Chadar Trek : The Frozen River Trek - 9 Days

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Leh, Ladakh to null

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Region: Leh, Ladakh, J & K Duration: 9 Days Grade: Difficult Max Altitude: 11,123 Ft. Approx Trekking Km: 62 Kms. The journey starts at the mountain town of Leh.The only way to reach Leh is by flight and is surrounded by snow giving it a completely white look.One can catch a glimpse of the snow capped mountains from the flight as it descends toward Leh which is located at 11123 ft above sea level.The trek is over the Zanskar River which lies frozen during the winter. One will be crossing this frozen space in 5 days after acclimatizing for 3 days prior and pass through frozen waterfalls, high mountain walls, old caves and white trail never seen before. Stay in the tents overnight and do not forget to re-fill self with delicious hot meals in between. One can add this trek in their memory book and cherish an almost impossible task for the rest of their life.
Day 1: Reporting day at Leh • Altitude 11,400 ft. • Keep woolen cap and gloves handy before arriving at Leh Airport • Bring a copy of ID proof, Address proof along with original and 8 photographs. • Foreigner-Original Passport, copy of passport and visa documents and 8 photographs. • 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 • Keep your body hydrated • Overnight in Leh.Day 2: Acclimatization day • Rest + Acclimatization day • Overnight in Leh.Day 3: Medical checkup day • Medical checkup at Leh SNM Hospital • Overnight in Leh.Day 4: Leh to Shingra koma via Chilling & Tilad do and Trek to Gyalpo • Drive 65 km, 3-4 hrs • Trek 06 KM, 3-4 hrs • Today you will learn how to walk on Chadar and use Gum Boots • Gumboots are mandatory • Make sure you fill your thermos with warm water before you leave • Carry two thermos flask of 1 litre each • Stay in tent • Drive through Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill and the confluence of the Zanskar and IndusNote :-Walking in gumboots will take a while, so be prepared for some slips and falls! It’s advisable to carry a small backpack which will protect your back at the time of falls.Day 5: Gyalpo to Tibb Cave • Trek 12 km/6-7 hrs • Hot Lunch • Make sure to fill your thermos with warm water before you leave • You will only get sunshine around 9-10 am • Stay in tentDay 6: Tibb Cave to Nerak • Trek 13 km/6-7 hrs • Hot Lunch • Make sure to fill your thermos with warm water before you leave • Nerak is the first village of Zanskar region • If we reach on time at Nerak camp, accordingly we can go to visit Nerak village • Attraction-Frozen waterfall • Stay in tent.Day 7: Nerak – Tibb Cave • Trek 13 km/6-7 hrs • Hot Lunch • Make sure to fill your thermos with warm water. • Stay in tentDay 8: Tibb Cave to Shingra Yokma via Gyalpo, Drive back to Leh • Trek 17 km/7-9 hours • Hot Lunch • Make sure to fill your thermos with warm water. • Drive 65 km/3-4 hrs • Reach Leh by 6:30 pm • De-briefing and certificate distribution just before Overnight in Leh.Day 9: Fly to your desired destination • Checkout by 10.00 am

What’s included

  • 1.4 Night Accommodation in Leh hotels on Double/Triple sharing.
  • 2.Camp stay and Vegetarian Meals while on trek- Breakfast on day 4 to celebratory dinner on day 8
  • 3.We focus on your safety, basic comforts while camping.Keeping this in mind, the following equipment is provided on the trek.
  • Sleeping Bag-One with a temperature range of -15 to -20 and another of -10.
  • Good Quality Sleeping Tents so the cold doesn’t bite.
  • Thick Camping Mattresses to provide good insulation from cold ground.
  • Kitchen Tents with proper dining arrangements
  • Toilet Tents pitched at the campsite.
  • 4.First aid kits, Oxy Meter (our guides are certified in handling first aid situations)
  • 5.Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
  • 6.Transport from Leh to Road head (on Day4) and return (on Day8)
  • 7.Porters for carrying common equipment (like rations/tents/utensils/groceries)
  • 8.Facility of keeping extra luggage at Leh.
  • 9.Handpicked Supporting Staff to ensure high safety, accurate information and personal attention which is necessary for this trek. We will be putting you in the hands of qualified & professional trek guides with multiple years of experience.
  • 10.An option to opt for an alternate experience "Flavor of Ladakh" at first come first basis till day 4.
  • 11.Because the trek takes place at high altitude, an oxygen cylinder (15ltrs) will be carried throughout trek for any kind of emergency.
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Any Meals & Transportation when in Leh
  • Personal trekking equipment – like Gum Boots, trekking poles
  • Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation
  • As per J&K Government and ALTOA norms, mentioned below FEE will be applicable to all the Trekkers, This Fee may vary: Wildlife tax, Environment Tax, Forest Permits and camping charges of INR 2000/-. ALTOA Fee, including SNM Medical Check up assistance, Trek insurance Fee, ALTOA NoC etc of INR 3000/
  • Porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head price Includes.
  • Airfare
  • Cost of transport, meals and stay if in case you leave the trek in between and return to Leh before the schedule arrival on Day 8
  • Pickup and drop from airport
  • Purchases of personal natures (like mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)
  • Room Heaters at Guest House in Leh on Day 1 (We suggest not to use the room heaters as the same dehydrate the body and your body won’t get acclimatize to gear up for the Chadar trek)
  • GST @ 5%
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like change in flight and train schedule; cancellation of flights/trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, etc

Itinerary

Day 1: Reporting day at Leh • Altitude 11,400 ft. • Keep woolen cap and gloves handy before arriving at Leh Airport • Bring a copy of ID proof, Address proof along with original and 8 photographs. • Foreigner-Original Passport, copy of passport and visa documents and 8 photographs. • 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 • Keep your body hydrated • Overnight in Leh.
Day 2: Acclimatization day • Rest + Acclimatization day • Overnight in Leh.
Day 3: Medical checkup day • Medical checkup at Leh SNM Hospital • Overnight in Leh.
Day 4: Leh to Shingra koma via Chilling & Tilad do and Trek to Gyalpo • Drive 65 km, 3-4 hrs • Trek 06 KM, 3-4 hrs • Today you will learn how to walk on Chadar and use Gum Boots • Gumboots are mandatory • Make sure you fill your thermos with warm water before you leave • Carry two thermos flask of 1 litre each • Stay in tent • Drive through Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill and the confluence of the Zanskar and Indus Note :-Walking in gumboots will take a while, so be prepared for some slips and falls! It’s advisable to carry a small backpack which will protect your back at the time of falls.
Day 5: Gyalpo to Tibb Cave • Trek 12 km/6-7 hrs • Hot Lunch • Make sure to fill your thermos with warm water before you leave • You will only get sunshine around 9-10 am • Stay in tent
Day 6: Tibb Cave to Nerak • Trek 13 km/6-7 hrs • Hot Lunch • Make sure to fill your thermos with warm water before you leave • Nerak is the first village of Zanskar region • If we reach on time at Nerak camp, accordingly we can go to visit Nerak village • Attraction-Frozen waterfall • Stay in tent.
Day 7: Nerak – Tibb Cave • Trek 13 km/6-7 hrs • Hot Lunch • Make sure to fill your thermos with warm water. • Stay in tent
Day 8: Tibb Cave to Shingra Yokma via Gyalpo, Drive back to Leh • Trek 17 km/7-9 hours • Hot Lunch • Make sure to fill your thermos with warm water. • Drive 65 km/3-4 hrs • Reach Leh by 6:30 pm • De-briefing and certificate distribution just before Overnight in Leh.
Day 9: Fly to your desired destination • Checkout by 10.00 am
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