The Sham Valley is also recognized as the Apricot Valley. The valley is abode of Apricot Flowers and they bloom during winter. The Sham Valley is one of the effortless treks in Ladakh. Sham Valley Trek is apt for novices, experienced trekkers and families. The trek is also named as baby Trek. It is obvious that the Sham Valley Trek offers trekkers the chance to travel around the remote villages in the Ladakh, cross small peak passes, streams, shady willows and barley fields. Picturesque landscape and scenic nature will allure trekkers to take photos of natural views. Sham Valley Trek actually begins from Likir and ends in Hemis Shukpachen. The trekkers’ can explore the beauty of highland drifts, the Phobe La at 3580 meters, Mebtak La at 3750 meters and Tsermangchen La perched at 3750meters.
The Sham Valley trek gives every trekker to get to know about the way of life of the Indo-Tibetans and their various cuisine, rituals, festivals and hospitality. The trek trail moves across Hemis Shukpachen, Ridzong, Temisgang and Ang. Trekking will be the ideal choice for trekkers to stay at local houses and experience the distinctive Indo-Tibetan culture.
Delhi, Leh, Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, Likir, Yangthang, Ang, Temisgam, Nurla, Leh, Delhi
Day 01: Delhi - Leh (Complete Rest in Leh for acclimatization)
Catch the flight from Delhi to Leh. On arrival at Ladakh, you will be able to meet our representative. He will guide you to your hotel and Check-in to the pre-booked hotel. Get refreshed and be acclimatized. You can visit the local market of Leh in the evening. Then, have an overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 02: Leh - Shey - Thiksey - Hemis
On the 2nd day, we will go for a sightseeing trip and we will visit some of the prominent monasteries here. Visitors can explore Shey Gompa, Thiksey Gompa and the famed Hemis Monastery which belongs to Drukpa Order. You can have an overnight stay at the guest house.
Day 03: Leh - Likir - Yangthang across Phobe La (9 Kms/4 to 5 Hrs.)
Today, after breakfast, we will drive to Likir. It is just about 58 kilometers away from here. Likir is the starting point of our trek. We will start trekking today and cover only a short distance. We will cross two passes including Phobe La (3580 meters) and Chagatse La (3630 meters). You can find the village of Yangthang at the Chagatse pass. We will camp at Yangthang for the night.
Day 04: Yangthang - Hemis Shukpachan across Tsermangchan La (8 Kms 2/3 Hours)
Today, we will be climbing up to a pass. We will walk to north and will pass through a stream ascending west to Tsermangchan La (3750 meters) and get down to Hemis Shukpachan. You can find many streams bounded by shaded willows and huge barley fields.
Day 05: Hemis Shukpachan - Ang across Mebtak La (10 Kms/3 Hrs)
On the 5th day of our trekking, we have planned to trek upward between two hillocks and go up to Mebtak La (3750 meters). We will continue trekking to Ang from the pass. We will camp at Ang for a relaxing overnight stay.
Day 06: Ang - Temisgam and Nurla (8 Km/3 Hrs) - Leh
On the 6th day of the trek, we will make a trek downward to get to the main road. We will get on to the taxi waiting for us at Temisgam. Then, we will move on to Leh.
Day 07: Leh - Delhi
Today morning, you can proceed to the airport to catch flight to Delhi.
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