Stok Kangri is one among the foremost beautiful peaks in Ladakh. By Ladakhis it’s called Kanglachan, meaning view of all the mountains. The climb is technically not difficult and requires no special mountaineering skills. this is often an excellent chance climbing a 6150m mountain in but every week , impossible in the other a part of Asia. The summit provides spectacular views of the Karakoram including K2 and therefore the Saser peaks.
Leh- Chilling- Skiu (3-4 hrs)
We leave Leh to Chilling by jeep within the morning on the rugged barren field of Taru. on the way we see the confluence of Indus and Zanskar River, where we cross the bridge on the Indus and follow the Zanskar River on rough road for 2-3 hrs. Crossing the mighty Zanskar River is filled with thrill and excitement during a cable trolley. On the opposite side of the river, we'll meet our pony man with the horses. After crossing the tiny pass, it's a simple walk until Skiu. ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Skiu - Ganda La Base 4500 m (5-6 hours)
From Skiu it’s an extended walk to our next camp, but vital one in terms of acclimatization, as we'll camp very high tonight and cross the high pass subsequent day. So, we'll not hurry and take our time to succeed in the camp at the bottom of Ganda La. Overnight at Ganda La base.
Ganda La base to Rumbak across the Ganda La Pass 4900 m (5-6 hours)
After a light-weight breakfast, we'll begin our 2-3hour ascent towards Ganda La (4900m). the standard chorten and prayer flags mark the highest of the pass, where one may even see blue sheep, marmots and arghali roaming the hills around. Views of the lofty Zanskar Range and therefore the distant Himalaya Range are great also . After a brief rest, we'll make a gradual descent to base of expire other side for an opportunity for lunch.
We will finish the day by hiking for 3-hours through a pleasant land scape before reaching camp at Rumbak (4000m). Overnight occupy Rumbak.
Rumbak to Mankarmo 4200 m via Stok La (5 –6 hrs)
The trail up to the bottom of Stok La 4900 m starts fairly gradual but becomes steeper as we approach the pass. From the pass, we descend along the mountainside up and down until we reach some stone houses, use by the Stok villagers for summer pasture. Our campsite at Mankarmo is additionally a primary camp for the Stok Kangri approach. the remainder of the day are going to be spent viewing the magnificent Stok Kangri.
Mancarmo – Base Camp 5000 m (3-4 hrs)
Gradually we go higher into a desolate area surrounded by high, snowcapped mountains. At an altitude of 5000m at Base Camp, we'll relax and acclimatize before our summit push early subsequent morning.
Rest/ Acclimatisation Day
Easy Day starts with breakfast then later we take a brief acclimatisation walk. we gain some height to form it easy for summit climb. Back to camp within the afternoon for late lunch. remainder of the day at camp. Early to bed within the evening so we will start early morning/ mid night to the summit.
Base Camp – Summit – Base Camp
Depending on weather and snow conditions, we leave within the middle of night, around 1:00 am. Usually the sky is more clear and therefore the snow harder and easier to steer upon in night/morning when it's colder.
It is a strenuous walk, and within the last part we'll presumably use ice axes, crampons and perhaps a rope, counting on the snow conditions. However by the time we compared to the highest , which usually takes 7-8 hrs, you'll ditch the hardship as you'll be surrounded by one among the foremost beautiful sights within the Himalayas. In clear weather the Saser group within the Great Karakoram , where K2 lies, are often seen. To bring luck , we leave a Khatag – a spiritual scarf on the height , which is roofed in prayer flags. Leaving the height , we go right down to Base Camp in about 3-4 hrs.
Base Camp – Stok- Leh (4-5 hrs)
This morning we'll not hurry and by the time you open your eyes, you realize that you simply have scaled a peak above any mountain in Europe! After breakfast we walk right down to Stok where a jeep will take us back to Let"