals to the nature lovers. The park situated in Nepal’s Western Terai was established to protect representative ecosystems ...(More)

 

Kathmandu:

It is a treasure trove of ancient art and architecture that lie hidden in the labyrinth of manmade structures. The ancient pagoda temples and Buddhist stupas stand majestically above the rest of the landmarks. The Palace squares fascinate visitors with its exquisite woodwork and carving. You can extend your holiday from 1-3 days visiting these sites. ...(More)

 

Pokhara:
Pokhara is most popular tourist destination after Kathmandu, not because of its easy accessibility but because of its scenic beauty and proximity to many Himalayas. Rarely does a tourist miss a trip to this beautiful valley of lakes and mountain views. Ekai Kawaguchi who was the earliest visitor of this district, was awed by its beauty. The Annapurna range of the Himalayas dominates the landscape around Pokhara and many of treks and ...(More)

 

Nagarkot:

Nagarkot is one of the most popular hill resorts on the fringe of the Kathmandu valley. With an elevation of 2,195m, is 32 kms away from Kathmandu offers a panoramic view of the valley and is described by the visitors as a place whose beauty endures year round. The extraordinary view of the Himalayan peaks from Dhaulagiri to Kanchenjunga is stupendous. Sunrise view from here is truly magnificent. ...(More)

 

Tibet:

Encircled within Himalayan fortress, the image of Tibet has portrayed as “Shangr-la” in the western world. A ‘Land of Snows’ and the ‘Roof of the World’ is mysterious in a way that few other places are. Following virtual closure after the Chinese annexation of the Buddhist Kingdom, Tibet was opened to foreign tourism in 1984. Tibet has become dream adventure destination for the people living in the most sophisticated silicon cities. ...(More)

 

India:
The country of wonders, the lively bazaars, ornate architecture and the something puzzling customs of Indians make any visit a refreshing from the western life. Endowed with a backdrop of that can be anything from snow capped mountain to palm-lined beach, Indian rarely fails to delight adventurous travelers. India is considered to be the rich cultural melting pot with its colorful festivals of all the religion and people, blending well with magnificent landscape  ...(More)

 

Bhutan:

The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, commonly known as ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ is regarded as the last paradise on earth is slowly emerging from centuries of self-imposed isolation. Closed for the outside world until early seventies, Bhutan has adopted the regulated tourism policy for its visitors in this tiny Himalayan Kingdom by allowing to enter limited numbers of tourists every year. Bhutan has retained its religious and cultural values ...(More)

 

River Rafting:

Rafting is undoubtedly the best way to explore the Arcadian Nepal. It involves excitement, scenic views and challenge. Nepal has numerous fine rivers for rafting, kayaking or canoeing. The most prominent white water rafting regions are the eastern, the mid and the western rivers. Of all these regions, river Trisuli and the Bhotekoshi are the main popular rafting rivers for short trips. The rivers sometimes offer hair raising roller coaster rides. ...(More)

 

Mount Everest Flight:
Mountain flight is truly a memorable experience that one should not miss out in Nepal. If you feel you have not seen enough mountains, the mountain flight is the right choice to rejoice with spectacular panoramic mountains’ views. The bird’s eye view of the 6 mighty mountains above 8,000m out of the 14 from a close range is simply unbelievable. The one hour magic flight will make it possible for you to view uninterruptedly all the enchanting beauty ...(More)

 

Bungy Jumping:

(Jumping beyond imagination): Just imagination of jumping down from a bridge of 160m above a tropical gorge with the Bhote Koshi, one of the Nepal’s wildest rivers raging below is enough to make your heartbeat run faster. It is the thrill of Bungy jumping as it there is no fun for real adventure lover if challenge is not so hard and difficult. It is located within a reach of 4 hours outside Kathmandu and just 19 kms away from the Tibet Border. ...(More)

 

Paragliding:

(Flying like a bird): Paragliding is relatively new adventure sports in Nepal. Paragliding in this Himalayan country can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure seekers. You can experience unparalleled scenic grandeur as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites while floating over the villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and the jungle with a fantastic view of the majestic Himalayas. ...(More)

 

Ultralight Flight:

Ultralight aircraft is being operated from Pokhara. It has an unique blend of both mountain and plateau area. While flying over the Pokhara valley, you will not miss the scenic beauty of both the Himalayas and the most famous lake of Nepal, Phewa Tal. The flight will be a journey through nature. Don’t miss this truly unique experience. ...(More)

 

Hotels:

We have allowed our packages with just right number of nights of hotel accommodations which enables you to spend nights with quick visits of local market or monuments in the area. However if you have some extra days before or after your main package holiday, you can spend extra nights in Kathmandu or nearby destinations so that you can cover the interesting sights or just relax while you are here. ...(More)

 

Hotel Yak & Yeti:

The Hotel Yak & Yeti with the historic character, suitable for both short or long stay, is fashioned as the fusion of modern design and the noblesse of original heritage interiors. This exceptional city centre hotel is located minutes away from both domestic and international airport. It continues to be the city's leading luxury hotel for business and leisure. ...(More)

 

Hotel Shanker:

Shanker Hotel is housed in a palace built at the turn of the 19th century by a Rana Maharajah with a penchant for French architecture, international cuisine and Eastern hospitality. It was converted into a hotel in 1964. The façade and traditions were kept intact but the interior was redesigned to give travelers the kind of comfort they would expect of a world class hotel. You will live in palace when you live at Hotel Shanker. ...(More)

 

Hotel Malla:
Superbly located between the Royal Palace and Kathmandu's fashionable tourist district, Thamel, in the heart of the city. The Malla Hotel is only a 20 minutes drive from Kathmandu's International airport. Besides excellent accommodation and Central location the Malla Hotel is Offering a well equipped business center, extensive meeting and conference facilities, a health club with the latest work out equipment, sauna, massage, steambath and jacuzzi. ...(More)

 

Hotel Marshyangdi:

Hotel Marshyangdi situated in the heart of Thamel is the best choice for those who want to be in the main tourist hub of Kathmandu. Because of its friendly & professional staff, home like atmosphere, Marshyangdi has been a popular name and home away from home for most of the repeated visitors. The hotel now has 50 deluxe and 5 mini suite rooms besides the regular standard rooms. ...(More)

Trip Facts
  • Trip Name : Stok Kangri 6,121m
  • Trip Duration : 12 Days
  • Trip Grade : Moderate/Adventurous
  • Trip Date :
  • Activity : Climbing Trips
  • Highest Altitude : 6121 m
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