Sham Valley Trek

4 Days - 4 Nights
  • Sham Valley Trek


Sham Valley Trek The Baby Trek in Ladakh

The Sham Valley Trek has got one more name – “The Baby trek of Ladakh” and the Sham valley is also known as the “Apricot valley” because it is home to a number of blossoming Apricot flowers in winters.

The trek starts from Ladakh’s lower region and provides the opportunity to explore the villages and lifestyle. It is the easiest trek in Ladakh which is a great trek for beginners.

Explore the Remote region of Sham Valley Trek in Ladakh

Pass through the remote villages crossing small passes, gushing streams, willow and fields of barley. The natural vistas are just amazing.

Come across the lifestyle of Indo- Tibetans and know them in close proximity.  Visit   Alchi monastery, it is the most famous and largest one in Ladakh.

 Sham Valley Trek for Nature Buffs and Avid Trekkers.

You do not need prior experience to do Sham Valley trek, it is a baby trek for beginners and families which gives you an offer to roam in the remote region and brings you close to Ladakh history. The living area and gorgeous sights are bliss for nature buffs and avid trekkers.

Key Points of Sham Valley Trek

Level: Moderate

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10kgs.

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Duration – 4 Days (Leh to Leh)

Best Season – June to Sep

Level – Moderate

Highest point – 12,715 feet

Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Temperature – Day (20°C to 30°C) Night (0°C – 10°C)

Starting point – Leh

Short Itinerary of The Sham Valley Trek

Day 1 – Reach Leh (11,483 feet)

Day 2 – Drive from Leh to Likir (11,548 feet) and trek to Yangthang (12,073 feet) via Phobe La (11,745 feet) and Chagatse La (12,171 feet) (10 km)

Day 3 – Yangthang to Hemis Shukpachan (11,909 feet) via Tsermangchan La (12,715 feet) (10 km)

Day 4 – Hemis Shukpachan to Temisgam (10,597 feet) via Mebtak (12,467 feet) (12 km) and Drive to Leh


Day 1 : Reach Leh (11,483 feet)

Base Camp of Sham valley trek is Leh. Reaching Leh by taking road route consumes a lot of time so board a flight and directly reach there. Arrangements will be made in a hotel.


Day 2 : Drive from Leh to Likir (11,548 feet) (58 km) and trek to Yangthang (12,073 feet) via Phobe La (11,745 feet) and Chagatse La (12,171 feet) (10 km)

Post breakfast, drive to Likir village, it is the starting point of this trek. The route is short which includes crossing two passes.

The route to the west leads to Phobe La and ahead lies Sumdo village.

Steadily go upwards until you reach Chagatse La. Across the pass, Yangthang village is located, which is our destination for the day.

Setup your camps next to a stream and settle for the day.


Day 3 :Yangthang to Hemis Shukpachan (11,909 feet) via Tsermangchan La (12,715 feet) (10 km)

Today trekking gradient is moderate because approach and descent both are gentle. Descend for a bit towards the north and cross a stream before climbing to Tsermangchan La.

Halt at the pass, then get down to Hemis Shukpachan. This one of the prettiest villages and it is named after the cedar groves. There are numerous streams surrounded by barley fields and willows, which provide a greenish touch to the Rocky Mountains.


Day 4 : Hemis Shukpachan to Temisgam (10,597 feet) via Mebtak (12,467 feet) (12 km) and Drive to Leh

Post breakfast, head to Mebtak La by following the trail which ascends amidst two hillocks towards village’s west until it turns south and climbs to the pass “Mebtak La”.

The top is marked by prayer flags and offers amazing views. From the pass, get down to the gorge to Ang, it is a beautiful village with some apricot orchards.

Now, head to Temisgam’s highway and drive back to Leh.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags




Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table




Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Transport Facility

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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