Arrival, pickup by bus to hotel
Early morning flight to Leh 11800 ft the capital of Ladakh. On arrival at Kushok Bakula Airport transfer to Hotel and full day at rest for high altitude acclimatization. Evening brisk walk to market. Overnight at the Hotel.
Sightseeing city, local guided tour
After an early breakfast, proceed for a full day Indus Valley tour includes visit to Shey Palace, Thiksey, Hemis and Stok Monasteries which are the among the historically most important and magnificent Buddhist Monasteries in Ladakh. Box lunch for the day. Evening free at the market in Leh. Overnight at the hotel.
Leh to Chokdo
Leh to Martselang to Chogdo (3-4 Hrs) After Breakfast drive to Shang village and start trekking to Chogdo. Overnight in Camp.
Chogdo - Gyuncho La (4600 m) - Camp at 4350 m in 6- 7 h.
From now on, we will follow a new and rarely traveled route through the valleys to the east of our objective. Today, we turn towards the west into a tributary valley that leads after a long and gradual ascent to the Gyuncho La. We descent a few meters bellow to establish our campsite.
Trek to Shang La (4800 m)- Matho Phu (4350 m) in 6 h.
Today, we will cross many spurs and minor passes with occasional views northwards towards the Indus Valley and the peaks beyond. We climb up to the Shang La and then descend to the Tokpo River. Afterwards we will trek downhill to a nice camping place.
Matho Phu - Matho La (4820 m)
Matho Phu - Mato La (4820 m) -Stok Kangri Base Camp (4700 m) in 5 hrs: At the pass, colourful prayer flags flap in the wind, with the Zanskari range in the background. Afterwards, we descend steadily along the Jingchan River. We get great views towards the Stock summit and the Stok Kangri (6121m).
Stok Kangri Summit day
Summit day (Approx. 8-9 hours to base-camp). Our route initially crosses scree and boulder slopes, and then leads to easy angled snow slopes, which require ice axe and crampons. The route is not difficult but at this altitude, it will be strenuous. From the summit of Stok Kangri (6116m), we should see as far as the Karakoram, the Pamirs and Tibet. If it's warm enough we'll rest and recover some energy on top before descending to base-camp.
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash.
- Hair brush or comb, hair ties, barrettes/bobby pins.
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF.
- Night time Moisturizer/Lotion.
- If under any medication, enough stock