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The Sham Valley Walk is one of the many trekking alternatives in Ladakh, and it is widely considered to be the one the easiest and beautiful trek for beginners in Ladakh. In spite of this, it is still one of the most entertaining because along the road, one passes by a number of views and settlements that provide insights into the lifestyle in Ladakhi communities. In the middle of a barren desert, one can find a thriving oasis fed by glacial water and see the happy faces of the people who live there.
8 Nights and 9 Days
02 Pax (Min)
Hemis Shukpachen – Mebtak La (3750m)
Mid June till end of September
Ladakh ,Hemis Shukpachen – Mebtak La (3750m)
This jam-packed Sham Valley trek itinerary for 08 Nights and 09 Days includes the pleasures of exploring Ladakh and the excitement of hiking through many passes and settlements across the beautiful Sham Valley. Once you reach Leh, you will have two days of sightseeing and acclimation to get you habituated to the high altitude. After leaving Leh, you will embark on an incredible journey that begins with a breathtaking drive across a desolate environment.
On your way from Hemis to Tingmosgang, you’ll soon find yourself hiking through the Ladakhi highlands on a rather short hike. In Leh, before the end of your journey, you will also go exploring the Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, and Leh market. If you’re looking for the ultimate adventure, come along with India Private Tours on this Sham trekking tour of a lifetime with the best accommodation, guide, and itinerary to serve you the best and make lifelong memories.
On Arrival, you will be received by our representative at the Leh Airport and transferred to the Hotel. You need to take complete rest for the first 24 hours to acclimatize to the high altitude. Overnight at Hotel.
After Breakfast you will visit some of the monasteries in the indus Valley along Indus river. Shey palace and Thiksay monastery are the two most popular monasteries of Ladakh. Leh palace and Shanti Stupa. You spend the evening exploring the leh market, as there are couple of good adventure shops as well. Overnight at Hotel.
Morning after breakfast drive to Likir village (58 kms. ) visit the 15th century Likir monastery
founded by Lama LACHEN GYALPO. Monastery is located on the top of a hill facing the valley
has agricultural fields it has distinction of being the wealthiest monastery too. Precious statues
made in gold, silver and copper, besides numerous rare thangkas, murals and art works form the
wealth of the monastery. Later you will drive to the starting point of trekking where you will meet
your trekking team. Trek crossing the Phobe La (3500m) Sumdo village . From here walk steadily
upwards to cross the Chagatse La pass (3620 m), descend to village Yangthang (3625m).. Overnight Camp
After breakfast day trip to visit Ridzong monastery . This monastery was founded by Lama
Tsultim Nima. This hermitage is one of the most special monastery which has cover by mountain.
This is the monastery which is maintain the culture of common kitchen of the monastery.. Lama
Tsultim Nima also codified rules for adherence by monks called Vinaya Rules. Under the rules,
monks cant leave till completion of education, have to shun all material comforts and forsake all
material possessions. There are paintings block about the founder of the monastery which tells
his whole biography. The monastery is also distinct from other due to two incarnate Lamas also
has some books and scriptures written by such incarnates.The monastery also oversees the
functioning of a nunnery located about two km away. The Julichen nunnery houses 26 nuns who
take full participation in the economic activity of the monastery. After visit the monastery back to
Yangthang. Overnight Camp
This is an easy trail leads northwards, enroute crossing a stream and pass to cross for
Tsermangchen la pass . then Walk down from the pass to Hemis Shukpachan, The named after
the grove of cedars found here (rather unusual for Ladakh). Overnight Camp.
Today’s trek is fairly easy to begin with, leading upwards between two hillocks but climbs steeply
to the Mebtak La pass which is marked by prayer flags. From the pass walk down a gorge to
approach the charming village of Ang. Camp here for the night.
After breakfast and easy trek all the way to the main road to Temisgam. One of the
historical villag. From here you will drive to Leh to take a detour across the Indus to visit
the 11th. Century Alchi monastery, the oldest surviving monastic complex of Ladakh and
famous for its ancient frescoes and architecture – a UNESCO listed. Heritage site.
After breakfast day for Leisurely to explore the Leh Palace, Sankar Gompa & Shanti Stupa .Later Leh market . Overnight at the hotel.
Early morning transfer to the airport for taking the flight back home.
End of a memorable tour with India Private Tours
1. Arrival Assistance / Departure assitance
2. Tour Manager available on phone/whatsapp Services throughout the tour
3. Travel by comfortable A/C Car/Coach as per the tour itinerary
4. All sightseeing places to be visited from inside
5. Accommodation in best hotels on Double/ twin sharing basis
6. Meals Breakfast
7. Driver expenses
8. All Applicable taxes
1. Porterage, laundry, telephone charges, shopping, wines & alcoholic
beverages, items of personal nature and food or drink.
2. Any extra cost incurred on behalf of an individual due to illness, accident,
hospitalization, or any personal emergency
3. Anything specifically not mentioned in the itinerary.
A Valid passport and VISA
Address proof of any one documet Passport /Voter ID card/Driving License or
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This Sham Valley Trek (baby Trek) is moderately hard, so hikers need to be very fit and have a lot of endurance and stamina.We strongly advise that one who has prior trekking experience of at least 3,500 metres can go for this trek without hesitation. Also, proper acclimatisation is key to the successful completion of the Sham Valley trek. However, if you are a very fit beginner, you can attempt the trek.
We at India Private Tour offer the best price for this beautiful Sham Valley trek; our package starts at Rs. 19,500 per person (conditions apply). Please contact us if you have any questions.
The Sham Valley hike can be completed at any time of the year; however, if you want to enjoy the pristine splendour of Leh, the ideal time we suggest it is during the winter, when most other trails are closed and there are fewer people trekking in the area. Call us to book your slot.
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