Why Take This Trip

This remote peak is placed on a well trodden path and remains a sure way to reach 6000m. Stok Kangri is not technical and allows you the opportunity to climb at higher altitude in a simple and straightforward climb.


Who is This For

For those looking to take the step-up from trekking and move onto climbing this is the perfect first experience. A combination of altitude and weather conditions make this a challenging objective and is ideally suited for someone who has done a beginner climb.


What's Next

Once you’ve climbed Stok Kangri you will have gained the necessary altitude experience to climb higher, bigger, and more challenging mountains, such as Mt. Nun, Aconcagua, and Kyajo Ri.

Arrive in Delhi in the afternoon. Transfer to hotel for check-in.
Transfer from Delhi to Leh. Check-in to hotel and spend a day.
Spend the day here at your leisure exploring Leh.
Go on an acclimatization hike around the area
Khardungla / Warila day trip for further acclimatization.
Drive to Shang Sumdo ( 3800m)- 1 ½ to 2 hrs and begin trek to Chuskyurmo ( 4140m). Follow the Shang river upstream through a nice gorge and come out at Chogdo ( 4021m)– 5 hrs.
From Chogdo we turn towards the west into a tributary valley which leads after a long and gradual ascent to the Gyuncho La at 4700 metres. Descending from the pass, we make camp at Shang Phu at an altitude of 4365 metres. A total of 5 to 6 hrs walking.
A tough day today as we climb 900m . Today we climb to cross the Shang La (4960m) and then descend to the Tokpo River for lunch. After lunch we trek generally downhill contouring around spurs and over a 4550m pass to our camping place at Matho phu (4433m). 6/7 hours walking.
Again we have a steady climb in the morning, this time up to the Matho La (4820m) and then we descend into the valley to the north of Stok Village. O/N Smankarmo ( 4380m) – 4 hrs.
A short walk of 2 hrs brings you to Yarlas ( Base camp of Stok Kangri) – 4985m
Rest day. We take a hike to 5100m. Around midday we we rest and optional further hike around the area for further acclimatization and practise using crampons.
We will leave a little past midnight of day 11. 2 hrs to high camp and then we trek across the glacier and climb up to the col. From here it’s a steep and we will rope up and climb steadily to the summit marked with prayer flags ( 4 – 5 hrs from High camp). Either descend via the same route or if the conditions are fine we can descend direct down the scree slope. Return to Base Camp.
This is an extra day reserved for another summit attempt in case of bad weather
Descend to the village of Stok ( 4 ½ to 5 hrs) where we get to visit the Stok Palace Museum. Here vehicles will be waiting to drive you to Leh.
Today we head back to Delhi for our last night
Head to the airport for your flight back home


The paths are well defined, rocky and grassy up until the snow line around 4000m. Glacier crossing and gentle snow/ice slopes and rocky ridges to the summit.



The weather is usually sunny during the day in summer months with snow/cloud cover expected in the afternoons. At 6153m, the mountain is large enough that the weather can change within a matter of hours. Temperatures can go down to 0 deg. at basecamp, and below 0 higher up.


Overall Difficulty


Technical Skills




Fitness level



Technical Skills

No experiences is needed: Anyone can join this trip.
Minimal experience: You should probably have some hiking experience to join this trip. It is advisable to have gone on a hike for at least 2 days prior to joining this trip.
Moderate experience: You should have some climbing experience to join this trip. It is advisable to have been on at least a 4-day climb before joining this trip.
Technical experience: You should have technical climbing experience before joining this trip. It is recommended that you have experience with crampons, skis, ropes and belays.
Advanced technical experience: You should have technical climbing experience to join this trip. Depending on the climb, you will need a specific set of skills.

fitness level

Occasional workout, no fixed routine.
Workout routine with at least 2-3 workouts a week, overall in good shape. Trekking days on this trip are around 3-4 hours long each day with little elevation.
Workout routine with at least 4-5 workouts a week, overall in great shape. Trekking days on this trip are around 4-5 hours long each day with moderate elevation.
Workout routine with at least 5 workouts a week. Trekking days on this trip are around 5-7 hours long each day with high elevation.
Specified workout routine with at least 5 workouts a week as well as technical training. Trekking days on this trip are 8 hours long each day with extreme elevation.


1,500m - 2,999m
3,000m - 4,499m
4,500m - 5,999m
6,000m - 7,499m
7,500m - 8,999m

Climbing Days

0 - 4 Days
5 - 9 Days
10 - 12 Days
13 - 15 Days
16+ Days



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    • Price based on 4 pax

    • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (Breakfast = B, Lunch = L, Dinner = D)

    • All transport to and from destination

    • All accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary

    • All mountain permits

    • Highly qualified guides and expedition cooks

    • Drinking water on the mountain  


    • International flight

    • Visa Fee

    • Excess baggage & Airport Taxes

    • Single Supplement fee

    • Personal & Travel insurance

    • Vaccinations

    • Bottled Beverages  

    • Gear rental available at additional cost (Let us know if you would need any)

    • Tips and Gratuity