Stok Kangri climb (6153m)

list of treks

 

Duration: 4 days
Difficulty: level 5
Distance: 34 km
Max elevation: 6153m
Elevation gain / loss: +2551m / -2551m

 

Stok Kangri is ideal for a first mountaineering experience in the Himalayas. This majestic mountain offers beautiful panoramas of the Karakoram and Zanskar ranges. The ascent of Stok Kangri is not technical; the main challenge is the very high altitude. Good physical condition and proper acclimatization are very important for a successful summit attempt. The shortest route to the peak is from the village of Stok; this expedition can be done in 4 days if are already well acclimatized to the altitude. Otherwise, the expedition can be started from Spituk or Chilling. The Stok Kangri climb can also be combined with the Markha valley trek.

 

 

 

Stok Kangri map

 

 

Stok Kangri elevation profile, altitude gain loss

 

 

Stok Kangri climb, trekking and mountaineering in Ladakh

 

 

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1: Stok - Mankarmo

 

Time: 5 hrs
Distance: 9.0 km
Elevation gain / loss: +776m / -0m

 

- the trek starts from Stok village, follow the trail as it enters an amazing gorge
- walk through a beautiful valley that is surrounded with multicoloured rocks

 

 

Stok - Mankarmo

 

 

Day 2: Mankarmo - Base Camp

 

Time: 3 hrs
Distance: 3.4 km
Elevation gain / loss: +589m / -0m

 

- the distance to the base camp from Mankarmo is less than 4km, very short and easy day before the big climb
- as you go through the valley, you get a clear view of Stok Kangri

 

 

Mankarmo - Base Camp

 

 

Day 3: Base Camp - Stok Kangri Summit - Base Camp

 

Time: 7-8 hrs
Distance: 9.1 km
Elevation gain / loss: +1184m / -1184m

 

- the summit day begins before dawn so that you have enough time on your hands. It takes few hours to reach the glacier. Keep walking up to the ridge that takes you to the summit. Enjoy the panoramic view of the snow-clad mountains of the Himalaya, Karakoram and Zanskar ranges

 

 

Base Camp - Stok Kangri Summit - Base Camp

 

 

Day 4: Base Camp - Stok

 

Time: 3-4 hrs
Distance: 12.4 km
Elevation gain / loss: +0m / -1366m

 

- walk down the valley towards the village of Stok

 

 

Base Camp - Stok

 

 

Getting to / from the trek

 

- it takes 30 minutes to drive from Leh to Stok (20 km)
- you come back from the same route

 

 

All the itineraries can be customized to suit your own special interests, preferences and abilities. Please contact us for more information.