Matho West - 6230 meters

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Matho West

Matho West is a mesmerizing travel destination situated in the Ladakh region of northern India, offering a blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and adventure. This area also known for its breathtaking landscapes, traditional villages, and proximity to the Himalayas. One of the prominent attractions of Matho West is its stunning mountain scenery. The mighty Himalayan peaks surround the region, providing a backdrop of awe-inspiring snow-capped mountains that lure outdoor enthusiasts and trekkers. The pristine beauty of the mountains also accentuated by deep valleys, lush green meadows, and crystal-clear rivers that flow through the region. The village life in Matho West is a unique experience. Travelers have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture and traditions. The inhabitants of this place are warm and welcoming, offering a glimpse into their traditional Ladakhi way of life. Visitors can stay in local homestays, interact with the friendly locals, savor traditional Ladakhi cuisine, and witness their customs and festivals. Matho West also boasts an adventurous side. Adventurers and trekkers can embark on various challenging treks, including the Stok Kangri trek, which is a popular choice for those seeking a thrilling high-altitude adventure. The rugged terrains and steep ascents make for an exhilarating and rewarding journey, allowing trekkers to conquer significant peaks and witness breathtaking panoramic views. Moreover, Matho West is an ideal destination for spiritual seekers and monastic enthusiasts. The Matho Monastery, a significant Buddhist monastery in the region, is a serene spot for meditation and spiritual introspection. The monastery is renowned for its ancient architecture, religious artifacts, and vibrant festivals, making it a fascinating cultural experience.

Conclusion and Summary

In summary, a trip to Matho West promises an unforgettable blend of natural wonders, cultural immersion, and adventure. Whether you seek awe-inspiring landscapes, cultural richness, or an adrenaline-pumping experience, It has something to offer for every kind of traveler, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of those who explore its beauty.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Flight from Delhi to Leh to Delhi.
  • Visit one of the Highest Airport of the World: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport of Leh, India.
  • Cross through Bridges, Glaciers, Valleys, Rivers, Streams, Meadows and Mountains during the Trek
  • Traverse passes fluttering with Chorten and prayer flags that reflect the deep Buddhist heritage
  • Enjoy a fully supported trek staying in beautifully situated campsites
  • Matho Village, Great place to explore village lifestyles.
  • Engulfed within the Karakoram Range in the North and the robust Himalayan range in the South
  • Stunning Landscape views including Nubra Valley.
  • Beautiful views of Stok Kangri from Matho West Summit.
  • Experience basic luxuries in the wilderness.
  • Summiting Matho West, a challenging 6,230-meter peak in the Indian Himalayas.
  • Witness Pasture Land Grazed by Yak, Sheep and other Domestic Animal.
  • Explore Leh, the ancient Ladakhi capital, the Indus Valley and its Buddhist monasteries
  • Experience indigenous culture of the Indo-Tibetans dwelling in the remote villages tucked at the lofty and steep ridges.
  • Immersive cultural experience with local Ladakhi communities along the trek.
  • Crossing pristine glaciers and navigating high-altitude landscapes.
  • Comprehensive acclimatization programme
  • Technical climbing challenges, including ice and rock sections.
  • Camping in stunning alpine meadows and remote high-altitude locations.
  • Shop for souvenirs and handicrafts in Delhi’s bustling markets
  • Expert guidance from experienced mountaineering guides.
  • Star Gazing at Night at Base Camp located at the heart of Matho West Peak


Day 01: Arrival Leh and Transfer to Hotel

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: Full Day Sightseeing of Leh City

In the morning after breakfast, visit some of the most beautiful monasteries in Leh, including Shey, Thiksey and Hemis. The Shey monastery is situated 15 km away from Leh. It was once an ancient summer palace of the Kings of Ladakh, and there are many Stupas and Temples (Gompas) built around it. The Shey Gompa was built in the 17th century by Deldan Namgyal. It’s biggest attraction is the 12 m high statue of Shakyamuni Buddha, which is inside the Dresthang Gompa. Close to the Shey Gompa lies the Thiksey Gompa, which is 17 km away from Leh and is considered as one of the most beautiful monasteries in Ladakh. Hemis monastery is located 45 km south of Leh. It is one of the most well known and the biggest monasteries of Ladakh. It was founded at the beginning of the 17th century of the Drukpa order. The countryside is amazing as the monastery is located in a valley, surrounded by streams, and the façade is decorated in stone tablets that are engraved with prayers. After exploring these tree monasteries return back to your hotel in Leh for an overnight stay.

Day 03: Leh to Martselang to Chogdo (3-4 Hrs) 

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

Day 04 : Chogdo - Gyuncho La (4600 m) - Base 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. From the pass we walk towards south to the Base of Matho West. Overnight in Camp.

Day 05: Base Camp to Matho West Summit (6230m) 8-9 Hours

Early morning Start Climbing Matho from south to North. It is little easy ascent to the Summit from where you can have wonderful view of surrounding Peaks, valleys and Karakoram Range. Walk back to Camp. Overnight in Camp.

Day 06: Base Camp at 4350 m - Shang La (4800 m)- Matho Phu (4350 m)in6 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 07: 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 08: Mankarmo to Stok to Leh

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

Day 09: Departure from Leh and Transfer

Early morning  transfer to Leh airport for onward destination flight.

Price Includes

  • All transportation by Toyota Qualis, Innova or Scorpio.
  • Two men tent, Kitchen and dinning tents.
  • Kitchen equipments and Toilet Tent.
  • Stool, Table and mattresses.
  • Food veg and non-veg.
  • Cook, helper and Mountaineering guide.
  • Horse for Luggages.
  • Innerline permit, wild life fees and camping charges.
  • Indian Mountaineering Climbing charges (only for foreign nationality)
  • Climbing Equipments.

Price Excludes

  • Sleeping Bags, trekking shoes and clothing.
  • Any Airfare.
  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
  • No accommodation in Leh is included in Trekking Packages
  • Any thing not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices Included”.
  • Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
  • Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
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