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Chadar Trek 2020, Ladakh - Frozen River Trek Book @ ₹19,500 9D/8N ₹ 19500 5.0 star View Details
Short Chadar Trek: an Adventure of a Lifetime 6D/5N ₹ 16200 5.0 star View Details
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Chadar Trek 2020, Ladakh - Frozen River Trek Book @ ₹19,500 Best Seller
Chadar Trek 2020, Ladakh - Frozen River Trek Book @ ₹19,500

9D/8N

Leh

Available Group Departure for Chadar Trek 2020:January: SOLD OUT: 12,19,23,29, Jan and 1st Feb and 3rd FebVery Few Slots left: 10,13,18,24,25,26 in JanuaryOpen Slots:11,14,15,16,20,21,22,31 January 2020 2,3,7 February 2020Quick Facts:Temperature: -5 to -15 degrees (during the day) and -20 to -30 degrees (during the night)Trekking Distance:  62 kmMaximum Altitude: 11,123ftDifficulty Level: Difficult Airport: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, LehChadar Trek Cost: Starting from ₹19,500. (Prices are Dynamic and are subject to availability of slots)Highlights of Chadar Trek 2020:- 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 colors of nature, during the winters it is embraced with heavy snowfalls that cut 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. Thrillophilia Exclusive: (Available only to trekkers who have booked with Thrillophilia)Option to change the tour plan:Till day 3, if you feel that you can’t do this trek or the Govt. bodies declare you unfit for the trek, don’t get disheartened as the first 5 trekkers from the group can opt for an alternate package “Flavour of Ladakh” at no additional cost.(To know more, hit the Send Enquiry button and get in touch with the Trek Expert)About the Destination:Ladakh is the home to numerous natural wonders, but the most precious gift bestowed upon this magical land is the Chadar Trek. The ultimate thrill of walking upon the frozen waters of Zanskar River in extremely low temperatures sets this trek apart in the list of extreme adventures. Adding grace to the beauty of Ladakh with its unique adventure experience, the Chadar Trek 2020 has the kind of charm that is second to no other adventure.The frozen Zanskar River trek is actually a connecting link between the villages of Zanskar Valley and the town of Chilling in Ladakh and acts as the only and the most stable way of staying connected to the rest of world for the people here in the months of extreme winter. Passing through the deep valley, the frozen river is bounded by huge walls of mountains on both sides, making a person feel like walking amidst high castle walls. Frozen Waterfalls, flowing green river on the trek, the cold temperatures and the warm smiles of the local Ladakhis who are going by their normal day are the elements that make the Chadar Lake and in fact, all of Ladakh a beautiful paradise to visit. Located in the midst of two great mountain ranges of the world, the Himalayas and the Karakoram, the land of Ladakh is blessed with many of its own mountain ranges, like that of the Zanskar. And with all the amazing mountains, glaciers and rivers, one of them better served frozen, Ladakh is never short of surprises to leave you spellbound.About the Chadar Trek:Chadar Trek in Ladakh takes the element of trekking and adds its own element of extreme adventure in the form of walking on a thick sheet of ice. The river Zanskar freezes over in the months of winters in Ladakh, creates a kind of sheet of ice on it, hence the name “Chadar”. After arrival in Leh, you will be visiting the market of Leh for some shopping before getting checked by the government officials on your fitness for the rather challenging trek in the Himalayas. The adventure of Chadar Trekking 2020 is planned in such a way that you will be covering a distance of almost 65 kilometres by trekking. You will get a transfer to Shingra Yokma from Leh via Chilling and Tilad Do for your first taste of walking on the sheet of ice. You will also get acclimatized with the sub-zero temperatures here, as well as figure out where is the best place to plant your foot on the ice. The Zanskar frozen river trek has taken its form because of the extreme temperatures, and so it is extremely important that you take ample time and precautions here. The next day will be the last day for you to opt for the physical wild card exits. After this, the trek leads to several points on the way as you move on the Chadar Frozen River Trek, taking you to Tibb Cave, and the Naerak, where you will see the village and mighty frozen waterfalls, while the turquoise green water of the river flows right by you. As you turn around and make your way back, you will encounter Tibb Cave, Gyalpo and finally Shingra Yokma, from where you will go back to Leh and bring the experience to an end the next day. All the while through this trek, you have gone from a minimum elevation of 10,400 ft to 11,123 ft above sea level, and have gained a lot of more attributes on the way.Who Can Go:- Experience of trekking or good fitness level.- The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 45 minutes without a stress.- The climber should be able to carry a 10 kg backpack.- Heart problem, high blood pressure, asthma, and epilepsy cannot be reconciled on this mission. The climber must not have the conditions mentioned above.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 a 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 woollen cap and gloves (a must): Essentially you need to sleep well during the night to keep you fresh for the next day of the 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 Zanskar trek in Ladakh, so gumboots are a compulsory and 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 firsthand training on how to cross the lake on your foot. On 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.Contact us at +91-8696865087 to book now!Do's and Don'ts On Chadar TrekDo’s of Chadar Trek- It’s always good to plan for an additional day to accommodate any unforeseen conditions like bad weather, broken bridges, flight delays, casualties that may arise.- One should inform one’s family before coming for this trek, so in case of an 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 must 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- Always take note of the weather reports and avoid getting caught in any sort of natural ravages.- 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.- It is advisable to consult an expert trekker before backpacking a heavy backpack might slow down your trekking speed.- While visiting the monasteries and other religious sites, abide by the instructions and guidelines laid by the authorities.- Abide by the instructions given by the trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekkingDon'ts of Chadar Trek- Since you will be trekking in an eco-friendly zone, make sure you do not litter the vicinity and carry your leftovers back.- Flowy and frilly clothing might hinder your movement. It is better to avoid such type of clothing.- Do not rely on sports or casual shoes as they might compromise grip on the snowy surface.- 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 offence.- Respect the serenity of the shrines and thus one should never disturb the monks or prayers in the monasteries on the route.- Avoid heavy meals during the trek as it leads to tiredness.- Avoid: Denim or jeans clothing, Soda and alcoholic beverages, Plastics of all kind, and Tobacco
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INR 19,500

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Short Chadar Trek: an Adventure of a Lifetime Featured
Short Chadar Trek: an Adventure of a Lifetime

6D/5N

Leh

About the tour:The Chadar trek is one of the most popular winter treks in India. Walking over the long unending distances on the frozen river is an exotic adventure that takes a lot of physical strength and courage to undertake. The challenges of the high-altitude terrain add to the challenge provided by the snow and ice all around. Trekking the Chadar trail is a difficult task but one that is worth every minute spent on it. You will be left with extremely wonderful memories that will leave you with a feeling of pride which will make itself felt every time you take up another challenging task.Trekking the Chadar trail requires a lot of preparation because the difficulty levels of the trek place lots of demands upon the trekker. Camping and food facilities must also be arranged because finding any provisions on the route is almost impossible. It is therefore best to take up a package that provides you with all these things. This Short Chadar Trek package provides a comprehensive experience which includes accommodation and food expenditure as well as a guide who helps you over the route. A porter will also be a part of the package. The 5 nights and 6 days you spend in Ladakh with this package will provide you with grand memories that will stay with you for life.Note: Wildlife & ALTOA fees is to be paid directly in Ladakh
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46 Ratings

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46 Ratings

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INR 19,200

INR 16,200

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Chadar Trek 2020 Frozen River Trek, Ladakh
Chadar Trek 2020 Frozen River Trek, Ladakh

9D/8N

Leh

Fixed departure dates to join a group areJan: 14,15,19,22,23,25,27,28,29Feb: 2,3,4,10About 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. Temperature Range: 15 to 20 degrees (during the day) and -25 to -35 degrees (during the night)
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27 Ratings

4.0

27 Ratings

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INR 24,500

INR 22,500

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Stok Kangri Summit Trek 2020
Stok Kangri Summit Trek 2020

9D/8N

Leh

About the Destination: Stok Kangrisummit trek is not just an experience, it is a way to unleash and discover the enchanting beauty of Leh-Ladakh region! Standing prominent among the other fascinating peaks of the region, this climb presents a challenge to any trekker with its staggering 20,182ft height. One of the most gorgeous and towering peaks in the region, it offers an enthralling 24 km trekking circuit that offers various challenges to the trekkers. In addition to the enthralment of trekking, this trail is also known for offering magical views of some of the other scenic peaks, stunning glaciers and high altitude water bodies. Take Stok Kangri trek between July-August to experience the best of Stok Kangri has to offer you!
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37 Ratings

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Markha Valley Trek, Ladakh
Markha Valley Trek, Ladakh

9D/8N

Ladakh

About the Activity:Kept away from the Indian monsoon, Ladakh is the cold desert brimming with the nature's revelations in plenty. The trekker's dream destination is the culturally distinct Ladakh. Here is a trekking trip to Markha Valley, a rare piece of paradise located at a good altitude.This 9 day long trek unravels the phenomenal and kaleidoscopic views from the summit. Watch the lazy yet beautiful series of willow and gorse thickets from the valley.Skiu, Chilling, Leh, Thuchungtse, Nimaling, Shang Sumdo, Gongmarula Pass, Hemis monastery etc are the major sights you would witness during the trek.Choose the package which includes food, accommodation in deluxe hotels as well as tents and all the transportation during the tour.There are different costs depending on the number of people choosing the package as:For 02 Pax : Rs. 42234/- per headFor 03 Pax : Rs. 36230/- per headFor 04 Pax : Rs. 31053/- per headFor 05 Pax : Rs. 29350/- per headFor 06 Pax : Rs. 26806/- per head
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23 Ratings

4.0

23 Ratings

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INR 26,806

Snow Leopard Trek ( Winter Expedition)
Snow Leopard Trek ( Winter Expedition)

11D/10N

Ladakh

About the Activity:The wildlife found in Ladakh has special recognition as all the species here are very rare and only live in such a climatic condition. Hence, protecting them is a crucial task for maintaining the balance of nature prevailing in Ladakh and the surroundings.Hemis National Park where the number of snow leopards is comparatively higher is the target of this 11 day trekking trip starting from Leh.From October to March, it is the ideal time to spot many snow leopards freely roaming in their habitat searching for their preys.Arrive at Leh on the first day and roam around to create a mesmerising rapport with the land of monastery and rough terrains.Visit the famous Buddhist monasteries in and around Leh, spend three to four days around Hemis National Park to have the best views of snow leopard and other commonly seen animals like Nyan or Tinetan Argali, Himalayan blue sheep, Uriel, Shapo, Asiatic ibex skin, red fox, Tibetan wolf, Pallas Cat etc.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip which is inclusive of airport transfer.There are different costs for the package depending on the number of people and are as follow:For 02 PAX : Rs. 63942/- per headFor 03 PAX : Rs. 54500/- per headFor 04 PAX : Rs. 49530/- per headFor 05 PAX : Rs. 45400/- per headFor 06 PAX : Rs. 41626/- per head
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24 Ratings

3.0

24 Ratings

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INR 41,626

Ladakh: the Land of High Passes
Ladakh: the Land of High Passes

10D/9N

Ladakh

About the Activity:The land of high passes including Khardung La, Baralacha La etc is Ladakh, the throbbing sight suitable for trek lovers as well as adventure seekers.There are towering Himalayan snow peaks, the beautiful Buddhist monasteries and many more adventurous points.Here is a 10 day trip to relish the unleashing nature's beauty at its best. From Srinagar the trip starts and it goes through Leh, Pangong Tso, Hunder, Nubra etc offering you the best moments to be spent.Watch the majestic glimpses of the Indus and Zanskar confluence, cycle down the highest motorable pass in the world that is Khardung La to Leh, roam around the local places near Leh, camp near the appreciated Pangong Tso and ride the unique double humped camels at Hunder and also indulge your heart with rafting during your tour.This package includes food, accommodation in tents and hotels and transportation during the whole sightseeing tour.The features of the package are as follow:Trip leaders: on every trip, the trip leader is carefully selected to add value to the trip. They are passionate about traveling and could be musicians, yoga teachers, film makers; trained to do more than just logistics and enhance the overall experience of the trip.Personally vetted stays: the properties/home stays we choose are personally vetted by us making sure all the facilities are available with a keen focus on the aesthetics. These stays ensure to provide you with a local feel with a hint of luxury.Itineraries with a difference: the itineraries ensure that you get the optimum travel experience with adequate time at each location. The routes from one location to another are also unique and usually coupled with an activity like rafting/cycling with breath taking views.Safety: all safety measures are taken into account for the activities and the trip overall. Small group sizes: the groups will be small and intimate and hence the tour will accommodate a maximum group size of 10 with a trip leader to avoid overcrowded trips which hamper the experience.
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35 Ratings

4.0

35 Ratings

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INR 48,763

Trek to Markha Valley
Trek to Markha Valley

8D/7N

About the Activity:Fixed departures in June, July, August, and SeptemberEmbark on this amazing and adventurous trip to Markha Valley in Leh and Ladakh region.Arrive in Leh on your first day and explore the town and its beautiful tourist locations and get acclimatized.On the second day, get a transfer to the road head from Leh, from where your trek will start and then reach Yurutse via Zinchen which will take around 3 hours of trekking.Third day will be the longest trekking day of the tour, starting from Yurutse to Skiu via Ganda, which will be of 25 km and take 7-8 hours to complete. The next day you will continue your trek from Skiu to Markha, which will be around 20 km taking around 6 hours.Fifth day will take you from Markha to Thochuntse amdist the majestic Himalayas covered with snow, which will take around 6 hours and is a distance of 13 km.Sixth day is a short trek of 6 to 7 km but as it is ascent, it will take around 3 to 4 hours from Thochuntse to Nimaling.On your seventh day, you will trek from Nimaling to Shang Sumdo, a trek of around 18 km and aftermath proceed to Leh via the Gongmaru La pass.Eight day will be your last day of the tour and you will depart from Leh.
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30 Ratings

4.0

30 Ratings

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INR 15,030

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Ladakh: the Journey to the One Home Village
Ladakh: the Journey to the One Home Village

12D/11N

Ladakh

About the Activity:Take a road trip to Leh which draws the picture of the valleys and the snow-clad peaks very well. Here is a 12 day trip to Leh from Delhi.For the first part of the road trip, you will get a ride in a comfortable bus from Delhi to Manali.Spend a day exploring Manali and get acclimatized to the higher altitudes.From Manali the real road trip begins! Drive towards Leh and camp out in Jispa, trek through the beautiful mountains and stay with the Ladakhis in their quaint villages, gaze at the magnificent beauty of Yuretse a.k.a “One Home Village” and visit the Hemis National Park to while you trek to Markha Valley.Walk through Gandha La, which is pass at the height of 4900 Mts, engage in an exciting rafting in Zanskar and witness the relishing charm of Pangong and Hunder, Nubra Valley and the relative sites and monasteries.You can opt to extend your trip by a day and complete the circuit by driving from Leh to Srinagar, stopping over at Mulbekh / Kargil for the night.The features of the packages are as follow:Trip leaders: on every trip, the trip leader is carefully selected to add value to the trip. They are passionate about traveling and could be musicians, yoga teachers, film makers; trained to do more than just logistics and enhance the overall experience of the trip.Personally vetted stays: the properties/home stays we choose are personally vetted by us making sure all the facilities are available with a keen focus on the aesthetics. These stays ensure to provide you with a local feel with a hint of luxury.Itineraries with a difference: the itineraries ensure that you get the optimum travel experience with adequate time at each location. The routes from one location to another are also unique and usually coupled with an activity like rafting/cycling with breath taking views.Safety: all safety measures are taken into account for the activities and the trip overall. Small group sizes: the groups will be small and intimate and hence the tour will accommodate a maximum group size of 10 with a trip leader to avoid overcrowded trips which hamper the experience.
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27 Ratings

4.0

27 Ratings

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INR 64,325

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Stok Kangri Trek
Stok Kangri Trek

8D/7N

Ladakh

About the Activity:The land of lofty peaks, Ladakh is a dream destination for adventure lovers all over the world. Such an adrenaline rushing trekking trip is here in front of you.An 8 day trip to Stok Kangri which is the most beautiful peak in Ladakh, that has some decent adventurous trails in its route though they are comparatively less challenging would be real life opportunity for you.To do the mountaineering, arrive at Leh on the first day any time you are convenient with and acclimatize.The next day onward, your sightseeing excursion starts to gaze at the glorified Buddhist monasteries and the ramparts of Ladakh and then climb up to the summit of 6150 meters.Are you excited to know what kind of sights will be there from the summit? The Saser peak in the Karakoram range where the K2 is lying so peacefully would be offering you the best ever views.The package includes food, accommodation in hotels and tents and transportation during the trip.
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27 Ratings

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27 Ratings

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INR 23,830

Ladakh Motorcycle Tour ( All Inclusive- from Delhi to Delhi)
Ladakh Motorcycle Tour ( All Inclusive- from Delhi to Delhi)

11D/10N

Ladakh

About the Activity:Extreme climatic conditions as well the rough roads never pulled any traveller of Ladakh back because of the unlimited array of wonders the paradise on Earth can present before any beholder's eyes.If you would like to swirl through the typical enigma Ladakh possesses, then check this 11 day package of a thrilling bike tour covering the long distances from Manali till Tso Kar and back.After you take an overnight journey in a Volvo bus from Delhi, you will arrive at Manali, the starting point of your bike ride. Receive the majestic 300 CC Royal Enfiled and find the tires of your bike creating the scars of achievements as you conquer every location.From Manali, you will be gearing up your bike to Jispa, Sarchu, Nubra Valley, Leh, Pangong Lake, Tso Kar which have countless attractions to showcase. Experience the adrenaline rush in you while you get ready to cross the Khardung La Pass, Baralacha La Pass etc as well.Totally, the adventure and excitement this trip can put forth would surprise you and of course you have to experience Ladakh to believe your ears.The package includes food, accommodation in tents and guest houses and transportation from Delhi to Manali and return after the bike tour.
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33 Ratings

4.0

33 Ratings

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INR 37,207

Ladakh Bike Trip ( from Delhi or Manali)
Ladakh Bike Trip ( from Delhi or Manali)

8D/7N

Ladakh

About the Activity:There are multiple departures in the month of June, July, August and September for Ladakh rides. The trip can also be customized for the groups (min group size 10) as per their dates and destinations to be covered.There are 2 different variants for this bike ride:Manali – Ladakh – Manali:Expedition Dates: 24 June – 01 July | 15 July – 22 July | 12 August – 19 AugustSELF BIKE:2 Person on 1 Bike: Rs 18,900/-1 person on 1 Bike: Rs 19,900/-RENTED BIKE:2 person on 1 Bike: Rs 27,450/-1 person on 1 Bike: Rs 36,450/-Seat in Cab: Rs 29,900/-Delhi Ladakh Delhi:Expedition Dates: 22 June – 02 July | 13July – 23 July | 10 August – 20 AugustSELF BIKE:2 Person on 1 Bike: Rs 26,900/-1 person on 1 Bike: Rs 27,900/-RENTED BIKE:2 person on 1 Bike: Rs 34,450/-1 person on 1 Bike: Rs 42,450/-Seat in Cab: Rs 34,900/-*Service Tax of 9% applicable on above cost.A RIDE TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD, A RIDE OF DREAMS, A RIDE LIKE STARS ON SHOULDERS.Buckle up for the Bike Ride of your Lifetime, mounting on your Iron Horse, towards the mesmerizing cold desert of Ladakh. Starting from Delhi, riding over 3000 km across the rugged terrains of Himalayas, stopping over the sapphire lakes, and conquering 10 high altitude mountain passes including the All Mighty Khardung La that stands tall at the height of 18,380 ft. The ride will take you through the green valleys of Kashmir to cold desert of Ladakh.With clear blue skies and brown mountains, the landscape of Ladakh becomes surreal. Cherish the beauty of Ladakh with some adrenaline pumping in your body as you thump across the meandering roads into the deep, isolated, but surreal part of the world.All the adventure Junkies, just gear up and be ready to Thump !!High Altitude Passes Covered: Khardung La, Taglang La, Chang La, Zozi La, Baralacha La, Rohtang La, Fotu La, Namik La, Lachung La, Nakee LaDestinations: Leh, Nubra, Diskit, Turtuk, Pangong Tso, Magnetic Hill, Kargil, Drass, Pang, Sarchu, Jispa, Keylong, Srinagar, Manali, Jammu
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28 Ratings

4.0

28 Ratings

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INR 22,000

INR 18,900

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Lamayuru to Chilling Trek, Ladakh 2020
Lamayuru to Chilling Trek, Ladakh 2020

6D/5N

Leh

About the Activity: With Lamayuru to Chilling trek, experience Ladakh treks like never before! Be a part of an exotic experience that takes you through beautiful and challenging trails, giving you splendid mountain peak views.  Of all the trekking trips in India, this is surely one which will reveal natural treasures tucked away near the remote villages of Leh and Ladakh.  With this Lamayuru Chilling trek experience, walk through snow covered trails, cross rivers and pass villages that are not just beautiful but also hospitable. During the course of this trek, you will get to see beautiful views of the Stok and Karakoram ranges and get up and close with three passes namely Dung Dung Chan La Pass, Prinkti La Pass and the Kongskil La Pass, where you will be fascinated with unusual flora and fauna. Be part of a monastery visit and get an insight of the life and lifestyle of its residents. If you love to trek, be sure not to miss out on this Lamayuru to Chilling trek! Altitude: 4950m
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41 Ratings

3.0

41 Ratings

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INR 17,000

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Chadar Frozen River Ice Trek 2020, Ladakh
Chadar Frozen River Ice Trek 2020, Ladakh

9D/8N

Ladakh

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)
Superb

26 Ratings

4.0

26 Ratings

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INR 24,500

INR 22,500

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Markha Valley Trek, 2020
Markha Valley Trek, 2020

8D/7N

Leh

About the Activity: Visit the dream land of Ladakh – a virgin land untouched by urbanisation! Pack your bags and set upon a trek that will acquaint you with the most beautiful landscapes Mother Nature has in store for you. This trek will give the most exotic views and the largest variety of trails to follow. During the course of this trek, you will be witness to deep gorges, alpine grasslands and canyon walls. Make your way up to passes like the Kongmaru La and Ganda La at an altitude of 5,200m and 4,900m respectively. Get familiar with the lifestyle of the locals and have a thrilling time crossing the Markha River. A very popular trek among adventurers, this is your best opportunity to scale great heights and feel on top of the world, literally! Altitude: 5300m Temperature Range: July: 25-30 Degrees (Daytime),  4-15 Degrees (evening)
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23 Ratings

5.0

23 Ratings

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INR 20,000

10 Nights / 11 Days Markha Valley Trek in Ladakh
10 Nights / 11 Days Markha Valley Trek in Ladakh

11D/10N

Leh

About the Destination:  Embraced by the fascinating beauty of the snow-clad Himalayas, Markha valley is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Ladakh. It is accessible from the west through the Gandala Pass near Spituk and Gongmaru La pass near Hemis.The beautiful Markha River flows through the south of this mesmerizing valley. About the Departure with Details: Spend 10 nights and 11 days, Markha Valley trekking one of Ladakh’s most sought after trekking destinations- the Markha valley and come back as a different person! Take in breathtaking views of the Himalayas and the majestic Ladakh and Zanskar ranges. Trail though lush forest groves and mysterious gorges; feast your eyes on emerald green pastures and spend time in tranquil monasteries, all the while enjoying the thrill of camping.
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Stok Kangri Expedition, Ladakh 2020
Stok Kangri Expedition, Ladakh 2020

9D/8N

Ladakh

About the Destination: Feel the king of the world as you conquer the highest stok kangri peak trek-able summit in the Indian subcontinent, Stok Kangri trek (perched at 20,086 feet). It resonates with divine beauty of Ladakh which is known for its black and white beauty with streaks of grey and blue. The peak is situated in Hemis National Park, home to the endangered snow leopard. The Park is also the largest notified protected area in India. On this Stok kangri expedition, expect an adventure of glaciers, snowy paths, barren hills, sparkling water bodies, a steep slope of almost 75 degrees, rocky inclines and more. Not for the light hearted, this trek is where you have to challenge your mental and physical self to brave thin air and cold temperatures. The reward though is worth it as this is a dream come true for ardent trekkers.
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Markha Valley Tour
Markha Valley Tour

8D/7N

Ladakh

About the Activity: The Markha Valley trek is one of the most popular treks in Ladhak, with it's varied landscapes, flowing rivers and snow capped peaks. This relatively short trek is spanned over a diversifies geography, spend 8 days trekking over grasslands, monastic towns and beautiful villages. Visit the Hemis National Park where you will encounter a wide array of exotic and rare wildlife. Marvel at religious shrines and quaint monasteries as you learn the culture and way of life at these villages. Conclude your trek by crossing the Kongmaru La pass (5200m), the highest pass on the trek and get dropped  back at Leh. 
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9 Days / 8 Nights Stok Kangri Trek, Ladakh
9 Days / 8 Nights Stok Kangri Trek, Ladakh

9D/8N

Leh

About the Destination: Leh, one of the most stunning and charming tourist destinations in India, is blessed with several astounding peaks and towering mountains. It is in this gorgeous destination, you will find the Stok Kangri ranges that are known for its magical beauty and enthrallment! Adorned with untouched beauty, fascinating trekking trails, this range attracts a plenitude of trekkers from different corners of the world. For the adrenaline junkies, a trek to the summit of this range is not less than an adventurous as well as memorable experience! About the Departure with Details: Taking you to the heart of the Himalayas, this amazing  Stok Kangri peak trekking expedition will introduce you with the captivating beauty and appeal of the Stok Kangri. Over the course of 9 days, you will be exploring some of the hidden treasures of Leh and also get ample of time to discover their celestial beauty. While each of the days in this departure is specifically designed to get you acquainted with the vicinity, the presence of expert trek guides and instructors will add extra fun and excitement to the tour. On a whole, this trek is a must, if you are looking for an exhilarating trek experience amidst the Indian Himalayas.
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9 Days / 8 Nights Markha Valley Trekking, Ladakh
9 Days / 8 Nights Markha Valley Trekking, Ladakh

9D/8N

Ladakh

About the Destination:Probably the most popular trek in Ladakh, Markha Valley Trekking will have you explore and experience a diverse geography. It extends from colorful canyon walls in the lower Markha Valley, ascending to alpine grasslands that fit beautifully into the nomadic lifestyle of the local population, and eventually reaching out to rolling grasslands that are surrmounted by snow capped mountains. Trekking through the Markha Valley is a feast to every existential pore. “Little Tibet” as this region is fondly called, puts on display one of the world’s highest inhabited plateaus with grand views of the Great Himalayas, Zanskar, and Ladakh ranges. Apart from this is a colourful presentation of multi-hued prayer flags that drape quaint hamlets of the Markha Village, monasteries, ruins, and so much more. Markha Valley trekking also presents an opportunity to scale two of the highest passes Gandala La (4,800m) and Kongmaru La (5,150m) in the Himalayas. While the first couple days on the trek will be spent in Leh getting acclamatised to the cold, semi-arid weather zone, the time can be well spent visiting local markets, nearby attractions (there are quite a few of them!), and getting to know the distinctive lifestyle of the locals. Each day on the trek promises to be a strong memory and the entire journey will make for the most precious travelogue ever! Temperature Range: Day (25 ~ 30 c) Night (04 ~15 c)
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It had everything that you dreamed about. It had ice (lots and lots of ice), even when I was sleeping battling the cold at night I was could see those ice sheet right in front of my eyes. We were walking on ice, we were drinking those ice (of-course the boiled one), but the most exciting part was that we were never complaining even under these extreme condition. Thank to these amazing group of people I was travelling with. The support staff, the organiser and each and every people related to this trip were an amazing host. They made us feel at home, they fulfilled almost all our demands. I had done 2 treks before with other organizations, but these people were the best. The fun we had is quite vivid with this picture, but trust me nothing can be explained in words, you just have to feel it. Keep yourself fit and go for it . It will change the way you see nature , it will change your perception towards people and many more things. Stay happy and keep trekking
12 February 2019
Excellent
Being a fauji kid i always dreamt to do something adventurous and so i chose the most dangerous most exciting chadar trek as my first trek. After reaching the hotel in LEH i was welcomed by Satya sir and guess what we both shared common backgrounds i.e. fauj. After having breakfast i went to the room and slept for an hour or two. In the evening we were briefed by Satya sir and Shashank sir about the trek which actually helped me during the trek. We were a group of 14 among which 8 came solo just like me. At night we introduced each other and slept. Next morning we went for sightseeing and explored beautiful Shey palace and monasteries and by that time we all knew each other names. On day 3 we all went for medical checkups and every member from our group was fit for the trek. In the meantime we went to LEH market for some shopping. We were again briefed by Satya sir , Shashank sir and Sonam Sir and guess what we slept in the tents with our sleeping bags. Next day we started our journey from LEH to Chilling . After reaching chilling we were all set to step our foots on chadar for the first time and that feel was amazing. We walked for 3 hours and reached our first campsite. After having a lovely dinner by our porters we sang songs and went to sleep. Next morning i experienced first snowfall of my life and everything all around us appeared to be white and ahhh what an amazing feel i had that time. By God's grace we all successfully made it to Nerak on day 6 and saw that frozen waterfall for the first time. The josh and the deshbhakti inside me came out, i removed my jackets and stuff, wrapped myself in INDIAN FLAG and waved it at NERAK. I cannot describe that feeling until you experience chadar trek, we spent two hours at Nerak. Alright we made it to Nerak so easily and we all were like wow that was easy but nah something was about to come. After having lunch at Tibb caves we started our journey , after an hour there was a patch when our trek leader Dorge sir saw that chadar is weak ahead and went solo upto 50-80 meters & came back and said we cannot go from here, so we climbed up the hill carefully as it was all covered with snow. And again after this we saw the same thing but this time we couldn't go through the hills as those were standing hills. And at this point we all thought one thing that we all made it to nerak so easily, this has to be happened. Dorge sir again went solo up to 50 meters to check the chadar and suddenly his legs went inside the chadar upto knee. Being an experienced trekker he immediately came out and changed his socks. We didnt have any option so we started walking on the chadar. I being second last in my group saw my group mates how carefully they were walking on chadar, I heard the satisfying sound of crushing the chadar when my right foot went inside the chadar and my gumboots was filled by water. Ah i didn't went mad but stayed calm, my friend Dev behind me shouted Dorge sir come here, and he within 30 seconds came back to me removed my gumboots and helped me to change the socks. We successfully made it to our tents that day and the rest of the journey. All I want to say is we were a group of motivators, we became a family and from day 1 to day 9 we all were positive and supported each other. Much thanks to all the porters who made such yummy foods for us. Thank you to dorge sir & Sonam Sir who always said we will go to Nerak. Thank you to Satya sir and Shashank sir who's briefings really helped me during the trek. I wish again to be with this group because we became a family. Thankyou Thrillophilia for such a wonderful journey on chadar. I will be uploading my chadar trek journey on youtube soon i.e. PUNEET VLOGS. Peace
Amazing trek.. Thanks a lot to THRILLOPHILIA. Life changing experience. This is the master of all the treks. I am marathon runner, always wanted to go for a trek. Finalized to go for Chadar trek with little hesitation. But, THRILLOPHILIA cleared all the mental blocks and made me confident. Hats off THRILLOPHILIA. What an experience... People tells Swizz mountains. Guys come to Leh and go for Chadar trek. Then compare :) Again thanks a ton to THRILLOPHILIA
25 February 2019
Excellent
Chadar Trek - Feb 2019 Julley!!!!! It's been 15 days my trek is over but chadar effect is still Onn!!!! Without fail I see the same pics again and again, take the pride to share my Chadar experience with my friends. Thanks to Satya, Shanshank, Guide, Porter's, my Group and Thrillophilia for this amazing and lifetime experience. Chadar denotes to the Frozen Zanskar River which transforms into thick layer of ice and it's a beautiful trek admist the Zanskar Valley. It was my first trek of life and really grateful to my sister as it was her plan and it's only because of her I had this lifetime unforgettable experience. Day - 1: Acclimatization The only Challenge in Chadar trek is adverse temperature which drops down to -30 and low oxygen due to high altitude. Trekker from all over the INDIA come for Chadar trek and due to drastic change in weather and temperature there is high probability of AMS hence government from this year has made a mandate 3 days acclimatization rule. So before carrying out the trek it a mandatory 3 days stay in Leh city which is followed by Medical. Once you are hit by AMS the only option left is fly back from Leh . While taking flight from Delhi to Leh don't forget to take window seat kyuki everyone knows Badal important hai but yahan Badal keh sath snow capped Himalaya ka view bhi milta hai and it's very beautiful. After landing in Leh airport we were received by Mr Tanzin who took us to our hotel. It was my first visit to the cold desert and I was overwhelmed by the hospitality of Ladaki people. We met Satya, our trek leader and over all in charge from Thrillophilia who welcomed us and had a short introduction over break fast. On Day1 we were strictly adviced to stay in hotel and not to exhaust ourself and to have at least 5litres of water - only saviour. Meanwhile all others members of our group came and in no time from stranger we became friends. In the evening there was an official introduction round of our group and we had a great time over tea and we were given briefing about the trek by our Guide Sir about Do's and Don't during the trek. Day - 2 : Leh Sight Seeing / AMS / Tension We were fortunate enough, big thanks to Thrillophilia for this add on and taking us for Leh city tour. We were taken to Thiksey monastery, Shey Palace, the meeting point of Indus and Sindhu river, Magnetic hill and local market. The scenic beauty was mesmerising and can't be captured and defined in words. It's way beyond beautiful. WARNING -Please don't forget to carry your water bottles and drink water at regular intervals. AMS - After the tiring day my brother in law was having a head ache and the moment we reached our hotel we reported this to Satya.The moment he heard he rushed my brother in law to hospital and asked us to stay back. His oxygen level was low and was hospitalized. He was hit by AMS and he was medically unfit to take this trek. All of a sudden all the excitement vanished and pressure crept in. It was certainly a tough call for all three of us. It was my sister's dream to take this trek and her husband was hospitalized due to low oxygen level and the only option left for him was fly back to Delhi. My sister almost made up her mind that she is going to fly back too . Shanshank Role- Experience Counts. While Satya was at hospital with my brother in law, Shanshank stepped in gave moral boost to my sister and convinced her not to quit and carry on. He told us that my Brother In law was absolutely fine it's just due to altitude and it's very common and he will be completely fine once he lands in Delhi. Satya after coming from hospital gave me a hug and asked me to be prepared for medical. Unfortunately my brother in law had to fly back to Delhi. Day-3: Medical From Jan 2019 it is mandatory for trekker to undergo medical test even if anyone has medical certificate from any doctor. The government has also introduced a mandate insurance policy for trekker keeping in mind the safety issue of trekker. Every person is issued an insurance card which is valid for 10days and any medical emergency during the trek is covered under it . Even doctors are available at camp sight and any casualty during the trek can be addressed. They have been given satellite phones and at utmost emergency, the evacuation process is carried out by helicopter. A great initiative by the government keeping in mind the safety of the trekkers. After medical clearance the excitement level was at different level. Finally we were given green signal and my wishlist was going to be fullfilled. Everyone from our group cleared the medical and for the next 5 days we were going to be in Chadar. On returning to hotel we were congratulated by Satya and Shanshank on clearing the medicals.On day 3 we have to sleep in tents just to have a feeling of Chadar. We were given briefing about how to use sleeping bags and be organized and take care of ourselves during the trek. It was altogether a different experience for me as it was my first trek of my life and I had never slept in tents before. The sleeping bag used was of same quality as used my military and it was very comfortable Day(4-9) : The Day - How's the Josh? Chadar here we come. After 3 hours of ride from our hotel we finally arrived at Chilling (from where our trek started) at around 12noon. The first step- It was like a dream come true. I was definitely on cloud9 . It's a 2 hour trek on the first day from Chilling to Tilad just to familiarize ourself with Chadar. Message - Please follow your guide instructions very carefully as smartness can be fatal at times specially in Chadar which changes every hour. Weather plays a vital role. Keep your sunglasses , sunscreen handy and cold cream handy, make sure your ears are covered. Relish your trek as it is one time. Enjoy the beautiful Zanskar Valley. Respect the environment and don't throw your waste in the Zanskar. Enjoy the freefall at Chadar as everyone falls and no one laughs at you. Food- I just couldn't believe that I will have such an amazing experience with food in Zanskar. I really am speechless . I never had such tasty food experience in my life. I had the most tasty veg Momo's of my life. And the love with which the cook served won everyone's heart. The support Staffs are the main hero of Chadar trek without whom it won't be possible. Enjoy your night and have good sleep. Tilad - Tibb Caves. The next day you start your trek after your breakfast and it's going to be a tiring day with 8hours trek. You have a lunch break in between where you are served kashmiri kawa and Maggie or Thupa. And around 4 in the evening we reached our camp site. Please change your socks immediately once you reach your camp site. After having our evening tea we went to medical camp site where our oxygen level and pulse rate was checked as routine check-up. You can explore camp site or choose to stay at dinning tent and chill with your group . Tibb Caves to Nerak. By next day your Josh has come down in the freezing cold valley but once you reach Nerak all your pain just vanish and its Worth it. The sight of huge waterfall and the feeling of completing the trek successfully brought in you a new Winner and you take the pride of earning it. Bravo!!! You have made it... It's a beautiful trek and sincere thanks to Satya, Shanshank, Dorje Sir, Tharchin Sir, and Thrillophilia for giving me this lifetime experience and the joy of completing the Chadar trek. Come and enjoy the C - Chilling, H- High, A-Altitude, D- Daring, A- Adventurous, R- Zanskar River T R E K.
16 November 2017
Excellent
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.
16 November 2017
Excellent
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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Trekking in Ladakh

  1. What is the best time for trekking in Ladakh?

    The best time to trek in Ladakh is July and August, when the temprature is low and the entire region is blanketed with thick snow. However, during February, you can attempt the demanding Chadar ice-trek. During winter season, one need to prepared with cloths and equipment for safe trekking.
  2. Which Season is the Best for Trekking in Ladakh? Winter or Summer? Which are the best Summer Treks in Ladakh? Which are the best Winter Treks in Ladakh?

    Summer is highly considered as the best time to trek because most of the roads and trails are open and can help in trekking easily. April to July is summer month. However, many still prepfer winter which is during October to March to enjoy the thick snow and winter in Ladakh. There are some interesting trekking options in Ladkah during summer. This include- Mount Stock Kangiri, Tsomoriri Lake, Markha Valley Trek, Mount Kangyatse and few others like bike riding to Leh Ladakh. Some of the interesting trekking options in Ladakh are-
    • Stok Kangri Trek
    • Chadar Trek
    • Markha Valley Trek
    • Snow Leopard Trekking in Ladakh
    • Lamayuru to Chilling Trek
    • Ripchar Valley Trek
    • Jhunglm Hemis to Padum Trek.
  3. Which are famous Mountaineering Peaks in Ladakh?

    Some of the famous mountaineering peaks in Ladakh are:
    • Stok Kangri- 6153m
    • Kang Yatse 6200m
    • Mentok Kangri 6250m
    • Chamser Kangri 6620M
    • Lungser Kangri 6666m
  4. How safe is trekking in Ladakh?

    Trekking in Ladakh is safe, if you’re wholly prepared with right cloths, equipment, cash, knowledge about place, climatic condition and right trekking group. Climatic condition, especially snow storm should be checked because there are certain accidental cases before. Otherwise, one can enjoy a safe trekking in Ladakh. Travelling in Ladakh trek can be sometime unsafe in terms of health and disputed region around.
    Acute Mountain Sickness: This happens due to lesser oxygen available at higher altitudes, resulting in higher breathing rate to balance. Symptoms could be headache, nausea and breathlessness.
    Difficult Roads: During the journey, the roads does gets narrow and rocky, with hairpin bends and blind corners. So while you are driving on this route, make sure you drive at a safe speed.
    Chinese Incursion: There has been Chinese incursion in Leh-Ladakh, but that never created any ruckus for Tourists. There are a lot of armed men around the city and they are really doing a great job. If going along with troop then it is quite safe in Ladakh trek.
  5. I am visiting Ladakh for the first time, how should I prepare myself for Trekking?

    If you're visiting Ladakh trek for the first time, then here are certain things to consider:
    • Do remember to check for road status updates online as landslides or snowfall may stall the traffic movement.
    • One of the foremost issues while preparing for your Ladakh holiday is the issue of acclimatization. You need to prepare for acclimatization. If you are not acclimatized to high altitude air pressure and low oxygen condition, it could lead to acute mountain sickness (AMS). Spend first 2 nights in Leh for acclimatization to high altitude conditions.
    • In terms of packing, warm jackets, pullovers, hand gloves etc. comes handy in Ladakh.
    • In term of money, if you are traveling to inner places in Ladakh such as Nubra Valley, Changthang or Pangong Tso and Zanskar, do carry cash with you as there are no ATM facilities at these places.
    • For accommodation, you don’t need to pre book your stay at most of the places in Ladakh as there are enough accommodation options to cater to the demand of tourists.
  6. What are the equipment provided from the company?

    Apart from essential clothing and equipment, company will provide all that is necessary for the trek to happen safely and comfortably. Some of the equipments provided are- Mess Tent, Kitchen Tent, Matresses, Dome Tent, Sleeping Bag resistant up to -30 Degrees with liners, etc.
  7. What are the clothing and equipment that needs to be purchased from our end?

    Packing is the most important part in trekking and one need to carry all the essentials for safer side.
    Clothes:
    • 2-3 pair of trekking pants
    • Thermal innerwear (top/bottom)
    • Pajama/sleeping pants
    • 3 pairs of socks
    • jackets and waterproof pants
    Make sure you can carry extra pair of each clothing, especially if it's an expedition.
    Equipment:
    • Headlamp
    • Sleeping Bag Liner
    • Trekking shoes
    • Reusable Water Bottle
    • Sunsreen, hat, sunglasses
    • Walking Stick
    • Medical- aids.
  8. Do we need a walking stick on trekking?

    Yes, walking stick is an important part of the trekking. There are certain trails and areas where you may need support to walk ahead. You can find trekking stick, which are designed to give stability and strength during the trek. These sticks come with 2-3 years of guarantee.
  9. Which type of shoes should I buy?

    There are different types of footwears or boots for trekking. It depends on the weather, trail condition and duration of the trek.
    Hiking Shoes: They are lightweight and have flexible soles. They are meant for short treks (one day or weekend). This type of shoes are good when you don’t have to carry heavy loads.
    Trek Boots: These high-end version of hiking boots, have added support for your feet and ankles. Trek boots provide excellent support for leg muscles on rough terrain, especially when you are prone to occasional slips and twisted ankles.
    Expedition Boots: Designed for trekkers looking for longer days of expedition, the boots have thicker and more aggressive out-soles. The fabric used in these boots are more robust too.
  10. What is the level of fitness expected from the participants?

    The Ladakh trek can range upto 13000 feet to 18000 feet. Lack of oxygen, days of trekking can cause Acute Mountain Sickness to contend with, which include loss of appetite, nausea and dizziness. So one need to be very fit to cover the highest altitude of mountain.
    • Cardio Exercises
    • Weight and muscle training
    • Rhythmic breathing and blowing balloons to increase capacity.
    Keeping hydrated throughout the trek is extremely important. Moreover, having diet food before the trek is highly advised.
  11. Do you think I should bring some medicines along with me while on the trek?

    Being preventive during trekking is extremely important. Dehydration, dizziness, allergy and other heatlh issues can effect the body during trek. Seek advise from doctor to get prescribed for medication. Get yourself ready with AMS Preventive medication after consulting with your doctor. Do not carry any medication unless recommended from doctor.
  12. What about medical facilities and doctor while on the trek?

    You can find base hospital Sonamn Norphel Memorial Hospital in Leh having fully equipped with medical facilities. Company would provide First Aid Box for any medical emergency. Most of the trekkers are qualified in Advance Mountaineering Course and Wilderness First-Aid. They are quite aware about medical emergencies trekkers can fall into. Every trekker need to carry medications.
  13. Is Diamox advisable?

    For those who suffer Acute Mountain Sickness, Diamox is recommeded. However, many do avoid to consume such medication during the trek because it goes against the spirit of trekking. The deciding factor depends on the number of trekking days and condition of the body. It is best to start on a course of Diamox before you start the trek. If on the other hand you are on a 12-14 days trek, then you have sufficient time to allow your body to acclimatize to the altitude. In this situation, you may not need diamox. Diamox forces the kidneys to excrete bicarbonate, the base form of carbon dioxide. It helps in balancing the effects of the hyperventilation that occurs at altitude in an attempt to get oxygen.
  14. What can be the difficulties which we can face while trekking?

    Acute Mountain Sickness is the major problem one can face while trekking. This is because of less oxygen in the highest range. Other difficulty is the climatic condition. During winter season, there can be snow storm or other climatic issues faced by trekkers. It is important to be in group, because any problem arises, you’ll get quick medical assistance.
  15. What is your evacuation plan in case a contingency happens? Who will pay for the rescue if any trekker gets unwell and needs to be taken back to the camp? What are the other costs involved the trekker will have to bear?

    There is a backup team in every expedition equipped with the equipment required to take the patients back to Leh and keep the batch moving ahead. However, if there is any further problem like natural calamities during the trek, the entire batch will come back. If there is any case of illness or accident during the trek, there will be all the arrangements ready to make trekker come back safely. However, the additional costs, like transport to Leh, stay at Ladakh, will be borne by the trekker.
  16. Will we get safe drinking water on trekking?

    Drinking water is the big issue in Ladakh trek. Many may face health issues after drinking stream or even local water. Better to carrying enough bottles of clean water along during the trekking period. The best way to have water filter, during your stay at the hotel. If you're using iodine tablets, then it would work fine. Before the trek, get yourself packed with boil water.
  17. What type of food is served during the trek?

    Having a light food is the best way to keep yourself in better condition during Ladakh trek. Generally, veg foods are served for safer difgestive system. One can expect traditional Ladakhi meal like Momos or Indian flat bread (chapatis), sliced cheese, hard boiled egg and snacks. Heavy foods including non-veg items isn't served in during Ladakh trek to avoid digestion problem. Dry ration of biscuits and chikki will be provided as well.
  18. How many trekkers are there in one group? I am the only girl in trek, is it safe?

    The number of trekkers can be from 4 to 12 or even 20. But it also depends on the trek to trek. For difficult treks, the group size will be small, but for easy trek the group size can be large. For girls, trekking is extremely safe. The trekking company have highest regards for women safety and will ensure that they're safe durint the entire trek. If there is only one girl in the trip, then she will be provided with single tent to sleep alone. If there are more girls, then they can sleep under one tent.
  19. How many trekkers will be sleeping in one tent?

    It depends on the size of the tent carried during the trek. However, one or two trekkers will sleep in the tent. Also, sleeping bags will be there with the tents. Moroever, there will be separate tent for girls to sleep during the trek.
  20. What are the sanitary facilities?

    There is no building or civilization available during treks. Niether there is a conceate toilet available. Tents are accopanied with portable toilets for nature calls. Also making cat holes is also encouraged.
  21. Can we hire a porter to carry our personal luggage? What will be the cost?

    Yes, you can hire porter or guide, available in Ladakh. The cost of the porter depends on the type of luggage and number of people in the group. It can range from Rs 1000- Rs 3000/- roughly per day.
  22. What is the temperature in the day time and night time?

    The temperature during day time is recorded around -10 degrees. However, sunny day can make the environment warm as well due to the reflection of the sunrays. During night time, the temperature futher falls to -35 degree.
  23. Can we have liquor or smoke while on the trek?

    Strictly not. Smoking or alcohol is highly banned during the trek to Ladakh, or even any trek. This is because to keep our body active and high strength. In fact, there would be other people in the group who may object of consuming alcohol or smoking. For trekking, you need to mentally strongand physically active to have successful trek.
  24. Will we stay in the caves?

    Stay in cave completely depends on availabilty of the space. There are few caves in Chadar Trek, but due to huge traffic one may have few chance of staying in the cave.
  25. What do we do with garbage which is produced during a trek?

    There are garbage disposable facilities during the trek. So trekkers can use it during the trek to keep the area clean.