Stok Kangri (6,154 metres (20,190 ft)) is the highest mountain in the Stok Range of the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of north India. The peak is located in Hemis National Park, 12 km southwest of the trailhead (3,610 metres (11,844 ft)) in the village of Stok and around 15 km southwest of the city of Leh, the capital of Ladakh.It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Stok Kangri and many more Leh attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Leh itinerary maker.
Despite its high altitude, Stok Kangri is a popular trekking peak and is often climbed as an initial non-technical foray into high altitude mountaineering. However, the difficulty of Stok Kangri is often underestimated and the need to acclimatise before and during the ascent makes Stok Kangri an enduring challenge.
In late July and August, all but the top of the peak may be snow-free. The elevation data was verified by GPS readings from 11 satellites at the Summit during a late July 2007 joint Nepalese-US expedition which encountered snow cover for 85% of the final four-hour, four km, 900 metre climb. Another GPS reading provided a 6136-meter elevation. The shortest route to the peak is along the Stok valley, following the Stok Chu to Stok village. This valley's grazing landscape, especially near the village, was devastated by the 2010 Ladakh floods, the most severe in decades.
In December 2019, the All Ladakh Tour Operators Association announced that Stok Kangri is closed for trekking and climbing from 2020 to 2023, due to over-tourism. The interval is meant give the region a chance to recuperate.
Tours to Stok Kangri
Stok Kangri reviews
Climbed it this summer with my 3 close cousins. This one ticks all the boxes, scenic beauty, challenging , amazing people on the trail and more. We heard it may close down for a bit on account of... more »
We couldn’t summit due to bad weather. Had to get back from base camp. Excellent place. Remember to carry proper warm clothes since it gets really cold in the nights. more »
Plan your trip to Leh
Get a personalized planA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
See all ›
Hidden gems in Leh
See all ›
Side trips from Leh
Plans to Stok Kangri by other users
19 days in Leh BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 19 days in Leh BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in Ladakh BY A USER FROM INDIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 24 days in Leh BY A USER FROM INDIA July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 58 days in North India BY A USER FROM TAIWAN July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in Jammu and Kashmir BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium