Stok Kangri Expedition

Destinations Covered

Delhi-Leh-Stok-Mankarmo-Base Camp - Summit (Stok Kangri - 6020 M)-Base Camp-Stok - Leh-Delhi

Duration

7 Nights/ 8 Days

PACKAGE DETAILS

DAY 1 - Delhi -Leh

Transfer to Delhi airport (at your own) to catch flight to Leh
Begin your tour
Arrive into Leh
Welcome to Vardhman’s “Stok Kangri Expedition”!
On arrival in Leh, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman’s representative to your hotel. Full day rest to acclimatize yourself. Evening go for a brisk walk to stretch your body.

Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 2 - Leh-Visit the Famous Monasteries And Palaces

Morning after breakfast visit some of the most important monasteries, Palaces and the Museum in Ladakh, which lie either side of the river Indus. First visit Stok Palace that lies at the distance of 14 kms from Leh town. It was built by King Tsespal Tundup Namgyal in the year 1825. The palace has its museum, in which one can see precious ornaments, jewellery, weapons, scrolls and many more interesting things from the royal family of Ladakh.
Continue drive for Shey Palace. It was once the summer palace of the first king of Ladakh Lachen Palgigon and it was built in the 17th century by Deldan Namgyal in memory of his father king Singge Namgial. It is popular for its three-storey high copper-gilt statue, which is the largest in Asia. After Shay continue drive to Thiksey and have a packed lunch at a cool place in Thiksey. After lunch visit the Thiksey monastery that was build by Paldan Sherap in 14th century. It looks like Potala palace in Tibet. Continue drive to Hemis and visit to the oldest and the richest monastery in Ladakh – the Hemis Gompa.

Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 3 - Leh

Shanti Stupa (Japanese Peace Pagoda) : Shanti Stupa/Japanese peace pagoda is build by a Japanese religious organization headed by Head monk Nakamura with the help from the organization and local people. It is situated at a hill top in Cahngspa village providing a bird eye view of the Leh town and the surrounding mountain peaks. Architecturally it has the Japanese touch with small clean rooms on the side for mediators and the main Japanese shrine at the entrance.
Sankar Gompa & Village : A relatively modern monastery, it is closely associated with the Spituk monastery and served as the residence of the late head priest-Kushak Bakula. A number of gold icons are to be found here.

Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 4 - Leh - Stok-Mankarmo

Morning after early breakfast drive for Stok trekking point. Start trek till Mankarmo which is about 4 to 5 hrs walk, packed lunch enroute.
Arrive at the campsite at early afternoon and check in for an overnight stay.

Overnight at Camp.

DAY 5 - Mankarmo - Base Camp

Morning after breakfast start walking to the base camp which is 3 to 4 hrs walk. On arrival check into your camp. After lunch the professional mountain guide will give a demonstration on rock-craft and the ice-craft.

Overnight at Camp.

DAY 6 - Base Camp - Summit (Stok Kangri - 6020 M)-Base Camp

After an early morning breakfast start walking for the summit it will take 9 to 10 hrs to reach on the summit. Relax and take a breath on the top, feel you are on the top of the world, and see the other majestic peaks of the Karakoram Range. Start descent after half an hour on the top, reach to the base camp within 2 to 3 hrs and check into your camp for an overnight rest.

Overnight at Camp.

DAY 7 - Base Camp - Stok - Leh

Morning after breakfast start walking for Stok which is about 5 to 6 hrs walking. On arrival at Stok, visit the king’s palace and museum built by King Tsespal Tundup Namgyal in the year 1825. The palace has its museum, in which one can see the entire precious ornaments, jewellery, weapons, scrolls and many more interesting things from the royal family of Ladakh.
After visiting the palace drive back to Leh. Arrive Leh and check into your hotel. Late evening attend cultural dance program.

Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 8 - Leh - Delhi

After breakfast you will transferred to the Leh airport to board the flight to Delhi with sweet and pleasant memories of your “Stok Kangri Expedition” escorted by Vardhman Vacations.

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