Most enjoyable trek I ever visited few days back. People call this valley as Apricot valley because of it has plenty of Apricot flowers to blosom which...
If you are a nature lover, then you should really visit this place. It's incredible landscape attracts the visitors. Though the trek is not so difficul...
Perhaps the easiest and most enjoyable trek around Lek is the Sham Valley one, which gives out the traditional aroma of the Ladakh village life from the villages you come across on the way. There is no way one could be left untouched by the dream land that was transformed thanks to the stream that is watering the lands and bringing prosperity and wild natural beauty.
The main Ladakhi monasteries are lying in the remains of the ancient Kingdom of Shan, while there are many astonishing sites around to visit, like alchi, Lamayuru, Phyang, Spituk, Hemis, Thikse and Shey, which are all reachable via the road. Finally, Likir, Ridzong and Temisgang follow you when trekking through the beautiful Ladakh trek route.
You wont find any serious hardship while trekking through the paths and you wont ascend more than 4,500. You will come across many villages and familiarize yourself with the locals who have kept their customs and ways untouched by time. You can stay at local houses that are appointed for village Home stay and a camera is a necessary addition to your backpack, since both views and people are a beautiful sight to capture.
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Rated : 4.0
Most enjoyable trek I ever visited few days back. People call this valley as Apricot valley because of it has plenty of Apricot flowers to blosom which enhances the beauty of that place. Apricot valley bordered with snow capped mountains is a view to die for. I recommend this this trek to everyone.
Rated : 4.0
If you are a nature lover, then you should really visit this place. It's incredible landscape attracts the visitors. Though the trek is not so difficult but the trip is worth the money as it takes to a whole new world of peace!
Rated : 5.0
The Sham Valley Trek was one of the most enjoyable treks I have undertaken in the last few years, and all the credit goes to Thrillophilia. The booking experience was extremely smooth and I would highly recommend this company for all your travels in the valley.
Rated : 4.0
Land of passes-ladakh, the place is blessed with a dynamic topography that comprises of hilly terrain and green grasslands.Trekking in ladakh offers panaromic view, And thats the best part of it. It was the same for this trek also. The beautiful view and the snow capped mountains are just amazing.
Rated : 4.0
When I went there for few days for trekking, i started my journey from Likir to Tsermang Chen La .I think July and August are the best month for trekking here because the Manali to Leh and Srinagar Leh highways opens for private vehicles .
Rated : 3.0
I enjoyed the Ladakhi food there and the amazing lifestyles of villagers. If you want a short break from your daily routine ,then it is the best place for hangout with your friends.
Rated : 3.0
One of the beautiful treks in Ladakh is sham valley trek . This trek is also known as Baby trek just because of the lower altitude. What i really enjoyed was the monastries of Likir, Alchi and palace of Temisgam
Rated : 3.0
Trekking in Ladakh region is the best for the beginners as it is a low altitude plateu type region but it has also steep mountain peaks ,which will provide you breakneck trekking experience also. Overall, i would say, one will surely fall in love with the valley's beauty.
Rated : 4.0
During the trekking I visited flora and fauna which was full of exotic animals and plants,I think it is unique flavour of this place.
Rated : 4.0
Wow! What a great place for trekking in Apricot valley, which is located at a very short distance for Likir towards khaltsey village .During this trekking i saw ,'Thiksey Gompa' which is said to be one of the finest structures in Ladakh
Sham Valley Trek starts from the gorgeous hamlet called Likir. Starting at the edge of this tiny hamlet, the trek heads downstream, and then back up the hill as you turn right and leave the village. The journey continues uphill and you will cover an altitude of nearly 3500 meters during this trek. The trek itself is quite easy and the path is clear. Occasionally, you will also notice the trekking path veers quite close to the main road. The trip will end when you reach the Hemis Shukpachan area. This region is located at a staggering height of 3700 m above the sea level and offers some of the most stunning views of the valley.
The starting point of the trek is Likir village, which is located in the Leh region. To reach Leh, you can either take a flight to the airport, or take a road trip from Manali. By air, the main airport in the city is the Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, and it is very well connected with Delhi and some of the major cities in the country. If you want to travel by road, Leh is connected to the rest of the country via two highways – NH 1D or Srinagar-Leh Highway and Manali-Leh Highway. The former passes through Kargil and the Zoji-La pass, whereas the latter goes through Rohtang Pass and Tanglang la. To reach from Leh to Likir, the standard way is to simply hire a taxi. It will cost you somewhere around INR 2000 per person, and the entire journey will take nearly 2 hours. Make sure you leave Leh early so that you can reach Likir just in time to start your trek before sunset.
To cover the entirety of Sham Valley trek, you will need just 4 days, if you are talking a one-way trek. A round trip will be at least 5 days, because you will need one day to return to Leh.
The trek starts at a height of 200 meter above the sea level and ends at a height of 3700 meter. Therefore, the total height of the trek is nearly 3500 meters.
No, Sham Valley Trekking is one of the easiest treks you can undertake in the Leh Ladakh valley. The paths are straight and clear, and you will even come close to the road sometimes. The entire trek is quite smooth, with no rough terrains or hard climbs. The trail is rated easy to moderate and there is no danger involved at all. In fact, some people even call the Sham Valley trek a baby trek because of how easy it is. You will encounter some beautiful villages, easily crossable mountain passes, barley fields, and lovely streams. The walks are extremely pleasurable, and offer some of the most stunning views of the valley.
If you happen to visit Sham Valley during the summer season, that is, between may and middle of October, you will encounter extremely pleasant weather conditions. The temperatures during this time range between 20 degrees and 30 degrees. It is ideal to visit the valley between July and August because this is the only time when the Manali Leh and Srinagar Leh Highways are open.
Yes, you can absolutely do Sham Valley trekking solo if you have previous experience with trekking and know the region well. The area is not dangerous in any way and the trek itself is quite easy, so anyone with some prior knowledge of the terrain and weather can undertake this trek quite easily on their own. However, if you do not have experience trekking in Leh Ladakh or if this is your first-time trekking, it is recommended to go with a group.
The Sham Valley Trek cost should not be more than INR 15k per person. However, this is largely dependent on your travel arrangements, accommodation options, how long your trip is, and what you plan to eat. If you want to hire a car for the trip from Manali to Leh, that will of course increase the cost of the trek. Additionally, if you want to stay in high-end hotels and are particular about your meals, it will also make the trip more expensive.
Since you will be ascending during the trek, it is recommended to not carry a backpack of more than 12 kg during the journey.
Depending on when you are undertaking the Sham Valley Trek temperature in the summer can vary between 9-10 degrees at night and 20-30 degrees during the day. During winters, the temperature at night can be as low as 5 degrees and in the day, it is around 10 degrees.
The best time to Trek to Sham valley is between July and August. This is because not only is the weather quite pleasant during these months, the various highways and passes in the region are also accessible during these months.
Sham Valley trekking is considered to be easy to moderate as far as difficulty level is concerned. Some people even call the trek a baby trek because of how easy it is.
Here are the most important things you should carry when going on Sham Valley Trek: Duffel bag Sleeping bag Daypack Lip balm Wind jacket Sunglasses Gloves Trekking boots Water bottle Sneakers Flashlight with batteries Cotton socks Energy bars Cotton shirts, trousers Swiss army knife Raincoat Thermal clothes Money pouch Medicines Trekking pants
Yes, Sham Valley is extremely safe for trekking. People go for trekking here every year and this region is completely safe.
Yes, this is an easy to moderate trek. The terrain is not rough, the paths are clear and straight, and there are no difficult passes or mountains to cross. Beginners can easily complete this trek without any problems.
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