Chadar Trek

Rs.18,900per person plus 5% GST

9 Days11,123 ft.62 Km


DifficultJ & K


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Start : LehEnd : Leh

Trek Highlights
  • Unique experience of trekking on the frozen Zanskar River.
  • Amazing scenery, wild gorges and frozen waterfalls.
  • It is an adventure-seeker's paradise.
  • Countryside trekking hospitality at its best.
Inclusion/Exclusion
Inclusion in cost during the trek:
  • Accommodation in Leh for 2 Nights on Triple Sharing
  • Meals
  • Transport to and from the Base Camp
  • Permit & Camping Charges
  • Trekking Gears
  • Safety Equipment
  • Specialist Trek Leader/Team
Exclusion in cost during the trek:
  • Food / Meal / Beverages in Leh
  • Cost for Airfare, Train fare, Insurance Premiums
  • The proposed Wildlife Fees, Environmental Fees and other fees as being put forward by LAHDC and ALTOA or any other organization
  • Anything separated from considerations
Short Itinerary

Day 1: Fly in to Leh & Report to Guest House

Day 2: Acclimatization and Medical Checkup

Day 3: Drive to Shingra Koma

Day 4: Shingra Koma to Tibb Cave

Day 5: Tibb cave to Naerak camp

Day 6: Naerak to Tibb Cave

Day 7: Tibb Cave to Shingra Koma

Day 8: Shingra Koma to Tilad Do and drive to Leh

Day 9: Return from Leh

See Detailed Itinerary


Chader Trek: A Frozen Lake

The snow-clad from Himalaya which is in the form of the frozen lake called Chadar trek. Chadar means bail of ice, Ice flex use to change in slush by cutting into pieces. Heavily snowfall cutting villages all from one another for a month at a time. Zanskar River is a winter trail located eastern zone of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir. It’s a frozen river which connects Zanskar valley to Ladakh, it takes the place on the trade route that has been used by indigenous people for centuries. It’s one of the thrilled and adventurous treks in India.

The Chadar trek is basically performed on a frozen river called Zanskar which means Zanks (Copper) & skar states for the Valley, it means valley of copper. During the summer it did not disappoint enthusiastic tourist for river rafting & beautiful view for photography. The thrilling walk on the frozen River makes challenging for trekkers. 30-35 degree Celsius can increase the trouble for trekkers but an average trekker can cover 15-18 km in a day out of 105 km trek.


Trek Itinerary

Day 1 : Fly in to Leh & Report to Guest House

Altitude 11,400 ft.

Stay in guest house.

Keep your woollen cap and gloves handy.

Through the highest commercial airport in the world journey will start; towards the most beautiful trail in Ladakh called “Chadar Trek”. The unique name behind the airport was 19th Buddhist Lama named as “Kushok Bakula Rinpoche”. After reach in Ladakh airport, Our guide will be there for pickup towards the guesthouse. you’ll get the idea about lethal temperature with push back air flow. You can fresh up and get needful equipment’s or clothes like trekking boots, gloves, and shawl to get your body warm at slackening -16 to -20°C. Old Tibetan refugee market helps you to make your mood relax, after all over the market session you’ll be in our guest house before the sun goes down as per our safety norms.

Day 2 : Acclimatization and Medical Checkup

Basically, it’s a day where we provide expertise guide along with local people to give you a brief about the trek. At least you’ll get mentally as well as physically prepare for every situation; even though we provide medical check-up to make sure whether you are fit for the trek or not. You can do some exercises which help you to get fit for the trek. Sightseeing would be a good idea to get habitual with temperature but only in the daytime, you need to come back to Gust house before sunset. Alcohol and smoking are prohibited during a trek along with camp and guest house area as per our safety norms.

Day 3 : Drive to Shingra Koma

Altitude 10,390 to 10,550 ft.

Trek 10 kms.

Stay in tent.

The day will start with some challenging steps like to get the out of comfort you have got so far. Cristal white chadar will be waiting for you to take away on it, mind your steps on snow bail roads cause you were not familiar as much as localities use to be. You’ll drive till nimu where Indus & Zanskar meets, military sub area with some Bourg houses shut down the cause of weather. This day will cover 10 km at least; while walking on the side of chadar glimpses of slush appears to keep drift away with the flow. After an hour you’ll be in Tilat sumdo; this will be the very 1st place where you can see Tibetan tribes people. Singra Koma is 9.5 km from this place, an average trekker takes 6 hours to reach. After a bit, you’ll get used to walking on chadar it’s like nature treating you with skating adventure. Camp food after fatigue day will make your mood on; at the parabola edge exactly bang on the river gyalpo is located. It seems handmade white frost spread around; humongous trail will make you feel safe and protected. After night meal retains your only liveliness in trek and inverts from stockpile for next day.

Day 4 : Shingra Koma to Tibb Cave

Altitude 10,550 to 10,760 ft.

Trek 15 kms.

Stay in tent.

Applause yourself for the next day with a bed tea in the early morning, after having breakfast we’ll move towards Tibb cave. Eat well it gives you the energy to walk; even though walk makes your body more wormer then meal but still for safety purposes, as well as this day, will be the harder than the previous one. Cause here you walk around 15 K.M. at least. Through gulches of Zanskar will seem more beautiful and adventures. While walking on the way tunnels will be visible, it seems rock solid with ice pelted. In mid-way, frozen waterfall reminds you-you're all Disney cartoons from childhood because the waterfall will be big from one another. Crossing up the frozen waterfall you cannot miss the chance to show your photography talent here and it will compliment your talent perfectly. Tibb cave is a gift from Zanskar valley to Tibetan carriers. Butter tea, also known as po cha will surprise you with the texture of teapot, it will help your healing chapped lips.

Day 5 : Tibb cave to Naerak camp

Altitude 10,760 to 11,150 ft.

Trek 12.5 kms.

Stay in tent.

Attraction Frozen Waterfall.

Yesterday’s curiosity will be there about frozen waterfall cause the big one is about to come. It’s a perfect example of witchcraft of nature where several colours are spreading all around; it’s more like a piece of glass made by nature I would rather say. Getting after the source of energy through the day meal you can say, the Skyscape Mountains seems to be struggling with the sunlight. The only thing which connects the river to the valley is the bridge which you can see only in summers. Outstretch tent will prepare night meal for you till then if you want to get coloured into Zanskari life you can. You’ll forget your 12.5 km journey in just a few moments.

Day 6 : Naerak to Tibb Cave

Altitude 11,150 to 10,760 ft.

Trek 12.5 km.

Stay in tent.

The day is about going back to Tibb Cave, but this is not too easy to do. Cause temperature will surprise you all the time till morning to sunset. On the way you’ll get the glimpses of nostalgic memory where u had struggle to reach there and some clicks on your mind, the local people fresh up your memory more when they come back from Leh to their villages. Kind of positive and to be a happy kind of attitude will make you feel if they can why don’t you. Name of some Zanskari lifestyle fatter getting yesterday’s session; you’ll automatically speak like Goucha (Woollen robe) and colourful sash Schrag.

Day 7 : Tibb Cave to Shingra Koma

Altitude 10,760 to 10,550 ft.

Trek 15 km.

Stay in tent.

From the home of Tibetan, carriers will be a bit nostalgic. The day will start towards shingra Koma, the humongous trail with white coated Gyalpo seems to be reachable after an hour, but it’s not. Cause we have to cover around 15 km or more than that as you already saw and got the idea about Gyalpo it’s a summit of the enormous mound, so it will be such a great thing to be the part of an indelible moment. Some descry feeling can get you some Himalayan animals.

Day 8 : Shingra Koma to Tilad Do and drive to Leh

Altitude 10,550 to 10,390 and drive to 11400 ft.

Trek 10 km.

Drive 65 km.

Stay in guest house.

The last day in Zanskar River tomorrow you’ll feel different while walking cause since last day you were guest of zanskaries. The local carriers will meet you like family see-off moment and will pray for your journey. Today you’ll get back to your comfort zone and that makes you realize how struggling life the zhanskaries are going through. Apart from all get into your quilts and feel back to it with a warm sleep.

Day 9 : Return from Leh

After departing from Leh this journey will remind you always be the part of the land beyond the world but located in J&K. The people are behind the wall of snow, Brave Zanskaien I must say, that innocent smile overlap your smile when you ever think about your Chadar trek experience. Respect comes from the heart for the people from Ladakh valley to be so Patriotic for their land. Linguistically they are different but they are more prominence than anyone because nature blesses them well.

Chadar Trek: Essentials

Trekking on Chadar, no doubt, is one of the most thrilling adventure one could ever have in his/her life. With an elegance of nature and unmatchable experience of the pristine mountain ranges, trekking stands out among all the adventures across the world, but nothing comes free, there are certain aspects of the trekking which one needs to consider while he/she is making up his/her mind for trekking. Here’s a list of some basic requirements which one would need during his/her camp trekking. Let’s pay some heed to these requirements for trekking.

Trekveda Pretrip-Checklist

Trek Essentials to Carry with Yourself.

Things You Can’t Afford Missing On Trek

1. A Sturdy Backpack

A high-quality backpack with an ease of carrying facility with durable and stern straps is one of the important things that you’d need during the entire trekking. The easier it’s to carry, the more fun you can have during your trek.

2. A Pair of Trekking Shoes

Your regular sports shoes can be a mess during the trek and one of the most regretting things that might take away the joy of trekking. To prevent yourself from slippery patches through the streams, a pair of trekking shoes with good grip would do a great work for you and reciprocate your experience of trekking to the manifolds.


Clothing

Clothing is one of the most important aspects of trekking but that doesn’t imply the “what if situation”, hence carry the clothes that you’d need normally. Carrying more and more clothes will only add the weight, thus the problems. Once on the trek, you’d not generally need to change the clothes every now and then, provided if you maintain your hygiene properly.

Three warm layers: On high altitude treks Chadar, temperature after the sunset drops to the considerable degrees. So, during these campsites, you might need an additional layer along with the padded jacket coupled up with a fleece and a warmer.

Three trek pants: Please don’t go for jeans/ denim for the substitute for the trek pants since they are not comforting to your stay at the campsites. Wear one pair and carry the remaining two.

Three collared Shirts: It’s advised to wear full sleeved shirts instead of the t-shirts in order to prevent ourselves from the sunburn. Carrying a dry-fit t-shirt or two can be a wise idea if you’re trekking during the rainy season. Regardless of the cold weather, trekkers’ bodies tend to sweat and to prevent yourself from falling ill, you’re advised to change your clothes at campsites.

Warmers: Warmers or thermals can be used on personal choice depending upon the physical and weather conditions.


Accessories

Sun Glasses: Sun Glasses will help to protect you from snow blindness, you should carry one on High altitude trek.

Sun cap: The sun feels brighter and nearer at high altitude treks like Chadar. Used sun caps to save your neck and face from sun Burns, Especially if you are trekking at the end of the day.

Headlamp/LED burn: Mandatory for each trek.

Synthetic hand gloves: Bring one set of Woolen and one Waterproof hand gloves to save your hands from cold.

Socks (2 sets): Carry 2 pair of sports socks and a pair of woollen socks as they’d spare you from the dripping temperature at night.

Trekking pole: Having a trekking pole in your hand during the trek is your own choice, although at times it may bother you as an unnecessary article but at times it proves out most handy during the submit as it curbs your effort of straight inclinations of the high altitudes which often turns out tiring.


Other Essentials to Carry

An Additional Pack: This is one of the best practices you can do on one-day submits or treks where you need to get back to your campsite by the end of the day. Here you can pack your essentials like a water bottle, medical aids and snacks. This keeps you away from carrying the unnecessary weight.

Toiletries: Be wise while choosing your cosmetic needs and daily use products. Refrain from using the non-biodegradable products, if you do so then make sure that you leave residue on the mountains. Always carry a zip bag to put such a piece of stuff after use. Sanitary napkins also need to be treated in the same manner.

Indispensable Water Bottles: To keep your body hydrated during the trek, you are advised to carry your own water bottles during the treks since leaving plastic and its product is not advised on the mountains since they are not suitable for the environment of the altitudes.

Plastic Bags: To keep everything organized, you should compartmentalize the stuff into plastic zip bags and also carry a few in spare for wet clothes and other by-products.


Mandatory Personal Medical Kit

Diamox – 10 Tablets (to prevent AMS)

Dexamethasone – One Strip

Nifedipine – 5 Tablets


Mandatory Documentation

There are certain rules and laws that you need to follow while going for the treks, however, Trekveda takes care of all such kind paper works which are inclusive in the package. Certain registration fees and document verification along with some permissions are required in order to protect the nature and its evergreen heritage for future. In addition to this, if you need to avail a guide, you can also hire a guide with some bucks and a nominal paperwork.

Please carry the documents mentioned below. Documents two and three need to be downloaded (PDF), filled in, signed and handed over to the trek leader at the base camp.

  • 1 passport size photos and an original + copy of government photo ID document – required for Sanctuary registration and TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System)
  • Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
  • Disclaimer form (to be filled by the trekker)

Measures Taken by Trekveda to Ensure the Security of Trekkers

Trekking on Chadar is a different kind of adventure where you required to be physically and mentally prepared for the best and worse, at the same time. While high altitudes treks making it tough to breathe, the beauty of those pristine mountains leaves you speechless so that you forget to breathe for a moment or two. In addition to the physical and mental preparation, there is a certain aspect of the health that is needed to be considered on the first hand when you make up your mind about the trekking at Chadar.

Trekveda, by efforts of its team, leaves no stone unturned to provide you with the best trekking experience while ensuring your safety as its priority. Here are some vital aspects that Trekveda includes in its checklist to ensure the safety of its trekkers.

Criteria for Fitness Analysis

Trekking at Chadar demands endurance and fitness and those who suffer any kind of physical or physiological ailments are advised not to go for high altitude treks in the beginning. To get assurance about the trekker’s fitness, we comply with certain aspects of the being fit such as BMI (Body Mass Index) along with the fitness proof since we can’t put the trekkers into the risk.

Acclimatization is another important aspect when it comes to getting an adaptation to the climate at the high range treks. A day at rest is not just the rest but a chance to get used to of the place and its habitat.

Monitoring the health is one thing that is conducted regularly during the Chadar trek by the trek leaders which includes the monitoring of your blood pressure, oxygen level and pulse rate. Details of your health during the trek is maintained in the health card on the regular basis. Health card can be collected from the trek leader at the end of the trek.

Medical Kit for High Range Trekking

An ideal medical kit that’s developed for the trekking on Chadar has Blood Pressure Monitor/checker, Stature, Oxygen checker and Oxygen Cylinder coupled up with certain must have medicines, in case of medical emergency:

  • Diamox
  • Dexamethasone
  • Dexamethasone
  • Nifidipine
  • Asthalin Inhaler
  • Syringes

Trekking Equipment for Chadar Trek

Trekveda provides you all the necessary equipment for trekking at Chadar from tents to ropes. In addition to that, our trek leaders also ensure the safety by various safeguards they take from time to time for your safety. Microspikes are provided to attach to your shoes which help you to keep the traction on the snow and make it easier to climb. An additional gaiter is provided to cover the snows which prevent the entering of snow into the shoes. Customized tents are provided to the trekkers which ensure the warmth and temperature 10 degrees higher than the outside coupled up with high-quality sleeping bags which can endure the temperature up to 15 degree Celsius below the freezing point.

Nutrition and Hydration

Trekveda, keep all your nutritional and hydration requirements on its checklist, our trek leaders will guide you to keep your body hydrated on the high altitudes Chadar trek as de-hydration can attract to the severe medical emergencies while trekking.

We provide the highly nutritious meal to energize your body for the trek, however before certain long trails we ensure your nutritional requirements to be fulfilled with some high energy snacks or packaged lunch.

Make sure you keep up with your hydration and nutritional part as this can lead to some fatal consequences for your health.

In case of any symptoms you feel during the trek, don’t ignore or avoid them, immediately inform the trek leader.


What Trekveda has to offer in case of medical emergency like AMS, HAPE or HACE?

In case of medical emergencies, Trek leaders bear the responsibility to get you back to your wellbeing with their training and techniques. Suspecting any physiological disturbance in your body, immediately report to your trek leader as they are trained to face such problems.

Problems like Acute Mountain Sickness can prove fatal at Chadar if not taken into consideration seriously on time. If you face any of the symptoms such as a persistent headache, fatigue or weakness, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, difficulty in sleeping, you shouldn’t let it go or treat it by your own either just inform your trek leader.

Acute mountain sickness is one of the most common yet the fatal problem trekkers face due to a number of reasons, if the problem continues to persist, then you’re advised to come down to the base camp and then to visit the doctor immediately.

People with AMS are treated with a number of medicines such Diamox, Nifedipine etc. coupled up with methods like Triple One Test- where one disprin is given with a litre of water along with the rest for an hour.

While AMS is most common at the high altitudes yet it can’t be risked taken casually as it leads to severe fatal conditions like HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) or HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) which, if not treated on time can lead to a number of serious chronic disorders. These conditions need to not to comply with AMS, they can occur without AMS.

It’s suggested to take every single disturbance into the consideration while you’re on the trek.

However, Trekveda is capable of handling all the medical emergencies with its trained professionals yet there are several things that you need to consider, especially the intake of medicines and the knowledge about their advantages and side-effects. Don’t take medicine yourself if you’re trekking through us, always seek help from the trek leaders, they are trained for such purposes, while in case of being a solo trekker, you should know about the medicines.

Keeping yourself hydrated and nutritionally fulfilled curbs the chances of AMS.


Risk and Response

Difficult treks are more adventurous than easy ones. But going on some High-altitude trek like Chadar without calculating its risk is utter stupidity. Safety of our trekkers is on our highest priority list and we do everything to ensure the safe and enjoyable trek.

But:

Sometimes Due to some unfavourable conditions, Trekkers have to face some problems.

So, here we are talking about some risk involve while trekking and their appropriate response.

People always respond as they have learned. Here you will learn to respond on treks while facing unreliable situations. We listed some “What If situation” and their answers best on years on trekking experience we have.

Risk: Altitude

On high altitude trek, there is a risk of Acute mountain sicknesses like Nausea, Headache and general discomfort. It will not affect everyone but sometimes the new trekker will face HAPE and HACE, which is a part of AMS.

Response: If you feel any of symptoms of AMS or any other discomfort, Inform your trek leader As soon as possible. All the trek leader is trained, they will give you proper measure to ensure your safety on the trek. All the campsite has Oxygen mask, Stretcher and fully equip the first Kid to address the situation like this.

Risk: Weather

Weather is unpredictable in mountains, no one can predict about the weather situation you will face while trekking. So, we always begin trek in favourable trekking conditions.

Response: All the trek leaders are mountaineers, they are the best person to decide if it’s safe to trek further or not. The decision of trek leader will final in bad weather condition.

Risk: Injuries

Treks are not straight as roads do. Your route will be zigzag or up or down. Small Injuries like bruises or leg Sprain are common but serious injuries like major cuts or fracture is rare.

Response: We only work with certified Wilderness as trek leaders. They are trained to handle emergencies and can treat small injuries easily. If any trek member faces serious injuries then they will be taken to the nearest hospital available at that time.

Risk: Lack of Communication

We sometimes face network problems in Big cities, Facing the same issue on treks is undustable Still, we do our best to connect you with your loved ones.

Response: We use walkie-talkies and sometimes runner to communicate between the campsite and Basecamp. You guardian can send a message on base camp and the base manager will convey your message towards you.

Pre-Trek Preparations

Chadar is difficult trek which is suitable for experience trekkers. You need to have at least 2 months physical and mental conditioning.

Trekking at Chadar, for its ever-lasting memories and experience, demands just a few things which involve physical endurance with physiological wellness. Not just the one who’s physically fit would do the magic in trekking but one also needs to be mentally fit as well in order to cope up with the adversities one might have to face during the treks such natural calamities, rains or other unforeseen conditions.

To keep up with such requirements of trekking here are a few things you can do to get yourself physically fit.

Getting to the Chadar trek without proper preparation is something you should never do.


Cardiovascular Exercise

Cardiovascular exercise is one of the most sought-after methods which provides not just the physical endurance but also the strength to withstand any unavoidable circumstances sternly. Trekking at Chadar demands the high endurance which you can develop in a month or two where you need to begin with the jogging or running (only if you could do). This practice needs to be combined with the speed and distance targets. You need to keep on increasing both with the time.

Begin with the small chunks of the targets and gradually increase for the bigger one. For instance,

Begin with a target of completing a distance of 5km in 45 minutes and then gradually increase it to 7 km in the same time and remain stick to this practice until you are able to cover 10 km in 80-90 minutes without fail, at a stretch.

Strength Building Exercise

Another vital area of improvement, you need to work upon. Before you head to the Chadar trek, you need to have the physical strength in order to carry backpacks on the uneven terrains. Considering everything under the sun, you ought to prepare yourself for the core strength. A strength would be making you suffer less than others who don’t prepare before it.

Flexibility

Flexibility in the body is what the trekking demands the most. Carrying the backpacks without flexibility can prove out to be fatal. More the muscles relaxed, easier would be your trekking experience. Carrying a backpack, however light in weight can bring you the unnecessary pain which may spoil your entire trek.

Concentration

To pacify yourself or any other companion, yoga and meditation are the keys. These practices not only give you the mental peace but also provide you with a placid inner conscience which is extremely important in order to withstand the cons during the Chadar trek.

This also improves your decision-making ability in the stressful situations, during the trek.

Fitness Routine Overview

  • Try to cover 5 KM in 45 minutes, When you start preparing.
  • Slowly increase your distance to 7 KM at the same time (45 Minutes). After some time you will get the stamina to run longer. Continue this until you can reach 10 KM in 80 -90 Minute, Then stick to Routine till Trek date.
  • If you are older than 45 years and prefer to walk then Jogging. Then Work on completing 10 KM in 90 Minutes. If Jogging in fine for you then try to cover 5 KM in 40 Minutes, gradually increase you Jogging distance in the same duration.
  • Cycling is fine too for increasing stamina. If you are the one who prefers cycling over Jogging then your target should be to cover 22 KM in 60 minutes.

All the above said exercises will help you stay in good condition to enjoy the trek.

What you need to know about the trek expense

The trek expense of Rs. 18,900 + 5% GST takes care of all expenses of the trek from Leh to Leh.

Here is what the trek fee includes:

  • Accommodation – Stay is included from Day 1 to the last day of the trek. You will be staying in the guest houses of the respective locations & camping on remaining days of the trek.
  • Meals – All meals from to breakfast till last day of the trek are included. We provide simple, nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.
  • Note – You need to bear the cost of food on first day our Leh Guest house.

  • Transportation – Cab charges from Leh airport to guest house is included.
  • Camping Charges – All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.
  • Trekking Equipment – You will stay in high quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. Our high-altitude sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10ºC. We provide ice axes, roped, micro spikes, gaiters etc. as required.
  • Safety Equipment – First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretchers etc. will be available at all campsites to deal with emergencies.
  • Services of an expert Trek Leader – All our trek leaders are qualified in basic / advanced mountaineering courses.
  • Services of an expert Trek Team – The mountain staff on this trek consists of well-trained guides, cooks, helpers and porters.

Here is what the trek fee excludes:

  • Food during transit to and from the base camp – The trek fee does not include meals purchased during the journey to and from the basecamp.
  • Food during the stay at guest house while first and last day of trek.
  • Backpack offloading charges - If you wish to offload your backpack, there will be an additional charge of approx. Rs. 2,000 + 5% GST. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. Suitcases/strollers/duffel bags will not be allowed. Please note that charges will vary for last minute offloading in case you decide to offload your bag after reaching the basecamp (Rs.400 per day inclusive of tax). Online offloading in advance is possible up to two days prior to the trek start date.
  • Stay at Hill Station on the last day
  • Personal expenses of any kind.
  • Anything apart from inclusions.
  • Buffer day – It is mandatory to have this extra day as any bad weather or rain will delay your pass crossing. If buffer day is utilized, you will need to pay Rs. 2,100 + 5% GST. This amount is to be handed over to your trek leader.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Cancellation: In case of trek cancellation due to any natural hazard or any other reason (like rain, strike etc.) Trekveda will undertake the whole responsibility of the amount as per its refund policy. Trekveda will provide its clients with a voucher which can be redeemed for any trek in the next one year.

    Or if you wish to call off the trek voluntarily at the last moment, in this case only the mail requests at [email protected] will be entertained.

    While making a cancellation request, kindly brief the reason in the mail. Cancellation charges will vary as per the request period, which is as follows

    • Prior cancellation 40 days from the start of the trek is 90% refundable.
    • Cancellation between 40 to 20 days from the start of the trek is 45% refundable.
    • Cancellation between 20 to 10 days from the start of the trek is 10% refundable.
    • Cancellation within 10 days from the start of the trek is non-refundable.

    Please Note: In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% (bank charges) from the total fee you have paid. Also, if you have opted for a trek insurance, the amount will not be refunded.

    Note:

    1. Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
    2. In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by Trekveda.
    3. Trekveda holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.
  2. The trek fee includes all costs of the trek from the start at the base camp to the end.
  3. Emergency during trek: In case of medical emergency, the trekker will be taken care at the primary stage since we don’t accompany the doctors during the trek, however our trek leaders are trained for the first-aid treatment. Post the first-aid Trekveda will take the liability to send down the trekker to the nearest basecamp or road head.
  4. Fitness: Before you head to plan a Chadar trek, your body fitness needs to be maintained for the high-altitude Himalayan treks since level of oxygen is considerably low at high ranges, thus proper cardiovascular training is a vital component of pre-trek preparation.
  5. Non-liability: Trekveda is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trek.
  6. Payment: Payment for the trek can be done online through credit/debit card or net banking. Cheque/draft or cash is not accepted.
  7. Drinking and Smoking during the trek is strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be cancelled with immediate effect.

One of the important think you need to know before doing Chadar trek is its temperature. In the daytime, the temperature remains from to zero to -5 and in the night it can go down to -25. So it’s usually freezing cold there throughout the year. Hence in order to get yourself not bothered with the temperature all you need is to keep yourself tuned up with the changing temperate. However our trek leaders are the trained professionals who would let you know about the precautions, but packing woolen cloth accordingly is your responsibility.

The River Zanskar froze in winter, which create a sheet of ice over the river: Hence the name chadar.

The Below freezing point temperature and extreme weather condition are great attraction toward adventurous trekkers.

But, you need proper preparation before going on this trek, as difficult trek are more adventurous but without carrying require things will result in a nightmare.

The Chadar height is what varies with every phase you pass as your approach the Chadar trek, you will acclaim a height of around 14,450 ft. near Zanskar Lake.

Yes, we will provide you the tents and sleeping bags.

Bring Poncho (Rain cover) for your backpack and your own. We will continue on the trail as planned. In the camp sites you will stay under the camps and play games. All the camps are water proof so you will remain dry.

No, these are not available for the rent. You need to carry or purchase them before you head for the trekking. Raincoats and backpacks are a few of the most important things you’d need during the trek provided you are trekking in the rainy seasons.

Trekveda makes its basecamp at Leh. This is one of the most beautiful places that leads to you to the pristine snow-clad areas while letting your relish the vibrancy of nature at large. Leh will lead you to the majestic heights of Chadar which will mesmerize an ecstatic experience of walking on the Frozen Lake.

Our basecamp would be at Leh where you can reach via a flight from Delhi, then take a cab from airtport to guest house in Leh However, planning a trip as per the comfort would make your trek easier and you’d not be exhausted before the real thrill.

Your accommodation at Leh in the beginning and the end at the guest houses where you’d be sharing the rooms with the fellow Trekkers. The stay on the other days will be in the tents which will be provided by the Trekveda. Each tent will be shared by three fellow trekkers however special arrangements can be made on request. A separate tent will be assigned as the toilet room at each campsite. Any additional baggage (without valuables) can be left behind at the Leh.

Yes, but it solely depends up on the difficulty level of the trek, for some treks the age limit is below 10.

Certified and experience trek leader, assistant trek leader, Certified guides, High altitude porter, Co-guide, Cook, Assistant cook, Mules, Mule’s men.

We provide highly nutritious food during the trek. No, it’s generally not advised to carry your own food during the trek but you can carry nuts and dry fruits if required.

The best season to see the snow on Chadar trek is the January and February where you can see a lot of snow-clad you can also witness the fresh snowfall at heights if the climate is favorable but if you’re planning to see the snow at large then the Last week of January and first week of February is best.

There would be a separate tent for the toilet at each campsite. However, there would be no facility to bath during the treks and you need to change the clothes at definite intervals in order to keep up with the hygiene. Maintaining hygiene is extremely necessary during the trek as this may lead to the several fatal problems such as AMS, HAPE and HACE.

Trekking pole is one of the key components as well as companion during the trek. It helps you in balancing through the sloppy treks and slippery streams. Carrying a trekking pole may sound irritating but it’s of major use at the high altitudes.

No, Alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited during the trek under any circumstances. Dizziness and other issues may arise due to alcohol, which may attract number of fatal outcomes that would not be good for your health and would affect the trek experience as well.

Mobile network on this trek will be until Basecamp which is Leh. After that, there is no network coverage.

You need to do at least 3 layers. Wearing a warmer along with the jacket would protect you from the cold.

Yes, we ensure safety of trekker by providing require medicine and regular health checkup. In addition to this, our trek leaders are the trained professionals which are made to defy all the odds during the trek.

The distance of each day would vary as per the campsite location, however, there’s a rough figure of 8-15 Km you need to cover each day during the trek.

Chadar trek is considered as difficult trek which can be done by the experienced trekkers only.

We provide 6 meals a day. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Evening Snacks and Supper. The meals will be nutritious in nature and would give you energy for the trek.

Your basecamp will be your starting point and ending point can be different. You will get this details while booking of every treks respectively.

Trekking Shoes (If don’t have any then bring sports shoes with good grip and have to be water proof), trekking poles, water bottle, sun glasses, poncho, poncho for back packs, Tiffin (Don’t use silver foil).

The sloppy ice treks on chadar trek make it difficult to walk. You can’t risk taking the preparation for physical strength prior to trek for granted as it may cost you losing your best trek experience.

You can book this trek via either ways i.e., directly through our websites or you can mail us your queries and dates for the trek. However booking directly through the website will grant you an added advantage of getting all the information about the trek in detail while on mail your knowledge about the trek will be confined to your level of query about the trek. In addition to this, you can also explore other treks of your choice where you’d love to trek later.

Yes, Trekking shoes is must for this trek.The trekking shoes give you the needful grip while climbing or crossing the water streams. However on the snow, we would provide you with detachable spikes which will help you to stiffen your grip on the icy slopes during the trek. You need to return these micro spikes attached to your shoes to the trek leaders at the end of the trek at the basecamp or prior to that.

We provide you with the vegetarian food that’s full of nutrition that would fulfil all your energy requirements during the trek. We avoid serving junk during the trek as it may lead to gastro-intestinal issues in the trekkers.

Yes, please bring these documents: Parental disclaimer, Medical disclaimer and identity proof (Aadhaar card, Voter ID card, driving license etc.)

No, But certified trek leader will look after your health. Our trek leaders are professionally trained to fight against any medical complications at the primary level.

Yes, you can but we shall not liable be for any of your costly equipment. However, carrying your belongings along with you sounds wiser as you don’t know what demand may arise during the trek and if you don’t want to drag the additional weight while trekking you may opt either of the one. You can opt for offloading which will be charged accordingly.

A batch or group generally consists of 15-18 people. However, there might be the change in numbers as per the availability and due to other reasons.

If you want to offload your backpack, you will have to make a request for offloading a few days before the trek through an email so that arrangement can be made in advance. You will be charged per day for offloading of your backpack. In case you decide to offload on the spot, you may have to pay a higher price than usual.

Yes, of course, we have an acclimatization day on this trek and that would be at Leh where you will be calibrating your bodies by spending time in the nearby locations such as local markets or woods in the vicinity. This will help you to pace up with the climate at the high altitude and thus protect you from any fatal consequences during the take that might happen due to the climate change. A better adaptive body will have the most amazing experience at the trek.

Only the Experience trekker is consider for this trek.

However certain implications are considered by our professionals before accepting the trekkers of age above 50 such as their physical strength and stamina coupled up with any medical condition that may become fatal during the course of trek.

No, this trek required proper fitness and trekking experience will be beneficial. First time trekker will face problems in this trek.

Yes, a separate tent will work as toilet. However you’re advised to maintain the hygiene by using the biodegradable disposable toiletries and keeping the sanitary napkins and other stuffs in separate zipped bags.

No, due to number of unavoidable circumstances we do not arrange any facilities for bathing.

It depends on the trek location and your network providers. However, at some treks, it possible to connect to the people while others are left abandoned by the telecom companies.

No, we don’t entertain such facilities. Only the essential gears are provided to the trekkers during the trek by Trekveda, rest they have to purchase all the needful equipment by their own.

But you can get trekking Shoes and other equipment on rent directly from the marking in Leh.

Returning to the home with the mystical memories would probably be the best feeling after the trek. Your Trek will end at Leh in our guest house, to return you can take a cab to airport to fly to your respective cities.

Water source is natural streams, rivers and water springs in the mountains and it is safe to drink.

Yes, trekking pole is necessary for high altitude treks. Trekking poles provide an additional edge while climbing and support you as an aided limb.

A tent will be shared among the maximum of three people, however a number may vary as per demand or the availability of the treks.

Yes, keeping the privacy as the priority we keep the accommodation for both genders separated. Special cases may be taken into the consideration.

Sudden showers are normal, bring a light rain coat or poncho. This will help you to keep you and your belongings dry which is most important at the higher altitudes.

The total expenses of the trek will be 18900 INR per person. In addition to that an additional of 5% of the GST will be levied on the total cost.

Trek cost include:

  • Cab Charges from Leh airport to Guest house.
  • Stay in Guest house at Leh.
  • Stay and food cost during trek.
  • Fitness checkup while trekking.

Trek cost Exclude:

  • Transportation Charges - Flight and cab charges between to and from basecamp.
  • Food in Leh – You have to bear the cost of food while staying at Guest house in Leh.
  • Offloading charges.
  • All other expenses while travelling.