trekking in the himalaya

Specially for Juraj and friends

13th August: Arrival in Ladakh
  • Warm reception at the airport and hassle-free check-in at the guesthouse.
  • Rest whole day to overcome jet-lag and get acclimatized to the new climatic environment.
  • Height is about 3500 mtr from sea
14th August: A light day in and around Leh
  • Relaxed breakfast at the guesthouse followed by visit to Thiksey Monastery; one of the biggest and oldest monastery in Ladakh
  • Lunch at the monastery restaurant.
  • Drive back to the guesthouse and prepare for the next day.
  • Height is about 3500 mtr from sea
15th August: Trekking starts
  • After breakfast, we drive for 1.5  hrs to a place called Martsalang, our starting point of trekking.
  • At Martsalang our horses will be waiting for us. We put our luggage and stuff on the horses and start trekking for 3 hrs. Then we will reach a place called Shang.
  • We will have pack lunch on the way.
  • At Shang we will stay over night and will be served hot dinner.
  • Height is about 4000 mtr from sea
16th August: Trekking day 2nd
  • We will trek from Shang to Shangpu which will take approximately 4 hrs.
  • On the way, we will see Shang village, streams and mountains.
  • We will have pack lunch on the way and we will camp at Shangpu and cook dinner there.
  • Height is about 4500 mtr from sea
17th August: Trekking day 3rd
  • Today we will trek from Shangpu to Mathopu. It will take about 6 hrs.
  • On the way we will enjoy nature's scenic beauties like mountains, pass, stream etc
  • Pack lunch on the way and hot dinner at the camping at Mathopu.
  • There is high possibility that we will get to see wild lives like ibex, fox, marmot, mountain eagles etc.
  • Height is about 4500 mtr from sea
18th August: Trekking day 4th
  • Today we will trek from Mathopu to Mankarmo. It will take about 6 hrs.
  • On the way we will enjoy nature's scenic beauties like mountains, pass, stream etc
  • We will have pack lunch on the way and enjoy hot dinner at the camping at Mankarmo.
  • There is high possibility that we will get to see wild lives like ibex, fox, marmot, mountain eagles etc.
  • Height is about 4500 mtr from sea
19th August: Trekking day 5th
  • Today we will trek from Mankarmo to Base camp. It will take about 4 hrs.
  • On the way we will enjoy nature's scenic beauties like mountains, pass, stream etc
  • There is high possibility that we will get to see wild lives like ibex, fox, marmot, mountain eagles etc.
  • Pack lunch on the way and hot dinner at the camping at base camp.
  • Height is about 4900 mtr from sea
20th August: Rest day at base camp
  • Rest day at the base camp.
  • Some of you, if interested can walk up to the glacier and come back.
  • Those of you who are climbing up to the glacier will carry pack lunch and those of you who will stay at the camp will enjoy hot lunch.
  • Height is about 4900 mtr from sea
21th August: Stok Gangri Summit
  • Today is the day for which we were excitedly looking for. Yeah! We will make the summit and come back to the camping site.
  • We will start mid-night and carry pack breakfast. Expected to come back at the base camp at around 11am. After that we will relax with satisfaction.
  • Height is about 6153 mtr from sea
22nd August: Trekking day 6th
  • Today we will trek down from base to Changma. It will take about 3.5 hrs.
  • On the way we will enjoy nature's scenic beauties like mountains, pass, stream etc
  • There is high possibility that we will get to see wild lives like ibex, fox, marmot, mountain eagles etc.
  • Height is about 4300 mtr from sea
23rd August: Trekking day 7th
  • Today we will trek down from Changma to Stok trekking point. It will take about 2 hrs.
  • Then we will drive for half an hour to reach Photang, our guesthouse at Leh.
  • You can do rest or washing at the guesthouse.
24th August: Rafting on and swimming in the river Indus. 
  • Relaxed breakfast at the guesthouse followed by drive to the confluence of Indus river and Zanskar river.
  • Rafting on both Indus river and Zanskar river.
  • Lunch at Leh market followed by shopping souvenirs at the Leh market.
  • Drive back to the guesthouse and pack to fly home.
25th August: Fly home.
  • See off and good-bye hugs at the Leh airport.

Please, take these precautions

Please, bring these things along

  • Warm sleeping-bag and clothes. Lowest temperature in the mid-night is expected to go down to (- 15 degree celsius) at the base camp of Stok Gangri.

  • Crampon, head-light, walking-stick, sun-screen lotion. Though we can hire these equipment in Ladakh; but those commercial stuff are sometimes defective and not so fitting. 

Please note:

  • While you trek, every day you will carry your own:

    • Toiletry & Sanitation necessities

    • Pack Lunch and Water bottle ​

  • Your water bottle will be refilled every morning. If weather remains good, then you can refill your water bottle from natural streams in the mountains. If you bring water purifier, it will be smart add-on.