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Chadar Trek 2021: Trek On The Frozen Zanskar River!

BanBanjara provides only the best quality tours in the country. Our network of operators, guides, instructors is superior to any other currently offered by others. BanBanjara is the only company that provides 100% customizability, products tailored to the individual customers' needs. Finally, we place great importance on the customer service we provide, and we are very proud of the response we get from our customers.

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$452

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Duration

9 days

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • Trekking Gears
    • Surface Transfers
    • Sleeping Bags
    • Sleeping Tents
    • Trek Guide
    • Extra oxygen cylinder
    • Emergency Medical Provisions
    • 4 Night Stay In Leh
    • 4 Night Stay during Trek
    • Entry/Admission - Ladakh
    • Entry/Admission - Sonam Norboo Memorial Hospital
    What's excluded :
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Meals in Leh
    • Personal Trekking Equipment-like Gum Boots, Trekking Pole
    • Personal Insurance
    • Cost of Emergency Evacuation
    • Permit for the Trek
    • Pick Up and Drop from Airport
    • Purchase of Personal Natures
    • Liability of Change in Itinerary due to reason beyond our control
    • Anything not mentioned in Inclusion
    • Entry/Admission - Zanskar Valley

  • Day 1: Reach Leh | 11,400 ft

    Stop At: Ladakh, Raku Complex, Fort Road, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194101
    -Meet us at the hotel in Leh on the first day of this Leh Ladakh trekking experience. During your flight, try to grab window seats as the stunning views that you encounter during the journey start right as the plane reaches the ground! The snow-capped mountains, in view so suddenly, will take your breath away!
    -Make sure to keep your woollens nearby as the temperature will be hovering around 2 degrees when you come down to the tarmac.
    -From here, you will head to your guesthouse, where you can check-in and drop off your luggage before heading out for some sightseeing and window-shopping.
    -Do make sure not head to higher altitudes on this day, get plenty of rest in preparation for the upcoming adventure and keep yourself hydrated!
    Duration: 1 day

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Stay In Hotels on sharing Basis

    Day 2: Acclimatize Yourself

    Stop At: Ladakh, Raku Complex, Fort Road, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194101
    -As per the government regulations, all trekkers undertaking the Chadar Trek must spend at least two days in Leh to first acclimatize to the high altitude. This is to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness that tends to overcome the trekkers at such high altitudes.
    -After breakfast, you are free to further explore the town and go sightseeing. This is the best time to take stock and ensure that your inventory is complete as Leh is the last stop where you will have access to shops and civilization.
    -In the evening, the trek leader will take you through the essentials of trekking on frozen water and give out safety instructions for the trek.
    -Enjoy your hot, delicious dinner before heading to your bed!
    Duration: 1 day

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Stay In Hotels on Sharing Basis

    Day 3: Medical Checkup

    Stop At: Sonam Norboo Memorial Hospital, Old Leh Rd, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194101
    -On this day, we head out for our medical check - up at the SNM Hospital or the Sonam Norbhu Memorial Hospital. After having spent two days for acclimatization, the government regulations require all aspiring trekkers to undergo a fitness check up to determine whether they are in the requisite physical condition to undergo the challenging Chadar Trek!
    -After clearance, we will obtain the necessary Wildlife Permits, Insurance documents and other necessary permits and documents!
    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Stay In Hotels on Sharing Basis

    Day 4: Drive from Leh to Shingra Koma,via chilling and Tilad Doand trek to Gyalpo| 11,400ft

    Stop At: Zanskar Valley, Zankar Leh Zanskar River freezes India
    -Wake up at the crack of dawn for a delicious breakfast. This is the day we finally start the much-awaited trek!
    -The day will begin with a wondrous drive to Chilling, the starting point of the Chadar Trek. The drive will cover the Leh to Zanskar river distance.
    -During the drive, revel in the majestic sights of the cold desert, like the confluence of the Zanskar and the Indus, the Magnetic Hill and the Gurudwara Pathar Sahib!
    -The drive, right alongside Zanskar, will take about an hour and a half to complete, with picturesque pit stops and at a comfortable pace.
    -After this starts the trek to Gyalpo, the first campsite of the Chadar trek. Along the way, we pass Tilad Do and Shingra Koma. This short trek will take only an hour and a half to complete. This is the ideal duration and length for the first experience of trekking on the Zanskar in Ladakh.
    -You will start on the trek by slipping and sliding you way across the ‘chadar’ or the thick blanket of ice covering the Zanskar river. It is only after a while that you will start understanding the trick to planting your foot right in order to stay standing!
    -As you reach the campsite at Gyalpo, take in the splendid vista as you rest for a while and setup camp.
    -Make sure to keep yourself warm and hydrated as you head into your tent for the night!
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tent Stay on sharing basis with sleeping bags up to -25 degree Celsius and waterproof sleeping tents of thick bases.

    Day 5: Trek from Ggyalpo to Tibb cave | 11,800ft

    Stop At: Zanskar Valley, Zankar Leh Zanskar River freezes India
    -Start with a radiant Himalayan sunrise and enjoy a satisfying breakfast as the hot cup of tea soothes your cold aches from the night.
    -After the breakfast, we start the trek to Tibba Cave, perched at an altitude of 11,800 ft! The trek will take about 6-7 hours to complete, and you will be trekking right alongside the Zanskar throughout.
    -You will be left speechless at the vistas awaiting you on this trek! --The waterfalls, frozen in whatever way they were flowing, present the most fascinating sight that you will come across!
    -You will also come across some of the most interesting rock formations, which seem to take on different hues and shapes in the sunlight.
    -As you reach the campsite near Tibb Cave, take in the beautiful vista of the cold desert, epitomized in the sand surrounding the campsite!
    -After you are done setting up camp, enjoy your hot, gratifying dinner and head in for the night!
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tent Stay on sharing basis with sleeping bags up to -25 degree Celsius and waterproof sleeping tents of thick bases.

    Day 6: Trek from Tibb Cave to Nerak | 11,150ft

    Stop At: Zanskar Valley, Zankar Leh Zanskar River freezes India
    Start the day with the rising sun and enjoy the sensation of the hot breakfast going down your mouth. Prepare yourself for the day, as this is the day you will be hitting the lowest temperature of the entire trek, despite the slight reduction in the altitude.
    -The trek for the day is 13 km long, and will take about 7 hours to complete. The destination of the day takes you to the most awaited sight of the trek - the Nerak Waterfall. This waterfall, which stands tall and proud at a height of 56 ft, presents the fascinating view of water suspended in time, frozen midway to the ground!
    -If we manage to reach the waterfall in time, we might have enough time to head to the Nerak Village as well, for some exploration!
    -The campsite is located 20 minutes away from the waterfall. On this day, special care has to be taken to dress properly and keeping yourself warm. The temperature at this particular campsite dips down to as low as -30 degrees during the nights!
    -After your hot, well-earned dinner, you can head inside your tents for the night!
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tent Stay on sharing basis with sleeping bags up to -25 degree Celsius and waterproof sleeping tents of thick bases.

    Day 7: Trek from Nerak to Tibb Cave | 11,800ft

    Stop At: Zanskar Valley, Zankar Leh Zanskar River freezes India
    -Start the day by gulping down the hot, tasty breakfast. After packing up, we start the trek back to Tibb Cave.
    -As you look, you will notice that the route doesn’t look as familiar as it ought to, considering that the path and the trail is the same. -The reason is that the Zanskar is sensitive to even the slightest changes in the temperature and changes with them.
    -The return journey along the same route will be as new as though this is your first time traversing it! Along the way, you will probably come across some human activity in the form of monks, coming back to Leh from Lingshed, or in the form of some locals, going about their business. The sight will curiously make you feel better and relieved. Probably because it is heartwarming to see the children laughing and smiling on their way to school even in such harsh conditions.
    -After trekking for about 6-7 hours, you will reach the Tibb Cave campsite, where you will be camping overnight!
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tent Stay on sharing basis with sleeping bags up to -25 degree Celsius and waterproof sleeping tents of thick bases.

    Day 8: Trek from Tibb Cave to Shingra Koma,and Drive to Leh | 11400ft

    Stop At: Zanskar Valley, Zankar Leh Zanskar River freezes India
    -Wake with the sun and bask in the glorious Himalayan sunrise. Enjoy a warm, mouth-watering breakfast and start for the return trek.
    -The trek will be along the same route as before and you will be passing by the same frozen waterfalls and fascinating rock formations.
    -The beautiful trail, running parallel to the emerald green waters of the Zanskar roaring through Ladakh, will bring you to the Gyalpo camping site. From here, start the final leg of the trekking expedition, across the Zanskar, and on to Chilling.
    -You will enjoy a hot, satisfying lunch en route. On the way, you will also come across different groups of trekkers, just starting the trek! Enjoy being the storyteller for the time!
    -The trek is short and will take an hour and a half to complete. From here we get into the vehicle for our drive back to Leh.
    -You will reach Leh at around 6:30 in the evening. Check-in at the guest house and bask in the luxury of return to civilization!
    -On this night, we will have a celebratory dinner to commemorate your successful completion of this challenging trek!
    -Take a warm bath, and get in the warm, comfortable bed for the night!
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tent Stay on sharing basis with sleeping bags up to -25 degree Celsius and waterproof sleeping tents of thick bases.

    Day 9: Departure

    Stop At: Ladakh, Raku Complex, Fort Road, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194101
    -Prepare for your return journey.
    -Take in the final vista of the mighty mountains as your Himalayan
    trekking experience comes to a close and you fly back to your
    destination…
    -This is where your Chadar Trek journey with us comes to an end.
    Duration: 1 day

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Ladakh, Raku Complex, Fort Road, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194101
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 8 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by BanBanjara

Activity ID: V-152619P12

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