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Stok Village

Ancient Picturesque Village In Leh

Leh Tehsil, Ladakh
Sights & Landmarks > Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Located in the heavenly Ladakh, the quaint village of Stok is situated at the base of the Stok Range of the Himalayas. The village houses the Stok monastery which was built in the 14th century and was adorned by a 71 feet tall statue of Gautam Buddha in 2016. The 19th-century palace which used to be the residence of the royal family of Ladakh still stands proudly in the village and it now constitutes a museum that contains the shrine, crown, ceremonial dress, and jewellery of the Ladakhi king. T show more

A photo walkthrough

A Peaceful Time Machine

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Royal Residence
The palace was the residence of the royal family. There is a museum in here too which preserves the belongings of the ruling king from that time.
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Surreal Environment
Walk in the village and experience the serenity and charm of the colossal peaks all around you.

Quick gist

Something unique

Visit to learn self-sufficiency from the locals in the village.

Tips from insiders

  • The museum in the palace is a must-visit.
  • Go for a nature trail in the village and witness the most enchanting views of the snow-clad peaks all around.
  • Loud music and parties are frowned upon by the locals.
  • There are almost no toilets and petrol pumps on the way from Leh to the village.
  • Trekking at Stok Kangri peak is banned currently to restore the ecological harmony of the place.