Trek in the Sham Valley
From 683 $ per person
683 $ per person
Walking on the ancient caravan route connecting Kashmir to Tibet, this trip makes you discover the richness of the Indus Valley and the Sham Valley. It combines a short trek and exciting cultural discoveries in the unique landscapes of Ladakh. You first acclimatize in the Indus Valley in a charming guest house (3100m). You will then trek in the Sham region, famous for its desert landscapes, colourful rocks, beautiful oases, opulent houses, and fields of barley, apricot and almond.
An authentic Ladakh opens herself up to you, a melting pot of wide open spaces and unforgettable encounters, with the majestic Himalayas always in the background.
Trek Level: Easy
This trip is ideal for a healthy traveler who practices at least one form of exercise regularly. The hike has occasional short and long walks, ranging from 3 to 6 hours a day. The altitude is comfortable. Transfers from one site to another are done in private vehicles mostly and accommodation is in camps during the trek and in a guest house on arrival and departure.
Day 1: Arrival in Leh (3500m) - Nimmu (3100m)
Reception at the airport and transfer to Nimmu House, 45 minutes by car. Afternoon rest and acclimatization. Dinner and overnight at the hotel
Day 2: Nimmu (3100 m)
Relaxation and sightseeing day. You will visit the magnificent monastery of Likir, perched on a hill and originally dating back to the 11th century. Dinner and overnight in guest house.
Day 3: Nimmu - Yangtang [3 H drive] - Tsermangchan La (3750m) - Hemis Skupachan (3700 m) [3/4 hour walk]
Morning departure by private vehicle for Yangtang. Trekking starts here. Climb to the Tsermangchan La pass (3750m), then down to the beautiful village of Hemis Skupachan (3700 m). Visit the village. Camp overnight.
Day 4: Hemis Skupachan - Mebtak La (3720 m) - Temisgam (3600 m) [4/5 hour walk]
Start a gradual climb to the Mebtak La pass (3720m). Descend to the agricultural valley of Dangdong Tokpo and the village of Ang. Enjoy a short walk to the large village of Temisgam and its many orchards. Visit the village and monastery. Camp overnight.
Day 5: Temisgam - Skining (3550 m) [4/5 hour walk]
We will walk through the fields to the foot of a small hill, having passed through the village of Tea. The ascent is gently sloping. After the pass (4050 m), gently hike down to the village of Skining. Camp overnight.
Day 6: Skining - Khalse (2950 m) [walking 3H] - Lamayuru - Nimmu [1H + road 4H]
Descend into the valley of Khalse. Stop at Lamayuru and visit the monastery. Continue on the road to Nimmu. Dinner and overnight in guest house.
Day 7: Nimmu - Leh [45 minutes drive]
Transfer to Leh airport according to your flight schedule. End of our services.