Chadar Trek on Frozen Zanskar River
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9 Days / 8 Nights   

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Overview

Region :- Leh, Ladakh, J & K 
Duration :- 9 Days 
Grade :- Difficult 
Max Altitude :- 11,123 Ft. 
Approx Trekking Km :- 75 Kms. 

Ladakh has constantly spellbound guests with its mystical appeal and excellence. Be it the pleasant mountain tops, purplish blue lakes or the testing trekking trails, this picturesque valley is known for all. While amid the summers, the locale decorates the most dynamic shade of nature, amid the winters it is grasped with overwhelming snowfalls that cut off the whole area from whatever is left of the world.

Settled profound inside the whirly sections of the snow-clad mountains, this solidified waterway additionally lures thousand of trekkers from various corners of the world. Prominently known as the 'Chadar Trek' because of the arrangement of the thick cover of the snow, it is considered as one of the testings and additionally precarious treks on the planet.

The ice can be as hazardous now and again as it can be protected amid others. One needs to make sense of the protected ways over the tricky sheet and should dependably know about the ice conditions beneath the feet. The trekkers can camp in the caves along the banks like local people or set up tents where the ice is the most steady. The setting is near twenty degrees underneath the point of solidification and declines encourage after dusk also. Warm and layered clothes are suggested as is being progressed however much as could be expected. This help constantly in keeping the body warm and counteract mouth blisters and furthermore shield the blood from solidifying.

Description

Overview

Region :- Leh, Ladakh, J & K 
Duration :- 9 Days 
Grade :- Difficult 
Max Altitude :- 11,123 Ft. 
Approx Trekking Km :- 75 Kms. 

Ladakh has constantly spellbound guests with its mystical appeal and excellence. Be it the pleasant mountain tops, purplish blue lakes or the testing trekking trails, this picturesque valley is known for all. While amid the summers, the locale decorates the most dynamic shade of nature, amid the winters it is grasped with overwhelming snowfalls that cut off the whole area from whatever is left of the world.

Settled profound inside the whirly sections of the snow-clad mountains, this solidified waterway additionally lures thousand of trekkers from various corners of the world. Prominently known as the 'Chadar Trek' because of the arrangement of the thick cover of the snow, it is considered as one of the testings and additionally precarious treks on the planet.

The ice can be as hazardous now and again as it can be protected amid others. One needs to make sense of the protected ways over the tricky sheet and should dependably know about the ice conditions beneath the feet. The trekkers can camp in the caves along the banks like local people or set up tents where the ice is the most steady. The setting is near twenty degrees underneath the point of solidification and declines encourage after dusk also. Warm and layered clothes are suggested as is being progressed however much as could be expected. This help constantly in keeping the body warm and counteract mouth blisters and furthermore shield the blood from solidifying.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival tin Leh.

Altitude 11,400 ft.
Stay in the guest house.
Keep your woollen cap and gloves handy.

Touch base at Leh and register with a lodging. Leh is a high altitude desert and it takes no less than a day to adapt to these conditions. So rest in your lodging room and at night meander around Leh market. Leh is a socially rich place. There are many religious communities and antiquated sanctuaries that you can go around. Overnight remain in Leh.
 

Day 2: Drive to Tilad Do via Chilling.

11,400 to 10,390 ft.
Drive 65 km's.
Stay in the tent.

Post breakfast we will drive to Chilling from where we will begin our Chadar Trek. The drive to Chilling – the beginning stage of Chadar trek is an audacious drive. The ride is along the stream Indus through town Nimu the place which is the conjunction of the River Indus and the Zanskar. To reach camp one needs to cross the solidified Zanskar.
 

Day 3: Tilad Do to Shingra Koma.

10,390 to 10,550 ft.
Trek 10 km's.
Stay in tent

In the wake of morning extending activities and breakfast, our educators will brief you on the most proficient method to trek on the Chadar Trek. The Solidified Zanskar is hard as shake and elusive in the winter and trekking on this river can be very testing. We will stop for lunch arranged by the staff on the Zanskar which is an involvement in itself. In the wake of passing Shingra Koma, you achieve the campground for the day at Gyalpo, where tents have as of now been pitched by the porters.

 

Day 4: Shingra Koma to Tibb Cave.

10,550 to 10,760 ft.
Trek 15 km's.
Stay in the tent.

This day takes after the same early morning schedule: bed tea at 7, breakfast at 8, and snappy walk at 8:30. Have a decent breakfast, as today is the longest stroll of the day – very nearly 15 km. Yet, that is nothing to stress over, all the strolling keeps you unfathomably warm.

At Tibb, there is a major surrender. This surrender is the abode of the considerable number of porters, and they invite you kindly in here. The highlight of the day is to impart some margarine tea to them!
 

Day 5: Tibb cave to Naerak camp.

10,760 to 11,150 ft.
Trek 12.5 km's.
Stay in the tent.
Attraction Frozen waterfall.

Today is the most tremendous of all days on this trek. Strolling on the river you cross profound crevasses and achieve a point where Juniper trees are secured with supplication banners. The doormen give you a twig of this tree tied with a bit of supplication banner as an identification of good fortunes and great wellbeing. A couple steps away stands the mother-of-every single solidified waterfall – an enormous occasion of suspended movement a few feet tall and similarly wide. You can see many hues in this huge ice structure as daylight plays off its surface. Appropriate alongside the waterfall is a scaffold over the waterway which is a piece of the late spring street from Zanskar to Leh.

 

Day 6: Naerak to Tibb Cave.

11,150 to 10,760 ft.
Trek 12.5 km's.
Stay in tent

Today you begin the arrival travel and backpedal to the Tibb cave. What's more, on the off chance that you believed that it was simply a question of remembering your means back to Chilling, you can reconsider. The Zanskar Stream responds to the smallest change of temperature and continually continues repackaging itself. The Chadar would have accepted a totally new frame, and will it will practically be difficult to state whether you have been here sometime recently.
 

Day 7: Tibb Cave to Shingra Koma.

10,760 to 10,550 ft.
Trek 15 km's.
Stay in tent

Beginning from Tibb, go up to Gyalpo today. The high dividers of mountains ascending from the sides of the waterway nearly look like palace dividers. You can see a few trails of pug-denote up and down the trek – impressions having a place with foxes, ibex or snow-panthers. You would be fortunate to see a snow panther, yet you can practically make certain that you are being viewed by one constantly.
 

Day 8: Shingra Koma to Tilad Do and drive to Leh.

10,550 to 10,390 and drive to 11400 ft.
Trek 10 km's.
Drive 65 km's.
Stay in guest house.

This is the latest day of trading on the Chadar – the last opportunity to submerge in the perfect magnificence of the solidified stream. When you reach Tilad Do, the time has come to state farewell to the Zanskar and the Zanskaries. Overnight stay in Leh.
 

Day 9: Departure from Leh.

The trek leaves behind a tremendous feeling of accomplishment – one of having undertaken and endured an extraordinary and challenging trek.

Amenities

Inclusions :

  • Accommodation. (Camping) and Leh guest house (Day 1, and Day 8 according to Itinerary)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg.)
  • Trek equipment.
  • Permits.
  • First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
  • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff to help trekkers.
  • Transport from Leh to Road head and return.


Exclusions:

  • Food / Meal in Leh.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Insurance.
  • Porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head price Includes.

 

Things To Carry:

  • Backpack (Rucksack) (60 ltr -70ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps, supporting frame and backpack rain cover
  • Trekking pole
  • Water Bottle
  • LED Torch & with Extra Batteries
  • 3 pair of synthetic track pants
  • 3 Full sleeve woolen tees with collar
  • Raincoat
  • A full sleeve thick jacket
  • A full sleeve sweater
  • 2 pairs of thermal inners
  • Woollen monkey cap/balaclava that cover the ear
  • Woollen hand gloves + synthetic waterproof glove
  • A woollen head-scarf or muffler
  • Trekking Shoes
  • 2 pairs of sports socks
  • 2 pairs of woollen socks
  • Cold cream and sunscreen lotion (SPF 40+)
  • LED Torch with extra set of cells
  • Snacks like chocolate bars and dry fruits
  • Sun Glasses it should be U/V Protected
  • Toilet Kit (Toilet Paper) & Quick-Dry Towels
  • Water Purifying Tablets
  • Hot-water Bag
  • Antiseptic cream like Betadine
  • Pain relieving spray like Volini/Moov
  • Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters – 4-inch width
  • Oral Rehydration Salts like Electral/Enerzal
  • ID proof like driving license, voters ID card, passport
  • 4 Passport size photo
  • Medical certificate from a recognised practising doctor certifying your fitness for the trek
  • Indemnity certificate

 

Advisory:

  • It’s always good to plan for an additional day to accommodate any unforeseen conditions like bad weather, broken bridges, flight delays, casualties that may arise.
  • Since you will be trekking in an eco-friendly zone, make sure you do not litter the vicinity and carry your leftovers.
  • Flowy and frilly clothing might hinder your movement. It is better to avoid such type of clothing.
  • Do not rely on sports or casual shoe as they might compromise grip on the snowy surface.
  • Trekking during the nights is extremely dangerouss and might lead to unwanted circumstances.
  • It is advisable to consult an expert trekker before backpacking as a heavy backpack might slow down your trekking speed.
  • While visiting the monasteries and other religious sites, abide by the instructions and guidelines laid by the authorities.
  • Try not to interrupt or disturb the locals during the trek or other times.
  • Never compromise with the quality of drinking water; ensure that the water is properly boiled and purified.
  • Avoid heavy meals during the trek as it leads to tiredness.
  • Abide by the instructions given by the trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking.
  • Always take a note of the weather reports and avoid getting caught in any sort of natural ravages.
  • Avoid:
  • Denim or jeans clothing
  • Soda and alcoholic beverages
  • Plastics of all kind
  • Tobacco

 

Cancellation Policy:

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case the of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.