86 Best Trekking Tours in Jammu and Kashmir - 2020 (with 10356

Jammu and Kashmir, a favorite destination for honeymooners and explorers goes beyond its sobriquet of ‘paradise on earth’ to enthrall the tourists with its hub of several treks. Zanskar to Nubra, the region is sprinkled with several explored and unexplored treks. Trekking tours in Jammu and Kashmir offers breathtaking views and let you explore the beautiful alpine meadows, lakes and witness the most magnificent peaks of the Himalayas. The serene sky and undulated terrains add a distinct feature to the trekking experience in Jammu and Kashmir. The verdant valleys dotted with rich orchards promises the most magical trails along this naturally blessed land.

Trekking in Jammu and Kashmir also provides a closer sneak peek into the culture of mountain dwellers as you enjoy the rugged mountains and the hills of Himalayas. Explore a different perspective to Jammu and Kashmir with a trekking experience which you will cherish forever. Jammu hosts the most popular trek in India to Mata Vaishno Devi which is taken by scores of devotees. It also offers some other fantastic treks like trek to the shrine of Machail Mata, Chadar trek in Zanskar valley, Markha Valley trek in Ladakh, trek to Padum in Zanskar from Kishtwar and trek from Kishtwar to Srinagar that passes through Banderkot, Dadhpeth, Mughal Maidan, Chhatru, Sinthan and Daksum.

When we talk about trekking in Kashmir, it is challenging but one of the most surreal experiences. There are several short treks from Sonamarg, Gulmarg and Pahalgam. Zabarwan hills and the Shankaracharya hills are the main and ideal spots for trekking. The wild terrains offer the most divine adventures adding novel dimension for an exciting vacation in Jammu and Kashmir. The thrilling, mesmerizing and nerve wracking experience deserves to be undertaken atleast once in your lifetime and you’ll be rewarded with the best experience of your life. If you are wondering where to find the best trekking tours in Jammu and Kashmir, we are here to help you out. Check out the most exciting treks in Jammu and Kashmir here.

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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. Explore this serene place with our Ladakh Tour Packages and gift your loved ones a memorable journey that you can cherish for a lifetime.- 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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Markha Valley Trek, Ladakh 2020 (upto 15% Off) Featured
Markha Valley Trek, Ladakh 2020 (upto 15% Off)

9D/8N

Leh

To Book Dial 7822094654Departure Dates:August: 18, 25About the Markha Valley Trek:Here is a nine-day Markha Valley trekking package with the aim to give you the astonishing views of Markha Valley. When you arrive in Leh, the trekking expedition starts with acclimatization. Spend one or two days to get familiarized with the climatic conditions there before you begin the actual trek. Sightseeing in Leh will help you know the culture and Buddhist traditions prevailing in the town. Markha Valley becomes closer after your reach Yurutse, the first camping destination. Yurutse to Ganda La that has steep ascents throughout will be the route letting you watch the Zanskar Range and the distant summits in the Himalayas. A confluence of rivers at Skiu is the one prominent site that steals our heart easily.From Skiu, it is just a 6 to 7 hours trek to reach Markha after moderate climbing through the long unwinding trails. Several streams come your way but happily overcome those in order to relish the trove situated in the middle of the cold arid region. Green fields, willow trees and quaint villages are seen from the top of Markha Valley, more beautifully. The stunning view of Kangyatze Peak is the reward you get from Markha. Nimaling, Kongmaru La, Sumdo and finally Leh- this would be the route you take to return to the vibrant Leh to conclude the trek. About the Destination:The Markha Valley trek which has another nick name, tea house trek because here one can expect parachute tents accommodation at most of the villages on the way. An arid cold desert trekking area which offers the best views of Ladakh and Zanskar Ranges have admirers worldwide. You will come to see the 21000 feet Kang Yissay and 20086 feet Stok Kangri peaks also while you embark on this trek. Hemis National Park and Gandala La and Kongmaru La are the promising attractions one gets while taking Markha Valley trek route. Another factor that makes this trek amusing is the waist deep river crossing which helps us to cross Markha River to reach the trails to Buddhist villages and rock structures. Markha Valley is in very close proximity to Leh and every traveller comes to Leh can easily find the way to Markha and do the trek. Your initial two days of the Markha Valley trekking will be spent for acclimatization as it is vital for a healthy trip ahead. In the meanwhile unravel monasteries, museum, fort, the local market place and Leh Palace. Cross over Ganda La (4800 m) and arrive at the winsome Markha Village that is laced with green fields and willow trees and has barren mountains in the backdrop. Other thrills include camping beside a gurgling stream, getting the stunning view of Kangyatze Peak and more. Till the final day, there is something to revel in every step of the way. Markha Valley Trek Highlights:- Markha Valley is one of the most alluring region located in Ladakh with the support of pure greenery and streams. Make use of this appropriate chance to wander around the secluded place and dive into the comforts offered by the valley.- Markha Valley trek takes you to enjoy the unexplored beauty of Hemis National Park as well as the two most important passes named Gandala la and Kongmaru La located at a height of about 15748 feet and 17060 feet respectively.Quick Facts:Trekking Distance:  75kmMaximum Altitude: 16,830ftDifficulty Level: Difficult Airport: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, LehStarting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Leh
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Stok Kangri Trek, Ladakh 2020 | Upto 15% off Featured
Stok Kangri Trek, Ladakh 2020 | Upto 15% off

9D/8N

Leh

Thrillophilia Exclusive: (Available only to trekkers who have booked with Thrillophilia)Departure Dates:July: 27August: 3,4,10,19,24,31September: 7About the Stok Kangri Trek:If you are ready to accomplish the high altitude Stok Kangri trekking expedition, then here is a wonderful opportunity. The 9 day Stok Kangri trek package will be starting as you reach Leh on the first day and acclimatization is the crucial part of any Ladakh trek. Especially when you are prepared to do Stok Kangri trek, then this is mandatory. The trek starts with a walk to Stok Village firstly which will surely present before you the best sights of the village life. Chang Ma being the destination for the start day of the trek to Stok Kangri, it would be giving you the proper welcome to get enthralled by the nourished scenery. The whole trek passes through the barren grey landscape of Ladakh. Mankhorma, the Base Camp and the training days are the next targets on the expedition. After going through numerous green filled patches and chilling water bodies, you will reach Stok Kangri. The route will take you through multiple glaciers and steep slopes until you reach the summit ridge. You will be trekking on an average of 9-12 hours every day for fulfilling the dream trek to Stok Kangri. After completing the trek, you will be returning through the same route and reach Leh and wind up the exotic expedition with plenty of good memories.About the Destination:Stok Kangri trek has a magnificent attracting power so that those who have not done any high altitude treks before will also wish to climb this highest trek-able summit located at a height of about 20100 feet. The pathways to Stok Kangri Peak show us multiple thrilling sights including the lofty mountains in the Himalayas and it is a dreamlike destination for all adventure admirers. It is considered to be one of the most fascinating places in India and Ladakh is the parent of this high peak.It gained popularity very recently due to the adventure and tremendous excitement it imposes to each trekker come its way. The deserted surroundings and the trails with plenty of ridges contribute a lot to make the entire region look amazing. When it comes to winter, Stok Kangri starts embracing beauty unlike any other high altitude possible can do with the help of thick snow cover all around it. From the summit, you will see the whole of Zanskar and the Indus Valley very clearly.Quick Facts:Temperature: The temperature varies from -20 to 10 degrees. Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes.Trekking Distance:  40kmMaximum Altitude: 20,100 Ft.Difficulty Level: DifficultStarting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at LehAirport: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, LehBase Camp: Leh
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Kashmir Great Lakes Trek 2020 | Save Upto 20% Featured
Kashmir Great Lakes Trek 2020 | Save Upto 20%

8D/7N

Sonamarg

To book Call @ 9358833234Departure Dates:July: 6,13,20,27August: 3,4,10,11,17,18.24,.25September: 1,7,8,14,15,21,22,28,29About the Kashmir Great Lake Trek:Nestled high up in the mountains and beckoning the travellers from far and wide Kashmir Great Lakes trek is another hidden jewels of Kashmir. The trek to the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek offers a lifetime experience for all the nature lovers and the trekkers. The thundering hush of the Kashmir lakes and its virgin excellence is enchanted. Aside from the lakes, even the desolate smooth snow clad mountains emerge in might and pleased. You will start this amazing trek from Srinagar and then continue exploring the beauty of the region. On your second day, you will start from Sonmarg. You will cover some of the most scenic places in a period of 8 days. As you continue your trek you will be rewarded with the mesmerizing views of the pictorial streams and the Shekdur Range. On your third day, you will trek from Nichnai to Vishansar Lake and come across the stunning views of the lush valleys and the small rivers on the side. Your trek will undergo a steep descend and will lead you to a cascading waterfall that joins the river. Behold at the captivating views of the Himalayan Range and also the Vishansar Lake during the trek. On your fourth and fifth day, you will you will trek to Vishansar and then to Gadsa which will be around 11km of trekking. Marvel at the sight of the pictorial lakes and the exotic flowers and snow on both the sides. On your sixth and seventh day, you will cover Gadsar, Satsar and then to Gangabal Twin lakes. On both these days, you will cover a distance of 12km and 9 km respectively. You trek will lead you to a gurgling stream and then to the beautiful lakes. Keep staring for long at the beautiful lake and also catch some trout fish while you are here. You will also pass through many small bridges and ramble on grassy land dotted with yellow flowers and pine forest during your trek. This Kashmir Great Lakes trek package is definitely the best trek for you to do in this year.About the Destination:Go on a Kashmir Great Lakes trek and get enchanted with Kashmir, a celestial land nothing short of a fairy tale. A surreal destination, there are many natural gems tucked away here. One of them is Srinagar, the summer capital of the state known for its refreshing gardens, lakes and houseboats. Another sought-after place here is Sonamarg. Meaning the meadow of gold this is where frosty mountains cast against the clear deep blue sky make for a postcard image. Pristine and untouched, the lakes over here be it Dal Lake, Vishansar Lake or Gangabal Twin lakes are surreal and a rare sight. Alpine and snow clad mountains, green meadows, rocky terrains, gurgling streams, silver birch and other untouched beauties of Mother Earth make for a varied and complete trekking experience of around 63km. Rediscover serenity and uncover what makes Kashmir Great Lakes Trek a trove for adventure and nature enthusiasts seeking a thrilling experience of trekking in India. Kashmir Great Lakes best time to visit is from July to September. This amazing trek takes you through some of the most beautiful sights that are hidden from the normal eyes. The best part about the trek is that you will get a chance to see five beautiful lakes together and each reflecting the beauty of the other. As you continue you will find that the mountains in the background make the whole place looks majestic. Witness the beauty of the lakes with the snowflakes on the top making the lake much prettier.  Adding to it the golden flowers in bloom, the dark blue sky and the lush green grass will seem like just another heaven on earth.  Each day of the trek holds something new for you which you will cherish for a lifetime.Kashmir Great Lakes Trek Highlights:- This trek is one of the most beautiful treks and is the only trek where you can explore five stunning lakes in the world at a high altitude.- The trek to the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek offers a lifetime experience of vintage memories which you will cherish for a lifetime.- Get a chance to witness the high mountain passes and the snow patches that feed the lakes. Occasionally you might also see milky white icebergs floating on the lake’s inky blue surface.- Although this trek will lead you to some steep ascend you will also get to see small hamlets and the lights flickering there.- Your trekking trail will take you through innumerable meadows, snow-clad glaciers and pinnacles passes, rocky barren lands, struggling streams.Quick Facts:Temperature: Day: 17°C-20°C and Night: 3°C-4°CTrekking Distance:  72kmMaximum Altitude: 13,800ftDifficulty Level: Moderate Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts at Sonmarg and ends at Naranag Railway Station: Jammu is the nearest railway station Airport: Srinagar AirportBase Camp: SonmargHow To Reach:If you are travelling from Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai or any other city, book your air tickets for Day Zero, which is the day before Day 1 on the itinerary. If your trek start day is 24 July, book your air tickets for 23 July to either Srinagar. We recommend this. It gives you an added rest day at Srinagar or even better if you are able to head towards Sonamarg. There are two options. Option 1: Fly directly to Srinagar.  You can travel to Sonamarg if you land at Srinagar before 12 noon. How to reach Sonamarg? – From the airport, walk outside for 800 meters to take an auto to TRC. Auto will cost you around Rs 250 which is a good rate to pay. They might ask for Rs 300. Take a cab if you are travelling in a group. A taxi/cab will cost Rs 600 to Rs 750. From TRC, you will get Swaraj Mazda buses frequently going to Soura which is 8 kms away. It takes about 40 mins to reach here and costs Rs 15. If you choose an auto, it will cost around Rs 150 to Rs 200. From Soura, you get buses to Kangan which is about Rs 40. Again from Kangan, you need to change and take shared cabs to Sonamarg. This will cost around Rs 70 to Rs 150 depending on the number of travellers. If you get shared cabs directly from Soura to Shitkadi, it will cost Rs 300 to Rs 450.   Note: Srinagar Airport to Srinagar TRC, you do have the bus service. However, they are not reliable. They do not move until they are half full. Option 2: Taking a train/bus to Jammu and reach Srinagar If you are taking a bus to Jammu, then you have multiple options to take. There are two gates outside Jammu ISBT. You will get shared cabs from both these gates.  If you are reaching the Railway Station, the share cabs to Srinagar will cost between Rs 700 to Rs 1000.
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Short Chadar Trek: an Adventure of a Lifetime

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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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Leh to Saboo One Day Trek Flat 20% off Featured
Leh to Saboo One Day Trek Flat 20% off

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Leh

Snuggling the peripheries of Himalayas, there lay a town- snow-covered, mountain-framed and utterly enchanting, Leh. Alongside Leh, overlooking the Indus River, there is a serene village named Saboo that is close to the city’s facilities yet far enough to enjoy solitude. A trekking trip to this place is literally a dream shared by many. But the worldly traps prevent most of us from living it.About the activity:Get ready to enjoy a one day trek which starts from Leh to Saboo. Regarded as moderate, the trek commences from the main bazaar of Leh passing through its famous polo ground. The first foot to this spine-tingly journey is uphill followed by two small mountains. After crossing those mountains, you will reach in the proximity of Saboo village running through the dry valley. And the moment you arrive here, you will be able to witness the legendary beauty of Indus Valley and Stok Kangri Range.Note:Min 2 people are required to book this trek.
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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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Leh Children's Camp
Leh Children's Camp

7D/6N

Leh

About the activity : Shades of blue permeate the clear air as rustic brown peaks overlook the serene Pangong Lake! The scenic landscape of Leh and Ladakh await you to come and bask in the beauty of untamed nature! A lifetime trip that you are guaranteed never to forget, this 7 day trip to Leh and Ladakh is bounde to leave you speechless and in awe of the beautiful heaven on earth! While here, you and your friends, can visit the famous and challenging peaks of the Kardungla Pass, experience the rich, exotic and ancient culture and heritage of the Leh Palace, the sanctity of the quaint and pristine Hemis Monastery and the famous Shanti Stupa! The adventurer in you can also go river rafting on the Nimu River and interact with the friendly locals in the area!
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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
Very Good

24 Ratings

3.0

24 Ratings

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INR 41,626

Chadar Frozen River Winter Trek Leh Ladakh
Chadar Frozen River Winter Trek Leh Ladakh

9D/8N

Leh

About the Activity:Make use of this opportunity to take part in Chadar Trek which is for nine days and experience the real sense of adventure and thrill amidst the thick snow of the Himalayas.A trail on the Zanskar River will add on to the level of excitement you can ask for. January and February are the best months to indulge in Chadar trek and don't delay yourself and miss the fun.You will feel the chilling climate as the temperature goes down till -35 degrees during winter and everywhere you will be able to see the white coloured serenity alone.The trip starts from Delhi and goes through the major places like Leh, Tilad Do, Chilling, Gyalpo, Tibb Cave, Naerak etc and winds up after you get dropped off at Delhi on the last day of the trek.The package includes food, accommodation in tents.
Superb

30 Ratings

4.0

30 Ratings

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INR 27,900

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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.
Superb

35 Ratings

4.0

35 Ratings

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INR 48,763

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!
Excellent

37 Ratings

5.0

37 Ratings

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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.
Superb

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.
Superb

27 Ratings

4.0

27 Ratings

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INR 64,325

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Stok Kangri Trek in Leh
Stok Kangri Trek in Leh

9D/8N

About the Activity:The Stok Kangiri is the highest mountain range of the Himalayas in the Ladhak region, making this a very popular and challenging trek. Your trek starts with your arrival from Delhi to Leh.Spend some time and acclimatize yourself with the exquisiteness and the cold weather.Start your trek to Stok, the whole path to the Stok Village is full of natural grandeur and flourishing green trees.Reach Chang Ma, from where you head over to the Base Camp.This destination of your base camp is blessed with lush greenery and numerous water bodies, your expert guide will train you and prepare you for your trek to Stok Kangri.Trek for around 9-10 hours and reach the summit of Stok Kangri from where you can view the Karakoram Range to your north and Zanskar Range to your south.Travel back to the base camp and then depart back to Leh. 
Very Good

33 Ratings

3.0

33 Ratings

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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.
Superb

27 Ratings

4.0

27 Ratings

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INR 23,830

Tailor Made Ladakh 8 Day Tour
Tailor Made Ladakh 8 Day Tour

8D/7N

Leh

About the Destination: Ladakh or the land of high passes is situated in the picturesque state of Jammu and Kashmir. It has always been regarded as an exotic tourist destination filled with breath-taking natural beauty and mystery. From majestic mountain passes and tranquil monasteries to magical lakes, Ladakh is sure to take your breath away! During summer, this beautiful region is adorned with a plethora of vibrant colours, but come winter time it is transformed into a snowy white wonderland, often cut off from the rest of the world. Duration: 7N/8D Activities: Sightseeing
Excellent

174 Ratings

5.0

174 Ratings

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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.
Superb

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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05 October 2017
Excellent
First, I would like to say thank you to shyam@thrillophilia.com for their coordination and cooperation by writing my thrillophilia reviews.The trip was well planned and executed extremely well by the tour operators, I am very happy with the services provided by thrillophilia during this trek. 1) Our trek leaders Salman and Stenzin are really a wonderful Guys, they were very helpful and supportive all the time during trekking.Other staff members were also supportive and helpful. 2) Food quality and quantity was good. 3) Accommodation was good, camps were in good shape, neat and clean and quite spacious. Let's review the Trek about which I had read a lot at thrillophilia reviews. No doubt Stok trek was awesome as well as difficult. It would not be correct if I will say Stok trek is the most beautiful trek ???? but there is something which makes this trek different from all other treks and which is the main reason to attract tourist from every corner of the word, that is its height. At 20,500 feet Stok Kangri is the highest trekkable summit in India (6,153 m), what google says but when I googled it bit more and try to find if there is any other trek exist in this word which is above Stok, I did not get any information so I assume this is the highest trekkable summit in world ???? Highlights of this Trek 1) Trekking till base camp is not very tiring, which itself a big achievement as you would be able to achieve the height of 16300 feet ???? and the best part what I found in this trek is “you don’t need to walk too many hours to reach base camp” 2-4 hours walk a day is max you will walk. 2) Leh treks are totally different from Himachal and Uttrakhand treks in terms of scenic beauty, it’s a different experience, you would be able to see some splendid views of the Stok mountain ranges. 3) The last day “Summit day” will give you a totally different experience. You start your trek at night time which generally don’t happen in other treks. Moreover, you will get a chance to do snow trekking in summers as well “Only in summit Day”. Here is a great saying "the best view comes after the hardest climb" Very True!!! Preparation: I should say this is not a trek for first time trekkers but still if someone wants to give a try, Start your preparation at least 2 months before this trek as last day “Summit Day” is really a challenging one, compare to other days where you have to just walk 2-4 hours max here on final day you have to walk for a 12 – 14 hours and Trekking at night on Snow is bit tricky task and it becomes more challenging when you have to walk by putting Crampons on your shoes as rightly suggested by many people at thrillophilia reviews. a) Aim for 5 km running in 30 minutes b) Do breathing exercise which helps you a lot during this trek especially. c) Drink as much as water you can.
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
12 February 2020
Excellent
Hi My name is Hemendra Kateja, I live in Jaipur, Rajasthan. My Chadar Trek was one of the unimaginable and most memorable trek. I went with my friend Nikhlesh for this incredible trekking adventure in February 2020. We both were very excited for this trek as we already mesmerised with chadar trek footage that we saw in several vlogs on youtube. We invested a lot of money in trekking gears and in other stuff because we were very keen to see the Chadar. I have heard a lot about the beauty of the Zanskar River but when I reached there it was much more amazing and I fell in love with the mesmerizing views of Zanskar Valley. We leave from Jaipur to Delhi on 31st Jan 2020, and reached delhi around 3:30 AM on 1st Feb 2020, Our flight was at 6:20 AM from IGI Airport Delhi. We both already pre booked our window seats to experience the aerial view of Magnificent Himalaya Peaks. After experiencing aerial view of Magnificent Himalaya Peaks we landed on the land of LAMA. Pilot announced that the current temperature of leh is -16, and we were eager to experience that kind of cold temperature, so we put out a woolen cap and gloves before getting out of the plane. From 10 degrees (Delhi) to -16 degrees (Leh) was teeth chattering cold. Reaching on a Leh Airport we took our luggage and moved towards the exit. Our tour operators were waiting outside with placards and welcoming gestures. We met Mr. Dorjay. He drove us to the guest house which was situated in STOK which was 15-20 Km away from Leh. We met Rovit Singla. He also came here for the Chadar trek and he was part of our Trekkers group. We reached our Guest House “Skitsal Guest House”. Staff gave us a warm welcome as we were first to arrive from the group. There was a Dog “Shadow”, he also came to us and started sniffing, so now we were now officially roam around out of fear. Arrangements were very good which were made for us by the team. We met Mr. Tenzing and other staff too. After a couple of hours we met with 3 other trekkers of the group (Bittu, Shishank & Shubham) at Skitsal Guest House After an hour Abdul & Vikash also joined the group as a trekker. The Trip coordinators “Kavish Rathore” and “The Bearded Traveller” Visited to the Guest house and started the introduction session and also briefed us about chadar trek and do’s and dont’s during the trekk. They told us not to exert ourselves on the first day as we were already feeling heavy while breathing because we were still not acclimatized to the leh environment. Second Day, Tenzing took us for a small trek around the village and Buddha Stupa which was around 3 km from the Guest House. We enjoyed Kids dance Performances also which was happening in school nearby. Then we went to have authentic Laddakhi local food. We had Kahwa, Butter Tea, Ladakhi Bread, Fried Momo & steamed momo with Pasta. We also tried a local Wine called “Chaang”. After an exciting visit to a village four people have decided to visit Ice Stupa & Shanti Stupa, So we asked Tanzing to arrange a Taxi for four of us so we can visit these places. We Visited visit Ice Stupa & Shanti Stupa and came back around 8PM. We had Dinner and and slept early as tomorrow was our Health checkup and Chadar trek Registration. Tonight we asked to sleep in the camps rather than rooms. Next Day we left for the Health checkup and Chadar Trek Registration and all of the group members passed the health test and we got a green flag to go on chadar trek. From Leh Market we brought Gumboots & Trekking Pole. Some of our group members also brought some hot jackets and gloves. Tonight again we asked to sleep in the camps rather than rooms. From tomorrow our trek was going to start in the actual manner. Trek Day 1: On the first day of trek, we started with a thrilling ride to Shingra koma (Starting point of Chadar trek) via Tilad Do, Chilling and Nimmu. Passing through the high mountains was a bit scary but we had a wonderful driver with us. We met our 2 guides Hanif and Tundup, they taught us how to walk on different types of ice.The day got colder as we reached Shingra Koma. Our Helpers cooked soupy maggi for us followed by the tea and cookies. It was our first-day of trekking in Zanskar. We had to cover around 5 km today. Be careful while you walk on the ice as it will be very slippery at times. At first, I was a bit nervous to walk on the ice but as we continued I was able to walk but steadily. I fell on ice in the very first hour of chadar trek. Nikhlesh leg slipped twice in cold water on the very first day and the whole shoe got frozen within 5 - 10 minutes. Today almost every one slipped and fell on ice multiple times. We reached our First campsite at Gylapo by evening and porters and cooks were already there and they served us hot tea and snacks followed by Dinner. The campsite was very beautiful and we could see the mountains on all sides. Temperature dropped significantly at night while we were in sleeping bags. Hanif told us that there is a possibility that we might not get permission to move to tibb cave because chadar has been broken before Tibb cave and there are 2 groups stuck at tibb cave and army guys are trying to get them out safely. Trek Day 2: On the second day of trek, we had our morning tea and delicious breakfast, and we were waiting for the update of the trekking association that we can proceed to tibb cave or not. We noticed that many groups decided to move to tibb cave without a backpack because they thought that they have to come back eventually. But our guides Hanif & Tundup decided that we have to take risk and take our backpacks and then go to tibb cave, so if there is any possibility to reach tibb cave we will attempt that and it will save our whole day too. We started our trekking from Gylapo to Tibb Cave. 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 noticed the place where 2 groups got rescued, because there was a rope tide to make a path for trekkers. Chadar breaks and forms very quickly in these cold conditions , so we were very lucky to get a chance to walk on solid ice. We saw many caves and frozen waterfalls. We reached Tibb cave at our camp site. We explored the tibb cave where porters were preparing for the bonfire. We also enjoyed the warmth of the bonfire. We had a wonderful dinner with some roti and a sabji. Before going to bed we noticed that there were very few people reached here for camping, because in morning they decided to stay in the camps in Gyalpo.We were in confusion that could we move to Nerak Village tomorrow or not, But Hanif came to us and gave us a good news that because tomorrow and day after tomorrow there is Chadar Festival at Nerak village ,so officials gave permission to open trekk to nerak. Hanif told us that Chadar condition is very bad so we need to leave early in the morning so we don't experience broken chadar. We took some night mode shots on our camera and went to those suffocating tents and sleeping bags. Trek Day 3: On the third day of trek, Today we had to trek from Tibb cave to Nerak Village. Morning started a bit early for us. The first time on the journey we woke up around 6 and had wakeup tea, and had our breakfast and we left for Nerak Village around 7:30AM. As we started trekking we came across many Junipers and prayer flags tied on a twig. It was such a beautiful sight. Within an hour we faced a broken chadar and our guides helped us and guided us to cross the broken chadar where water was at knee level. We changed our wet socks very fast. We also came across a huge broken waterfall on our way to the camp. We had to walk slowly as few of the paths were a bit slippery.Hanif and Tundup decided to setup camp 5 km before nerak village so we can save our whole day while going back to leh. Just before reaching the camp site I had a great fall on a chadar when I slipped very badly and I hit my shoulder and head on rock solid chadar. I must say i was very lucky that head gears came out as a saviour and they saved my head, but unfortunately i hit my shoulder and now it was very painful to walk with that heavy rucksack backpack. We reached our campsite and had tea and snacks, I applied a fast pain relieving spray on the shoulder and put our bags in the camps and moved towards nerak village.At that particular moment for fraction of second i thought i can't do that and i need rest, but that what i learned in this trip is to push your limit and challenge your body. I started again with that painful shoulder. Now I reduced my speed of walk because somewhere in my mind there was fear of falling again on the chadar. That thought was not going and I tried many times. Beautiful landscapes distracted my mind and I forgot my pain. We saw a hot water spring on the journey of the trek. We took a rest for lunch and from this point we could also see the Narek village and some stupas. Our trek leader Hanif & tundup was really helpful throughout the journey. After having lunch we moved to Nerak Village and we saw the grand canyon of Nerak and the mighty Nerak frozen waterfall. We clicked pictures on the frozen waterfall and then we moved to nerak village where the Chadar festival was happening. We saw the local people wearing their traditional woollen Gonchas. It was such a wonderful view to see how these people have adjusted to the biting cold here Chadar village people welcomed us very warmly, they started traditional dance with traditional songs of nerak, Drums were so in sync with songs and the echo of music in the valley was an epic experience. After Half hour of enjoyment we took our leave and started moving towards our camp. We came across many pug marks of foxes. After reaching our camp, the pain in my shoulder started irritating me and I was not able to do normal work. Today clouds covered the sky and it was too windy, so because of that we were feeling so cold and our hands and palm were getting numb. Here Hot water bag saved us in this horrible situation. Trek Day 4: On the third day of trek, Today we had to trek from Narek camp to Gylapo via Tibb Cave which was basically our return journey. And today we have to go more than 15 km I guess. IN the morning we woke up many times because of the windy weather and stage noise on our tents. After we woke up we found out that it was snowing, and everywhere there was a layer of snow. We had Tea and breakfast and moved towards Gyalpo. After we started our trek within 10 mins snow started falling again and this was the cherry on the cake of the journey, that we experienced trek in snow fall too. The morning was very cold when we started. We reached Tibb cave very fast and then we pushed our speed to reach Gyalpo camp. Everyone was very tired that they wanted to reach leh asap. But we need to spend one more night in the tents. We reached so early to Gylapo that we had enough time to explore nearby places, we took rest in sunshine and then we saw local blue sheeps, did some photography and then moved to the dining area. As this was our stay of trekk, so all the group of trekkers started playing dumb share arts and time flew by, we had great fun , laughs. We became good friends during the course of our journey. Then a hot dinner was served by the helpers and then we were surprised that all the crew members prepared a delicious and beautiful cake. Hanif and Tundup and all our crew came together and shared their experience of the trek, ever one were very emotional and happy at the same moment that they have achieved a milestone. We had a bonfire and sang songs and we danced together. Today's temperature was not that harsh.That night was the best night of the whole trek. We went to our sleeping bags and tent for the last time. Trek Day 5 : We were almost coming to an end of our trek. Today we had to trek from Gylapo to Shingra Koma. We started the trek for the last time, and as we know that our group is very fast so everyone expected that in 2 hours we will reach Shingra Koma. But as i previously said that Chadar is unpredictable. Last night it was not that cold, so because of that after 15 mins of trek we saw that there is no chadar present anymore and there is water everywhere, and the mountains were very steep that we cannot walk through. We were in huge confusion as our travellers were already waiting for us at the pickup point as Shingra Koma. We thought adventure was over for us on the last day but wait now we have to climb the 30 Feet mountain and then cross the valley from the mountains. How interesting and it was very dangerous too. Nikhlesh, Abdul and Ashish already climbed and reached on the top of the hill, I started to climb and slowly and steadily everyone climbed that hill. This was so much thrill and fun. We threw rope and the remaining group climbed the hill very soon. Thanks to Hanif Bhai and Tundup for making our trek such an awesome one. We were the first group who reached nerak from thrillophilia this season. We reached our pickup point and took a sigh of relief. We Stopped at Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib Ji and thanked god for the success of the Chadar trek and then we had langar prasad and moved towards leh city. We checked in our guesthouse Palam Hills Guest House. We took a bath after a week and then we went to leh market, and brought souvenirs for my friends and family. We enjoyed a bonfire with drinks and then we had dinner together and started packing our bags as we all have early morning flights. Today was our last day at Leh, we were 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. We click a lot of pictures to cherish these memories. Huge thanks to team Thrillophilia and Kavish and The bearded Traveller. Thanks to all crew members and especially Hanif & Tundup, Keep rocking guys. Special thanks to my Team Nikhlesh, Abdul, Ashish, Bittu, Viskash, Rovit, Shubham and Shishank.
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
24 February 2020
Excellent
It was the best experience of my life I have visited many places but this place was amazing because of its environment there was a lot of ice this trip have a good impact on my life, we get away from the daily hustle-bustle of city I enjoy this trip very much I really love this place and I want to visit it again.
22 February 2020
Excellent
Ladakh was on top of our list. It was an awesome guide we have on the trek, so beautiful place and totally different adventure. The meals were nice as per the location, in mid there were some problems but we all combine deal with it.
12 March 2020
Excellent
We were the group of five we decide to visit this Ladakh together, so we book the trek from Thrillophilia because they always provide the best deal, This place was very beautiful and we love this place. snow was just beautiful, the weather was also in our favour, the guide was excellent and professional this was one of my best trips.
I book the trek from Thrillophilia because I want to visit this place, suddenly my friend suggests me to book it, as there was a discount going on the website so I book the trek and it was a good experience, and the place was wonderful.
05 March 2020
Excellent
The trek was amazing just, everything was perfectly managed by Thrillophilia and we just enjoyed it. we were 14 in total and went for it after a long discussion from the salesperson and must say, they did it well. We were satisfied with all the things like the meal, stay, guide, and other activities we did there. Highly recommended.

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