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  • 01Chadar Trek - Frozen River Zanskar Trek - 2018

    Chadar Trek - Frozen River Zanskar Trek - 2018
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    • NIKITA
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      NIKITA
    Available Group Departure:
    Jan: 
    13,14,15,20,21,25,26,27
    Feb:  2,3,10

    About the Activity:

    • Ladakh has always captivated visitors with its magical charm and beauty. Be it the picturesque mountain peaks, azure lakes or the challenging trekking trails, this scenic valley is known for all. While during the summers, the region adorns the most vibrant colour of the nature, during the winters it is embraced with heavy snowfalls that cuts off the entire region from the rest of the world.
    • Nestled deep within the whirly passages of the snow-clad mountains, this frozen river also entices thousand of trekkers from different corners of the world. Popularly known as the 'Chadar Trek' due to the formation of the thick blanket of the snow, it is considered as one of the challenging as well as tricky treks in the world. 
    • When this happens, the only way to continue with the trek is to hike through the snowy rocks and boulders besides the river. 

    Quick Facts:

    Temperature: 15 to 20 degrees (during the day) and -25 to -35 degrees (during the night)

    Trekking Distance:  75km

    Maximum Altitude: 11,123ft

    Difficulty Level: Difficult 

    Airport: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh

    Tips for Chadar trek

    1) Prepare your mind first: This is a difficult trek that comes with a lot of extremities. From the weather to physical requirement. Train your mind to expect and accept the sub-zero level. Do bear in mind that there is life which exists there as well; for centuries Chadar is used as the only way to commute to Leh during winters. Your mental strength will signal your body to withstand the cold climb.

    2) Be Warm: Next is to keep oneself warm as the temperature falls severely on this trek. To keep going and not be deterred by the weather conditions, use 4 layers for the Torso that includes ,a jacket and a wind sheeter which is waterproof and has a fleece lining. For the bottom, a base layer, thermal underpants and waterproof pants with a fleece lining, should suffice. Make sure your fleece and jackets have zips down the  front so that you can unzip them as the day grows progressively warmer.

    3) Keep a woolen cap and gloves (a must).Essentially you need to sleep well during the night to keep you fresh for the next day of trek. Keep an insulating water bottle to keep your sleeping bag warm during the night. Use Silk liner inside your bags to keep it warm enough.

    4) Footwear: Hiking shoes + Gumboots At occasions, trekking on the Chadar involves wading through knee-deep cold water. Though hiking shoes are highly recommended, gumboots help keep your shoes and feet secure from the icy cold water. It is practically impossible to dry anything at Chadar, so gumboots are a compulsory and a crucial addition to the footwear.

    5) Expect sweet pain: The Chadar is a glossy, slippery sheet of ice and will never let you walk carelessly. But no matter how careful one is, everyone falls and slips more than once on the Chadar. If you fall, just get back up by rolling on your knees and keep walking with confidence. Gumboots might give you shoe bites, but you’ll get used to it as you walk.

    6) Observe and keep moving: The locals can give you a firsthand training of how to cross the lake on your foot. On a closer observation, you would notice that they walk fast and take Penguin like strides on the ice. As you watch them, you will learn their ways of manoeuvring around on the ice blanket and learn when it is wiser to wait than to carry on, or the reverse.

    7) Keep your electronics warm: Extreme cold climate can ruin electronics. Hence keep them warm by keeping them safe by tucking them in your pockets closer to your body it will keep them warm and long lasting.

    8) Protect your fingers and toes: In sub-zero temperatures, fingers and toes are the most exposed and can be frozen resulting into bad pain when camping. Carry waterproof woolen socks and gloves. An extra pair of socks would help as they gather moisture while wearing gumboots.

    9) Warming pads: Warming pads are very helpful for those who feel cold sooner than others. These are exothermic pads to be slipped in your gloves and socks. They release heat and keep you warm for up to 10 hours.

    Do's and Dont's on Chadar trek

    Do’s of Chadar Trek

    - Needless to say that one should inform one’s family before coming for this trek, so in case of any emergency, they can come for help.

    - The temperature extensively drops down in the region. Therefore, it is advisable to keep warm clothes and shoes at hand. The shoes should also be waterproof.

    - As there won’t be any pharmacies on our trek, please do carry required medications and a first aid kit, in case of any bruises or cuts.

    - The area of this trek has hardly any shop to stop for food or drinks, hence it is advisable to carry water and energy giving food like energy bars and other eateries to be had at regular intervals. We also travel with plenty of water.


    Dont’s of Chadar Trek

    - It is the responsibility of every trekker to maintain the serenity of the surroundings. Thus, one should not litter anywhere and spoil the magnificence.

    - The wonderful waterfalls should not be contaminated by the use of shampoos and soaps. Thus one should avoid using them. The local habitat tribes use this water for drinking purpose so one should keep it as clean as one expects its drinking water to be.

    - When meeting monks or other locals on the way, pinpointing is not advisable as they make take offense.

    - Respect the serenity of the shrines and thus one should never disturb the monks or prayers in the monasteries on the route.

    - Trekking in the Frozen River is certainly a difficult task and thus, one should not try to be over-smart. Following the tips and guidelines is a must to carry out this trek safely.

  • 02Chadar Trek 2018 Booking Open

    Chadar Trek 2018 Booking Open
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    • lLeh
    • NNNNN1 review
    • Project Himanalaya
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      Project Himanalaya

    Zanskar is located right to the south west of Leh and is surrounded by Zanskar ranges and the stunning Himalayan Treks. This is a valley that is located at an over 13,000 feet height above the level of the sea and the covered area is of around 5,000 square kilometers. This route is very well known as a winter trekking spot for adventure lovers.

    If you want to go on the really isolated route available, you can only do so for around 4 months yearly because of the heavy snowfall in the area. Zanskar access passes are closed if too much snow is present. However, this also allows the area to remain a surviving cultural Tibet satellite. The esoteric Buddhism nature and the isolation present made it possible for the 10,000 inhabitants to properly perpetuate and preserve cultural identity.

    The recommended Chadar Trek will allow people to basically penetrate the isolation and visit various visits along Zanskar River right in the middle of winter. You can notice a part of the current lifecycle and can visit ancient monastic establishments like Zangla and Karsha. You will gain a better insight into the Shangri-la mysteries. Some of the most interesting locations you will visit on the Chadar Expedition are Lingshed, Chilling, Zangla, Pishy, Pidmo and Hanamur.

  • 03Chadar Trek 2018 Frozen River Trek, Ladakh

    Chadar Trek 2018 Frozen River Trek, Ladakh
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    • lLeh
    • NNNNN14 reviews
    • Viduth Ghosh
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      Viduth Ghosh

    About the Activity:

    • Ladakh has always captivated visitors with its magical charm and beauty. Be it the picturesque mountain peaks, azure lakes or the challenging trekking trails, this scenic valley is known for all. While during the summers, the region adorns the most vibrant colour of the nature, during the winters it is embraced with heavy snowfalls that cuts off the entire region from the rest of the world.
    • Nestled deep within the whirly passages of the snow-clad mountains, this frozen river also entices thousand of trekkers from different corners of the world. Popularly known as the 'Chadar Trek' due to the formation of the thick blanket of the snow, it is considered as one of the challenging as well as tricky treks in the world. 
    • When this happens, the only way to continue with the trek is to hike through the snowy rocks and boulders besides the river. 

    Temperature Range: 15 to 20 degrees (during the day) and -25 to -35 degrees (during the night)

  • 04Zanskar River Trek, Leh Ladakh 2018

    Zanskar River Trek, Leh Ladakh 2018
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    • lLeh
    • NNNNN11 reviews
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 3713222

    About the Destination:

    Treating you with an out-of –this-world experience, Zanskar Chadar Trek is no ordinary feat. After all, how often is it that you can pride yourself in walking on ice? The activity takes place in the celestial like location of Ladakh. As if painted in a dream, the terrain here enchants with a black and white landscape laced with grey and blue.

    When the winter begins in Ladakh, the gushing Zanskar River that makes its way through the remote canyons congeals into a sheet of ice (hence the name Chadar which means blanket). This is when the brazen set off on what is considered as the toughest and most adventurous trek that entails weathering harsh conditions and bearing templates that can dip to 25 to -35 degrees.

    Shielded in snow-capped peaks and clustered among two small alpine lakes, Zanskar is an ethereal place in Jammu and Kashmir. Due to dense snowfall in the winter times, the road to the valley gets shut and the only way to get across is the frozen river.

    The Amazing Zanskar Chadar Trek opens up many delights along the way. Pass through frozen waterfalls, explore the charming Nyerak Village, make way through deep gorges and sleep in caves beside the frozen river.

    Duration of the Tour: 8N/9D

    Altitude: 3680m

    Temperature Range: Varies from -10 to 0 °C,  -25 °C, -10 to -30 °C

  • 05Frozen River Trek 2018, Leh Ladakh

    Frozen River Trek 2018, Leh Ladakh
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    • lLeh
    • NNNNN10 reviews
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      Code: 3713222

    About the Activity:

    While on Chadar Frozen River trek, navigate over the frozen river Zanskar up in the mountains of Kargil, Jammu and Kashmir. This encompasses a plethora of jaw-dropping sights alongside the gorgeous ravines and canyons of Ladakh that serves as the only means of communication between the hamlets of Zanskar Valley and Chilling.

    Trekking in Chadar is laden with a bunch of unique experiences that include walking on the Zanskar frozen River which is literally a sheet of ice with glacial waters running underneath and camping out in inhospitable conditions inside caves. The journey of Zanskar Chadar trek takes one through beautiful sightings of hanging icicles, breathtaking iced-peaks set against turquoise skies and charming Tibetan prayer flags. In some areas, the ‘Chadar’ or ice sheet forms only on the corners of the Zanskar River that become narrow ledges through which trekkers cross by crawling under dangerous overhang rocks. At times, the Chadar even breaks right under one’s feet and floats away like a raft. The Chadar frozen river trek is open only during winter when the ice sheet is most stable.

  • 06Jammu and Kashmir Tour

    Jammu and Kashmir Tour
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    • lSrinagar
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    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 6518284

    About the Activity:

    Kashmir, one place on earth that is for sure taken out of some fairy-tale! When it comes to Kashmir tour package or visiting this paradise, there is always dilemma regarding what to visit first and what can be left behind! The king of natural beauty, this crown of India has a lot of precious gems tucked in its glory such as stunning summer capital Srinagar, the tranquil land of Doodhpathri Valley, the ever-classic Aru Valley and various others.

    The untouched beauty of the calm Dal Lake, Vishansar Lake or Gangabal Twin Lakes needs to be visited to understand and believe in their glory. While with Srinagar Tour package you can delight in the beauty of this capital city. Admire the stunning work of carpet weavers and wood carvers in the valley, who have been following their ancient profession for ages.

    Rediscover the real meaning of silence and happiness with Kashmir, and avail the various packages that provide you with an incomparable opportunity to explore the heaven on earth called ‘Kashmir’.

  • 07Leh Children's Camp

    Leh Children's Camp
    • d7 Daysn6 Nights
    • lLeh
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    • supplier
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      Code: 5455729
    • 26,000
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    About the activity :

    Shades of blue permeate the clear air as rustic brown peaks overlook the serene Pangong Lake! The scenic landscape of Leh and Ladakh await you to come and bask in the beauty of untamed nature! A lifetime trip that you are guaranteed never to forget, this 7 day trip to Leh and Ladakh is bounde to leave you speechless and in awe of the beautiful heaven on earth!

    While here, you and your friends, can visit the famous and challenging peaks of the Kardungla Pass, experience the rich, exotic and ancient culture and heritage of the Leh Palace, the sanctity of the quaint and pristine Hemis Monastery and the famous Shanti Stupa! The adventurer in you can also go river rafting on the Nimu River and interact with the friendly locals in the area!

  • 08Snow Leopard Trekking in Ladakh

    Snow Leopard Trekking in Ladakh
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    • lLadakh
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      Code: 8899383

    About the Destination:

    Snow Leopard Trek is one of the most sought after treks in Ladakh. It is situated in the eastern part of Ladakh, at an altitude of 3000 meters. Being a dominant part of the famous Hemis National Park, it spreads an area of 600 sq.kilometers in the valleys of Markha and Rumbak. Since it is a protected area, the trek to spot the rare animals here would be a thrilling experience. Not just about animals, birds and other species of insects will make the bio diversity an attractive one here.

    On this trek, you may get chances to spot the rare and endangered species live only in the cold desert among which the snow leopard, Ibex, Shapo, Marmot, Tibetan Hare, Antelope etc are the very unique ones to have a look. Birds like Snow Patridge, Snow Cock, Horned Lark, Red Billed Chuff etc. And these animals are one of the major attractions in Ladakh and it is a favourite spot for many adventure lovers as well as animal lovers.

    Snow Leopard Trek is a popular winter trek which let each of the trekkers would come to see the end of human interference and just the world of wild. The rugged mountains, the wild stretches of greenery and the points where those rare species of animals and birds can be spotted make this trek amusing. At each turn of the trail, you may get surprises that can be cherished a lifetime. It enables you to know the stories behind Rumbak Valley too.

    About the Trek:

    You are invited to take part in a Snow Leopard Trekking package that offers eight days of complete adventure and excitement. It starts once you arrive the wonderland of Leh. Begin the expedition with an exploration of the glistening town when the Himalayas are forming the best background every time. Zingchen is the gateway to the entrance of the most awaited Rumbak Gorge. You will be climbing up to an impressive altitude of 3050 meters and come at the narrow gorge.

    Then you are invited to unfold the wild paths of mystical land of Husing by understanding the mountainous slopes. In extreme winter, the Snow Leopard and other animals are forced to come down from the high altitudes they live usually and that is why Hemis National Park is a perfect winter trek. You will have chances widened to spot them easily. Explore Husing and walk around the Rumbak Valley and watch the Argali Sheep roaming around. Come back to Leh after capturing the manipulative sights of Husing and wind up your Snow Leopard trek.

    Highlights:

    This offers you the exotic sights of snow-clad Himalayas from everywhere and never miss the chance to negotiate with the frozen pathways in your expedition to spot the rare Snow Leopards.

    Enjoy walking around the beautiful kingdom of Ladakh where you can find architecture and nature are blended in a perfect proportion.

    Revel in the soothing ambience created by the unique flora and fauna of the cold deserted land.

    Marvel at the particular Buddhist culture and preserved traditions of the town.

    Get excited to click pictures of the very rare Snow Leopards, blue sheep, yaks and unique birds.


    Quick facts:

    Area: Ladakh

    Duration: 8 days

    Best season: mid-November to mid-March

    Grade: Tough

    Max. Altitude: 3800 meters

    Trekking distance: 80 kilometers