Stok Kangri Expedition 6153M
Region:- Leh, Ladakh, J & K, Duration:- 09 days, Grade:- Difficult, Max Altitude:- 6153 Mt.
May – June 2016, July – Aug.2016, Aug. – Sep.2016
All expert mountaineers should for sure go on a Stok Kangri trek to experience the ultimate thrill. Eight days of challenging and exciting trek through the Ladakh Mountains will push you to the limit. Stok Kangri, at about 20128 feet above sea level, is the highest peak in its namesake range of the Ladakh Himalayas. Before you start the excursion, you get a whole day just to roam around in Leh, a scenic and culture-rich town. You then travel to the old village of Stok, where you will reach after a drive through winding mountain roads lined with birch trees. The elevation gain will begin right from the moment you start the expedition from the village. You will first travel to Chang Ma, where you will find your tents set-up on slopes at an altitude of around 13087 feet.
The next day you continue the Stok Kangri expedition and make for Mankorma. This is among the most picturesque of journeys as along it, the mountains will keep changing colour depending on the amount and angle of sunlight. Mankorma with its flat terrains provides a pretty contrast to the slopes of Chang Ma. At night, the Orion arm of the Milky Way galaxy with millions of twinkling stars is clearly visible from here. Wake up in the morning and get ready for a tough part of your excursion. The diminishing oxygen levels, rising cold and increasing altitude will make you utilise all your mountaineering skills.
This section of Stok Kangri trekking will take you to the base camp of the mountain. You will get to look at some wonderful scenery, which will take away all your stress and the feeling of the hike being difficult. Along the way, you will come across many small glacial lakes, which shine white because of the bright sunlight. A lush green meadow by a narrow brook makes for a perfect spot to set up camps. To reach the top, you will first ascend to a glacier, and then begin the real ascent. You will have to walk on all fours along the southern face of the mountain because of the narrow rocky path, and the approximately 75 degree gradient of the slope. After an hour, the climb will become easier, and at the top, you will get views of the Zanskar and Karakoram Mountains. After you reach Stok, you will drive back to Leh, where you get a whole day to rest.
Price : 20,800/- INR