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4.9

(6626 reviews)

Chadar Trek

Pickup & Drop

Leh

Duration

8N - 9D

Overview & Highlights

Itinerary

Inclusions

Exclusions

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Overview & Highlights

When winter seeps into the valley of Ladakh, the otherwise happening state gets barren, pretty much with no sight of tourists. That’s when a new panorama of Ladakh opens up for the true challenge seekers, adventurers and people who’ve the will to do that not many would dare to! Because trekking on predefined trails is pretty mainstrem, Ladakh offers this unique trek on a frozen river, popularly known as Chadar Trek! “Chadar”, which means sheet or a blanket refers to the thick frozen slab of ice that forms on River Zanskar and hence the trekking trail came to be known as the Chadar Trek. The route is a frozen spectacle of ice that sometimes looks like blue glass and sometimes shines golden when few sunrays manage to reach the valley. The trail looks no less than a marvel on a moonlit night, when the entire valley is coloured sparkling white! Chadar trek takes you from Chilling Village (on the road to Leh) to the hidden villages in the Zanskar Valley along the frozen river. This route has been used for centuries for trade and transportation, and is most reliable in February when the ice is most stable.

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Itinerary

Day 1
Reporting Day at Leh

The moment you land at Leh Airport, you’ll be welcomed by surprisingly picturesque Leh Airport. It’s advisable to wear warm clothes and woolen gloves at the time of landing, as you’ll feel the abrupt drop in temperature. You can relax in our guesthouse and explore the Leh market in the evening. It would be easier on the trek if you get used to the cold temperature in Leh because there will be a drop in the temperature henceforth at the Zanskar Valley.

Day 2
Acclimatization Day

As per the regulations and keeping in mind the health problems that trekkers might face (AMS), anyone doing the Chadar Trek should at least spend two days in Leh for the body to get fully acclimatized to the weather conditions. Trekkers can spend the day by visiting the places around the city. This makes for a sightseeing day clubbed while simultaneously acclimatizing the body for the trek ahead. Make sure you stay well hydrated.

Day 3
Medical Checkup

Chadar trek is no ordinary trek and therefore the government is very particular with the selection of participants who can undertake the challenging trail. Hence it is mandatory to acquire a medical certification for the same. A clearance certificate upon a medical check-up will be issued by the ALTOA designated medical camp. Only adequately fit participants will be allotted the permission certificate.

Day 4
Drive to Shingra Koma and Trek to Somo Paldar

After a sumptuous breakfast, you will begin your journey to the picturesque Shingra Koma. The drive will give you enough adrenaline as most part of the ride will be offroading. After reaching Shingra Koma, you’ll get off the vehicle and begin your trek to Somo Paldar. You’ll reach your campsite and spend the evening relaxing. Congratulations on completing your first patch of Chadar Trek!

Day 5
Trek to Dib Cave/Tibb

Wake up to a beautiful morning view. After a good brekfast, set out for a trek to Dib. After crossing the astounding views including ravines and gorges, you’ll reach a large cave named Dib. Soak in the beauty of this place. This is where you’ll halt for the night and camp. Make sure you don’t miss the butter tea served at the campsite. Retire for the night.

Day 6
Dib Cave/Tibb to camp at Naerak Frozen Waterfall

Post breakfast, you’ll move ahead for the Naerak Frozen Waterfall. This is undoubtedly the most mesmerizing vista you’ll come across the entire trek. This is the largest waterfall in the area. Photographers will have a great time shooting at a bridge near the waterfall. After spending some quality time here, you can then move towards Naerak, a prominent village of the region. Interact with the locals here and enjoy their culture. Retire for the night at the campsite.

Day 7
Naerak to Tibb

We now start our return journey towards Tibb. While the route would be the same through which you came, the frozen waterfalls might have changed their form. It would appear as if you’re in an entirely new location. Halt for some photographs, engage with the locals and spend some time relaxing. Reach Dib Cave and stay overnight.

Day 8
Tibb to Shingra Koma & Back to Leh

Today would be the last day of our trek. Wake up to a beautiful morning and bid adieu to Tibb. Trek towards Shingra Koma. You’ll be crossing Gyalpo on your way. You will interact with the fauna of the region, if not in person then through their footprints in the snow. Watch out for wildlings like ibex, foxes and if you’re lucky then even snow leopards. Upon reaching Shingra Korma, drive to Leh. Check in to the hotel and retire for the night.

Day 9
Departure from Leh

Wake up with the most beautiful memories of one of the most challenging destinations of India. Also congratulaions on successfully completing the Chadar trek. Depart from Leh Airport and return with the best moments of your lifetime.

NOTE: Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of participants etc. May cause itinerary change. We reserve the rights to change any schedule in the interest of safety, comfort and general wellbeing.

Inclusions

5 nights tented accommodation on triple sharing basis while on trek.

4 Nights – Home Stay/GuestHouse accommodation in Leh on Double/Triple sharing basis.

Dinner on Day 1, Breakfast and Dinner on Day 2, meals from Breakfast on Day 3 to Breakfast on Day 9

Basic First Aid Medical kits with oxygen cylinder.

Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.

Tents, sleeping bags & sleeping mattress.

Exclusions

GST (5%) is applicable extra.

Wildlife Fee/Environment Fee.

ALTOA Fees (INR 8500/- per person)

Medical Expenses (apart from First Aid) and insurance of any kind.

Airport Transfers/Transportation of any kind.

Meals in Leh.

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

Any kind of food or beverage that is not included in the package like alcoholic drinks, mineral water, meals/refreshments/lunches on the highway.

Any personal expenses like a tip to the drivers, entry to monuments/monasteries, camera/video camera charges, camel safari, river rafting, laundry, telephone bills, tips, etc

Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks etc. (to be borne directly by the customer on the spot)

Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.

Other Info

Must Carry
  • Authentic Government ID Card
  • Comfortable warm clothing like woolen socks, cap, fleece jackets or warmers, down jacket, toiletries.
  • Sunscreen & lip balm, Good U/V protection sunglasses
  • Personal Medicines (if any) & few medicines for altitude sickness (a must)
  • Only post-paid numbers will work in Leh City & apart from that most of the area is no network zone

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Travel Essentials
    gears
    • a rucksack bag and a day pack
    • 3-litre water bladder or water bottle
    clothes
    • a sun cap and a woolen cap
    • UV protected sunglasses
    • One cotton long sleeves and 2 short sleeve t-shirt
    • 1 fleece jacket
    • 1 heavy Thick jacket/down jacket
    • 1 pair of gloves
    • At least 2 long pants (trek pants and cargo pants are favourable)
    • 4 sets of undergarments
    • 2 pair of socks
    • a small towel
    • A rain jacket or a poncho
    footwear
    • Above-the-ankle waterproof and breathable hiking boots with good grip
    • Flip flops/sandals
    medication
    • One strip of Diamox
    • Glucose powder
    • Medicines for headaches, diarrhoea, motion and altitude sickness
    • Dettol
    • Bandages
    • Cotton
    personal accessories
    • toothpaste, toothbrush
    • Paper soap, or sanitizer
    • Sunscreen minimum of spf40 , lip balm, cold creams
    • Body spray
    • LED torch light

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PBADIGER

23 Dec, 2019

Himachal Backpacking ( 23rd December 2019- 2nd January 2020 ) Wanderon yall amazing souls, himachal as a place is very mesmerising and beautiful yall just made it better and more enjoyable. Hats of to the team captains for arranging and keeping everything spot on. This trip gave me a lot of beautiful memories to remember, thank you very much Wanderon.

Shyam Sundar R

23 Dec, 2019

I chose WanderOn for the Himachal Winter Backpacking trip this Dec-Jan (2019-20) Starting from the first communication (pre-sales) until the trip got over , the team were very professional and genuine. Transportation services - Bus/Cabs were very good and comfortable. Accommodation - Very good and apt for a adventure trip. Food was amazing with a good mix of Veg, Non-veg and Jain food 👌 Team Captains and Tour guides were courteous and approachable 24x7. Overall the trip was awesome with a great group of fellow travellers who were like minded, helpful, and fun loving. Kudos to team Wander On , Team Captains and Tour guides : Sandy, Gaurav, Prateek, Ravi, Mifi, Yon, Sahil.

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23 Dec, 2019

Himachal Backpacking ( 23rd December 2019- 2nd January 2020 ) Wanderon yall amazing souls, himachal as a place is very mesmerising and beautiful yall just made it better and more enjoyable. Hats of to the team captains for arranging and keeping everything spot on. This trip gave me a lot of beautiful memories to remember, thank you very much Wanderon.

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23 Dec, 2019

When life offers you a dream in form of a journey beyond any of your expectations that kind of journey changes you completely. With every journey, you come a bit closer to knowing yourself knowing the nature and her bounties, seeing and feeling the beauty that the world has to offer and understanding one's responsibilities as a human being. The Himachal backpack 2019 with wander on was one such experience an experience of a lifetime. We reconnected with life and with ourselves, The live music and group activities helped us connect with each other the conversations over bonfires didn't let us sleep even after a tiring day. The treks and the snow-covered lands and mountains rejuvenated our souls and ignited our spirits. The beauty of Himachal left us awestruck and for the first time, my heart cried an ocean with happiness and contentment. The beautiful sunsets and sunrises left me with wanting to meet and greet them every day. It was like dancing to the symphony of nature.A heartiest thank you to the whole team of Wander on for a lifetime experience and memories that will be cherished till we are ash and dust.

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