This is one of the easier treks in Ladakh region. It is located in the west after the green gorges. The trek start point is located in the south of Leh. It is one of the best places to go on a trekking holiday in India. The Sham area of Ladakh is dry and comparatively hot but you can see many green patches. Local farmers grow vegetables and staples crops. The trek will give you a vivid exposure to visit some ancient monasteries. The villages are rich in rich in culture and agriculture. Indeed; it is one of the best trekking holiday destinations in India to see nice landscape and life-style of Ladakhis. Every monastery has a unique symbol. Likir monastery is founded nearly 800 years ago. This monastery was associated with the Kadampa dynasty of Tibetan Buddhism. In the 15th century, it was taken over by the newest Tibetan school, the Gelugpa (Yellow Hats) and today belong to Dalai Lama’s younger brother, Nagri Rinpoche.
You experience local Ladakhi culture and hospitality. You cross 1 snowcapped mountain and pass through green gorges in the remote area of Ladakh. You stay in comfortable hotels, home-stays & camping tents and experience delicious local cuisine, encountering amazing sceneries & wild-life.
Experienced Team Leader
Hotel or Upper Class Guest House in Leh
Restricted Area Permit from local administration
All ground transportation in Ladakh by non AC jeep
All toll and entry fee
Food (during trekking and camping)
Two men/ four men tent with mattress
Kitchen mess tent with utensils Cook & Helpers
First Aid kit
Breakfast in Leh
All meals during trek
Airport Transfer in Leh
International Flights/ Domestic flights
Insurance and medical evacuation
Tips, hard & soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone calls, anything not specified above and any item of personal nature
Personal expenses Travel insurance
Any expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as road block and flight cancellations due to natural calamities etc
Tips & Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Cost include”
Take the morning flight for Leh. Our team will lead you to the hotel and relax for the complete day. As already you are at 3,500 mtr altitudes, so it is required to acclimatize. You stay overnight at the hotel/ guest house.
Trek distance: 9 kms 4 to 5 hrs.
After breakfast, you drive to Likir Village (3650 mts) which is the starting point of our trek. It takes around one hour to reach Likir village. There is no vegetation after village Basgo (literary meaning ‘Cow Head’). This trek is a short distance trek but you don’t find any vegetation. You traverse two passes. It starts exactly downside of Likir monastery and heads in the west up to Phobe La (3580 m). That is located in Sumdo village. The trail ascends mildly upwards till you reach to Chagatse La (3630 mts). We camp near to the stream, next to Yangthang village (3630 mts). En-route you also witness the Ridzong monastery. This monastery is located at the rocky side of the valley, next to the Indus River.
Trek Distance: 8 kms. 2-3 hours
It is an easy walk, today despite the pass because both the approach and the descent are of gentle gradients. The trekking trail heads north. There is a bit descends and followed by crossing a stream, you climb to Tsermangchen La (3750 mts). Here, you reach Hemis Shukpachen. This village name denotes the grove of cedars. This village is an oasis in the cold mountains. The green pastures indicate the prosperity and barley field makes you still there for some time.
Trek Distance: 10 kms. 3-4 hours
It is again a fairly easy day and the trail leads upward to two hillocks west of the village upwards until it changes the walking direction to the south and climbs steeply up to the Mebtak La (3750 mts). You see prayer flags here. From the pass you descend the gorge to Ang. This village is known for its apricot orchards. You camp here tonight.
In the last 4 days, you trekked through a mountainous path to the lush green gorge way. Today you descend to Temisgam. It is located on Leh – Srinagar highway. We’ll drive back to Leh.
Post to morning breakfast. We drop you to Leh airport.
2 Days Tour in private car and stay in Eco Friendly camps, Nubra Valley @ USD 350.00
Sham Trek (Likir to Temisgam Trek)