Spituk to Stok Trek
Duration: 02 Nights / 03 Days
Destination: Leh - Phey - Rumbak - Stok - Leh
Day 01 Leh to Phey to Rumbak 5 hrs
Post breakfast, our car will pick you up from the hotel and drive to the Phey bridge over the River Indus. Cross the bridge and walk towards the Zingchen Gorge. After two hours of winding along the Indus River the path turns southwards into a gorge. You will arrive at Zingchen after another 30 minutes. There's a restaurant where you can stop for tea and snacks. As you continue trekking further, the gorge gets narrower and rugged. On the way, you 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 02 Wildlife viewing
After 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 03 Rumbak to Stok to Leh 8 hours
Start early 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 an hour the path gets slower as you start climbing up to the pass. On reaching, 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.