Spituk trek is one of the easier treks and therefore best for the beginners. The place is famous for its Gompas. This trek will offer you an opportunity to explore a few old Buddhist monasteries, villages and rich Ladakhi culture. Spituk Monastery is the most well-known monastery of this trek.
Easily accessible from Leh, Spituk trek offers a variety of landscape with rewarding peaks like Kang Yatse (6400 mts), Stok Kangri (6115m) and the Zanskar Range from the south west. While trekking to Spituk, you can see Karakorum and Nun Kun Range (above 7000m) from a high pass top.
At Trekking in India, we offer impressive Spituk trekking tours of five/six days, which is great for those who do not have much time to plan long holidays. Located in Jammu and Kashmir, Spituk trek is the only trek around Leh, which is easily accessible without taking much time. A trip to Spituk includes lots of fun, excitement and adventure. You will surely get an amazing trekking experience on this route. This trek is famous among the tourist because of a pleasant weather and an awesome ambience. If you love trekking, then this place is a heaven for you with some challenging trekking paths.
You can meet the locals and find out their simple living and varied culture and tradition. The major attraction of Spituk trek is the camping at the base of Kangyatse massif peak (6400m) controlling the breathtaking fields of Nimaling. Explore more with us and witness paradise on this earth from your eyes.
Day 01: Delhi - Leh
Early in morning flight from Delhi gets to Leh in less than two hours. From the airport you would be transferred to a hotel. Where they would be housed on full board. Leh is at an altitude of 3500 mts. And all guests are advised to rest for the entire day. A successful trek in Ladakh requires you to acclimatize well Early in the morning transfer to airport. From here catch a flight for Leh. Upon arrival at Leh transfer to hotel for full day acclimatization. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel/guest house.
Day 02: Leh
Full day sight seeing at Leh covering Hemis, Shey and Thiksey Monastery.
Shey Gompa is about 15 kms from Leh. It used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupas and Gompas built around the palace. Shey palace was built by Deldan Namgyal in the beginning of 17'Th century AD. Main attraction in Shey is the 12m Shakyamuni Buddha statue inside the Dresthang Gompa.
Thiksey Gompa, close to Shey is about 17 kms from Leh. The monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Ladakh and belongs to the Gelukspa order.
Hemis, about 45 kms south of Leh it is one of the most famous and largest monastery in Ladakh. It belongs to the Drukpa order and was founded in the early 17'Th century. The setting is perfect with the monastery cradled in a lovely valley, surrounded by streams and fronted by long Mani walls. Overnight stay at the guest house.
Day 03: Leh - Spituk - Zingchen
In the morning after breakfast drive to Spituk (8 kms). From here the trek traditionally starts at the bridge over the Indus about a kilometer west of Spituk Village. However, a jeepable road slated to connect Spituk runs nearly all the way to Zingchan. Upon arrival at Zingchan set out a campsite for dinner and overnight stay. Evening explore the area.
Day 04: Rumbak - Stokla - Camp Site
In the morning after breakfast you will ascend the 4,900-m. Stok Pass also known as the Namlung La. If you are fit and have camped at the plateau just under the pass as all do, you should have no problem climbing up to the pass. One can climb steadily and made it in less than 1.5 hrs.From the campsite walk up east for 10 mins and on your right you will find a path zigzagging up the mountain.At first it looks quite steep. Don't worry.soon crosses over the cleft to the left and heads up east at a lesstroubling gradient all the way to the pass. Dinner and overnight stay in tent.
Day 05: Camp Site - Stok - Leh
Today is an easy day going downhill all the way. Follow the stream on its left bank as it heads north. The path is broad and easy. You will find willows and wild roses growing on islands in the middle of the stream which grows quite wide as you approach Stok. Visit the Stok Palace, residence of the king of Ladakh after he was.
Day 06: Leh - Delhi
Depart for Delhi by the morning flight. For the more adventurous a drive to either Manali or Srinagar can also be arranged on request. The road journey is covered in two days with an overnight halt at either Sarchu, which lies on the Leh-Manali highway, or Kargil, which lies on the Leh-Srinagar highway.