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Shang La - Matho La- Stok Kangri Duration - 08 Days

Shang La-Matho La-Stok Kangri - In the cold desert of Ladakh each village stands out like an oasis.  The availability of water determines the village's size The cropping season is restricted to one-third of the year because of the lengthy winter.  Over the ages, barley has become the fulcrum around which Ladakhi life revolves.  Its flour forms the staple diet and it is fermented to make chaang.  Animal husbandry supplements agriculture to complete the structure of the traditional economy.  Animals provide transport, labour, wool, milk, and dung, the main fuel.

 
08 Days Tour
June to October


DAY-1
A two-hour drive from Leh takes you to Martselang (11,200 ft / 3,414m), above the Indus river and close to the famous Hemis monastery.  Descending from the village, enter the gorge of the Indus valley.  The trail criss-crosses the river through the narrow gorge.  Houses in Shang village cluster on a slope with the trail passing a little below.  A visit to one of the mud houses is interesting.  Whatever be the economic conditions, travellers are welcome in a Ladakhi Kitchen.

DAY-2
The climb to the village is rewarded with a good view of the stone-walled fields and irrigation channels. Going down to the trail, start climbing slowly as the valley narrows.  The trail becomes steeper as you make your way to the shepherd's camp of Shang Phu (13,900 ft / 4,237m.)  A clump of juniper trees with a small shrine marks the pasture.  This is a typical Ladakhi pastoral setting with small stone-huts called phu-lus that serve as summer dwellings.

DAY-3
Take the valley on the right from the junction where you had pitched camp the day before.  Climb up past scrubs and wild rose bushes.  Leave the stream to climb up the side of the valley, to the top of Shang La (16,300 ft / 4,968m.)  The ascent takes around three and a half hours.  From the pass, the views open up, with the Stok and Matho Kangri peaks in front and the summit of Parcha Kangri behind.

DAY-4
The trail stays high on the hilside.  A three -hour walk on an incline, crossing side streams, leads to the base of the Matho La (14,100 ft / 4,297 m.).  As this has been a short day, you can go on a hike on the east slope of the Matho Kangri Massif.  A steady climb can take you as high as 19,000 ft / 5,800 m as you do not encounter any ice or snow.  Across the valley are the Ladakh range and the Khardung La and beyond that the lofty mountains of the eastern Karakorams.

DAY-5
The step climb to the Pass begins just aftercamp.  On the Pass (16,100 ft / 4,907m), the Stok Kangi looms up.  Descend from the Pass to the pastures of Myungkirmo next to a stream.  Leave the main valley and climb up westward to the Stok Kangri (16,077 ft / 4,900m).

DAY-6
Take a much-needed rest before you try the summit of Stok Kangri.  In mountaineering parlance, a trekking peak is the name given to a summit that does not require any technical knowledge for climbing or any equipment for the ascent. But 20,506 ft / 6,250 m does require fitness and stamina.

DAY-7
A long, arduous walk awaits you.  Start before the sun is up.  Climb up, switch backing to the top of the ridge in front.  A tough ascent on the mountainside for an hour from the ridge top takes you to the moraine coming down from the glacier.  A gruelling ninety-minute climb takes you to the summit.  If you go in August or later, you will encounter no snow except on the summit.  From the top you get a magical 360-degree view of the whole of Ladakh - the twin peaks of Nun (23,400 ft / 7,132m)) to the east, the Karakorams to the north.

DAY-8
Turn left from the Mungkirmo pastures to follow the Mankyarmo river to its confluence with the Stok river.  The trail follows the Stok river down to the Stok village.  After the creditable feat of scaling a peak, you may want to look at some local history at the Stok palace.       Important Facts of This Trek

 

 

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