Likir to Temisgoan La: Introduction
The Sham Trek through Ladakh's villages
Ladakh in the far north-west of India is a stunning high-altitude mountainous desert. Villages seem like oases, monasteries on commanding positions overlook the fertile fields. Despite the harshness of nature, the area features a rich cultural heritage, and more importantly, stunning people which make it an even bigger pleasure to travel there.
After two days in Leh I
feel acclimatized enough to do a short 3-day trek on my own.
From the second pass I look into the valley of Yangtang, where a large area is covered by bright green barley
fields. At the bottom lies the village of a dozen whitewashed houses where
it's possible to stay in a simple guesthouse.
After spending a night in a guesthouse, I take the daily bus to Leh, just in time to attend the famous Hemis festival.
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