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What’s included

  • A local English-speaking climbing guide
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • All internal flights and hotel/airport transfers
  • Good standard hotel accommodation (3 star) in Delhi, bed and breakfast basis
  • Best available hotel in Leh, on full board
  • All camping facilities and all meals on trek
  • Camp staff to carry out all camp work
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • All meals on trek
  • Costs of all porterage and their insurance
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag

Stok Kangri 6,153m / 20,187ft & Markha Valley Trekking Peaks Festivals

Trekking Peak

India, Ladakh | Trekking Peak

Offer - £100 off
Stok Kangri 6,153m / 20,187ft & Markha Valley
Expedition Grade

Suitable for those with strenuous trekking experience in high mountain environments.

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Grade: Expedition Grade ? Expedition Grade
Duration:  17 days from the UK  
On trek: 12 days

Flight inclusive from £2,725,
Land only from £1,930

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Excellent acclimatisation makes this non-technical ridge ascent highly achievable.

Highlights

  • Classic acclimatisation trek through the Markha Valley
  • Ideal first Himalayan trekking peak with a non-technical ascent
  • Highly experienced MK Leader supported by Ladakhi guides and trek crew
  • Time in Leh to acclimatise and enjoy a full sightseeing programme

Reviews          

We really enjoyed the small group of like minded people as well as the caring, professional staff with good in-country support.
Mr & Mrs C, Norwich

Must just comment on the really well thought out acclimatisation programme after arriving in Leh. I certainly needed all of those to help me get up & over the Kangmaru La. Thanks for a memorable holiday.
Mr B, Leicestershire

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The expedition begins with the classic Markha Valley trek in the Northern Zanskar Mountains. This provides the best possible acclimatisation for an ascent of Stok Kangri as it includes the crossing of a 5,300m/17,400ft pass, offering superb views of the eastern Karakoram. We return to Leh and then begin the short trek to Stok Kangri Base Camp. Summit day starts early, when, using crampons and ice axes, we walk up the glacier and ascend the southeast ridge to the distinctive summit for a superb mountain panorama.

Stok Kangri (6,153m/20,187ft) is a fine Himalayan peak just south of the capital of Ladakh in the Indian Himalaya. Although it has an imposing, pointed appearance when viewed from Leh, there is a straightforward non-technical route to the summit on its south east ridge. Given good acclimatisation, any fit person with strong trekking and hill walking experience stands an excellent chance of making the summit. We believe our itinerary gives you the best chance of achieving this ambition.

To help you prepare for your Stok Kangri summit, why not try Mont Blanc Summit first?


At a glance

Grade: Expedition Grade
Expedition Grade

Duration:  17 days from the UK  
On trek: 12 days

Max. Altitude: 6,153m/20,187ft

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Delhi

Accommodation types: Hotels, Camping

Meal arrangements: Bed and Breakfast in Delhi, all meals elsewhere.

Leader: Local Leader, Stok Kangri
Local Leader, Stok Kangri

Your Guide for Stok Kangri will be one of the following experienced, English-speaking mountaineers:

Pemba Sherpa: 36 year old Pemba comes from Darjeeling and completed all his mountaineering courses from the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), Darjeeling. Pemba has been leading treks in Sikkim and Ladakh and Bhutan since 2004 and has been climbing Stok Kangri every year since 2006.

Skalzang Rigzin: 34 year old Skalzang comes from Ladakh. Skalzang has also done his basic and advance course from HMI Darjeeling and his Method of Instruction course from Uttarkashi as well as a Search and Rescue Course. Rigzin has been working with our Indian partner since 1995 and has led climbs to Lungser Kangri and Stok Kangri for the past 10 years.

Uden Sherpa: Uden is 34 years old and comes from Darjeeling. He has also completed his mountaineering courses from HMI Darjeeling. Uden has led treks in Garhwal, Kumaon, Sikkim, Ladakh, South India, Nepal and Bhutan. Uden has also completed his Petzl Foundation training and Refresher First Aid course in early 2015. Uden has been leading climbs to Stok Kangri since 2006.

Kunchok Thinles: 35 years old from Chilling, Ladakh, Kunchok is a very strong and experienced climber. Kunchok has been a member of several Joint Expeditions including Chong Kumdun, Mamostang, Rimo IV, Saser Kangri in the East Karakoram as has climbed Mamostang and Chong Kumdun. He has climbed Stok Kangri several times for over 10 years.

Pekma Lama: 40 years old, Pekma is from Kanchenjunga region in Nepal. Pekma has been a freelancing Guide for over 15 years. Pekma has a wealth of climbing experience in Nepal – Island Peak, Lobuche, Amadablam and Everestto name a few, and has also worked in the Swiss Alps in Chamonix under the guidance of Yannick Flugi and the late Stephen Schaffter, wellknown alpine guides. He has led climbs to Stok Kangri for over 15 years.


Stok Kangri 6,153m / 20,187ft & Markha Valley Itinerary

DayActivity
1-4
Fly to Delhi. Day at leisure. Fly to Leh. Acclimatise and explore in Leh.
5-10
Trek in the Markha Valley. Trek to Nimaling, via Chilling, Skiu, Thinlespa and Hankar. Rest day at Nimaling with possible visit to Kang Yatse Base Camp.Trek to Shang, Drive to Leh.
11- 15
Trek to Stok Kangri Base Camp. Climb Stok Kangri (6,153 m). Rest/contingency day.
16
Trek to Stok village, visit Stok Palace. Drive back to Leh.
17
Fly to Delhi and continue on to London.

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2017

DatesAvailabilityLand OnlyFlight Inclusive from
Fri 21 Jul - Sun 6 Aug 2017Available & reduced by £100£1930 Book£2725 Book
Fri 11 Aug - Sun 27 Aug 2017Available & reduced by £100£1930 Book£2760 Book

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Optional supplements
  • Single Tent Supplement
    From £95
  • Single Room Supplement
    From £245
Insurance
  • Cover starts from £145
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Flight inclusive holidays

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We will be able to advise on fares with alternative airlines, upgrades to Business Class, and the options for flights from regional UK airports, please contact us for more details.

What’s included

  • A local English-speaking climbing guide
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • All internal flights and hotel/airport transfers
  • Good standard hotel accommodation (3 star) in Delhi, bed and breakfast basis
  • Best available hotel in Leh, on full board
  • All camping facilities and all meals on trek
  • Camp staff to carry out all camp work
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • All meals on trek
  • Costs of all porterage and their insurance
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Lunch and evening meals in Delhi
  • Tips


Review your holiday

Reviews

Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

Caring staff          

We really enjoyed the small group of like minded people as well as the caring, professional staff with good in-country support.

Well thought out acclimatisation          

Must just comment on the really well thought out acclimatisation programme after arriving in Leh. I certainly needed all of those to help me get up & over the Kangmaru La. Thanks for a memorable holiday.


Extend your holiday

Kashmir Houseboat extension, India
  • Spend the end of your trek or tour relaxing on a luxurious houseboat in Kashmir.
  • Cosy bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
  • Includes all meals, tea and coffee on-board, provided by your own cook.

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We are very pleased to say we can now offer extensions to visit Srinagar in Kashmir.  Closed since 1990, it is now thankfully open again to western tourists and at last you have the opportunity of true relaxation aboard one of the famous houseboats either on Dal Lake, or Nagin Lake.

The flat-bottomed houseboats have cosy bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a large living/dining room, and a verandah where you can enjoy mountain views and watch the shikaras (wooden boats) gliding along on the lake from shore to houseboat.

You will have your own cook on your houseboat so all you have to do is relax, put your feet up, and enjoy a well earned rest after the rigours of your trek or tour.


Ranthambore National Park extension, India

Ranthambore National Park extension, India
  • Known for its population of tigers.
  • Home to fascinating wildlife including jungle cats, hyenas, jackals, bears, crocodiles and large populations of langur monkeys.
  • Enjoy safari drives as you look out for wildlife amongst the picturesque grassland, hills and lakes.

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Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan is one of the finest national parks in northern India. Formerly a hunting reserve for the Maharajas of Jaipur, you can see a huge variety of fantastic wildlife and birds in Ranthambore, but the park is particularly famous for its population of tigers - although of course sightings of tiger can never be guaranteed many visitors to this park are lucky enough to get good views.  The scenery of the park is very varied with grassland, hills and lakes and there are also some very picturesque and atmospheric ruins located in the park. Even if you don’t see tigers there is abundant wildlife on view in Ranthambore with leopard and other cats such as jungle cats, caracal, hyena, jackal, wild boar, bear, several species of deer, and large populations of langur monkeys. Marsh crocodiles and other reptiles are also found in the lakes within the park. Owing to the wide range of habitats within the park there is also a large variety of fantastic and colourful birds, both resident and migrant, to be seen - in total, 272 bird species have been documented within the park.


Corbett National Park extension, India

Corbett National Park extension, India
  • Corbett National Park is home to one of the largest Royal Bengal Tiger populations in India.
  • Over 50 species of mammals, many reptiles and hundreds of bird species to look out for.
  • Ideal extension from Delhi to explore some of India's most fascinating wildlife.

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Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India. Located between the Himalayan foothills to the north and the ancient Shivalik Hills to the south, the reserve covers a wide range of habitat with dense woodlands, open grasslands, riverine vegetation, dry riverbeds and more hilly terrain and so offers much diversity. This varied habitat hosts a spectacular diversity of mammal, bird and reptilian life, unmatched anywhere in India.

The park is home to one of the largest Royal Bengal Tiger populations in India as well as other large cats such as leopard.  There are also around 50 species of mammals including large herds of elephant and four species of deer. In the park you also find many reptiles, including the rare and highly endangered Gharial crocodile. Corbett has a spectacular bird diversity – there are several hundred resident species of bird with as many more crossing on their migratory routes with bird diversity being at its peak during the winter months.


Agra, Taj Mahal & Jaipur - extension (India)

Agra, Taj Mahal & Jaipur - extension (India)
  • 1-day and 6-day extension options available
  • Add at the beginning or end of your holiday in India
  • Sights include the Red Fort, Taj Mahal, City Palace and Amber Fort

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After your adventures in India why not add an exciting day trip to Agra to see the sights of the one time capital of the great Mughal empire? Or, if you have more time available, perhaps a longer trip visiting both Agra and another gem of the ‘Golden Triangle’, Jaipur. Whichever option you take, once in Agra you will be looked after by one of our fully trained, English-speaking guides who will show you around the Red Fort, the Taj Mahal and the ancient city and mosque of Fatehpur Sikri. For those travelling on to Jaipur, you will take guided visits to the Amber Fort, Palace of the Winds and City Palace, along with time to explore the colourful bazaars of the ‘Pink City’.


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