10 Days


“A great way to enjoy climb for all from beginners to expert climbers
Enjoy the experience of Himalayan dramatic scenery and local culture
Explore the vast land of Indian North West Himalayas around Ladakh
Tour of cultural villages steeped with historical and religious interest
Climb Stok Khang-Ri facing panorama of Zaskar and Karakoram range”


Stok Khang-Ri Peak Climb, an adventurous and fascinating high peak of Ladakh and Zaskar Himal range. Provides excellent climb of less technical skill that reaches you on top at 6,153 m / 20, 187 feet high.

One of the most prominent within Ladakh Himal range, which is clearly seen from a high view-point from the capital Leh.

Stok Khang-Ri Peak Climb begins on arrival at Ladakh Leh airport taking a scenic flight from New Delhi. Enjoy delightful times at Leh, the capital town of Ladakh with a tour at places of great cultural and historical interest. Leh for acclimatization at 3,500 m high, our native Ladakh guide will show you the wonder of Leh’s exciting places.

Ladakh, located far northwest India between the Karakoram and Zaskar Himalaya, which is an extension of the Tibetan South West plateau.

Where language and culture are also similar to its northern neighbor Tibet of Buddhism religion. Ladakh is well known as Little Tibet due to the strong influence of Tibetan colorful culture and historical background. On tour visiting historical and religious monuments in the backdrop of high snow-capped peaks and rolling hills.

Before Stok Khang-Ri Peal Climb, the tour takes you around Leh and beyond visiting the former Royal Palace and Shanti Stupa. Drive leads to rural country farm villages and then visit of Thiksey, Hemis and Lamayuru, Alchi Gompa old monasteries. After a wonderful time at Leh, our adventure begins heading towards Stok Khang-Ri Peak for the climb.

An interesting scenic drive leads from Stok village to Stok village, a time permitting visit of Stok Palace on the route. Which is the start of our approach to Stok Khang-Ri Peak on arrival at Stok after a few hour ride.

The first-day walk begins from Stok village heading towards Mankarmo at 4, 380 m high, a nice walk with a climb. Heading towards an amazing gorge then reaching a scenic valley, enclosed by multi-colored rocks facing view of Stok Khang-Ri peak.

At Mankarmo setting our first tented overnight camp, with full service from our camping staff with a separate kitchen unit.

From Mankarmo towards our main highlight, as walk lead on vast windswept terrain, reaching the base of Stok Khang-Ri Peak.

At base camp with ample time for acclimatization and practice climb,

the climbing grade as ‘F’ means “Facial Easy”. The grading we have set from the French and Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification System, which is popular around the world. A climb of less technical skill, however, one needs to be well equipped for a safe and successful ascent.

Starting for the big day, early morning before the crack of dawn a slow steep climb of more than four hours. After a strenuous climb encountering snow and ice in some sections, and then reach on top Stok Khang-Ri summit. Enjoy a magnificent panorama of Ladakh’s vast landscapes with Karakoram and Zaskar Himalayas, after a glorious moment of descent to base camp. Enjoy the last overnight in tented camping around complete mountain wilderness, as the walk takes you to back Stok village. From Stok an exciting drive to Leh for last overnight in Ladakh and then flying to Delhi for respective destinations.

Outline Itinerary:


Day 01:      Arrival at Leh / Ladakh 3, 500 m Kushok Bakula Rimpoche
airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 02:      A day in Leh for acclimatization and tour of Leh former
palace, Shanti Stupa overnight in View Point Hotel.
Day 03:      At Leh tour of Shey, Thiksey, Hemis Monastery.
Day 04:      Full day drive and tour of Lamayuru, Allchi Gompa.
Day 05:      Drive to Stok village, trek to Mankarmo 4,380 m-06 hrs.
Day 06:      Trek to Stok Base Camp 4, 969 m – 04 hrs.

Day 07:      Free day at base camp for acclimatization, practice climb.
Day 08:      Climb Stok Khang-Ri 6,153 m and back to base camp.
Day 09:      Trek to Stok Village and drive to Leh- 06 hrs.
Day 10:      Depart for Delhi to connect respective international flights.

Best seasons for Stok Khang-Ri Climb:

The best time for this wonderful adventure is from the mid-spring and autumn seasons, late spring April and May, and autumn/fall begins from September to October months.

April & May are fine clear days most of the time, with longer sun-light hours but can get overcast in the late afternoon with chances of snow sometimes. Autumn / Falls another best time for the climb and tour of Ladakh with a fine clear day. But days are short with sunlight hours can be freezing cold, especially in the morning, and night times will be clear with bright starry nights. Chances of snowfall during the climb.

For interested people can visit Ladakh for a tour and climb during summer times of June to August also. As Ladakh falls within rain shadow area, where monsoon dark rain clouds blocked by the great Himalayas.

That is why Ladakh most areas are dry and arid with fewer rains.

Religion and Culture:

Ladakh and the North West Himalaya are populated by Ladakhi people descendants of a mixed tribal race of Mons of North India, and Dards of Baltistan with Mongols of Central Asia. History shows the Mons were the first immigrants, followed by Dards who founded different settlements in the Indus valley. Follows strong Buddhism religion and culture similar to Tibetan culture of ancient Buddhism heritage with many monasteries of great religious significance.



Morning after a short scenic of an hour flight to Leh from Delhi, on arrival at Leh, Ladakh Kushok Bakula Rimpoche. As you head outside the air terminal, our staff and guide receives you for short drive in the heart of Leh town to your Hotels. Afternoon free at leisure, optional walk to the center of Leh and its market.

At Leh, for acclimatization and for exciting tour at places of interest, Leh has a vast range of main bazaar on the street colorful local fruits and vegetables vendors. The streets are busy with roadside restaurant, cafes and craft shops. The old Leh Palace stands on the top of the high hill overlooking the Leh city and its valley. The white Peace (Shanti) Stupa stands nearby high on hill which is worth a visit for the great views of Leh. The world's highest Polo ground located beyond the main bus station, rest of the day free at leisure to browse around Leh, Ladakh capital.

Morning after breakfast, a full day tour taking a drive to Hemis, one of the largest and wealthiest monasteries in Ladakh with more than 150 monks; an annual Hemis festival is held. The monastery, stands in a gorge surrounded by mountain scenery, built in 18th Century. On the way back to Leh visit Thiksey Gompa built in 16th Century, situated on a hill top. The monastery enriched with Tibetan-style books, a huge Buddha statue and excellent works of arts.
Last stop on the way back to Leh, tour of ruined Shey Palace once a summer palace of the pre-Tibetan kings. Shey and its fort also known as Lachen Palkar Palace, the massive nine-story stone structure lies at the base of the Tsemo ridge and towers over the old town. Built by King Senge Namgyal during 15th till 17th Centuary in a Tibetan style.
The palace monastery houses a large, bronze, blue haired Buddha statue and then drive to Leh hotel for overnight.

Start the day early morning for exciting drive and tour of Lamayuri and Allchi Gompa. Where drive leads along the Indus River, then crossing Indus River as journey leads past Alchi to Lamayuru, a windblown village with few willow and Populus trees and farmland.
Lamayuru area is famous for its monastery, and moonlike landscape the monastery is ancient, one of the oldest and largest monasteries in Ladakh, stands above the main road. From here drive to Alchi farm village a tour of 10th Century Alchi monastery of great religious and historical interest. After a great drive and tour of famous areas of Ladakh and its old religious and historical monasteries drive back to Leh for overnight.

Leaving early in the morning, drive up to Stok village, visit the Stok Palace on route, which is the start of our approach to Stok Kangri, a pleasant trek passing several homesteads and numerous ruins of old fortresses and up to the valley to reach Mankarmo and setting up the first camp after 4 hours hour walk, the camp at 4,480 m and 14,700 feet.

Trek continues up the valley making a steep climb to the base of Stok Kangri at 4,969 m. The walking can be quite strenuous due high altitude within arid and windswept terrain, on reaching the base, right beneath towering South Face of Stok Khang-Ri. After setting up the camp with free afternoon at leisure for short walk.

A rest day or exploration day, visit to the glacier to see the route for next day climb to Stok Khang-Ri afternoon our guide will brief with information regarding the route of the climb and other safety measures. Here take a hike in the side valleys for few hours for acclimatization and return to camp for lunch. Rest of the day at leisure preparation for the climb to Stok Khang-Ri Peak summit.

Starting early at the break of down for the climb to the summit of Stok Khang-Ri, depending on snow condition heeding slowly with care following our lead expert guide. When the path is clear with rocks and dirt trail then most likely no need for crampons as climbs takes you over scree and boulders, heading up towards a south ridge.

Close to 460 m high ridge stretches all the way to exciting and superbly exposed summit. After a great climb without much technical but with steep and very straightforward haul. On reaching the top rewarded with superb scenery of Ladakh high valley plateau, facing views of Zaskar and Karakoram Himalaya range. Includes distant view of Leh, after a pleasant photo session and perhaps a bite with pack lunch, and then descend towards all the way to base camp for last overnight in tented camp, after a great adventurous day.

Clear the camp, and taking care of garbage leaving the camp site as pristine as it were. After a marvelous time in complete wilderness and achieving our goal and highlight of the adventure of life time experience. Completing packing, then set off heading back to Stok village continue trek down the valley towards the Stok village.
On reaching at Stok village after more than five hours walks, where our transport will be at disposable for exciting and scenic drive back to Leh, for last overnight in Leh and Ladakh.

Depending upon the flight time, guide and staff transfer you for a short drive to the airport for flight to Delhi after a memorable experience on Stok Khang-Ri Peak climbing adventure.

Cost Includes

  • All arrival and departure ground transport Leh to Leh from airport to hotel and vice-versa.
  • Hotel accommodation on 3 stars or in tourist standard hotels in Leh, or in major towns like at Manali-Himachal Pradesh as per the itinerary and related trip cost. B-L-D.
  • From Leh and throughout the treks on full board from hotel-lodge-guest house accommodation with three time meals B-L-D includes afternoon tea and light snacks.
  • On treks and tours in a private cars, jeep, coach, or buses as per the itinerary to the start of trekking and at the end of trek.
  • On treks or tours all applicable entrance permits, including national park and conservation fees.
  • All guided tours with professional guides, tour escorts, and good drivers.
  • Applicable Trekking Permits and national park or conservation entry fees.
  • Wages, medical insurance, meals, and transportation allowance of guide, trekking staff, and porters. Including horse / yak or mule drivers.
  • Comprehensive Medical / First Aid Kit and Gamow Bag in high altitude trek.Groups briefing on arrival.
  • Full board on tented camping with all meals included, with separate kitchen unit of cook, kitchen staff, guides and porters or horsemen.
  • At Camping with large dining tents as per size of a group, includes toilet tents. Shower tents and generator to charge electronic gadgets on request.
  • Applicable Climbing Permits, with guide special bonus on above 6,000 m peaks.
  • Guides special climbing insurance, climbing equipment allowances.
  • Staying in guest-house or lodges where ever available on trek and climbing trips, includes all meals B-L-D.

Cost Excludes

  • International air-fare, Personal medical / travel insurance and flight from Delhi to Leh and back. As well India Visa entry fee.
  • Expenses of individual nature drinks, laundry, telephone bills, gratitude and meals in Leh or in major villages on route trekking or tour. As per the itinerary chosen. As well laundry, recharge of electronic items and hot-showers.
  • Personal Trekking-Climbing gear and equipment’s including down jackets- sleeping bags if not provided by the company as per the trip cost.
  • Single Supplement on hotel rooms as well on trek in lodge where clients should inform ahead on booking with extra charge on booking single private rooms where available.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportations including immediate Helicopter services if required on accidents, sickness and personal problems.
  • Early return from the tour or treks will not be entertainment with refund, where client should borne all the expenses incurred including accompany guide-porters services.
  • Gratitude / Tipping at the end of treks and climbs.

FAQ’S (Frequently Asked Questions):

01: How to book with a reliable company for trekking Ladakh?

Almost all local companies are reliable depending upon your choice of holidays, duration, and budget-wise. But one can try Brown Bear Treks & Expeditions, one of the renowned adventure companies based in Nepal. Brown Bear runs exciting trips all around India in Ladakh, Sikkim, and Darjeeling, including Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet. You can search our home page sites and choose the right holidays, and book accordingly with the one and only Brown Bear for Himalayan Adventure Holidays.

02: What will be the weather in Ladakh?

The weather is fine in most parts of Ladakh, however, Himalayan weather sometimes is unpredictable. Depends upon the region of trekking and other holidays in Ladakh North West India as altitude wise, higher than 3,000 meters day times are sunny most of the time with cooler morning and evening time.
Ladakh with four main seasons spring from March to May and summer / Monsoon starts from June to August. Includes autumn/fall from September to November, as well as winter from December to February.
The best favorable seasons for visiting the Himalayas around the spring and autumn seasons.

03: What ages does the company allows for trekking?

Age is no bar in all our trekking adventures, we have space for all ages from children from 5 to 70 years old person, as long one is physically, medically, and mentally fit. In treks which involves high passes of over 5,000 meters then we consider the age groups.

04: How are the foods and accommodation on trekking?

Most places around Ladakh due to its remote and isolated region, trekking with tented camping. Staying in the lodge where available, but using tented camping on most treks and climbing peaks in Ladakh.

Few trekking regions have good lodge facilities with excellent, neat, and cozy lodges. During camping our cook will provide excellent home-cooked food as per the areas of trekking. Trekkers will be delighted to find food from Continental, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Tibetan, and Nepali meals as well fresh bakery products in some time. All meals are cooked in a healthy and hygienic manner using LPG cooking gas or in kerosene stoves. Meals are served in a large dining tent as per the size of the group, we carry gas lamps to light the dining tents.

05: What happens if one is sick on trek?

Our guides are fully prepared for this kind of situation, we carry a medical kit and the guides have gone through yearly medical training if it’s very serious needs to be evacuated by any means of transport like a helicopter the safe and quickest way(for this reason one should have strong travel/ medical insurance to cover this extra expenses) we will contact our helicopter companies to uplift and evacuate and then bring back to the nearest hospital and medical care or in Leh depending upon distance and circumstances.

06: What to expect on trekking?

Depending upon the area of trekking routes as Ladakh is a wild country of high hills and downhill, so on a normal trek, there are many ups and downs walking with few gradual trails. Trekking routes encounter several mid hills and traditional villages full of culture and religions with shrines, monasteries with prayer symbol like Mani, stupa along the walks, and villagers are friendly and greets you with smiles.

07: Is there facilities to re-charge our electronic items as well with Wi Fi?

Internet, Wi-Fi, and phone are available around every village and large settlement on route main trekking areas. Sometimes the internet and WI-FI are slow and might be disturbing due to weather-wise.

As well depending on the landscapes around the gorge and deep valleys, the internet and WI-FI will not reach the areas. One must be prepared and wait until you reach certain high places, where the communication works.

Electricity available run by hydro-power, as well solar power nearly in all main villages on route trekking. Only around remote areas where camping is required, will not have electricity facilities or Wi-Fi for some days.

At every lodge charging fees include per hour and per item, the price differs from one place to another.

08: Can we have hot showers on trekking?

Hot / Cold showers are available in every lodge that you stay overnights mainly around popular trekking routes. All clubs charge some amount for using hot-showers in all standard lodges. But on camping days there will be no hot showers available, but we can provide a shower tent on request.

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