Ladakh (Trekking-Sham Valley) Day 1

After a good rest the night before, I woke up feeling much better. Most importantly, the feeling of nauseous is gone, probably cos’ I had vomited everything out. We had a simple breakfast at the rooftop of the guesthouse before we started our 3-day trekking.

We passed by this Magnetic Hill on the way to Likir Village. It was said that the layout of the area and surrounding slopes creates an optical illusion that the downhill road is actually an uphill road, and so the cars on the hill may appear to roll “uphill” in defiance of gravity when they are, in fact, rolling downhill.

Along the way, we made a stop to take some pictures  of the confluence of Zanskar river and Indus river.

Finally, we reached Likir Village and started our trek at about 11am. As we were heading west up to Phobe La, we also passed by Tarutse Village. The sceneries were so awesome that I couldn’t keep my eyes off them 🙂

There were some Stupas and guesthouses along the way too.

The trek was easy but totally no shades. Some of us started taking out their umbrellas.

After about an hour of trek, we took a break while taking pictures of the colourful prayer flags and admiring the Sham Valley.

Finally, we had our lunch break at about 2pm under the shades, near a small stream. In fact, we were already enjoying our lunch box along the way 🙂 We continued our trek after an hour of rest, steadily up towards Chagatse La.

Soon, we reached the Yangthang Village. We saw signages on homestays indicating our destination is near.

We reached our campsite at about 5pm, and were happy that our tents were already nicely setup. I super loved the row of trees in front of our campsite that created some shades for us. Dinner was served at 7pm in a tent just nice to squeeze 15 of us. The food tasted super delicious, probably cos after a day of trek. We spent our night star gazing before we called it a day.

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