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OVERVIEW

Chadar Trek

  • Region - Leh, Ladakh, J&K

  • Duration - 9 Days 

  • Grade - Difficult 

  • Max Altitude - 11,100 ft

  • Best Season - Jan & Feb

 

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 color 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. Chadar trek is like no other trek in the Himalayas. Walking on a frozen thick glass-like river, with dramatic mountains on both sides, is an experience of a lifetime. This trek will give you a chance to walk on the frozen Zanskar River. It is a huge favorite among Indians and travelers from abroad. Chadar river trek is about endurance, focus, and fitness. The trek allows you to get to know the Zankari culture up close through the locals you meet on the trek and experience their hospitality. One of the highlights of the trek is the most magnificent waterfall frozen completely from top to bottom called Nerak waterfall. The weather and terrain might shake your confidence a bit but if you can surpass that, then the journey to this land will be the most enriching experience of your life.

 

ITINERARY

Chadar Trek Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive at Leh (3500m/11,580ft). Rest and overnight in the hotel

Day 2 - Leh - Acclimatization and rest day

Day 3 - Drive from Leh to Shingra Koma (3170m/10,400) via Chilling (3200m/10,500) & Tilad Do (3400m/11,155ft). Camping

Day 4 - Trek from Shingra Koma to Tibb Cave (3350m/10,990ft). Camping

Day 5 - Trek from Tibb Cave to Nyerak Camp (3415m/11,205ft). Camping

Day 6 - Trek from Nyerak To Tibb Cave (3350m/10,990ft). Camping

Day 7 - Trek from Tibb Cave to Gyalpo (3700m/12,140ft). Camping

Day 8 - Trek from Gyalpo to Shingra Koma & drive back to Leh 

Day 9 - Depart from Leh

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive at Leh (3500m/11,580ft). Rest and overnight in the hotel

Reporting day at Leh (Altitude 11400 ft). The flight to Ladakh is absolutely scenic. You get a birds-eye view of the entire city and the layers of snow-clad mountains will help you understand why it is impossible to reach Ladakh by road in winters. Leh airport is one of the highest airports in the world and you will feel a drop in the temperature the minute you land at the airport. Keep your woolen cap and gloves handy. Leh is quite in the winters and very few shops and eateries are open for business. You can spend some time at the Leh market for last-minute window shopping. Acclimatization is very important before the trek as the temperatures would further drop during the trek. You can try to spend time outdoors for acclimatization, but do not exert yourself. Don’t forget to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day and keep your body well hydrated. Overnight at a guest house in Leh

 

Day 2 - Leh - Acclimatization and rest day

Today is also rest and acclimatization day. Take short acclimatization walks during the day and visit nearby places and markets. Keep yourself well hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. As per the new regulations applied by Ladakh Government Authorities, anyone doing the Chadar Trek should be spending at least two days in Leh to get their body fully acclimatized to the weather conditions. It is irrevocable and it is important that it is strictly followed by every trekker. Today, you might have to get medically examined at SNM Hospital in Leh and the checkup would be organized (as required).

 

Day 3 - Drive from Leh to Shingra Koma (3170m/10,400) via Chilling (3200m/10,500) & Tilad Do (3400m/11,155ft). Camping

Drive will take about 3 to 4 hours to reach and another 2 hours of trekking to the camp (Altitude - 11,480 to 10,550ft). After breakfast today, you will start on the way to your first campsite which is Shingra Koma via Chilling & Tilad Do. It is one of the most scenic drives which brings you the delight of seeing some of the most beautiful spots in Ladakh. Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill, and the confluence of the Zanskar and Indus are some of the places where you can take a pit stop for clicking memorable pictures. An hour and a half of driving along the Zanskar will get you to Chilling. The car will drop you right where the road ends. This will be your starting point of walking on the Zanskar. This will be your first experience of camping under sub-zero temperatures. Overnight camp at Shingra Koma

 

Day 4 - Trek from Shingra Koma to Tibb Cave (3350m/10,990ft). Camping

Trekking distance is 15 km which would be covered in about 6 to 7 hours approx (Altitude - 10,400 to 10,800 ft). As you make your way to the campsite of Tibb Cave, you will be seeing some of the most beautiful formations of nature like the frozen waterfalls that stand frozen in time. The source of some of these frozen waterfalls is still unknown and there are a lot of myths and beliefs about them. The mighty Zanskar will be flowing all along with you on the trail and the emerald green water will have a smoothing effect. Lunch will be done midway to Tibb cave. After walking for a couple of hours you'll come across different rock patterns along the way which looks artistic when the sun rays fall on them making their way from behind the clouds. Overnight at Tibb Cave

 

Day 5 - Trek from Tibb Cave to Nyerak Camp (3415m/11,205ft)

Trekking distance is 13 km which would be covered in about 6 to 7 hours approx (Altitude - 10,800 to 11,100 ft). The campsite to be reached for the day is Nyerak. Trek begins after breakfast. You can see the most scenic landmark of Chadar Trek, which is the frozen waterfall. This frozen waterfall is a nature's masterpiece in itself and attracts trekkers and adventurers from across the globe. Hot lunch will be served on your way to Nyerak. The temperatures in Nyerak camp can go as low as -30 degrees during the night making it the coldest of all campsites during the trek. Proper clothing for the cold temperatures, with extra layering, is a must. You will be camping at a distance of 15-20 minutes from the frozen waterfall. Overnight at Nyerak Camp.

 

Day 6 - Trek from Nyerak To Tibb Cave (3350m/10,990ft). Camping

Trekking distance is 13 km which would be covered in about 5 to 6 hours approx (Altitude - 11,100 to 10,800 ft). Today after breakfast, we start the trek and basically trace our steps back to the Tibb campsite. If you think you are going to see the same frozen ice sheet again, think again. The Zanskar River reacts to the slightest change in the temperatures, and constantly keeps changing its form. You will not be able to recognize the sights, it all seems so different on the way back. You might walk on a glass-like surface or patches and patches of slush, depending on the weather. On your way back to Tibb Cave, you will be seeing a lot of locals negotiating the Chadar wearing the traditional woolen Gonchas, where some of them are monks coming back to Leh from the monastery at Lingshed. You will be in awe of the way these people have adapted to the temperatures below zero. Overnight at camps in Tibb Cave.

 

Day 7 - Trek from Tibb Cave to Gyalpo (3700m/12,140ft). Camping

Trekking distance is 12 km which would be covered in about 5 to 6 hours approx (Altitude - 10,800ft to 10,500 ft). Today we start from Tibb campsite and go to Gyalpo. You will see the high mountains rising from both sides of the river which look like castle walls. You will be noticing a lot of fresh trails and footprints all along the trek, belonging to Foxes, Ibex, or Snow Leopards. Overnight at tents in Gyalpo

 

Day 8 - Trek from Gyalpo to Shingra Koma & drive back to Leh   

Trekking distance is 6 km which would be covered in about 3 to 4 hours and then a Drive of 65 km to Leh, 3-4 hrs. (Altitude - Trek 10,500ft to 10,300ft and drive to 11,400 ft). We will be retracing our steps back to Shingra Koma with the views of the majestic and mesmerizing Chadar along the way. It’s the last day of the Chadar trek. You will be reaching Leh in the late evening and we recommend trekkers to book for their onward journey on day 9 morning. Tonight, you get to sleep in a warm guest-house. Overnight in Leh guest house.

 

Day 9 - Depart from Leh

Depart from Leh. You can plan your onward journey after breakfast today

 

COST TERM

Chadar Trek Cost

Cost Inclusions

  • All hotel accommodation in Leh as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis
  • All Accommodation while trekking in the tent on twin sharing basis
  • Full board meals during the trek in hygienic campsites (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
  • All Necessary equipment for Camping while on the trek
  • Mattress, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Store tents; high-altitude tents for Members; Guide and entire crew accommodation
  • All cooking equipment and necessary items
  • Experienced and well-trained cook & support staff for group
  • Mules/Porters to carry the central luggage
  • Welcome Dinner with Protrek Adventure team
  • All necessary paperwork, Trekking Permits, and Camping charge
  • All ground transportation during the trip as per Itinerary
  • Transfers from Leh to Chilling and Return as per Itinerary 
  • Transportation of staffs, food supplies, and equipment from Leh to Chilling (Vehicle) and return
  • Mountaineering qualified & professional Trek Leader
  • Experienced, English-speaking & government-licensed trekking guide
  • A comprehensive First-Aid medical kit
  • Oxygen Cylinder in case of emergency (carried by your trek leader)
  • Accommodation, Food, Wages, Insurance of trekking guides and porters
  • Insurance for all our Support Staffs during the trek

 

Cost Exclusions

  • Airport Pick up and Drop

  • Any kind of personal expenses

  • Wildlife and Environment charges

  • Any expenses incurred on medical examination in Leh

  • Insurance and Any emergency evacuation charge

  • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions, etc

  • Mules/Porters for carrying personal luggage

  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusions 

 

Registering for Chadar Trek

Eligibility: Is this Trek suitable for me?

Chadar Trek is graded as a challenging trek. This trek helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude climbs should not be underestimated, and climbers should approach the trek with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the climb. Previous trekking experience is mandatory to sign up for the Chadar Trek. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Chadar Trek successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Offloading

Protrek Adventure highly recommends the participants to carry their personal backpacks by themselves. However, in case you are absolutely not able to carry the same and would like to offload, then you have to inform us during the booking process and pre-book the offloading. Each bag should not weigh more than 10 kgs. The bag should be of rucksack style only. Duffle bags would not be accepted for offloading. Kindly inform our booking office if you will need to offload your personal backpack for the Chadar trek.

Backpack Offloading Charges:

INR 800/- (subject to changes) will be charged per day per bag. Please inform us during the booking process if you want to give personal luggage to the porter
 

Trek Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 20%

We suggest that you book your Chadar trek at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at info@protrekadventure.com so that we can follow up efficiently.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Chadar trek, please e-mail us on info@protrekadventure.com

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

 

Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek—90% refund
Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek—50% refund
Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek—no cash refund

For more details please check our Cancellation Policy

 

THINGS TO KNOW

  • Our Trip Services - Leh hotel to Leh hotel

  • Pick up from Leh Airport and drop to the airport will be arranged on request.

  • Accommodation - Guest House, Camping

  • Food - All meals during Trek (Veg + Egg)

  • Basecamp - Leh. Trek starts and ends at Tilad Do

  • ATM point - Leh is best if you want to withdraw money before the trek begins

  • Mobile Signal - Signal available at some points during the trek on few networks.

  • By Road - Not accessible during this time

  • Nearest Airport - Leh Airport, Kushok Bakula Rimpochee airport

  • Best Season - January to mid-February

  • From 2019 onwards, the local administration has made it mandatory for every participant to undergo a medical examination at SNM Hospital, Leh post which a fitness certificate would be granted. We would provide more information closer to the departure date on this aspect

  • On day 8 you will be reaching Leh and overnight in hotel. You can plan your onward journey on Day 9 morning. 

 

HOW TO REACH

Chadar Trek

Leh is covered with three parallel ranges of the Himalayas, the Zanskar, the Ladakh, and the Karakoram. Also 3 rivers, the Shyok, the Indus and the Zanskar flow between these ranges. Extensively jagged with colorful fluttering flags, dramatic mountains, and unforgettable landscapes, Leh is a treat to one’s eyes. Leh is known for its beautiful monasteries, and some of the places to see are Shey Palace Leh, Leh Palace, Hemis Monastery Leh, Sindhu ghat Leh and Stok Palace Museum Leh.

 

NOTE: Protrek will arrange your pick up from Leh Airport (which is about 5 kms from the main city) and drop to the airport on request

 

Referencehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leh

 

TREK ESSENTIAL


BASIC GEARS

Backpack/ Rucksack with Rain Cover (50 - 70Ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack/ Knapsack with rain cover 20 - 40ltr
Trekking Pole/ Walking Stick 1 Nos or 2Nos (As per your comfort)
Water Bottle/ Hydration Pack 2 bottles of one litre each
Lunch Box 1 Nos (Good quality, for using in trek)
Poncho/Umbrella 1 Nos

HEAD TO TOE

Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/ Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Headlamp/ Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Sun Glasses Proper UV protection sun glasses with side cover
Head Buff/Neck Gaiter 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Gloves 1 Pair
Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Water Proof Gloves 1 Pair
Cotton & woollen socks 4 pairs (Depends on the trek days)
Gaiters 1 Pair (Only for certain treks. Protrek team will notify you, if required)
Floaters/Flip Flops 1 Pair (Quick dry and light weight)
Trekking Shoes 1 Pair (Water Resistant, high ankle with good grip)

CLOTHING

T-Shirts 2 Full sleeves, 2 Half sleeves (Depends on the trek days) -avoid cotton
Thermal Wear 1 Pair
Headlamp/Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Fleece Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather/Hollow Fill Jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket & pant 1 Pair
Trek Pants/Track Pants 2 pairs(Depends on the trek days)Synthetic/polyester / Quick-drying fabrics such as spandex or nylon -avoid shorts/cotton

MISCELLANEOUS

Energy Bar + Snack Energy Bar, Dry Fruits, Nuts, Energy Drinks
Medical/First Aid Kit According to your Health measures
Sunscreen Lotion 30 - 50 SPF
Moisturizer As per usage
Lip Balm As per usage
Hand sanitizer As per usage
Quick Dry Towel 1 Nos, Light weight
Tooth Brush & Tooth Paste 1 Nos
Anti-fungal Powder As per usage
Toilet paper &Wet wipes As per usage

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Term
  • How to reach
  • Trek Essential
  • Fitness

Chadar Trek

  • Region - Leh, Ladakh, J&K

  • Duration - 9 Days 

  • Grade - Difficult 

  • Max Altitude - 11,100 ft

  • Best Season - Jan & Feb

 

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 color 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. Chadar trek is like no other trek in the Himalayas. Walking on a frozen thick glass-like river, with dramatic mountains on both sides, is an experience of a lifetime. This trek will give you a chance to walk on the frozen Zanskar River. It is a huge favorite among Indians and travelers from abroad. Chadar river trek is about endurance, focus, and fitness. The trek allows you to get to know the Zankari culture up close through the locals you meet on the trek and experience their hospitality. One of the highlights of the trek is the most magnificent waterfall frozen completely from top to bottom called Nerak waterfall. The weather and terrain might shake your confidence a bit but if you can surpass that, then the journey to this land will be the most enriching experience of your life.

 

Chadar Trek Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive at Leh (3500m/11,580ft). Rest and overnight in the hotel

Day 2 - Leh - Acclimatization and rest day

Day 3 - Drive from Leh to Shingra Koma (3170m/10,400) via Chilling (3200m/10,500) & Tilad Do (3400m/11,155ft). Camping

Day 4 - Trek from Shingra Koma to Tibb Cave (3350m/10,990ft). Camping

Day 5 - Trek from Tibb Cave to Nyerak Camp (3415m/11,205ft). Camping

Day 6 - Trek from Nyerak To Tibb Cave (3350m/10,990ft). Camping

Day 7 - Trek from Tibb Cave to Gyalpo (3700m/12,140ft). Camping

Day 8 - Trek from Gyalpo to Shingra Koma & drive back to Leh 

Day 9 - Depart from Leh

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive at Leh (3500m/11,580ft). Rest and overnight in the hotel

Reporting day at Leh (Altitude 11400 ft). The flight to Ladakh is absolutely scenic. You get a birds-eye view of the entire city and the layers of snow-clad mountains will help you understand why it is impossible to reach Ladakh by road in winters. Leh airport is one of the highest airports in the world and you will feel a drop in the temperature the minute you land at the airport. Keep your woolen cap and gloves handy. Leh is quite in the winters and very few shops and eateries are open for business. You can spend some time at the Leh market for last-minute window shopping. Acclimatization is very important before the trek as the temperatures would further drop during the trek. You can try to spend time outdoors for acclimatization, but do not exert yourself. Don’t forget to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day and keep your body well hydrated. Overnight at a guest house in Leh

 

Day 2 - Leh - Acclimatization and rest day

Today is also rest and acclimatization day. Take short acclimatization walks during the day and visit nearby places and markets. Keep yourself well hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. As per the new regulations applied by Ladakh Government Authorities, anyone doing the Chadar Trek should be spending at least two days in Leh to get their body fully acclimatized to the weather conditions. It is irrevocable and it is important that it is strictly followed by every trekker. Today, you might have to get medically examined at SNM Hospital in Leh and the checkup would be organized (as required).

 

Day 3 - Drive from Leh to Shingra Koma (3170m/10,400) via Chilling (3200m/10,500) & Tilad Do (3400m/11,155ft). Camping

Drive will take about 3 to 4 hours to reach and another 2 hours of trekking to the camp (Altitude - 11,480 to 10,550ft). After breakfast today, you will start on the way to your first campsite which is Shingra Koma via Chilling & Tilad Do. It is one of the most scenic drives which brings you the delight of seeing some of the most beautiful spots in Ladakh. Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill, and the confluence of the Zanskar and Indus are some of the places where you can take a pit stop for clicking memorable pictures. An hour and a half of driving along the Zanskar will get you to Chilling. The car will drop you right where the road ends. This will be your starting point of walking on the Zanskar. This will be your first experience of camping under sub-zero temperatures. Overnight camp at Shingra Koma

 

Day 4 - Trek from Shingra Koma to Tibb Cave (3350m/10,990ft). Camping

Trekking distance is 15 km which would be covered in about 6 to 7 hours approx (Altitude - 10,400 to 10,800 ft). As you make your way to the campsite of Tibb Cave, you will be seeing some of the most beautiful formations of nature like the frozen waterfalls that stand frozen in time. The source of some of these frozen waterfalls is still unknown and there are a lot of myths and beliefs about them. The mighty Zanskar will be flowing all along with you on the trail and the emerald green water will have a smoothing effect. Lunch will be done midway to Tibb cave. After walking for a couple of hours you'll come across different rock patterns along the way which looks artistic when the sun rays fall on them making their way from behind the clouds. Overnight at Tibb Cave

 

Day 5 - Trek from Tibb Cave to Nyerak Camp (3415m/11,205ft)

Trekking distance is 13 km which would be covered in about 6 to 7 hours approx (Altitude - 10,800 to 11,100 ft). The campsite to be reached for the day is Nyerak. Trek begins after breakfast. You can see the most scenic landmark of Chadar Trek, which is the frozen waterfall. This frozen waterfall is a nature's masterpiece in itself and attracts trekkers and adventurers from across the globe. Hot lunch will be served on your way to Nyerak. The temperatures in Nyerak camp can go as low as -30 degrees during the night making it the coldest of all campsites during the trek. Proper clothing for the cold temperatures, with extra layering, is a must. You will be camping at a distance of 15-20 minutes from the frozen waterfall. Overnight at Nyerak Camp.

 

Day 6 - Trek from Nyerak To Tibb Cave (3350m/10,990ft). Camping

Trekking distance is 13 km which would be covered in about 5 to 6 hours approx (Altitude - 11,100 to 10,800 ft). Today after breakfast, we start the trek and basically trace our steps back to the Tibb campsite. If you think you are going to see the same frozen ice sheet again, think again. The Zanskar River reacts to the slightest change in the temperatures, and constantly keeps changing its form. You will not be able to recognize the sights, it all seems so different on the way back. You might walk on a glass-like surface or patches and patches of slush, depending on the weather. On your way back to Tibb Cave, you will be seeing a lot of locals negotiating the Chadar wearing the traditional woolen Gonchas, where some of them are monks coming back to Leh from the monastery at Lingshed. You will be in awe of the way these people have adapted to the temperatures below zero. Overnight at camps in Tibb Cave.

 

Day 7 - Trek from Tibb Cave to Gyalpo (3700m/12,140ft). Camping

Trekking distance is 12 km which would be covered in about 5 to 6 hours approx (Altitude - 10,800ft to 10,500 ft). Today we start from Tibb campsite and go to Gyalpo. You will see the high mountains rising from both sides of the river which look like castle walls. You will be noticing a lot of fresh trails and footprints all along the trek, belonging to Foxes, Ibex, or Snow Leopards. Overnight at tents in Gyalpo

 

Day 8 - Trek from Gyalpo to Shingra Koma & drive back to Leh   

Trekking distance is 6 km which would be covered in about 3 to 4 hours and then a Drive of 65 km to Leh, 3-4 hrs. (Altitude - Trek 10,500ft to 10,300ft and drive to 11,400 ft). We will be retracing our steps back to Shingra Koma with the views of the majestic and mesmerizing Chadar along the way. It’s the last day of the Chadar trek. You will be reaching Leh in the late evening and we recommend trekkers to book for their onward journey on day 9 morning. Tonight, you get to sleep in a warm guest-house. Overnight in Leh guest house.

 

Day 9 - Depart from Leh

Depart from Leh. You can plan your onward journey after breakfast today

 

Chadar Trek Cost

Cost Inclusions

  • All hotel accommodation in Leh as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis
  • All Accommodation while trekking in the tent on twin sharing basis
  • Full board meals during the trek in hygienic campsites (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
  • All Necessary equipment for Camping while on the trek
  • Mattress, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Store tents; high-altitude tents for Members; Guide and entire crew accommodation
  • All cooking equipment and necessary items
  • Experienced and well-trained cook & support staff for group
  • Mules/Porters to carry the central luggage
  • Welcome Dinner with Protrek Adventure team
  • All necessary paperwork, Trekking Permits, and Camping charge
  • All ground transportation during the trip as per Itinerary
  • Transfers from Leh to Chilling and Return as per Itinerary 
  • Transportation of staffs, food supplies, and equipment from Leh to Chilling (Vehicle) and return
  • Mountaineering qualified & professional Trek Leader
  • Experienced, English-speaking & government-licensed trekking guide
  • A comprehensive First-Aid medical kit
  • Oxygen Cylinder in case of emergency (carried by your trek leader)
  • Accommodation, Food, Wages, Insurance of trekking guides and porters
  • Insurance for all our Support Staffs during the trek

 

Cost Exclusions

  • Airport Pick up and Drop

  • Any kind of personal expenses

  • Wildlife and Environment charges

  • Any expenses incurred on medical examination in Leh

  • Insurance and Any emergency evacuation charge

  • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions, etc

  • Mules/Porters for carrying personal luggage

  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusions 

 

Registering for Chadar Trek

Eligibility: Is this Trek suitable for me?

Chadar Trek is graded as a challenging trek. This trek helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude climbs should not be underestimated, and climbers should approach the trek with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the climb. Previous trekking experience is mandatory to sign up for the Chadar Trek. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Chadar Trek successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Offloading

Protrek Adventure highly recommends the participants to carry their personal backpacks by themselves. However, in case you are absolutely not able to carry the same and would like to offload, then you have to inform us during the booking process and pre-book the offloading. Each bag should not weigh more than 10 kgs. The bag should be of rucksack style only. Duffle bags would not be accepted for offloading. Kindly inform our booking office if you will need to offload your personal backpack for the Chadar trek.

Backpack Offloading Charges:

INR 800/- (subject to changes) will be charged per day per bag. Please inform us during the booking process if you want to give personal luggage to the porter
 

Trek Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 20%

We suggest that you book your Chadar trek at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at info@protrekadventure.com so that we can follow up efficiently.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Chadar trek, please e-mail us on info@protrekadventure.com

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

 

Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek—90% refund
Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek—50% refund
Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek—no cash refund

For more details please check our Cancellation Policy

 

THINGS TO KNOW

  • Our Trip Services - Leh hotel to Leh hotel

  • Pick up from Leh Airport and drop to the airport will be arranged on request.

  • Accommodation - Guest House, Camping

  • Food - All meals during Trek (Veg + Egg)

  • Basecamp - Leh. Trek starts and ends at Tilad Do

  • ATM point - Leh is best if you want to withdraw money before the trek begins

  • Mobile Signal - Signal available at some points during the trek on few networks.

  • By Road - Not accessible during this time

  • Nearest Airport - Leh Airport, Kushok Bakula Rimpochee airport

  • Best Season - January to mid-February

  • From 2019 onwards, the local administration has made it mandatory for every participant to undergo a medical examination at SNM Hospital, Leh post which a fitness certificate would be granted. We would provide more information closer to the departure date on this aspect

  • On day 8 you will be reaching Leh and overnight in hotel. You can plan your onward journey on Day 9 morning. 

 

Chadar Trek

Leh is covered with three parallel ranges of the Himalayas, the Zanskar, the Ladakh, and the Karakoram. Also 3 rivers, the Shyok, the Indus and the Zanskar flow between these ranges. Extensively jagged with colorful fluttering flags, dramatic mountains, and unforgettable landscapes, Leh is a treat to one’s eyes. Leh is known for its beautiful monasteries, and some of the places to see are Shey Palace Leh, Leh Palace, Hemis Monastery Leh, Sindhu ghat Leh and Stok Palace Museum Leh.

 

NOTE: Protrek will arrange your pick up from Leh Airport (which is about 5 kms from the main city) and drop to the airport on request

 

Referencehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leh

 


BASIC GEARS

Backpack/ Rucksack with Rain Cover (50 - 70Ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack/ Knapsack with rain cover 20 - 40ltr
Trekking Pole/ Walking Stick 1 Nos or 2Nos (As per your comfort)
Water Bottle/ Hydration Pack 2 bottles of one litre each
Lunch Box 1 Nos (Good quality, for using in trek)
Poncho/Umbrella 1 Nos

HEAD TO TOE

Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/ Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Headlamp/ Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Sun Glasses Proper UV protection sun glasses with side cover
Head Buff/Neck Gaiter 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Gloves 1 Pair
Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Water Proof Gloves 1 Pair
Cotton & woollen socks 4 pairs (Depends on the trek days)
Gaiters 1 Pair (Only for certain treks. Protrek team will notify you, if required)
Floaters/Flip Flops 1 Pair (Quick dry and light weight)
Trekking Shoes 1 Pair (Water Resistant, high ankle with good grip)

CLOTHING

T-Shirts 2 Full sleeves, 2 Half sleeves (Depends on the trek days) -avoid cotton
Thermal Wear 1 Pair
Headlamp/Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Fleece Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather/Hollow Fill Jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket & pant 1 Pair
Trek Pants/Track Pants 2 pairs(Depends on the trek days)Synthetic/polyester / Quick-drying fabrics such as spandex or nylon -avoid shorts/cotton

MISCELLANEOUS

Energy Bar + Snack Energy Bar, Dry Fruits, Nuts, Energy Drinks
Medical/First Aid Kit According to your Health measures
Sunscreen Lotion 30 - 50 SPF
Moisturizer As per usage
Lip Balm As per usage
Hand sanitizer As per usage
Quick Dry Towel 1 Nos, Light weight
Tooth Brush & Tooth Paste 1 Nos
Anti-fungal Powder As per usage
Toilet paper &Wet wipes As per usage