Description

The Chadar Trek is considered as one of the most exciting and unique treks – a very special and an extraordinary trek on shiny ice on the bank of Tsarap River. You will be dropped by a vehicle at Chilling Sumdo (crossed road) then your trek leads in a narrow valley filled with breath-taking views of ice-peaks and unexpected hanging icicles that will attract your gaze for some time. You will spend the night at cave camps with the help of a bonfire that will keep you warm and relaxed.

Our daily trek begins at around 9:00am and by then the sun’s up and blue skies bring cheer despite the cold temperatures. The trek goes along the Tsarap River in the region of Nyerag, Lingshed and constitutes to Zanskar!

 

The ‘Chadar’ is a perfect example of this resourcefulness of the Ladakhis and their indomitable spirit, in the face of such daunting odds. The term ‘Chadar’ means blanket in the local language, thereby giving an indication to the nature of this whole experience. Large sections of the river Zanskar, which is one of the mightiest rivers in Ladakh, freeze over in the dead of winter and are covered by a thick blanket of ice. This frozen blanket or ‘Chadar’ is the only way in and out for Zanskaris in winter, when the road and various other caravan routes are closed due to heavy The icy wonderland of the ‘Chadar trek’ snowfall blocking the high passes. It has been their traditional trade route in winter for Centuries. The seven to eight days walk from chilling to Padum is both challenging as well as an incomparably exiting experience. The landscape acquires a pristine grandeur in winter as the trail enters into the gorge of the Zanskar, where temperatures sometimes drop to –30 to – 35 Degree Celsius.

Itinerary

Day 1: Reporting day at Leh
• Altitude 11,400 ft.
• Keep your woollen cap and gloves handy at Airport
• Orientation & Briefing of the trek at 12:00 noon (Mandatory)
• Check in Hotel (10:00 am) (Centrally heated room)
• Bring a copy of ID proof and 2 photo graphs. 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 acclimatise

Day 2: Acclimatization Day
• Rest + Acclimatisation day
• Can go for half day sightseeing
• Visit of any very high altitude place or pass is not advisable
• Consumption of alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited
• Stay in Hotel / Guest House

Day 3: Leh to Tsomo Paldar via Chilling & Tilad do
• Altitude 11,400 to 10,400 ft.
• Drive 65 km, 3-4 hrs
• Trek 3km, 2 hrs
• Gumboots are mandatory
• Carry two thermos flask of 1 litre each
• Stay in tents
• 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 4: Tsomo Paldar to Tibb Cave
• Altitude 10,400 to 10,800 ft.
• Trek 15 km / 6-7 hrs)
• Hot Lunch on the way
• Make sure you fill your thermos with warm water before you leave
• Pass through a waterfall which never freeze
• You will only get sunshine around 9-10 am
• Stay in tent

Day 5: Tibb Cave to Nerak
• Altitude 10,800 to 11,100 ft
• Trek 13 km / 6-7 hrs)
• Hot Lunch on the way
• Make sure you 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 6: Nerak – Tibb Cave
• Altitude 11,100 to 10,800 ft
• Trek 13 km / 5-6 hrs)
• Hot Lunch on the way
• Make sure you fill your thermos with warm water before you leave
• Stay in tent

Day 7: Tibb Cave to Gyalpo
• Altitude 10,800ft to 10,500 ft.
• Trek 12 km / 5-6 hours
• Hot Lunch on the way
• Make sure you fill your thermos with warm water before you leave
• Stay in tent.

Day 8: Gyalpo to Tilad do to Leh
• Altitude 10,500ft to 10,300ft and drive to 11,400 ft.
• Trek 06 km. / 3-4 hrs
• Drive 65 km, 3-4 hrs
• Hot Lunch on the way
• Make sure you fill your thermos with warm water before you leave
• Reach Leh by 06:30 pm
• De- briefing and certificate distribution just before dinner
• Stay in Hotel/Guest House

Day 9: Fly to your desired destination
• Checkout 10.00 am from Leh Hotel / Guest House.

Advisory

  1. Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  2. Pay heed to the trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking experience.
  3. Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.
  4. Avoid trekking during the nights.
  5. Before undertaking the trek, consult a physician.
  6. Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek.
  7. The trek takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.

For Medical Form please visit:

https://www.plusvalleyadventure.com/medical-form/

Payment Method

In Bank Account of Stepin Adventure.

Bank Details –

Account Name – Stepin Adventure.

A/c number – 913020021328564

Bank – Axis Bank LTD.

Branch – Paud Road

IFSC Code – UTIB0001894

(Note – Only Cheque deposits and NEFT transfers.

No cash deposit)

You can pay the cash in our Office. Receipt will be given to you.

Address – Plus valley Adventure Office,
3, Anand Complex, Alkapuri Society,
Opp.Hotel Kinara, Above Bata Showroom,
Vanaz Corner, Paud Road, Kothrud,
Pune – 411029.

Cancellation Policy:

Please refer our website:-

https://www.plusvalleyadventure.com/cancellation-policy/

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

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

Exclusions

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

Things to Carry

  1. Warm shirt/ light micro fleece pullover/ full sleeve T-shirt
  2. Water resistant trekking pants (Dri-fit)
  3. Windproof/ water resistant jacket, down jacket with min 600 fill power rating
  4. Thick Fleece/ Full-sleeve sweater
  5. Thermal inner wear
  6. Woolen cap, Inner fleece gloves, outer water proof gloves
  7. Thick dri-fit woolen socks and regular socks
  8. Scarf/ muffler / multifunctional headwear (optional)
  9. Comfortable waterproof Trekking/ Hiking shoes with a thick sole, Camp shoes
  10. Gaiters
  11. Ice Grips / Winter Trax / Crampons
  12. Raincoat/ Poncho
  13. Small light weight towel
  14. Insulated water bottle and hydration pack (optional)
  15. Cap/ floppy, Sun glasses
  16. Sturdy walking stick/ trekking pole
  17. Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm
  18. Torch/ Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  19. Personal medication
  20. Personal toiletries

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CHADAR TREK

The Chadar Trek or the Zanskar Gorge is a winter trail in the Zanskar region of Ladakh, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Traditionally the only means of travel in the area during the harsh winter months, the trail has become popular with international adventure tourists.

24,500 +( GST 5% )

REGION :
Ladakh J & K
SEASON :
winter
GRADE :
Difficult
MAX ALTITUDE :
11,123 Ft.
APPROX TREKING DISTANCE:
75 kms
START POINT:
Leh
END POINT:
Leh
CONTACT:
917720080918