I did not go with a premeditated plan and wanted to get suggestions from locals. Stanzin suggested that i do the Sham trek, which does not require special expedition equipment and gives a good flavour of Ladakh. Sham means "West" in ladakhi language and this trek takes me through some high mountain passes and remote villages. Both me and Stanzin are passionate about wildlife and this trek gives us ample opportunities to spot wildlife. But going without any expectations is very important to enjoy the sightings.
The day before we start, i was amazed to see Stanzin take out elaborate topographical maps of the mountains to chalk out the trek route. Since sometime, map for me means "Google maps". Luckily Stanzin himself is a seasoned guide and he will guide me through the trek.