Hemis Shukpachan is a small traditional village in Sham valley in Ladakh.
Hemis Shukpachan could be a close contender for the mythical Shangri-La.
Hemis Shukpachan is a beautiful traditional village far from the crowds of Ladakh. It has a few home stays where one can stay for a taste of traditional Ladakhi village life. Several treks are possible from and to Hemis Shukpachan to Lamayuru monastery via Ang village, and to Likir Monastery.
The classic off the beaten path trek from Likir Monastery to Temisgam via Yangthang, Hemis Shukpachan and Ang is known as the Sham valley trek and is a gentle, easy and comfortable 3 days trek which takes one through traditional Ladakhi villages.
Hemis Shukpachan is traditional and classic Ladakh at its best. Summers are warm, dry and sunny, the people hospitable, and the crowds non-existent.
There is also the Hemis Monastery with its similar sounding name!