While on trekking, you will know the real villages of Ladakh and their way of living.
If you are looking for trekking in western part of Leh, it would be a good choice. The trekking in Sham western part of Leh will really give pleasure and different feeling. This trek start from village called Tarchit which is 12 kms away from Lamayuru known for Yungdrung Tharpaling monastery and moonland. The place is located to the west of Leh about 115 Kms away from Leh town, takes around 2 and half hours to get there. While drivng to the starting point of trek you can visit monasteries/ castle like Basgo, Alchi (known for Gandala Art) Likir etc. This part of ladakh is known for agriculture. People grow different types of fruits and vegetables as these places are little lower in altitude as compared to other part of Leh. As far as the hardship of the trek, it falls in medium hard category. Three passes average height of 4500 mtrs are there in between. Rest view during the trek is fascinating, mostly greenery. You will really get opportunity to watch the typical village and their life style. The best period for doing this trek is between June to October.