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Ladakh Sham Valley Trek

- Popular Names: Sham Valley

Ladakh Sham Valley Trek

- Popular Names: Sham Valley

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  • Duration: 6 Days, Leh to Leh
  • Highest Altitude: 4200m
  • Grade: Moderate ( learn more )
  • 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)
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  • 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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ALSO, If we have a OPEN GROUP TO JOIN CLOSER TO YOUR PREFERED DATES, WE WILL LET YOU KNOW IN REPLY TO THE REQUEST FORM

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.

Do not forget to check the Trek Album on our Photo Gallery Page

Want Us To Help you Arrange For This Epic Journey ?

We believe that a smaller group gives you the best of the Himalayan Experience and specialize in organizing customized groups for the Ladakh Sham Valley Trek. Do get in touch with us if you want us to arrange this trek for you.

You can use the link - Customized Plan For Ladakh Sham Valley Trek to drop us an email with your specific requirements and service required. We will get back to you with the detailed plan and quotation as per the group size and service requested.

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Detailed 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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