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  • Trip introduction

    A short 3-day itinerary near Leh, the trek from Spituk to Stok takes you into the desolate and snow-capped mountains of Ladakh that offer spectacular views of the Indus Valley. With a day set aside only to explore the native animals and birds, you'll embark on a guided wildlife tour where you can spot the Great Tibetan sheep, the Tibetan wolf and if you're lucky, even the snow leopard.

    You'll trek through bushes and outgrowths of native species of plants and hear the various mountain and migratory birds chirping in the trees. A delightful and enriching experience through towering mountains, this trip is ideal for trekkers looking to explore the rich biodiversity of Ladakh's cold desert landscape.

    NOTE: A minimum of 4 travellers are required to book this trek.

    Destination

    Stok La or the Stok Pass, is a high altitude mountain pass at an elevation of 20,135 feet in the Indian Himalayas. A renowned trekking destination among adventure enthusiasts, the trek to Stok will take you along the gushing rapids of the Indus River to the village of Rumbak. The route to Rumbak passes through the mountains of the Hemis National Park, an undisturbed preserve of nature. At Rumbak, you’ll spend a day within the national park, spotting rare, native animals and birds. As you continue trekking, you'll reach the Stok pass where you can catch stunning views of the Indus valley and surrounding Himalayan mountains.

    Destination highlights

    Embark on a short 3-day itinerary of the trek from Spituk to Stok. | Enjoy a day guided wildlife tour and spot rare and native animals and birds. | Climb uphill to an altitude of 20,135 feet to reach the Stok Pass.

    Activity Details

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    20135

    11482

    32 kms

    12 hrs

    16 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Spituk to Stok trek: Leh to Rumbak via Spituk

    After meeting the trek guide by 09:00 hrs, you'll board vehicles that will take you to the Phey Bridge over the Indus River. From here, you'll disembark and begin trekking towards Rumbak. The route will take you to the Zingchen Gorge through a winding trail along the Indus River. At the Gorge, there are a few restaurants where you can stop and rest. Your trek will resume as you proceed to Rumbak through the Spituk valley. The trail, rarely frequented by snow leopards, will increasingly turn narrower and rougher. As you get closer to Rumbak, the trail grows wider into open fields with snow-capped mountains not far away. Overnight at Rumbak in homestay.

    Overnight at Rumbak in homestay.

    The trip begins from the guesthouse in Leh by 09:00 hrs. Travel from the guesthouse to start point of the trek will be arranged in an SUV or private vehicles. Today's meal package includes lunch and dinner. At an additional cost, you can also stop for tea and snacks at the Zingchen Gorge. You'll be accommodated at Rumbak in homestay with heated rooms, comfortable beds and common toilets.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Leh

    Rumbak

    08:00 AM

    Food

    Lunch | Dinner

    Veg|Non veg
    Day 2 of the Spituk to Stok trek: Wildlife spotting
    Day 3 of the Spituk to Stok trek: Trek to the Stok Pass and return to Leh
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 45 days or more before departure of the Spituk to Stok trek: 80% refund.

    For cancellations made 44-30 days before departure of the Spituk to Stok trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made 29-14 days before departure of the Spituk to Stok trek: 40% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 14 days before departure of the Spituk to Stok: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges. 

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek leader during the Spituk to Stok trek.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are advised to reach Leh a day prior to departure date to acclimatize to high altitude and avoid missing the pick-up at 09:00 hrs on Day 1.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the Spituk to Stok trek to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff.

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
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    • Trekking Stok Spituk Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements in SUV or other private vehicle from Leh-Leh

    • Any technical equipment required for trekking
    • Accommodation in homestay with common toilets
    • All meals from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 3
    • Services of an experienced trekking guide
    • Permit charges and entry fees
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel costs between base city and Leh

    • Any meals or accommodation in Leh
    • Optional visit to Stok Palace Museum on Day 3
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Travel or medical insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
    • Trekking footwear
    • Windcheater or jacket
    • Woollen socks and gloves
    • Woollen scarf and muffler
    • Sweater and thermal wear
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Shirt/t-shirt and track pants
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Denim jeans
    • Hard luggage such as suitcases

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • SUV or other private vehicle for transport from Leh-Leh
    • Any technical equipment required for the trek
    • First aid kit

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Insect repellent
    • Water bottle
    • Torch (extra batteries)
    • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.