Chadar trek is one of the most thrilling yet a challenging one for the trekkers in Ladakh. The temperature during winter in Ladakh drops down to minus 5 to 40 degrees, yet the trekkers, the exceptional adamant one choose this trekking. This trekking is worth the challenge; it is like the path least travelled and you will see the hidden or unreachable ranges of the uppermost section of the Himalayas. Since this trek demands ample of physical strength, one must be above 20 and should be physically fit. Within 5 days you will taste the chilly weather, but with the satisfaction of reaching the unseen villages and people by the rest of the world. Throughout this journey you will be accompanied by guide, cook, helper, and porters.
This is a trek into some of the most isolated yet inhabited regions in the Zanskar mountains. Trekking on ice, the frozen Zanskar River,on an average five to seven hours daily at an easy pace. But a reasonable degree of physical fitness is needed. So gear up !!
Arrival at Leh airport, to be received by our representative & transferred to the hotel. Take a full day rest at the hotel as you need to acclimatize well. O/N Leh.
After breakfast drive for a half day local sightseeing with visits to Thiksey monastery, Stok Palace, Shanti Stupa & Hall of Fame Museum. Back to hotel by later noon. Rest day at leisure & rest. O/N Leh .
Morning after breakfast leave for Medical Checkup. Rest of the day at Lesuire & Rest. O/N Leh.
Day 4Leh – Chiling/Tilatdo to Shingra-Gongma (3200m) 5 hrs drive (Taxi/Bus):/1 ½ Hrs Trek
Morning after breakfast drive towards Nimoo where the confluence of river Zanskar and Indus is located, from there take left and drive along the Zanskar River till you reach Sumdado. At Chiling after lunch visit the White Copper artists famous for their handmade works. After lunch drive Shingra Yokma from where the Trek will start till you reach Shingra-gongma ( 1 ½ hrs). Today is the day you will actually start walking on the frozen river, you will pitch your camp at the bank of Zanskar River. As the dusk ascent, the coldness will arise too, your sleeping bag and the warm water will keep you warm. O/N Camping.
Day 5Trek Shingra-gongma to Deep Yokma(3300m) 5 hrs.
In the moring after having your breakfast with a hot cup of tea to beat the freezing weather and energise you for yet another challenging 5 hours trek to Deep. Starting this trek to Deep where you’ll see numbers of caves, and you will also see Tsomo Paldar, naturally flowing spring water. After a day long trek you will set your tent at Deep for your night stay. O/N Camping.
Day 6Deep to Nyrakpulu (3400m) 4-5 hrs.
Start the trek from Deep, after 4-5 hours of walk you will be reaching Nyarakpulu. After Lunch visit the Big water fall and beautiful village called Nyarak. Reaching this village you will get to know about Zanskar people and its way of life. From there Singee-La will be visible, which is a summer trek. O/N Camping.
Day 7Nyrakpulu to Deep Yokma (3300m)4- 5hrs.
On the way back you will take the same route back from Nyrakpulu to Deep Yokma. Spend the night in camp at the side of river bank. O/N Camping.
Day 8Deep Yokma to Shingra Gongma (3200m) 4-5 Hrs
Trek back from Deep Yokma to Shingra Yokma. Overnight in Camp at the side of river bank. O/N Camping.
Day 9Shingra Gongma to Shingra Yokma to Leh (3200m) (1 ½ hrs trek & 5 hrs drive)
Trek back from Shingra gongma to Shingra Yokma and then drive back to Leh bidding farewell to the adventurous yet a challenging Chadar trek. O/N Leh.
Day 10Leh – Delhi.
Morning after breakfast leave back for Leh Airport, to board a flight back to Destination. Journey Ends here.
• To & fro Leh Airport Transfers.
• Transportation during sightseeing & transfers.
• Accommodation in Hotel / Camping on sharing basis as per selected from above quote.
• All Meals (09 Breakfast + 09 Lunch + 09 Dinner)
• Kitchen Tent, Dining Tent, Toilet Tent.
• Camping & Kitchen Equipments during trek / camping.
• Sleeping Bag with Matress, Gum boots, Walking Pole Stick & Feather Jacket.
• Individual porter for each trekker.
• Professional Chadar Trek Guide, Helper, Cook & Porters for Luggages.
• Hot Water Bottle Thermos for individual trekker.
• Environmental Fees, Rescue Fees, ALTOA Fees & medical Check Up Fees.
• Trek Insurance.
• Air Fare.
• Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
• Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices Included”.
• Tips, Laundry, Phone Calls.
• Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)
• Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
• 50% Advance to confirm the reservation.
• Balance amount to be deposited 15 Days before tour departure.
• 25% Cancellation before 30 Days of tour Departure, within amount will be charged.
• Vehicles provided as per tour plan (Point to Point Basis)
• Any services initialized are non refundable and any expenses due to change in the program due to health or road blockage will be charged extra.
• Prices valid for Jan & Feb month 2020 only.
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