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Saboo to Khaltsar trek

Saboo to Khaltsar  is an overall moderate trek, which includes some long bumpy drives. Camel Trek, Mountain flight, Khardung La is the main high lights in this trek.

Tour Route

Saboo / Digar / Chumik Yogma / Rongjok / Khalsar / Deskit

Tour Program

Duration of Trek:            07 Days.
Best Time:                 Mid June to September.  
Highest Point:        Digar La (5,250m)
Focus:                    Monasteries, Monks, People Villages.
Highlight:                Camel Trek, Mountain flight, Khardung La.
Physical Challenge:         Moderate overall, some long bumpy drives.

Trekking Program
Day 01: Leh to Saboo to Digar La Base (3700m) 3-4 hrs
After the breakfast drive to Saboo and start your trek towards Saboo Phu, which is the grazing land for the livestock of the Saboo villagers. Beyond Phu is the base for Digar La. Overnight stay in camp.

Day 02: Digar La Base to Chumik Yogma (4620m) 6-7 hrs
After the breakfast walk up to Digar La (5250m), from where you can have a beautiful view of Saser Khangri and Karakoram Range. The ascent is bit difficult. Stay overnight in camp at Chumik Yokma. 

Day 03: Chumik Yogma to  Digar village (3105m) 3-4 hrs
Trek from the base of the pass for 14 kms to Digar, a small village. Stay overnight stay in camp.  

Day 04: Digar village-Rongjok (3105m) 6-7 hrs
Trek eastward towards the Shyok valley and camp after a few hours walk. Stay overnight stay is in camp.

Day 05: Rongjok to Khalsar (3105m) to Deskit 3-4 hours
Walking down the Shyok valley leads you to the pretty village of Khalsar (3105 mts) on the Leh - Panamik road. Finish your trek and drive to Deskit. Stay overnight in Camp or hotel.

Day 06: Deskit to Leh
After Breakfast proceed for a short walk or visit Deskit monastery and drive back to Leh.

Tour Ends

See what our Customers say about Saboo to Khaltsar trek

I have travelled with teams of Overland Escape on 6 occasions now and every single time the experience was wholeheartedly positive. On two occasions, Tundup organised lengthy treks through remote parts of Ladakh, Zanskar and Nubra and his organisation was absolutely reliable and spot on on every occasion. The trekking teams we travelled with were excellent, the food outstanding and the support available whenever it was needed. We were trekking during the floods in Summer 2010 in Zanskar and Changtang, and were, ultimately, the only trekking group that reached Tso Moriri during the middle of August, in the week just after the flooding. This was due to the competence of our guide, Namgyal, who changed our route to enable us to proceed, who knew exactly where to cross the swollen rivers and who kept us completely safe at all times. On 4 occasions, Overland Escape organised Easter expeditions through the Markha Valley for relatively large school groups. This, of course, needed extraordinarily good organisation, and on each occasion, this was exactly what we got. Not only were all timings kept and all information was relevant and 100% reliable, the trekking teams Tundup organised for us, were amongst the best teams I have ever travelled with. In particular, Namgyal is in all likelihood the best guide I have ever trekked with. His knowledge of the region, its culture and wildlife is outstanding, and he is also an excellent travel companion. He can empathise with and enthuse adults and youngsters to the same degree. Overland Escape certainly is one of the best trekking outfits I have come across in the Himalayas or indeed anywhere in the world (I have also trekked in Nepal, Tibet, Pakistan, Peru and Jordan). I would wholeheartedly recommend travelling with this organisation.

Edwin Gruber



"Tundup, have really a sixth sense...his associate in Manali (Kuram) is really a good man...a really good man where you can trust and give the full faith for everything. As already said, Tundup, know very well how to choice his partners. Concerning the driver choose by Kuram for the transfer from Manali to Dharmasala and then to Amritsar...he was a very good professional driver. All of us were surprise to find out in India a special driver, very professional, very polite...typical western style driver. Few words, always agree for everything, never complain and at the end he wanted to refuse our tips and we forced him to have it. I don't know if this choice has been affected by Tundup or by Kuram...but in any case...compliments to all of you. Now we are here into our house, very sad...our holiday has finished so quickly that we didn't realize. Everything has gone well, everything perfect. We'll be always in debit with Tundup for his great service and we really hope to see him again in a close future for another trekking. Thanks again for all, thanks for your book guide and for your full assistance."

Fausto & Silvia, Italy



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