Sham Valley Trekking

Himalayan Adventurers

Season : May – October
Duration : 06 Days
Region : Ladakh (Sham Valley)
Grade : Easy

An easy going trek, takes one to the most ancient monastic complexes and beautiful Villages of Ladakh. Trek Starts from Alchi Village, famous for its, over thousand year old Monastery first to Likir Village, situated on the banks of Likir Tokpo, a tributary of Indus. The Village houses an interesting Monastery. From here the Journey moves over 3,550 Mts. high Pobe La to Village of Sumdo and then to Yangthang over Charatse La (3680 Mts.), with magnificent view of Zanskar Range. Here we take a side trip to Rizong Gompa. From here the trail leaves all signs of habitation behind Till Tsermangschan La (3750Mts.). The pass offers a beautiful view of the Village of Hemis Shukpachun.
The trail now descends down to the Village, beautifully located amidst the green pastures and bubbling brooks. The trail further winds through the juniper trees to a small Pass (3,720 Mts.) offering magnificent views across south side of the Indus Valley, then descending down to the Village of Ang with its beautiful fields. Further following the trail down to the Village of Temisgam, the most prosperous Village of the Trek among the fertile fields and spreading orchards. The Village is also known for the treaty between Ladakh and Tibet, which established border between Ladakh and Tibet across the Pangong Tso and giving Ladakhi’s, the only right to buy valuable Pashmina wool from Tibet. The trek eventually ends at Khaltse across Bongbong La.

ITINERARY

Day 01 : Leh to Liker to Yangthang 4-5 hours.
Drive to Liker around 45 kms from Leh towards Srinagar. Arr. Liker drops your baggage at trekking point, Meanwhile, visit Liker monastery and above the village and starts your trek. Arrive Yangthang through Sumdo village and small Passes called Phobe La 3550 meters and Charatse La 3650 meters. Overnight in tent

Day 02 : Yangthang to Rezong to Hemis Shukpachan 5-6 hours
After the breakfast proceed towards Rezong. You will down along the stream and dense plantation of Apricot and Apple. After half an hour walk reach Nunnery place from where turn to the right to monastery, which totally isolated bounded by mountains. After the Lunch walk towards Hemis Shukpachan through a small pass behind the monastery. Overnight in tent.

Day 03 : Hemis Shukpachan to Temisgam 3-4 hours
Today is bit longer day compare to other days. Leave village and proceed towards Temisgam via Maptek La 3750 meters. As soon as you cross a pass, one can have the view of Ang village from where trail goes down to Temisgam. Visit a ruined Fort and a small monastery up on the hill at Temisgam. Overnight in tent.

Day 04 : Temisgam to Khaltse 4-5 hours
Walk down to Khaltsey via Bongbongchan La. And your Trek finishes at the Srinagar Leh highway and drive to Lamayuru monastery. Visit Lamayuru. Overnight in Guest House.

Day 05 : Lamayuru to Leh
After the Breakfast visit Rizong monastery and drive back to Leh, enroute visit Alchi and Liker monasteries.

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