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Trekker at Stok La pass, Hemis National Park, Ladakh
Trek in Hemis National Park, Ladakh

Spituk to Stok trek

Duration: 3 days
Difficulty: level 2
Distance: 39 km
Max elevation: 4855m
Elevation gain / loss: +1925m / -1509m

This short trek in the Hemis National Park is great for those who don't have much time. You will discover the charming village of Rumbak surrounded by green fields and colourful mountains. On the last day, you will cross the Stok La pass and enjoy spectacular landscapes. It is also common to see wild animals such as blue sheep and marmots in this area.

Spituk to Stok trek map Spituk to Stok trek elevation profile, altitude gain loss
Spituk to Stok trek in Ladakh

Itinerary

Day 1: Spituk - Zingchen

Time: 5 hrs
Distance: 15.7 km
Elevation gain / loss: +375m / -161m

- before you commence the trek, visit Spituk gompa
- the trail follows the south bank of the Indus river till it enters the gorge leading to Zingchen
- it is also possible to go from Spituk to Zingchen by car
Spituk - Zingchen

Day 2: Zingchen - Rumbak

Time: 2-3 hrs
Distance: 6.5 km
Elevation gain / loss: +555m / -0m

- it’s quite a short walk to reach the beautiful village of Rumbak
- homestay is available in Rumbak
Zingchen - Rumbak

Day 3: Rumbak - Stok La - Stok

Time: 7-8 hrs
Distance: 16.5 km
Elevation gain / loss: +995m / -1347m

- start early to cross the Stok La, the path gets steeper as you get closer to the pass
- enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view from the pass
- there is a long descent through a narrow valley to reach Stok village
- possibility to visit Stok palace
Rumbak - Stok La - Stok

Getting to / from the trek

- it takes only 20 minutes to drive from Leh to Spituk (10 km)
- it takes 30 minutes to drive from Stok to Leh (20 km)

All the itineraries can be customized to suit your own special interests, preferences and abilities. Please contact us for more information.