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Spituk to Stok Trek – Trek No. 1

5 Days
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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

Spituk to Stok Trek – Trek No. 1

Duration of Trek: 05 Days. 

Best Time: May to October.  

Highest Point: Stok La Pass (4,900m)

Focus: Nature, Wildlife, People and Villages.

Highlight: Village Home Stay and Wildlife viewing.

Physical Challenge: Moderate. 

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 Zingchen to Rumbak 5 hrs 

After having the breakfast drive to Zingchen and start walking through Zingchen Gorge. There is a restaurant where one can stop for tea and snacks. As we continue trekking further, the gorge gets narrower and rugged. On the way one might see snow leopard signs along the valley bottom of the side valleys if you are trekking during winter or early spring/fall. As you approach Rumbak fields the valley suddenly opens up with snowcapped mountains in the background. From the fields the path turns left eastwards for the Rumbak village, where Home stay is available.

Day 03 Wildlife viewing

After the breakfast proceed for full day wildlife viewing along with a trained local guide. Wildlife viewing possibilities are Blue sheep, the Great Tibetan sheep or the Argali, various mountain and migratory birds, high altitude flora and occasionally a Tibetan Wolf or a Snow leopard if luck favors. Ask your Home-stay operator for a local guide or village resource map to show directions for possible options. Overnight in Home Stay.

Day 04 Rumbak to Stok to Leh 8 hours

Make an early start for your trek up the Stok la pass(4900mts) for 3 hours. Follow the path on the extreme left along the south facing hillside. After one hour the path gets slower as you start climbing up to the pass. From the pass you can get great views of the Indus valley. Descend all the way down to the village of Stok. Optional visit to Stok Palace museum. Drive to Leh. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 Departure

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


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