STOK KANGRI

Duration
11 Days/ 10 Nights
Destinations Covered
Delhi – Leh - Thiksey – Hemis – Zingchan - Stok La – Mankorma - Stok Kangri – Leh – Delhi
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Travel to Leh, the main town of Ladakh lies on Silk route. Discover its Himalayan deserts, Lakes and lovely monasteries dotted all over.

Itinerary:

Day 1 Delhi - Leh (350

In the morning, fly from Delhi to Leh. On arrival at Ladakh, meet our representative. Check-in to the pre-booked hotel. Take rest and be acclimatized. Visit the local market of Leh in the evening. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 2 In Leh – Thiksey – Hemis – East Indus Valley Sightseeing

In the morning after having breakfast, drive to Thiksey Monastery, which is one of the most vibrant and active monasteries in the region. It dates back to the 16th century and is part of the Gelug-pa Sect. It is headed by successive reincarnations of the KhanpoRimpoche. The monastery is 12 storied and painted in deep shades of red, ochre and white. It has evolved around a central courtyard with buildings surrounding it from three sides. At one extreme lies the main dukhang, which houses numerous racks containing religious texts. Behind the main alter lies a small chamber that contains images of revered deities.
Continue your drive on a well mettle broad road traveling upstream along the Indus River to HEMIS GOMPA, crossing over the Indus at the village of Karu. The most famous of Ladakh’s monasteries, Hemis or ChangchubSamstanling (The love palace of the compassionate person), dates back to the 17th century and was built over a period of 40 years (1602 – 1642 A.D.). Today Hemis is well known for its festival or HemisTsechu commemorating the birthday of Guru Padmasambhava. In the year of the Monkey (every 12 years) a giant thangka depicting Guru Padmasambhava is unfurled from the terrace draping the five-storey facade. Delicately wrought in pearls and appliqué, it is one of the most famous art treasures of Ladakh. Later drive back to Leh. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 3 Practice Hike

In the morning after having breakfast, this day will be to get more accustomed to the weather conditions in Ladakh. We shall go for a short day hike to practice ascending techniques. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 4 Leh - Zingchan (3900 m) - Trek 5 / 6hrs

In the morning after having breakfast, today, we will drive to Spituk, which is the nearest road access to StokKangri. We shall begin our trek with an easy preliminary walk for around four hours until we arrive at Zingchan. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 5 Zingchan - Stok La (4400 m) – Trek 6/7 hrs

In the morning after having breakfast, we shall be trekking to the base of Stok La from Zingchan. Stok La is positioned below. The nights are cold and days are comparatively warm here. Arrive at Stok La, relaxing sleep at the camp. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 6 Stok La - Mankorma (4900 m) – Trek 5/6 hrs

In the morning after having breakfast, our trek will be towards Mankorma, where we will camp. Get the amazing panorama of Stok Kangri and the trail to the peak from the base camp. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 7 Mankorma - Base Camp (5000 m) – Trek 4/5 hrs

Early in the morning, we will head out for the base camp. We will reach early to camp and will utilize time in taking rest. After relaxing for few hours, we will take a small ascent from base camp. We will ascend a further 100 meters and then descend down again to get enough time in night for preparation of tomorrow's peak attempt. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 8 Base Camp – Stok Kangri (6150 m) - Base Camp (5000 m) – Trek 12/14 hrs return

In the morning after having breakfast, today, we shall start early to utilize the best weather conditions. We will ascend to a ridge first. This ridge leads to a large glacier that we will cross in order reach the peak. The last steps towards the peak are most difficult and require sound physical and mental potency. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 9 Reserve Day for Summit

It is a spare day to explore nature's beauty at the peak.

Day 10 Base Camp - Stok village - Leh (3500 m): 8 hrs

Today, we will descend down to the Stok Village from the base camp. We shall cross ruins of old forts. It takes around six hours to reach Stok Village where the vehicles will be waiting for us. We will drive for two hours back to Leh. Check-in to the hotel and Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 11 Leh – Delhi (Depart)

Transfer to the airport and catch flight to Delhi from Leh.

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