duration
10 Nights / 11 Days
Trip
Start: Delhi / End: Delhi
price
On Request
Enquiry Now

SHAM VALLEY TREK

INTRODUCTION

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.

Sham Valley

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.

Enquiry Now

SHORT ITINERARY

  • Day 01: Delhi – Leh (3500m) by flight
  • Day 02: Visiting Indus valley monasteries
  • Day 03: Leh to Phyang (3600m) by bus (1h) and walk towards Taru (3700m)
  • Day 04: Taru – Taru La (4200m) – Nyemo (3700m)
  • Day 05: Nyemo – Nie (3800m)
  • Day 06: Nie – Likir (3600m)
  • Day 07: Likir – Yangthang (3600m)
  • Day 08: Yangthang – Hemis Shukpachan (3600m)
  • Day 09: Hemis Shukpachan – Temisgang (3700m)
  • Day 10: Temisgang – Lamayuru – Leh by bus
  • Day 10: Leh – Delhi by plane

EXPEDITION DETAIL

Day 1 Delhi – Leh (3500m) by flight

We start the tour from Delhi by taking a flight for Leh. You will meet our representative at Leh who will assist you there. Transfer to a pre-booked hotel in Leh and all day is kept for acclimatization. You can walk around the nature, visit markets of Leh which is very colorful. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2 Visiting Indus valley monasteries

You will visit Shey which inhabits in the old summer palace of The Kings of Ladakh, it has Gompa shelters which is an amazing Buddha Statue of 12 meters. Then there is Thiksey monastery, which located on the top of hill overhanging the Indus Valley. Another one, the Hemis Gompa is known as one of the largest in Ladakh. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 3 Leh to Phyang (3600m) by bus (1h) and walk towards Taru (3700m)

You visit the Phyang Monastery and followed by a pleasant walk around the site. Rest of the day is again for acclimatization at this new altitude. Dinner and overnight stay in the camp.

Day 4 Taru – Taru La (4200m) – Nyemo (3700m)

The trail climbs steeply towards the first pass of the trek, and descends to the Nyemo village. Dinner & overnight stay in tent.

Day 5 Nyemo – Nie (3800m)

The route traverses Basgo, dominated by impressive ruined fortresses. A quite striking succession of shortens, sanctuaries and a palace line the path. Dinner & overnight stay in tent.

Day 6 Nie – Likir (3600m)

We enter an arid and bare landscape. Visit of the Likir monastery, one of the oldest in Ladakh. Dinner & overnight stay in tent.

Day 7 Likir – Yangthang (3600m)

The route goes through two low passes, the Phobe La (3700m) and the Charatse La (3800m), opening to beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Dinner & overnight stay in tent.

Day 8 Yangthang – Hemis Shukpachan (3600m)

En route, visit of the Ridzong monastery, which is set in stunning surroundings and hidden amongst the hills. After a tiny pass, we descend towards Hemis Shukpachan. Overnight stay in tent.

Day 9 Hemis Shukpachan – Temisgang (3700m)

This part of the trail has been carved out from the ochre rocks into a balcony. We climb towards two passes at 4000m and arrive at Ang. Then, on to Temisgang, ancient capital of the Sham Kingdom, and its monastery. Overnight stay in tent.

Day 10 Temisgang – Lamayuru – Leh by bus

En route, visit of the Lamayuru and Alchi monasteries. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 11 Leh – Delhi by plane

Morning transfer to the Airport to catch the flight for Delhi.

Enquiry Now
Veiw all Packages