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Spituk to Stok

Leh - Shey - Thiksey - Hemis - Stok - Rumbak - Leh

Introduction

This trip of Ladakh offers an opportunity for the trekkers to get glimpses of Ladakh and have a short trek to experience valleys and mountains from close. Originally the trek started from Spituk monastery but due to road construction we offer this trek from Zingchen to avoid walking along the road.


Trip Highlights
  •   A short trek in remote areas.
  •   Visit to Shey, Thiksey and Hemis monasteries.
  •   Visit to Leh Palace, Shanti stupa.

Day to Day Program
Day 1 Arrival in Leh by air. Transfer to hotel and rest.

Acclimatization is very important for high altitude and the first day is reserved for this.

Day 2 Drive to Shey palace, Thiksey monastery and Hemis monastery.

After breakfast drive to the old palace of king of Ladakh at Shey. See the green valley of Indus from the top. Visit Thiksey monastey which is constructed on the plan of Potala palace in Tibet. Then drive on to Hemis monastery and visit the museum as well.

Day 3 Walk around Leh city visit Leh palace, Shanti stupa for acclimatization for trek. Afternoon free.

It is important to get used to walking uphill before starting the trek. Hence on this day we walk to Leh palace and Shanti stupa in the morning. The afternoon is free for visit to market or for rest.

Day 4 Drive to Spituk monastery and futher to Zingchen and walk to Rumbak

It is a short 45 minute drive to Zinchen - a small trekking point where your trekking gear and luggage will be loaded on ponies and then you start walking with experienced guide. The walk to Rumbak will take about 3-4 hours. Camp at Rumbak for the night.

Day 5 Walk from Rumbak to Changma over Stok La pass.

The walk starts after breakfast early morning. You will be continuously ascending towards Stok La pass for the first half of the 6-7 hour walk. You descend at Changma for the night camp.

Day 6 Walk from Changma to Stok. Visit Stok palace.

This short walk from changma to Stok will take about 2-3 hours. You will be driven to Stok Palace before heading back to Leh.

Day 7 Flight back to Delhi

You will be flying back to Leh and further to your destination with sweet memories of the trip.


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