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Chadar Trek Frozen River - Walk On The Frozen River

  • Region : Leh, Leh & Ladakh
  • Duration : 8 Days
  • Distance : 62 km
  • Altitude : 11,100 Ft ft.
  • Grade : Difficult

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Overview

Chadar trek is one of the greatest expedition treks in India that every trekker should do once in their lifetime. Chadar is a trek that every trekker would love to conquer. This is a fascinating and dream place that everyone would love to go to at once. Chadar trek is located at an altitude of 11480 feet and begins from Leh.

Leh is a city that falls under the Leh district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Chadar trek is a 9 days expedition. On the first day, when you get entered in Leh, you can explore much more including the ancient culture and rich heritage of this city. You should not miss this chance of exploring the city. Leh’s weather also helps you in acclimatization.

On the second day, you visit Leh Shingra Yokma. You can explore the history of the Chadar trek here to interact with the local people of this region. Here, you get a practice session under the guidance of the trek leader. In which you practice how to walk on thin ice and use the sleeping bag etc. And learn everything that is important to practice for the Chadar trek.

On the third day, you move towards Shingra Koma. You can experience both the beauty of this place and nervousness equally to getting down from the ice glass. In fact, the ice sheet might be broken at places. To avoid weak ice patches, walk-in line, and stay alert at every moment while walking through the ice glass. Somewhere you see the light of the sun coming across the magnificent mountains, that time a white carpet on a frozen river dazzles your eyes.

On the fourth day, you move further towards Tibb caves where you can capture a bird’s eyes view of a beautiful Tsumo Bhao waterfall. Passing through the towering valley when you see a picturesque sight, you get amazed. On the fifth day, you step out for Nerak campsite. Reaching this place, you get enthralled to see a huge frozen Nerak waterfall.

Finally, you come back from your trek place Nerak to Leh on the ninth day and you go back to your respective cities. This chadar trek will definitely prove to be a milestone in your life.

You will be required to reach Leh from where you will be picked up by The Crazy Mountaineers team. You will be checked in to a hotel where you can stay for a while to acclimatize to the cold temperature. You can rest for a while and check out the Leh local market for any last-minute trek essentials that you might need. Be sure to carry warm clothes with you as the temperatures easily fall below sub-zero temperatures.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Altitude 11,400 ft.
  • Orientation & Briefing of the trek.
  • Check in Hotel
  • Bring a copy of ID proof and 2 photo graphs.
  • Network is available (only post-paid)
  • ATM is available
  • Spend the day in the room to acclimatise

As per new regulations, anyone embarking upon Chadar Trek is required to spend at least 2 days in Leh to help your body completely acclimatize with the weather conditions at Leh. This is mandatory and should be followed by every trekker so that you don't face problems like (AMS) during the trek. Today you can spend your day exploring other places in the city.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Rest + Acclimatisation day
  • Sightseeing included in the cost (Hall of Fame, Santhi Stupa, Shey Monastery, Thiksey Monastery
  • Visit of any very high altitude place or pass is not advisable
  • Consumption of alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited
  • Stay in Hotel (Centrally heated room)

Driving along the Zanskar river for about one and a half hours we will reach Chilling. After reaching Chilling the hike begins, walking in gumboots can be challenging at first so make sure to walk carefully, check the surface of the ice for steadiness with the walking stick before stepping on it.

Walking for half an hour will take us to our first camping site at Tsomo Paldar and we will be camping here in sub-zero temperature.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Altitude 11,400
  • Drive 65 km, 3-4 hrs
  • Trek 3km, 2 hrs
  • Gumboots are mandatory
  • Stay in tents
  • Drive through Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill and the confluence of the Zanskar and Indus

We wake up in the morning and after breakfast, as we start walking towards Tibb Cave, we will slowly gain altitude from 11,400 feet at Tsomo Paldar to Tibb Cave at 11,800 feet. As we continue towards our next campsite, you will be able to see some of the most beautiful frozen waterfalls that are in the area. The source of some of these waterfalls is still unknown. We will be trekking along the mighty Zanskar river and you will be able to see the artistic work of nature at its best. Overnight stay will be at camps near the Tibb cave.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Altitude 10,400 to 10,800 ft.
  • Trek 15 km / 6-7 hrs)
  • Hot Lunch on the way
  • Make sure you fill your thermos with warm water before you leave
  • You will only get sunshine around 9-10 am
  • Stay in tent

Today’s target is to camp at Nerak which is 13 km from Tibb Cave. Nerak is the main attraction of the Chadar trek with the famous frozen waterfall, a nature’s masterpiece located there. This frozen waterfall attracts a lot of trekkers from all over the world. If we reach Nerak on time we can also visit the Nerak village. It is vital that you wear proper warm clothing layers because the temperature here can hit a bottom of -30 degrees Celsius during the night time. Today will be camping at Nerak at a little distance from the frozen waterfall.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Altitude 10,800 to 11,100 ft
  • Trek 13 km / 6-7 hrs)
  • Hot Lunch on the way
  • Make sure you fill your thermos with warm water before you leave
  • Nerak is the first village of Zanskar region
  • If we reach on time at Nerak camp, accordingly we can go to visit Nerak village
  • Attraction Frozen waterfall
  • Stay in tent.

Today we retrace our steps back on the same route that we came from, back to Tibb cave, where we camp for the night.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Altitude 10,800 to 11,100 ft
  • Trek 13 km / 6-7 hrs)
  • Hot Lunch on the way
  • Make sure you fill your thermos with warm water before you leave
  • Stay in tent.

Today we retrace our steps back on the same route that we came from, back to Tibb cave, where we camp for the night.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Altitude 10,800 to 11,100 ft
  • Trek 13 km / 6-7 hrs)
  • Hot Lunch on the way
  • Make sure you fill your thermos with warm water before you leave
  • Nerak is the first village of Zanskar region
  • If we reach on time at Nerak camp, accordingly we can go to visit Nerak village
  • Attraction Frozen waterfall
  • Stay in tent.

Today we will leave Gyalpo and trek to Tilad Do. Once we reach Tilad Do, you will be picked up and driven to Leh. Expected arrival time at Leh is late evening.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Altitude 10,500ft to 10,300ft and drive to 11,400 ft.
  • Trek 06 km. / 3-4 hrs
  • Drive 65 km, 3-4 hrs
  • Hot Lunch on the way
  • Make sure you fill your thermos with warm water before you leave
  • Reach Leh by 06:30 pm
  • De- briefing and certificate distribution just before dinner
  • Stay in Hotel (Centrally heated)

By Air :-


Flying over miles and miles of heavily snowed mountains will tell you just why its impossible to reach Ladakh by road in the winters. Jet Airways, Air India and Go Air provide daily (once every day) flight service between New Delhi and Leh. However if you plan a trip to this area of the country, you must try to book your tickets well in advance. This might even cut down the prices which may be levied on booking at the last time. You would enjoy the flight as you would fly over many untouched areas and even some mountain ranges. The aerial view is just fascinating and gives a great start to your tour.

Inclusions :-

1. Accommodation

2. Meals while on trek (Veg.+ Egg)

3. Trek equipment's: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils

4. Necessary permits and entry fees

5. First aid medical kits, stretcher & oxygen cylinder

6. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff

7. Transport from Leh guest house to Tilad do and return as per the itinerary


Exclusions

1. Any kind of personal expenses.

2. Airfare

3. Food in Leh

4. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges

5. Pickup and drop from airport

6. Wildlife/environmental charges

7. Porter to carry personal luggage

8. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head


Note :

Normally THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you dont want to carry your backpack so you can give it to porter, but you have to inform us in advance and have to pay Rs. 800 to 900 (subject to change)/- extra per day per bag.

Paying the Trek/ Adventure activity fee:

The fee can be paid by online transfer/check deposit/ demand draft. Instruction for payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.

When to book:

It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. However, if you want a good deal on your domestic/international flight, we recommend organizing your trip at least five months in advance. (Please contact us if you require a late booking)

Basics Gear
Back pack & rain cover (50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover 20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stick Advisable (At least one)
Head torch 1 Nos.
Water bottle/Hydration pack 2 bottles of one litre each
  People who use hydration pack
  1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter
  Carry at least one thermos flask
Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor
Be comfy at Chandra Trek Frozen River
T-shirts 2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts 1 Nos.
Fleece jacket 1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket 1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant) 1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower) 1 Pair
Trek pants 2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Poncho 1 Nos.
Think about your head
Sun cap 1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap 1 Nos.
Balaclava 1 Nos.
Neck-gaiters 1 Nos.
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.
        People who wear spectacles- 
  (A)- Use contact lenses. (Not for Chadar trek)
  (B)- Photo chromatic glasses. 
Mind your step
Trekking shoes 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops 1 Pair (Optional)
Cotton socks 5 pairs
Woollen socks 3 pairs
Gaiters 1 Pair (The Crazy Mountaineers team will notify you if required)
Keep these handy
Waterproof gloves 1 Pair
Fleece/woollen gloves 1 Pair
Personal Utilities
Sunscreen cream Hand sanitizer
Moisturiser Antibacterial powder
Toilet Paper & wipes Toothbrush and toothpaste
Lip balm Quick dry towe
In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: -

Cancellations prior to 24 days from the start of the trek

Book any other trek till one year or get 95% refund (Note: If the trek charges are more, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)

Cancellation between 24 days and 14 days to the start of the trek

Choose to go for the same trek, with any other batch, till year or get 70% refund

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the trek

Choose to go on the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch or get 50% refund.

Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek

Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend. No cash refund.

Note:-

  1. Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
  2. In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS.
  3. THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.

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