About Sham Trek
Around 125 kms. west of Leh, on a spectacularly beautiful road, lies the earliest surviving monastery of Ladakh, known as Yung-drung or the Swastika. The Gonpa is remarkably built on sand stone and dates to the 11th Century. The monastery has a remarkable history and the surrounding area presents an interesting topography that is spread with yellow loess formation. The Alchi monastery lies 69 kms. west of Leh, the most famous and largest of all the Gonpa built by Rinchen Zangpo in 11th Century. The monastery houses some of the best murals and frescoes representing the Kashmiri style of Buddhist iconography. Each monastery in Ladakh is distinct in itself and for those who wish to experience the uniqueness of Ladakhi monasteries this is an ideal opportunity.
SERVICES WE OFFER
What’s included in the price:
Transportation both ways (to the starting point and coming back from the finishing point by Jeep)
And inner line permission where ever it’s needed.
Our cooks are careful to prepare your meals with your enjoyment in mind. Typically these plentiful meals will be primarily vegetarian in nature with some meat or protein in the form of canned fish or tofu. This is typical of the Ladakhi diet in general.
Our cooks are encouraged to use hand sanitizers such as alcohol based gels prior to food preparation. You are encouraged to do the same. Dishes are typically stainless steel bowls and pans and are cleaned after meals with scrub pads and soap.
Our staff will provide rehydrating liquids in large quantities throughout your trek. Take advantage of tea, coffee, juice boxes and water whenever you can. At altitude it is typical not to feel much hunger or thirst. Make sure you stay adequately fed and drink plenty of fluids, both at meals and along the trail. During the summer, heat can be a real factor requiring significant intake of liquids while you trek. Carry 2 liters of water with you.
Porridge, Cornflakes, Muesli, Bread, Apricot Jam, Honey, Butter, Peanut Butter, Cheese, Pan-Cake, Omelet, Tea and Coffee.
(You will have Pack-Lunch while trekking) Sandwiches, Boiled Eggs, Boiled Potatoes, Fruit Juice, Energy Bars/Chocolate Bars, Biscuits, and Peanut Candies. Tea Time :
You will have Instant Noodles Tea & Coffee with Biscuits, Snacks, and Cookies when you end the days trek.
Soup, Rice, Curry (Veg. Mushroom, Paneer, & Dal) Noodles (Thukpa & Chowmien) Veg Momos, Tuna Momos, Spring Rolls, and for Deserts Custards, and Fruits
Please Note: All of the above items are served different on different days, and the items are subjected to the availability in the market.
Drinking Water : Being a local and an Eco friendly organization we encourage you to kindly use boiled water instead of plastic bottled mineral water coz that will help us to keep the trekking routes/environment clean For the first day we will provide two liters of pressure boiled water, and from 1st evening of the trek our staff will supply boiled water, the source would be either glacier or Spring and the supply will continue till the end of the trek.
Day to Day Program
Sham Valley Trek
Day 1: Delhi-Leh, rest in the morning, free visit of the city in the afternoon
Day 2: Leh-Likir by car, visit monastery Likir (2 hours walk)
Day 3: Likir-Yangtang by pass of Charatse La 3800m (4h30)
Day 4: Yangtang – Rizong -Yangtang with visit monastery Rizong
Day 5: Yangtang – Himis Shukpachen (4h)
Day 6: Himis Shukpachen -Tingsmogang by pass Mektep La 3800m and village Ang (5h)
Day 7: Tingsmogang – Skindan (5h)
Day 8: Skindan – Khaltse (2h walk) Khaltse – Leh by car with visit to Alchi Monastery
For detailed itinerary with cost and to book the trek please contact us at: