Stok Kangri - Detailed Itinerary

Stok Kangri Expedition.

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No of days:37 Days
Highest point:Kun 7087 meters.
Grade: Challanging.
Best time:July and August.
Attraction places:New Delhi, Leh, Shey, Thikse , Hemis,Alchi, Lamayuru, Kanji, Kanjilapass, Rangdum, Gyalmotongde, Base camp, Camp 1, Base Camp 2, Summit KUN, .


DAY 01 DELHI – LEH (3,500 M / 11,550 FT) - BY FLIGHT 9W 1609 – DEP AT 0630 HRS / ARR AT 0745 HRS

Arrive in Delhi, transfer to hotel for few hours.Early morning transfer to domestic airport for fly to Leh. Arrive Leh transfer to hotel. Day free. Overnight at Hotel in Leh.

DAY 02 Sightseeing Around Leh

In the morning you visit Spituk Monastery that is seven km from Leh. It is built on a rock overlooking the River Indus. The Monastery was founded in the 11th century and belongs to the Gelug-pa sect. The oldest section of the monastery is the Gonkhang located at the top of the hill that contains images of the guardian deities. The main dukhang is located lower down in the four storeyed structure which also houses the private apartments of the Rimpoche. The principal statue in the dukhang is that of Sakyamuni Buddha. Then you drive to Stok Palace, which is the present residence of the former royal family of Ladakh.

King Teswang Thondup Namgyal built the palace in 1825. The last king of Ladakh died here in 1974. The main palace is five storeys high. The palace museum displays the collections of the royal family. In the queen's chamber can be seen royal ornaments such as the beautifully crafted turquoise studded perak (head dress), the queen's crown as well as the necklace of the Balti Princess, Gyal Khatun. Within the king's room are displayed exquisite thangkas, most significant of which is the set of 35 thangkas depicting the stories relating to the former lives of Buddha. Other artifacts include silver chortens, the king's crown and a 7th century image of Avalokitesvara as well as jade cups, fine porcelain and ritual objects.

  In the afternoon you visit Sankar Gompa, which belongs to Gelukspa school of Tibetan Buddhism. This small Gompa is a branch of Spituk Gompa, founded by the first incarnation of Skyabje Bakula (head monk of Spituk monastery). From here you return to downtown Leh on foot (a half hour of walk in descent) by a small path, which curves in the middle of the fields and orchards. There after you visit Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa.

DAY 03 Drive Leh – Alchi – Lamayuru – Heniskut

Leave Leh after breakfast for Heniskut, enroute visit Alchi and Lamayuru monastries. Overnight at Heniskut in Camp.

 Day 04 Trek Heniskut – Kanji

Morning after breakfast start trekking. Upto Kanji it will takes us 4 to 5 hours and trekkers have to cross the Kanji Nallah all the time. Kanji is village with 20 small houses. There is a small gompa with a monk from Lamayuru, there is also a samll gompa of Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo with wall paintings. The camp site is 15 minutes from the village..

DAY 05 Trek Kanji – Base of Kanji-La)

It takes 5 to 6 hours to reach Kanji-la base camp. The trek goes a long the stream till Koing-Do (Sumdo) where 4 valleys meet. After Koing-Do the trek turns to right and goes along the small stream

DAY 06 Trek Base of Kanji la – West Base of Kanji-La

It takes about 8 to 9 hours climbing the descending to the camp. The trekkers have to climb right from the camp after the top descend through a narrow valley which has some glaciers. Camp near the Rangdum Nallah..

DAY 07 Trek Rangdum Nallah to Gulmatangole.

After breakfast continue the trek on the right side on the train till you will reach main Kargil/Padam road. From there take follow the path on right side till we reach Gulmatangole. Camp near the river.

DAY 08:Trek Gulmatangole to Camp Murien

Leave camp cross the river and trek go up till we reach Camp Murien. Overnight in Camp.

DAY 09:Trek Murien to Base camp

After breakfast start ascending till we reach Base Camp

DAY 10:In Base Camp

DAY 11:In Base Camp

Day 12 to 22: Summit

Day 23: Trek base camp to Gulmatangole

Day 24: Drive Gulmatangole - Kargil.

Overnight at Hotel in Kargil.

Day 25: Drive Kargil - Leh.

Overnight at Hotel in Kargil.

Day 26: In Leh

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