86 Best Trekking Tours in Jammu and Kashmir - 2020 (with 9942 Reviews)

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Chadar Trek 2020, Ladakh - Frozen River Trek Book @ ₹19,500 9D/8N ₹ 19500 5.0 star View Details
Markha Valley Trek, Ladakh 2020 (upto 15% Off) 9D/8N ₹ 19500 5.0 star View Details
Stok Kangri Trek, Ladakh 2020 | Upto 15% off 9D/8N ₹ 18500 5.0 star View Details
Kashmir Great Lakes Trek 2020 | Save Upto 20% 8D/7N ₹ 13200 5.0 star View Details
Short Chadar Trek: an Adventure of a Lifetime 6D/5N ₹ 16200 5.0 star View Details

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.- 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 20500 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

Srinagar

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: Sonmarg
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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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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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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.
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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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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

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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

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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. 
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33 Ratings

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33 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.
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30 Ratings

4.0

30 Ratings

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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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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

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
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174 Ratings

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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.
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33 Ratings

4.0

33 Ratings

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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

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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.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. 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. 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
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
17 February 2019
Excellent
"Filled with exhilarating sights, this is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful treks. A very good experience from the trek expedition organizers."
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.

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