Also known as Baby Trek
Sham Valley Trek
5 Nights , 6 Days
One of the most common and the easiest trek in Ladakh is the Sham Trek in the western part of Ladakh. During this trek, almost after every 2 hrs you will see a beautiful village. In this trek we give you options for staying. That is, while your trek you can choose to stay either in Camp (our own tents and cook) or Home stay (you will be served homely foods and bed). While your trek, you will see some beautiful places, nunneries, temples..
Best Time: May to Mid-Sept. Grade: 2
Drive from Leh to Likir monastery for a visit before we start trekking. And then drive to the trekking point and start trekking. Likir to Yangthang is a walk of around 4hrs to 4 and half. Before reaching Yangthang village, we will come across a small village called Sumdo with only 3 homes. This is the place where we will have our packed lunch. Once we reach Yangthang village we will have a rest and walk around the village. O/N in Camp or Home stay.
Yangthang to Hemis is a short walk of only 2hrs. But though it’s a short walk and you reach Hemis in a short time, we have a lot to see in Hemis like the Nunnery, Juniper tree (as Shukpachan means the place of Juniper’s) and water mills. Hemis is one of the biggest villages in this side. O/N in Camp or Home stay
Hemis to Tingmosgang is around 4 hrs walk. You will first walk in plain before you descend to the valley and start climbing or ascending to reach Maptak la pass. And after this you will keep going down the valley and reach Ang village. At Ang you can have your lunch with tea and coffee. After the lunch we will keep walking on the road (as there is no alternate route), to reach the village of Temisgam. O/N in Camp or Home stay
After the morning breakfast, start walking to the east of the village before you reach the base of the Pass. Today is also an easy day because once to reach the pass, it s all going down afterwards. During this trek, there maximum chances of seeing some wild animals like, Ibex, Antelopes, Urial etc. We will picked by the cars at Balukhar, and will be taken to Lamayuru village. O/N at Hotel
You can end your trek here or continue further..
Have your morning tea and before the breakfast and visit Lamayuru monastery. Come back and after your breakfast start a small hike of around 2-2 ½ hrs via Pirkiting la and drive to Alchi monastery to rest. O/N at Hotel
In the morning, after the breakfast, visit the 11th century temple, the temple which famous for its art and uniqueness in the world. After the visit, drive back to Leh for lunch. After the lunch, go shopping and marketing. There will be a complementary cultural show. O/N at hotel.
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- Good experienced route guide
- Cook & Porters
- Helpers who will help in kitchen and in pitching/folding the tents.
- Comfortable client tent.
- Dining & Kitchen tent.
- Pick and drop by jeep to the starting and finishing point of the trek
- Stay in Leh on MAP
- Entry fee at the monasteries
- All time food will be served during trek
- Trekking and wildlife fee
- Camping fee
- Oxygen Cylinder
- Ponies (except on homestay package)
- Sleeping Bags For minus 30 Degree (will be provided by us on demand)
- Sun Screen / Lotion
- Walking Sticks
- Down Jackets, Thermals
- Water Bottle
- Trekking Shoes (Recommended)
- Flesh light
- Good quality warm Jackets.
- Travel or any type of insurance
- Beverages (alcoholic or non alcoholic)
- Any sort of expenses arising due to anything medical or anything else
- Personal porter or pony (although can be provided on demand)