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Chadar Trek

CHADAR TREK

It’s thrilling! It’s intriguing! It’s challenging! It’s unpredictable! And what’s better is it packs a whole lot of surprises for you to uncover each day. If you are someone who likes the sound of ‘extreme’, ‘harsh’, ‘ice, ‘cold’, and ‘unpredictable’ in front of the word ‘adventure’, Chadar Trek in Ladakh is probably your soul trek because this is the very elements that make this wonder of a trek an experience unparalleled in the vast landscape of the Himalayas.

Rs. 26000

8 Night / 9 Days

OVERVIEW:

Ladakh is home to numerous natural wonders, but the Chadar Trek is the most precious gift bestowed upon this magical land. The trek is all about persistence & survival – learning to survive in the harsh terrains at sub-zero temperatures, interacting with the locals & understanding their way of living, especially in one of the most inhabitable regions in the world. In contrast, you trek across a dramatic gorge with frozen waterfalls on the frozen trail of Zanskar spanned out like a “Chadar” it acts as a mirror for the sky!

DATES:
Batch 1: 14-22 Jan
Batch 2: 16-24 Jan
Batch 3: 18-26 Jan
Batch 4: 20-28 Jan
Batch 5: 22-30 Jan
Batch 6: 26-Jan to                  03-Feb

LOOKS 
COOL!

ITINERARY:

Day 1: Leh's arrival

The trek starts from Leh, which is a headway into Ladakh which is home to some of the highest peaks in the region. Because the roads are shut, the only way to get to Ladakh in winter is by air. There are flights that fly into Leh through Delhi and this two-hour journey is where the magic begins. Trying to get a window seat on the plane for the bird’s eye view of the Himalayas is absolutely mesmerizing.

Day one is reserved for you to make your way to Leh and get settled into your accommodation. Since you will be coming to this altitude from sea level, the body will need time to get comfortable with the altitude and the mountain air. Winters in Leh are quite harsh but the cold you experience here is only just the beginning!


Day 2: Acclimatisation
Day two is reserved for rest and acclimatization to the altitude, too. This is important to allow your body to adapt to its new environment and reduce the chances of adverse health conditions. You can go around and explore the city market, delve into the colours and culture of this high-mountain city and visit some places nearby. A little movement around the city would be good for acclimatization. Also, use this time to go through your checklist and do some last-minute shopping for what you might be missing for the trek. Leh has the best market for trekking essentials.

Day 3: Medical Check-up
Day 3 is also reserved to adapt to the cold winters of Leh. The only other thing on the agenda is a mandatory medical check-up at the Tourist Information Centre which is essential to obtain a NOC from ALTOA and a permit from the Wildlife Department to trek on Chadar.

Day 4: Leh - Bakula - Shingra Gognma

In the 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 visits the White Copper artists famous for their handmade works. After lunch drive to 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 the Zanskar River.  As the dusk ascent the coldness will arise too, your sleeping bag and the warm water will keep you warm.  Spend your night in the tent.


Day 5: Shingra Gongma - Deep Yokma
In the morning after having your breakfast with a hot cup of tea beat the freezing weather and energise yourself for yet another challenging 5 hours trek to Deep. Starting this trek to Deep where you’ll see a number 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.

Day 6: Deep Yokma - Neyrak Pullu
Start the trek from Deep, after 4-5 hours of walking you will be reaching Nyarakpulu. After Lunch visits the Big waterfall and beautiful village called Nyarak. Reaching this village you will get to know about the Zanskar people and their way of life. From there Singee-La will be visible, which is a summer trek. Overnight Camp.

Day 7: Neyrak Pullu - Deep Yokma
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 the river bank.

Day 8: Deep Yokma - Shingra Gongma - Leh
Trek back from Deep Yokma to Shingra Yokma.Trek back from Shingra gong to Shingra Yokma and then drive back to Leh bidding farewell to the adventurous yet challenging trekking.

Day 9: Leh departure
PRICE INCLUDES:
  • First, 3 Nights and last night stay in Leh with breakfast, dinner and lunch in a standard guest house on a double /triple sharing basis.

  • Stay with breakfast & dinner in an alpine/dome tent on double /triple/quad sharing. Packed lunch while on the trek.

  • Transport for:
    a)    Airport shuttle.
    b)    Drop and pick-up to and from Bakula or beyond.
    c)    Medical check-up point.

  • Tents, mattress, sleeping bags, gumboots and rubber hot bag.

  • Porters for carrying common camping equipment and trekkers' backpacks (up to 10kg per trekker).

  • Highly experienced trek guides and leaders.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

​•    Flight Tickets.
•    Any kind of environmental, wildlife and other fees.
•    Anything not specified under inclusions head

THINGS TO CARRY:

  • Valid ID proof for each member

  • Personal toiletries and medication (if any)

  • Warm and comfortable clothes

  • Woollen clothes, woollen cap jackets, socks, thermal wear, snow gloves/normal gloves, etc.

  • Raincoat

  • Trekking shoes

  • Water bottles, backpacks, energy bars/snacks, etc.

  • Sunscreen lotion

  • Sunglasses

  • Camera

  • Cap or hat

  • Flashlight (with spare batteries)

ADVISORY:

  • A medical certificate for fitness for doing this trek is mandatory.

  • Smoking, drinking and consumption of illicit substances are strictly prohibited.

  • Buying of any illegal material is strictly prohibited, and the participant will be detained and handed over to the government authority.

  • Instructions from the guides should be strictly followed.

  • Guidelines issued by the state government are to be followed.

  • Social distancing is to be maintained.

  • Frequent hand sanitisation and the use of masks are recommended.

  • To ensure utmost hygiene, the place is daily cleaned and sanitized.

  • Please provide a valid ID at the time of check-in.

  • The exact location will be shared with you post-booking.

  • Avoid uncomfortable clothing during the activities (like sarees, etc.).

  • Carrying jewellery or other valuables is not advisable.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
  • No cancellations will be taken over phone calls or WhatsApp messages. Please reply to the email of the payment receipt that you received at the time of booking regarding the cancellation.

  •  Free Cancellation up to 60 days before the departure date (Booking amount is non-refundable)

  • If you're cancelling the trip within 10 Days of the Departure Date then only 20% of the total trip cost will be charged as a cancellation fee and the remaining sum will be refunded.

  • If you're cancelling the trip and opting for a refund within 2 Days from the Departure Date then 100% of the total trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

  • You are not eligible for a refund if you fail to show up on the day of departure under the given timeline that has been provided to you beforehand. 

  • There would 30% refund provided in case some problems occur due to government orders, harsh weather conditions, protests, landslides, or any other unforeseen circumstances. On the occasion of any such happenings, we have a backup plan ready most of the time and we'll be moving on that. There are times when we would have to cancel some activities mentioned in the itinerary but it's only due to the reason that we would be bound by a circumstance that is not in our control.

  • If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.) then the participants would be provided with a travel voucher of 70% for the same amount that can be used within 365 days of the issuance date for any package worth the same amount.

  • Suppose a trek/trip has to be aborted midway due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.). In that case, no refund would be provided.

  • Hamrahi will not bear any extra expense due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strikes, bandh, etc.).

  • Cancellations policy differs for popular destinations and also during peak season, kindly confirm with your operator once.

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