Serious trekkers who want to experience extremely cold temperatures
Experience of any high altitude trek, at least 1 treks of 5,000m/16,400ft.
Sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes
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Leh airport to Leh airport | included transport
Pick up and centrally heated room included
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If you are new to trekking, there is no other trek better suited than the Sham Valley Trek. A short trek which includes all that you can expect from more strenuous treks out there. It has short ascends, high altitude and rocky terrain as its elements. This is the reason why this trek is called the Baby Trek in Ladakh. A basic level of fitness will ensure you complete this four- day trek without much difficulty but at the same time enjoying the beautiful views along the way.
This trek covers Hemis Shukpachan, a village located in the middle of a cedar tree forest, Khaltse, Lamayuru Monastry before taking you back to Leh. At the highest point in your trek, you reach a maximum altitude of 13,100 ft, trekking along streams of water icy enough to chill you to the bones. Discover ancient monasteries like the Shey, Hemis, Thiksey, Spituk, Alchi etc. along the way with slight detours. The highlight of this trek would be the opportunity to mingle with the locals who are very friendly. You can stay at the many local homestays which are well maintained and cosy, giving you a rich local feeling. Be sure to capture the beautiful sceneries, Tibetan customs and rituals on your camera for everlasting memories.
You are\nwelcomed by the majestic Himalayas as you touch down at the Kushok Bakula Rinpoche\nAirport. We will pick you up and from here and check you into your hotel for a day of rest.\nMake sure you don’t spend much energy trekking around as you need to save it for the actual\ntrek the next day. Day 1 is mostly to get you acclimatised to the high altitude atmosphere.
The course would take us along the Indus river. Once in Leh, we take our first\nbreak visiting the Likir Monastery before resuming our trek towards Chagatse. Our final stop\nfor the day, Yangthang is just 2 hrs away through the pass where we would rest for the day.
The trek takes us through\nstreams and dense trees taking us into natures lap. Further down the trail, we reach the\nShushut pass, the highest point in our trek at 4000m. The pass is considered a viewpoint with\na clear view of the Hemis Shukpachan and its sister peaks. After enjoying the beautiful\nviews, we will begin our descent towards our camp at Hemis Shukpachan. The entire trek\ncould be covered in under 4 hours till we reach our camp and tuck in for the night
The trek descends further down quite steeply towards Mebtak La. The path\ntakes you through Chortens which is what the stupas are known locally. From Mebtak La\nafter a short rest, we continue on to Ang, a sleepy village on the outskirts. From here we\ntravel further south along the dusty road to reach Tinngmosgam, our final stop for the day.\nEnjoy the beautiful monasteries here as well as the sweet apples and apricots sold in the local\nmarket. Stay arranged at any of the local guest houses.
Along the way, we would visit other monasteries like the\none in Alchi known for its wall murals. Following the course of the river Indus till Khalsi and\nfrom there further across the river towards Lamayuru. Enjoy your stroll along the Indus\nwhich would be one of a kind till you reach Leh by evening. Stay arranged at any of the local\nGuesthouses in Leh.
The memories would be enough to last a lifetime. Make sure you click as\nmany photos as possible.