Welcome to Sham

Yangthang is the smallest village, with a timeless traditional core. Hemis Shukpachan is 10km west of Yangthang, clustered around a modern golden Buddha. Around 500m down the lane descending south to Hemischu, the Laga Rapsal Homestay has a one-room 'museum' (entry by donation) that's worth a look. The town gets its name from its grove of ancient shukpa (juniper) trees.

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Leh-Ladakh Tour 5N6D

Itinerary Day 1 Arrival in Leh :Early Morning arrived at the Leh Airport, Our Represented Pick-up from the airport and Transfer to the Hotel. Overnight stay in Leh.Day 2 Leh Local Sightseeing towards Sham Valley :After the breakfast we will departure to towards the Sham Valley and Visit some of the famous destination in Ladakh. Enroute we will visit Hall of Fame, Spituk Monastery, Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill, Sangam Point, Likir Monastery & Alchi Monastery, And then back to Leh. Overnight stay in Leh.Day 3 Leh to Nubra Valley :After an early breakfast we depart for Nubra valley crossing the Khardung-La pass, the highest motorable road in the world at 5359m around 39kms from Leh. Reach Hundar village in Nubra valley and check in the guest house. After lunch and relaxing for some time, we move out to take a tour of Nubra valley visiting Diskit gompa, double humped camel ride and Hundar village. O/n in the guest house.Diskit MonasteryHundarNubra ValleyDay 4 Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake :After breakfast we travel by road via the Shayok River or across Wari-la (a high mountain pass), towards Pangong Lake in the east of Ladakh, on the border with China. There are lots of chances to see wildlife on this section of your journey, so be sure to keep your eyes on the landscape. Reaching Pangong Lake in the afternoon, your first impression will be the spectacular mineral colours in the lake. By nightfall, your eyes will turn to the skies as you witness some of India’s most spectacular starscapes. There are no hotels at Pangong, but with night skies like this, camping is the best option!Day 5 Pangong Lake to Leh Via Changla Pass :After the breakfast we will drive towards the Leh City via Changla Pass. On a same day return,On a way back we will excursion towards the : Overnight stay in Leh.Thiksay MonasteryShey PalaceDruk Padma Karpo School (3-Idiots School)Sindhu GhatDay 6 Departure to Home :After the breakfast we will excursion towards the Leh Airport , So its time to departure. We hope you depart with happy and vivid memories of this enchanting, mysterious landscape and we look forward to welcoming you again in Ladakh. Why not share some of your photos and memories via our website and Facebook group/Page?