Reach Leh and spend the rest of the day exploring around. Overnight stay in Leh.
Meals: Not Included
Altitude: 11,150 ft.
We drive to Likir after breakfast, a journey of about 58 km. This marks the beginning of our trek. The day is short and quite easy and takes us through two stunning passes Phobe La, and Chagatse La. We also trek past the quaint little village of Sumdo, from where the path to Chagatse La opens up. Once through the pass, the Yangthang village awaits us, and is our campsite for the night, right beside a gurgling stream. Sleep to the mellifluous sounds of the surrounding beauty.
Meals: B, L, D
Time Taken: 5 hours
Altitude: 12,073 ft. via 12,171 ft at pass
Distance: 9 km
The trail is easy and gradual, over the mild incline. We begin trekking northwards, and soon the trail descends to cross a small stream. From here, the ascent to Tsermangchan La begins, over a gentle slope. Once we cross the pass, we begin ascending yet again to Hemis Shukpachan, one of the loveliest Ladakhi villages. Admire the raging streams that await you, along with expansive fields of barley, adding a dash of greenery as a contrast to the robust mountains that surround you.
Meals: B, L, D
Time Taken: 4 hours
Altitude: 11,900 ft. via 12,715 ft. at pass
Distance: 10 km
Another short, easy day as we begin an uphill climb, which soon swerves south. The trail becomes steep and ascends to Mebtak La at 3,750 m, where many Tibetan prayer flags can be seen fluttering. The trek now follows a descend, right up to Ang village, above of sweeping apricot orchards. Camp overnight at Ang.
Meals: B, L, D
Time Taken: 4 hours
Altitude: 12,303 ft.
Distance: 10 k
The last day of our trek follows a descending trail all the way to the main road leading to Temisgam, where vehicles will be arranged to drive you back to Leh.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Time Taken: 3 hours trek, 3 hours drive
Altitude: 9,977 ft.
Distance: 8 km trek
This marks the end of your trek.
Meals: Not Included
Accommodation: Not Included
Accommodation: All Accommodation on the Trek Will Be on Twin Sharing Basis in Tents or Homestays. Any Accommodation in a Hotel/Guest House/Hostel (if Mentioned in the Itinerary and Not Mentioned in Exclusions) Will Be in a 2 - 3 Star Accommodation Unless Mentioned Otherwise. Accommodation in Leh Is included in the Package
Trek Leader and Guides: a Team of an Experienced and Certified Trek Leader, as Well as a Professional Guide, Will AccompAny You for the Trek
Services of a Professional Trekking Team: a Team of an Experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules Will AccompAny You for All the Arrangements on the Trek
Meals: All Meals on the Trek Are included. We Will Serve Vegetarian indian Food on the Trek Which Will Be Cooked by Our High Altitude Chefs. It Will Be a Five Meal Plan including Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner. You Will Be Provided With Clean Mountain Water from the Streams to Drink. You Can Carry Water Purification Tablets if You Deem Necessary But We Advise Otherwise
Trekking and Safety Equipment: All the Camping Equipment Such as Tents, Sleeping Bags, toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and Other Things Will Be Provided by Us and We Guarantee the Quality. Safety Equipment including Medical Kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if Required) Will Be Provided by Us. We Recommend You to Bring Your Own Sleeping Bags if Possible
Permits and forest Camping Charges: only for indian Clients, All the Applicable Trekking Permits, Camping Charges, forest Entry Fee Etc Will Be Paid by Us. foreigners Have to Pay these Charges if Not Mentioned
A Life Changing Experience: We assure You That by Trekking in the Himalayas You Will Have a Life Changing Experience and We Will Do Everything We Can to Provide You With the Best Services and Make Your Venture in the Wild an Unforgettable one
Gst and Other Taxes: the Goods and Services Tax Is Not included in the Price Mentioned With the Trek. they Will Be Charged once You Add the Trek in Your Cart. they Are Subjected to Change According to Government Rules of india.
Food in Leh: Food in Leh Is Not included in the Package. We Can Recommend a Few Good Options
Flights and Transportation: Flights or Other Means of Transport Is Not included in the Package. Transportation from Home to Leh and Vice Versa Is Not included in the Package. We Can Arrange a Cab for You According to Your Requirements But You Will Be Liable to Pay for the Same. Any Expenses Occurred During the Journey Are Not included in the Package Cost
Personal Trekking Equipment: Your Rucksack, Personal Clothing, Shoes, Trek Poles, and Other Personal Trekking Gear Is Not included in This Package. You Have to Bring Your Own Gear According to That Weather and Difficulty of the Trek
Portage of Personal Bags (offloading): We Highly Advise You to Carry Your Own Burden (Your Rucksack) But Due to Any Reason if You Wish to Not Carry Your Rucksack, We Can Arrange for a Porter/Mule to Carry It. for This Service, You Will Be Charged Over and Above the Trek Cost. the Charges for offloading Vary With Every Trek
Travel insurance: Travel insurance Is Not included in This Package. We Recommend You to Have Travel insurance Before Opting for Such Adventures
Personal Expenses: Any Personal Expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, orders Tea Houses or Dhabas, Tips for Guides Etc) Are Not included in the Package
Emergency Expenses: Any Costs Arising Out of Unforeseen Circumstances Such as Accidents, Bad Weather, Landslides, Road Conditions and Any Other Circumstances Beyond Our Control Are Not included in the Package
Anything Not Mentioned in inclusions of the Package
Geographic Tours- Commenced & established in the year of 1999 by young fellows of Ladakh, with a strong vision of making Ladakh amongst the top tourist hubs in every niche and corner of the world. We, at Geographic Tours, believe in the contentment of the travelers and take care of their traveling desires too. Along with the travelling, we tend to take precautions to keep the nature clean and green thus following the Swach Bharat Abhiyaan mission.
The Sham Valley Trek is an unmissable expedition for anyone without previous trekking experience and wanting to get started or for families wanting to enjoy the valley knowing that everyone will be able to make it. The landscapes will take your breath away, and the experience of meeting local villagers and sharing their home for the night will be unforgettable.
Despite being called “baby trek”, it would be a mistake to underestimate the preparation needed for the Sham Valley Trek. Because of the altitude and the physical effort required, make sure that you prepare accordingly ahead of your expedition and be careful with your water intake during the trek. If any sign of altitude sickness appears, mention it directly to your guide or to someone at your homestay. The trek will take you over 3000m of altitude, so also check if your insurance covers this kind of expedition.