Approachable by car or by bus, Shara lies approximately 65 km up the Indus from Leh to the south-east. The 1.5-hour car journey follows one of the most exciting and picturesque roads in the greater surroundings of Leh. Especially once having passed the village of Karu – where you have the opportunity to have lunch and refresh yourself with a cup of tea or coffee – the road lowers to river level and countless locations with mesmerising views alongside the road emerge.

The moment you make your first step out of the car, you immediately are greeted by an exceptionally peaceful, calm and tranquilizing environment. Fresh, unpolluted air and wide-open plains convey a feeling of freedom for body, mind and soul. Enjoy remote and restful village life surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery, go hiking in the vicinity of the village or go for a romantic walk right by the riverbank of the Indus or the gentle streams flowing through Shara. History-lovers have the possibility to travel back in time marvelling at the mighty impressive stone carvings/ rock art, which are said to be dated at around 2600 to 1900 BCE, created by our Indus Valley Civilisation ancestors. Moreover, you can explore the unique old town of Shara which has been carefully restored so that you can immerse yourself in the architectural heritage of the village.

Spending time in Shara will give you the ideal compensation to the troubles and restlessness of your everyday life.

Attractions in Shara

– trekking routes
– Yak ride
– Rock Art
– Handicrafts
– Archery


Shara is 70 km towards North from Leh. Tourists can get there by three means i.e Bus, Taxi and electric bikes. Bus service has a fixed time, summer timing is going from Leh to Shara 4:30 pm and coming back next day 7:30 am and in winter 4 pm from Leh to Shara and next day coming back to Leh at 8 am, fare of the bus is Rs. 120 per person for one route. Taxi charges from Leh to Shara lies between 2100 to 2500.

Places Near Shara

  • Leh 65 KM
  • Leh Airport 67 KM
  • Hemis 37 KM
  • Chemrey monastery 46 KM

Homestays in Shara

Dawa Pa Homestay

Labrang Homestay

Langlay Homestay

Puluk Homestay

P. Zangmo Homestay

Skarma Homestay

Lotus Homestay

Tongspon Homestay

Tashi Dorjey Homestay

Dampo Wangtak Homestay

Dampo Youron Homestay

Kalgya Homestay

Gingsar Homestay

Nierpa Homestay