Digar La with Nubra And Pangong Tso Trek

8 Days - 7 Nights
  • Digar La Nubra Pangong

Description

Digar La Nubra Pangong an Amazing “Must Do” Circuit in Ladakh

Digar La with Nubra and Pangong Tso trek is a circuit in Ladakh. Explore the surreal landscapes of Ladakh and experience adventure and natural beauty at its best.

Traverse Digar La which towers at an altitude of 5432 m and connects Indus and Nubra valleys.

Descend through the picturesque Nubra valley and enjoy the drive across some high passes i.e. Wari La (5300 m) and Chag La (5360 m) to reach Pangong Tso, the largest high altitude lake in Ladakh.

Digar La Nubra Pangong Trek: Go through the Astounding Parts of Ladakh

Start the trip with two days of acclimatization and exploring Leh.

The trail passes through dry region with very less vegetation but high Himalayan wildlife.

After Digar La, get down through the Nubra valley which offers magnificent views of Karakoram Range.

Enjoy the drive to Hunder and Pangong Tso through Wari La and Chang La.

Get Amused by the Views of Digar La Nubra Pangong  Tso

From Digar La get amused by the views of Stok Range, Karakoram Range and Saser Kangri.

Pangong Tso, it the largest high altitude Lake in Ladakh lying at the border of China.

Pangong Tso’s half part is present in India and the other half is present in China. Spend your leisure time walking along its banks.

Key Points of Digar La Nubra Pangong Tso Trek

Level is Moderate

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10kgs.

Must Read about Digar La Nubra Pangong Tso Trek

Duration – 8 days (Leh to Leh)

Best Time – May to Oct

Level – Moderate

Highest point – 5432 m

Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Temperature – (20°C to 30°C) (5°C to 15°C)

Starting point – Leh

Short Itinerary of Digar La Nubra Pangong Tso Trek

Day-1 – Reach Leh (3500 m)

Day-2 – Acclimatization Day

Day 3 – Drive from Leh to Saboo (3900 m) and trek to Saboo Phu (4200 m)

Day 4 – Saboo Phu to Digar La base (4850 m) (5 km)

Day 5 – Digar La base to Digar La (5432 m) descend to Chumik Yokma (4650 m) (12 km)

Day 6 – Chumik Yokma to Digar (3950 m) (7 km). Drive to Hunder (3200 m) (70 km)

Day 7 – Hunder to Wari La (5300 m) – Chag La (5360 m) and Pangong Tso (4400 m) (240 km)

Day 8 – Pangong Tso to Chang La and Leh (230 km)

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Day 1: Reach Leh (3500 m)

Leh is the base camp and reaching Leh by taking road route consumes a lot of time so board a flight and directly reach there. Arrangements will be made in a hotel.

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Day 2 : Dalhousie – Kalatop – Khajiyar – Chamba (55 km)

Leh is the base camp and reaching Leh by taking road route consumes a lot of time so board a flight and directly reach there. Arrangements will be made in a hotel.

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Day 3 : Drive from Leh to Saboo (3900 m) and trek to Saboo Phu (4200 m)

Post breakfast, a short drive will take you to the Saboo village. It lies in the rural area of Ladakh in idyllic setting. Drive across the village and reach the trailhead.

Cross a bridge and pass through the wide grazing fields. After a 3 km trek reach Saboo Phu, it is also a grazing field which is used in summer months.

Setup your camps here and retire for the night.

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Day 4 : Saboo Phu to Digar La base (4850 m) (5 km)

Today, go to the base of Digar La. Get splendid sight of towering Stok range and amusing landscape around. The camps will be setup at the confluence of two valleys on a wide knoll.

The prayer flags towards the right marks the Digar La pass, which we are going to traverse tomorrow.

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Day 5 : Digar La base to Digar La (5432 m) descend to Chumik Yokma (4650 m) (12 km)

Walk for 2 kms and get the base, from here the steep climb begins. This part is strenuous and difficult but the trail is well marked. Here, spot Himalayan animals if lucky witness Tibetan wolves and Snow leopards.

From Digar La get amused by the views of Stok Range, Karakoram Range and Saser Kangri. Now, descent through the Nubra valley, one of the most picturesque regions of Ladakh.

Reach Chumik Yokma, a big field, setup your camps there and retire for the night.

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Day 6 : Chumik Yokma to Digar (3950 m) (7 km). Drive to Hunder (3200 m) (70 km)

Today is the last trekking day. The descent to Digar village is short and easy. From there, vehicle will be arranged to reach Hunder which lies in higher part of Nubra valley.

The arrangements will be made in a homestay or a guesthouse at Hunder.

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Day 7: Hunder to Wari La (5300 m) – Chag La (5360 m) and Pangong Tso (4400 m) (240 km)

Post breakfast, get ready to drive across some incredibly high passes i.e. Wari La and Chang La.

Reach Pangong Tso, it the largest high altitude Lake in Ladakh lying at the border of China. Pangong Tso’s half part is present in India and the other half in China. Spend your leisure time walking along its banks.

The arrangements will be made in a homestay or a guesthouse.

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Day 8 : Pangong Tso to Chang La and Leh (230 km)

Today, enjoy the drive across Chang La to Karu and the ending point Leh.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags

Mattress

Liner

Pillow

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Porters

Helper

Mules

Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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