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mdouSimple climb, nice view!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2015


I took a taxi to Stok and walked to the base camp that same day. I went to sleep at 7PM, set off at 2AM and reached the summit around 7AM with lots of stops (long story, but I had a guide who didn't feel well and so we kept stopping and stopping until we reached the snow field where he decided to stay behind). I summited alone and I had a great time! There was no wind and it wasn't too cold. It was cloudy at the top, but the clouds cleared up from time to time and the view was beautiful all around. (HOWEVER I lost my camera on the way down haha! I think it fell in the snow. If someone ever finds it, you know where to find me!) I walked back to Stok and got a ride to Leh in the afternoon, so the whole thing took a little over 24h. Definitely worth it!

Here's more information about the logistics as of 2015...
- It took 4 hours from Stok to base camp. People usually break the journey and spend one night in a halfway camp in order to acclimatize.
- It is possible to purchase food and accommodation in a tent for 1500 Rs at the base camp.
- The permit to climb the mountain was 25 USD purchased in Leh, but nobody checked it on or near the mountain.
- Most people (everybody?) used crampons, ropes and ice axes, but I wouldn't say they were necessary that day. I wasn't roped and I never felt like there was anywhere to fall.
- Groups do it in 4 days in order to allow for acclimatization and they charge about 14000 RS per person everything included.

Be safe and have fun!
Posted Sep 8, 2015 4:51 pm

yuvalAmazing LADHAK  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007


4 day climb, good weather great summit!
Posted Aug 30, 2014 4:25 pm

rellampec6124 m with no views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012
was raining fine ice... cloudy, with no views... but finally reached thank's to patience, and the "competitiveness" of one dog who was the last one leaving the submit... such surprising things, you can obtain these vital experiences... kind regards
Posted Sep 30, 2012 5:16 pm

linganaClimbing above 20K  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012


- Was great to summit the mountain alone.
- Was stupid of the guide to have forgotten his goggles (human error)
- Was unlucky to not have my partner with me.
- The "Ridge" route was not open. Climbed the face directly.
- Almost a pseudo-winter attempt (as per one of the guide), because of the snow conditions...
Posted Jun 27, 2012 9:08 am

DanDuerdenRe: Climbing above 20K

I'm planning on having an attempt on Stok Kangri in mid August. Do you have any other info on the current conditions?


Posted Jul 9, 2012 3:14 pm

monkeypikeStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2008


Spent a week in the Markha valley acclimatizing before heading for the mountain. Lots of snow as it was early in the season, but we left in the night so the snow was in ok condition on the descent. Cloudy at the top so no views...
Posted Jul 10, 2011 10:38 am

RockhopperUnfortunate trip


Acclimatized in Leh and a few days of trekking in the region (Stok La Pass). Climbed together with Roland Maessen and Astrid Ceelen. Decided to turn around because Astrid was suffering from high altitude sickness after a night in advance base camp.
Posted Jun 18, 2011 12:12 pm

pratyushsummitted  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009


... with Garrett Drayna and Hamik Mukelyan, on 25-29 Jun' 2009, via the standard Southeast Face (an exposed half a mile long class 3 ridge just before the summit, snow less than 45 degrees everywhere. My first kiss with extreme altitudes!)
Posted Jun 9, 2010 12:23 pm

benhilStok Kangri 6153 m  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2008


Very nice trip in the authentic Ladakh. After a perfect acclimatisation trip in the Markha Valley we (a group of thirteen!) succesfully climbed the beautifull peak.
All members on the summit, what a succes for me as tourleader!
Posted Aug 20, 2008 1:30 am

wuestensohnRoute Climbed: normal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2005


Acclimatization: Day 1 stay in Leh, Day 2 climb of Namgya Hill, Day 3 climb of Nanga Sago from Leh (5600m), Day 4 stay in Leh. I climbed the mountain in two days from Leh in Alpine style (bivouac sack). First day I climbed to the advanced high camp at 5100m and slept there in my bivouac sack with sleeping bag good for -1° Centigrade. Cold but do-able. Next day I started at 5 am and reached the summit before noon. Went all the way back to Stok/Leh the same day.
Posted Oct 31, 2007 6:18 am

GriffithsSW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2005


Quite heavy snow and poor visibility made this harder and more dangerous than it shoud have been. 3 of us out of 6 successful on summit day, 4 had already headed down.
Posted Jun 1, 2007 4:24 am

TodoVerticalSW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2006


This month of August was not very dry in the Indian Region of Ladakh; although 11 of us summited this nice mountain. We had snow from 5.400m to the summit. Left BC at 1:00 am reached summit at 5:30, back to BC in 2h15min

Posted Aug 31, 2006 11:14 am

TrullRoute Climbed: SW ridge Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!
Very nice route. Set off at 2am. Got to the summit at 6am for sun rise. Very enjoyable and technically easy. Feels like your on a big himalayan mountain that stands above a lot of peaks around you. Great views over pakistan.
Posted Feb 8, 2006 9:13 am

johnspiveyRoute Climbed: from base camp up the SW ridge Date Climbed: 17 Oct 2005  Sucess!
superb ascent - reached the summit at 9 am, having left base camp at 2 am. (not enough water for the horses etc at advance base camp) 4 of us made to the summit - very clear views in all directions. John Spivey (64), John Vose (64), Bill Dean (64) and Steve Harris (45) all made it without ill effects.
Posted Dec 6, 2005 11:42 am

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