Spituk to Stok trek is a moderate trek which starts from Spituk 7 Kms from Leh by crossing a bridge and then walking towards the Zinchen Gorge and ends at Stok Village. If trekking during winters or earlly spring/fall one might spot Snowleopard signs along the side of the valleys.
Highest Altitude : Stok La Pass at 4,900m
Leh / Spituk / Rumbak / Stok
Day 01: Leh to Spituk to Rumbak, 5 hrs
After having breakfast drive to the Phey bridge over the River Indus. Crossing the bridge and then long walk towards the Zingchen Gorge. After 2 hours of winding along the Indus River the path turns southwards into a gorge. We arrive in Zingchen after another 30 minutes. There is a restaurant where one can stop for tea and snacks. As we continue trekking further, the gorge gets narrower and rugged. 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 village, where Home stay is available.Overnight in homestay.
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 (Argali), various mountain and migratory birds, high altitude flora and occasionally a Tibetan Wolf or a Snow Leopard if lucky. 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, 8hrs
Make an early start for your 3hrs trek up to the Stok-La pass(4900m). Follow the path on the extreme left along the south facing hillside. After 1 hour the path gets slower as you start climbing up to the pass. From the pass you will 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.