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Lila and Pol Goven on Stok khangari summit in 1999.Stok Kangri (Stok Khangri Expedition) (6,153 m) is the highest mountain in the Stok Range of the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of northwest India. The peak is located in Hemis National Park, 12 km southwest of the trailhead at 3,610 m (11,845 feet) in the village of Stok and 24 km southwest of the Ladakhi capital of Leh. Despite its altitude, Stok Kangri is a popular peak and is often climbed as an initial non-technical foray into high altitude mountaineering.

Stok Kangri Peak In late July and August, all but the top of the peak may be snow-free, as can be seen by clicking on 33°59′11″N 77°26′32″E and following the Google Earth link, which leads to some excellent new high resolution satellite imagery. The elevation data was verified by GPS readings from 11 satellites at the Stok Summit during a late July 2007 joint Nepalese-US expedition which encountered snow cover for 85% of the final four hour, four km, 900 meter climb.

About 30to 45 minutes drive from Leh to Stok Village and Horse man is already waiting in Trekking starting point. Trekking on till stok kangi Base Camp is easy walk and there is only w\one valley. But from Base camp to Stok High Camp is little bite up and you filing altitude.

Stok Khangri summit Offer you spectacular view of Indus Valley, Marka Valley and Karamkoram Range include world second Highest Mountain in the world K2. others peaks in the area include Golab khangri (5900m) adjacent to stok khangri Range, Matho west (5950m)and many unnamed peaks in the same range.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Leh to Stok and Mankarmo
From Leh drive to stok village that takes 15 km from Leh.start walking from the trekking point through the valley from left bank of river. It's an easy but very long walk through the valley to Mankarmo.there are many shepherd camps in the deferent entrance of the sub valleys. The mankarmo camp is the point from where the valley turns southward.

Day02: Mankarmo to Base Camp
Keep walking in the same direction for around 30 minutes and then head towards south.sccramble along the tributaries passing through a few shepherd camps on the other side of the river. The Base Camp is nice flat part and nice view of Golaib khangri.

Day03: Base Camp to High camp.
You walk up to the advance base camp; 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 advance base Camp from where you start crossing the glacier.

Day 04: High Camp to Summit & Base Camp.
You should start at lest by 4 am but it will be dark when you start in the morning. Start crossing the glacier towards southeast and then climb the peak to the western side. There are two ways to go up; one from left side of the glacier and right side trail is more technical. When you reach you on the ridge than continues flow the range and just blow the summit is little bite difficult and you reach one the summit. You will have spectacular view of view of Leh, Marka Valley K2 and all Indian Himalaya and return back to Base camp.

Day 05: Base Camp to Stock to Leh.
It is long descent to stok Village and drive to Leh or continues trek to over stok-La through Rumbak, Zinchen and spituk and drive to Leh.