Chadar Trek - Ladakh

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Trekkers crossing the frozen river

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Trekkers on Chadar Trek during snowfall

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Chadar Trek

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Chadar Trek

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Chadar Trek

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About

Imagine walking on the surface made of ice and frozen river. Sounds enthralling? One can have this experience on the Chadar Trek. The trek is like no other trek in Himalayas. However, one can find frozen rivers or frozen lakes on other treks too but the experience of Chadar trek remains completely different and exciting. Walking on a thick glass made of ice having huge and lofty mountains on both sides is an experience of a lifetime. The trek offers an opportunity to explore and experience the Zanskari and Ladakhi culture and hospitality. Apart from all this, the frozen waterfalls leave you in awe. The best months to do this trek is January and February and seeing the difficulty level, the trek is not recommended for beginners.


Short Itinerary

Reporting day at Leh

Acclimatization Day

Leh to Tsomo Paldar via Chilling & Tilad do

Tsomo Paldar to Tibb Cave

Tibb Cave to Nerak

Nerak to Tibb Cave

Tibb Cave to Gyalpo

Gyalpo to Tilad do to Leh

Depart from Leh

package details

Location

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Zanskar Region

State

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Jammu And Kashmir

No. of Days

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9

Meals Included

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Yes

Type Of Stay

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Guest House / Camps

Start/End Location

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Trip Type

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Adventure

Altitude

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11,100 ft

Route Plan

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Best Time to Visit

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January & February

Cost

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21000 /-

(GST @ 5% Extra)

Upcoming Event Dates

January

5th Jan to 13th Jan

13th Jan to 21st Jan

21st Jan to 29th Jan

30th Jan to 7th Feb

Day 1
Reporting day at Leh

Reach Leh and get amazed by the breathtaking views of Leh town. It is advisable to wear warm clothes and take rest on this day as there are high chances of getting AMS due to high altitude and low temperature. However, you can explore the local market in the evening. Try to get used to the cold temperatures as it would help you during the trek.

Day 2
Acclimatization Day

As per the norms, a trekker should should spend atleast 2 days in Leh before leaving for Chadar trek so that his body gets acclimatized properly. Trekkers can also spend time by visiting other places in the vicinity.

Day 3
Leh to Tsomo Paldar via Chilling & Tilad do

Today you will be proceeding towards your first campsite, Tsomo Paldar. You will be driving through Magnetic hill, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara and the confluence of Zanskar & Indus rivers. You will enjoy the drive as it is quite scenic. After an hour long drive, you will reach at a point from where the trek will start. The weather will be quite cool there. The trek will be 1.5 hours long and after this, you will reach Tsomo Paldar, which will be your campsite of the day.

Day 4
Tsomo Paldar to Tibb Cave

Wake up, have breakfast and get ready for your trek to Tibb Cave. Today, you will encounter frozen waterfalls amidst the way which will take all your attention. After completing the half trek, you will have lunch and then continue the trek. The campsite will be setup near the Tibb Cave. The camping area will be girded by dry sand.

Day 5
Tibb Cave to Nerak

Nerak is the most anticipated campsite in the whole trek. The total distance of today’s route is around 13 km which lets you cross the most amazing part of the trek. Today’s campsite will also be the coldest of all the campsites. Temperature can drop below -20 degrees during night. We might visit the Nerak village, if time allows. Campsite will be setup near the frozen waterfall.

Day 6
Nerak to Tibb Cave

Today, you will start returning back to Tibba Cave. The return route will be a bit easy and the view will be little different as the ice formation reacts rapidy to the change in temperature. Admire the beauty of the gorge while coming back. Campsite will be setup near the cave.

Day 7
Tibb Cave to Gyalpo

Today’s trek will be uphill from Tibb Cave. You will be passing through high icy walls and sharp mountain edges. The view will give you a feel of an ice castle.

Day 8
Gyalpo to Tilad do to Leh

This will be the last day of the trek as you will be coming out from the Iceland of Zanskar. Time to bid adieu after you reach Tilad Do. Also, there will be no camping on this day. Overnight stay will be in guest house.

Day 9
Depart from Leh

Reach Leh and proceed for your onward journey.

Inclusions

05 Nights tented accommodation on triple sharing basis while on the trek.

03 Nights Homestay/Guest House accommodation in Leh on triple/quad sharing basis

All veg meals from Lunch on Day 3rd Day to Lunch on Day 8th

Basic First Aid Medical kits with an oxygen cylinder.

Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.

Tents, Sleeping bags and Sleeping Mattress

Transport from Leh Guest House to Tilald do and return as per Itinerary

Exclusions

Wildlife Fee/Environment Fees

ALTOA Fees

Medical expenses (apart from first aid) and insurance of any kind.

Mineral Water & any kind of beverages

Airport Transfers / Transportation of any Kind

Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/ cancellation/hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities or any emergency evacuation expenses.

Meals in Leh

Anything not mentioned in above inclusions.

Cost Escalation due to “Force Majeure” and evacuation charges.

No refund of booking amount to be provided if customer cancels the booking 10 days prior to departure date.

50% refund if done between 11-20 days prior to schedule departure.

100% refund if cancelled 20+ days prior to schedule departure date.