Summit Stok Kangri (6,137m)


When you’re in Leh, take time out from the warren of the old town to look up. Pick out the prominent, pyramid-shaped peak, the snowbound leviathan rearing up beyond the arid mountains nearer town. That’s Stok Kangri, all 6,137 metres of it, waiting for the adventurous to tackle what may be India’s greatest trek. The many spurs and minor passes, the final crampon-and-ice axe ascent from the saddle – all challenges that you’ll remember in years to come, and the spectacular summit panorama will stay with you forever.  Not a technical climb, but for experienced climbers looking for under-explored territory or those keen to claim their first Himalayan peak, Stok Kangri might just be the perfect pinnacle.  

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