How to Trek near Leh, NW India

Digala Trek 7

In this post I outline how to trek near Leh, NW India (to the Diga La Pass specifically). I will provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to a full written narrative, photos and videos. This is a self-guided adventure on a shoestring. Follow the links to dig deeper into the adventure. The objective was simple. It was to walk to the Nubra Valley to the north of Leh, in Ladakh, India. via a long unused route over the Diga La pass.

Difficulty Level:

This is an Easy Activity

Area trek route map

digarla map 1

Our trek route map

digarla map route

Another trek & pass map

digarla map 3

 

Jammu & Kashmir Map

jammu kashmir map

GPS Waypoints (Datum WGS84)

Wpt
Description
Alt (m)
Lat(N)
Lon(E)
1
Lower Sabu village
3561
3407.689
077 37.946
2
End of paved road
3800
3408.871
077 09.420
3
End of dirt road, at bridge
3837
3409.348
077 39.726
4
End 4WD track, last bldg
3923
3409.348
077 39.727
5
Rock Shelter
4318
3410.943
077 39.906
6
Rock walled shelter
4493
3411.518
077 40.058
7
Stone huts (camp nite1)
4526
3411.580
077 40.131
8
trail
4619
3411.574
077 40.276
9
Shepherd stone huts (nite2)
4656
3411.837
077 40.337
10
river crossing
4763
3412.146
077 40.538
11
pasture
4802
3412.249
077 40.629
12
trail on right side pasture
4842
3412.499
077 40.992
13
trail turn into right valley
4951
3412.695
077 41.178
14
mark – beyond trail/pass?
5011
3412.626
077 41.654
15
mark- beyond trail/pass?
5195
3412.266
077 42.146

Accommodation:

None, slept in stone goat huts or tent.


cost range

Total Cost Range of this Activity is: $

Details:

Permit (4 days and 2 people)
Taxi from Lah to Sabu village
Public bus return to Leh from Chamba Valley
Trek carried in food (sleep 2-3 nties in tent or stone hut)
1 night guesthouse in Chamba Valley
$5
$5
$5
$15
$5
Total $35


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Link to Full Narrative