Sham Valley Trekking
At Sham Valley in Ladakh, the trekkers can find a short trek of three to four days of walking to reach beyond the 13,100 ft/4000 m. this route can best fit for the beginners and for the ones who have shorter period of time for maximum adventurous benefits. The trekking routes of Sham Valley will cover the distances through some beautiful villages like Hemis Shukpachan which is located amidst the rich forest of Cedar trees. The entire route traverses north of the road between Leh and Kargil and at the end of the trek near Khaltse, it is very rewarding to have a look at the Lamayuru Monastery and then head back to Leh.
The Sham Valley trek is considered among the easiest treks around Leh as the trekkers can come across tremendous villages to find an insight into the Ladakh village life. The trekkers can notice the stream of chilly water of the river to lead to the oasis amidst the barren wilderness. Through the sham valley and the ancient kingdom of Sham, the trekkers can discover the main Ladakhi monasteries and the wonderful sites surrounding them: Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, Spituk, Phyang, Lamayuru and Alchi are all accessible by road, and Temisgang, Ridzong and Likir line the trekking in Ladakh route.
The paths are of moderate difficulty that does not rise above 4500m to find the typical rural glimpses lying gallantly amidst the grand villages to catch the Tibetan customs and rituals. Carrying a camera will be equally beneficial to make the trekking tour as the photography trip as well to shoot the landscape as well as the rural people of Ladakh. The trekkers can also have an opportunity of staying in a local house during this trek as it traverses through some houses; specially appointed for village home stay for a wonderful Sham Valley Trekking pleasure.