High above the Indus Valley, this rarely trodden route traverses the magnificent Ladakh Mountains and culminates with the chance to ascend Stok Kangri (6153m). We leave the Zanskar River behind and ascend from lush valleys to the tops of high passes from which towering rock cathedrals rise.
The dramatic, stark scenery of this high altitude desert is softened only by the immense charm of the Ladakhi villages and their hardy inhabitants. The summit climb itself is tough but entirely optional and there is an alternative glacier trek for anyone not wishing to attempt it. From the summit panoramic views extend across Ladakh to the Karakorams, the Himalaya and into Tibet.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Leh, India|
|DEPARTURE Season||June to September|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 6:30 PM.|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, thermal wear, jacket and sunscreen.|
About the Trek:
Your trek starts with the arrival from Delhi to Leh. Spend some time to acclimatize with the beauty and weather. Leh is the place where you get the perfect combination of natural exquisiteness with cultural beauty. The whole path to the Stok Village is full of natural grandeur and flourishing green trees. From Changa Ma, you will go to Base Camp. Set up in a grassy area, it is a place that gives pleasure to everyone. This exotic area has many water bodies. Staying here in the tents is a life time opportunity. You will rest here for one complete day and get adequate knowledge about all the possibilities and challenges of the trek from your guide. From here, you will trek to your destination Stok Kangri. Ascend climbing for 9-10 hours and you will reach at the top of the ridge.
Standing at the summit, you can view the Karakoram Range to your north and Zanskar Range to your south. At your front, the extensive and open ground provides you a regal feel. This trek offers you the incredible trekking experience. We develop a schedule as per your requirements and needs. With us, you will experience the best trekking excursion every time. We not only plan your trip, but take care of every issue no matter big or small. Simply give us a call and leave everything on our professionals. Call us..Today..!!
Arrive leh. You will be received and escorted to your hotel by our representative. Complete rest is suggested for the first day. Overnight Hotel.
Today we will go for a day’s excursion to Thiksey Monastery and Shey Palace. This will be your
introduction to Tibetan Buddhism along with history and culture of Ladakh. Overnight Hotel.
Drive from Leh to Matho ( 45 mins). From here we climb gradually crossing streams and then descend into the valley to the north of Stok Village. This lovely valley is a high and wild area which is visited only by climbing groups and by the local people who spend some of the summer months in picturesque villages of stone huts, from where they tend their flocks of sheep and goats. Camp in the open pastures of Gangpoche also known as Matho phu – 4350m (5 – 6 hrs)
Again we have a steady climb in the morning, this time up to the Matho La (4820m) and then we descend into the valley to the north of Stok Village. This lovely valley is a high and wild area which is visited only by climbing groups and by the local people who spend some of the summer months in picturesque villages of stone huts, from where they tend their flocks of sheep and goats. Continue a little further to Yarlas (Stok Base Camp)
We take a walk to 5100m. Noon we rest and take excursions around for further acclimatization and
practise use of crampons.