Stok Kangri (6,153 metres (20,187 ft)) is the highest mountain in the Stok Range of the Zazkar Mountains a Trans-Himalayan mountain in the Ladakh region of north India. The peak is located in Hemis National Park, 12 km southwest of the trailhead (3,610 metres (11,844 ft)) in the village of Stok and around 15 km southwest of the city of Leh, the capital of Ladakh.It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Stok Kangri and many more Leh attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Leh itinerary maker.
Despite its high altitude, Stok Kangri is a popular trekking peak and is often climbed as an initial non-technical foray into high altitude mountaineering. However, the difficulty of Stok Kangri is often underestimated and the need to acclimatise before and during the ascent makes Stok Kangri an enduring challenge.
In late July and August, all but the top of the peak may be snow-free. The elevation data was verified by GPS readings from 11 satellites at the Summit during a late July 2007 joint Nepalese-US expedition which encountered snow cover for 85% of the final four-hour, four km, 900 metre climb. Another GPS reading provided a 6136-meter elevation. The shortest route to the peak is along the Stok valley, following the Stok Chu to Stok village. This valley's grazing landscape, especially near the village, was devastated by the 2010 Ladakh floods, the most severe in decades.
In December 2019, the All Ladakh Tour Operators Association announced that Stok Kangri is closed for trekking and climbing from 2020 to 2023, due to over-tourism. The interval is meant to give the region a chance to recuperate.
Stok Kangri reviews
Climbed it this summer with my 3 close cousins. This one ticks all the boxes, scenic beauty, challenging , amazing people on the trail and more. We heard it may close down for a bit on account of...
Climbed it this summer with my 3 close cousins. This one ticks all the boxes, scenic beauty, challenging , amazing people on the trail and more. We heard it may close down for a bit on account of... more »
We couldn’t summit due to bad weather. Had to get back from base camp. Excellent place. Remember to carry proper warm clothes since it gets really cold in the nights.
We couldn’t summit due to bad weather. Had to get back from base camp. Excellent place. Remember to carry proper warm clothes since it gets really cold in the nights. more »
It was our best trek. People's should go atleast on any trek.
If you're fit and have an adventurous spirit, I highly recommend taking the multi day trek to Stok Kangri, and attempting to summit this 6131 meter peak. Conditions can get very harrowing (I climbed one night in a complete whiteout and blizzard) so make sure you are adequately prepared. If you have the proper gear (and the courage), you can make your way down really fun and have an adrenaline rush. You just sit down and slide down on the path in the snow that was created by the climbers on the way up. It's awesome!
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