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Ladakh Sham Valley Trek

Phyang - Lamayuru

Get Acclimatized before in high altitude environment with dew days stay in Leh

DAY 01 : In Leh
Visit of the high Indus valley monasteries. Shey houses the old summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. Its gompa shelters an amazing Buddha, 12m high. The picturesque Thikse monastery is perched on top of the hill overhanging the Indus. The Hemis gompa is one of the largest in Ladakh.

DAY 02 : Leh - Phyang (3600m) by Jeep / Bus (1hr ) and walk towards Taru (3700m in 3 hrs ).
We visit the Phyang monastery and continue onwards with a pleasant walk. A short day necessary for our acclimatization.

DAY 03 : Taru - Taru La (4200m) - Nyemo (3700m in 5 hrs ).
The trail climbs steeply towards the first pass of the trek, and descends to the Nyemo village.

DAY 04 : Nyemo - Nie (3800m) in 5hrs.
The route traverses Basgo, dominated by impressive ruined fortresses. A quite stricking succession of shortens, sanctuaries and a palace line the path.

DAY 05 : Nie - Likir (3600m in 4 hrs 30 minutes).
We enter an arid and bare landscape. Visit of the Likir monastery, one of the oldest in Ladakh.

DAY 06 : Likir - Yangthang (3600m in 5 hrs).
The route goes through two low passes, the Phobe La (3700m) and the Charatse La (3800m), opening to beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.

DAY 07 : Yangthang - Hemis Shukpachan (3600m in 5 hrs ).
En route, visit of the Ridzong monastery, which is set in stunning surroundings and hidden amongst the hills. After a tiny pass, we descend towards Hemis Shukpachan.

DAY 08 : Hemis Shukpachan - Temisgang (3700m in 5hrs ).
This part of the trail has been carved out from the ochre rocks into a balcony. We climb towards two passes at 4000m and arrive at Ang. Then on to Temisgang, ancient capital of the Sham Kingdom , and its monastery.

DAY 09 : Temisgang - Lamayuru - Leh by Jeep / bus.
Morning drive back to Leh, en route, visit of the Lamayuru and Alchi monasteries. Overnight stay at Leh.

Day 10 : Leh - Onward destination
Morning check out of Hotel to board flight for Delhi ( or you have the option of staying back for few more days )
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