Spituk To Stok Home Stay Trek

Spituk To Stok Home Stay Trek

Duraton : 03 Nights / 04 Days
Day 01: Drive Leh to Spituk and trek to Zingchen ( 1 hrs drvie / 5 hrs. trek)

After breakfast drive to Spituk bridge on Indus River behind the Spituk Monastery, 7 kms from Leh town. Arrive at Spituk bridge and start your trek through flat and desolate plane at the foot of the Stok Mountain. Gradually, you will leave the view of busy Leh-Srinagar highway and move towards wilderness of Himalaya. Arrive Zingchen through a gorge, which gives you a feeling of complete isolation. Overnight at local homestay in Zingchen.

Day 02: Trek 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 snow-capped mountains in the background. From the fields the path turns left eastwards for the Rumbak. Overnight at the homestay in Rumbak.

Day 03: At Rumbak - Day for rest and 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 favours. Ask your local homestay owner for a local guide or village resource map to show directions for possible options. Overnight at homestay in Rumbak village.

Day 04: Trek Rumbak to Stok Village and drive to Leh (7-8 hrs. trek / 1 hrs. drive)

Today after early morning breakfast start for your trek up the Stokla 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 Stok village trekking point. Optional visit to Stok Palace museum. Drive to Leh. Drive back to Leh. Evening at leisure and overnight in Leh.