Stok Kangri – Part 3 – The Stok Kangri summit, and back to Leh

This is the 3rd, and final part, of the three part Stok Kangri series. You can find the Part 1 and Part 2 here. 26-27th July After an early dinner, we went to the tent to sleep…but obviously couldn’t due to anxiety and the fear of missing out on some preparatory and need-to-carry stuff. When … Continue reading Stok Kangri – Part 3 – The Stok Kangri summit, and back to Leh

Stok Kangri – Part 2 – Leh to Stok Kangri Base Camp

This is a longish post, and covers our trek from Leh to the Stok Kangri Base Camp. For our pre-trekking days in Leh, please read the Stok Kangri – Part 1 post here. 23rd July We had our bags neatly packed, the day pack (the one we will be carrying with ourselves) was loaded up … Continue reading Stok Kangri – Part 2 – Leh to Stok Kangri Base Camp

Stok Kangri – Part 1 – pre-trekking days

This is the first part of the blog that covers our Stok Kangri summit in July 2018. 20th July 2018 Having woken up from our disturbed sleep – the flight took-off from Mumbai at 4 am! - we raised the window shades of the airline seats we were in (which, we had, smartly enough, all … Continue reading Stok Kangri – Part 1 – pre-trekking days

The mighty Himalayas – an ariel view! And Stok Kangri teaser

Somebody suggested in a blog post, and I cannot thank him enough, that it is preferred to book the 'A' seats when flying from Mumbai to Leh to get the best view of the Himalayas from the window. We followed this advice and were amply rewarded with some of the best views of the crumpled-paper … Continue reading The mighty Himalayas – an ariel view! And Stok Kangri teaser

The rustic beauty of Rumbak village in Leh

One of the many remote villages in Leh not connected by any road. Most trekkers would pass by this village enroute to Stok La or Stok Kangri. A mother carries her baby in a homemade baby-carrier on her back. Some of the houses also offer homestays. To benefit the entire village, the opportunity to host … Continue reading The rustic beauty of Rumbak village in Leh