|Duration:||8 Days / 7 Nights||Language:||Hindi English Kashmiri|
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||Best Time to Visit:||Jun Jul Aug Sep|
|Primary Activities:||Camping Trekking||Other Activities:||Buddhist Monuments Hills & Mountains Nature Walk Walking Tour Water Sports|
|Nearest City:||Leh Ladakh||Nearest Airport:||J & K ( Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe Airport (IXL) )|
|Nearest Railway Station:||Activity Level:||High|
|Trip Code:||J &/Leh/adm/0157||Wild Tour:||Adventures Group Hill Station|
Trekkers should for sure go on Stok Kangri trek to experience the ultimate thrill. Eight days of challenging and exciting trek through the Ladakh Mountains will push you to the limit. Stok Kangri, at about 20128 feet above sea level, is the highest peak in its namesake range of the Ladakh Himalayas.
Today you have a very early morning flight to Leh (approximately 55 min), the capital of Ladakh. Only opened to foreign tourists in 1974, Leh has changed somewhat from the day’s yak trains would set off from the main bazaar toward Central Asia. It has, however, retained that Wild West feel. Wander the alleyways of the main bazaar, viewing traditional wares and sampling the local produce; Visit the 9-storey Leh Palace, a reminder of what was once was the thriving royal residence of the ruling Namgyals. The palace not only pre-dates but also served as the model for the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. Scramble further up the hill to the Victory Fort for an encompassing view of the city. Please note: You may experience altitude sickness and oxygen deprivation while traveling in Ladakh. This is particularly apparent when arriving in Leh, at just above 3500m, so we have allowed time for acclimatization just after arrival until evening.Overnight stay at hotel in Leh (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)
After a leisurely breakfast, we drive to visit Hemis Monastery situated 45km west of Leh; Hemis is the largest and the wealthiest monastery in Ladakh. From Hemis, you are driven back taking the same route to visit Thiksey Monastery, located on a hill-lock with formidable views of the Indus valley. Thiksey is especially noteworthy for its gigantic seated statue of the Maitreya and is also known for its (Dukhang) assembly hall which houses hundreds of rectangular prayer books, stacked between wooden covers and bound in silk. After that we continue to drive through series of chortens to visit Shey Palace the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh. Later drive back to Hotel. Dinner and Over Night at the Hotel in Leh. (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)
breakfast drive to Stok Palace, visit the Palace and the museum post which we
can drive to village head and catch up with our trekking crew and our horses.
Our walk today is gentle and easy following the Stok River upstream. The Stok
gorge narrows down as we trek up further. Amazing rock Cliff Mountains, ample
chances of seeing Himalayan Blue Sheep or Bharal. Enjoy a picnic lunch by the
river. As we near our campsite there will be little ascend. Our camp would be
surrounded by mountains. Enjoy silence of the campsite. Overnight in tents (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)
You will be woken up by morning call with hot tea or coffee in your tent. Enjoy the morning breakfast in open air or in your dining tent. Immediately from campsite we will encounter a short steep ascend to small pass –Tonton la (3900) decorated with prayer flags. From the pass we descend to the riverbed again and walk steadily till Mankarmo, from here one route to leads to Base camp of Stok Kangri. Enjoy your rest of the evening and night at this camp (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)
Again you have a steady climb in the morning, this time up to the Base camp (4938m) with views of Stok La and Matho La . From here we will cross over small stream and climb on the hill side. Cross one more Shepherd camp to reach base camp (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)
Again you have a steady climb in the morning
You descend to Stok Village at 3610m, tour Stok Palace Museum and drive to Leh. The walk is nearly all downhill taking 4 hrs through a dramatic canyon with amazing red sandstone formations (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)
On time depart to Leh airport board flight to Delhi.
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