Sham valley Tour
Sham valley Tour
Sham Valley, also known as the “Apricot valley”, is one of the popular destinations recommend to everyone visiting Ladakh. It is home to some of the remotest villages in Ladakh. Unlike Nubra and Pangong, exploring the beauty of Sham Valley does not need days or a lot of time. As a matter of fact, traveling to Leh by road via Srinagar Leh Highway most of the tourist attractions are covered without going too far from highway. However if you reached Leh by flight or you are traveling from Manali to Ladakh, then you must dedicate one day in your travel plan for a day drive to Sham valley…
Popular Sham Valley Tour Packages
Essence Of Kashmir & Ladakh
Destinations Covered: Srinagar – Mughal Gardens – Sonmarg – Zojila Pass – Drass – Kargil – Namikila – Fotula – Sham Valley–Leh – Shanti Stupa – Thiksey – Stok Palace
Ladakh Lakes Tour
Destinations Covered: Leh market| Shanti Stupa| Sham Valley| Nubra Valley| Khardungla| Yarab Tso| Pangong Lake| Tsomoriri| Tsokar.
Manali Ladakh Tour
Destinations Covered: Manali – Hadimba Temple – Club House - Rohtang Pass - Keylong – Jispa – Sarchu – Moori Plains – Leh –Indus Valley –Nubra - Diskit - Hunder – Pangong – Sham Valley
More about Sham Valley
The actual Sham valley is a little ahead of the village of Likir, towards Khaltse. The villages of Suspool and Hemis Shukpachan are right in the center of the valley. The village of Hemis is well connected by road whereas the road towards Suspool ends a little before the village from you will have to trek towards the valley. Unfortunately, most of the villages in Sham valley are not connected by motorable road and trekking is required if you truly want to enjoy the beauty of the valley. The trek starts from Likir and ends at the village of Hemis Shukpachan from where you will trek back to Srinagar Leh highway, ending the trek at Nurla or Khaltse.
Sham Valley is more famous as a trekking destination. It is a relatively easier trek considered best for a beginner. It is easy, enjoyable and you get to experience the local Ladakhi life up close as you pass through some of the remotest villages.
Best time to visit Sham Valley
An ideal time to visit Sham valley would be anywhere between May till October when both the highways leading to Ladakh are open for civilian traffic.