Ladakh Trekking Tour Package – 7N8D | Sham Valley Trek
Duration: 08 days | Best season: May – October | Grade: Easy
DAY 01: Delhi – Leh
Catch the flight from Delhi to Leh in the morning. On arrival at Leh, meet our representatives. Check-in the pre-booked hotel. Take relax and be acclimatized. At such high elevation, it is extremely important to be accustomed to the weather. Explore the market of Leh in the evening. Overnight stay in hotel.
DAY 02: Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Hemis
On this day, you will go a sightseeing trip to some ancient monasteries in this area.
Today, you will explore some of the ancient monasteries in Leh. One such monastery is Shey Gompa. It is located 15 kilometers from Leh. It was once the summer capital of Ladakh kings. Around this place are situated several Gompas and Stupas. Deldyan Namgyal built this palace in 17th century. 12 meters long Shakyamuni Buddha effigy positioned inside the Dresthang Gompa is the prominent attraction of Leh.
Located near Shey, Thiksey Gompa is at the distance of 17 kilometers from Leh. This mo0nastery is said to be one of the most stunning structures in Ladakh and it belongs to Gelukspa order.
Located at about 45 kilometers south of Leh, Hemis is one of the most popular and largest monasteries in Ladakh. This monastery belongs to Drukpa Order. Hemis was founded in early 17th century. The monastery clandestine in lovely valley is surrounded by streams and fronted by large Mani Walls. Enjoy the relaxing overnight stay at guesthouse.
DAY 03: Leh – Likir – Yangthang across Phobe La (9 kms/4 to 5 hrs.)
You will be taken to Likir by taxi after breakfast in the morning. Likir is just 58 kilometers away. It is the beginning point of our trek. We have to cover a short distance in warm route but there will be no shade or water. We will transverse two passes. The route leads west towards Phobe La (3580 meters) from Likir. Subdo Village lies beyond Phobe La. The route goes steeply until we arrive at Chagatse La (3630 meters). The village of Yangthang is across the pass. We will camp at Yangthang for night. The camp will be next to the stream. At an hour distance south from Yangthang is situated the Ridzong Monastery.
DAY 04: Yangthang – Hemis Shukpachan across Tsermangchan La (8 kms 2/3 hours)
Despite the pass, we have to take an easy walk today. Both the ascent and descent en route are of gentle slopes. The route takes to north, dipping down a bit and then crossing a stream ascending west again to Tsermangchan La (3750 meters). We will head down to Hemis Shukpachan after taking a short at the pass. There are lots of radiant streams bordered by shady willows and large barley fields.
DAY 05: Hemis Shukpachan – Ang across Mebtak La (10 kms/ 3 hrs)
This is again a fairly easy day of trekking. The route reaches upward between two hillocks in the west of village located upwards until it heads south and ascends steadily up to Mebtak La (3750 meters). This valley is marked by prayer flags. We will proceed down the gorge to Ang from the pass. Ang is a captivating village with apricot orchards. We will camp at Ang for overnight stay.
DAY 06: Ang -Temisgam and Nurla (8 km/ 3 hrs) – Leh
This is the last day and includes an easy trek downhill all the way on the main road. There would be a taxi waiting at Temisgam. This taxi will take everyone to Leh.
DAY 07: Leh – Delhi
Reach the airport to catch the magnificent flight across the prominent chain of Himalaya to Delhi.
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