If there is any trek that comes as close as being an expedition, then it is undoubtedly Stok Kangri Trek. With Zanskar Ranges to your south and Karakoram to the north, the 360 views from the top of the summit are overwhelming.
Highest Peak in the Stok Ranges of the Himalayas, climbing to an altitude of 6,152 meters lets the trekkers use all the technical equipment used in an expedition. Beyond this, all the expeditions like Everest Base Camp require you to be a mountaineering expert.
WORD OF ADVICE: Stok Kangri Trek comes under the category of challenging treks. With greater heights come the challenges of HAPE, HACE, and terribly steep climbing. Hence, only experienced trekkers and mountaineers should attempt to scale Stok Kangri.
Let these stupendous images from the Stok Kangri Trek get you all Stok'd up. ;)
Prayer flags before Chang Ma sending out silent prayers to the wind for a successful attempt.
Move over, snowy mountains. The barren landscapes of Chang Ma are my new love.
That's not a seal, you silly! It is a Himalayan Marmot you may just want to cuddle with inside your tent.
Catch this Musk Deer if you can!
Calm down! We are not on Planet Mars. It is the valley of Chang Ma.
Our very own Desi Grand Canyon, these overturned rocks were deposited 40-50 million years ago just before the collision of Asian and Indian continents.
Look at the stars. Look how they shine for you...
Surprise, surprise! There was snowfall last night at Mankarmo campsite.
It's game time. Spot the Lilliputian tents!
Why go to the States when you have Arizona right here in Indian backyard?
Oh! Did I not mention? At an altitude of 6152 meters, you will also get to see loads of snow on your way to the summit.
Up in the Air! If you are lucky, you can spot K2 Peak right from this spot on the days with clear weather.
Here's the showstopper
You can now close that dropped jaw of yours. And if you are an experienced trekker, you can sign up for Stok Kangri Trek for the upcoming batch on 5 August 2017.