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Hello Wanderers, Finally, the wait is over..
We are glad to invite you for the most unique trek in Ladakh. Yes.! It’s the Chadar frozen river trek.

Chadar Trek
About the Trek:

  • Total Duration :  7 Nights / 8 Days (ex leh)
  • Region: Ladakh
  • Maximum Altitude: 11,000ft.
  • Best Season:  Mid Jan to Mid Feb
  • Distance: 45kms

GRADE: Difficult/Challenging

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1, 22nd Jan:
Reporting At Leh.
Today you reach Leh, capital city of Ladakh region. We will receive you at airport and take you to the hotel. This is a day for acclimatization. Acclimatization in Leh is a must to be accustomed with the high altitude and low Oxygen level. If you are physically fit and not suffering from any ailment, your body will acclimatize easily in a day, before Chadar trek. This acclimatization is very crucial
Also sufficient time would be given for visiting market for shopping once we are done with Orientation & Briefing of the Trek

Day 2, 23rd  Jan:
Leh – Chilling – Tilat do (Drive/3-4 hrs & Trek/1 hr)
Early morning you wake up, perform some physical free hand exercise in your room and freshen up. Next you have your breakfast. After breakfast we start our journey for the long waited Chadar trek. Today we need to go to Tilat do which will be the actual starting point of the Chadar trek. We take a beautiful drive on Ladakhi roads to reach Tilat DO via Nimoo. Nimoo is the confluence of Indus and Zanskar river. Culturally and Geopolitically  both these mighty rivers are extremely important to the vast region of Asia. From Nimoo we bid Goodbye to Indus follow the trail of Zanskar. Once you reach Tilat Do, you cross the Zanskar and reach the other side, which is the first camping site of your Cadar Trek. We camp here for the night .

Day 3, 24th Jan:
Tilat Do – Gyalpo (Trek 9-10 km. / 4-5 hours)

 With the rising sun we start our day early. Once you freshen up, rejuvinate your body with a cup of energising cup of tea made by our expert guide and ever helpful porter. Have your braekfast and set your foot on the Icy sheet of Zanskar to start the Chadar trek. Today we will cover 10-12 km or less as per the fitness level of the entire group and establish a team dynamics which is very essential for this frozen river trek. Our primary objective will be to reach Gyalpo by the end of the day but if needed we will set our tent earlier in case of any emergency or maintain the group dynamics. This practise will be followed all through the event and we will keep our itinerary flexible. Overnight stay at Gyalpo or earlier as needed.

Day 4, 25th Jan:
Gyalpo – Tibb Cave (Trek 10-11 km. / 5-6 hours)

Today, our destination is Tibb cave. We start our journey after having a nutritious breakfast and enter the deep georges of Zanskar Canyon. WIth the high rising cliffs blocking the sunlight from entering into the canyon, this portion of the Chadar trek has very good thick ice cover and provide great ice trekking experience. The Tibb cave is a huge cave in the gorge and provides natural shelter to the local people when they travel through the frozen Zanskar. We set  our tent and camp here for tonight. The silent night, Chilly wind, superlative starry sky, deep canyon and the sound of water flowing beneath the ‘Chadar’ will create an unforgettable, lifetime memory for you

Day 5, 26th Jan:
Tibb Cave – Nyerak – Tibb Cabe (Trek 15-17 km. / 9 hours)

Overnight in trekking tents. rise early, have a hot, smoky cup of tea with your breakfast. Start your journey on the Chadar Trek again with fellow trekkers under the expert guidance of Trip Hippie guide. Today our destination is Nyrek village. The famous image of the frozen waterfall that appears in google result whenever you do a’ Chadar Trek’ search will be waiting for you en-route today. You may not believe but during summer this frozen waterfall turns into a gushing one with irresistible force that mark the end point of Zanskar rafting trail. We pass that immovable , enormous, frozen mass of water and reach Nyrek. From Nyerak we will start our backward journey. Though we will be returning by the same route, a lot of the trail would have changed as the river changes by the hour during the season depending on the temperature and sunlight. We come back to Tibb Cave and camp for the night.

Day 6, 27th Jan:
Tibb Cave – Gyalpo (Trek 10-11 km. / 5-6 hours) 

This is the penultimate day of our Ladakh Chadar trek. We continue our backward journey to Gyalpo.  Upon reaching Gyalpo we set our tent on the ground where we camped earlier or elsewhere, depending upon the availability & suitability.

Day 7, 28th Jan:
Gyalpo–TilatDo–Leh (Trek 10-11 km. / 4 hours)

Today is the last trek day as we trek back towards Tilat Do. Here we cross the frozen Zanskar for the last time and then board our vehicles to drive back to Leh. Once in Leh, we check into our hotel and have a relaxing hot water bath and relive the memories of this wonderful trek. Overnight in the hotel. Today being the last day of our Chadar Trek, we set foot on this magnanimous ice cover, which has been your home for last few days, for the last time. We start our journey to Tilat Do and board the vehicle waiting there to take us back to Leh. Upon reaching Leh our tour ends.
The glorious Chadar trek, Frozen river trek, Zanskar river trek whatever you call it, will always be with you for the rest of your life. 

Day 8, 29th Jan:
Group breakup after breakfast.

Today we will depart from Leh.

Expenses:  INR 21000 which includes,

  • Accommodation in leh. (Hotel,guest house, home stay with heating system)
  • Transport required in the trek Highly advanced & certified mountaineering guide
  • Skilled local Guide who has ample knowledge of the route.
  • Vegetarian meals on the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff.
  • Porters/mules for carrying common equipments (like rations/tents/utensils/)
  • Equipments – Tents on sharing basis / Sleeping bags / Sleeping Mats Basic First aid Kit.
  • Forest Permits and camping charges.

Exclusions:

  • Travel from Mumbai to leh and Return.
  • Porters to carry personalized backpacks.
  • Personal equipments,any expenses of personal nature.
  • Food in Leh

NOTEThe expenses occurring from change in schedule due to weather conditions or personal health issues are to be borne by the participants. The Aberrant Wanderers will not be responsible for weather as well as health issues.

For Registration or queries:
Contact: 8425076272 / 8425076270
OR
write to: info@aberrantwanderers.com

For SMS Inquiry:
Please drop a message as “trek inquiry” at 8425076270, we will get back to you ASAP.

Things to Carry:

  • Rucksack
  • Cotton clothes,
  • Good trekking shoes,
  • A warm feather jacket,
  • Fleece jacket,
  • Body warmer,
  • Woolen or monkey cap covering head and ears
  • UV rays protected sunglasses,
  • Raincoat,
  • Gloves 2 pair good one,
  • Extra socks,
  • Water bottle,
  • Good quality Torch with extra batteries,
  • Cold cream,
  • Sunscreen,
  • Toilet soap,
  • Walking Stick
  • Medicines that you usually use.

So, Let’s enjoy the nature in Wanderers style with rules and lots of fun :)

 


Aberrant Wanderers Team.

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