Nubra valley trek from Saboo to Khalsar

list of treks

 

Duration: 5 days
Difficulty: level 3
Distance: 59 km
Max elevation: 5405m
Elevation gain / loss: +2066m / -2434m

 

This off-the-beaten-path trek crosses the Digar La which connects the Indus and Nubra valleys. From the pass, you will have great views of Saser Kangri, Stok Kangri and the Karakoram range. Nubra valley has a lot of authentic villages and unspoiled nature.

 

 

 

Nubra valley trek from Saboo to Khalsar map

 

 

Nubra valley trek from Saboo to Khalsar elevation profile, altitude gain loss

 

 

Nubra valley trek from Saboo to Khalsar in Ladakh

 

 

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1: Saboo - Digar La Base

 

Time: 5-6 hrs
Distance: 8.4 km
Elevation gain / loss: +987m / -0m

 

- walk to Saboo Phu where local people bring their animals for grazing and further up is the base of Digar La

 

 

Saboo - Digar La Base

 

 

Day 2: Digar La Base - Digar La - Chumik Yokma

 

Time: 6-7 hrs
Distance: 13.2 km
Elevation gain / loss: +776m / -795m

 

- steep climb to reach the Digar La, from the pass enjoy the spectacular views of the Saser Kangri (7672m), Stok Kangri (6153m) and the Karakoram range
- the trail descends through a series of beautiful meadows

 

 

Digar La Base - Digar La - Chumik Yokma

 

 

Day 3: Chumik Yokma - Digar

 

Time: 2-3 hrs
Distance: 6.4 km
Elevation gain / loss: +0m / -642m

 

- continue walking down to the charming village of Digar

 

 

Chumik Yokma - Digar

 

 

Day 4: Digar - Rongjok

 

Time: 4-5 hrs
Distance: 15.2 km
Elevation gain / loss: +56m / -795m

 

- walk down through an open area above the Shayok river

 

 

Digar - Rongjok

 

 

Day 5: Rongjok - Khalsar

 

Time: 5 hrs
Distance: 15.4 km
Elevation gain / loss: +248m / -203m

 

- walk through the Shayok valley and reach the village of Khalsar

 

 

Rongjok - Khalsar

 

 

Getting to / from the trek

 

- it takes 20 minutes to drive from Leh to Saboo (10 km)
- it takes 4-5 hours to drive from Khalsar to Leh (90 km), going through the Khardung La (5602m), the world's highest motorable road

 

It is worth taking some extra time to stop and visit the highlights in the area, check the Nubra valley tour for more details.

 

 

All the itineraries can be customized to suit your own special interests, preferences and abilities. Please contact us for more information.