Spituk to Stok Trek with CampingSpituk to Stok trek is a Classic trek, starting by crossing a bridge and then walking towards the Zinchen Gorge. 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.
Leh / Phey / Rumbak / Stok
Day 01: Leh to Spituk to Zingchen, 5 hrs
After the breakfast drive to Spituk Bridge behind the Spituk monastery, around 7 kms from Leh town. From Spituk bridge starts the trekking along Indus River walking 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. Soon you arrive at Zing-chen through a gorge, which gives you a feeling of complete isolation. Stay overnight in Camp at Zingchen.
Day 02: Zingchen to Rumbak, 4-5 hrs
Leave Zingchen for Rumbak through a straight forward road; leaving village, you enter He-mis national park for the preservation of Snow leopard, Baharal, marmot, wolf etc. Walk through a narrow trail and valley widens as you arrive Rumbak and camp at Rumbak below Stok La Pass. Overnight in Camp.
Day 03: Rumbak to Stok to Leh, 8 hrs
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.