Stok Kangri Expedition in Ladakh

Stok Kangri is the most fascinating trek of Ladhak region that appeals trekkers worldwide. The view of majestic Himalayan Range sometimes walking in between dense rows of wild flowers or sometime walking in the deserted and barren land provides the world class experience to the trekker. If you are on the Stok Kangri trip in winters, your joy will reach different levels as the whole landscape attains a perfect magnificence with white soft snow. Stok Kangri peak is the only place from where you can get the view of Indus and Zansker Valley.   About the Trek: This trek encompasses the nine day trip that starts from arriving at Leh from Delhi. Leh is the striking place that comprises the flawless incorporation of enriching loveliness with natural exquisiteness. The entire trek of Stok Kangri is filled up with flourishing green trees and lovely flowers. Your next destination from Leh is Changa Ma. In between you will cross Stok Village, a small village that is mostly covered with lush green plants in summer. The intoxicated smell of wild flowers would bind you to step ahead. From Changa Ma, you will reach at Mankorma and then you next stoppage will be Base Camp. You will rest a full one day to get accustomed with climate and surroundings. Listen to your guide carefully as he will be the only person who can provide knowledge about all the drastic changes a trekker can go while trekking to such barren mountains trail. The seventh day of your trekking expedition is going to be the most important day as you will go to Stok Kangri...

What makes Stok Kangri tough

Stok Kangri Trek is more than just a trek. It is an adventure where you will be challenged physically, emotionally and psychologically. The summit day will give you jitters for months after the trek is over. The glacier which you would trek on the last day of Stok Kangri Trek will probably be one of the toughest physical challenges ever! The dark surroundings which can make you weak in knees will resurrect the worst demons in your mind. The lack of oxygen and unforgivable wind will make you curse the day you decided to Trek Stok Kangri Peak. But, when you reach the seemingly insurmountable peak, it will be worth. You will look at the valley below, the sky above and thank your stars. You will thank your destiny which brought you here, amidst purest of nature and blissful landscapes, providing you a memory to cherish for lifetime! So, what makes Stok kangri Trek tough as compared to other treks in India? If you wade out the technical treks, which are obviously tough, Stok kangri might just be the toughest peak to climb in India. Here, I am highlighting 5 factors which made Stok Kangri Ttrek tough for me. You might discover more factors or would find some of these not too daunting. But, I surely had to overcome these factors to achieve a successful summit climb. 1) High Altitude This is an obvious one. But, it has a major impact on trekker and hence, can’t be missed. Any high altitude above 12,000 feet can induce AMS symptoms in a trekker. In Stok Kangri Trek, all the camps are...