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Chadar Frozen River Ice Trekking in Ladakh

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8N/9DLeh,Ladakh
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About the Activity:

  • Ladakh has constantly captivated traffic with its magical appeal and beauty. Be it the picturesque mountain peaks, azure lakes, or the difficult hiking trails, this scenic valley is thought for all.
  • While at some stage in the summers, the location ornaments the maximum colorful shade of nature, at some stage in the winters it's miles embraced with heavy snowfalls that cut off the whole location from the relaxation of the world.
  • Nestled deep in the whirly passages of the snow-clad mountains, this frozen river additionally entices thousand of trekkers from extraordinary corners of the world. Popularly called the 'Chadar Trek' because of the formation of the thick blanket of the snow, its miles are taken into consideration as one of the difficulties in addition to complicated treks withinside the world. 
  • When this happens, the most effective manner to retain with the trek is to hike via the snowy rocks and boulders except the river. 
  • Temperature Range: 15 to 20 degrees (at some stage in the day) and -25 to -35 degrees (at some stage in the night)


Day 1 -

  • Fly to Leh
  • As most roads are blocked during winters, the air is the only way to reach Ladakh. The temperatures in Leh will always be in the negatives, so wear your warm clothes in the flight itself to avoid the drastic drop in temperatures from affecting you as you descend from the flight.            
  • Leh is immersed in snow and at times the roads will also be hidden under a thick sheet of ice. Due to this, the city will only be partially open.
  • Only the shops catering to local needs will be open and hence, buy all your gear from your city.
  • Stay overnight in Leh.


Day 2 -

  • Drive to Tilad Do via Chilling
  • 11,400 to 10,390 ft.
  • Climb to Shanti Stupa and Witness the Sunrise
  • Trek to Tilat Sumdo ( 1-2 Hours approx.)
  • Overnight stay at camps
  • Drive 65 km.
  • You can start the morning by witnessing the sunrise from the Shanti Stupa, from where you can get a panoramic view of the entire town of Leh and its surroundings. You can also see the peak of Stok Kangri almost beckoning you to climb it.
  • But today's agenda includes a very picturesque and thrilling long drive to Chilling. The roller-coaster ride takes you along the Indus to the village of Nimu, where the Zanskar converges into Indus. After stopping at this confluence point to take in the view, the drive continues and the road begins descending right into the river valley. There are quite a few heart-stopping moments as the vehicle negotiates the steep hairpin bends over the snow-covered road. The road goes past Chilling to Tilad Do. Among these mammoth mountains, the feeling of insignificance of one's being does not escape anyone.
  • To reach the camp site, you have to cross the frozen Zanskar river and this is when you take your first steps on the Chadar. It takes a while to get a hang of walking on the ice sheet. As the evening comes, the team pitches tents on the banks of the Zanskar, and hands out thick warm sleeping bags. To get some exercise and keep warm, you can climb up the nearby mountains and get a good look at the frozen river. As the sun sets, it drags the temperature down with it, and the sleeping bags in the tents look quite inviting.


Day 3 -

  • Tilad Do to Shingra Koma
  • The day will start with a few stretching exercises, breakfast, and a briefing by the instructors on how to trek on the Chadar.
  • The weather at Chadar is not very predictable, at times it can be cold with the hard surface of slippery ice or it can be soft fresh snow.
  • A 12 km trek will lead you to Gyalpo through Shingra Koma. Surrounded by towering mountain peaks, enjoy an overnight stay in your tents at a bend in the river.


Day 4 -

  • Shingra Koma to Tibb Cave
  • After breakfast, kick off today's 14 km trek with scenes of frozen waterfalls and sky-reaching mountain walls which block most of the sunlight.
  • The trek ends with a hot cup of Ladakhi tea and stays overnight in tents in the Tibb Cave


Day 5 -

  • Tibb cave to Naerak camp
  • A 5-hour trek after breakfast through the beautiful cliffs, Juniper trees covered with prayer flags, and the valley of Chadar will take you to the region's largest waterfall, Nyerak waterfall.
  • After a refreshing stop at the Nyerak waterfall, continue towards your destination, Nyerak village, where you will camp overnight at the side of the frozen river, in tents.


Day 6 -

  • Naerak to Tibb Cave
  • This day marks your return journey to Tibb Cave and although the trek is the same, there is a slight change in weather conditions.
  • Stay overnight in tents inside the cave, just like last time.


Day 7 -

  • Tibb Cave to Shingra Koma
  • The second day of your return journey will show you mesmerizing views of frozen waterfalls.
  • The destination for today is Gyalpo with an overnight stay in tents.


Day 8 -

  • Shingra Koma to Tilad Do and drive to Leh
  • The last day of your Chadar Frozen River Trek will leave you wanting more of the snow and mountains.
  • At Tilat Do, a vehicle waiting for you will take you back to Leh.


Day 9 -

  • Return from Leh
  • Today is the end of the tour. Catch a flight from Leh for your return journey.

Included

  • 8 Nights Tent Stay
  • Vegetarian Meals Includes
  • English and Hindi speaking Guide
  • Safety Equipment also included 

Not Included

  • Any Personal Expenses

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Additional Info


Know before you go for Chadar Frozen River Ice Trekking in Ladakh:

  • This pastime may be availed as a non-public or institutional tour.
  • Children beneath 6 years can be part of with no charges, and people among 6 to 12 years can ebook the kid package(1/2 of charge).
  • Minimum 2 folks are required to ebook the tenting session.
  • Universal adventures reserves the proper to arrange the itinerary because of any type of disturbance that occurred (i.e climate condition, political condition, or any others) without converting the full variety of days and without compromising any service.
  • Any non-public costs or gadgets of private nature will now no longer be blanketed inside the package.
  • Any food or transfers now no longer stated withinside the itinerary are to be taken into consideration an exclusion withinside the deal.
  • Guidelines issued through the State-Government are to be followed. Social distancing to be maintained. Frequent hand sanitization and use of masks are recommended.
  • ID evidence is obligatory for every character visitor at the time of booking, and additionally upon arrival. PAN cards will now no longer be taken into consideration as legitimate deals with evidence.
  • Any breakage or harm of any gadgets withinside the inn may be charged at actuals.

How To Reach

Leh,Ladakh

By Air:The airport serving Leh is Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport(IXL) which receives direct flights from Delhi, Mumbai & Srinagar.

By Road:A taxi, a jeep, or a JKSRTC bus, both luxury and standard, are all options for getting to Leh by road. These buses run frequently between Leh and Srinagar from Kargil.

By Train:Pathankot Cantt Railway Station(PTKC) is the nearest railhead to Leh. Another best alternative is Chandigarh Junction Railway Station(CDG).

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