Stok Kangri

Elevation (feet): 20,082
Elevation (meters): 6,121
Continent: Asia
Country: India
Latitude: 33.986111
Longitude: 77.4425
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug

Thanks to Zitha KRAEMER-BAU for adding this peak.

Stok Kangri can have snow and ice or not. The climb is not extremely steep but the last bit (1 hour before summit) it gets steeper; the path is narrow and a little exposed. Hands are not needed when Stok Kangri is climbed.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 35 trip reports for Stok Kangri.

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  • Log #22463 - by chauhansaakshi on Feb 15, 2014
    Easy climb. It is more of a trek than a mountaineering expedition but can be considered an initiation into the world of mountaineering because of its altitude(6153m). Takes approximately 4-6 hours...
  • Log #22320 - by mvth2000 on June 18, 2012
    Monday 8 August 2011 8:00 summit
  • Log #22229 - by Christine Theodorovics on Aug 16, 2011
    Very nice but long climb from basecamp. It was a bit foggy and snowed the way up.
  • Log #22053 - by Pep Pons on Aug 16, 2010
    Very beautiful mountain! The trekking in Ladak Region is very recommendable. A little bit bored landscape when the clowds do not allow you to see the higher mountains, but in any case...
  • Log #21751 - by Aristos Grigoriadis on Aug 19, 2009
    Climbed it with my girlfriend after an 8 day trek around the massif (from 3.000 to 5.000 meters high) to acclimatize since it was our first climb over 4.500 meters. Climbed the south face and...
  • Log #21519 - by Jan Pipek on Nov 24, 2008
    Classic route. No crampons, iceaxes.
  • Log #21485 - by Nigel Vardy on Oct 29, 2008
    Bit of a scree run!
  • Log #21426 - by Aristos Grigoriadis on Sep 09, 2008
    An easy trekking peak, recommended to any mountaineer who has no Himalayan experience.
  • Log #21038 - by Corinne on Sep 24, 2007
    We started from base camp around 2AM, summmit at 9AM, in the clouds. Very cold and windy on the summit. There was snow and ice from advanced BC and the glacier crossing was a bit stressful, we could...
  • Log #20923 - by kris patteet on July 31, 2007
    started in basecamp at a height of 4990 m about 02.OO am en finisshed on the top at 8.30 am with 8 Flemish climbers.
  • Log #20460 - by Keith Clements on Oct 28, 2006
    Lots of snow which was hard work as every second step broke through the crust. No technical difficulties but we roped up as it was easy to loose concentration at that altitude. Even though this was...
  • Log #18893 - by John Spivey on Oct 18, 2005
    leave basecamp, 5200m at 2am - reach summit at 0915 - crossing glacier without crampons (but I would recommend using crampons). October weather was clear and sunny - nightime temps around -15C....
  • Log #18905 - by John Spivey on Oct 18, 2005
    left base camp at 2am - summit at 0915 - crampons not used - very little snow on peak - wall-to-wall blue sky -magnificent 360 degree views. back to base camp by 1300 - bypassed the glacier on N edge...
  • Log #13243 - by vikram singh on Nov 14, 2004
    it is a trekking peak.no need of any technical gears but it is better to have a ice axe with u.one can make climb direct from base camp but if you have sufficient time than the better is to set a...
  • Log #13264 - by John Schwelm on Nov 01, 2004
    As the Director of Capricarn Adventure I would suggest climbing to top of hill from base camp area with a stove and tea, open bivi at base of slope. Depart for summit at 4.30am and you'll be back in...
  • Log #13244 - by vikram sheoran on Sep 11, 2004
    peak was easy and there is nothing called technical in this peak.the view from summit was realy wonderfull and i enjoy it very much
  • Log #13245 - by Sanjay on Sep 11, 2004
    Stok is fantastic as an introduction to high altitude himalayan climbing. We had hard snow on the top part of the summit ridge and chose to rope up because we were tired. Weather was superb - we...
  • Log #13246 - by Corrado Casinovi on Sep 03, 2004
    Climbed the normal route together to Fabio and our ladakhi guide Namy in seven hours from the base camp. Without any acclimatization it's been very hard!!!
  • Log #13247 - by Samuel Arthur on Feb 24, 2004
    hight mentioned in this log book is wrong. Correct figure is 6153m and I climbed with http://www.himadventures.net group having clients from UK and Germany in July and then in August.
  • Log #13248 - by Samuel Arthur on Feb 05, 2004
    We found that this peak and region is beautiful for trying hand in climbing. Good for starters but ABC should be made and proper guidence and info should be there. I found people from other countried...
  • Log #13249 - by ALBERTO P CABANA on Jan 29, 2004
    We climbed Stok Kangri through the North-East slope. It is more interesting than the boring and dry normal route. This side is visible from Leh, with a kit shaped snow slope. From the B.
  • Log #13250 - by Rob Webb on Dec 21, 2003
    Climbed Stok Kangri many years ago. Didn't even know its name until a monk told us as we were passing the monestary near Stok. He let us stay at the monestry and even went down to the village to get...
  • Log #13251 - by Roman on Sep 26, 2003
    I can just recommend to everybody!!! Was there on July 4th 2003, beautiful day with temperature at the top around 15 degrees and clear sky all around (my observation: in average each 4th day is...
  • Log #13252 - by julien bidet on Sep 26, 2003
    reached the summit after 4h40 from BC1 with a swiss girl and 2 german guys. no crampons needed, but a lot of snow and wind (after 10 days beautifull weather...) a great climb, even if we didn t see...
  • Log #13253 - by Rolf Schrauwen on Sep 25, 2003
    We were part of the party of 6 Dutch. For some reson or another, my previous signing of this log (see a bit lower) has the wrong summit date and also the wrong timing: we actually reached the top at...
  • Log #13254 - by Birgir Gudmundsson on Sep 17, 2003
    Stok Kangri is extremely beautiful mountain which has surprisingly easy summit slope (none technical). Still it is 6.121 m. so due to altitude it can be physical demanding if you have not...
  • Log #13255 - by Rolf Schrauwen on Sep 16, 2003
    Super experience! We left the small advanced base camp just below moraine at 2 am to reach the summit at 4.14 am. Top temperature -10 C, light winds, but cloudy with light snow. No crampons needed...
  • Log #13256 - by Juan Ramon Morales on May 31, 2003
    A great climb! Altough the summer was quite unstable we enjoyed 3 sunny days and summitted in a fantastic 5 hours from B.C. A bit of ice in the last part of the summit slope but very easy.
  • Log #13257 - by Roy kfir on May 26, 2003
    Amazing place BUT since then all my pictures from their are in My HEAD since my camera bataries where gone. "HEY 3 AM FUCK THAT" Group if you ever see that page PLEASE send me any picture...
  • Log #13258 - by Zach Hessler on May 09, 2003
    A beautiful, fun, and relatively easy way to get to the top of a 20,000+ ft peak.
  • Log #13260 - by William Jefferies on July 10, 2001
    Absolutely Beautiful, absolutely worthwhile, absolutely knackering!!
  • Log #13261 - by barnaby adams on May 02, 2001
    in april 2002 a team of ten of us from the uk are setting out to make an attempt at a new route on stok kangri. i will be seventeen at the time and it will be my first peak above 1050m(snowdon in...
  • Log #13262 - by Kathlyn Millan on Mar 29, 2001
    This is a beautiful mountain, and a perfect first peak for climbing wanna-bes like me!
  • Log #13265 - by John Schwelm on Sep 12, 1999
    s director of capricarn adventure i would suggest climb to top of hill from base camp area with a stove and tea, open bivi at base of slope. leave at 4.30 and you'll be back in time for dinner at bc....
  • Log #13266 - by Zitha KRAEMER-BAUM on Aug 20, 1999
    Ladakh is a very beautiful remote country and Stok Kangri is a beautiful mountain which can easily be seen from Leh. The climb is easy and not technical. If there is snow, ice axe and crampons are...