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    Chadar Trek - Frozen River Zanskar Trek - 2018
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    Kargil

    Available Group Departure:Jan: 13,14,15,20,21,25,26,27Feb:  2,3,10About 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:  75kmMaximum Altitude: 11,123ftDifficulty Level: Difficult Airport: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, LehTips for Chadar trek1) 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 trekDo’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.

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    53 reviews

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    Guwahati

    The majestic Himalayas have always offered amazing opportunities for adventure. This trek takes you through a largely unexplored route, which was once a popular route connecting India and Tibet. The trekking trail is named after FM Bailey and offers amazing views of eastern Himalayas, taking you through some really high passes and a really old village as well.

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    Very Good 4.0

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    Manali

    It will be an awesome experience of traveling to Darcha Padum Trek. Darcha is situated in Himachal Pradesh, and Padam which existing in Zansak. Before we start to bring superb experience of trekking, this journey will give us a tremendous sight-seeing from Manali to leh trip. Each temple divides in an ultimate timelessness in the beautiful town of manila which rewarding us abundance of time to adsorb its cool environment, which fetched a lot of excitement for trekking. After that we will connect to the peerless Trekking Adventures by the trail transverses to Chalang Tokpa. Now, time to move for Ramjak and Chumikanakpo along with collecting fabulous trekking experience. After Chumikanakpo we connect to Lakong and in the same way we met Kurgiak and Purne, then we reached to Padam. On one's way, we will face transformation of landscape. When we will move toward the Leh we will get an unbeatable and glorify moments of pastoral mountain scenery. In the same way we will encounter with ancient villages and home-grown people. By passing away this unique sight, we need to move for Ringdom Gompa and Kargil to reach at Leh. This is a complete trip

    d12 Days n11 Nights
    Very Good 4.0
    13 reviews
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    Srinagar

    The National Geographic created an special documentary on the Snow Leopards of Rumbak Valley and won an award for it. This trek gives you a chance to come across a number of old monasteries, villages with rich culture and some stunning landscapes. The Rumbak Valley trek begins in Leh, takes you through a number of ancient monasteries in Hemis, Shey Palace and Thiksey. Then, you would be taking a 4-day trek between Spituk and Rumbak. The package also offers you a thrilling experience in the form of white water rafting between Chilling and Nimo. When you come to the fields of Rumba, the valley would start opening up with high snow-capped peaks on the backdrop.Once in the fields, you would be taking a left turn toward the east and head to the Rumbak Village. Then, the trek would head to Chilling for enjoying river rafting. The best thing about this trek is that you would be able to enjoy lots of things in a very short period of time.

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    Ladakh

    Tsarap chu trekking camp is situated in Ladakh tour. Following the Tsarao Chu experience a world that is intact, peaceful, and almost everlasting. The campsite of this trek is bounded with its wonderful flora and fauna. Tsarap River carries glacial affluents from the Rupshu plateau and runs for a few kms along the Manali Leh highway north of the Baralacha Pass before taking a tortuous course through the mountains flowing in the north-west direction. The Ladakh trekking camp 'Following the Tsarap Chu' is arranged to Tsarap, Ladakh travel. It joins the Kargiakh flowing from Shingo-La to form Lugnak. Very little is known about the trail along the Tsarap which at many places has to be crossed on rope bridges. The trek ends at Karsha outside Padum, the heart of Zanskar. The Tsarap or Tsarap Chu is a river of Jammu and Kashmir in northern India. It flows through the Zanskar region of the state of Ladakh. The river joins with the Doda River to form the larger Zanskar River. Our journey will commence from New Delhi to Leh. While touring, we will get an opportunity of sightseeing at Leh. From here we will trek to Hemis, where there will be a village. There after we will move to Tikse and Hemis Gompas. We will get an opportunity to stay in camps at Kongmaru La, Kang Yatze Peak. There after we will pass through Sokra, Kharnak. We will explore the villages like, Gelugpa Gompa at Dat. We will pass the river called Zara Chu. Thereafter we will move on to our last destination Darcha by jeep.

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    Excellent 5.0
    15 reviews
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    Leh

    It is one of the most adventurous treks on an isolated route which takes far into the mountains. It is a real wilderness experience for the adventure seekers, and the best period for exploration is from August to October when most of the snow has melted and the roaring rivers are passable. The trek starts from Hemis monastery (one of the richest monastery in Ladakh. It enters in famous Markha Valley and Zanskar via Junglam, which is open only for a month. In summer this route is closed due to water crossing and in winter heavy snowfall. This itinerary is very less frequented and we have to cross rivers many times. The Ladakh trekking tour will be an ideal one in September only when flow of water is low. Until Zangla during first seven days we will not see even a single village. It is an extremely demanding trek as one constantly has to acclimatize with the high altitudes and be constantly on the move. One does get a one of a kind experience traversing through the adventurous trek routes. Hemis-Padum is an unusual journey which will leads to discovery of a world of untouched beauty.

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    Good 3.0

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    Leh

    North of the Great Himalayan Treks, amongst a tangled knot of jagged mountains, lies a rugged and fascinating land, the once independent kingdom of Zanskar. Sandwiched between the Indus Valley and the main crest of the Indian Himalayas, this remote and inaccessible setting, well guarded by snowy mountain passes, has kept alive an archaic form of Tibetan Buddhism which flourishes in chains of far-flung monasteries, most of which occupy spectacular fortified locations, high on rocky ridges in isolated valleys. Lovely high meadow camp sites and dry desert lands, high passes and snow-capped peaks, stunning scenery, Buddhist monasteries and picturesque villages with their irrigated fields of barley and potatoes, and fascinating encounters with the Zanskari people turn a trek in this area into an unforgettable experience. The 14 days trip promises this and much more. Come see the heaven on earth with us.

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    Srinagar

    It was not long ago that National Geographic brought the Himalayan Snow Leopards of Rumbak Valley to the notice of the world in a documentary that won many acclaims and awards. A trek through the wilderness of Rumbak Valley would let you come across a number of ancient monasteries, hermit villages and untouched vast landscapes. The trek for the Valley begins from the Leh Ladakh tour, taking you through a number of ancient monasteries including the Shey Palace, Hemis and Thiksey.Thence, you would be traveling between Spituk and Rumbak that takes around 4 days. The package would also take you through the adventurous experience of rafting through the white waters of the valley between Chilling and Nimo.When you reach the fields of Rumbak, the valley would start opening up with mountain peaks covered in snow. Once in the fields, the Rumbak village is towards the east. Then, you would be heading to Chilling to enjoy more river rafting. In addition, there are many things to be enjoyed during this part of the journey.

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    Very Good 4.0

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    Leh

    Ladakh and Zanskar form the western edge of the Tibetan plateau and are popularly known as the "Little Tibet" due to the similarity of the culture and the high altitude desert landscape. Politically, this region forms a part of India,though the religious head is still the Dalai Lama." This trek goes into the hidden kingdom of Zanskar. The trek offers close encounters with Zanskari life, passing interesting villages with their little gompas on practically every day of the trek. The route also takes in eight high passes and, depending on the time of the year, up to a dozen river crossings including the Zanskar river. Lamayuru is a beautiful place. The flora and fauna is also similar to Tibet and is quite distinct from the rest of the Himalayas. The region, being beyond the reach of the monsoon, is dry with sparse vegetation. Willow groves and poplars are found near villages. Bushes of eidelberry, wild strawberry and sage brush are also common. The fauna includes marmots, blue sheep and ibex and an occasional snow leopard, besides many birds of prey.  

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    Excellent 5.0
    14 reviews
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    Leh

    If you have time on your hands and want to experience a classic Ladakh trek, the trek from Lamayuru to Padum could be worth exploring. This 13 day long trek takes you through various beautiful mountain passes, remote villages as well as mesmerizing streams, which together make for a wonderful experience. Along the trek, you also get to see several monasteries and chat with the locals, which completes the spiritual and cultural experience of Ladakh. Gather some friends and out your trekking shoes on for this amazing Ladakh expedition

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    Very Good 4.0

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Bhadra Bhat

11 May 2014

There is some magic in leh that drives many visitors. i loved to discover the ever flowing rivers and straight mountains.The elegant Tsarap River , Rupshu plateau and the Baralacha Pass was worth visiting.

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Ahilya Bhat

14 April 2014

The panaromic views of leh catches our attention. We were not only the single group who had gone for the adventure, there were many other groups too. We had started our journey from manali but i realized this location has some more beautiful points than manali.

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Chandani Guha

12 November 2014

While treking we discovered the hiden kingdom of Zanskar, wao i felt like i was in Tibet. The culture there is so similar to the country and has some magnificient views. Got the chance to encounter with Zanskari local people life,while passing through interesting villages. It was a very pleasing stay for us!

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Akula Kaur

20 June 2014

we explored all beautiful places and the credit goes to our super guide. i strongly suggest you to explore all nearby places. and going in a group will be very exciting.

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Aatmaja Arora

09 July 2014

Wao it was so much fun!!!Our tsarap chu trekking camp as a part of Ldakh tour was very memorable experience. The site has a rich heritage of flaura and fauna.

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Satish Achari

16 February 2014

Frozen River Chadar Trek was good. I was initially wondering how good this trek is gonna be, but it was nevertheless nice. It’s not every other day we happen to witness the beauty of the nature to its fullest form. Chadar Trek is one such trek where we get to see the beauty and magic of the nature to its fullest. This is a frozen ice trek within India. India is truly incredible. Whoever says that we have no winter should see this place. It’s gigantic and spellbinding beauty. I felt like I am walking inside a fairy tale. This place was that great. I totally loved it.

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Dayaananda Achari

05 January 2015

Even today when I think about my journey to the completion of Chadar trek, I literally get goosebumps. Walking steadily over the frozen Zanskar River was the best ever I did do far. At times, had to climb the nearby rocks and find the way forward. The drops in the temperature were also the challenging part. But at the end, with the help of the experienced guides and trek leaders, I completed this Chadar River trek and got a million of super enthralling memories with me. Great experience of Ladakh Chadar trek!

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Balagopal Ahuja

18 August 2015

You just don't get such amazing treks everyday! Really man, the Chadar trek is the ultimate for a trekker. I and our entire groups was totally enthralled on the Chadar trekking experience. All the 9 days had something new for us. The walks on the snow blanket was no less than a dream come true. Honestly speaking, this Zanskar region is the paradise for the trekkers. Loved the trek; awesome experience of life.

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Jitender Sethi

17 October 2015

Chadar trek is one trek that I think all trekkers should embark on as the entire experience is simply breathtaking and equally beautiful. I successful completed this trek last year and I’m still not over the trek.

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