Stok kangri in winter

#1 Jun 22nd, 2018, 12:47
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Anyone interested to join trek to mt.Stok Kangri in winter's?
Going to attempt it in End of December 2018 or mid January 2019.
#2 Jun 29th, 2018, 03:14
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Check this link to another thread with some info on Stok in winters (:

https://www.indiamike.com/india/trek...n-aug-t269063/

Are you planning to do with some company (e.g. whitemagic) or along with a local guide or solo?
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Originally Posted by Harshil008 View Post Anyone interested to join trek to mt.Stok Kangri in winter's?
Going to attempt it in End of December 2018 or mid January 2019.
Hello Harshil

Very much interested. Can you provide me further details like have you selected any guides? Any itineraries?
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Hi,

I'm Interested, can you DM me the details?

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I am interested too, thinking February or march.
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Originally Posted by abhishek77 View Post I am interested too, thinking February or march.
Will it be possible in March?
White magic adventure is taking a batch in early Feb but there are asking alot, Bikat adventure is planning for winter stock kangri trek, if they will get participants will go.
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Originally Posted by rahul_singh View Post Will it be possible in March?
White magic adventure is taking a batch in early Feb but there are asking alot, Bikat adventure is planning for winter stock kangri trek, if they will get participants will go.
Not heard of Bikat Adventure but how much are they charging and how professional are they? March is okay however if we can get atleast 3 to 4 members then I will suggest to book through an agency in Leh.
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Originally Posted by abhishek77 View Post Not heard of Bikat Adventure but how much are they charging and how professional are they? March is okay however if we can get atleast 3 to 4 members then I will suggest to book through an agency in Leh.
Ist March onwards I can plan but instead of going thru ocal trek organiy would prefer Bikal.
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Really? Winter, and Feb, and March? Feb and March are the time when snow might happen in Ladakh if it happens at all. Doesn't sound like a good time to climb Stok Kangri to me, but I'm not a mountaineer so I don't know.
#10 Sep 9th, 2018, 03:36
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Originally Posted by rahul_singh View Post Ist March onwards I can plan but instead of going thru ocal trek organiy would prefer Bikal.
I have contacted Bikat adventure for quote and they will get back to me soon and also contacted one local company that i can say is very reliable in organizing treks and expeditions as they only work with a handful of guides. Just asking why prefer Bikat over anyone else?
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This would be quite interesting. I would like to acquire some good equipment first. Not that I don't trust the agencies but if I am doing these kinds of climbs, I might as well start investing in good equipment instead of renting stuff all the time.

@nonresidentindian, surely these people can't be amateurs??
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Originally Posted by abhishek77 View Post I have contacted Bikat adventure for quote and they will get back to me soon and also contacted one local company that i can say is very reliable in organizing treks and expeditions as they only work with a handful of guides. Just asking why prefer Bikat over anyone else?
Abhishek, Bikat is tried and tested, if any thing goes wrong or in worst case if some backed out they will refund as per policy, they've based out of Delhi.
It will be their Ist winter stok ascent hence expect good services from them. With locals one might face problems.
Which agency you have contacted and what's their quote?

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Originally Posted by rahul_singh View Post Abhishek, Bikat is tried and tested, if any thing goes wrong or in worst case if some backed out they will refund as per policy, they've based out of Delhi.
It will be their Ist winter stok ascent hence expect good services from them. With locals one might face problems.
Which agency you have contacted and what's their quote?

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Bikat have quoted Rs. 250,000 plus GST for 2 to 4 people. The total cost will be divided among number of people.
#14 Sep 13th, 2018, 18:57
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I should be able to finalize my plans but i am looking to start this trip on the 1st March 2019. It will be a 12 day climb so if anyone is interested, do send me PM or reply here. I am sharing the itinerary.

Day 01: Drive to Stok & trek to Changma (4000m)
Day 02: Rest/Acclimatization
Day 03: Trek to Mounkarmo (4300m)
Day 04: Rest/Acclimatization
Day 05: Hike up towards Matho La & back
Day 06: Hike up towards Stok La & back
Day 07: Stok Kangri Basecamp
Day 08: Rest/Acclimatization
Day 09: Set up a high camp on Stok glacier (5200m)
Day 10: Spare day
Day 11: Start climb early morning and return to Stok Kangri Basecamp
Day 12: Trek Mounkarmo to Stok village & drive to Leh
#15 Sep 23rd, 2018, 14:51
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Thanks, Abhishek for sharing details. I have done 2 treks with Bikat and my experience has been positive - they are good with logistics planning and have an experienced trek leads.

I was doing some research and there aren't a lot of companies that organize Stok Winter. Whitemagic Adventure is another one - I see on their website that they have a fixed departure in mid-Feb. The price looks similar too (assuming Bikat has a group of 4 - their cost will be ~65k). To be honest, I was hoping for it to be less compared to whitemagic (for their experience generally high quality I think...)

For Stok winter, what I have heard is you have to be lucky to be able to do the summit (most teams don't reach past advanced base camp); while it's great if you can do the summit, but even if not, the experience (e.g. reaching 5000m in extremely cold weather) is quite an experience.
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