This itinerary is crafted to give a sneak peak to high altitude trekking. It gives a perfect blend of drive, trek, high pass and taste of village life. Spituk to Matho trek is a classic trek in Ladakh region. The journey starts from Leh and the trekking starts from Spituk. This trek actually takes you through the hinterland of Ladakh where you come across many elusive species like Himalayan Marmot, wild mouse etc.
Spituk - Zingchen - Rumbak - Mankarmo - Stok La - Matho Phu - Matho La
Day 1: Leh to Spituk
It will take 45 minutes drive to reach Spituk. From Spituk we will start hiking towards Zingchen. Approximate hiking time is (4-5 hrs). On the way we may come across Marmots, wild mouse etc.
Camping site altitude is (3900-4100 mt). Camping site will be amidst the huge trees and a picturesque landscape
Day 2: Zingchan to Rumbak
Hiking time is (3-4 hrs) approx. We will cross the Hemis National park. In Rumbak you can also visit a monastery. Camping site altitude is (4100-4300 mt).
Day 3: Rumbak to Mankarmo via Stok La
Hiking time is (5- 6 hrs) approx. On the way to Mankarmo, we will cross a pass called Stok La (4800 mt).
One can see Stok Kangri peaks from Stok La. Camping site altitude is 4300 mt. You may come across Bluesheep.
Day 4: Mankarmo to Matho Phu via Matho La
Today the hiking time will be similar as it was the last day i.e 5-6 hrs approx. Landscape in this region will not seize to amaze you.
Day 5: Matho Phu to Leh via Matho
Hiking time is approximately 4-5 hrs. Have some rest as you reach Matho village. This is where the trek ends. It is a 45 minute drive back to Leh, vehicle will be ready to pick ou up once you reach Matho village.