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Kargil Tour Packages

Kargil hosts a number of tourists every year and they can avail any of the many Kargil Tour Packages. Jammu and Kashmir is by far the prettiest place in India. People from all over the world come to visit Jammu and Kashmir. Kargil is amongst the most toured city of the state and calling the city heaven on earth would not be an overstatement. Located amidst the mighty Himalayas and the beautiful rivers, Kargil is a treat to visit. The city is the ideal place to visit for any adventure junkie. They can do activities such as trekking, river rafting, cliff jumping, and the likes in Kargil.

Thousands of wanderers swarm the city during the tourism season. Summer is a good time to visit the city. People can visit the valleys and enjoy the panoramic view of the perfect scenic view they could ever imagine of. In winters the city is generally covered with snow. Snow enhances the beauty of Kargil. The experience of watching the sunrise from the white horizon is something which cannot be described in words. The never-ending land of snow with the perfect background of mountains is what Kargil offers to its tourists. The city is also very connected to its spirituality.

There are few monasteries present in Kargil and people from around the vicinity visit those monasteries when they want to find their spirituality. Anything said about the beauty of Kargil would be an understatement. The mesmerizing view of the green lands, terrains, and rivers which one gets here is unparalleled. Kargil should feature on the bucket list of every person on the planet because nowhere in the world will a person feel so connected to nature. People start appreciating the beauty of nature after visiting Kargil. One should definitely visit Kargil at least once in their lifetime. Avail Kargil tour packages to explore the beauty of the city.

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    Chadar Trek - Frozen River Zanskar Trek - 2018
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    Kargil
    d9 Days n8 Nights

    Fixed departure dates to join a group areJan: 15,17,18,19,20,22,23,24,25,28,29,30,31Feb:  2,4,5,6,7,8,10Bagpackers package - 17,800/-  -  8 nights/9 days chadar trek  -  Meals during the trek  -  Accommodation -  7 nights in tents and 2 nights in guesthouse on Quad sharing.  -  1 Trek guide leading the group  -  1:3 porter to trekker ratioPremium package - 22,500/-  -  8 nights/9 days chadar trek  -  Appropriate and nutritious meals during the trek.  -  5+ years experience Trek Leader and 2 Trek Guides leading the group  -  Accommodation - 7 nights in tents with clean sleeping bags with outer and inner lining, thick mattresses to stop the cold, premium tents to sustain extreme temperature. 2 Nights in a premium         guest house with room heaters. Tented accommodation is on triple sharing(double sharing for a couple) while guest house accommodation is double sharing.  -  Portable oxygen cylinders along with big oxygen cylinders during the trek.  -  A separate dining tent, multiple toilet tents, 1 separate cook and 2 helpers for making food arrangements.  -  All the central equipments, likes ropes, harnesses, ice-axe, etc.  -  Both-ways transfer in cars from Leh to trek starting point  -  Drop on the last day.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. - In some places, there may be cracks in the ice and when this happens, the only way to continue with the trek is to hike through the snowy rocks and boulders beside 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 into 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 in bad pain when camping. Carry waterproof woollen 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.You can choose from 2 different packages this season for your Frozen River Trek:

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    Ladakh Bike Trip : Manali Leh Srinagar
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    Ladakh
    d12 Days n11 Nights

    Fixed Departure Dates - Multiple dates open to Join a Group departure in June, July, August and September and can be customized on request for the separate group also.Note: This tour can be done in the opposite route also that is from Srinagar to Leh to Manali.About the Destination: Ladakh, the jewel in the crown of Jammu and Kashmir, is blessed with the fascinating Himalayan Range. Embraced with the captivating beauty of the scenic meadows, rivers, cold deserts and enchanting trails, the region boasts of being an adventure hub in the country. Be it for the trekkers, bikers, skiers or any other adventure sports, Ladakh is one hotspot for all! In addition, the option to explore the stunning beauty and appeal of the region through Ladakh bike trip always add an extra amount of fun and excitement to a tour to this ‘Land of High Passes’. About the Departure with Details: This bike trip to Leh-Ladakh from Delhi will take you to Ladakh, Srinagar and Manali. Over the course of your bike trip to Ladakh, you will be introduced to various challenges, extremely uneven routes, narrow passes and much more! This apart, you can also expect to make stops and ride through fascinating landmarks like Khardung-La, the highest pass in the world, Tanglang La (17,600ft), Lachulung La (16,680ft), BaralachaLa (16500ft), the beautiful Zojila Pass as well as Pangong Lake.There are four different variants available with this package as given below:Variant 1: From Delhi - self-bike and without fuel: for 2 persons sharing one bike- Rs. 33999/- per personVariant 2: From Delhi - self-bike and without fuel: for the single rider in one bike- Rs. 34999/- per personVariant 3: From Delhi - with bike rental and with fuel: for two persons sharing one bike- Rs. 43999/- per personVariant 4: From Delhi - with bike rental and with fuel: for the single rider in one bike- Rs. 58999/- per personSketch itinerary of Manali Leh Srinagar Bike Trip:Day 01: Delhi-Manali-over night in a Volvo bus.Day 02: Arrive Manali-local rideDay 03: Manali-Jispa (145 kms/7 hrs)Day 04: Jispa- Baralacha Pass- Sarchu (90 kms/6 hrs)Day 05: Sarchu/ Leh (253 kms/ 8 hrs)Day 06: Leh/ Khardong La/ Nubra (130 kms/ 6 hrs). By car or motorbike as per rider’s requirement.Day 07: Nubra/ Pangong Lake via Shyok valley (150 kms/ 5 hrs).Day 08: Pangong/ Leh en-route visit Thiksey Monastery (150 kms)Day 09: In Leh- day free or walk around Leh market for ShoppingDay 10: Leh/ Lamayuru/ Kargil (245 kms/ 8 hrs)Day 11: Kargil/Zozila pass/ Srinagar (204 kms/ 6 hrs)Day 12: Drop at Srinagar airport. End

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    Guwahati
    d9 Days n8 Nights

    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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    Srinagar
    d9 Days n8 Nights

    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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    Manali
    d12 Days n11 Nights

    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

    Very Good 4.0
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    Ladakh
    d18 Days n17 Nights

    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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    Leh
    d12 Days n11 Nights

    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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    Srinagar
    d13 Days n12 Nights

    A trip to the northern most part of India which takes you through iconic war landmarks and various other fascinating destinations- thats what this package is all about. It is a 13 day long trip which starts from Srinagar, Taking you to Kargil, Batalik, Leh, Hunder and various other destinations of Ladakh including a tour of the monasteries and the stunning Tsomoriri Lake. The trip culminates in Manali, giving you an adventurous and a mesmerizing experience you will remember for a lifetime.

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    New Delhi
    d8 Days n7 Nights

    It all starts with beautiful Srinagar, and as you continue to make your way up north, you keep falling in love with nature. This Ladakh trip takes you through some fantastic locations and experiences, including the monasteries of Alchi and Lamayuru, the Magnetic Hill, Likir Monastery, Pangong Lake as well as the Nubra Valley. While on this trip, there would never be a dull moment. Talk to the locals while you are exploring various destinations; capture beautiful moments and the beautiful hues of Himalayas; and just have an intimate experience with nature and spirituality. This Ladakh trip would leave you rejuvenated.

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    Srinagar
    d9 Days n8 Nights

    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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    Leh
    d14 Days n13 Nights

    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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    Leh
    d14 Days n13 Nights

    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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    14 reviews
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    Leh
    d12 Days n11 Nights

    If adventure is what you love, Zanskar River expedition will be an adventurous experience like never before. Zanskar Valley, located at a height of more than 12,000 feet above sea level, has the Zanskar River flowing through it. The river takes You through with wonderfully striking sights.and Grade3 and Grade 4 rapids to scale. Along the way, you get to camp by the riverside, have simple meals, talk to your guide and hear fascinating stories of thrill and adventure. The highlight of the Zanskar rafting adventure is the Zanskar Canyon, a.k.a the Grand Canyon of Asia. As you make your way through thrilling Grade 4 when surrounded by towering rocks and rapids, it feels helpless in front of mother nature.

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    Leh
    d13 Days n12 Nights

    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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Chadar Trek

For some years, adventure seekers all around the world have been talking about Chadar Trek in the Zanskar Region. Until this year, hundreds of people have experienced the thrill hidden and the mind blowing sights around Chadar frozen river. In fact, Chadar Trek is the most sought after and one of the breathtaking treks in the Himalayas. The winter trek is so special for those who are ready to have adventure at the maximum level. 

The river trek starts from Chilling where the river begins to freeze and mostly, travelers choose February as the best time to cross the frozen river as the ice sheets will be comparatively stable. The precarious snow-flakes would pose severe threats during the trek but in some other time, the challenges would be kind to the trekker. The surrounding of the river are completely vertical cliffs tall up to 600 meters. The Zanskar River is a tributary of the Indus and is 5 meters long. 

A trekker would have to cover 16 kms per day to complete the Chadar Trek. Usually, people opt for 10-15 days of trek depending on the climatic conditions persisting here. The temperature at Chadar will come to the lowest at -35 degree Celsius during winter and thus Chadar Trek becomes more intimidating. Approximate trekking distance one would have to cover in total is 75 kms.

Maximum altitude: 11123 feet is the height at which Chadar Trek would lead you to.

Location: To take part in Chadar Trek, one should arrive in Leh and from Leh, the journey starts and goes to Chilling, the beginning of the Zanskar River in the frozen state. From Leh it would take about 65-70 kms to reach Tilad via Chilling, the base camp of the trek.

Best time to visit: January end to February is the best time suitable for trekking in the frozen river of Chadar. Quality and safe trekking gears and highly warm clothes are required.

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Hemkund and the Valley of Flowers Trek

Just as the name suggests, the place is heaven on earth. It may be difficult to believe, but the Valley of Flowers seems too surreal to believe. The Valley of Flowers is in full bloom in the months from June to October and appears as a carpet of myriad colours.

The Valley of Flowers is the second core zone of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve and has been now declared as a World Heritage Site. The entire landscape springs into full bloom right after the monsoon rains. The Valley of Flowers attracts a number of tourists, botanists, florists and trekkers all throughout the year.

The Valley of Flowers is open to the public only during the summers. It is an excellent place for trekking and can be reached on foot by trekking 17 km from the nearest town of Joshimath in Garhwal. You will have to trek about 14 km from Govindghat, which is situated near Rishikesh, to reach Ghangaria. Ghangaria is the last settlement on your way to the Valley of Flowers. You reach the gorge over the River Pushpavati where the valley starts. There are fixed timings for entry into the valley and camping is prohibited there. You will have to return to Ghangaria the same day.


The beautiful valley is situated at an elevation of 3650 m and is delightful to look at. The best time to visit the Valley of Flowers is mid-July to mid-August. The trek to the Valley of Flowers is very easy and can be undertaken by people who have limited or no experience of trekking.

The Valley of Flowers has a very pleasant climate during the day time with the temperatures hovering between 15 to 20 degrees. However, it gets pretty cold during the night time and you may want to dress in layers to protect yourself from the cold. The treks are always led by professional guide trekkers who have completed the basic and advance mountaineering course and are certified in first-aid.

Best Season: May - October
Difficulty Level: Medium
Max. Elevation: 4329 m
More Details: Guide to Valley of Flowers Trek
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Zanskar valley

The Zanskar Valley is the place to witness enchanting visuals of snow capped peaks and alpine lakes. Located in the Ladakh district, there are numerous places to see here. Visit the Zongkhul Monastery by undertaking the exciting Padum-Kishtwar trekking route.

Visit Zangla, which is an ancient castle that also houses a chapel and also feel amazed at the captivating beauty that you see from the Penzella Pass. Take a village tour through a human settlement in this divine land at Karsha. Get more breathtaking views from Panikhar and also visit the Panikhar Fort.

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What You Should Know More About Tours in Kargil

  • What are the famous places to visit on a sightseeing tour in Kargil?

    Kargil is the second largest city in the district Ladakh. After it has been opened to the general public for visitation, the population of the city has grown immensely. It is arguably amongst the most attractive cities in the whole world. Some of the famous places one should visit in Kargil are:

    • Suru Valley- The Suru Valley seems like a portrait of perfect scenery drawn by an artist. It is amazingly beautiful and people are left speechless when they visit the valley.
    • Rangdum Monastery- Rangdum Monastery is a small monastery located on a hilltop. One gets a beautiful view of the city from the monastery.
    • Mulbekh Monastery- Mulbekh Monastery is the most visited spiritual place in the vicinity. People from all over Ladakh come to the monastery and find their spirituality.
    • Kargil Pensi La Lake- It is difficult to explain the beauty of the Kargil Pensi La Lake in words. The lake so pretty that people keep staring at it for minutes. Not many lakes in the world are as pretty as this one.

  • Which are the most adventurous trekking tours in Kargil?

    Jammu and Kashmir are the heart and the pride of the country. They house the mighty Himalayas, therefore mountainous activities are very common here. There are some outstanding mountains and terrains present in Kargil which makes trekking the most common adventure activity here. The trekking experience one gets in Kargil is quite different from the rest of the world. Trekking on the mighty Himalayas will always take the top spot on any adventure junkie’s bucket list. Kargil also offers one of the most adventurous and dangerous trekking experience and best tours to experience it are:

    • Chadar Trek
    • Padum to Lamayuru Trek
    • Jhunglam Hemis to Padum Trek
    • Darcha Padum Trek

  • Which are the best camping sites in Kargil?

    Camping is the best activity to do if one wants to explore nature and some clarity of thought. The experience of camping is increased exponentially if the site is a hilly region. Kargil can be considered to be the ideal place to carry out camping expeditions. One is cut off from the rest of the world for days in camping. Lying down on the ground at night, gazing at the dazzling stars in the sky and delving deep into the world of imaginations are some of the things one does on a camping tour. Some of the best sites to go camping in Kargil are:

    • Tsarap Chu
    • Nun Kun
    • Kurbathang

  • Which are the best cycling tour routes in Kargil?

    Kargil is a place where people love to do adventurous activities. Cycling s one such activity which people do here in order to get a taste of adventure. The experience of cycling is a different ball game altogether. One’s cycling skills will be tested to its limits as the routes on which people cycle is very uneven. The best part about cycling in Kargil is the awesome weather and the lovely view which one enjoys while riding a cycle. It is one of the best experiences one can have in Kargil. Some of the most famous cycling tours in Kargil are:

    • Kargil to Leh
    • Kargil to Batalik
    • Kargil to Padum

  • Which are some famous walking tours in Kargil?

    Jammu and Kashmir are the ideal places to visit one’s vacation and the same can be said about Kargil. It is an amazing city. There are some outstanding sites present in Kargil which one can visit. The best way to enjoy and explore the city is by walking. Walking tours helps one find many things which they could have missed otherwise. Kargil is a city where many walking tours take place as tourists take a lot of interest in this kind of expeditions. Some of the most famous walking tours in Kargil are:

    • Leh Bazaar Walking Tour
    • Suru Valley Walking Tour
    • Suburban Village Tour

  • Which are the best places for a biking tour in Kargil?

    The most common way of touring Jammu and Kashmir is by biking. Hundreds of people travel to Ladakh on their bike. There are many travelers who set out on the travel alone on the bike and find a group of bikers on their way. Biking is by far the most thrilling, exciting and fun way to explore Kargil. The hilly regions make biking even more exciting as their riding skills are tested. Nowhere else in the world can a person get the same experience as biking in Kargil due to the presence of the mighty Himalayas here. Some of the best places to bike in Kargil are:

    • Srinagar to Kargil
    • Kargil to Leh
    • Kargil to Manali

  • Which are the places for a wildlife experience in Kargil?

    Jammu and Kashmir is a mountainous region and people from all over the world visit the place. Kargil, a city of Jammu and Kashmir, houses a portion of the Himalayan range. The wildlife present in Kargil is very different from what people find in normal cities as Kargil is a hilly region. Many photography enthusiasts from all over the country come to Kargil and visit the places which house wildlife in order to capture the creature in their camera. Few of the best places to visit in Kargil for wildlife experience are:

    • Hemis National Park
    • Zanskar Valley
    • National Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Which are the best places for river rafting in Kargil?

    Kargil is like heaven on earth. It is arguably one of the prettiest places in India. Three rivers flow through the city, therefore, enabling water activities such as river rafting. A group of people is made to sit on a raft with an oar in river rafting. Then they are made to row their boats through the currents and against the rapids of the river. The experience one gains from this activity are unparalleled. River rafting is a lot of fun and the whole experience of rafting enhances if the river has lots of rapids. There are many places in Kargil where one can do river rafting and the best amongst them are:

    • Doda River
    • Zanskar River
    • Suru River

  • Can I do the Zanskar River Valley trek from Kargil?

    Trekking is probably the most sought-after activity in Kargil. Due to the presence of a number of a number of hills here, many trekking expeditions take place in Kargil. Zanskar River Valley Trek is one such trekking expedition which takes places in Kargil. It offers one of the most dangerous and adventurous trekking experience to the people.

Traveller Tales From Kargil

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Dinakar Malik

16 November 2017

Our Chadar Trek adventure was one of the best and most memorable treks for all of us. I along with my friend went for this incredible trekking adventure in January 2017. Very well arrangements have been made for us by the team. I have heard about the beauty of trekking in Zanskar River but when I was actually there it was a lot more amazing. You will fall in love with the views and the whole surroundings. We took our flight from Delhi to Leh from where our tour would start, we were joined by another group of trekkers at Leh. I love to keep a track of each day in my diary and today I will share this with you as well. Day 1: We reach Leh on our first day, such a beautiful place, the airport was very well maintained and that too high up in the mountains. It was a very pleasant day and the cool mountain air was keeping us more active. We visited the markets and the nearby places on our first day and also bought few items for the trek and some energy bars too. Day 2: On our second day, we started with a thrilling ride to Tilad Do via Chilling. Passing through the steep hairpins was a bit scary but we had a wonderful driver Gorakh with us. The day was a bit colder and we started climbing to Shanti Stupa, the sunrise was just breathtaking. It was our first-day trekking in the Zanskar. At first, I was scared a bit to walk on the ice but as we continued I was able to walk properly. We reached our campsite by late evening and the sleeping bags were quite a saviour through the night. Day 3: On our third day, we trekked from Tilad Do to Shingra Koma. After a short brief about the whole trek and how to walk on the ice by our trek leader, we started our trek. We had to cover around 10 km today. Be careful while you walk on the ice as it can be very slippery at times, I faced this problem while walking and had to take small steps when I walk. When we reached halfway our cook cum porter prepared some maggi and soupy noodles for our lunch. I just loved to have something warm at the top of the mountain. We passed Shingra koma, and reached our campsite at Gyalpo. The campsite was very beautiful and we could see the mountains on all sides. After our dinner, we enjoyed a sound sleep. Day 4: On our fourth day, we started our morning with a warm cup of tea and delicious breakfast and then went for a quick march. Today was a big day for us as we had to cover around 15 km, we started trekking through the deep ravines of Zanskar, and the day was a bit colder as there was no sunlight at all. We passed through many caves and saw few frozen waterfalls. We reached Tibb cave where we will be camping for the night. We had a wonderful dinner with some roti and a sabji. Day 5: We started our day with a morning breakfast and some tea. Today we had to trek from Tibb cave to Naerak camp. As we started trekking we came across many Junipers and prayer flags tied on a twig. It was such a beautiful sight. We also came across a huge waterfall on our way to the camp. We had to walk slow as few of the paths were bit slippery. We could also see the Narek village and the distance light flickering in the small huts. We set up our tents near the river, it was biting cold and so we made a small bonfire. Our trek leader Mohan was really helpful enough and he told us about the place and our next route. Day 6: Today our trek was from Naerak to Tibb Cave which was basically our return journey. I would advise you to wear thermals to keep off the biting cold, the day was very cold when we started. We saw the local people wearing their traditional woollen Gonchas and few monks taking making their way to the Lingshed Monastery to Leh. It was such a wonderful view to see people how these people have adjusted to the biting cold here. We reached Tibb cave by late evening and then set up our camps for the night. Day 7: Today our trek was from Tibb Cave to Shingra Koma. We came across many pug marks of a fox. We reached our campsite and there we were cooked a delicious warm dinner by our cook. He made us rice, sabji and dal. Day 8: We were almost coming to an end of our trek. Today we had to trek from Shingra Koma to Tilad Do and drive to Leh. We reached Tilad Do, from where we had to bid farewell to our team. Thanks to Mohan ji and Gorakh for making our trek such an awesome one. We checked into our guesthouse Dorje Guest House for the night and spend the night there. Day 9: Today was our last day at Leh, we enjoyed a delicious morning breakfast and was ready for our return journey. We took our flight back home. We had the best time doing this incredible trek, a must do trek for all the adventure seekers, you will just love everything about this trek. Just remember to wear thermals and wear gumboots during the trek. You can buy them at Leh on your first day itself. And click a lot of pictures to cherish these memories. Huge thanks to team Thrillophilia. Keep rocking guys.

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Gopaal Asan

16 November 2017

Being fromSouth India, I always had the desire to explore the mountains and I did few treks like Valley of Flowers and Stok Kangri. This time one of my friends asked me for Chadar trek. I was hesitant at first but he forced that we should do this time. The package was really great and the price was very decent including the number of days. We did this trek on February this year and it was the best adventure we had so far. We had a very great organizer and they have done quite good arrangements for us. We both went and bought Gumboots and some thermals for the trek from the local markets here. We started our trek on our second day and took a drive from Tilad Do via Chilling. We had some great view during our drive. Trekking was through remote villages, valleys, snow-covered fields, large white meadows and frozen rivers were just awesome. From Tilad we continued our trek to Shingra Koma, on our third day, our trek leader Subham was very brief about our day and also told was to keep ourselves warm as the temperature seems to drop. It was a beautiful day; today we were able to walk properly on the ice. Our fourth and fifth day was the best. We could see frozen waterfalls, hot springs, large rock faces which was just fantastic. Camping on the Tibb cave was totally a different experience for all of us. It was a wonderful trekking experience for me. During this trek there are few things I would like to mentions. Few do’s and don’ts that we all need to remember. Do’s While you are heading out for your Chadar trek always make sure that you take warm clothes with you and wear thermals inside your woollen wear, the night can be very cold. Always wear Gumboots and waterproof shoes. These boots will help you to have a firm grip on the snow and walk without much difficulty. Although you will have medical emergencies it is advisable to carry your own medical kit and medicines. There will be very less drinking water during your trek so carry water bottles with you and also fill your bottles where ever there is a stop. Also, carry energy bars with you. Trekking in the thin sheet of ice may be difficult so always listen to your trek leaders and follow the guidelines. Don’ts: Always be careful that you don’t pollute the place by littering. This trek is known as the most beautiful trek and so it is advisable that you keep the grounds clean. Do not use shampoos or soaps and contaminate the waterfalls. The local tribe use this water for drinking. Do not point any fingers at the monasteries or the local people, they might find that offensive. Also, don’t click pictures of the monks.

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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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Chandraketu Bandopadhyay

19 March 2014

I rarely write any review but my experience was so wonderful that I really want everyone to know that how beautiful was to trek on the frozen river. I literally wanted time to stop right there. Those beautiful mountains and white snow everywhere. Super chilling wind and that thrill, it can't be described in words. Juts go there and you will realize that your decision was absolutely correct. And a big thanks goes to Thrillophilia for making me the witness of that Magic by Nature.

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Balamani Iyengar

02 March 2015

It was all white, snow all around and we were walking on a Frozen River which is on its own an amazing experience. Different destinations one by one and each destination decorated with nature’s ornaments. The Karsh Monastery one of the oldest Monastery and we happened to reach there on the day of festival and was mesmerized by the colorful mask dance and other rituals. This trip is just like being in heaven. Thanks a lot Thrillophilia.

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Niranjan Pothuvaal

22 November 2017

ok, i was waiting to head back and write this review. being a solo female traveller and chadar being my first trek (Yes you heard it right! ) i believe this will be useful for a lot of folks out there: Before writing about my experience, let me give you a glimpse of preparation you MUST DO, so that your excitement of Chadar will not turn disappointment. Physical fitness is very important. even though it is not hiking and just walking, we had to walk atleast 6 hours a day, that too on ice which makes it even more challenging. should be prepared well in advance and make sure you start building your stamina. Being from down south, i was never I was never exposed to extreme cold. One need to be prepared to take up that climatic condition. Change in your environment actually hits your health.. your body should adapt to thin air.. so be prepared with right clothing..clothing should be in layers as nights can go upto -35.. it is Body and hand warmers, thermal inners, gum boots, fleece jacket,Insulating Gloves, rain poncho, sunglass, good pairs of socks and buff/woollen cap.so the whole point is the right clothing is extremely important. you can search for more essentials on internet which will be helpful..Personal medical kit is mandatory. Please carry Thermal water bottles,Dispirit,cotton buds, a crepe bandage, wet tissues, Volini spray and hand sanitiser which is a must. To get a good grip on Ice, it is good to carry a trekking pole.. please Carry energy bars and dry fruits even though you will get nice hot food.. to carry all this a nice backpack too :P Even though this is not summing the MUST DO’s of Chadar let me lapse into DONT'S ... i would like to give a shout out to the trek leader, Sumod here.. he took up the entire ownership and was responsible enough t ask all the fellow trekkers not to litter the pristine trail. If you want to Chadar even after few years down the line, please do not litter. do not even think of exposing your hands/legs to cold directly for a long period. I did and suffered.. Frostbite sucks! Do not get panic if you get breathing problems.. give time for your body to acclimatise.Do not worry as the operators from Thrillophilia took care of such emergency situations really well.. Be good to the guides, they do a fantastic job to make sure the journey is as smooth as possible. I do not wanna mention the instance happened in my trip which made me write this.. but yeah its good to be nice to those people. Now me being crazy about this frozen trek and booking through Thrillophilia was the only RIGHT step i took.. I was not prepared even though Tarun from Thrillophilia used to remind me on all the preparations i need to take being a solo traveller.. I was casual about lot of things.. but trust me when I experienced Chadar N i understood how good is to get guidance from experts and its good for us to follow them.. If someone ask me how hard is chadar, its difficult to answer.. but to me the RIGHT THINGS to make Chadar experience good is the right preparations, right operator and a right platform.. Thanks to all..

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