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Trip to the valley of the river Stok

A two-day trip under Stok Kangri

Petr Liška
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Trip to the valley of the river Stok
Inserted: 02.11.2021
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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Most tourists go to the valley of the river Stok for only one reason – to try to climb the six thousand peaks of Stok Kangri. You can also go on a two-day trip here, exploring the side valley and climbing the Stok La saddle. You will enjoy beautiful views, colorful rocks and the rugged landscape of Ladakh

Start of a trip to the Stok valley

The fastest way to get to Leh is by taxi by taxi – it is only 15 kilometers. You can see the former royal palace in Stok at the beginning or end of the trip. Then a technically simple march to Changma camp awaits you

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Ascent to Stok la

You will probably be relatively early in the Changma campsite, so it is ideal to go to the Stok saddle in the afternoon and then explore the ridge above the saddle.

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March under Stok Kangri

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