Stok Kangri is a very straightforward 6000m climb and a great first high altitude climb. We are excited to offer the trip for climbers & trekkers and we welcome adventurous trekkers as well as experienced climbers. We sent a pilot group in 2012 who had a great time and we look forward to making this a regular trip for us in the years ahead!
Our Stok Kangri climb will include a side trek to the Markah Valley, an optional second climb on Kang Yatse and the culture and beauty of Leh.
Dates: Sept 5 - 29, 2013 & 2014
Price: USD$ 3790
Positions Open: 12 per trip
All lodging, trekking and mountain support. Guides, permits, internal transfers, food on the trek and climb, tents, team climbing gear.
Airfare to Delhi, meals in Delhi and Leh, alcoholic drinks, personal trekking and climbing equipment and tips.
Day 1 - Arrive Delhi
Day 2 - Fly to Leh (3500m/11500ft) and begin our acclimatization
Day 3- sightseeing & acclimatization in and around Leh – Monasteries and the City
Day 4 - Leh – Darchen La - Leh
Today we'll drive out of town to visit monasteries as well as ascend a high pass and have a look at the Zanskar region
Day 5 - Sight seeing acclimatization in and around Leh
We reserve this day for additional acclimatization as needed. It is very important that all members are feeling well and showing strong signs of becoming acclimatized. If we stay in town we will have no trouble filling our day with additional activities including a hike in the nearby hills
Day 6 - Trek begins: Leh to Jingchen (3200m)
Day 7 - Jingchen to Yuruchey (3800m)
Day 8 - To Skiu (3500m)
Day 9 - To Markha (3850m)
Day 10 - To Thanchungtse
Day 11 - Kang Yaze base camp (5200m)
Day 12 - High Camp (5500m)
Day 13 - Climb Kang Yatse Peak 6200m & trek to Nimaling (4650m)
Day 14 - Extra day for Kang Yatse climb
Day 15 - To Chuskirmo (4100m)
Day 16 - To Shingo
Day 17 - To Gompochey
Day 18 - Gompochey to Base Camp (4700m)
Day 19 - Summit day on Stok Kangri (6116m)
Day 20 - Extra day for weather
Day 21 - Base camp to Leh
Day 22 - Fly to delhi
The dates allow for 2 additional days for acclimatization as needed bringing the total to 24 days. We anticipate adding one more day in Leh at the start and an additonal day to be used as needed during the climbing portions of the trip.
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