If you are looking for a beginner level trek in Ladakh region or trek with shorter duration and an amazing experience, Sham Valley trek is a perfect choice to enroll for. The Sham Valley Trek in the Sham region lets the traveller discover the local ladakhi village life, monasteries, culture and much more. A quick stop at the Alchi Monastery is an added attraction.
Alchi Monastery is undoubtedly a masterpiece. Famous for its artwork, architecture, old and unique paintings, and huge Buddha statues, it is an experience.
Other than the Sham Valley trek, Stok Kangri summit trek and Markha Valley trek are some great options to choose from.
Day 1 : Arrive in Leh – Acclimatization Day
Arrive in Leh and check into the homestay. This day will be used as acclimatization day. Ladakh is a thin air zone and our bodies need to get used to it.
Day 2 : Drive from Leh to Likir - Yangthang
We will be covering a distance of about 60 Kms to reach Likir. Likir will be our starting point of the trek. We will be crossing two passes (Phobe La at an altitude of 3580 Mtrs and Chagatse La at an altitude of 3710 Mtrs) on our way today.
We reach Yangthang from Likir and will end the day here.
Day 3 : Yangthang – Hemis Shukpachan
Surrounded by multiple streams, Hemis Shukpachan is an extrmeley beautiful village. Through the Tsermangchan Pass, we descend to Hemis Shukpachan after crossing a small stream. Although, we will be crossing a pass today, it is overall an easy trek with gradual ascends and descends.
We will take a break at the pass and click some photos and continue to follow the trail into the Hemis Shukpachan.
Day 4 : Hemis Shukpachan–Temisgam
The trail today is also a easy one. We will be reaching our destination Temisgam through the Mebtak pass. The ascend to the top of the Mebtak pass is a steep one. We will descend to a gorge making our way to Ang. From Ang, we will reach the highway at Temisgam.
Our vehicles will be waiting here. We will board the vehicles here and head back to Leh.
1) 1 guide for the group of maximum 12-14 trekkers.
2) This ensures high safety standard which is the priority for us.
3) All our guides are professionally trained with many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
4) Accommodation in (dome tents) camps throughout. On twin/triple sharing basis.
5) Clean sleeping bags
6) Camping Mattresses
7) Toilet Tents (2) with portable toilet arrangements
8) First Aid
9) Medical Assistance
10) All Meals -starting from the beginning till the end. Highly nutritious vegetarian meals.
11) Forest, camping, trekking charges and licenses
12) Service Tax
1) Service tax 5% (as per the current in GST)
2) Lunch on the acclimatization days
3) Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag
4) Any meals/services not mentioned above
5) Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
6) Any Medical Insurance/Permissions/Permits/Check-ups
7) Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
8) Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
9) Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.