Stok Kangri is one of our top 10 trekking peaks in the world. Easy access from Leh.
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The standard itinerary: 3 days, 2 nights camped at Confluencia.
From there I’ll hike part way at least up both the Plaza de Mulas and Plaza Fancia routes.
Confluencia is at 3200m. There’s a mandatory medical check on arrival.
It wasn’t easy but I managed to get a permit to hike independently and alone. Nor was it cheap – US$180 for the 3 days.
Trip report coming soon.
Mount Rainier, Washington
Mount Elbrus, Russia
Mount Fuji, Japan
Mount Shasta, California
I believe Kili is the only one of those 6 that you MUST do with a guide.
Check our list of best trekking peaks. Kili and Ranier are on it.
Yeesh. North Face ultra-runners Mike Foote and Mike Wolfe.
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Locked and loaded. I land in Leh September 11th, 2015. I’ll be doing Markha and other local treks.
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That’s the toughest itinerary, starting out of Stok village rather than the more popular trailheads of Spitok or Zinchen.
… Malaysia’s Mt. Kinabalu, a 4095 meter (13,435 ft) trekking peak on the island of Borneo, was struck with a 5.9 magnitude earthquake that claimed the lives of at least 16 people, and left dozens of others injured and stranded on the mountain for a time.
There are believed to be at least two others still missing, and the death toll could rise even further as search and rescue teams continue their efforts. …
Of the 16 climbers who perished on the mountain, reports indicate that seven of them were from Singapore, Six were Malay, with the additional causalities coming from the Philippines, China, and Japan. …
#1) Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 5895m
#2) Cotopaxi, Ecuador 5897m <wiki><pb><sp>
#3) Island Peak, Nepal 6189m <wiki><pb><sp>
#4) Mera Peak, Nepal 6476m <wiki><pb><sp>
#5) Stok Kangri, India 6153m <wiki><pb><sp>
#6) Huayna Potosí, Bolivia 6088m <wiki><pb><sp>
#7) Misti Volcano, Peru 5822m
#8) Mt. Toubkal, Morocco 4167m <wiki><pb><sp>
#9) Mt. Rainier, USA 4392m <wiki><pb><sp>
#10) Mont Blanc, France 4810m <wiki><pb><sp>
Aconcágua, Argentina 6,960.8m can be a walk-up. But not many would be willing to call it a trekking peak. 🙂
Trekking peaks are mountains under 7,000 metres (22,970 ft) climbable by anyone with a moderate amount of mountaineering experience and minimal gear.
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