CHADAR TREK

Ladakh Himalaya

23000/- /Person

Region
Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir
Altitude
11,123 Ft. Approx Trekking - 75 kms.
Duration
9 Days
Season
Round The Year .
Grade
Difficult
When to book
• Payment to be made by Bank Transfer/ Cheque /DD in favor of RAVERS EXPEDITIONS. Online through our payment gateway.
• Payment for this trip will not be adjusted against any future trips.
Cancellation Policy
• 45 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.).
• 30-45 Days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.).
• 15-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.).
• 15 Days: No refund

About CHADAR TREK

The Chadar trek is endangered trek and may cease to exist in the next 4-5 years or as many as it takes for the road that is being carved out on the rock face above the river.
Ladakh can be a difficult place to travel. The mountains are steep and in the winter snowfall closes many of the mountain passes and makes the few roads treacherous. Some villages become completely in accessible between November and March. One method of accessing snow-bound villages during the winter is trekking on top of the ice of frozen rivers. The Chadar trek is one such route, connecting villages in the Zanskar valley (deep in the mountains) with Chilling (on the road to Leh) along the frozen Zanskar 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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Day Itinerary

  • Day 1
    ARRIVE AT LEH (3500 M)
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    Arrive in Leh airport where you would be greeted by our representative and transfer to your hotel. Today, we would spend the day in the room itself to acclimatise to the high altitude. This is absolutely necessary and is most important for the days ahead. Overnight in the hotel.
  • Day 2
    LEH – CHILLING – TILAT DO (3200 M) DRIVE/3-4 HRS & TREK/1 HR
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    Post breakfast, we take a beautiful drive through the beautiful scenery with your first views of the Indus river and later the Zanskar river at their confluence at Nimoo. From Nimoo you follow the Zanskar to the roadhead at Tilat Do. From here we cross the Zanskar and depending on the time available we camp on the other side of the river or we continue ahead a bit before setting up camp for the night. Overnight in trekking tents.
  • Day 3
    TILAT DO – SHINGRA (3350 M) TREK 5-6 HRS
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    We begin the day at 7:00 am with a cup of hot tea. After breakfast, we set off on the “Chadar” which will be our routine for the rest of the trek. Today, we will trek close to 10-12 kms depending on the fitness of the group. Though our objective would be to get to Shingra we could camp earlier also in case the going gets tough during the day. This is something that we would follow all through the trek where we would keep the itinerary flexible to accommodate the group depending on fitness levels. Overnight in trekking tents.
  • Day 4
    SHINGRA – TIBB CAVE (3400 M) TREK 5-6 HRS
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    Post breakfast, we set off for Tibb Cave. Today we trek through the deep gorges of the Zanskar valley with sheer cliffs on both sides. The lack of direct sunlight keeps the snow well packed for the trek. We end the day at the big cave here which is used by the locals when traversing this valley and set up camp for the night. Overnight in trekking tents.
  • Day 5
    TIBB CAVE – NYERAK (3680 M) TREK 6-7 HRS
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    Post breakfast, we continue the walk through the gorges to the Nyerak village. Enroute we pass a large frozen waterfall which is gushing water during the non-winter season and is a stop point on our rafting trips down the Zanskar river during the Aug-Sep period. Today we camp below the Nyerak village and one can go up to the village in the evening. Overnight in trekking tents.
  • Day 6
    NYERAK – TIBB CAVE ( 3400 M) TREK 6-7 HRS
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    Post breakfast, we begin to retrace our steps on the return trek. Though we will be returning by the same route, a lot of the trail would have changed as the river changes by the hour during the season depending on the temperature and sunlight. So in most cases it will be like a different trail itself!! We camp overnight at the Tibb cave. Overnight in trekking tents.
  • Day 7
    TIBB CAVE – SHINGRA ( 3350 M) TREK 5-6 HRS
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    We retrace our steps to Shingra. Overnight in trekking tents.
  • Day 8
    SHINGRA – TILAT DO (3200 M) – LEH TREK 6-7 HRS & DRIVE 3-4 HRS
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    Today is the last trek day as we trek back towards Tilat Do. Here we cross the frozen Zanskar for the last time and then board our vehicles to drive back to Leh. Once in Leh, we check into our hotel and have a relaxing hot water bath and relive the memories of this wonderful trek. Overnight in the hotel.
  • Day 9
    DEPART FROM LEH
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    Transfer to the airport for your flight home

Cost Include


• 2 guides for the group of maximum 14 trekkers so 1 guide for 7 group members. This will ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek. All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
• Accommodation (hotel or Guest house or home stay or camping).
• Good quality camping arrangements.
we believe that roughing it out necessarily doesn’t mean sleeping in smelly sleeping bags, compromising on safety by using low quality equipment and having unappetizing meals. We focus on your safety, basic comforts and the environment while camping. Keeping this is mind, the following equipment is provided on the trek.
• 3/4 season imported alpine tents ,sleeping bag , mattresses , Hot water bottles in the night (during the trek), Camping stools, Mess Tent, Toilet tents.
• All meals starting from dinner on Day 1 till breakfast on last day. A lot of emphasis is given to nutritional needs and a menu of vegetarian dishes is prepared accordingly. Tea/coffee will be served throughout.
• Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment & rations.
• Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee (if any).
• First aid kit (our guides are certified in handling first aid situations).
• Service Tax
• Transport



Cost Exclude


• Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag.
• Any meals/services not mentioned above.
• Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
• Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
• Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
• Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
• Insurance.
• OTHER OPTIONAL CHARGES.
• Charges for a porter/mule to carry personal bag throughout the trek (not more than 10 kgs.).