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Chadar Trek - The Frozen River Trek - 9 Day Expedition provided by Thrillophilia

Chadar Trek - The Frozen River Trek - 9 Day Expedition

Chadar Trek - The Frozen River Trek - 9 Day Expedition
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The journey starts at the mountain town of Leh. The only way to reach Leh is by flight and is surrounded by snow giving it a completely white look. One can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped mountains from the flight as it descends toward Leh which is located at 11,123 ft above sea level. The trek is over the Zanskar River which lies frozen during the winter. One will be crossing this frozen space in 5 days after acclimatizing for 3 days prior and pass through frozen waterfalls, high mountain walls, old caves and white trail never seen before. Stay in the tents overnight and do not forget to re-fill self with delicious hot meals in between. One can add this trek in their memory book and cherish an almost impossible task for the rest of their life. Duration: 9 Days Grade: Difficult Max Altitude: 11,123 Ft. Approx Trekking Km: 62 Kms.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Important information
Inclusions
Dinner • Breakfast • Breakfast • Lunch • Lunch • Dinner • Breakfast • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Breakfast • Lunch • Lunch • Dinner • Dinner • Camp stay and Vegetarian Meals while on trek- Breakfast on day 4 to celebratory dinner on day 8 • We focus on your safety, basic comforts while camping. • Sleeping Bag-One with a temperature range of -15 to -20 and another of -10. • Good Quality Sleeping Tents so the cold doesn’t bite. • Thick Camping Mattresses to provide good insulation from cold ground. • Kitchen Tents with proper dining arrangements • Toilet Tents pitched at the campsite. • First aid kits, Oxy Meter (our guides are certified in handling first aid situations) • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff. • Transport from Leh to Road head (on Day4) and return (on Day8) • Porters for carrying common equipment (like rations/tents/utensils/groceries) • Facility of keeping extra luggage at Leh. • Handpicked Supporting Staff to ensure high safety, accurate information and personal attention. • Because the trek takes place at high altitude, an oxygen cylinder will be carried throughout trek. • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Bottled water
Exclusions
Any Meals & Transportation when in Leh • Personal trekking equipment – like Gum Boots, trekking poles • Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation • As per J&K Government and ALTOA norms, mentioned below FEE will be applicable to all the Trekkers, This Fee may vary: Wildlife tax, Environment Tax, Forest Permits and camping charges of INR 2000/-. ALTOA Fee, including SNM Medical Check up assistance, Trek insurance Fee, ALTOA NoC etc of INR 3000/ • Porter to carry personal luggage. • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head price Includes. • Airfare • Cost of transport, meals and stay if in case you leave the trek in between and return to Leh before the schedule arrival on Day 8 • Pickup and drop from airport • Purchases of personal natures (like mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc) • Room Heaters at Guest House in Leh on Day 1 (We suggest not to use the room heaters as the same dehydrate the body and your body won’t get acclimatize to gear up for the Chadar trek) • GST @ 5% • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like change in flight and train schedule; cancellation of flights/trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, etc
Duration
9 days
Departure details
Location Name: Leh, Ladakh
Leh, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
Inclusions
Dinner • Breakfast • Breakfast • Lunch • Lunch • Dinner • Breakfast • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Breakfast • Lunch • Lunch • Dinner • Dinner • Camp stay and Vegetarian Meals while on trek- Breakfast on day 4 to celebratory dinner on day 8 • We focus on your safety, basic comforts while camping. • Sleeping Bag-One with a temperature range of -15 to -20 and another of -10. • Good Quality Sleeping Tents so the cold doesn’t bite. • Thick Camping Mattresses to provide good insulation from cold ground. • Kitchen Tents with proper dining arrangements • Toilet Tents pitched at the campsite. • First aid kits, Oxy Meter (our guides are certified in handling first aid situations) • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff. • Transport from Leh to Road head (on Day4) and return (on Day8) • Porters for carrying common equipment (like rations/tents/utensils/groceries) • Facility of keeping extra luggage at Leh. • Handpicked Supporting Staff to ensure high safety, accurate information and personal attention. • Because the trek takes place at high altitude, an oxygen cylinder will be carried throughout trek. • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Bottled water
Exclusions
Any Meals & Transportation when in Leh • Personal trekking equipment – like Gum Boots, trekking poles • Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation • As per J&K Government and ALTOA norms, mentioned below FEE will be applicable to all the Trekkers, This Fee may vary: Wildlife tax, Environment Tax, Forest Permits and camping charges of INR 2000/-. ALTOA Fee, including SNM Medical Check up assistance, Trek insurance Fee, ALTOA NoC etc of INR 3000/ • Porter to carry personal luggage. • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head price Includes. • Airfare • Cost of transport, meals and stay if in case you leave the trek in between and return to Leh before the schedule arrival on Day 8 • Pickup and drop from airport • Purchases of personal natures (like mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc) • Room Heaters at Guest House in Leh on Day 1 (We suggest not to use the room heaters as the same dehydrate the body and your body won’t get acclimatize to gear up for the Chadar trek) • GST @ 5% • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like change in flight and train schedule; cancellation of flights/trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, etc
Departure details
Location Name: Leh, Ladakh
Leh, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
Duration
9 days
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
You will be landing at the Leh airport which is one of the most picturesque airports that you would come across. Just before the touchdown time, you'll be greeted with the entire range of snow-capped peaks that will surely get you wonderstruck. It's important to keep your warmies handy as you'll fell the sudden drop in temperature as soon as you arrive at the Leh airport.
A jacket, woolen gloves and a woolen cap is a necessity. After reaching the guesthouse you will be given enough time to relax and acclimatize to the conditions. It is also important to keep your body hydrated by increasing the intake of fluids that will help to maintain your body temperature.
Keeping in mind the health problems that trekkers are facing (AMS), as per the new regulations applied, anyone doing the Chadar Trek should be atleast spending three days in Leh to get your body fully acclimatize to the weather conditions. It is irrevocable and it is important that it is strictly followed by every trekker. You can spend the day by shopping at the Leh Market.
It is very important that you get used to the cold temperature in Leh because the temperature will only tend to fall as you start walking on the frozen Zanskar. From the end of January to mid-February, the temperature can be anything between -10 to -15 degrees during the day. It is advisable that you avoid visiting places which are at a higher altitude. Crosscheck you essentials before going to bed.
As per the J&K Government guidelines, on Day 3 All the Trekkers must get a Medical Check up done at Sonam Norbhu Memorial Hospital. After clearance of Medical Officer only, Wildlife permits, Insurance and other necessary documents will be issued to Trekkers
Before starting the trek today if you feel like opting out from the trek then you have a easy escape to “Flavor of Winter Ladakh" (only first 5 people and opt out)
Walking with you gumboots on will definitely be a challenge in the initial stage. Understanding the ice patterns will take time, slowly but steadily you will know which surface is fragile and which is trustworthy. There are multiple number of ice surfaces that you would come across while walking on the mighty Zanskar and as you start walking you will know more about it.
Planting your foot will be important in most of the cases, you can check for the ice for its steadiness with your walking stick before stepping on it wholeheartedly. A small and light backpack will help as you will able to manage your body weight in an effective mannerYou will head toward the first campsite of the Trek, Gyalpo.
Chadar is one such trek where you are not gaining altitude in quick successions. Slowly but gradually from Gyalpo to Tibb Cave (6-7 hours), you will be gaining an altitude of 300ft. After spending a cold night in the tent at Gyalpo get done with your breakfast that will re-energize your senses in the morning.
The much needed hot cup of tea will be special in such frosty conditions. As you start heading to the next campsite which is Tibb Cave, this trek route has some of the most eye-catching frozen waterfalls that you'll see. Waterfalls that stand frozen in time. The source of some of these frozen waterfalls is still unknown and there are a lot of myths amongst the villagers.
The mighty Zanskar will be flowing all along with you on the trail and the emerald green water will have a smoothing effect. You will be served lunch midway to Tibb cave. After walking for a couple of hours you'll come across different rock patterns along the way which look artistic when the sun rays fall on them making their way from behind the clouds. You will be camping near the Tibb cave which is surrounded by dry sand.
Porter to carry the personal luggage (max 10 Kg) : INR 4500
Porter to carry the personal luggage & to be your personal companion throughout the trek: INR 8500.
Own a Brand New a Sleeping Bag of temperature Range -10: INR 2500
Personal Oxygen Can of 500 ml (6 L oxygen):INR 650 per piece
Experience of trekking or good fitness level.
The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 45 minutes without a stress.
The climber should be able to carry a 10 kg backpack.
Heart problem, high blood pressure, asthma, and epilepsy cannot be reconciled on this mission. The climber must not have the conditions mentioned above
How to Reach
By Air:
Flying over miles and miles of heavily snowed mountains will tell you just why it’s impossible to reach Ladakh by road in the winters. Jet Airways, Air India and Go Air provide daily (once every day) flight service between New Delhi and Leh. However if you plan a trip to this area of the country, you must try to book your tickets well in advance.
This might even cut down the prices which may be levied on booking at the last time. You would enjoy the flight as you would fly over many untouched areas and even some mountain ranges. The aerial view is just fascinating and gives a great start to your tour.
Trek Essentials:
Basics Gear:
Backpack & rain cover- (50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Daypack + rain cover- 20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stick- Advisable (At least one)
Head torch- 1 Nos. (Hand torch would be an alternative)
Water bottle/Hydration pack- 2 bottles of one litre each (People who use hydration pack) (1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one litre)
Snacks- Energy bars, dry fruits, electoral/ors
Personal Medical Kit- Consult your doctor
Be comfy at the trek
Trek pants- 2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
T-shirts- 2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts- 1 Nos
Fleece jacket- 1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather jacket- 1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof jacket & pant 1 Pair
Thermal inners-1 Pair
Poncho-1 Nos
Personal Utilities
Sunscreen cream
Hand sanitizer
Moisturiser
Antibacterial powder
Lip balm
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Toilet Paper & wipes
Quick dry towel
Think about your head
Sun cap- 1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap-1 Nos.
Balaclava-1 Nos.
Neck-gaiters- 1 Nos.
Sunglasses (Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.)
People who wear spectacles-
Use contact lenses. (Not for Chadar trek)
Photo chromatic glasses.
Mind your step
Trekking shoes -1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops (1 Pair (Optional))
Cotton socks- 4 pairs
Woollen socks- 2 pairs
Gumboots-Compulsory for this trek
Person who fails in the medical test will not be allowed to go for the trek
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
7 stops
Day 1
Reporting day at Leh
Day 2
Acclimatization day
Day 3
Medical check-up day
Day 4
Leh to Shingra koma via Chilling...
Day 5
Gyalpo to Tibb Cave
Day 6
Tibb Cave to Nerak
Day 7
Nerak – Tibb Cave
Day 8
Tibb Cave to Shingra Yokma via...
Day 9
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Jayesh Panchal
Indore, India3 contributions
Booked chadar trek tour from Thrillophilia
Jun 2021
For the very first time, I went on a trek like this. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Through all of this, I realized myself. I realized how wonderful the earth is. All of the other trekkers, as well as the support staff, were accommodating. Despite the bitter cold, the warmth I experienced from all of them enabled me to endure that's all happen appropriately because of Thrillophilia chadar trek members.
Written July 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pankaj Rana
15 contributions
Chadar trek
Chadar Trek.... was a JULLEY(Greeting in Ladakhi) to SHABE JUU (Thank You) journey for me, because I was welcomed and greeted at every point of my journey and was thankful to each one of them. My first contact point for chadar was Thrillophilia and for me Satya from Thrillophilia, as he was informative, supportive and demonstrative. He gave us all the necessary information related to our trek, gears, acclimatisation, shopping point, food joint etc. He has been very supportive and always reachable to us, moreover he demonstrated all the requirements to us. Coming back to the trek it welcomes you with different flavours like breathtaking views, amazing sunrise and sunset, majestic and gigantic mountains, freezing cold wind whistling in your ear, white blanket of ice (CHADAR), pure and serene Zanskar river water, frozen waterfall, camping, last but not the least is your amazing crew and team members. It’s not just a trek but a journey to cherish through out your life. I would like to thank Thrillophilia for helping people realising their dream and gift them lifetime memories. Keep rocking guys.
Written May 9, 2020
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Gauri
11 contributions
Excellent
Jan 2020 • Solo
I went for such kind of a trek for a very first time.it was such an amazing experience.i discovered myself through this.i came to know how beautiful world is.all the co-trekkers ,all the management staff were extremely cooperative.though temperature was extremely cold, warmth i received from all of them helped me to survive.
I leaned the importance of water,food and people who are taking constant efforts to provide the best of all..
Best experience Ever.😊
Written May 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Abhishek Reddy
1 contribution
Not as much as expected, but overall its a good experience.
Jan 2020 • Solo
The experience was very good sometimes and tough the other times. Overall i can rate its a good experience.
Written May 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bittu C
1 contribution
Chadar trek Feb 2020 batch
Feb 2020 • Friends
It was amazing experience. Chadar Trek is in one of the harshest weather conditions but Hanif bhai, Tondup bhai and rest of the team made it much smoother for us. Trek has always been on my list, I'm glad I completed it and even got to attend first season of Chadar festival. I liked the planning made by the operator to acclimatize whole group. We were provided hotel stay in beautiful stock village which was in higher altitude than Leh. They made sure that our water bottles never gets empty of hot water. Skillful Cooke provided us best quality and variety food possible on Trek ( paneer, pasta, macaroni and even cake :P). I would like to appreciate thrillophilia as well which kept timely communication to share all necessary details.
Written May 4, 2020
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Vikram Kannan
1 contribution
Chadat Trek 2020
Jan 2020
It was a great once in a life time experience. Thrillophilia ensures everything is well coordinated. The accomdations were perfect. The food given was good. The actual trek was terrific and they had enough people as part of the porter crew to ensure everything flowed smooth and in time.

They are very timely with their reminders and they line up all required information kits and other items.

You guys rock
Written May 1, 2020
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Anand kumar singh
3 contributions
Chadar, jan 2020
Jan 2020 • Solo
Good organised team & all kind of assistance from Thrillophilia from day 1 till execution of the trek.
Safety was the priority, apart from that the guide were humble & helpful during 5 days of chadar trek.
Written April 23, 2020
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Pallavi
2 contributions
Memorable experience
Jan 2020 • Solo
Julley! This trek was an awesome experience for me. I was sceptical as i was a solo female traveler but people in Thrillophilia were very helpful during the whole planning. Later on Kavish singh and Rizwan Khan along with the local operator - Ladakh Ride Adventures gave us an awesome experience. In the entire trek our guide - Tamchus was amazingly helpful. This is not an easy trek. But the journey was smooth because of all these factors and the people who joined us.
Written April 21, 2020
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Hemendra Kateja
Jaipur, India10 contributions
Chadar Trek 2020
Feb 2020 • Solo
Hi My name is Hemendra Kateja, I live in Jaipur, Rajasthan. My Chadar Trek was one of the unimaginable and most memorable trek. I went with my friend Nikhlesh for this incredible trekking adventure in February 2020.



We both were very excited for this trek as we already mesmerised with chadar trek footage that we saw in several vlogs on youtube.



We invested a lot of money in trekking gears and in other stuff because we were very keen to see the Chadar. I have heard a lot about the beauty of the Zanskar River but when I reached there it was much more amazing and I fell in love with the mesmerizing views of Zanskar Valley.



We leave from Jaipur to Delhi on 31st Jan 2020, and reached delhi around 3:30 AM on 1st Feb 2020,



Our flight was at 6:20 AM from IGI Airport Delhi. We both already pre booked our window seats to experience the aerial view of Magnificent Himalaya Peaks.



After experiencing aerial view of Magnificent Himalaya Peaks we landed on the land of LAMA.

Pilot announced that the current temperature of leh is -16, and we were eager to experience that kind of cold temperature, so we put out a woolen cap and gloves before getting out of the plane.



From 10 degrees (Delhi) to -16 degrees (Leh) was teeth chattering cold. Reaching on a Leh Airport we took our luggage and moved towards the exit.

Our tour operators were waiting outside with placards and welcoming gestures. We met Mr. Dorjay. He drove us to the guest house which was situated in STOK which was 15-20 Km away from Leh. We met Rovit Singla. He also came here for the Chadar trek and he was part of our Trekkers group.



We reached our Guest House “Skitsal Guest House”. Staff gave us a warm welcome as we were first to arrive from the group. There was a Dog “Shadow”, he also came to us and started sniffing, so now we were now officially roam around out of fear. Arrangements were very good which were made for us by the team.



We met Mr. Tenzing and other staff too. After a couple of hours we met with 3 other trekkers of the group (Bittu, Shishank & Shubham) at Skitsal Guest House



After an hour Abdul & Vikash also joined the group as a trekker. The Trip coordinators “Kavish Rathore” and “The Bearded Traveller” Visited to the Guest house and started the introduction session and also briefed us about chadar trek and do’s and dont’s during the trekk.



They told us not to exert ourselves on the first day as we were already feeling heavy while breathing because we were still not acclimatized to the leh environment.



Second Day, Tenzing took us for a small trek around the village and Buddha Stupa which was around 3 km from the Guest House. We enjoyed Kids dance Performances also which was happening in school nearby. Then we went to have authentic Laddakhi local food. We had Kahwa, Butter Tea, Ladakhi Bread, Fried Momo & steamed momo with Pasta. We also tried a local Wine called “Chaang”.



After an exciting visit to a village four people have decided to visit Ice Stupa & Shanti Stupa, So we asked Tanzing to arrange a Taxi for four of us so we can visit these places.



We Visited visit Ice Stupa & Shanti Stupa and came back around 8PM. We had Dinner and and slept early as tomorrow was our Health checkup and Chadar trek Registration. Tonight we asked to sleep in the camps rather than rooms.



Next Day we left for the Health checkup and Chadar Trek Registration and all of the group members passed the health test and we got a green flag to go on chadar trek.



From Leh Market we brought Gumboots & Trekking Pole. Some of our group members also brought some hot jackets and gloves. Tonight again we asked to sleep in the camps rather than rooms. From tomorrow our trek was going to start in the actual manner.





Trek Day 1: On the first day of trek, we started with a thrilling ride to Shingra koma (Starting point of Chadar trek) via Tilad Do, Chilling and Nimmu. Passing through the high mountains was a bit scary but we had a wonderful driver with us.



We met our 2 guides Hanif and Tundup, they taught us how to walk on different types of ice.The day got colder as we reached Shingra Koma. Our Helpers cooked soupy maggi for us followed by the tea and cookies. It was our first-day of trekking in Zanskar. We had to cover around 5 km today. Be careful while you walk on the ice as it will be very slippery at times. At first, I was a bit nervous to walk on the ice but as we continued I was able to walk but steadily. I fell on ice in the very first hour of chadar trek. Nikhlesh leg slipped twice in cold water on the very first day and the whole shoe got frozen within 5 - 10 minutes. Today almost every one slipped and fell on ice multiple times.



We reached our First campsite at Gylapo by evening and porters and cooks were already there and they served us hot tea and snacks followed by Dinner. The campsite was very beautiful and we could see the mountains on all sides. Temperature dropped significantly at night while we were in sleeping bags. Hanif told us that there is a possibility that we might not get permission to move to tibb cave because chadar has been broken before Tibb cave and there are 2 groups stuck at tibb cave and army guys are trying to get them out safely.



Trek Day 2: On the second day of trek, we had our morning tea and delicious breakfast, and we were waiting for the update of the trekking association that we can proceed to tibb cave or not. We noticed that many groups decided to move to tibb cave without a backpack because they thought that they have to come back eventually. But our guides Hanif & Tundup decided that we have to take risk and take our backpacks and then go to tibb cave, so if there is any possibility to reach tibb cave we will attempt that and it will save our whole day too.



We started our trekking from Gylapo to Tibb Cave. Today was a big day for us as we had to cover around 15 km. We started trekking through the deep ravines of Zanskar, and the day was a bit colder as there was no sunlight at all. We noticed the place where 2 groups got rescued, because there was a rope tide to make a path for trekkers. Chadar breaks and forms very quickly in these cold conditions , so we were very lucky to get a chance to walk on solid ice. We saw many caves and frozen waterfalls. We reached Tibb cave at our camp site. We explored the tibb cave where porters were preparing for the bonfire. We also enjoyed the warmth of the bonfire. We had a wonderful dinner with some roti and a sabji.



Before going to bed we noticed that there were very few people reached here for camping, because in morning they decided to stay in the camps in Gyalpo.We were in confusion that could we move to Nerak Village tomorrow or not, But Hanif came to us and gave us a good news that because tomorrow and day after tomorrow there is Chadar Festival at Nerak village ,so officials gave permission to open trekk to nerak.



Hanif told us that Chadar condition is very bad so we need to leave early in the morning so we don't experience broken chadar. We took some night mode shots on our camera and went to those suffocating tents and sleeping bags.



Trek Day 3: On the third day of trek, Today we had to trek from Tibb cave to Nerak Village. Morning started a bit early for us. The first time on the journey we woke up around 6 and had wakeup tea, and had our breakfast and we left for Nerak Village around 7:30AM.



As we started trekking we came across many Junipers and prayer flags tied on a twig. It was such a beautiful sight. Within an hour we faced a broken chadar and our guides helped us and guided us to cross the broken chadar where water was at knee level. We changed our wet socks very fast.



We also came across a huge broken waterfall on our way to the camp. We had to walk slowly as few of the paths were a bit slippery.Hanif and Tundup decided to setup camp 5 km before nerak village so we can save our whole day while going back to leh.



Just before reaching the camp site I had a great fall on a chadar when I slipped very badly and I hit my shoulder and head on rock solid chadar. I must say i was very lucky that head gears came out as a saviour and they saved my head, but unfortunately i hit my shoulder and now it was very painful to walk with that heavy rucksack backpack.



We reached our campsite and had tea and snacks, I applied a fast pain relieving spray on the shoulder and put our bags in the camps and moved towards nerak village.At that particular moment for fraction of second i thought i can't do that and i need rest, but that what i learned in this trip is to push your limit and challenge your body.



I started again with that painful shoulder. Now I reduced my speed of walk because somewhere in my mind there was fear of falling again on the chadar. That thought was not going and I tried many times. Beautiful landscapes distracted my mind and I forgot my pain. We saw a hot water spring on the journey of the trek. We took a rest for lunch and from this point we could also see the Narek village and some stupas. Our trek leader Hanif & tundup was really helpful throughout the journey.



After having lunch we moved to Nerak Village and we saw the grand canyon of Nerak and the mighty Nerak frozen waterfall. We clicked pictures on the frozen waterfall and then we moved to nerak village where the Chadar festival was happening.



We saw the local people wearing their traditional woollen Gonchas. It was such a wonderful view to see how these people have adjusted to the biting cold here



Chadar village people welcomed us very warmly, they started traditional dance with traditional songs of nerak, Drums were so in sync with songs and the echo of music in the valley was an epic experience. After Half hour of enjoyment we took our leave and started moving towards our camp. We came across many pug marks of foxes.



After reaching our camp, the pain in my shoulder started irritating me and I was not able to do normal work. Today clouds covered the sky and it was too windy, so because of that we were feeling so cold and our hands and palm were getting numb. Here Hot water bag saved us in this horrible situation.



Trek Day 4: On the third day of trek, Today we had to trek from Narek camp to Gylapo via Tibb Cave which was basically our return journey. And today we have to go more than 15 km I guess. IN the morning we woke up many times because of the windy weather and stage noise on our tents. After we woke up we found out that it was snowing, and everywhere there was a layer of snow. We had Tea and breakfast and moved towards Gyalpo. After we started our trek within 10 mins snow started falling again and this was the cherry on the cake of the journey, that we experienced trek in snow fall too. The morning was very cold when we started. We reached Tibb cave very fast and then we pushed our speed to reach Gyalpo camp. Everyone was very tired that they wanted to reach leh asap. But we need to spend one more night in the tents.



We reached so early to Gylapo that we had enough time to explore nearby places, we took rest in sunshine and then we saw local blue sheeps, did some photography and then moved to the dining area.



As this was our stay of trekk, so all the group of trekkers started playing dumb share arts and time flew by, we had great fun , laughs. We became good friends during the course of our journey. Then a hot dinner was served by the helpers and then we were surprised that all the crew members prepared a delicious and beautiful cake. Hanif and Tundup and all our crew came together and shared their experience of the trek, ever one were very emotional and happy at the same moment that they have achieved a milestone.



We had a bonfire and sang songs and we danced together. Today's temperature was not that harsh.That night was the best night of the whole trek. We went to our sleeping bags and tent for the last time.







Trek Day 5 : We were almost coming to an end of our trek. Today we had to trek from Gylapo to Shingra Koma. We started the trek for the last time, and as we know that our group is very fast so everyone expected that in 2 hours we will reach Shingra Koma. But as i previously said that Chadar is unpredictable. Last night it was not that cold, so because of that after 15 mins of trek we saw that there is no chadar present anymore and there is water everywhere, and the mountains were very steep that we cannot walk through.



We were in huge confusion as our travellers were already waiting for us at the pickup point as Shingra Koma. We thought adventure was over for us on the last day but wait now we have to climb the 30 Feet mountain and then cross the valley from the mountains. How interesting and it was very dangerous too.



Nikhlesh, Abdul and Ashish already climbed and reached on the top of the hill, I started to climb and slowly and steadily everyone climbed that hill. This was so much thrill and fun. We threw rope and the remaining group climbed the hill very soon.



Thanks to Hanif Bhai and Tundup for making our trek such an awesome one. We were the first group who reached nerak from thrillophilia this season. We reached our pickup point and took a sigh of relief.



We Stopped at Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib Ji and thanked god for the success of the Chadar trek and then we had langar prasad and moved towards leh city.



We checked in our guesthouse Palam Hills Guest House. We took a bath after a week and then we went to leh market, and brought souvenirs for my friends and family. We enjoyed a bonfire with drinks and then we had dinner together and started packing our bags as we all have early morning flights.



Today was our last day at Leh, we were ready for our return journey. We took our flight back home. We had the best time doing this incredible trek, a must do trek for all the adventure seekers, you will just love everything about this trek. Just remember to wear thermals and wear gumboots during the trek. You can buy them at Leh on your first day itself. We click a lot of pictures to cherish these memories. Huge thanks to team Thrillophilia and Kavish and The bearded Traveller. Thanks to all crew members and especially Hanif & Tundup, Keep rocking guys.

Special thanks to my Team Nikhlesh, Abdul, Ashish, Bittu, Viskash, Rovit, Shubham and Shishank."
Written April 18, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sandhya
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Chadar trek
Jan 2020 • Solo
It was life time experience , amazing trek , like the fact that we were kept 1 night in hotel without heater and then 2 nights in tent before actual trek started so our body get acclimatise with the extreme cold there.
Only advise to Organizer is more clear communication in terms of point of contacts and itinerary. And make the WhatsApp group atleast 1 week in advance with poc so we can have our doubts clear.
Also the view of our forest hotel stay was amazing but food wasn’t that great and Rooms and Bathrooms were not that clean. Understand that we need to be camping so we need to experience worst but kindly check with respective hotel on higene and cleanliness .
Advice to traveller would be to not listen to negativity of others groups for this trek as we all have our own unique experience and should enjoy the while trek to ours fullest without getting our morals down!!
Written April 18, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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