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SHAM VALLEY REK

 ITINERARY   


Day 01: Arrival in Leh. Kushok Bakula airport. 

From airport to be received by our representative and transferred to the Hotel. Check in to the hotel for a complete day of rest for acclimatization wherein welcome tea and coffee will be served. Lunch will be served at 02:00pm. After lunch visit Leh Market, Leh Palace, and Shanti Stupa. Overnight at Leh in Hotel/Guest house.


Day 02: A Full-day sightseeing to the Monasteries of Indus valley (104 Kms / 5-6 hrs)

After breakfast drive to visit the 16thcentury Shey Palace shrine room, 14th century Thiksay, 17thcentury Hemis monasteries. Packed or Hot Lunch will be provided. Return to Leh in the evening. Overnight at Leh in Hotel/Guest house.


Day 03: Day trip to Pangong Lake (280 Kms / 10-11 Hrs)

After an early breakfast leave for Pangong Lake (14,500 ft), through Changla-Pass (17,350 ft.), it is the third highest motorable road in the world. Around 12:00 hrs. Arrive Pangong, the Highest Salt Water Lake in the World, shared by two countries India & China. Packed or Hot Lunch will be provided. Enjoy the beauty of the lake on the banks of Pangong while appreciating the changing colors and fascinating high altitude of the Lake. Drive back to Leh by the same route.Overnight at Leh in Hotel/Guest house.


Day 04: Drive to Leh – Lamayuur village of Sham valley. (68 km from Leh).

After breakfast leave to Alchi village of sham valley. (68 km from Leh). Enroute visit Magnetic Hill, confluence of Indus & Zanskar River and liker monastery, 11th century Alchi monastery “ The living heritage of India and visit Lamayuru monastery. Overnight at Lamayuru. 


Day 05: Trek from Lamayuru to Wanla village.(3250m / 2 -3 hrs trek)

We will leave Leh by taxi in the morning for Lamayuru, following the Indus River through Sham Valley. After visiting Lamayuru monastery, we will pack our backpacks and set off for our first day's adventure. We will follow a stream for a time, and gradually climb up to the pass of Prinkti La (3750m). We will later pass through the small village of Shilla (3700 m) before reaching our campsite at Wanla (3250m), where we will spend the afternoon either relaxing in the sun or visiting the monastery.


Day 06: Trek from Wanla to Hinju village.( 3720m / 4-5 hrs trek)

Following a dusty road we will reach the small village of Phenjilla (3410 m) and the scattered village of Ursi. We will then walk through a narrow gorge until we reach a traditional Rangthak (flour mill) at the far end of the village The trail will then cut through the village of Hinju (3720 m), roughly 2 km below our campsite in a yak herder’s encampment.


Day 07: Trek from Hinju - Sumda Doksa . (4430m / 5-6 hrs trek)

From the encampment, we will continue along the trail and ascend the ridge below Kongskil La (4950m). If lucky, we will get glimpses of some wild lives. We will then climb gradually until we reach Kongskil La, where we will be surrounded by dizzying views of the Karakoram and Stok ranges. The descent down the trail is quite steep, with loose moraine causing the difficulty - so be careful! The trail then follows the left side of valley floor, passing a yak herders’ hut (4500m), before we reach our campsite. This valley is occupied mainly by the villagers of Sumda Chenmo.


Day 08: Trek from Sumda Doksa to Dung Dung Chan la base.( 4430m / 4-5 hrs trek)

After a short walk and a few river crossings, we will reach the village of Sumda Chenmo. From there we head towards the true left side of the valley, which provides as beautiful view of the village, with its lush greenery. Further on, the trail cuts through the valley’s wild rose bushes and leads us to another river crossing (this stream originates from the high snow-capped peaks of Photoksar (5685m). Before making a steep, challenging ascent over Lanak, we will see Edelweiss and some of the other rare wild flowers of Ladakh. From the campsite, there is a splendid view of Konskila.


Day 09: Trek from Dung Dung Chan La base – Chilling village. (3550m / 4- 5 hrs)

We will begin the day with a straightforward climb to Dungdung Chan La (4820m), which offers views of the beautiful vistas of the Stok Range in the east, and the Zanskar Range in the south. From the pass, the trail gradually descends down a ridge toward the valley, continually tapering before reaching the village of Chilling. Chilling is the only village in Ladakh that has provided metal works such as copper, bronze, tin, silver and iron to the Leh market through the centuries. From Chilling Jeep will take you back to Leh. Overnight at Leh in Hotel / Guest house. 


Day 10: Departure.

After early morning breakfast transfer to the airport and fly back to Delhi with memorable tour of Ladakh



Descriptions

Lamayuru to chilling trek is moderate trek. The Route passes through beautiful remote villages of Sham valley and can have chance to spot wildlife in this route. The passes offer a great view of the Zanskar ranges. The Trek ends at Chilling village, one of the remote villages of Sham valley. The village is famous for traditional Blacksmith which they have been doing since ancient time.


  • ROUTE: Sham valley


  • DURATION: 09 Nights, 10 Days


  • ON TREK DURATION: 4 Nights, 5 Days


  • GRADE: Moderate


  • SEASON: June to September


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