Stok Kangri climb in Ladakh, India

“A fairly challenging two week climb as part of a small group. The route isn't technical although there's an exposed section close to Stok Kangri summit.”


Delhi | acclimatisation in Leh | Shey and Tikse monasteries | acclimatisation walk in Leh Valley | Choksi | cross the Kang La (5260m) | cross the Ganda La (4970m) | trek over the Stok La (4900m) | Stok Valley | ascent of Stok Kangri (6153m) | descend through Mankarmo to Stok | Optional jeep trip to the Khardung La and an optional climb of Palam Peak |

Description of Stok Kangri climb in Ladakh, India

Starting from the Zanskar River you’ll immediately head out of the green valleys and onto the peace and solitude of the region’s high passes as your Stok Kangri climb in Ladakh begins to take shape over the course of 16 days in northern India.

The drama and majesty of the northern India landscapes is encapsulated within this Stok Kangri climb in Ladakh and as you experience welcoming smiles within remote Ladakhi villages you’ll be left in no uncertain terms as to the resilience and the respect warranted by the local people.

From stark desert scenes at high altitude to the Stok Kangri climb itself, Ladakh is a remarkable region of India with amazing views from the summit reaching over northern India, across the Himalayas and into Tibet.

Please note: summit climbs are optional and there’s an alternative glacier trek for anyone wishing to achieve this instead.

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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Stok Kangri climb in Ladakh, India


Few holidays have as little detrimental impact on the environment and local residents as a trekking trip. Erosion on and adjacent to popular paths is a growing problem in certain places and therefore our trip leaders encourage clients to stick to advised routes in order to minimise this. We do believe in leaving no more than footprints, although this tour actively encourages guests to talk to local people, and use local businesses in order to leave behind a positive cultural exchange. Also in visiting cultural sites like Buddhist monasteries, we benefit local communities by making donations, buying souvenirs or paying for entrance.

Water is a really important issue with trekking trips and whilst we must stay hydrated, it is also vital that we have a system for providing clean water without causing lots of waste with plastic bottles. Lack of recycling is already a massive problem in India so we suggest that instead of repeatedly buying bottled water, guests should re-fill a singular bottle. You will be provided with boiled drinking water on trek but it is also advisable to bring purification tablets/liquid such as Biox Aqua to treat water. Burnable rubbish will be burnt on trek and we ask each trekker to keep a rubbish bag for non-burnable rubbish to take back to Delhi.

UK Office:
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK Offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.


Accommodation & Meals:
We spend six nights in simple hotels in Deli and Leh and eight nights in full service camping. All accommodations used are staffed locally, which has a really positive effect on employment and economy in the areas where we stay. By camping for the majority of the trip, we also reduce our energy consumption and carbon footprint for the whole tour. On trek, meals include locally sourced ingredients, like porridge, eggs, bread, pasta, rice and potato with a mixture of Indian and Chinese styles. All groceries and other items used during treks are purchased from local shops and markets in Leh- where clients are encouraged to support local businesses and explore local delicacies on offer.

Our Himalayan Community Support Projects have been helping people in the Markha Valley, Ladakh since the floods in 2006, when we helped people rebuild homes. Since then we have been involved with the local women’s groups and Youth Organisation for the Conservation and Preservation of the Hems National Park in building and running a successful Eco Café. The focus is using only locally made or organic produce and eliminating the plastic bottles littered around the Valley with the use of a UV water filter for trekkers. The Ladakhi women have been trained in needle and flat felting in order to make and sell felt snow leopards, ibex and blue sheep as souvenirs. This has had great economic, social and environmental benefit for the area.

Group Size:
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the environments and communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in unique, family-run hotels that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to their limited sizes.

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