Zingchen to Stok trek is a Classic trek, On the way one might spot Snow Leopard signs ALONG the valley bottom of the side valleys if you are trekking during winter or early spring/fall.
Early morning after breakfast drive to Zingchen ( 1 hr drive ). we enter Hemis National Park, HOME to the famous Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep, Ladakhi Urial (a type of goat), great Tibetan sheep (Arghali), red fox, Tibetan wolf, wild dog (dhole), Lynx, marmot and mountain hare. We start to climb gradually up to village of Rumbak. Overnight in Tent
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. Overnight in Tent
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. We steadily descend through meadows to Thachutse and cross the Nimaling river. The trail follows the Markha river now, and will do so for the next few DAYS.
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