The Sham Valley trek—also known as the “Baby Trek”—is a short 3-day trek perfect for beginners, or those hoping to do a bit of warm up before a more strenuous adventure. Don’t let the name deter you; though one of the easier treks in Ladakh, the Sham Valley trek is tiring at times due to the altitude, and you’ll certainly break a sweat. A basic level of fitness is still required, but we highly recommend it for anyone looking for a short or beginner trek in Ladakh.
In the morning, fly from Delhi to Leh. On coming at Ladakh, meet our representative. Check-in to the
pre-booked hotel. Take rest & be acclimatized. Explore the attractive local market of Leh in the evening.Overnight remain in the hotel.
Day 02, Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Hemis:
Today, we shall go on a sightseeing tour of some important monasteries in the area. We will be visiting
Shey Gompa, which was once the seasonal capital of Ladakh kings; Thiksey Gompa, which is said to be
one of the most attractive structures in Ladakh & the famous Hemis Monastery belonging to Drukpa
Order. Overnight remain at the guest house.
Day 03, Leh - Likir - Yangthang across Phobe La:
After having breakfast, we will transact to Likir, which is 58 kilometers away. It’s the start point of our
trek. We will trek today to veil a less distance. We will pass via 2 passes: Phobe La (3580 meters) &
Chagatse La (3630 meters). The best village of Yangthang is across the Chagatse pass. We shall camp at
Yangthang for the night-time next to a clause.
Day 04, Yangthang - Hemis Shukpachan across Tsermangchan La:
Our trek for today will be stress-free, despite the fact that it involves ascend up to a pass. Both ascent &
descent will be on gentle slopes. We will trek to the north, dipping down a bit and then crossing a
stream ascending west to Tsermangchan La (3750 meters). We will ascend down to Hemis Shukpachan
after crossing the pass. There are several streams bordered by shady willows & large barley fields.
Day 05, Hemis Shukpachan - Ang across Mebtak La :
A fairly easy daytime trekking day as well. We will trek upward between 2 hillocks in the west of the
village situated upwards until it heads south & ascends up to Mebtak La (3750 meters). This valley is
marked by prayer flags. We will proceed further down the gorge to Ang from the pass. Ang is a lovely
village with apricot orchards. We will camp at Ang for the overnight stay.
Day 06, Ang -Temisgam and Nurla:
On the last day of the trek, we will again go for an easy trek downhill all the way on the main road.
There would be a taxi waiting at Temisgam. This taxi will take us to Leh.