FROZEN RIVER TREK ‘The Chadar – 2017’
Region – Leh, Ladakh, J & K
Duration – 10 days
Grade – Medium
Max Altitude – 11,123 Ft.
Approx Trekking Distance – 75 kms.
Ladakh can be a difficult place to travel in winters;
The mountains are steep and snowfall closes many of the mountain passes.
Some villages become completely isolated 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.
This 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 born fire
that will keep you warm and relaxed.
It has been the traditional trade route for locales 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 –15 to – 20 Degree Celsius.
Day 01 – ARRIVAL LEH – 04th Feb
On arrival our representative will receive you at Leh airport and
transfer you to hotel for acclimatisation and overnight at hotel
Day 02 – LEH AND SURROUNDINGS – 05th Feb
Morning drive and do visit to the Picturesque monasteries – Thiksay and Shay
later afternoon, drive and enjoy Japanese stupa.
Dinner and Overnight at hotel
Day 03-DRIVE – CHILLING & BEGIN TREK – TILAD SUMDO – 06th Feb
Morning after breakfast drive for an hour and half till Chilling trekking point
and experience the amazing Chadar trek till Tilad Sumdo overnight at camp.
Day 04- TILAD SUMDO – GYALPO (cave camp 3170mtr) – 07th Feb
Morning after breakfast walk begin for Gyalpo.
Always we have to keep in mind that earliest start will be more thrilling and interesting
because the ice condition remain perfect and we have to be at camp on time
before the ice getting melt by afternoon sunlight.
Interesting part of trek today in that we will pass through the so called
Dinner and overnight
Day 05- GYALPO TO DIB YOKMA CAVE – 3225mtres – 08th Feb
Today its wonderful day we get to see amazing waterfall which is frozen into aquamarine
ice cliff, you can also see the uphill slopes of the ice as we ascend the frozen river.
Actually the waterfall what we see as ice cliff was said to have come from the water given to the local travelers who visited Tibet centuries ago to plead for water for their Barren land.
The travellers were given a box which they suppose to open only their way back home.
Our porters will tell you more details on this trek route while you are on go.
Dinner and overnight at camp
Day 06 – DIB YOKMA TO NERAK PULLU (3390 Mtres) – 09th Feb
Morning after breakfast walk just another spectacular day as you will get to see some wildlife like Ibex, we pass the incense tree lines which normally locals use it during their morning rituals after drying it for some time.
The porters sometime use it as good omens and they wrap some pieces of the
incense in the white scarf and gift it to the trekkers as good charm.
After sometime we reach to the bridge which connect Ladakh with Zangskar and Nerak village with Lingshed monastery during summer season, later we come across a open valley where we can see some small huts use by the villagers of Nerak during their summer season when they graze the local animals at these green pastureland.
Dinner and overnight
Day 07 to Day 09: RETURN TREK BACK TO CHILLING AND DRIVE TO LEH.
10th Feb – 12th Feb
Getteing back to Leh is as amazing as going till Nerak, it is easy gentle downhill, you can get to see another angle of the entire valleys with different shades of landscapes and surroundings.
pickup on day 09 at Tilad and drive you back to Leh
with the memorable trip of the great frozen river trek.
Dinner and Overnight at hotel at Leh
Day 10: LEH AIRPORT DROP – 13th Feb
Drop at Leh airport to connect onward flight.
TOTAL TOUR COST PER PERSON FOR THE COMPLETE TOURS N TREK:
INR 26800 PER PERSON for the entire trip
All Inclusive Ex – Leh
(For Indian Nationals Only)
(*Please note the Government Fees to be paid at the Chadar Entry == INR 2500/-)
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ABOVE TOUR COST INCLUDES:
. High quality trekking tents for trek
. Experience trekking guide
. Experience porters during the trek
. We will provide Jackets, Boots, Sleeping bags, Mattress, Gloves etc.
. Good cook who will take care of of the hygienic meals.
. All applicable taxes
ABOVE TOUR COST EXCLUDE:
delay/cancellation/hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities.
items of personal nature.