This paper is a compte rendu of the repeated visits I have made to Stok mon mkhar. It should be noted that this site stands in territory that is part of the Hemis National Sanctuary, freely open to tourists. All the evidence reported here is taken from observation of the structures standing above ground or visible on the ground surface. No excavation or disturbances of any kind have been carried out. This paper does not claim to analyse the defensive features of the fortified settlement, nor to propose a complete architectural and technical survey of the place. That would require further investigations using more elaborated methods.