Overview

Perhaps the easiest and most enjoyable trek around Leh is the Sham Valley. 
This is a comparatively easy trek due to lower altitude and less walking hours , suitable for beginners looking for an off-the road walking and village experience in Ladakh. 
Known as Sham valley or Apricot valley trek, the trail traverses through villages where the people have kept alive the Ladakhi customs and way of life and visits some of the famous monasteries. 
This is the only trek that can be done throughout the year, as there are no high passes

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9 Nights 10 Days Available on request
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • 1 Nights: Stay in Delhi Hotel, incl. CP (Breakfast)
  • 2 Nights: Stay in Leh Hotel, incl. CP (Breakfast)
  • 1 Night: Stay in lLikir Guesthouse, incl. AP (All meals)
  • 1 Night: Stay in Lamayuru Hotel, incl. AP (All meals)
  • 4 Nights: Stay in full service camping. incl. AP (All meals)
  • All transfers by exclusive car as per travel plan
  • English Speaking guide for the trek
  • Cook, Support Staff & Pony/Donkey
  • All camping equipment: 2 pax / per tent, incl. mattresses, Kitchen tent, Dinning tent
  • All Cooking Utensils, Cooking fuel, food
  • All Camping fees, Wildlife fees, Monument fees
  • All Ground transfers in 1 Innova/Scorpio ( staff and equipment in separate car)
  • First‐Aid Kit, Oxygen Cylinder for emergency use

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any accommodation not mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Any meals not specifically mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Any guide charges not specifically mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Any activities not specifically mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Monument entry fees, permits for visiting restricted areas not specifically mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Personal expenses: Tips/Gratuities, Laundry, Communication (phone, internet, mail), beverages, portage
  • Travel Insurance and Medical expenses
  • Flight : Delhi-Leh-Delhi
Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Delhi

  • Transfer to Hotel
  • Rest and relax
  • Overnight at Delhi

Day 2 – Delhi-Leh(3,500 m)

  • Transfer to Leh by Air
  • Rest at hotel to Acclimatise
  • Afternoon local sightseeing in Leh - Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa
  • Overnight at Leh

Day 3 – Leh-Likir (3,650 m)

  • Transfer to Liki Drive to Likir Village the starting point of the trek. On the way visit Basgo and Alchi.
  • Overnight at Likir

Day 4 – Likir to Yangthang across Phobe La (3,630m) - 5 hrs walk

  • The short distance to Yangthang is dry and without any shade traversing two passes -Phobe La (3580m) and Chagatse La (3630m) to the village of Yangthang (3630m).
  • Overnight at Camp

Day 5 – Yangthang to Ridzong Gompa and back to Yangthang - 5 hrs walk

  • Excursion to Ridzong Gompa.
  • Overnight at Camp

Day 6 – Yangthang to Hemis Shukpachen across Tsermangchen La ( 3,750m) - 5 hrs walk

  • Easy walk, cross Tsermangchen La, and descend to Hemis Shukhpachen.
  • Overnight at Camp

Day 7 – Hemis Shukpachen to Ang across Mebtak La (3,750m) - 3 hrs walk

  • Easy walk , cross Mebtak-laand descend to Ang.
  • Overnight at Camp

Day 8 – Ang to Temisgam and Nurla - 3 hrs walk

  • On the last day a very easy downhill trek all the way on to the main road to Temisgam.
  • Transfer to Lamayuru
  • Overnight at Lamayuru

Day 9 – Lamayuru-Leh

  • Explore Lamayuru
  • Transfer to Leh
  • Overnight at Leh

Day 10 – Leh - Delhi

  • Check-out from Hotel after breakfast
  • Transfer to Airport
  • Transfer to Delhi by Air
Route Map