Sham Valley is one of the easiest and most popular trekking spot around Leh. It gives a complete aura of the Ladakh village life when you come across those tiny hamlets on the way. The Sham Valley is also known as the 'apricot valley' since it is home to the apricot flower that blooms in this Valley only during winners.
Suitable for beginners and families, this trek involves some smooth walking and passing by beautiful and serene surroundings including small mountains, streams, shady willows and barley fields. Trekkers get to interact with the villagers and know about their timeless customs. One can explore the villages on the way.
The landscape offers the photographers with some natural clicks. One can take up this trek to get accustomed to the Indo Tibetan life, their cuisines, rituals, festivals and hospitality. The trek passes through Tibetan monasteries where one could stop and seek peace. The small Tibetan hamlets are enclosed within barren hillocks to keep themeselves away from the shackles of tough life.
Currency: Rupees - INR Pincode of Sham Valley: 194101 Language : Tibetan, Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Bodish, Hind Weather: Summer 7°C to 25°C Winter 0°C to 15°C