Day 01: Arrive Leh; 3505 meters / 11567 feet
Arrive Kushok Bakula airport Leh – 3500m above sea level. Transfer to hotel. Breakfast at the hotel before 09.30 am. Half Day at rest for acclimatization. After Lunch drive to Visit Shanti Stupa, Later in the evening walk around local market. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel in Leh.
Day 02: Leh Excursion to Matho, Stakna & Stok palace
Post breakfast we take an excursion to few more interesting monasteries of leh and start with Matho, lies 26 Kms south-east of Leh on the opposite bank of the Indus river. Stakna is a small monastery, comprising the private apartment, all newly decorated in good Tibetan style, a Du-khang and the rooms of monks and attendants. After covering above two monasteries we drive back to Leh and visit Stok Palace on the way, Stok lies south south of leh on the opposite side of the singe Tsangspo River. The castle was built on a hill at the end of village in about the year 1825 by king Tsespal Tondup Namgyal, back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: Tour of Hemis, Thiksey, Shey monastery 3 Idiots School Campus & Sindhu Darshan Ghat
After a leisurely breakfast, we drive to visit Hemis Monastery situated 45km west of Leh; Hemis is the largest and the wealthiest monastery in Ladakh. From Hemis, you are driven back taking the same route to visit Thiksey Monastery, located on a hill-lock with formidable views of the Indus valley. Thiksey is especially noteworthy for its gigantic seated statue of the Maitreya and is also known for its (Dukhang) assembly hall which houses hundreds of rectangular prayer books, stacked between wooden covers and bound in silk. After that we continue to drive through series of chortens to visit Shey Palace the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh. 3 Idiots School Campus Sindhu Darshan visit.Return back to the hotel for Dinner over Night at the Hotel in Leh.
Day 04: Leh – Stok – Trek to Changma (3,696m)
After breakfast drive to Stok village where we will meet our trekking crew. Our walk today is gentle and easy following the Stok River upstream. The Stok gorge narrows down as we trek further up. Enjoy the views of the amazing rock cliff mountains and have ample chances of seeing the Himalayan Blue Sheep or Bharal. Enjoy a picnic lunch by the river and as we near our campsite there will be little ascend on the trek. Our camp will be surrounded by mountains as we enjoy the silence of the campsite. Overnight in camp. Today’s trek is approximately 3 hours.
Day 05: Changma – Labar (4,100m) via Mankarmo (4,300m)
Wake up to your morning call with hot tea or coffee in your tent. Enjoy the morning breakfast in open air or in your dining tent. Soon after leaving our campsite, we will encounter a short steep ascend to a small pass – Tonton La (3,900m) decorated with prayer flags. From the pass we will descend to the riverbed as we walk steadily till Mankarmo. From here one route leads to the base camp of Stok Kangri and the other route (which we will follow) goes to the left to our campsite located between two gorgeous mountains. Overnight in camp. Today’s trek is approximately 4 – 5 hours.
Day 06: Labar – Ganpochay (4,650m) – Unnamed Pass (5,050m)
Enjoy the morning breakfast surrounded by the beautiful mountains. We will start our trek to the higher ridges (5,300m) of the pass, a very rewarding trek where you can enjoy beautiful views of the south face of Stok Kangri and Golep Kangri. From here it is an easy descend down to our campsite. Our camp has beautiful meadows, river and side plateau from where one can enjoy solitary peace. Enjoy a beautiful sunset on the Matho Kangri and Ladakh Range. Overnight in camp. Today’s trek is approximately 5 hours.
Day 07: Ganpochay – Matho –Leh
Today we will walk towards the eastern ridge line from our campsite, crossing meadows and gorge before descending towards Shepard Camp at 4,100 metres. continue with our descent to the river bed of Matho gorge , multiple rivers crossing, we come to a place with prayer flags and a little shrine room dedicated to the local deity , We will stop for lunch here. After lunch, hike for another couple of hours to Matho village where Trek 4-5 Hrs and car is waiting at Matho , drive back to Leh. Overnight at Hotel. Today’s trek is approximately 6 hours.
Day 08: Depart
On time drop at airport.