Saboo to Khaltsar Trek – Trek No 12

Trip Duration 8
Max Altitude 5400M at Digar La Pass
Group Size 2 to 20
Best Time for Visit July to October

Trip Overview

Saboo to Khaltsar Trek

The Saboo to Khaltsar trek is an awe-inspiring adventure through the remote and rugged landscapes of Ladakh, offering avid trekkers a chance to immerse themselves in the untouched beauty of the Himalayas. Spanning approximately 50-60 kilometers, this trek takes you from the charming village of Saboo to Khaltsar, a small hamlet known for its natural splendor. The journey commences in Saboo, a quaint village near Leh, the capital of Ladakh. Trekkers embark on a trail that winds through diverse terrains, from verdant valleys to rocky landscapes, providing a glimpse into Ladakh's diverse topography. Along the way, you encounter high mountain passes, such as Digar La and Chorten La, each offering breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. As you traverse this challenging trail, you'll also come across traditional Ladakhi villages where you can interact with the warm and hospitable locals, gaining insights into their unique culture and way of life. The picturesque villages of Digar, Rumbak, and Skyu are notable highlights of the journey, where trekkers can experience the authentic Ladakhi hospitality and savor local cuisine.

High Altitude Adventure: Embracing Nature and Wilderness on the Saboo to Khaltsar Trek

The trek demands physical endurance and acclimatization due to the high altitude. Trekkers must be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions and varying temperatures, ranging from scorching sun during the day to freezing nights. Proper acclimatization and adequate hydration are crucial to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience. The Saboo to Khaltsar trek is also an excellent opportunity for nature enthusiasts and wildlife aficionados. The region is rich in flora and fauna, with chances to spot diverse wildlife like ibex, marmots, and occasionally the elusive snow leopard. Camping under the starlit Ladakhi sky adds a touch of adventure to the trek. The tranquil campsites nestled amidst the mountains offer a serene atmosphere and a chance to unwind and appreciate the beauty of nature.

Conclusion and Summary

In conclusion, the Saboo to Khaltsar trek is a challenging and rewarding adventure that allows trekkers to discover the hidden gems of Ladakh, including its unique culture, stunning landscapes, and diverse wildlife. It's a trek that promises unforgettable memories and a deep appreciation for the Himalayan wilderness.

 Trip Highlight

  • Scenic Flight from Delhi to Leh to Delhi.
  • Visit one of the Highest Airport of the World: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport of Leh, India.
  • Cross through Bridges, Valleys, Rivers, Streams, Meadows and Mountains during the Trek
  • Traverse passes fluttering with Chorten and prayer flags that reflect the deep Buddhist heritage
  • Trek on of the most isolated regions in India
  • Trek through one of the most beautiful treks in Ladakh
  • Views of Pasture Land Overgrazed by herds of sheep, goats and yaks on the plains of Valley.
  • Learn the culture and Lifestyle of Ladakhi people living in valleys followed by this trek
  • Breathtaking views of the Ladakh Himalayas throughout the trek.
  • Immersive cultural experiences with visits to remote villages along the way.
  • Crossing high mountain passes for a thrilling adventure.
  • Camping under the stars in pristine wilderness settings.
  • Wildlife sightings including Himalayan ibex, snow leopards, and more.
  • Expert guidance and support from experienced local guides.
  • Interacting with nomadic communities and learning about their way of life.
  • Challenging terrain that offers a rewarding trekking experience.
  • Opportunities for photography enthusiasts to capture stunning landscapes.
  • Enjoying traditional Ladakhi cuisine and hospitality during the journey.


Get ready to experience one of the best expeditions of your life. Get ready to open up your mind and record all the beautiful things to cherish them hereafter. The Saboo to Khaltsar Expedition starts from Leh. Land in Leh through flight or train. Your stay will be in the inn after you reach. Leh is now at a very high elevation, consequently, you ought to be acclimatized entirely well. Utilize this day as a chance to rest and get your body acclimatized to the high heights.
You can utilize this day to look for the overlooked things. Carefully remain from liquor and smoking. On the off chance that you show up later than expected, you can rest for the afternoon. You can furthermore wander around and get adjusted to the way of life. Leh is very well known for its social fortunes, cloisters, castles, and sanctuaries. Attempt to keep it low and simple on the body.

Meals : Not Included
Accommodation : Hotel
Altitude : 11,150 ft.

This will be the second day of the trek. On this day, we will drive to Saboo from Leh and then trek to Digar La. After waking up early in the morning, we will begin the trek post a sumptuous breakfast at Leh. In a few hours’ time, we will be setting our foot in Saboo village. Lunch will be served. After getting a charge out of the stroll to Saboo Village, we have to start our trek from Saboo to Digar La. Through Saboo Phu, a nibbling field of the Saboo Villagers, we will make our way at the base camp of the Digar La for the first-night stay in the tents. The magnificence of the spot was unparalleled. Digar La is the pass that interfaces Saboo to Khaltsar and Indus Valley.
From Digar La, the sights of the Saser Kangri and Stok Kangri were stunning and inside and out pleasant.
Dinner will be served at night along with few activities to boost up the further interaction. Overnight stay will be set up in tents.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 4 hours
Altitude : 12,140 ft.

On the day of this trek, we will trek from Digar La base to Chumik Yogma. The day is actually very long as the distance and toughness are a bit high. We will start early today. After having a healthy breakfast at Digar La base, we will make our way to Chumik Yogma. Chumik Yogma is situated at an elevation of 15,124 feet. Make sure that you have enough water to meet the day’s activities. The trail is strolled through some delightful glades and enrapturing scenes. You will witness some of the highest ranges such as Karakoram and Zanskar.
We will play some games, indulge in storytelling until the dinner is served. We will sleep overnight in tents.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 6 – 7 hours
Altitude : 15,124 ft.

The day 4 on this trek will take you a little closer to Khaltsar. On this day we will move from Chumik Yogma to Digar Village. Day 4 will be a shorter one as compared to the other days. After meandering for 3-4 hours, you will reach Digar village.
Take a short walk in the evening. Get acclimatized with the climate of this place. Revel in the beauty of this beautiful campsite. Dinner will be served at night along with lots of life stories. Overnight stay will be set up in tents.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents/ Homestay
Time Taken : 4 hours
Altitude : 10,188 ft.

This will be the day 5 on this trek. On this day we will trek from Digar Village to Rongjok. Rongjok is situated at an elevation of around 3105m above the mean sea level.
We will make our way to Rongjok after a delicious lunch and keep moving along the left side trail which takes us towards the famous Shyok valley. As the trail is descending, this day won’t prove to be much of an ordeal.
Dinner will be served and overnight stay will be set up.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 6 hours
Altitude : 10,598 ft.

This will be apparently the last day on this trek. On this day, we will be trekking from Rongjok To Khaltsar. The trail is a slipping stroll of around 15 km and will take around 5 hours. The whole path will provide a splendid sight throughout. The way is wonderfully lined on the Shayok River Valley and the setting of the spot is really charming. We will be reaching Khaltsar at some time.
Khaltsar Village is very pretty. We will roam around the village and rejuvenate ourselves. This place is very scenic. After this, we will drive to Dikshit. We will have our dinner at night and stay overnight in tents.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents/ Homestay
Time Taken : 3 – 4 hours
Altitude : 10,338 ft.

This will be the last day of the trek. On this day we will drive back to Leh. We can roam a bit, enjoy the last few moments on this journey with a lot of strangers turning into life- long friends. On your drive back to Leh, refresh the memories of the elegant Saboo and Khaltsar along with the Trekmunk family. Once you reach Leh, you will be on our own. You can plan your further journey. There are a lot of places you can visit if you wanna stay back for a day or two.

Meals : Breakfast
Accommodation : Hotel
Time Taken : 5 hours drive
Altitude : 11,150 ft.

Early morning on time transfer to Leh airport  to catch flight to Delhi.Tour Ends

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Start Date Price Availability

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • Accommodations at Trek: All accommodations on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel will be in a budget hotel.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: An experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek. The team will have years of experience and well equipped for any emergency situation.
  • Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  • Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five-course meal plan.
  • Camping and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Trek Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee, etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • A Life-Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life-changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one.

Price Excludes

  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Food in Leh: Food in Leh is not included in the package. You can dine anywhere in Leh city,  we can recommend a few good options.
  • Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport are not included in the package. Transportation from Home city to Leh and Leh to Home city is not included in the package. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
  • Personal Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to the weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason, if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures. You can buy insurance from us while booking the trek, it is optional.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

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Trip Information

Voyaging and trekking is a thrilling experience that can serve mankind in the most ideal manners. Each time an individual is on a trek, Mother Nature compensates it with an unaltered marvel that is genuinely exceptional to any structure raised by a human. The stroll through the crude type of nature is the most luring approach to get inebriated by the glory of nature. One of the treks which can take you to such an experience is the Saboo to Khaltsar trek in Ladakh.

The complete number of days expected to do this trek is 7. The best time to do this trek is Mid June and September. The most noteworthy height point is Digar La and as is with all the Ladakh treks, it gives a perfect vantage point to see religious communities, priests, towns and indigenous individuals of this area. The feature purpose of this excursion is camel trek, Khardung la and mountain flight. The main day begins driving from Leh to Saboo. In the wake of coming there, we trek to Saboo Phu. We trek to Digar La at 17,224 feet and afterwards take in stunning locales of Saser Kangri and the Karakoram. We navigate through Digar town and Chumik Yogma. The following goal is Rongjok from where we trek to Shyok Valley. This valley prompts Khalsar on the Leh-Panamik street. Here we trek to Diskit and camp at a lodging. From here we trek to Leh, our last goal of this excursion.

It is one of the rarely visited regions in the Himalayas, far from settlements, where you find nature unscathed by human desires. We sneak quietly through these mesmerizing routes and set our eyes on the bewildering beauty of the Himalayas. The trek begins on an easy note, becomes strenuous in the middle and eases on the last two days.

Best Time to Visit

The best season to do Saboo to Khaltsar Trek is from the centre of June to October. The climate will approve of bright days and quiet evenings. After October, it gets colder and the snow falls begin which would cover the entire area. At that point, the ways to Saboo to Khaltsar will be hard to cross. Likewise outdoors gets outlandish at high heights. The climate is charming, with moderate temperatures. During the favoured season, the climate gives the best for the trek; the climate stays moderate, and you can get the best out of the trek. The mountain scenes are without a doubt: staggering. The blossoming backwoods and shocking scene along the path are no less mysterious during the favoured season. What’s more, there are fewer odds of outcomes except for the group.

Saboo to Khaltsar Trek Route Map

Saboo to Khaltsar Trek Map


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