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Hemis to Stok Trek via Matho Phu – Trek No 05.

5 Days

Trip Facts

Trip Facts
Duration 5 Days
Best time to travel January to December
Trip Grade Easy
Departure Date Every Day
Trekking Hours 5-6 Hours
Starting Point Leh
End Point Leh
Mode of Travel Transport / Aeroplane
Group Size 2 to 20
Style of trek Easy

Itinerary

Hemis to Stok Trek via Matho Phu – Trek No 05.

Duration of Trek: 05  Days

Best Time: Mid June to End of September 

Highest Point: Matho La (4820 m)

Focus: Monasteries, Monks, People Villages

Highlight: Remote villages, High mountain Passes

Physical Challenge: Moderate overall

Day 01 Arrival Leh

Upon arrival Leh airport, pick-up and transfer to hotel. After tea/coffee rest in hotel to get acclimatization. Evening walking walking tour in Leh bazaar. Overnight at hotel.    

Day 02 Leh to Martselang to Chogdo (3-4 Hrs) 

After Breakfast drive to Martselang and start trekking to Chogdo. Overnight in Camp.

Day 03 Chogdo - Gyuncho La (4600 m) - Camp at 4350 m in 6- 7 h. 

From now on, we will follow a new and rarely traveled route through the valleys to the east of our objective. Today, we turn towards the west into a tributary valley that leads after a long and gradual ascent to the Gyuncho La. We descent a few meters bellow to establish our campsite. 

Day 04 Camp at 4350 m - Shang La (4800 m)- Matho Phu (4350 m) in 6 h. 

Today, we will cross many spurs and minor passes with occasional views northwards towards the Indus Valley and the peaks beyond. We climb up to the Shang La and then descend to the Tokpo River. Afterwards we will trek downhill to a nice camping place. 

Day 05 Matho Phu - Matho La (4820 m) –Mankarmo (4500 m) in 4-5 h. 

At the pass, colorful prayer flags flap in the wind, with the Zanskari range in the background. Afterwards, we descend steadily along the Jingchan River. We get great views towards the Stock summit and the Stock Kangri (6121m). Overnight in Camp.

Day 06 Mankarmo to Stok to Leh

Morning after the breakfast walk down to Stok and drive to Leh.

Day 07 Departure

Early morning on time departure transfer to Leh airport to catch onward destination.


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