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
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.
The backpack should not exceed 10kgs.
Must Read about Sham Valley Trek
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