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Stok Kangri Trek

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Rs.19,250per person plus 5% GST

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Trek Highlights
  • Stok Kangri Peak situated at 6152 M is the most elevated Peak in the stok scope of Himalayas.
  • The pinnacle is situated in Hemis National Park and its unmistakably noticeable from Leh and encompassing zones.
  • Remaining at the summit of Stok Kangri, you can see the Karakoram Range to your north and Zanskar Range to your south.
Inclusion/Exclusion
Inclusion in cost during the trek:
  • Accommodation in tea houses
  • All meals (vegetarian)
  • Permit & Camping Charges
  • Trekking Gears
  • Safety Equipment
  • Specialist Trek Leader/Team
Exclusion in cost during the trek:
  • Transport to and from the base camp
  • Anything separated from considerations
Short Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Leh

Day 2: Leh (Acclimation)

Day 3: Leh to Mankarmo via Stok village

Day 4: Mankarno to Stok Kangri Base Camp

Day 5: Rest, Acclimatize , Training

Day 6: Base Camp to Stok Kangri to Back Camp Back

Day 7: Base Camp to Leh

Day 8: Leh Departure

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Stok Kangari Trek

A standout amongst the most entrancing destination on earth is Stok Kangri that lies in the wonderful territory of Ladakh.

Ladakh is situated in the northern territory of India and is celebrated for sympathy and backing of its inhabitants. Leh the capital of Ladakh is arranged at the tallness of 3500-3800 m of ocean level and the bravest destination for the trekking lovers. Trekking in Leh is the best and it grabs the attention of the visitor from each edge of the world and stok kangri trek package is worth taking.

Stok Kangri is one such pinnacle that has increase gigantic prominence over the most recent couple of years. Delineating the Himalayan range with a more extensive viewpoint, and offer its trekkers the chance to encounter the total harmony. The whole trail has numerous edges so you can feel the sudden change in landscape. In winter, the entire scene accomplishes an ideal gloriousness. Stok Kangri top gives you the whole perspective on Zanskar and the Indus Valley. This trek is going to be so stunning though treks in India are already popolar in the world

Your trek starts from Delhi as you take the flight or the road trip to reach the destination from where the real adventure begins.

it’s 8 days total trek with full of challenges and adventure, you will witness so many eye-pleasing destinations on your way to Stok Kangri trek, and you will so experience the ancient culture the Leh native still follow and the festivals they celebrate with all the colorful senses.

Difficulty Level : Stok kangri Trek

One who has an experience of trekking are the one who can pursue this trek , this trek is not for the first timers and even the experience one needs to have a good and this could be the most magnificent and incredible journey for the trekkers as the destination is well known for its beauty and trekking.

Is it suitable for children’s?

No, it is not at all favorable for children; kindly do not pursue this trek with kids.

Is it a good option for the first time trekkers /or families?

No, we do not recommend this trek for the first timers, families can choose but if they have a prior experience as it is a difficult trek.

Highest altitude : Stok kangri Trek

One can attain a maximum altitude of 20,180 Ft. subject to his endurance and other conditions such as a climate, temperature. This trek isn’t easy at all so one must prepare themselves mentally and physiologically before choosing Stok Kangri as this trek has so many complicated ways to cross.

Season : Stok kangri Trek

Season! Best season to visit stok Kangri best time is between May to mid October as the place is pleasant and one can get easily indulge in the temperature, the view stays clear and beautiful in May to mid October.

Average temperature : Stok kangri Trek

The average temperature in the day time will be 20°C to 30°C, and falls in the night.

One must bring enough pair of clothes and better quality trekking shoes so that a trekker can be covered thoroughly and does not face any difficulty during the stay at this temperature; there is a vast difference in the city and mountain temperature so it might be possible that one can encounter a little difficulty during acclimatization.

It is essential to bring enough warm enough, and that may not even affect the backpack too much.


What makes this trip different?

Stok Kangri is one of the most astounding trekking crests on the planet and trekking in jammu and Kashmir is nothing less then a paradise in the mountain. It remains at the height of 20,180 Ft. It beats two of the most noteworthy mountains crosswise over two unique mainland’s and is, the point of fact, a delegated gem of India. The greatest and the main amid Stok Kangri trek is the summit day, where you need to overcome below zero temperatures, trek on an ice sheet for around 6-7 hrs during the evening, and stroll on the ridgeline for about 2 hrs to achieve the summit. The view from the Stok Kangri summit is the wonderful experience and a daunting task. You can see the Karakoram go from the Stok Summit alongside the Zanskar run. Stok Kangri is an ideal trek and each eager trekker's fantasy. Therefore nothing can be compared to Stok Kangri; every trek lover can understand the dream of Stok Kangri summit.


Trek Itinerary : Stok kangri Trek

Day 1: Arrival at Leh

Altitude: 11,562 Ft.

Time taken: 1 & 1:30 hrs

Your journey to the beautiful destination will start from Leh nestled in northern India, Capital of the Leh region in Jammu and Kashmir. Leh is roasted at an altitude of 11,562 Ft, is most known for its Buddhist essence and nearby trekking areas. Earlier Leh was the significant trade route between Tibet and east, Kashmir to the west and also between India and China, the two beauties Jammu and Kashmir, where lies Ladakh in between, the most admired destination for every individual across the border even, people since ages are traveling to behold the shining diamond Ladakh.

You can choose either road to reach Leh, or you can take a direct flight from Delhi to reach this destination, though by road it will consume a lot of time and energy, flight will be more convenient as it will take approx 1 and a half hrs, basically Leh is most known for its Buddhist essence and nearby trekking areas.

Day 2: Leh (Acclimation)

Day 2nd will be the day to acclimatize yourself to the weather and the altitude itself, and the briefing about the whole trek, points you should keep in mind before going futhure, etc, and in your free time you can stroll around and acclimatize yourself.

Experience the culture and visit nearby famous places and temples along with that can shop in the local market of Leh whatever you like; Leh is rich in culture as it is an amalgamation of Buddhism and Tibetans culture. You can witness a lot of things such as Buddhist monasteries built in ancient times, the rock carving and the peace of monasteries grab the global attention.

You can see and experience so much there, but as it is nestled at a higher altitude so it is necessary to keep yourself indulge in the weather of Leh so that it will not become the hindrance in your futhure trekking.

Day 3: Leh to Mankarmo via Stok village

Altitude: 14,370 Ft.

Time taken: 5 hrs

Trek Gradient: Moderate to Difficult

Water sources: Carry your own water bottles

Leh could be a dream trekking destination for many, so many among you can live their dream of trekking which will start from 3rd day, when you will drive from Leh to Stok village it may take approx 30 min reaching Stok village, in between the drive you will witness the astounding scenery and exotic places around, and will look like a heaven to you, drive to Stok village will have a different adventure, the town is enveloped into the lush green trees and the abundance of natural beauty , the city lies in the south of Leh and is well known for the royal palace, from Stok village you will start your trek towards Mankarmo which is at an altitude of 13,940 Ft. and may take 4 to 5 hrs to reach there and this will be the destination for 3rd day, trekking is a little hard so one must be aware of it in advance.

Day 4: Mankarno to Stok Kangri Base Camp

Altitude: 16,299 Ft.

Time taken: 3 hrs

Trek Gradient: Moderate to Difficult

Water sources: Carry your own water bottles

On the 4th day, you will trek towards Stok Kangri Base camp which is nestled at an altitude of 16,400 Ft.

It will take 2 to 3 hrs trekking on 4th day, it would be better if you will start the trek early because the time that is defined is according to the average distance, but it entirely depends on you how much you can walk and how much time you will take because the trek isn’t easy.

It has a problematic ascent throughout the way, and the more you will go towards Stok Kangri, the higher level of altitude will start decreasing the level of the oxygen, and it may become little challenging for you to walk therefore it is essential to prepare yourself for the trek earlier.

You will pass through the narrow trails in the mountains, where you must trek carefully, as you will reach the high altitude you can face the problem while breathing in climbing.

Later, when you will cross the hissing river and then the trail will become little smooth and broader but still the way will be ascending along the way you will go through numerous alpine Lakes and tinny ripples, and Mother Nature will astonish you in each step.

This trekking session will over, and you will reach the Stok Kangri Base Camp, rest and have a good time after so much efforts else you can climb little peaks nearby to prepare yourself for your expedition further.

Day 5: Rest, Acclimatize , Training

5th day will not be hectic as you will again take the halt before the summit, this day you will acclimatize yourself with the weather again as now you are on the different level of height, so it’s necessary.

You will take an acclimatization walk 17,700Ft. To get into the weather properly and to prepare yourself for the further adventure that will come to your way.

It is essential to prepare yourself for the coming days your trek guide will let you know about the further challenges you will face, and other vital majors that one must keep in mind as Stok Kangri isn’t an easy trek.

You must listen to your guide carefully and each point he/ she will let you know along with that you can explore the area.

Meadows carpet and you may witness the sheep grazing there; you can talk to the shepherds and understood more about the place out of curiosity.

Later have your dinner, rest and sleep you wake up early for facing the adventure.

Day 6: Base Camp to Stok Kangri to Back Camp Back

Altitude: 16,299 Ft.

Time taken: 8 to 11 hrs

Trek Gradient: Difficult

Water sources: Carry your own water bottles

6th day will be the most challenging as well as the adventures day for the trekkers.

It would be better to start the climb earlier as it will take so much time to reach the summit.

The route will go through the glaciers that will make it hard to climb so be careful once you will pass the iceberg, there will be a steep way with slopes to the summit ridge.

It will be a long climbing day so you must be mentally and psychologically prepare to reach the summit as it won’t be an easy trek, it will take 9 to 10 hrs for the average climber to reach the peak, and for the slow climber, it will be like 2 or 3 hrs in addition.

After this hard climb when you will reach the glacier, the real rise will start from here to the Mount Stok Kangri top now it will take approx 2 hrs to reach the summit again climb carefully because your one mistake can drag you into the danger.

As you enter the peak, your wait will be over, and your efforts will treat your eyes with the most beautiful view of the Karakoram Range in the north and the Zanskar mountain range in the south.

It will be a pleasant view from the top; you will get the unobstructed picture of the summit and the colorful Buddha prayer flags that is just a delicious s treat to the eyes, there you can click pictures and enjoy harder.

Later you will come back to the base camp and you can celebrate your victory over the hardest summit.

Day 7: Base Camp to Leh

Altitude: 11,824 Ft.

Time taken: 3 to 4 hrs

Trek Gradient: Moderate to Difficult

As you will be done by the 7th day, so now a time when you will see you way back to the Leh.

You will trek back to the Stok village with enthusiasm and the feeling of winning that you have completed such a hard trek, from Stok village you will get the vehicle to go back to the Leh by capturing this beauty in your eyes you will drive back to the Leh from Stok village.

Day 8: : Leh Departure

Time taken: 1 to 1:30 hrs

8th day will be the goodbye day from Leh as you will travel back to your homes from Leh via flight with all the memories you have created in these 8 days and the bonds you made will always be with you.

So one must trek always you gain a better experience and lessons in life.

Why Stok Kangri?

The trek beings with your arrival at Leh, you can arrive Leh by flight that may take approx 1 and 1:30 hrs to reach Leh.

Where you can feel the beauty of Himalayan range that is just an extraordinary beauty, Leh is the perfect mix of natural exquisiteness with artistic vision, your journey towards Stok kangri starts from Leh Ladakh situated in the northern territory of India and is celebrated for sympathy and backing of its inhabitants. Leh the capital of Ladakh is arranged at the tallness of 3500-3800 m of ocean level and the bravest destination for the trekking lovers. Trekking in Leh is the best and it grabs the attention of the visitor from each edge of the world.

Invest some energy to adjust with the excellence and climate. Leh is where you get the ideal mix of natural perfection with social magnificence. The entire way to the Stok Village is brimming with ordinary greatness and thriving green trees. It is a spot that offers joy to everybody. This fascinating territory has many water bodies. Remaining here during the tents is an actual existence time opportunity. You will rest here for one total day and get satisfactory learning pretty much every one of the potential outcomes and difficulties of the trek from your guide. From here, you will trek to your goal Stok Kangri. Rise to move for 9-10 hours, and you will reach the highest point of the edge. Remaining at the summit, you can see the Karakoram Range to your north and Zanskar Range to your south. At your front, the broad and open ground gives you a lofty vibe. This trek offers you the unfathomable trekking knowledge.

Stok Kangri is one of the most elevated trekking crests on the planet. It remains at the height of 20,100 Ft. It beats two of the highest mountains crosswise over two different landmasses and is, indeed, a delegated gem of India. The greatest and the primary test amid Stok Kangri trek is the summit day, where you need to overcome below zero temperatures, trek on an icy mass for around 6-7 hrs during the evening, and stroll on the ridgeline for about two hours to achieve the summit. The view from the Stok Kangri summit merits the entire daunting struggle. Stok is an ideal undertaking and each energetic trekker's fantasy.

Stok Kangri is one such pinnacle that has increase gigantic prominence over the most recent couple of years. Delineating the Himalayan range with a more extensive viewpoint, and offer its trekkers the chance to encounter the total harmony. The whole trail has numerous edges so you can feel the sudden change in landscape. In winter, the entire scene accomplishes an ideal gloriousness. Your trek starts from Delhi as you take the flight or the road trip to reach the destination from where the real adventure begins.

it’s 8 days total trek with full of challenges and adventure, you will witness so many eye-pleasing destinations on your way to Stok Kangri trek, and you will so experience the ancient culture the Leh native still follow and the festivals they celebrate with all the colorful senses.

Stok Kangri Trek: Essentials

Trekking, no doubt, is one of the most thrilling adventure one could ever have in his/her life. With an elegance of nature and unmatchable experience of the pristine mountain ranges, trekking stands out among all the adventures across the world, but nothing comes free, there are certain aspects of the trekking which one needs to consider while he/she is making up his/her mind for trekking. Here’s a list of some basic requirements which one would need during his/her camp trekking. Let’s pay some heed to these prerequisites for trekking.

Trekveda Pretrip-Checklist

Trek Essentials to Carry with Yourself.

Things You Can’t Afford Missing On Trek

1. A Sturdy Backpack/Rug Sack

A high-quality backpack with an ease of carrying facility with durable and stern straps is one of the pivotal thing that you’d need during the entire trekking. The easier it’s to carry, the more fun you can have during your trek.

2. A Pair of Trekking Shoes

Your regular sports shoes can be a mess during the trek and one of the most regretting thing that might take away the joy of trekking. To prevent yourself from slippery patches through the streams, a pair of trekking shoes with good grip would do a great work for you and reciprocate your experience of trekking to the manifolds.


Clothing

Clothing is one of the most important aspect of trekking but that doesn’t imply the “what if situation”, hence carry the clothes that you’d need normally. Carrying more and more clothes will only add the weight, thus problem. Once on the trek, you’d not generally need to change the clothes every now and then, provided if you maintain your hygiene properly.

Three warm layers: On high altitude treks, temperature after the sunset drops to the considerable degrees. So during these campsites, you might need an additional layer along with the padded jacket coupled up with a fleece and a warmer.

Three trek pants: Please don’t go for jeans/ denims for the substitute for the trek pants since they’d not add comfort to your stay at the campsites. Wear one pair and carry the remaining two.

Three collared Shirts: It’s advised to wear full sleeved shirts instead of the t-shirts in order to prevent ourselves from the sun-burn. Carrying a dry-fit t-shirt or two can be a wise idea if you’re trekking during the rainy season. Regardless of the cold weather, trekkers’ bodies tend to sweat and to prevent yourself from falling ill, you’re advised to change your clothes at campsites.

Warmers: Warmers or thermals can be added on one’s own concern related to their health and their exposure to the cold climate.


Accessories

Shades: Sunglasses are to counteract snow visual deficiency. While at the same time you're probably not going to discover snow in October, convey a couple in any case.

Sun cap: The sun feels more grounded while at the same time strolling on the mountain slants. Convey a sun cap to shield your head and neck from the warmth, particularly in case you're trekking later in the day.

Engineered hand gloves: One sets of downy or woolen hand gloves. One sets of water evidence/safe, wind verification gloves.

Balaclava: You may utilize woolen scarves rather too.

Socks (2 sets): Apart from two sports socks, you can take a couple of woolen socks for the night as they’d spare you from the dripping temperature.

Headlamp/LED burn: Mandatory

Trekking pole: Having a trekking pole in your hand during the trek is boon, although at times it may bother you as an unnecessary article but it proves out most handy during the submit as it curbs your effort of straight inclinations of the high altitudes which often turns out tiring.


Other Essentials to Carry

An Additional Pack: This is one of the best practice you can do on one-day submits or treks where you need to get back to your campsite by the end of the day. Here you can pack your essentials like, water bottle, medical aids and snacks. This keeps you away from carrying the unnecessary weight.

Toiletries: Be wise while choosing your cosmetic needs and daily use products. Refrain from using the non-biodegradable products, if you do so then make sure that you leave residue on the mountains. Always carry a zip bag to put such piece of stuff after use. Sanitary napkins also needs to be treated in the same manner.

Indispensable Water Bottles: To keep your body hydrated during the trek, you are advised to carry your own water bottles during the treks since leaving plastic and its product is not advised on the mountains since they are not suitable for the environment of the altitudes.

Plastic Bags: To keep everything organized, you should compartmentalize the stuffs into plastic zip bags and also carry a few in spare for wet clothes and other by-products.


Mandatory Documentation

There are certain rules and laws that you need to abide by, while going for the treks, however Trekveda takes care of all such kind paper works which is inclusive in the package. Certain registration fees and document verification along with some permissions are required in order to protect the nature and its evergreen heritage for future. In addition to this, if you need to avail a guide, you can also hire a guide with some bucks and a nominal paper work.

Please carry the documents mentioned below. Documents two and three need to be downloaded (PDF), filled in, signed and handed over to the trek leader at the base camp.

  • 1 passport size photos and an original + copy of government photo ID document – required for Sanctuary registration and TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System)
  • Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
  • Disclaimer form (to be filled by the trekker)

Measures Taken by Trekveda to Ensure the Security of Trekkers

Trekking on Annapurna Base Camp pass is a different kind of adventure where you required to be physically and mentally prepared for the best and worse, at the same time. While high altitudes treks making it tough to breathe, the beauty of those pristine mountains leaves you speechless so that you forget to breathe for a moment or two. In addition to the physical and mental preparation, there is a certain aspect of the health that is needed to be considered on the first hand when you make up your mind about the trekking at Annapurna Base Camp pass.

Trekveda, by efforts of its team, leaves no stone unturned to provide you with the best trekking experience while ensuring your safety as its priority. Here are some vital aspects that Trekveda includes in its checklist to ensure the safety of its trekkers.

Criteria for Fitness Analysis

Trekking at Annapurna Base Camp pass demands endurance and fitness and those who suffer any kind of physical or physiological ailments are advised not to go for high altitude treks in the beginning. To get assurance about the trekker’s fitness, we comply with certain aspects of the being fit such as BMI (Body Mass Index) along with the fitness proof since we can’t put the trekkers into the risk.

Monitoring the health is one thing that is conducted regularly during the Annapurna Base Camp pass by the trek leaders which includes the monitoring of your blood pressure, oxygen level and pulse rate. Details of your health during the trek is maintained in the health card on the regular basis. Health card can be collected from the trek leader at the end of the trek.

Medical Kit for High Range Trekking

An ideal medical kit that’s developed for the trekking has Blood Pressure Monitor/checker, Stature, Oxygen checker and Oxygen Cylinder coupled up with certain must have medicines, in case of medical emergency:

  • Diamox
  • Dexamethasone
  • Dexamethasone
  • Nifidipine
  • Asthalin Inhaler
  • Syringes

Trekking Equipment for Stock Kangri Trek

Trekveda provides you all the necessary equipment for trekking at Stock Kangri Trek from tents to ropes. In addition to that, our trek leaders also ensure the safety by various safeguards they take from time to time for your safety. Microspikes are provided to attach to your shoes which help you to keep the traction on the snow and make it easier to climb. An additional gaiter is provided to cover the snows which prevent the entering of snow into the shoes. Customized tents are provided to the trekkers which ensure the warmth and temperature 10 degrees higher than the outside coupled up with high-quality sleeping bags which can endure the temperature up to 15 degree Celsius below the freezing point.

Nutrition and Hydration

Trekveda, keep all your nutritional and hydration requirements on its checklist, our trek leaders will guide you to keep your body hydrated on the high altitudes Stock Kangri Trek as de-hydration can attract to the severe medical emergencies while trekking.

Make sure you keep up with your hydration and nutritional part as this can lead to some fatal consequences for your health.

In case of any symptoms you feel during the trek, don’t ignore or avoid them, immediately inform the trek leader.


What Trekveda has to offer in case of medical emergency like AMS, HAPE or HACE?

In case of medical emergencies, Trek leaders bear the responsibility to get you back to your wellbeing with their training and techniques. Suspecting any physiological disturbance in your body, immediately report to your trek leader as they are trained to face such problems.

Problems like Acute Mountain Sickness can prove fatal at Stock Kangri Trek if not taken into consideration seriously on time. If you face any of the symptoms such as a persistent headache, fatigue or weakness, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, difficulty in sleeping, you shouldn’t let it go or treat it by your own either just inform your trek leader.

Acute mountain sickness is one of the most common yet the fatal problem trekkers face due to a number of reasons, if the problem continues to persist, then you’re advised to come down to the base camp and then to visit the doctor immediately.

People with AMS are treated with a number of medicines such Diamox, Nifedipine etc. coupled up with methods like Triple One Test- where one disprin is given with a litre of water along with the rest for an hour.

While AMS is most common at the high altitudes yet it can’t be risked taken casually as it leads to severe fatal conditions like HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) or HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) which, if not treated on time can lead to a number of serious chronic disorders. These conditions need to not to comply with AMS, they can occur without AMS.

It’s suggested to take every single illness into the consideration while you’re on the trek.

However, Trekveda is capable of handling all the medical emergencies with its trained professionals yet there are several things that you need to consider, especially the intake of medicines and the knowledge about their advantages and side-effects. Don’t take medicine yourself if you’re trekking through us, always seek help from the trek leaders, they are trained for such purposes, while in case of being a solo trekker, you should know about the medicines.

Keeping yourself hydrated and nutritionally fulfilled curbs the chances of AMS.


Risk and Response

A high altitude trek requires an audacious state of mind, however leaving on a bold excursion without computing the dangers is absolute idiocy. That is the reason we have recorded a couple of Risk and the Response arranged by Trekveda to limit or address the dangers in the most ideal way.

Risk: Altitude

Before you begin the trek, it is critical to comprehend the ramifications of high altitude on your body. Know about side effects of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like mellow cerebral pain, queasiness and general distress.

Response: If you feel any of these indications, illuminate the trek pioneer on need and take after his directions. Each campground has as stretcher, completely prepared medical aid pack, oxygen chambers to address the circumstance.

Risk: Weather

Weather is unusual in the Himalayas. Despite the fact that we are constantly attentive about the evolving climate, nobody can ensure a snowfall, rain or Sun. Do comprehend that your security is of most extreme significance to us and we won't continue any further from the campground if the climate isn't ideal.

Response: The choice of the Trek Leaders and Guides to continue or sit tight for the climate to show signs of improvement will be last.

Risk: Injuries

Often, while trekking over troublesome territories, you may have minor wounds like leg sprain, wounds and so forth. Genuine wounds like breaks or real cuts are exceptionally uncommon.

Response: All our Trek Leaders are Certified Wilderness First Aid responders. They are prepared to deal with crises and can handle minor wounds with an all-around prepared medical aid unit. If there should arise an occurrence of genuine wounds, the patient is carried on a stretcher to the closest street head and is directed to closest therapeutic focus.

Risk: Lack of Communication

In the remote zones of the Himalayas, portable systems don't reach. On a trek, one is cut off from the universe of calls, SMS or WhatsApp Messages.

Response: We’d depend on walkie-talkies and sprinters to communicate between the campgrounds and the base camps.

Pre-Trek Preparations

Stock Kangri Trek trek is a difficult trek which is suitable for experts. Who have at least physical and mental conditioning for doing the difficult trek.

Trekking at Stock Kangri Trek, for its ever-lasting memories and experience, demands just a few things which involve physical endurance with physiological wellness. Not just the one who’s physically fit would do the magic in trekking but one also needs to be mentally fit as well in order to cope up with the adversities one might have to face during the treks such natural calamities, rains or other unforeseen conditions

To keep up with such requirements of trekking here are a few things you can do to get yourself physically fit.

Getting to the Stock Kangri Trek without proper preparation is something you should never do.


Prerequisites of the Trek

Cardiovascular Exercise

Cardiovascular exercise is one of the most sought-after methods which provides not just the physical endurance but also the strength to withstand any unavoidable circumstances sternly. Trekking at Stock Kangri Trek demands the high endurance which you can develop in few months depending upon your physical condition, where you need to begin with the jogging or running (only if you could do). This practice needs to be combined with the speed and distance targets. You need to keep on increasing both with the time.

Begin with the small chunks of the targets and gradually increase for the bigger one. For instance,

Begin with a target of completing a distance of 5km in 35 minutes and then gradually increase it to 7 km in the same time and remain stick to this practice until you are able to cover 10 km in 50-60 minutes without fail, at a stretch.

Strength Building Exercise

Another vital area of improvement, you need to work upon. Before you head to the Stock Kangri Trek, you need to have the physical strength in order to carry backpacks on the uneven terrains. Considering everything under the sun, you ought to prepare yourself for the core strength. A strength would be making you suffer less than others who don’t prepare before it.

Flexibility

Flexibility in the body is what the trekking demands the most. Carrying the backpacks without flexibility can prove out to be fatal. More the muscles relaxed, easier would be your trekking experience. Carrying a backpack, however light in weight can bring you the unnecessary pain which may spoil your entire trek.

Stretching your body at large can bring you the utmost comfort during the trek. Here are some stretching you can do to get the flexibility-Stretch your hamstring, quadriceps, hip flexors, lower back muscles and shoulders. They’ll give strength and help you arrive on the slopes with the relaxed muscles. All these exercises would help you to get through the trek with ease and comfort provided you give an ample time to these.

Concentration

To pacify yourself or any other companion, yoga and meditation are the keys. These practices not only give you the mental peace but also provide you with a placid inner conscience which is extremely important in order to withstand the cons during the Stock Kangri Trek.

This also improves your decision-making ability in the stressful situations, during the trek.


Fitness routine overview

  • Try to cover 5 KM in 55 minutes, When you start preparing.
  • Slowly increase your distance to 7 KM at the same time (35 Minutes). After some time you will get the stamina to run longer. Continue this until you can reach 10 KM in 50-60 Minute, Then stick to Routine till Trek date.
  • If you are older than 45 years and prefer to walk then Jogging. Then Work on completing 10 KM in 90 Minutes. If Jogging in fine for you then try to cover 5 KM in 40 Minutes, gradually increase you Jogging distance in the same duration.
  • Cycling is fine too for increasing stamina. If you are the one who prefers cycling over Jogging then your target should be to cover 22 KM in 60 minutes.

All the above said exercises will help you stay in good condition to enjoy the trek.

What you need to know about the trek expense

The trek expense of Rs. 19,250 + 5% GST takes care of all expenses of the trek from Leh to leh.

Here is what the trek fee includes:

  • Accommodation – Stay is included from Day 1 to the last day of the trek. You will be staying in the guest houses of the respective locations & camping on remaining days of the trek.
  • Meals – All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast till last day of the trek are included. We provide simple, nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.
  • Camping Charges – All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.
  • Trekking Equipment – You will stay in high quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. Our high-altitude sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC. We provide ice axes, roped, micro spikes, gaiters etc. as required.
  • Safety Equipment – First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretchers etc. will be available at all campsites to deal with emergencies.
  • Services of an expert Trek Leader – All our trek leaders are qualified in basic / advanced mountaineering courses.
  • Services of an expert Trek Team – The mountain staff on this trek consists of well-trained guides, cooks, helpers and porters.

Here is what the trek fee excludes:

  • Transport to and from the base camp – Trekveda will offer the taxi services from and to the base camp.
  • Food during transit to and from the base camp – The trek fee does not include meals purchased during the journey to and from the basecamp.
  • Backpack offloading charges - If you wish to offload your backpack, there will be an additional charge of Rs. 3200 + 5% GST. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. Suitcases/strollers/duffel bags will not be allowed. Please note that charges will vary for last minute offloading in case you decide to offload your bag after reaching the basecamp (Rs. 3500 + 5% GST). Online offloading in advance is possible up to two days prior to the trek start date.
  • Stay at hill station on the last day.
  • Personal expenses of any kind.
  • Anything apart from inclusions.
  • Buffer day – It is mandatory to have this extra day as any bad weather or rain will delay your pass crossing. If buffer day is utilized, you will need to pay Rs. 3,000 + 5% GST. This amount is to be handed over to your trek leader.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Cancellation: In case of trek cancellation due to any natural hazard or any other reason (like rain, strike etc.) Trekveda will undertake the whole responsibility of the amount as per its refund policy. Trekveda will provide its clients with a voucher which can be redeemed for any trek in the next one year.

    Or if you wish to call off the trek voluntarily at the last moment, in this case only the mail requests at cancel@trekveda.com or contact at +91 7078701964 will be entertained.

    While making a cancellation request, kindly brief the reason in the mail. Cancellation charges will vary as per the request period, which is as follows

    • Prior cancellation 40 days from the start of the trek is 90% refundable.
    • Cancellation between 40 to 20 days from the start of the trek is 45% refundable.
    • Cancellation between 20 to 10 days from the start of the trek is 10% refundable.
    • Cancellation within 10 days from the start of the trek is non-refundable.

    Please Note: In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% (bank charges) from the total fee you have paid. Also, if you have opted for a trek insurance, the amount will not be refunded. In the process of refunding the amount, it may take 15 working days to credit on your bank account.

    Note:

    1. Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
    2. In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by Trekveda.
    3. Trekveda holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.
    4. The cancellation policy will be same whether you are cancelling your trek just after booking the trek.
  2. The trek fee includes all costs of the trek from the start at the base camp to the end.
  3. Emergency during trek: In case of medical emergency, the trekker will be taken care at the primary stage since we don’t accompany the doctors during the trek, however our trek leaders are trained for the first-aid treatment. Post the first-aid Trekveda will take the liability to send down the trekker to the nearest basecamp or road head.
  4. Fitness: Before you head to plan a Chadar trek, your body fitness needs to be maintained for the high-altitude Himalayan treks since level of oxygen is considerably low at high ranges, thus proper cardiovascular training is a vital component of pre-trek preparation.
  5. Non-liability: Trekveda is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trek.
  6. Payment: Payment for the trek can be done online through credit/debit card or net banking. Cheque/draft or cash is not accepted.
  7. Drinking and Smoking during the trek is strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be cancelled with immediate effect.

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