Union TerritoryLeh & Ladakh
LOCATIONLeh
DISTANCE40 Km
DURATION9-10 Days
GRADEDifficult
ALTITUDE6070 Meters
BEST TIME TO VISITJuly-September

Stok Kangri (20,187 ft) is the highest mountain in the Stok Range of the Himalayas in the Ladakh region. The peak is located in Hemis National Park, 12 km southwest of the trailhead (11,844 ft). In the village of Stok and around 15 km southwest of the Ladakhi capital of Leh.

Stok Kangri trek is the best trek in Ladakh which takes you above 6000 m. Stok Kangri is the highest peak in Stok range visible from Leh and surrounding areas. Stok Kangri has over the recent years gained popularity among trekkers and mountaineers owing to the non-technical nature of its climb.

The climb is exhaustive and requires a good amount of stamina. From the summit, you will see the whole of Zanskar and the Indus Valley very clearly.

Important Guidelines – Please do not attempt this trek alone. You or someone in your group should have walking experience and the necessary navigational skills or hire a local guide.

Please carry any medication you are currently taking on a regular basis such as:

  • Asthma inhalers
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Blood pressure tablets

If you suffer or have suffered from any skin condition, bring appropriate creams such as:

  • Canesten
  • Zovirax
  • Anuso

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Route

  • Leh to Chang Ma via Stok Village
  • Chang Ma to Mankorma
  • Mankorma to Basecamp
  • Basecamp to Stok Kangri back to Basecamp
  • Basecamp to Leh

What To Pack

Here is your checklist for your treks. Make sure to pack these items.

Trekking Gear:-

  •    A rucksack with rain cover
  •    A Hand/Head Torch with spare batteries
  •    UV Protection Sunglasses
  •    A trekking pole
  •    Raincoat
  •    Water Bottle
  •    A Full Sleeve Thick Jacket
  •    A Full Sleeve Sweater
  •    Thermal Inners
  •    Toilet Kit
  •    Hot Water Bags

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Footwear:-

  • Non-skid deep trod hiking shoes -1
  • Pair of lightweight Slipper/Sandals -1

Miscellaneous:-

  • Camera (optional)
  • Personal medicine kit. Make sure you consult your doctor before the trek in case you have any special ailment.
  • Dry fruits, energy bars

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