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  • Trip introduction

    Join us on a trek to the beautiful frozen Zansar river. This is often called the 'Chaddar' trek because of the semblance of this frozen river to a snowy blanket meandering through Ladakh. This is a high intensity trek and is only suitable for those who have significant trekking experience.

    Destination

    Ladakh is famed for its high passes, brackish water lakes, a stunning lunar landscape, a Buddhist culture warped in time, deep blue endless skies, and a landscape that is larger than life. It is an adventure seekers paradise. Many have said Ladakh is the most beautiful place in the world, but we seek a beauty even more surreal and attempt one of the most celebrated, difficult and exquisite trek of the region. We will walk on a frozen river bed, camp near caves along the way and fight the twin difficulties of extreme cold and altitude to get the unique ‘Chaddar’ experience, the walk over the frozen Zanskar River. A route patronized by the people of the Zanskar valley for hundreds of years, as their only contact with the outside world for trade, during the 8 month long freezing winter.

    Destination highlights

    Experience a once-in-lifetime opportunity of trekking on the frozen Zanskar river | Enjoy the spectacular scenery, wild gorges and frozen waterfalls | Delight in the local culture and cuisine

    Activity Details

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    12468

    37.5 hrs

    Trip details
  • Day 01: Arrival in Leh (3500m/11,484 ft.)

    After arrival in Leh, you will need to report to the hotel by 12.00 noon. The day is spent resting at the hotel and a leisurely orientation walk in the evening in the Leh market. To aid acclimatization it is necessary to have plenty of water along with rest. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel in Leh.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Leh

    Leh

    00:00 AM

    Food

    None | Lunch | None | Dinner

    Veg|Non veg|
    Day 02: Leh sightseeing
    Day 03: Drive to Tilat Sumdo (63 km.; 1½ hrs); Trek to Bakula Caves (3180m/10,434 ft.; 2 &fra
    Day 04: Bakula Caves - Paldar Sumdo (3220m/10,565 ft.; 6–7 hrs)
    Day 05: Paldar Sumdo - Dibyokma (3000m/9843 ft.; 4–5 hrs)
    Day 06: Dibyokma – Nerak Pullu (3800m/12,468 ft.; 5–6 hrs)
    Day 07: Rest day at Nerak Pullu
    Day 08: Nerak Pullu - Dibyokma (4–5 hrs)
    Day 09: Dibyokma – Paldar Sumdo (4–5 hrs)
    Day 10: Paldar Sumdo - Tilat Sumdo (6–7 hrs); Drive to Leh (63 km.; 1½ hrs)
    Day 11: Final departure
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  • Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    All the Delhi – Leh flights are scheduled in the early morning hours hence it is advisable to fly to Delhi a day in advance.

    To arrange for the airport transfers, we need a written intimation by mail on [email protected] and the email id. of the concerned salesperson, alongwith your arrival and departure flight details such as flight no., airline name, arrival time and tour name, should reach us atleast 10 days prior to the date of reporting.

    This trek involves walking for 5-6 hours daily at an average pace, but we recommended this trek for people with an extremely good level of physical fitness. The highest altitude that we attain on this tour is 3500m/11,484 ft. We do not recommend this tour to people with chronic problems like epilepsy and those related to blood pressure or heart or diabetes.

    It’s mandatory that all the participants carry a valid photo id.,(driving license, voter Id., passport or Adhar card) for issuance of permits and 2 passport size photographs.

    If the client wishes to hire a porter so that he can walk along with him, then an extra porter can be arranged on the spot for which the client must make an extra payment. The cost for an extra porter will be INR 800/- per day.

    Hand baggage is not allowed on Leh – Delhi flight.

    Day temperatures average minus 13 degress celsius and at night it drops to minus 30 degrees celsius. However the temperatures would vary a lot depending on the season and altitude.

    The tour involves exposure to extreme cold temperature upto minus 30 degrees celsius, causing cold injuries and sickness. One must exercise caution and protect themselves from these temperatures. The trek is on a frozen river at high altitude and the maximum height reached will be approx. 3500m. Acute mountain sickness (AMS) can be caused due to high altitudes. The AMS may be avoided by taking precautions. The high altitude can cause Acute Mountain Sickness and may
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    • Trekking Chaddar Frozen River Leh Adventure
    • Trekking Chaddar Frozen River Leh Adventure
    • Trekking Chaddar Frozen River Leh Adventure
    • Trekking Chaddar Frozen River Leh Adventure
    • Trekking Chaddar Frozen River Leh Adventure
    • Trekking Chaddar Frozen River Leh Adventure
    • Trekking Chaddar Frozen River Leh Adventure
    • Trekking Chaddar Frozen River Leh Adventure
    • Trekking Chaddar Frozen River Leh Adventure
    • Trekking Chaddar Frozen River Leh Adventure
    • Trekking Chaddar Frozen River Leh Adventure
    • Trekking Chaddar Frozen River Leh Adventure
    • Trekking Chaddar Frozen River Leh Adventure
    • Trekking Chaddar Frozen River Leh Adventure
    • Trekking Chaddar Frozen River Leh Adventure
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation: Leh: In a Classic category hotel on twin sharing basis (centrally heated rooms). On the Trek: In a camping tent on twin sharing basis.

    • Food: All meals including lunch on day 1 to breakfast on day 11. Meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner only.
    • Travel: Transfers and sightseeing in SUV/MUV.
    • Others: Complimentary sack, cap and duffel bag. Monument visit fees. Necessary porterage and camping equipment on the trek. Hire charges for Sleeping Bags & Feather Jacket. One experienced tour leader from “Countryside Adventure Holidays Pvt. Ltd.” and local guide(s).

    Excludes

    • Government Service Tax as applicable

    • Travel to and from Leh
    • Camera fees
    • Any expenses of personal nature such as mineral water, laundry, liquor, etc.
    • Any kind of insurance such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation, etc.
    • Tips to driver, guide, hotel staff, etc.
    • Any extra costs incurred due to extension/change of the itinerary because of natural calamities, flight delays, road blocks, vehicle breakdown etc. factors beyond the control of “Countryside Adventure Holidays Pvt. Ltd.” and its associates.

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Not to wear -

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication only
    • We carry a first aid or medical kit