A perfect opportunity for trekkers who wish to summit their first Himalayan Peak. Stok kangri expedition is one of the easy approach as well as challenging beautiful peak in ladakh. Climbing stok kangri is technically not difficult and no special mountaineering skills is required and it gives real opportunity to climb at 6150 m. Mountain in less than a week days which is not possible in any other part of the world. From the submit we can see the spectacular views of Saser kangri peak in the karakoram range (k2).
Morning drive to Stok village is about 15 kms from Leh. Start walking from the trekking point along the stream. It is long and cumbersome walk through the valley. There are many shepherd camps in the different entrances of the sub valleys. The Mankarmo Camp is at the point from where the valley turns southward. It is possible to trek up to the first base camp in a day, but to get acclimatized it is recommended to make it in two days. The Camp at Mankarmo is on the river bed. There are no toilet facilities.
Keep walking in the same direction for around 30 minutes and then head towards southward. It involves crossing the stream at several points during the forward march. You reach at the camp after vertical ascent. Take care of your food and cloths from animal around. Overnight in Camp.
Full rest for acclamatization or Spare in case of Bad wehather. Today you can also walk up to the advance base camp for acclimatization. The trail leads you towards west and then southward from the top of the hill. You will be passing through a few glaciers before you reach the advance base camp from where you start crossing the glacier. Overnight in Camp.
Keep your torch and other climbing gears ready before you set off early morning around at least by 4 am so that you get in time at the advance base camp and then wait till the day breaks for enough light to do the climbing. Start crossing the glacier towards south-east and then climb the peak to the western side. There are two ways to go up, one from the right side of the glacier, which is more technical and on the left side trail is easier having steps of rocks to do the summit. You can follow the same route back to the camp.
Morning after the breakfast walk down to Stok and drive to Leh.
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