₹ 20000

Chadar Trek-2019

Chadar trek, like very few treks in the Himalayas provides the most memorable experience of walking on a frozen river reflecting you like a thick glass with eye-catching mountains on both sides. The perfect expedition from where the image of the North Pole can be figured out. The place where the temperatures drops down to -35 degrees during night, the ration are transported on sledges, you find flaura and fauna at their untouched natural environment. The trek allows you to have a glance of the Zankari culture closely through the locals whom you meet on the trek and get yourself blessed with their hospitality. The most magnificent waterfall frozen completely from top to bottom called Nerak waterfall is an exceptional tourist excursion.  Mid-January to mid-February is considered as the best time when the Zanskar River freezes and you get to walk on massive slabs of ice spreading for miles and miles. The landscapes and overall experience will leave their imprints on your hearts forever. From 2019 onwards, the local administration has made it mandatory for every participant to undergo a medical examination at SNM Hospital, Leh post where a fitness certificate would be granted. We would be happy to provide the following details:

Batches: Jan to Feb 2019
Duration : 9Days/8Nights
City : Leh,Ladhakh
Difficulty: 6/10
Batches: Jan to Feb 2019
Duration : 9Days/8Nights
City : Leh,Ladhakh
Difficulty: 6/10
Dates & Availibility

Itinerary

This lies at an altitude of more than 3500 metres above sea level, and the second largest district in the country. In winters, as most passes leading to Leh are closed, you will be flown to the Leh airport which has the distinction of being the highest airport in the world. As soon you land at the airport, you will be greeted by dry and cold air, but what will take all your attention is the lofty, snow-capped mountains all around; a sight that will remain with you forever. After completing the arrival formalities and picking up your bags from the baggage counter take a taxi and proceed towards the pre-arranged hotel. Enjoy an overnight stay in the hotel.
Get up early in the morning and begin the process of acclimatization at high altitude. Proceed to walk towards Shanti Stupa, a sacred Buddhist stupa, from where you will get an opportunity to witness a beautiful view of the sunrise and a panoramic sight of the town of Leh. Stay hydrated as you spend your first day of the trek in Leh.
Due to the challenging nature of this particular trek, government has made it mandatory for participants to acquire medical certification before they undertake Chadar trek. A clearance certificate upon a medical check-up will be issued by the Sonam Narbu Hospital. One will get a certificate only when adequately fit and acclimatized for the trek.
Enjoy tea and breakfast in the morning and start your journey by driving to Shingra Koma. This ride is not for the faint-hearted as bumpy roads and hairpin bends are quite common on this route. The sight of the surrounding high mountains will give you a sense of awe. After a point, you will have to deboard from the vehicle and trek towards Somo Paldar campsite. Your Chadar trek expedition starts here.
Today, you will set out to trek to Dib Cave/Tibb. During the day, you will behold the breathtaking beauty of the region including ravines and gorges. You might not see sunshine properly as the steep cliffs in this area obstruct them. Once you reach Dib, you will see a large cave. This is the place where you will halt for the night and rest. Butter tea would be offered and we recommend you to try it. Enjoy overnight stay at the campsite.
Today, you will trek the most scenic part of the region and get a chance to witness the largest frozen waterfall and prayer flags. The bridge built next to the site of the waterfall is used in summers to reach Zanskar from Leh. Thereafter, you can proceed towards the village of Naerak to mingle with the locals and understand their way of living. Stay overnight at the village camp comfortably
On this particular day, start your return trip and proceed towards Tibb. The return trail would not be easy and the river quickly reacts to any change in the temperature. By now the frozen river might have taken an entirely new form. On the way back, admire the beauty of the region, click pictures and meet locals, who can be seen wearing traditional woolen Gonchas (robes). Upon Dib Cave, relax and stay overnight at the campsite.
In the morning, get ready to leave Tibb and proceed towards Shingra Koma, crossing Gyalpo. The trail today will give you a chance to witness high mountains and pugmarks of wild animals like snow leopards, ibex and foxes. If lucky, you just might spot a leopard; even if you do not, then at least be sure, you would be watched by them. In the evening, drive back to Leh and stay overnight at the hotel.
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Things to make a note of

Even though minimum age limit to register for the program is 12 years, children less than 18 years of age are accepted for the treks only with a parent's/guardian's undertaking. For detailed guidelines and terms of participation, visit our Terms and Conditions page.
Members can also drop by at one of our offices and book the programs on an offline basis. You can also Contact Us to avail special Group/Corporate discounts.
ID Proof, YATA-India booking receipt, original medical certificate stating your fitness & two passports sized photographs are a must to enter the Base Camp. Without these documents, participants will not be allowed to proceed further at the Base Camp.
Forest Entry Fees,Veg. Food, Jain Food ,Breakfast ,Lunch,Dinner,Tea ,Snacks ,soup, welcome drink, Accommodation in Dormitory/Tent ,Well Qualified Mountaineering/Trekking Guide, Trekking, Camping Equipment, Locker Room Facilities ,Certificates (Participation) Ceremony, Camp Fire.

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