Trek from Hemis to Stok via Matho-phu is an overall moderate trek.It start from Martselang to Chogdo and so on. It focuses more on Remote villages, High mountain & Passes.
Leh / Martselang / Chogdo / Gyuncho La / Shang La / Matho La / Mankarmo / Stok / Leh
Day 01: Leh to Martselang to Chogdo 3-4 Hrs.
After Breakfast drive to Martselang and start trekking to Chogdo. Overnight in Camp.
Day 02: Chogdo - Gyuncho La (4600m) - Camp at 4350m, 6-7 hrs.
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. We descent a few meters bellow to establish our campsite.
Day 03: Camp at 4350 m - Shang La (4800m)- Matho Phu (4350m) 6 hrs.
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 04: Matho Phu - Matho La (4820m) –Mankarmo (4500m) 4-5 hrs.
At the pass, colorful prayer flags flap in the wind, with the Zanskar range in the background. Afterwards, we descend steadily along the Jingchan River. We get great views towards the Stok summit and the Stok Kangri (6121m). Overnight in Camp.
Day 05: Mankarmo to Stok to Leh.
Morning after the breakfast walk down to Stok and drive to Leh.