Ladakh Tours and Himalayan Trekking Company

Spituk to Matho Trek

Spituk to Matho trek is classic trek in Ladakh region the trekking takes you through Spituk Matho part of the Hemis National park known as the hot zone of the snow leopard spotting in Ladakh and National Geography Channel made a award winning documentary film on snow leopard in Rumbak valley in Himis National Park there is a high chances to encounter with wildlife such as blue sheep, ibex, Tibetan wolf, red fox, and snow leopard in Rumbak valley.

Day 1,Spituk to Zingchen 3700 m (4-5 hours)
Treks begins along an old traditional route on very dry land, After 3 hours the landscape becomes greener as we go into the Zingchen gorge Valley, where the Rumbak River flows into the Indus. Our camp is in the small village of Zingchen there is just two houses. The rest of the day will be spent for enjoying the view and go for river bath in the zingchen stream..

Day 2,Zingchen to Rumbak 3900 m (3-4 hours)
Today we will enter towards Hemis National Park the rumbak valley a home to Snow Leopard, Ladakh Urial, Tibetan blue sheep ,Tibetan red fox, Tibetan wolf, wild dog and marmot We gradually climb up to rumbak village ,over night at camping.

Day 3. Rumbak to Stok la-changmachen
After early breakfast, you will ascend towards the Stok Pass and descending to downward will takes three hours to reach chengmachen camping place. Over night at camp.

Day 4. Changmachan to Mankarmo 3 to 4 hrs.
You will continue to walk against the Stok River while ascending you will see the popular Stok Kangri where expedition lover used to climb and on your every stop you will get great view of the stok summit is 6121m. The camp site is at Mankarmo close to Stok Kangri which is the highest peak around the Leh town.

Day 5. Mankarmo to Matho Phu/Dok  4 to 5 hrs.
Crossing the Stok river start ascending all the way to reach on the top of Matho-la /pass 4860 meters and the background of the pass lie in the Zanskar mountain range also from top of pass you can viewed Stok summit and other few peaks enjoy with the beauty of nature and slope downhill descending, reach to camp where you will found shepherd hut of Matho village and have beautiful view.

Day 6. Matho Dok to Shang Phu 4 to 5 hrs.
Before the main pass of the day, you have few smaller uphill and downhill and then you will reach on the top Shang-la 4810 meters, in between ups and downs of minor passes you will get occasional view of the Indus valley toward north. After easy roll down till the campsite, the camp has little meadow and nice view.

Day 7. Shang phu to Chuskurmo 4 to 5 hours.
Today trek takes a new and less travelled route through valley and right from the camp starts slope ascending that will take you on the pass chokdo-la 4600meters after the pass easy trek downhill till to camp and the camping is nearby Chokdo River.

Day 8. Chuskurmo to Shang 3 to 4 hours.
Last day descending downhill along the river and of Shang valley opportunity to see the snow leopard in the surrounding valley and passes few houses on the way to Shang village. The last camp at Shang village.

Day 9. On the way back to Leh sightseeing of the monasteries, such as Hemis, Thiksay and Shey palace.

Trek ends