This trek is very ideal for the novice and less experienced, as it is much easier than the rest of the treks in Ladakh. That is the reason why Sham trek is tagged as Baby trek among the tourist because it is a milder trek, which is a very convenient trek for people of all age. Sham trek passes through many villages and monasteries deep in mountainous regions giving more chance to interact and observe the locals lifestyle of Ladakhi villages.
You also have the option of staying in a local house during this trek as it traverses through some houses; specially appointed for village Homestay.
Duration : 5 days
Best Time : June to October
Highest Point :Tsermangchan La (3750m)
Highlight : People, Village, Wildlife and High Passes.
Physical Challenge: Easy
Day 01 :- Arrive Delhi from Home: On arrival met by representative and assistance at International Airport. Transfer to hotel in New Delhi.
Day 02 :- Delhi-Leh: Transfer to Domestic Airport to connect flight to Leh. Meeting and assistance on arrival at Leh Airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free for acclimatization.
Day 03 :- Introductory / acclimatization sightseeing of Shey, Thiksey and Hemis monasteries. Overnight hotel at Leh.
Day 04 :- Timosgam – Hemis Shukpachan. The trek to Hemis Shukpachan crosses over two passes – Rongtill – La (4000 mts.) and Maptak – La (3800 mts.) Hemis Shukpachan is a large village to be visited. Trek times: 05 hrs.
Day 05 :- Hemis Shukpachan – Yangthang. An easy walk which crosses over a pass Tsermangchan La 4600 mts. Overnight camp at Yangthang near the stream. Trek times: 04 hrs.
Day 06 :- Yangthang. Today is a rest day or visits the Rizong Gompa the most peaceful and hidden among the hills. Trek time with visit to Gompa 06 hrs.
Day 07 :- Yangthang – Likir. Easy walk to Likir village, cross a pass Chagatse – La (4200 mts.) Liker is a big village with a large Monastery belonging to the yellow sect. Overnight at Liker . Trek times: 04 hrs.
Day 08 :- Likir – Rafta. A long dry walk today, Rafta is a small place with only three families. Trek times: 07 hrs.
Day 09 :- Rafta – Umla. We cross pa pass Mandang – La (4100 mts.) and descend to Umla, a nice camping place. Trek times: 04 hrs.
Day 10 :- Umla – Taroo. An easy walk up to Taroo village, we also cross a small pass. Taroo is a big village of 60 families. Overnight in camps at Taroo village.
Day 11 :- Taroo – Phyang . An easy walk to Phyang village. Phyang is considered one of the important Monastery in Ladakh. From Phyang drive to Leh. Trek times: 05 hrs. Overnight in hotel in Leh.
Day 12 :- Leh: Day at leisure in Leh. Overnight in hotel.
Day 13 :- Leh-Delhi: Transfer to Airport to connect flight to Delhi. Meeting and assistance on arrival at Delhi Airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 14 :- Delhi-Home: On time departure transfer to International airport. Fly Home.