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WSR Trek to Frozen River - Chadar Trek (Batch-2) from 24th to 31st January  2018

 

Short Info:

Expected Temperatures: -14 degrees°C (day time), -30 degrees°C (night time)

Number of Days: 9 (Leh to Leh) 

Cost: 20,000/- Per Person 

            19,500/- WSR Members 

Batch Dates : 24th January 2018

Lead: Harshal

 

'Chadar Trek' is one of the wildest trek in the world and a superb test of your mental strength. Chadar means veil of ice and this frozen sheet/river is the only road-way for the Zanskaris living in padum or lingshed to go to Leh or from Leh as other passes are closed during the winters due to heavy snowfall.

Suitable for everyone without health issues.

 

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in leh by morning flight (Day for acclimatization)

Leh can be reached only through Air during winters, Temperatures in Leh vary from -10degrees to -15degrees in the winter months of January. It is important for the trekkers to plan their clothing even for the flight. As soon as you get down from the flight the cold wind will affect the people who are landing from lower altitudes. Hence you are required to plan your clothing in advance. Please ensure you wear thermals + winter jackets + woolen caps even while exiting the aircraft.

This day will be reserved for acclimatization.

Day 2: Leh to Tilat Sumdo (Private jeeps)

Depart from Leh early in the morning & arrive at Tilat Sumdo. From here the temperatures start dropping further in the night. Here we start our first walk on the Chadar. There will be a briefing session on how to walk on the chadar along with how to identify the right surface to walk. There are various risk factors associated with the way you walk on the chadar, hence it is important to take things slowly. Here we will setup our campsites & stay for the night.

Camp at Tilat Sumdo

Day 3: Trek from Tilat Sumdo to Shingra Koma

Since this is the winter season the day starts late & we will be starting our trek by the morning at 9Am onwards. Since this will be the first day of your actual walk we will try & train you on how to observe, how to identify & how to walk. Today we will do a six hour walk across the river.

Yes it will be quite cold, plan your day till noon.

Distance for the day 9 kms,

Time Taken 5.5 to 6 hrs.

Camp at Shingra Kogma

Day 4: Trek from Shingra Koma to Tibb

Longest walk of the trek – A 15kms long walk across the beautiful Zanskar River, Remember to keep your camera handy. The spectacular views that the valley offers to you is definitely work taking your cameras out.

Since the day is long we will have lunch enroute. After an beautiful & exhaustive day you will retire for the night at camps.

Distance for the day 15 kms,

Time Taken 7.5 to 8 hrs.

Camp at Tibb

Day 5: Trek from Tibb to Nerak, 12 kms, 7 hrs.

Tibb to Nerak is 12 kms walk along the Zanskar River, Frozen waterfall – this is the most magnificent waterfall you can see, This will be the Star attraction of the day. Here we will be experiencing the magical nature of the zanskar valley in the winters. A rare sighting & once in a life time experience.

Tonight we will camp near the Nerak village.

Distance for the day 15 kms,

Time Taken 7.5 to 8 hrs.

Camp at Nerak

Day 6: Return from Nerak to Tibb, 7 hrs.

When you turn back & look at something it is not what you have seen, as the way back not only looks but is also a lot different from what you have seen. On a logical direction if you are heading in a reverse direction Hence look for the difference, enjoy the finer details

Camp at Tibb

Day 7: Trek from Tibb to Shingra Kogma.

Camp at Shingra Kogma

Day 8: Trek from Shingra Koma to Tilat Sumdo and drive back to Leh

Day 9 : Return flight from Leh (early morning) 

 

Includes:

1. Accommodation in Leh:

Stay at specified hotels in Leh for 2 nights

Rooms on sharing basis

During the trek -camping .Stay in tents for 6 nights.

2. All meals during the trek

3. Transportation by NAC mazda mini bus for trek departure transfers.

4. Mics. charges are inclusive like

· Potareges at hotel 

· All applicable luxury/ road taxes

· Trekking equipments ( Tents / Dining Tent / Mattress / Sleeping bags )

· Staff ( cook / guide / helpers / porters )

 

Excludes:

Airfares.

Any monastery entrance fees, Any Joy ride or rafting.

Medical expenses (apart from first aid) and insurance of any kind.

Tips, laundry, liquors, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, camera fee and items of personal nature.

Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the program, any extra running will be charges extra.

Any personal porter charge

Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay / cancellation / hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities or any emergency evacuation expenses during the trek.

Any kind of expense if you are coming back from the trek before the scheduled date

Any other item not mentioned in the cost includes section.

Chadar trek environmental fee--Only if the local association decides to charge it in 2017 ( this fee is not there till now)

Note: Environment tax that has been newly introduced in 2017. The same will be payable at actual on the spot at prevalent rate

 

( In 2017, this was charged at Rs. 2550/- Per Person )

 

Please read "Terms & Conditions" before joining for any events.


For more inquiries and Registrations, please contact Team WSR:
Harshal: 9173664008 / 9967899156

Deepak: 9699648285 / 235 (Whats App)
if not reachable do sms or watsapp.
Email id: wanderingsoulriders@gmail.com
Website: www.wanderingsoulriders.jimdo.com

Payment details:
To Confirm your Seats please deposit Rs. 10,000 /- in the bank details mentioned below.
ICICI Bank Account No: 363401000047
Type: Saving
Name: Harshal Modi
IFS code: ICIC0003634
Once payment is done, please send an email to wanderingsoulriders@gmail.com with Transaction ID, Participant Name, Email ID, Cell Number

Cancellation and Refund:
1. If cancellation done prior to 45 Days of outing 75% will be refunded.
2. If done prior to 30 Days of outing 50% will be refunded
3. After that no refund will be provided

Medical Disclaimer: 
It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves.

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2017 (Batch - 1): https://goo.gl/photos/QWDFAsiiwDyRYKUr7

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