Sham Homestay Trek (5 Days)
Ladakh offers some of the most picturesque and challenging treks in India. Located in the northern part of India, about seven kilometres from the Indus River and its broad valley, Ladakh lies at altitudes ranging from about 2,750 m at Kargil to 7,672 m at Saser Kangri. Thus, summer temperatures rarely exceed about 27 degrees Celsius in the shade, while in winter they may plummet to minus 20 degrees Celsius. Surprisingly though, the thin air makes the heat of the sun even more intense than at lower altitudes.
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• Go experience Ladakh – the far-flung peaceful eastern corner of the beautiful Jammu and Kashmir
Small Group Exploration – normally no more than 2-5 travellers. Being few brings you closer to local life and flexibility to go to places less travelled; to go beyond the ordinary.
|Trip Length:||5 Day(s) 4 Night(s)|
|Tour Departure Dates:||Every day|
April to September
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Camping: If you choose to stay in tents
Child age: No special child rate, adult rate applicable for child aged 12 and above
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Accommodation: Camping in Tents or Homestays (see under “Rates” and “Type of Accommodation”)
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• Visas, travel insurance (compulsory)
- Locations Visited:
- Leh, Liker, Yangthang, Sumdo village, Rezong, Hemis Shukpachan, Temisgam, Khaltse, Lamayuru, Rizong Monastery, Alchi
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Day 1: Leh - Liker - Yangthang
Today we drive you to Liker (45 km) from Leh towards Srinagar. Upon arrival at Liker you will drop your baggage at the trekking point, to visit Liker monastery. The trek starts above the village. You will arrive in Yangthang through Sumdo village and small passes, including Phobe La (3,550m) and Charatse La (3,650m). Overnight in a campsite.
Day 2: Yangthang - Rezong - Hemis Shukpachan
After breakfast, you will proceed towards Rezong. You will descend along a stream with dense plantations of apricot and apple. After half an hour you will reach a nunnery and then a monastery, which is totally isolated and bound by mountains on all sides. After lunch you will walk toward Hemis Shukpachan through a small pass behind the monastery. Overnight at camp.
Day 3: Hemis Shukpachan - Temisgam
Today is a bit longer compared to the previous days. You will leave the village and proceed toward Temisgam via Maptek La (3,750m). You will cross a pass with great views of Ang village. From here, the trail descends into Temisgam. You will visit a ruined fort and a small monastery up on the hill at Temisgam. Overnight in a camp.
Day 4: Temisgam - Khaltse
Today you will walk down to Khaltsey via Bongbongchan La and the trek finishes at the Srinagar-Leh highway. We will drive you to Lamayuru monastery for a visit and then stay overnight in a local guesthouse.
Day 5: Lamayuru - Leh
After breakfast you visit Rizong monastery and drive back to Leh, visiting Alchi and Liker monasteries en route. The tour ends in Leh. Upon arrival proceed to the next destination or continue with the on going treks.
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