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Ladakh Sham Valley Trek

Ladakh Sham Valley Trek

A Himalayan High Experience
About The Ladakh Sham Valley Trek

Sham Valley Trek LAdakh

Sham Valley Trek in Ladakh is perhaps the easiest yet so beautiful trek to be done in the land of high passes. The altitude of the trek stays with the limits of 4000 meters and involves few mountain pass crossings. 

Starting from Leh, the drive to the road head for the trek itself is such a beautiful experience on the winding roads of the magical valley. Passing by the Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, Magnetic hill, Sangam ( Confluence point of Indus and Zanskar rivers ) and the historically important village of Basgo on the Leh - Srinagar Highway, this trek starts from Likir.

Likir hosts one of the ancient monasteries of Ladakh and holds a significant place in the religious faith of the Tibetan Buddhism. Before we start our day's trek, we visit the monastery and offer prayers in traditional way. Likir monastery also has a small school of monks and spending some time with the little kids will be one of the most treasured and enlightening experience of your travel plan.

The Sham Valley trek is a short one and one can finish it in 4 days at leisure. The trek route passes touches some of the most beautiful villages and monasteries of Ladakh. Passing by the photogenic villages of Hemis Shukpachen, Ang and Temisgam, this trek can even be done on homestays. Prabably, homestays are the best ways to do this trek as it involves you much more with the locals exposing you to a in-depth cultural understanding and exchange of knowledge.

The trek is very interesting with continuously changing landscape and villages. The scene alters frequently between greens valley and barren mountains. While on trek, you sight with few houses, old monasteries and very fertile field growing spinach, carrots, cabbage, potatoes, coriander, onions, apricot trees, walnut trees guarded by the tall poplar trees. On the other end, you witness the barren mountains of the Ladakh Himalayas too, which has its own color and charm.

Staying in homestays will allow you to stay with the local family and their way of life. The most important room of any household is the kitchen which will house few traditional Tibetan vessels and a Bukhari ( fire wood container ) right in the center of the kitchen. Its the place where delicious meals are cooked and stories of the day are shared. 

Sham Valley is also popular for sighting the mighty Snow Leopard and other wildlife of the region, specially Lynx and red fox.

The trek is extremely beautiful and is a photographer's delight, as most of the places in Ladakh are. If you are trekking here, so not forget your cameras, specially some portrait and wide-angle lenses.

Detailed Daywise Itinerary For Ladakh Sham Valley Trek
  • Day 01: Arrive in Leh
  • Day 02: Rest and Acclimatization in Leh
  • Day 03: Drive to Likir. Start the Trek to Yangthang via Phobe La
  • Day 04: Trek from Yangthang to Hemis Shukpachen via Tsermangchen La
  • Day 05: Trek from Hemis Shukpachen to Ang via Mebtak La
  • Day 06:  Trek from Ang to Temisgam. Drive to Leh

Covid19 Safety Protocol For Himalayan Treks

Unnatural times call for an unusual response. We at Himalayan High are facing it with even more stringent safety measures to ensure our treks, trekkers, and the local support team are safe. The Covid19 Pandemic has completely changed the way we look at the World and do things. It has changed the way we trek as well. Here is a brief.

  • Small Groups of less than 15 members
  • No Fixed Camps at all. Use a single sleeping bag, mattress & sleeping bag inners throughout the trek without any mixup
  • Sanitized Transportation
  • Contactless Screening of Participants on arrival
  • Contactless Paperwork and Online Booking Procedure
  • Mandatory Sanitization Before Entry
  • Sanitized Accommodation, Linens, Sleeping Bags, etc
  • Sanitized and sun-dried Camping Equipment
  • Monitored Support Crew with extra protection of masks, gloves and frequent use of sanitizers
  • Social Distancing from other unmonitored groups
  • Daily evaluation of Health for Safe Mountain Health
  • Twin Sharing Accommodations on the trek
  • Single tent supplement available
  • Proper Dining Hygiene in Dining Tents
  • Dry Toilets in toilet tents.
  • Covid Hygiene Kit including personal Sleeping Bag Inner for free
  • Precautionary Quarantine Tents On Trek
  • Immunity-Boosting Food Menu and Drinks
  • Filtered, Boiled and Treated Drinking Water

Read more on the following link about our Covid19 safety measures to ensure a safe trek. Safe trekking in the Himalayas during COVID-19

With this protocol, we have resumed our Himalayan Treks.

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+ Quick Info
  • Duration: 6 Days, Leh to Leh
  • Highest Altitude: 4200m
  • Grade: Moderate ( know trek grades )
  • Best Time: Jan - Dec
  • Terrain: Alpine, Meadows, Snowy
  • Activity Type: Trek
  • Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • Starts At: Leh
  • Ends At: Leh
  • Region: India - Ladakh
  • Country: India
  • Nearest Airport: Leh, Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport ( IXL)
  • Nearest Rail Head: Katra, (KEA), Jammu Tawi ( JAT)
  • Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Leh
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  • Is Cloak Room Available: No
  • Generic Food Menu:
+ Short Travel Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrive in Leh
  • Day 02: Rest and Acclimatization in Leh
  • Day 03: Drive to Likir. Start the Trek to Yangthang via Phobe La
  • Day 04: Trek from Yangthang to Hemis Shukpachen via Tsermangchen La
  • Day 05: Trek from Hemis Shukpachen to Ang via Mebtak La
  • Day 06:  Trek from Ang to Temisgam. Drive to Leh
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+ Cancellation Policy

When Should You Book?

We typically get booked about 3 - 6 months in advance. It is advisable to book this much in advance as you get early bird discounts and also your travel costs like flights/hotels/trains etc are much cheaper and confirmed if you book well in advance.


(1st OCTOBER 2020 TILL 31st MARCH 2021 )

Considering the uncertainties during the COVID19 pandemic, we have eased our cancellation rules. 

  • Up to 3 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total invoiced amount. No questions asked.
  • 2 days to 1 day before the trek start date - We will either issue you a trek voucher with a value of 100% of the trek fee or refund 85% of the trek fee if you want us to transfer the money back.
  • Transfer Of Seat to Different Batch/ Trek: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 1 day before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  • Transfer of Seat to Friend/ Family: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 1 day before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  • Validity Of The Covid19 Cancellation Policy: The above-listed cancellation rules apply only to bookings for which the trek start date falls between 1st October 2020 till 31st March 2021.

Find detailed info on Cancellation & Refund Policy

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