On this trek there are several villages among the richest
in Ladakh. This trekking is known as Sham valley or Apricot
valley trek. Arrive
at Likir monastery, where the track to Likir monastery
meats in between Saspol Bazgo, it is hardly an hour
walk from the road.
Day 01: Leh - Likir (2 Hrs. drive) Yangtang
(4/5 Hrs Trek)
Drive from Leh to Likir by Jeeps. Visit the monastery.
After visiting the monastery proceed to Likir village
and leaving behind the last houses enter in an
arid terrain, start ascending towards a small pass PobeLa,
arrive at Sumdo village cross the river and leaving Sumdo
on the right side, continue in the valley for about an
hour and finally reach at the summit of the CharastseLa.
It is only half an hour to Yangtang from Charatse la summit.
If you have little more time and interested to see monastery
then visit Ridzong monastery which 2 ½ Hrs. trekking.
Dinner and overnight at Tents.
Day 02: Yangtang
Ang 4 Hrs Trek
Proceed to Wulle valley, very close 15 minutes only,
then ascent for one hour to SermanchanLa and then descent
towards Hemis Shukpachen a big village. Here Cedar is
found in plenty, hence the name of the village. There
is a beautiful gompa. After crossing the village, there
is flat land, then steep descent, follow right side climb
a steep slope to the summit of the Meptekla. It is 2 Hrs.
hike from Hemis Shukpachen. Descent for half an hour and
you are in Ang village. Camp near the river. A path leads
to north towards Shyok valley. Dinner and overnight at
Day 03: Ang Khalse (5 Hrs Trek) Leh 3 ½ Hrs
From Ang we will proceed to Tingmogang village. It
is richest valley in Ladakh. Apricots, Apples, Nuts are
in plenty, houses are beautiful. A motorable road links
Tingmogang with Nurla. Now to Tea village, with beautiful
gompa, path through fields and houses. Above Tea is a
monastery Katza. Climb Bongbogla about one hour from Tingsmogang.
From here descending a long gentle slope, arrive at barren
landscape then to the National Highway and one hour to
Khaltse. From Khaltse 3 ½ Hrs. drive will take us to Leh.