• CHADAR TREK 2022 8 Nights / 9 Days
  • CHADAR TREK 2022 8 Nights / 9 Days
  • CHADAR TREK 2022 8 Nights / 9 Days
CHADAR TREK 2022 8 Nights / 9 Days
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Duration : 8 Nights / 9 Days

Destination Covered : Leh Ladakh

Tour Activities : Hill Stations & Valleys, Lakes & Rivers

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Leh Ladakh Tour Overview

• Total Duration – 8 Nights / 9 Days (Ex Leh)
• Maximum Altitude – 3303 m/ 10900 ft
• Grade – Challenging
• Best Season – January to feburary
• Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse in Leh/Organized Campsite • Food – On trek – All meals included
• Distance – 65 KM.

There is no other trek in Himalayas like Chadar Trek in Ladakh. Walking on the sheet of frozen river, yet bounded with giant mountains on both sides, is an challenging experience for a lifetime. At just 11150 ft. height Chadar Trek nearly feels like an undertaking toward the North Pole, where the temperatures drop down to - 30 degrees around evening time, the ration is shipped on sledges. The Chadar trek permits you to become acquainted with the Zankari culture very close through local people you meet on the trek and experience their accommodation. One of the features of the Zanskar frozen river trek is the most magnificent waterfall frozen completely from top to bottom called Nerak waterfall.
The scenes and overall experience will leave their engravings on your souls for eternity. With regards to trekking In India, Chadar is the most impressive trek.

Leh Ladakh Tour Itinerary

Day 1
• Altitude 11,400 ft. Keep your woolen cap and gloves handy at Airport • Orientation & Briefing of the trek at 12:00 noon (Mandatory)
• Check in Hotel (10:00 am)
• Bring a copy of ID proof and 2 photographs. Foreigner, a copy of passport and visa • Network is available (only post-paid)
• ATM is available
• Visit of any very high altitude place or pass is not advisable
• Consumption of alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited
• Spend the day in the room itself to acclimatize. (Sufficient time would be given for visiting market and nearby places) Spend the day in the room itself to acclimatize to the high altitude. This is absolutely necessary and is most important for the days ahead. Overnight in the hotel
• Situated at an altitude of 3500m, the day will be spent soaking in the sights and sounds of Leh while at the same time, getting the body acclimatized to the oxygen levels. The Shanti Stupa and Leh market square will give you a good feel of the

surroundings and the people. Get outside to stay aquainted with the temperature. Explore market and get your missing stuff from the market
Day 2
• Rest Day/Acclimatization Day. You can go around for sightseeing, but going at high altitude pass is not recommended. You need to perform your medical checkup in LEH as per new Govt regulations. You need to be physically fit for this trek.
Day 3
Medical re check up. And after that go for shopping..
Day 4
• Leh – Chilling – Shingra Yokma – Tsomo cave(Drive/3-4 hrs & Trek/1 hr)
• 11,000ft to 10,390ft. Stay in tent We start off from
Leh and head out towards the start point of our trek at Tilat do. En route, we will pass Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill and the confluence of the Zanskar and Indus rivers just before Nimu. Once past Chilling, we arrive at Tilat do. You will commence one to 2 hour trek till Shingra kongma. We take our first baby steps on the frozen river, so be prepared for some slips and falls! Walking in gumboots too will take a while, so be patient as it’s only your first day for long trek.
Day 5
• 10,390ft to 10,650ft. Stay in tent.
• After early wake our helper will serve you a hot tea and a warm break fast.After having break fast we start off along the left bank, past the cascading waters of the Zanskar river and frozen waterfalls until we set up camp at Tsomo Paldar. Our
camp site is on a piece of flat land high above, giving you a stunning view of bend of the river.
Day 6
• 10,760ft to 11,100ft. Stay in tent.
• It’s the most eagerly awaited day, especially because en route Nyerak – the first village of Zanskar – is a stunning frozen waterfall. While the ones you have seen so far are from high up, this one is also several feet in length which makes it one of the most picturesque sights on the trek. Just ahead of it is Nyerak, and while we camp by the river, a short walk early next morning will take you back to civilization for the first time in almost a week. At Nyerak, you can treat yourself to some

goodies from the local shop and interact with the residents there, who are more than happy to indulge in a good conversation.
Day 7
• 10,760ft to 10,550ft. Stay in tent.
• Way back is tiring at the same time very interesting. After 5 days in this chilling region you get use to this environment. Snap shots of your favorite place, lying on the bed of ice, sharing your experience are the memories of trek.
Day 8
• 10,550ft to 10,390ft to 11,000ft. Stay in Guest house.
• We make our way back along the same way that we came, giving you the opportunity to soak in the sights that you probably missed. Trekkers along the way are sure to check with you on the route ahead, so be prepared to play guide and share your experiences.
Day 9
Early morning Drop to air port..

More Details about Leh Ladakh Tour

Inclusions

  • Hotel
  • Sightseeing
  • Local transport during Trek
  • Highly Advanced and qualified Guide from Himalaya Destinations • Skilled Local Guide who has ample knowledge of the route
  • Vegetarian meals on the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff.
  • Porters/mules for carrying common equipment (like rations/tents/utensils/)
  • Equipment’s – equipment’s – Tents on sharing basis / Sleeping bags / Sleeping Mattress/ Sleeping bag Inner
  • While on trek all meals will be provided. Meals will be freshly prepared and will be a mix of Indian, Chinese & Continental.
  • Basic First aid Kit with portal oxygen.

Exclusions

  • Personal Porters for carrying trekker’s backpacks
  • Personal trekking equipment – like trekking poles or sleeping bag liners • Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation
  • Purchases of personal natures (like mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)
  • Food to/from the trailhead.

Payments Terms

  • 25% as booking amount (non –refundable)
  • Remaining 75% by 19th December 2020*

Important note related to COVID 19

  • The company is not going to refund any amount if the customer tested covid (+ve) . He or she is not allowed to go for chadar and have to bear his or her own expenses for self Quarantine.

THINGS TO CARRY

  • 1. Backpack (55 - 65 L) with sturdy straps and supporting frame.
  • i. Daypack (20 L) is required only if you wish to offload your backpack to our support team. If you don't want to carry your backpack you can give it to porter, but you have to inform us in advance and charges would be Rs. 400/- extra per day per bag. Please also do inform us about this at least 15 days in advance.
  • 2. Trekking shoes – Sports shoes are not allowed. You need traction on snow and sport shoes with their PVC soles are hardly the choice. Ensure the shoes are well broken in before the trek.
  • Good standard trekking shoes are sufficient for the trek. On Chadar, which is solid ice or a slight cover of snow on slippery ice, trekkers have found to their amazement that a simple gumboot finally is the best for Chadar. Most of the outside agencies in order to impress tell about crampons. In my years of
  • experience in Ladakh and on Chadar too, I can absolutely say that crampons are quite dicey - quite a few trekkers have injured themselves or worse broken their ankle while a crampon get stuck on the fine cracks in the ice. Gumboot is available in Leh hardware shop and can be purchased here itself. If your shoe size is 9-10, getting a pair might be tough..so start searching as soon as you land in Leh.
  • Trekkers will soon learn and modify their trek to the "penguin walk" style on seeing from the porters and guide! It is a kind of dragging your foot and not lifting much.
  • 3. Gumboot, if not purchased from Leh.
  • 4. Carry 2 pair of synthetic track pants. Track pants are light and when things get cold you can wear one over the other.
  • 5. Carry 2 Full sleeve tees with collar.
  • 6. Fleece jacket - sweaters are highly discouraged.
  • 7. A full sleeve thick jacket.
  • 8. Carry 4 pairs of undergarments.
  • 9. Get 2 pairs of thermal inners.
  • 10. Carry 2 pairs of sports socks. 2 pairs of woolen socks.
  • 11. Woolen monkey cap/balaclava that cover the ear.
  • 12. Woolen hand gloves + synthetic glove (water proof). If you dont have synthetic gloves, get two pairs of woolen gloves and a surgical glove.
  • 13. Hot water bottle/Bag - available at any medical store.
  • 14. Sun glasses, branded company with 100% UV protection. Curved ones will cover your eyes well. Sunglasses prevent snow blindness. Sunglasses are mandatory for this trek.
  • 15. People who wear spectacles, choose one of these:
  • i. Use contact lenses.
  • ii. Photochromatic glasses.
  • iii. If either of the above is not possible, wear your spectacles and carry a big sunglass that can be worn over your spectacles.
  • 16. A woolen head-scarf or muffler.
  • 17. Trekking pole is mandatory.
  • 18. Light towel (should be thin, quick drying kind).
  • 19. Chapstick or lip balm.
  • 20. Cold cream and sun screen lotion (SPF 40+). While sun screen help prevent sun burns, a better option is to stay covered.
  • 21. 2 Water bottles (1 L each). The insulated water bottles are good but even normal water bottles will suffice.
  • 22. Personal medicine kit containing:
  • i. Crocin - 6 tablets
  • ii. Avomine - 4 tablets
  • iii. Avil 25mg - 4 tablets iv. Combiflam -5 tablets
  • v. Disprin - 10 tablets
  • vi. Norflox - 10 tablets
  • vii. Crepe bandage - 3 to 5 meters
  • viii. Band aid - 10 strips
  • ix. Digene - 10 tablets
  • x. Gauze cloth - 1 small role
  • xi. Leukoplast - 1 small roll
  • xii. Cotton - 1 small roll
  • xiii. ORS - 5 packets xiv. Betadine or any antiseptic cream
  • xv. Volini or Moov or Relispray.
  • xvi. Diamox - 10 tablets (to be taken only if required and but not as preventive medicine)
  • 23. Personal toilet kit (minimal) and toilet paper.
  • 24. LED Torch with extra set of cells (head lamps are much more preferable). 25. Small repair kit consisting of safety pins, needle, thread and string (mandatory).
  • 26. Camera, memory-cards, batteries etc (carry enough spare batteries. Electricity is not available)
  • 27. While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalize things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes

DON’Ts

  • ▪ No denim or jeans – not suited for this trek.
  • ▪ Snacks, colas, alcohol and personal food – No need to overburden yourself with food. Do not carry any disposable plastic bottles like (Bisleri, Aquafina), plastic wrapped/packaged items. Do not bring any non bio degradable material.
  • ▪ After packing, weigh your gear. It should be in the range of 8-10 kg – preferably on the lighter side. Anything heavier, you will need to iterate and remove what is not essential.
  • ▪ Carry light and what is essential. As an example, toothpaste should be bought in small size (that can last you 10 days).
  • Some general advice about clothing…
  • To protect yourself from cold, dressing in layers is the mantra. Two T-shirts worn one over the other is warmer than a T-shirt that is thick. 3 T-shirts worn one over the other
  • is as good as a full sweater. This is just a guideline. If you are prone to cold carry extra warm clothing.
  • Along with the above list, please ensure you also carry the following documents: 1. An identification card (like driving license, voters ID card etc), along with a photocopy.
  • 2. A passport size photo.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • All the bookings cancelled before 20th December are eligible 50% refund.
  • There will not be any refund applicable for new bookings and existing after 20th December.
  • Re-scheduling request will be taken
  • only 1 time. Once re-scheduled, no
  • refund is applicable.
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