Stok La Trek

Departure Date

01th of every month

Duration

8 days

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1192

Review Ratings

5/22

Maximum Seats

15

Why This Trek?

Stok Kangri (6,120 m)  is a very popular peak among trekkers in Leh. This short trek offers panoramic view of the Ladakh Himalayas from Stok . Trek through scenic valleys and beautiful Ladakhi villages , passing monasteries and Mani walls. Visit Stok Palace  an emblem of the rich heritage of Ladakh.

  • DIFFICULTY : Difficult.

  • MAX AlLTITUDE : 20,187 ft.

  •  BASE CAMP : Stok Village.

  • DURATION : 8 Days 7 Nights.

  • BEST SEASON : Aug,Sep,Oct.

TREK FEE PER PERSON

Rs. 15,800

Trek Cost: Rs 15,800 + 9% Service Tax ( Ex Leh )

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Destinations Covered during Stok Kangri Trek: Leh, Stok Village , Manokarma

What’s Included :

  • Accommodation during Trek (Camping & Guest house in Leh) on sharing basis.
  • Meals while on trek (Veg) from day 3rd lunch till day 7th lunch.
  • Equipments (Tents, Sleeping Bags, Crampon & Ice Axe if required).
  • First aid medical kits & Oxygen Cylinder
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.
  • Transport as per Itinerary
  • All fees and permits ( for Indians)

 

Whats’s excluded : 

  • IMF Fee of USD 50 ( Non Indian)
  • Mineral Water & other Beverages
  • Wildlife Fee
  • Buffer Day
  • Any Kind Of Expenses For Loss / Misplaced / Theft On Personal Belongings
  • Cost Incidental to Any Change In The Itinerary- Stay On Account Of Train Cancellation / Ill Health / Road Blocks And / Or Any Factors Beyond Control.

More Information On Ladakh :

  1. Introduction About Ladakh.
  2. Weather of Ladakh.
  3. Passes around Ladakh.
  4. Frequently asked question about Ladakh.
  5. History of Ladakh.
  6. Demography of Ladakh.
  7. Geography of Ladakh.
  8. Health and safety precautions to be taken in Ladakh.
  9. Best time to visit Ladakh.
  10. Things to do in Ladakh.
  11. Festivals of Ladakh.
  12. Wildlife of Ladakh.
  13. Flora of Ladakh.
  14. Monuments and Museums in Ladakh.
  15. Villages around Ladakh.
  16. Adventure Sports in Ladakh.
  17. Shopping in Ladakh.
  18. Additional Information about Ladakh.

 

More Information On Leh :

  1. About Leh.
  2. How to get to Leh ?
  3. Connection Of Leh with nearby places.
  4. Attractions in Leh.
  5. Palaces in Leh.
  6. Monastries in Leh.
  7. Authentic food of Leh.

*Note: Please keep one extra day in buffer depends on the weather condition and in that case additional charges of Rs. 1975.00 would be applied.

 

Here’s a short itinerary of Stok La Trek:

Day 1: Leh Arrival.
Day 2: Leh ( Acclimatisation day )
Day 3: Leh – Stok Village – Manokarma
Day 4: Manokarma – Stok Kangri base camp.
Day 5: Training day

Day 6 : Summit day

Day 7: Stok Kangri base camp – Leh

Day 8 : Leh ( depart for onward destination)

 

Detailed trek itinerary

Day 1: Leh Arrival

Arrive at Leh and check into the guest house and take complete rest for acclimatisation.. Overnight stay at the hotel / Guest house.

Day 2: Leh ( Acclimatisation day )

Leh is situated at an average high altitude of 3400 mt, land at the only high altitude beautiful airport in Leh and check into Ladakhi family guest house and entire day is for you to relax and acclimatize to the high altitude of Leh.   In the evening go for a stroll in the Leh market and enjoy the cultural and natural beauty of Leh city’s barren landscape. Make most of your acclimatisation day by visiting Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace and Leh Monastery.

Day 3: Drive from Leh to Stok Village and Trek to Manokarma

Visit Leh Market and have breakfast at one of the famous restaurant of Leh and then we will start our drive to Stok Village the starting point of Stok Kangri Trek. The drive from Leh to Stok Village is a short one but a scenic one. We drive towards Manali on Manali Leh Highway and then take a right turn from Choglamsar towards Stok Village. Meet our trekking teak at Stok Village and start the trek to Manokarma. This first trekking day will show you the real beauty of barren landscape of Leh Ladakh and why Ladakh known as cold desert. It is a fairly easy trek crossing the Stok village and their hydro powered Buddhist prayer wheel.

 

Day 4: Trek from Manokarma to Stock Kangri base camp

After breakfast we will start the next leg of Stok Kangri trek the trek to base camp. Stok Kangri trek base camp is a nice place but because of the popularity of Stok Kangri trek it’s always full house at Stok Kangri trek basecamp.

Day 5: Training Day

Today is fairly relaxed day for all trekkers. After breakfast we will go for training to nearby glacier and we will learn How to use crampons? Climbing mountains involves lot of uncertainties our trek leader will let you know about the different situations which might occur and how to deal with them. This is also the day of relaxation, So that you gain all your strength for next day summit push.

 Day 6: Summit Day

Today is the day of Stok Kangri Trek, we will start early in the morning in two batches the early movers and the Pushers at 12:00 AM and 1:00 AM respectively. The Stok Kangri trek route passes the advance basecamp, moraine, and glaciers and then comes the steep slope of the summit ridge full of snow. At the start of this slope wear your crampons and start the long climb. When you will be climbing this you will feel that nobody is moving from their place for hours. This climb is the test of your physical as well as mental strength. For an average trekker it takes around 9 hours to reach the Stok Kangri Summit and if you are a slow trekker then add another 3 hours. The Stok Kangri Summit gives you spectacular views the Himalayas to Karakoram.

 Day 7: Stok Kangri base camp to Leh

The Stok Kangri trek includes high altitude trekking and mountaineering is ultimate experience would finally come to an end today at Stok Village. We will be starting early from basecamp and trekking downhill all the way till Stok Village where our vehicles will be waiting for us you to transfer to guest house in Leh.

Day 8:  Leh ( Depart for onward destination)

Take a flight back to Delhi or alternatively plan a visit to beautiful monasteries in Leh and surrounding areas.

Fitness Required for Stok Kangri Trek
At high altitude as the air gets thinner oxygen becomes less abundant.The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level, the level of oxygen in our hemoglobin begins to plummet. However, the human body has both short-term and long-term adaptations to altitude that allow it to partially compensate for the lack of oxygen.The Stok Kangri Trek is an Difficult trek suitable for good trekker with better fitnessTrekking Experience: Ideal trek for an experienced one , who has already done few high altitudes treks in past.Fitness Required: The Stok Kangri Trek falls in the category of moderate treks. The trail is fairly laid out path and has very few steep ascends or descends. Water is available through out the trail. But still if you are thinking of your first big Himalayan trekking experience its better to be prepared. Here is the training schedule to prepare for the trek.Our treks are generally planned in a way that on an average you have to cover around 9 Kms in 6 hours although there may be slight variation depending on the terrain. This works out to roughly 1.5km per hour which is equivalent to walking in the plains at 6km per hour.You can train yourself to run 3 kms in 30 minutes as per the schedule given below. Remember always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.Follow this training schedule for trekking fitness required.
Week 1: Start with 10 minute of brisk walk and then jog for 10 minutes and finally 10minutes of easy walk.
Week 2: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 3: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 4: 5 minutes of brisk walk and jog for 25 min and cool down your body

Things to carry for Stok La Trek

Poncho, Rain Coat or Umbrella any one is must
Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs)
Floaters or Sandals
Trekking Shoes
2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants
3 Pair of Socks
Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
One Heavy Jacket
Sun Cap
One Scarf
Light towel
Lip Balm
Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
Water Bottle 1 Lt
Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
Personal Medicine Kit
Dark Sunglasses
Gloves
Trekking Pole
CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries !

What is the Stok La Trek?
Stok La Trek is a difficult high altitude trek done primarily during the summer. The trek is situated in Ladakh.

When is the best time to go to for the Stok La Trek?
The best time for Stok La Trek is during the summer months.

 How difficult is the Stok Kangri Trek?
Stok La Trek is considered by comparison a Difficult high altitude trek. But you need to have good physical fitness to complete this trek. Doing cardio vascular exercises is very helpful for preparing for this trek. Please check the preparation section to get a better understanding of this.

What are the temperatures during the Stok La Trek?
During the Stok La Trek temperatures vary between 0-20 degree celsius.There will be considerable variation between night and day and in the direct sun and shade, so it is important to plan accordingly.

 How much we have to trek each day?
Normally our trek are designed in such a way that we reach our camp by lunch time and on an average trekking distance is roughly 6-9 Kms each day and it takes around 6-7 hours by an average trekker to cover that distance.

What medicines should I carry during the trek.
Below is a list of basic medicines you should carry for a high altitude trek.

Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
Band aid – 10 stripsGauze cloth – 1 small role
Leukoplast – 1 small roll
Cotton – 1 small roll
ORS – 5 packets
Betadine cream
Moov spray

Tablets:
Crocin – 5 tablets
Avomine – 4 tablets
Avil 25mg – 4 tablets
Diamox – 15 tablets
Combiflam – 5 tablets
Disprin – 10 tablets
Norflox – 10 tablets
Digene – 10 tablets
Diamox – 10 tablets

Is Diamox advisable ?
Diamox help in acclimatization but we do not advise it. Please consult your Doctor before taking it.

Who will lead and who all will go along with us ?
All our treks are led by certified & Experienced Trek Leaders/Guides. We believe in sustainable adventure eco-tourism which in effect means that our teams are locally sourced. Other than a Trek lead we in our team will have local Guides, Cook, Helpers and Porters.

How big are the trekkinggroups ?
We make it a point not to have more than 15 people in a trekking group as we believe that the best way to enjoy adventure is in small sustainable groups.

What is the minimum number of Trekkers required for Fixed Departures ?
Our Fixed departures are guaranteed and a promise to our customer that even if there is a Single trekker we will proceed with the trek at a loss.

I am the only girl in a trek, is it safe ?
We generally have a ratio of Male:Female of about 2:1. Mountains on the whole are much safer than the plains. Lots of solo female trekkers join us and we make it a point that only female trekkers share the tent with other female trekkers.

What thing we need to Carryfor the trek?
You can refer to the section things to carryfor this information

Can I offload my backpack on a mule/porter. What are the charges for the same.
When you are in the mountains you should be self-sufficient and  you should carry your own backpack. The charges to offload a backpack of roughly 9 kg or less is about 250 per day.

 Which type of shoes should I buy ?
Good trekking shoes  are a must for Stok La Trek. Read more at How to Buy Trekking Shoes

How many trekkers will be in one tent ?
We generally have 3-man tents  were we accommodate anywhere between 2-3 people.

What level of fitness is expected from the trekkers
Good physical fitness as well as mental fitness is required for the Tarsar Marsar Trek. This is a trek which can be done by a beginner who wants to familiarize him/herself with high altitude treks.To get into  optimum level of fitness you can go through our article How to prepare for a high altitude trek.

What is there in Food menu during a trek ?
We server wholesome and nutritious Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Evening Snacks. The food is vegetarian. Vegetarian food is preferable at high altitudes as it is easy to digest.

Is the water on the trek safe?
The advantage of trekking the Himalayas is that your trekking route is filled with fresh Himalayan streams. Your trek leader/guide will direct you to places where you can fill clean water from. We recommend this water but in case you are unsure you can carry water purifying tablets with you.

 What type of vehicles are used for transportation ?
We use Sumo/Xylo/Tempo for transportation.

What do you do if we encounter a medical emergency during the trek?
Our team at Renok is trained in handling high altitude emergencies. Apart from being trained mountaineers they bring a wealth of experience with dealing with high altitude illnesses. We carry First aid kitsand oxygen cylinders with us and in case of other medical emergencies we rescue the trekker till the road head. If any additional cost of evacuation is incurred it is borne by the trekker.Also before the trek it’s your responsibility to get a medical fitness checkup by a doctor which certifies you are fit enough for this trek.

Can we change the itinerary?
Renok Adventures LLP reserves the right to change the itinerary depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra cost is incurred due to rescheduling the trekker is informed beforehand and extra cost if any is borne by the trekker. Please note that we operate treks in some of the most remote regions and harshest conditions where unforeseen events may force us to change the itinerary. In such cases, we or your trek leader will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

Can you customize the Stok La Trek?

Yes Stok La Trek can be customised, if you would like to travel independently, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time for any number of people. The Cost for private customized  trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style.

What if trek is cancelled at the last moment due to ‘force majeure’?
All the arrangements for the tour are pre-planned and prepaid.
We will offer you alternate trek options of similar value depending upon the weather conditions if a trek is cancelled due to ‘force majeure’. In case of non-completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services.

What is your Cancellation Policy
Up to 24 Days :- 95% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-24 Day :- 70% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-08 Days :- 50% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Less than 7 Days :- No refund

What is your Rescheduling  Policy ?
We will reschedule your trek without any extra charge if this is conveyed to us in writing ateast 1 month before the trek starting date.
Between 07-24 Days before start of the trek :- 30% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.
Less than 7 days:- 100% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.

Leh
Ladakh in summer is a great tourist destination for adventure junkies and leisure  travelers. This is the best time to go to Ladakh when the weather is pleasant. During summers the main Manali – Leh Highway and the Leh -Srinagar highway is open.

Reaching Leh by Flights
Leh Airport is situated in Leh. All flights to Leh in the Summer are in the morning.
Reaching Leh by Road
There are two ways Leh can be reached by road.

1.Manali-Leh Highway
This is a picturesque highway which connects Himachal and Ladakh with some of the worlds highest passes. It takes 2 days to reach Leh from Manali with a break in Jispa or Sarchu.
Srinagar-Leh Highway
This is a better road then the Manali -Leh highway. This journey can be easily completed in a day but you can also stop over at Kargil for the night and continue to Leh the next day.

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SHORT ITINERARY

Day 1: Leh Arrival.
Day 2: Leh ( Acclimatisation day )
Day 3: Leh – Stok Village – Manokarma
Day 4: Manokarma – Stok Kangri base camp.
Day 5: Training day

Day 6 : Summit day

Day 7: Stok Kangri base camp – Leh

Day 8 : Leh ( depart for onward destination)

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22 Reviews
  • Rahul
    February 21, 2017

    I was very satisfied with preparation made by renok for the Stok Kangri trek.Will hopefully go with them on another trek soon.

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  • Sachin
    April 18, 2016

    So we have to reach leh by ourselves and then our trek will start ? U dont provide the transportation?

    • Rohan Jain
      April 21, 2016

      Hey Sachin,

      Yes, you have to reach Leh on your own. Your transportation during the trek is included.

  • Parthik joshi
    January 11, 2016

    Sir, how much trekking experience is needed for this trek? I have done only two Himalayan treks, one being Valley of flowers and Hemkund and the other Sandakphu. Is that sufficient?

  • Vikash
    June 11, 2015

    Bro do you have any track to Hanuman tibba,

  • R k sharma
    February 6, 2015

    Do you provide equipment like crampons, ice axe, gaiters etc during stok kagri trek.

    • February 20, 2015

      We provide Crampons and Ice Axe if required. Gaiters you need to bring with you

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