CHADAR TREK 2023

The Chadar is a lifeline to Zanskari people from the rest of the world, the Chadar is the pride and prestige of the Zanskari which connects them from different cultural and traditional background people to exchange the life saving techniques during harsh winter climate which goes up to -40 C. Chadar is mostly walking on ice sheets formed from the flowing water river of Zanskar, which connects them from the outside world and in fact the Ladakh region and its people. Zanskari people praise the Chadar trail rather than complaining to Almighty for remaining isolated from the rest of the countries, because it gives them an opportunity to spend most of their time with the family and friends, cheering Local butter tea and playing local games during winter. The Chadar also gives them an opportunity in income generation and livelihood, the Zansakri feel proud in leading the trekkers for Chadar, which also makes them the finest guides in exploring and experimenting with new and challenging routes. The Zanskari will tell you the mountain ghost stories and the deities which protects the Zanskari from failing during the winter harsh climate.

 “SPIRIT OF KEEP GOING”, it is well said “FAILING IS NOT A CRIME BUT LACK OF EFFORT IS”.

EVENT DURATION: 9D8N
EVENT DATE: 21Jan-29Jan2023 
EVENT COSTING: SGD1350/Pax (*international group) – Deluxe Package
Do contact VIJAY +6592700908(WHATSAPP) or Email : contact@sgtrek.com

VACCINATION AND COVID19 REGULATIONS

  • All participants need to be vaccinated to join this event.
  • Pre and Post covid19 test need to be paid by clients if needed
  • Get Covid19 Travel Insurance coverage to protect yourself / Travel Insurance also needed which covers mountaineering above 4000m.

ITINERARY OVERVIEW: 

  • Day 1 & 2: Reporting Day at Leh (3500m./11,400ft.)
  • Day 3: Acclimatization / Medical Checkup Day
  • Day 4: Departing from Leh – Chilling – Bakula – Gyalpo (Drive/3-4 hrs & Trek/2 hr)
  • Day 5: Gyalpo – Tibb Cave (Trek 8 – 9 km / 4-6 hours)
  • Day 6: Tibb Cave – Nyerak (Trek 12 – 13 km. / 6-7 hours)
  • Day 7: Nyerak – Tibb Cave (Trek 12-13 km. / 6-7 hours)
  • Day 8: Tibb Cave – Gyalpo – Bakula – Leh (Trek 11-12 km. / 6-7 hours)
  • Day 9: Checkout 10.00am from Leh. Fly to your desired destination.

DETAILED ITINERARY

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Day 1 & 2: Reporting Day at Leh (3500m./11,400ft.)

Altitude 11,500 ft. Keep your woolen cap and gloves handy at Airport.

Orientation & Briefing of the trek at 12:00 noon (Mandatory)

Check in Hotel (10:00 am)

Bring a copy of ID proof and 2 photographs. If Foreigner, a copy of passport and visa.

Network is available (only post-paid)

ATM is available.

Visit of any very high-altitude place or pass is not advisable.

Consumption of alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited.

Spend the day in the room itself to acclimatize. (Sufficient time would be given for visiting market and nearby places) Spend the day in the room itself to acclimatize to the high altitude. This is necessary and is most important for the days ahead. Overnight in the hotel

Situated at an altitude of 3500m, the day will be spent soaking in the sights and sounds of Leh while at the same time, getting the body acclimatized to the oxygen levels. The Shanti Stupa and Leh market square will give you a good feel of the surroundings and the people. Get outside to stay acquainted with the temperature. Explore market and get your any missing stuff from the market

Day 3: Acclimatization / Medical Checkup Day

Medical Checkup Day/Acclimatization Day. You can go around for sightseeing, but going at high altitude pass is not recommended. You need to perform your medical checkup in LEH as per new Govt regulations. You need to be physically fit for this trek.

 Day 4: Departing from Leh – Chilling – Bakula – Gyalpo (Drive/3-4 hrs & Trek/2 hr)

11,500ft to 10,390ft. Stay in tent.

We start off from Leh and head out towards the start point of our trek at Gyalpo. En route, we will pass Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill and the confluence of the Zanskar and Indus rivers just before Nimu. Once past Chilling, we arrive at Bakula. You will commence 2 hour trek till Gyalpo. We take our first baby steps on the frozen river, so be prepared for some slips and falls! Walking in gumboots too will take a while, so be patient as it’s only your first day for long trek. We start off along the left bank, past the cascading waters of the Zanskar river and frozen waterfalls until we set up camp at Gyalpo. Our camp site is on a piece of flat land high above, giving you a stunning view of bend of the river. 

Day 5: Gyalpo – Tibb Cave (Trek 8 – 9 km / 4-6 hours)

10,390ft to 10,760ft. Stay in tent.

Rising early would have its perks as the sun comes out from behind the mountains and lights up the valley. It will also help your body get used to the cold. Aching bones, if any, will be sorted by some scrumptious breakfast as the Zanskar comes to life with the rising sun. A relatively easy day of walking past higher waterfalls will get you to Tibb Cave, which lies at the intersection of two valleys. An evening walk down any one of them can make for good exploration. 

Day 6: Tibb Cave – Nyerak (Trek 12 – 13 km. / 6-7 hours)

10,760ft to 11,100ft. Stay in tent.

It’s the most eagerly awaited day, especially because en route Nyerak – the first village of Zanskar – is a stunning frozen waterfall. While the ones you have seen so far are from high up, this one is also several feet in length which makes it one of the most picturesque sights on the trek. Just ahead of it is Nyerak, and while we camp by the river, a short walk early next morning will take you back to civilization for the first time in almost a week. At Nyerak, you can treat yourself to some goodies from the local shop and interact with the residents there, who are more than happy to indulge in a good conversation. 

Day 7: Nyerak – Tibb Cave (Trek 12-13 km. / 6-7 hours)

11,100ft to 10,760ft. Stay in tent.

After four days of walking on ice, you will now be an expert. So feel free to look around and soak in the surroundings. There’s a good chance of spotting Ibex and Bharal a Blue Sheep on the high slopes, and if you’re lucky, even a snow leopard walking along the ridge. Also look out for birds such as Lammergeirs and Choughs sailing high above the valley. It’s the longest day of the trek through narrow gorges, which means climbing up a short distance by the bank of the river in places where a solid walking surface is unavailable.

Day 8:  Tibb Cave – Gyalpo – Bakula – Leh (Trek 11-12 km. / 6-7 hours)

10,760ft to 10,500ft. Stay in Guest house.

Way back is tiring at the same time very interesting. After 5 days in this chilling region you get use to this environment. Snap shots of your favorite place, lying on the bed of ice, sharing your experience are the memories of trek.

We make our way back along the same way that we came, giving you the opportunity to soak in the sights that you probably missed. Trekkers along the way are sure to check with you on the route ahead, so be prepared to play guide and share your experiences. 

Day 9: Checkout 10.00am from Leh. Fly to your desired destination.

Cost Includes: –

  • Local transport during Trek.
  • Highly Advanced and qualified Guides from Altitude Adventure.
  • Skilled Local Guide who has ample knowledge of the route. All meals on the trek.
  • Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff.
  • Hotel at Leh with breakfast and dinner
  • Potter for luggage (Limit 10kg per client)
  • Porters/for carrying common Equipment’s (like rations/tents/utensils/)
  • Equipment’s – Tents on sharing Sleeping bags / Sleeping Mattress/ toilet tent
  • While on trek all meals will be provided. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • Basic First aid Kit / oxygen cylinder
  • Forest Permits and camping charges.

Cost Excludes: –

01. Airport pickup and drop.
02. Any kind of Personal expenses viz. packaged water bottles, Soft drinks, Laundry, etc.
03. Meals during stay at Leh
04. Travel insurance.
05. Medical Expenses for Medical Certificate etc.
06. Tips, Local Sightseeing and anything which is not specifically mentioned in the cost inclusions.
07. Any additional Expenses/ cost incidental to any change in the itinerary / stay caused by reason beyond our control such as Natural Calamities (Land Slides, Floods etc.), any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, evacuation costs, flight cancellation, etc.
08. Participants who returns in the middle of trek for any kind of reason whatsoever once we leave for same from Leh, shall bear all the cost including transportation back to Leh, stay at Leh, food etc.
09. Any kind of refund for unutilized tour plan services.
10. Any other tax or service charge, stay charge that could be enforced during this period will be extra and need to be borne by Participants.
11. Any service not specifically mentioned in the Includes sections.
12. International / Domestic Flights
13. Covid19 Pre/Post Test
14. Covid19 Travel Insurance

Note: Personal porter if needed do advice us we can arrange accordingly at extra charges

Please Note Its Important:

  1. If you don’t want to continue Chadar Trails once you arrived in leh – or you are not physically well and wanted to Stay in Hotel – (*Accommodation/Food cost should be paid by the clients)
  1. During Chadar Trail Trekking Days (as per scheduled) – if you wish to come back to Leh Hotel – Remember Car Charges – Hotel Charges Extra as actuals

Note: due to natural calamities or poor ice layer formation on the Zanskar River for the Chadar, no refund will be made, but We will try our best to could organize a substitute tour in Leh around only.

Medical fitness certificate: * If the local doctor reject’s your medical certificate you will not be allowed to hike for safety reasons. Do take note on this. There shall be no refunds for the trip, full amount will be forfeited. Also do take note we do not there will be no replacement trek, or any sightseeing trip will be organized. Client should bear all the expenses.

Advisory:

How to make this Chadar a memorable one? 

SGTREK Pte. Ltd. always aim for responsible and sustainable tourism, and as a team we also believe your participation and cooperation in achieving our goal, since you will be trekking in an eco-friendly zone with varieties of flora and fauna, make sure that you do not litter this environment which are home for many endangered species and also make sure to bring back the waste produced during the trek for proper disposal. Educate yourself about the environment, ecology, customs and traditions of Ladakh.

  • Minimize your carbon footprint by avoiding and not using plastics of any kind.
  • Keep all pollutants away from the river, streams and other water sources.
  • Do not urinate or defecate near water sources or camping ground.
  • Ladakh is rich in monasteries, other religious and historical sites, keeping in view the sanctity, abide by the guidelines and follow the instruction set by the local authorities.
  • Do not interfere, interrupt or disturb the locals you encounter during the trek, respect the privacy of the host; always seek permission before taking their pictures.
  • Do not carry any sort of drugs or alcohol, refrain from these activities.
  • Take happy memories and leave nothing but your footprints.

Note: abide and follow the instructions given by the trek leader/guide in order to make this trek a lifetime memorable.

Equipment’s we provide:

  • Dome shaped tents.
  • Thick mattress.
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Dinning tent.
  • Toilet tent
  • Kitchen tent.
  • Ice axe.

Medicines:

  • First aid kit.
  • Oxygen cylinder.

Staff:

  • Professional trek leader.
  • Professional local route guide.
  • Professional local cook.
  • Professional local Porters and staff.

Participants/trekkers to carry things:

  • Personal bag/belonging, waterproof backpack with a capacity of 70ltr.
  • Personal sleeping bag Inner
  • Water bottle.
  • Walking stick/trekking pole.
  • Head torch with spare batteries.
  • Trekking/hiking shoes.
  • Minimum 2-3 pair waterproof trek pants.
  • Woolen thermal inner vest and lower.
  • Woolen 6-7 pair socks.
  • A woolen and a waterproof glove.
  • Woolen monkey cap.
  • Woolen Mufflers.
  • Waterproof/windcheater jacket.
  • Woolen full sleeve sweaters.
  • Woolen socks.
  • Trekking socks.
  • U/V protected sun glass.
  • Sunscreen lotion SPF40+.
  • Cold cream and body lotion.
  • Water purifying tablets.
  • Toiletries (Towel, Toilet paper, hand sanitizer, hand wash soaps, toothpaste etc.).
  • Hot water bottle.
  • Dry fruits and chocolate bars/ energy bars.
  • Medicines: Like, Avomine, Avil 25mg, Betadine, Band aid, Cotton, Crepe bandage 2 roll, Crocin, Combiflam, Diamox, Disprin, Digene, Norflox, Gauze cloth, Leukoplast, Oral dehydration Salts like Electrol/Enerzal, Pain relieving spray like Volini/Moov.

Documents:

  • ID proof like passport, voter’s card, Aadhar card, driving license etc. / Medical fitness certificate.
  • Self-declaration / Indemnity certificate /Passport size photos 04 nos.
  • Any Medical Emergency or Accident – Please note: Its complete your responsibility and Expenses

CHADAR TREK FAQ 

By Joining this trip, YOU:

  • Acknowledge all the TERMS & CONDITIONS: https://sgtrek.com/terms-conditions/
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  • YOU have read all the above paragraphs and YOU know, understand, and appreciate these and other risks that are inherent in The Activity. YOU hereby assert that your participation is voluntary and that YOU knowingly assume all such risks.
  • YOU acknowledge the agreement freely and voluntarily, and intend by completing this form and unconditional release of all liability to SGTREK PTE. LTD.

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Phone: +65 92700908 (WhatsApp)
Email : contact@sgtrek.com

This trip is organized by: 
SGTREK PTE. LTD.
Reg. No. 201816267K
STB License No. 03160

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Singapore 198889
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