The Himalayan peaks of Northern India are a magnificent expedition destination. Stunning mountains, welcoming people and amazing culture. Nestled in the heart of the range is a jewel of a peak.
Technically straightforward yet interesting to climb, in a stunning location with views into Pakistan’s Karakoram range and the Zanskar mountains and still within the grasp of those new to Himalayan climbing – 6153 metre Stok Kangri couldn’t be better.
Our 2015 expedition will ascend Stok Kangri, explore Leh (the stunning capital of Ladakh), visit the breathtaking Taj Mahal and experience the sights and sounds of India’s unique capital city, Delhi.
To be suitable for this expedition you simply need a good level of fitness and a sense of adventure.
This expedition includes a UK training weekend to give you the necessary technical skills and additional training will be provided once we arrive in India. Our expeditions are competitively priced but we also want you to have a good standard of living during your expedition. The mountaineering phase is fully catered, the hotels and guesthouses will be simple yet comfortable and the food will be plentiful local fare. Having said that, this is a mountaineering expedition to a developing country so you’ll also need to be willing to go without a few luxuries along the way.
June 13th to 14th 2015 – Training weekend in Peak District
August 31st to September 15th 2015 – Ladakh expedition
In country transfers to/from airport
Return flight from Delhi to Leh
In country accommodation In country transport In country meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Cook for trekking phase
Tents for trekking phase
All technical equipment for Stok Kangri ascent
Transport to/from Agra to Delhi
Accommodation in Agra
Transport to/from UK airport
Return flight from UK to Delhi (but we can help with flight arrangements for you)
India visa (not hard to obtain)
Optional tips for local guiding team (we’ll guide you on what the going rate is)
Entrance fees to religious monuments (Taj Mahal/Agra Fort)
Hire of plastic boots (we can arrange this for you)
We will only be accepting deposit bookings online for this trip due to low margins and high card fees. Once the deposit is paid there are 2 options. To pay by monthly installments be standing order, by BACS or Cheque.
Please also be aware that we do not recommend that you book your flights to Delhi until the course had sufficient participants. We hope to advise all customers by April at the latest with regards to flight booking.
We do have a blog full of further information, that is available here.
As most of our work is based in the UK and we keep our international trips to a small scale to keep the quality high, Pure Outdoor Ltd. is not set up as a large scale tour operator. The price you see is the total cost, we do not book flights on behalf of clients and we ask clients to pay some upfront to us - the guiding costs and some upon arrival in local currency. This is paid directly from the client to the local suppliers and prevents us from holding large sums of your money. The advertised prices are inclusive of guiding, accommodation, food and travel to make budgeting easier. Upon booking you will receive a breakdown of how costs are due to be paid.