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Trekker at Digar La pass, Nubra valley trek, Ladakh
Digar La pass, Nubra valley trek, Ladakh

Nubra valley trek from Saboo to Khalsar

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.