Expedition to Stok Kangri
14 Days
Best Season: July to September
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DETAILED ITINERARY
 
 
Day 1 - Departure
Depart from your home country.
Day 2 - Delhi / Leh
Arrive at International Airport, where our representative will receive and transfer you to the domestic airport for your flight to Leh.  The Leh airport is one of the most scenic airports, with the view of landscapes greeting you will pleasure as you fly above it.  The city framed with mountains will leave you feeling calm and tranquil.  At the Leh airport, you will be received by our representative.  We have the day free to relax for acclimatization.  You are advised to drink 3 – 4 litres of water regularly for better and faster acclimatization.  We take a short mild acclimatization walk to the local bazaars.  Overnight in hotel.
Day 3 - Leh
Today, we do sightseeing of some of the Buddhist monasteries of Leh.  We drive to the Shey monastery, which has the tallest copper statue of Lord Buddha in Asia.  It was built by a King of Ladakh as his summer retreat.  From here, we continue driving to the splendid Thikse monastery, which is one of Ladakh’s biggest monasteries.  In the Thikse monastery, monks gather every morning for chants, which lasts for about 2 hours.  We drive further for about 40 minutes and visit the celebrated Hemis monastery, which is world – famous for the Hemis festival.  We then drive back to Leh.  Overnight in hotel.
Day 4 - Leh / Zinchen
Drive 10 km to Spituk from where we start trek to Zinchen through a dry and barren land.  We cross Indus river and enter in the Valley of Zinchen River.  The trail  get zingchen village is an ascending one, and our first night camp will be there at zingchen after 5 -6 hr trek.  Overnight in Tents.
Day 5 - Zinchen / Rumbak (4050 m)
After breakfast enter Hemis National Park where we can able to see some wild animals as this park is very famous especially for snow leopard, lynx, Ladakhi Urial (a mountain goat), great Tibetan sheep, blue sheep, red fox, Tibetan wolf etc.  Ascend towards Rumbak Village through a beautiful gorge along the river, reach Rumbak after 3 – 4 hr trek.  Overnight in Tent.
Day 6 - Rumbak / Stok La (4900 m) /  Mankarmo (4400 m)
After breakfast, we continue our trek. The trail slowly ascends and sometimes its a bit steep to get at top of Stok La.  The Pass offers beautiful views of surrounding mountains and Indus valley.  We descend from the pass towards Mankarmo  where we will camp for the night after 5 -6 hr trek.  Great View of Goleb Kangri from camp site.  Overnight in Tent.
Day 7 - Mankarmo / Base Camp ( 4980 m)
The trail will lead you gently uphill with a gradient of about 25 – 35 degrees throughout & mixed with rock-fields along the river streams.  We follow the Stok river to get at the Base Camp where herds of wild Blue Sheep may be seen. This pleasant campsite is on a grassy area beside a melt water stream. Overnight in Tent.
Day 8 - Base Camp 
Day free for acclimatization.
Day 9 - Base Camp / Summit / Base Camp
Although not technical, the route to the summit may involve the use of an ice axe and crampons.  The summit route is fairly steep and along an exposed ridge for some of the time,  with some scrambling on loose rock.  The final hundred meters need special care while crossing the ice slope just below the summit.  From the summit we can see amazing views of the Himalaya and Karakoram range.  Between 9 AM to 11 AM is the expected time for the summit (depending on fitness and potential of clients).  Enjoy a 360 degree view of the Indus valley and the Zanskar, Ladakh and Karakoram range.  Descend down to the Base Camp. Its 5 to 6 hr to the summit and a descent of 3-4 hr to the Base Camp. Overnight in tent.
Day 11 - Base Camp / Stok Village /  Leh
Morning trek down 5 hr from the base camp towards the Stok Village along the stok river passing through Mankermo. This is a delightful walk through a dramatic canyon with amazing red sandstone formations.  Visit Stok Palace museum.  Drive back to Leh ( 14 Km / 30 minutes).  Overnight in Hotel.
Day 12 -  Leh
Day free in Leh, for independent activities.
Day 13 - Leh / Delhi
Flight to Delhi. Later, we do an amusing rickshaw ride in the narrow lanes of the medieval styled shopping haven of Chandni Chowk. The ride is a very interesting one. We also visit the largest mosque of India - Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque). The mosque can accommodate about 25,000 people at once. On our way back to New Delhi, we drive by India Gate, Parliament House and President's Estate. Overnight in hotel.
Day 14 - Delhi / Agra (Optional) / Departure
Day free in Delhi or Optional Excursion to Agra.  Later, transfer to International Airport for your flight back home.
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