Trekking is a recreational activity that demands strength and great will. Its strenuous and pushes a man to his optimum endurance level but in return offers something very beautiful, to be among nature’s grandest and subtlest creations and experience peace for a lifetime. The feeling of conquering the wildest and the roughest terrains in it generates a great sense of pride and self-esteem in an individual. The exciting prospect of being cut off from the daily vagaries of life and being blissfully submerged in the laps of Mother Nature has attracted many enthusiasts to scale these epic peaks over time. Trekking has its own unique charm and so it is widely popular in India with loads of people participating in backpacking activities all through the year. The Himalayas especially the god forsaken land of Ladakh area are one of the choicest destinations for mountaineering expeditions which offer plenty of thrills and visual spectacle to the troopers.
If you are a beginner in trekking expeditions than it’s wiser to begin with Sham Valley in Ladakh region which is mostly a low altitude area with low passes and short peaks but innumerable rivers and gorges. Therefore it’s known to be one of the easiest treks that can be accomplished within a short period of time. The Sham valley is sparsely populated with nomadic people and permanent inhabitants and it’s a treat to know and learn about their culture and way of life. The flora and fauna in these areas are pretty exciting with a wide range of exotic animals and plants that can be found all over the valley. The actual trek begins from Leh and extends up to Phobe la (4000m) and dwindles and meanders across various monasteries and ruined palaces and back to Leh.