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Chadar Frozen River Ice Trek 2020, Ladakh
Chadar Frozen River Ice Trek 2020, Ladakh

9D/8N

Leh

About the Activity:Ladakh has always captivated visitors with its magical charm and beauty. Be it the picturesque mountain peaks, azure lakes or the challenging trekking trails, this scenic valley is known for all.While during the summers, the region adorns the most vibrant colour of the nature, during the winters it is embraced with heavy snowfalls that cuts off the entire region from the rest of the world.Nestled deep within the whirly passages of the snow-clad mountains, this frozen river also entices thousand of trekkers from different corners of the world. Popularly known as the 'Chadar Trek' due to the formation of the thick blanket of the snow, it is considered as one of the challenging as well as tricky treks in the world. When this happens, the only way to continue with the trek is to hike through the snowy rocks and boulders besides the river. Temperature Range: 15 to 20 degrees (during the day) and -25 to -35 degrees (during the night)
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Stok Kangri Trek, Ladakh 2020 | Book Now @ Flat 10% off Best Seller
Stok Kangri Trek, Ladakh 2020 | Book Now @ Flat 10% off

9D/8N

Leh

Thrillophilia Exclusive: (Available only to trekkers who have booked with Thrillophilia)Departure Dates:July: 27August: 3,4,10,19,24,31September: 7About the Stok Kangri Trek:If you are ready to accomplish the high altitude Stok Kangri trekking expedition, then here is a wonderful opportunity. The 9 day Stok Kangri trek package will be starting as you reach Leh on the first day and acclimatization is the crucial part of any Ladakh trek. Especially when you are prepared to do Stok Kangri trek, then this is mandatory. The trek starts with a walk to Stok Village firstly which will surely present before you the best sights of the village life. Chang Ma being the destination for the start day of the trek to Stok Kangri, it would be giving you the proper welcome to get enthralled by the nourished scenery. The whole trek passes through the barren grey landscape of Ladakh. Mankhorma, the Base Camp and the training days are the next targets on the expedition. After going through numerous green filled patches and chilling water bodies, you will reach Stok Kangri. The route will take you through multiple glaciers and steep slopes until you reach the summit ridge. You will be trekking on an average of 9-12 hours every day for fulfilling the dream trek to Stok Kangri. After completing the trek, you will be returning through the same route and reach Leh and wind up the exotic expedition with plenty of good memories.About the Destination:Stok Kangri trek has a magnificent attracting power so that those who have not done any high altitude treks before will also wish to climb this highest trek-able summit located at a height of about 20100 feet. The pathways to Stok Kangri Peak show us multiple thrilling sights including the lofty mountains in the Himalayas and it is a dreamlike destination for all adventure admirers. It is considered to be one of the most fascinating places in India and Ladakh is the parent of this high peak.It gained popularity very recently due to the adventure and tremendous excitement it imposes to each trekker come its way. The deserted surroundings and the trails with plenty of ridges contribute a lot to make the entire region look amazing. When it comes to winter, Stok Kangri starts embracing beauty unlike any other high altitude possible can do with the help of thick snow cover all around it. From the summit, you will see the whole of Zanskar and the Indus Valley very clearly.Quick Facts About Stok Kangri Trek:Temperature: The temperature varies from -20 to 10 degrees. Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes.Trekking Distance:  40kmMaximum Altitude: 20,100 Ft.Stok Kangri Trek Difficulty Level: DifficultStok Kangri Trek Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at LehAirport: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, LehBase Camp: Leh
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Chadar Trek 2021, Ladakh - Frozen River Trek Book @ ₹19,500 Featured
Chadar Trek 2021, Ladakh - Frozen River Trek Book @ ₹19,500

9D/8N

Leh

Available Group Departure for Chadar Trek:January and Feburary 2021: SOLD OUT: 12,19,23,29, Jan and 1st Feb and 3rd FebVery Few Slots left: 10,13,18,24,25,26 in JanuaryOpen Slots:11,14,15,16,20,21,22,31 January2, 3, 7 FeburaryHighlights of Chadar Trek 2021:- Ladakh has always captivated visitors with its magical charm and beauty. Be it the picturesque mountain peaks, azure lakes or the challenging trekking trails, this scenic valley is known for all. - While during the summers, the region adorns the most vibrant colors of nature, during the winters it is embraced with heavy snowfalls that cut off the entire region from the rest of the world. - Explore this serene place with our Ladakh tour packages and gift your loved ones a memorable journey that you can cherish for a lifetime.- Nestled deep within the whirly passages of the snow-clad mountains, this frozen river also entices thousand of trekkers from different corners of the world. - Popularly known as the 'Chadar Trek' due to the formation of the thick blanket of the snow, it is considered as one of the challenging as well as tricky treks in the world. - In some places, there may be cracks in the ice and when this happens, the only way to continue with the trek is to hike through the snowy rocks and boulders beside the river. Thrillophilia Exclusive: (Available only to trekkers who have booked with Thrillophilia)Option to change the tour plan:Till day 3, if you feel that you can’t do this trek or the govt. bodies declare you unfit for the trek, don’t get disheartened as the first 5 trekkers from the group can opt for an alternate package “Flavour of Ladakh” at no additional cost.(To know more, hit the Send Enquiry button and get in touch with the trek expert)About the Destination:Ladakh is the home to numerous natural wonders, but the most precious gift bestowed upon this magical land is the Chadar Trek. The ultimate thrill of walking upon the frozen waters of the Zanskar river in extremely low temperatures sets this trek apart in the list of extreme adventures. Adding grace to the beauty of Ladakh with its unique adventure experience, the Chadar Trek 2021 has the kind of charm that is second to no other adventure.The frozen Zanskar river trek is actually a connecting link between the villages of Zanskar Valley and the town of chilling in Ladakh and acts as the only and the most stable way of staying connected to the rest of world for the people here in the months of extreme winter. Passing through the deep valley, the frozen river is bounded by huge walls of mountains on both sides, making a person feel like walking amidst high castle walls. Frozen Waterfalls, flowing green river on the trek, the cold temperatures, and the warm smiles of the local Ladakhis who are going by their normal day are the elements that make the Chadar Lake and in fact, all of Ladakh a beautiful paradise to visit. Located in the midst of two great mountain ranges of the world, the Himalayas and the Karakoram, the land of Ladakh is blessed with many of its own mountain ranges, like that of the Zanskar. And with all the amazing mountains, glaciers, and rivers, one of the better served frozen, Ladakh is never short of surprises to leave you spellbound.About the Chadar Trek:Chadar Trek in Ladakh takes the element of trekking and adds its own element of extreme adventure in the form of walking on a thick sheet of ice. The river Zanskar freezes over in the months of winters in Ladakh, creates a kind of sheet of ice on it, hence the name “Chadar”. After arrival in Leh, you will be visiting the market of Leh for some shopping before getting checked by the government officials on your fitness for the rather challenging trek in the Himalayas. The adventure of Chadar trekking 2021 is planned in such a way that you will be covering a distance of almost 65 km by trekking. You will get a transfer to Shingra Yokma from Leh via chilling and Tilad do for your first taste of walking on the sheet of ice. You will also get acclimatized with the sub-zero temperatures here, as well as figure out where is the best place to plant your foot on the ice. The Zanskar frozen river trek has taken its form because of the extreme temperatures, and so it is extremely important that you take ample time and precautions here. The next day will be the last day for you to opt for the physical wild card exits. After this, the trek leads to several points on the way as you move on the Chadar frozen river trek, taking you to Tibb Cave, and the Naerak, where you will see the village and mighty frozen waterfalls, while the turquoise green water of the river flows right by you. As you turn around and make your way back, you will encounter Tibb Cave, Gyalpo, and finally Shingra Yokma, from where you will go back to Leh and bring the experience to an end the next day. All the while through this trek, you have gone from a minimum elevation of 10,400 ft to 11,123 ft above sea level, and have gained a lot of more attributes on the way.Who Can Go:- 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 stress.- The climber should be able to carry a 10 kg backpack.- Heart problems, high blood pressure, asthma, and epilepsy cannot be reconciled on this mission. The climber must not have the conditions mentioned above.Tips for Chadar Trek:1) Prepare your mind first: This is a difficult trek that comes with a lot of extremities. From the weather to physical requirement. Train your mind to expect and accept the sub-zero level. Do bear in mind that there is a life that exists there as well; for centuries Chadar is used as the only way to commute to Leh during winters. Your mental strength will signal your body to withstand the cold climb.2) Be Warm: Next is to keep oneself warm as the temperature falls severely on this trek. To keep going and not be deterred by the weather conditions, use 4 layers for the Torso that includes a jacket and a wind sheeter which is waterproof and has a fleece lining. For the bottom, a base layer, thermal underpants and waterproof pants with a fleece lining should suffice. Make sure your fleece and jackets have zips down the front so that you can unzip them as the day grows progressively warmer.3) Keep a woolen cap and gloves (a must): Essentially you need to sleep well during the night to keep you fresh for the next day of the trek. Keep an insulating water bottle to keep your sleeping bag warm during the night. Use Silk liner inside your bags to keep it warm enough.4) Footwear: Hiking shoes + Gumboots At occasions, trekking on the Chadar involves wading through knee-deep cold water. Though hiking shoes are highly recommended, gumboots help keep your shoes and feet secure from the icy cold water. It is practically impossible to dry anything at Zanskar trek in Ladakh, so gumboots are a compulsory and crucial addition to the footwear.5) Expect sweet pain: The Chadar is a glossy, slippery sheet of ice and will never let you walk carelessly. But no matter how careful one is, everyone falls and slips more than once on the Chadar. If you fall, just get back up by rolling on your knees and keep walking with confidence. Gumboots might give you shoe bites, but you’ll get used to it as you walk.6) Observe and keep moving: The locals can give you firsthand training on how to cross the lake on your foot. On closer observation, you would notice that they walk fast and take Penguin like strides on the ice. As you watch them, you will learn their ways of maneuvering around on the ice blanket and learn when it is wiser to wait than to carry on or the reverse.7) Keep your electronics warm: Extreme cold climate can ruin electronics. Hence keep them warm by keeping them safe by tucking them into your pockets closer to your body it will keep them warm and long-lasting.8) Protect your fingers and toes: In sub-zero temperatures, fingers and toes are the most exposed and can be frozen resulting in bad pain when camping. Carry waterproof woolen socks and gloves. An extra pair of socks would help as they gather moisture while wearing gumboots.9) Warming pads: Warming pads are very helpful for those who feel cold sooner than others. These are exothermic pads to be slipped in your gloves and socks. They release heat and keep you warm for up to 10 hours.Do's and Don'ts On Chadar Trek 2021Do’s of Chadar Trek - It’s always good to plan for an additional day to accommodate any unforeseen conditions like bad weather, broken bridges, flight delays, casualties that may arise.- One should inform one’s family before coming for this trek, so in case of an emergency, they can come for help.- The temperature extensively drops down in the region. Therefore, it is advisable to keep warm clothes and shoes at hand. The shoes must also be waterproof.- As there won’t be any pharmacies on our trek, please do carry required medications and a first aid kit, in case of any bruises or cuts- The area of this trek has hardly any shop to stop for food or drinks, hence it is advisable to carry water and energy giving food like energy bars and other eateries to be had at regular intervals. We also travel with plenty of water- Always take note of the weather reports and avoid getting caught in any sort of natural ravages.- Trekking in Frozen river is certainly a difficult task and thus, one should not try to be over-smart. Following the tips and guidelines is a must to carry out this trek safely.- It is advisable to consult an expert trekker before backpacking a heavy backpack might slow down your trekking speed.- While visiting the monasteries and other religious sites, abide by the instructions and guidelines laid by the authorities.- Abide by the instructions given by the trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekkingDon'ts of Chadar Trek- Since you will be trekking in an eco-friendly zone, make sure you do not litter the vicinity and carry your leftovers back.- Flowy and frilly clothing might hinder your movement. It is better to avoid such type of clothing.- Do not rely on sports or casual shoes as they might compromise grip on the snowy surface.- The wonderful waterfalls should not be contaminated by the use of shampoos and soaps. Thus one should avoid using them. The local habitat tribes use this water for drinking purposes so one should keep it as clean as one expects its drinking water to be.- When meeting monks or other locals on the way, pinpointing is not advisable as they make take offense.- Respect the serenity of the shrines and thus one should never disturb the monks or prayers in the monasteries on the route.- Avoid heavy meals during the trek as it leads to tiredness.- Avoid: Denim or jeans clothing, soda and alcoholic beverages, plastics of all kind, and tobaccoQuick Facts:Temperature: -5 to -15 degrees (during the day) and -20 to -30 degrees (during the night)Trekking Distance:  62 kmMaximum Altitude: 11,123ftDifficulty Level: Difficult Airport: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, LehStay during your Frozen River Chadar Trek:The entire place is frequently sanitized following all protocols to ensure maximum safety of all guestsDouble occupancy or triple occupancy in room or tentsDay 1: Room accommodation without heaters (so you can acclimatize) Day 2 to Day 7: Tented accommodation on day 2 and 3 Day 8: Room accommodation with heatersMeals during your Frozen River Chadar Trek:Breakfast, lunch and dinner (vegetarian) are included in the packageTransport during your Frozen River Chadar Trek:From Leh to road ahead on day 4Return to Leh on day 8
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Short Chadar Trek: an Adventure of a Lifetime Featured
Short Chadar Trek: an Adventure of a Lifetime

6D/5N

Leh

About the tour:The Chadar trek is one of the most popular winter treks in India. Walking over the long unending distances on the frozen river is an exotic adventure that takes a lot of physical strength and courage to undertake. The challenges of the high-altitude terrain add to the challenge provided by the snow and ice all around. Trekking the Chadar trail is a difficult task but one that is worth every minute spent on it. You will be left with extremely wonderful memories that will leave you with a feeling of pride which will make itself felt every time you take up another challenging task.Trekking the Chadar trail requires a lot of preparation because the difficulty levels of the trek place lots of demands upon the trekker. Camping and food facilities must also be arranged because finding any provisions on the route is almost impossible. It is therefore best to take up a package that provides you with all these things. This Short Chadar Trek package provides a comprehensive experience which includes accommodation and food expenditure as well as a guide who helps you over the route. A porter will also be a part of the package. The 5 nights and 6 days you spend in Ladakh with this package will provide you with grand memories that will stay with you for life.Note: Wildlife & ALTOA fees is to be paid directly in Ladakh
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Snow Leopard Trek 2020, Ladakh | Book Now @ Flat 20% off
Snow Leopard Trek 2020, Ladakh | Book Now @ Flat 20% off

8D/7N

Leh

Starting and ending point: Leh AirportAbout the Snow Leopard Trek:You are invited to take part in a Snow Leopard Trekking package that offers eight days of complete adventure and excitement. It starts once you arrive the wonderland of Leh. Begin the expedition with an exploration of the glistening town when the Himalayas are forming the best background every time. Zingchen is the gateway to the entrance of the most awaited Rumbak Gorge. You will be climbing up to an impressive altitude of 3050 meters and come at the narrow gorge.Then you are invited to unfold the wild paths of mystical land of Husing by understanding the mountainous slopes. In extreme winter, the Snow Leopard and other animals are forced to come down from the high altitudes they live usually and that is why Hemis National Park is a perfect winter trek. You will have chances widened to spot them easily. Explore Husing and walk around the Rumbak Valley and watch the Argali Sheep roaming around. Come back to Leh after capturing the manipulative sights of Husing and wind up your Snow Leopard trek.About the Destination:Snow Leopard Trek is one of the most sought after treks in Ladakh. It is situated in the eastern part of Ladakh, at an altitude of 3000 meters. Being a dominant part of the famous Hemis National Park, it spreads an area of 600 sq.kilometers in the valleys of Markha and Rumbak. Since it is a protected area, the trek to spot the rare animals here would be a thrilling experience. Not just about animals, birds and other species of insects will make the bio diversity an attractive one here.On this trek, you may get chances to spot the rare and endangered species live only in the cold desert among which the snow leopard, Ibex, Shapo, Marmot, Tibetan Hare, Antelope etc are the very unique ones to have a look. Birds like Snow Patridge, Snow Cock, Horned Lark, Red Billed Chuff etc. And these animals are one of the major attractions in Ladakh and it is a favourite spot for many adventure lovers as well as animal lovers.Snow Leopard Trek is a popular winter trek which let each of the trekkers would come to see the end of human interference and just the world of wild. The rugged mountains, the wild stretches of greenery and the points where those rare species of animals and birds can be spotted make this trek amusing. At each turn of the trail, you may get surprises that can be cherished a lifetime. It enables you to know the stories behind Rumbak Valley too.Snow Leopard Trek Highlights:- This offers you the exotic sights of snow-clad Himalayas from everywhere and never miss the chance to negotiate with the frozen pathways in your expedition to spot the rare Snow Leopards.- Enjoy walking around the beautiful kingdom of Ladakh where you can find architecture and nature are blended in a perfect proportion.- Revel in the soothing ambience created by the unique flora and fauna of the cold deserted land.- Marvel at the particular Buddhist culture and preserved traditions of the town.- Get excited to click pictures of the very rare Snow Leopards, blue sheep, yaks and unique birds.- Walk on frozen riverQuick Facts About Snow Leopard Trek:Altitude: 9,842 ftTemperature: Daytime; –25°C to +6°C, Nighttime; -10°C to - 25°C Snow Leopard Trek Difficulty Level: DifficultStarting and ending point: Leh AirportBase Camp: Zingchen
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Zanskar River Trek, Leh Ladakh 2020
Zanskar River Trek, Leh Ladakh 2020

9D/8N

Leh

About the Destination: Treating you with an out-of –this-world experience, Zanskar Chadar Trek is no ordinary feat. After all, how often is it that you can pride yourself in walking on ice? The activity takes place in the celestial like location of Ladakh. As if painted in a dream, the terrain here enchants with a black and white landscape laced with grey and blue. When the winter begins in Ladakh, the gushing Zanskar River that makes its way through the remote canyons congeals into a sheet of ice (hence the name Chadar which means blanket). This is when the brazen set off on what is considered as the toughest and most adventurous trek that entails weathering harsh conditions and bearing templates that can dip to 25 to -35 degrees. Shielded in snow-capped peaks and clustered among two small alpine lakes, Zanskar is an ethereal place in Jammu and Kashmir. Due to dense snowfall in the winter times, the road to the valley gets shut and the only way to get across is the frozen river. The Amazing Zanskar Chadar Trek opens up many delights along the way. Pass through frozen waterfalls, explore the charming Nyerak Village, make way through deep gorges and sleep in caves beside the frozen river. Duration of the Tour: 8N/9D Altitude: 3680m Temperature Range: Varies from -10 to 0 °C,  -25 °C, -10 to -30 °C
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Kang Yatse Trek with Markha Valley, Ladakh | Book @ 20% off Featured
Kang Yatse Trek with Markha Valley, Ladakh | Book @ 20% off

9D/8N

Leh

Maximum altitude: 5,130 mTemperature Range: Day is 25-30 degrees and night is 04-15 degreesOne of the most popular trekking route in Ladakh, the Kang Yatse Trek with Markha Valley Trek is a heaven for nature enthusiasts. Walking on the banks of beautiful Markha River, you get to explore an amazing diversity of landscape from the rugged terrains to holistic grasslands. The flora and fauna you will encounter along the way will be awe inspiring. At last, when you reach the majestic Kang Yatse peak, the beauty of place will hold you spell-bound.In the course of your visit you’ll also come across many nomadic tribes and get to experience the simplicity of life in Ladakhi villages. Away from the hustle-bustle of hectic city life, a trek to Markha Valley is journey where you re-connect and be one with nature.Climb up steep slopes, cross over valleys and plateaus, visit old forts and peaceful monasteries, and explore the wildlife in the atmosphere of untouched natural beauty - all in this one trip.As a part of daily hygiene protocol, proper care of hygiene and sanitation is maintained all through to ensure utmost care and personal safety of the guests.
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9 Days / 8 Nights Stok Kangri Trek, Ladakh
9 Days / 8 Nights Stok Kangri Trek, Ladakh

9D/8N

Leh

About the Destination: Leh, one of the most stunning and charming tourist destinations in India, is blessed with several astounding peaks and towering mountains. It is in this gorgeous destination, you will find the Stok Kangri ranges that are known for its magical beauty and enthrallment! Adorned with untouched beauty, fascinating trekking trails, this range attracts a plenitude of trekkers from different corners of the world. For the adrenaline junkies, a trek to the summit of this range is not less than an adventurous as well as memorable experience! About the Departure with Details: Taking you to the heart of the Himalayas, this amazing  Stok Kangri peak trekking expedition will introduce you with the captivating beauty and appeal of the Stok Kangri. Over the course of 9 days, you will be exploring some of the hidden treasures of Leh and also get ample of time to discover their celestial beauty. While each of the days in this departure is specifically designed to get you acquainted with the vicinity, the presence of expert trek guides and instructors will add extra fun and excitement to the tour. On a whole, this trek is a must, if you are looking for an exhilarating trek experience amidst the Indian Himalayas.
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Lamayuru to Chilling Trek 2020, Ladakh | Get 20% off Featured
Lamayuru to Chilling Trek 2020, Ladakh | Get 20% off

6D/5N

Leh

Altitude: 4950 mWith the Lamayuru to Chilling trek, experience Ladakh treks like never before!Be a part of an exotic experience that takes you through beautiful and challenging trails, giving you splendid mountain peak views. Of all the trekking trips in India, this is surely one which will reveal natural treasures tucked away near the remote villages of Leh and Ladakh.Walk through snow covered trails, cross rivers and pass villages that are not just beautiful but also hospitable. During the course of this trek, you will get to see beautiful views of the Stok and Karakoram ranges and get up and close with three passes namely Dung Dung Chan La Pass, Prinkti La Pass and the Kongskil La Pass, where you will be fascinated with the unusual flora and fauna. Be part of a monastery visit and get an insight of the life and lifestyle of its residents. If you love to trek, be sure not to miss out on this Lamayuru to Chilling trek!As a part of daily hygiene protocol, proper care of hygiene and sanitation is maintained all through to ensure the utmost care and personal safety of the guests.
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Leh to Saboo One Day Trek Flat 20% off Featured
Leh to Saboo One Day Trek Flat 20% off

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Leh

Snuggling the peripheries of Himalayas, there lay a town- snow-covered, mountain-framed and utterly enchanting, Leh. Alongside Leh, overlooking the Indus River, there is a serene village named Saboo that is close to the city’s facilities yet far enough to enjoy solitude. A trekking trip to this place is literally a dream shared by many. But the worldly traps prevent most of us from living it.About the activity:Get ready to enjoy a one day trek which starts from Leh to Saboo. Regarded as moderate, the trek commences from the main bazaar of Leh passing through its famous polo ground. The first foot to this spine-tingly journey is uphill followed by two small mountains. After crossing those mountains, you will reach in the proximity of Saboo village running through the dry valley. And the moment you arrive here, you will be able to witness the legendary beauty of Indus Valley and Stok Kangri Range.Note:Min 2 people are required to book this trek.
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Trek to Markha Valley
Trek to Markha Valley

8D/7N

Leh

About the Activity:Fixed departures in June, July, August, and SeptemberEmbark on this amazing and adventurous trip to Markha Valley in Leh and Ladakh region.Arrive in Leh on your first day and explore the town and its beautiful tourist locations and get acclimatized.On the second day, get a transfer to the road head from Leh, from where your trek will start and then reach Yurutse via Zinchen which will take around 3 hours of trekking.Third day will be the longest trekking day of the tour, starting from Yurutse to Skiu via Ganda, which will be of 25 km and take 7-8 hours to complete. The next day you will continue your trek from Skiu to Markha, which will be around 20 km taking around 6 hours.Fifth day will take you from Markha to Thochuntse amdist the majestic Himalayas covered with snow, which will take around 6 hours and is a distance of 13 km.Sixth day is a short trek of 6 to 7 km but as it is ascent, it will take around 3 to 4 hours from Thochuntse to Nimaling.On your seventh day, you will trek from Nimaling to Shang Sumdo, a trek of around 18 km and aftermath proceed to Leh via the Gongmaru La pass.Eight day will be your last day of the tour and you will depart from Leh.
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Snow Leopard Trek ( Winter Expedition)
Snow Leopard Trek ( Winter Expedition)

11D/10N

Leh

About the Activity:The wildlife found in Ladakh has special recognition as all the species here are very rare and only live in such a climatic condition. Hence, protecting them is a crucial task for maintaining the balance of nature prevailing in Ladakh and the surroundings.Hemis National Park where the number of snow leopards is comparatively higher is the target of this 11 day trekking trip starting from Leh.From October to March, it is the ideal time to spot many snow leopards freely roaming in their habitat searching for their preys.Arrive at Leh on the first day and roam around to create a mesmerising rapport with the land of monastery and rough terrains.Visit the famous Buddhist monasteries in and around Leh, spend three to four days around Hemis National Park to have the best views of snow leopard and other commonly seen animals like Nyan or Tinetan Argali, Himalayan blue sheep, Uriel, Shapo, Asiatic ibex skin, red fox, Tibetan wolf, Pallas Cat etc.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip which is inclusive of airport transfer.There are different costs for the package depending on the number of people and are as follow:For 02 PAX : Rs. 63942/- per headFor 03 PAX : Rs. 54500/- per headFor 04 PAX : Rs. 49530/- per headFor 05 PAX : Rs. 45400/- per headFor 06 PAX : Rs. 41626/- per head
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Parang La Trek, Ladakh 2020 | Book Now @ Flat 15% off SPECIAL OFFERS
Parang La Trek, Ladakh 2020 | Book Now @ Flat 15% off

9D/8N

Leh

About the Parang La Trek:Parang La trek takes you through the verdant beauty of Spiti Valley. Here is a nine-day long adventure expedition to Parang La from Kaza, the beautiful starting point which is really suitable for a perfect commencement of such an expedition. In the first lap of the trek, Kibber at an altitude of 14000 feet and centuries old Ki monastery will be the ideal place to explore and after crossing many narrow river gorges you will reach Dumla. The quite tough and demanding phase of the trek comes when you move from Thaltak Meadow to Jagtha and from there to Bomgrojen.The fourth day of the trek sees the main stretches of this exciting adventure when you prepare to climb the summit up. From the top, you may find the impressive beauty of Spiti Valley highly influential on your self. From the top, with the glimpses of the verdant valley, walk down to the famous Pare Chu River and from there, you will move enthusiastically toward Dak Karzong. As you continue the trek, you will come to conquer the flat paths reaching up to Racholamo Valley and from then onward, there will be easy downhill ways to reach Norbu Sumdo. You will get to cross a river beyond Norbu Sumdo to reach Chumik Shilde.Tso Moriri Lake and a walk across the banks of it would be the most extravagant highlight of this trek. Then you will visit the beautiful old, Korzok Monastery too before you wind up the undeniable trails of Parang La. This trek can be one of the superb ways of rediscovering the untouched valleys of Spiti and Himalayas.About the Parang La Pass:The Parang La Pass Trek that passes to the scenic valleys of Ladakh, is one of the most popular trekking trails in the Ladakh-Spiti valley. Offering astounding views of the towering mountains and the snow-clad peaks. Though scenic all the ways, the Parang La trek originates from the Kara hamlet and continues till Karkoza. It starts gaining altitude as it makes its way through Spiti Valley and finally takes the trekkers to the Tso Moriri Lake. This amazing trek takes you through the journey of some of the most amazing sights. Pass through the high altitude village popular for spotting of the highly enigmatic and elusive snow leopard and then slowly take some steep turns. Witness the untouched beauty of the region with the wilderness and the verdant beauty. Start on your exciting adventure, from the enigmatic village of Kibber, which is famed for its elusive snow leopard population. Descend down the Kibber gorge and climb the famed Prang la. This trek is quite intensive, as you have to trek through challenging landscapes like deep gorges, vast meadows, lakes and much more. Get a chance to camp on some of the beautiful camping grounds during your trek.  This exemplary Trans-Himalayan trek backtracks the chronicled exchange course between Spiti, Changthang and Tibet and there are some incredible perspectives from the high mountain wellspring of the Pare Chu waterway. Parang La Trek Ladakh will give you definite travel adventure goals.Parang La Trek Highlights:- Get a chance to witness the many small hamlets and stream through the trek.  Feast your eyes as you witness the beauty of the whole region from the top.- Enjoy camping at a high summit and the clear night sky under the billions of stars. Also, enjoy a small bonfire with your friends.- Trek through some of the most alpine and forests of fir, Rhododendron and Oak.- Get a chance to witness the rare flora and fauna of this region as you continue your trek.- Witness the amazing  sight of deep gorges of Spiti to the broad flatlands of Ladakh- Meet the local people here and share a cup of tea while you learn about their culture.- Also, taste the local cuisine of this region while you head out for this trek.Quick Facts Parang La Trek: Maximum Altitude: 18,300ftParang La Trek Difficulty Level: Difficult 
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Leh

Departure Dates:August: 18, 25About the Markha Valley Trek:Here is a nine-day Markha Valley trekking package with the aim to give you the astonishing views of Markha Valley. When you arrive in Leh, the trekking expedition starts with acclimatization. Spend one or two days to get familiarized with the climatic conditions there before you begin the actual trek. Sightseeing in Leh will help you know the culture and Buddhist traditions prevailing in the town. Markha Valley becomes closer after your reach Yurutse, the first camping destination. Yurutse to Ganda La that has steep ascents throughout will be the route letting you watch the Zanskar Range and the distant summits in the Himalayas. A confluence of rivers at Skiu is the one prominent site that steals our heart easily.From Skiu, it is just a 6 to 7 hours trek to reach Markha after moderate climbing through the long unwinding trails. Several streams come your way but happily overcome those in order to relish the trove situated in the middle of the cold arid region. Green fields, willow trees and quaint villages are seen from the top of Markha Valley, more beautifully. The stunning view of Kangyatze Peak is the reward you get from Markha. Nimaling, Kongmaru La, Sumdo and finally Leh- this would be the route you take to return to the vibrant Leh to conclude the trek. About the Markha Valley:The Markha Valley trek which has another nick name, tea house trek because here one can expect parachute tents accommodation at most of the villages on the way. An arid cold desert trekking area which offers the best views of Ladakh and Zanskar Ranges have admirers worldwide. You will come to see the 21000 feet Kang Yissay and 20086 feet Stok Kangri peaks also while you embark on this trek. Hemis National Park and Gandala La and Kongmaru La are the promising attractions one gets while taking Markha Valley trek route. Another factor that makes this trek amusing is the waist deep river crossing which helps us to cross Markha River to reach the trails to Buddhist villages and rock structures. Markha Valley is in very close proximity to Leh and every traveller comes to Leh can easily find the way to Markha and do the trek. Your initial two days of the Markha Valley trekking will be spent for acclimatization as it is vital for a healthy trip ahead. In the meanwhile unravel monasteries, museum, fort, the local market place and Leh Palace. Cross over Ganda La (4800 m) and arrive at the winsome Markha Village that is laced with green fields and willow trees and has barren mountains in the backdrop. Other thrills include camping beside a gurgling stream, getting the stunning view of Kangyatze Peak and more. Till the final day, there is something to revel in every step of the way. Markha Valley Trek Highlights:- Markha Valley is one of the most alluring region located in Ladakh with the support of pure greenery and streams. Make use of this appropriate chance to wander around the secluded place and dive into the comforts offered by the valley.- Markha Valley trek takes you to enjoy the unexplored beauty of Hemis National Park as well as the two most important passes named Gandala la and Kongmaru La located at a height of about 15748 feet and 17060 feet respectively.Quick Facts About Markha Valley Trek:Markha Valley Trekking Distance:  75kmMaximum Altitude: 16,830ftMarkha Valley Trek Difficulty Level: Difficult Airport: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, LehStarting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Leh
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It had everything that you dreamed about. It had ice (lots and lots of ice), even when I was sleeping battling the cold at night I was could see those ice sheet right in front of my eyes. We were walking on ice, we were drinking those ice (of-course the boiled one), but the most exciting part was that we were never complaining even under these extreme condition. Thank to these amazing group of people I was travelling with. The support staff, the organiser and each and every people related to this trip were an amazing host. They made us feel at home, they fulfilled almost all our demands. I had done 2 treks before with other organizations, but these people were the best. The fun we had is quite vivid with this picture, but trust me nothing can be explained in words, you just have to feel it. Keep yourself fit and go for it . It will change the way you see nature , it will change your perception towards people and many more things. Stay happy and keep trekking
12 February 2019
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Being a fauji kid i always dreamt to do something adventurous and so i chose the most dangerous most exciting chadar trek as my first trek. After reaching the hotel in LEH i was welcomed by Satya sir and guess what we both shared common backgrounds i.e. fauj. After having breakfast i went to the room and slept for an hour or two. In the evening we were briefed by Satya sir and Shashank sir about the trek which actually helped me during the trek. We were a group of 14 among which 8 came solo just like me. At night we introduced each other and slept. Next morning we went for sightseeing and explored beautiful Shey palace and monasteries and by that time we all knew each other names. On day 3 we all went for medical checkups and every member from our group was fit for the trek. In the meantime we went to LEH market for some shopping. We were again briefed by Satya sir , Shashank sir and Sonam Sir and guess what we slept in the tents with our sleeping bags. Next day we started our journey from LEH to Chilling . After reaching chilling we were all set to step our foots on chadar for the first time and that feel was amazing. We walked for 3 hours and reached our first campsite. After having a lovely dinner by our porters we sang songs and went to sleep. Next morning i experienced first snowfall of my life and everything all around us appeared to be white and ahhh what an amazing feel i had that time. By God's grace we all successfully made it to Nerak on day 6 and saw that frozen waterfall for the first time. The josh and the deshbhakti inside me came out, i removed my jackets and stuff, wrapped myself in INDIAN FLAG and waved it at NERAK. I cannot describe that feeling until you experience chadar trek, we spent two hours at Nerak. Alright we made it to Nerak so easily and we all were like wow that was easy but nah something was about to come. After having lunch at Tibb caves we started our journey , after an hour there was a patch when our trek leader Dorge sir saw that chadar is weak ahead and went solo upto 50-80 meters & came back and said we cannot go from here, so we climbed up the hill carefully as it was all covered with snow. And again after this we saw the same thing but this time we couldn't go through the hills as those were standing hills. And at this point we all thought one thing that we all made it to nerak so easily, this has to be happened. Dorge sir again went solo up to 50 meters to check the chadar and suddenly his legs went inside the chadar upto knee. Being an experienced trekker he immediately came out and changed his socks. We didnt have any option so we started walking on the chadar. I being second last in my group saw my group mates how carefully they were walking on chadar, I heard the satisfying sound of crushing the chadar when my right foot went inside the chadar and my gumboots was filled by water. Ah i didn't went mad but stayed calm, my friend Dev behind me shouted Dorge sir come here, and he within 30 seconds came back to me removed my gumboots and helped me to change the socks. We successfully made it to our tents that day and the rest of the journey. All I want to say is we were a group of motivators, we became a family and from day 1 to day 9 we all were positive and supported each other. Much thanks to all the porters who made such yummy foods for us. Thank you to dorge sir & Sonam Sir who always said we will go to Nerak. Thank you to Satya sir and Shashank sir who's briefings really helped me during the trek. I wish again to be with this group because we became a family. Thankyou Thrillophilia for such a wonderful journey on chadar. I will be uploading my chadar trek journey on youtube soon i.e. PUNEET VLOGS. Peace
12 February 2020
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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.
Amazing trek.. Thanks a lot to THRILLOPHILIA. Life changing experience. This is the master of all the treks. I am marathon runner, always wanted to go for a trek. Finalized to go for Chadar trek with little hesitation. But, THRILLOPHILIA cleared all the mental blocks and made me confident. Hats off THRILLOPHILIA. What an experience... People tells Swizz mountains. Guys come to Leh and go for Chadar trek. Then compare :) Again thanks a ton to THRILLOPHILIA
25 February 2019
Excellent
Chadar Trek - Feb 2019 Julley!!!!! It's been 15 days my trek is over but chadar effect is still Onn!!!! Without fail I see the same pics again and again, take the pride to share my Chadar experience with my friends. Thanks to Satya, Shanshank, Guide, Porter's, my Group and Thrillophilia for this amazing and lifetime experience. Chadar denotes to the Frozen Zanskar River which transforms into thick layer of ice and it's a beautiful trek admist the Zanskar Valley. It was my first trek of life and really grateful to my sister as it was her plan and it's only because of her I had this lifetime unforgettable experience. Day - 1: Acclimatization The only Challenge in Chadar trek is adverse temperature which drops down to -30 and low oxygen due to high altitude. Trekker from all over the INDIA come for Chadar trek and due to drastic change in weather and temperature there is high probability of AMS hence government from this year has made a mandate 3 days acclimatization rule. So before carrying out the trek it a mandatory 3 days stay in Leh city which is followed by Medical. Once you are hit by AMS the only option left is fly back from Leh . While taking flight from Delhi to Leh don't forget to take window seat kyuki everyone knows Badal important hai but yahan Badal keh sath snow capped Himalaya ka view bhi milta hai and it's very beautiful. After landing in Leh airport we were received by Mr Tanzin who took us to our hotel. It was my first visit to the cold desert and I was overwhelmed by the hospitality of Ladaki people. We met Satya, our trek leader and over all in charge from Thrillophilia who welcomed us and had a short introduction over break fast. On Day1 we were strictly adviced to stay in hotel and not to exhaust ourself and to have at least 5litres of water - only saviour. Meanwhile all others members of our group came and in no time from stranger we became friends. In the evening there was an official introduction round of our group and we had a great time over tea and we were given briefing about the trek by our Guide Sir about Do's and Don't during the trek. Day - 2 : Leh Sight Seeing / AMS / Tension We were fortunate enough, big thanks to Thrillophilia for this add on and taking us for Leh city tour. We were taken to Thiksey monastery, Shey Palace, the meeting point of Indus and Sindhu river, Magnetic hill and local market. The scenic beauty was mesmerising and can't be captured and defined in words. It's way beyond beautiful. WARNING -Please don't forget to carry your water bottles and drink water at regular intervals. AMS - After the tiring day my brother in law was having a head ache and the moment we reached our hotel we reported this to Satya.The moment he heard he rushed my brother in law to hospital and asked us to stay back. His oxygen level was low and was hospitalized. He was hit by AMS and he was medically unfit to take this trek. All of a sudden all the excitement vanished and pressure crept in. It was certainly a tough call for all three of us. It was my sister's dream to take this trek and her husband was hospitalized due to low oxygen level and the only option left for him was fly back to Delhi. My sister almost made up her mind that she is going to fly back too . Shanshank Role- Experience Counts. While Satya was at hospital with my brother in law, Shanshank stepped in gave moral boost to my sister and convinced her not to quit and carry on. He told us that my Brother In law was absolutely fine it's just due to altitude and it's very common and he will be completely fine once he lands in Delhi. Satya after coming from hospital gave me a hug and asked me to be prepared for medical. Unfortunately my brother in law had to fly back to Delhi. Day-3: Medical From Jan 2019 it is mandatory for trekker to undergo medical test even if anyone has medical certificate from any doctor. The government has also introduced a mandate insurance policy for trekker keeping in mind the safety issue of trekker. Every person is issued an insurance card which is valid for 10days and any medical emergency during the trek is covered under it . Even doctors are available at camp sight and any casualty during the trek can be addressed. They have been given satellite phones and at utmost emergency, the evacuation process is carried out by helicopter. A great initiative by the government keeping in mind the safety of the trekkers. After medical clearance the excitement level was at different level. Finally we were given green signal and my wishlist was going to be fullfilled. Everyone from our group cleared the medical and for the next 5 days we were going to be in Chadar. On returning to hotel we were congratulated by Satya and Shanshank on clearing the medicals.On day 3 we have to sleep in tents just to have a feeling of Chadar. We were given briefing about how to use sleeping bags and be organized and take care of ourselves during the trek. It was altogether a different experience for me as it was my first trek of my life and I had never slept in tents before. The sleeping bag used was of same quality as used my military and it was very comfortable Day(4-9) : The Day - How's the Josh? Chadar here we come. After 3 hours of ride from our hotel we finally arrived at Chilling (from where our trek started) at around 12noon. The first step- It was like a dream come true. I was definitely on cloud9 . It's a 2 hour trek on the first day from Chilling to Tilad just to familiarize ourself with Chadar. Message - Please follow your guide instructions very carefully as smartness can be fatal at times specially in Chadar which changes every hour. Weather plays a vital role. Keep your sunglasses , sunscreen handy and cold cream handy, make sure your ears are covered. Relish your trek as it is one time. Enjoy the beautiful Zanskar Valley. Respect the environment and don't throw your waste in the Zanskar. Enjoy the freefall at Chadar as everyone falls and no one laughs at you. Food- I just couldn't believe that I will have such an amazing experience with food in Zanskar. I really am speechless . I never had such tasty food experience in my life. I had the most tasty veg Momo's of my life. And the love with which the cook served won everyone's heart. The support Staffs are the main hero of Chadar trek without whom it won't be possible. Enjoy your night and have good sleep. Tilad - Tibb Caves. The next day you start your trek after your breakfast and it's going to be a tiring day with 8hours trek. You have a lunch break in between where you are served kashmiri kawa and Maggie or Thupa. And around 4 in the evening we reached our camp site. Please change your socks immediately once you reach your camp site. After having our evening tea we went to medical camp site where our oxygen level and pulse rate was checked as routine check-up. You can explore camp site or choose to stay at dinning tent and chill with your group . Tibb Caves to Nerak. By next day your Josh has come down in the freezing cold valley but once you reach Nerak all your pain just vanish and its Worth it. The sight of huge waterfall and the feeling of completing the trek successfully brought in you a new Winner and you take the pride of earning it. Bravo!!! You have made it... It's a beautiful trek and sincere thanks to Satya, Shanshank, Dorje Sir, Tharchin Sir, and Thrillophilia for giving me this lifetime experience and the joy of completing the Chadar trek. Come and enjoy the C - Chilling, H- High, A-Altitude, D- Daring, A- Adventurous, R- Zanskar River T R E K.
24 February 2020
Excellent
It was the best experience of my life I have visited many places but this place was amazing because of its environment there was a lot of ice this trip have a good impact on my life, we get away from the daily hustle-bustle of city I enjoy this trip very much I really love this place and I want to visit it again.
22 February 2020
Excellent
Ladakh was on top of our list. It was an awesome guide we have on the trek, so beautiful place and totally different adventure. The meals were nice as per the location, in mid there were some problems but we all combine deal with it.
12 March 2020
Excellent
We were the group of five we decide to visit this Ladakh together, so we book the trek from Thrillophilia because they always provide the best deal, This place was very beautiful and we love this place. snow was just beautiful, the weather was also in our favour, the guide was excellent and professional this was one of my best trips.
I book the trek from Thrillophilia because I want to visit this place, suddenly my friend suggests me to book it, as there was a discount going on the website so I book the trek and it was a good experience, and the place was wonderful.
05 March 2020
Excellent
The trek was amazing just, everything was perfectly managed by Thrillophilia and we just enjoyed it. we were 14 in total and went for it after a long discussion from the salesperson and must say, they did it well. We were satisfied with all the things like the meal, stay, guide, and other activities we did there. Highly recommended.

People Also Ask About Trekking in Ladakh

  1. What is the best time for trekking in Ladakh?

    The best time to trek in Ladakh is July and August, when the temprature is low and the entire region is blanketed with thick snow. However, during February, you can attempt the demanding Chadar ice-trek. During winter season, one need to prepared with cloths and equipment for safe trekking.
  2. Which Season is the Best for Trekking in Ladakh? Winter or Summer? Which are the best Summer Treks in Ladakh? Which are the best Winter Treks in Ladakh?

    Summer is highly considered as the best time to trek because most of the roads and trails are open and can help in trekking easily. April to July is summer month. However, many still prepfer winter which is during October to March to enjoy the thick snow and winter in Ladakh. There are some interesting trekking options in Ladkah during summer. This include- Mount Stock Kangiri, Tsomoriri Lake, Markha Valley Trek, Mount Kangyatse and few others like bike riding to Leh Ladakh. Some of the interesting trekking options in Ladakh are-
    • Stok Kangri Trek
    • Chadar Trek
    • Markha Valley Trek
    • Snow Leopard Trekking in Ladakh
    • Lamayuru to Chilling Trek
    • Ripchar Valley Trek
    • Jhunglm Hemis to Padum Trek.
  3. Which are famous Mountaineering Peaks in Ladakh?

    Some of the famous mountaineering peaks in Ladakh are:
    • Stok Kangri- 6153m
    • Kang Yatse 6200m
    • Mentok Kangri 6250m
    • Chamser Kangri 6620M
    • Lungser Kangri 6666m
  4. How safe is trekking in Ladakh?

    Trekking in Ladakh is safe, if you’re wholly prepared with right cloths, equipment, cash, knowledge about place, climatic condition and right trekking group. Climatic condition, especially snow storm should be checked because there are certain accidental cases before. Otherwise, one can enjoy a safe trekking in Ladakh. Travelling in Ladakh trek can be sometime unsafe in terms of health and disputed region around.
    Acute Mountain Sickness: This happens due to lesser oxygen available at higher altitudes, resulting in higher breathing rate to balance. Symptoms could be headache, nausea and breathlessness.
    Difficult Roads: During the journey, the roads does gets narrow and rocky, with hairpin bends and blind corners. So while you are driving on this route, make sure you drive at a safe speed.
    Chinese Incursion: There has been Chinese incursion in Leh-Ladakh, but that never created any ruckus for Tourists. There are a lot of armed men around the city and they are really doing a great job. If going along with troop then it is quite safe in Ladakh trek.
  5. I am visiting Ladakh for the first time, how should I prepare myself for Trekking?

    If you're visiting Ladakh trek for the first time, then here are certain things to consider:
    • Do remember to check for road status updates online as landslides or snowfall may stall the traffic movement.
    • One of the foremost issues while preparing for your Ladakh holiday is the issue of acclimatization. You need to prepare for acclimatization. If you are not acclimatized to high altitude air pressure and low oxygen condition, it could lead to acute mountain sickness (AMS). Spend first 2 nights in Leh for acclimatization to high altitude conditions.
    • In terms of packing, warm jackets, pullovers, hand gloves etc. comes handy in Ladakh.
    • In term of money, if you are traveling to inner places in Ladakh such as Nubra Valley, Changthang or Pangong Tso and Zanskar, do carry cash with you as there are no ATM facilities at these places.
    • For accommodation, you don’t need to pre book your stay at most of the places in Ladakh as there are enough accommodation options to cater to the demand of tourists.
  6. What are the equipment provided from the company?

    Apart from essential clothing and equipment, company will provide all that is necessary for the trek to happen safely and comfortably. Some of the equipments provided are- Mess Tent, Kitchen Tent, Matresses, Dome Tent, Sleeping Bag resistant up to -30 Degrees with liners, etc.
  7. What are the clothing and equipment that needs to be purchased from our end?

    Packing is the most important part in trekking and one need to carry all the essentials for safer side.
    Clothes:
    • 2-3 pair of trekking pants
    • Thermal innerwear (top/bottom)
    • Pajama/sleeping pants
    • 3 pairs of socks
    • jackets and waterproof pants
    Make sure you can carry extra pair of each clothing, especially if it's an expedition.
    Equipment:
    • Headlamp
    • Sleeping Bag Liner
    • Trekking shoes
    • Reusable Water Bottle
    • Sunsreen, hat, sunglasses
    • Walking Stick
    • Medical- aids.
  8. Do we need a walking stick on trekking?

    Yes, walking stick is an important part of the trekking. There are certain trails and areas where you may need support to walk ahead. You can find trekking stick, which are designed to give stability and strength during the trek. These sticks come with 2-3 years of guarantee.
  9. Which type of shoes should I buy?

    There are different types of footwears or boots for trekking. It depends on the weather, trail condition and duration of the trek.
    Hiking Shoes: They are lightweight and have flexible soles. They are meant for short treks (one day or weekend). This type of shoes are good when you don’t have to carry heavy loads.
    Trek Boots: These high-end version of hiking boots, have added support for your feet and ankles. Trek boots provide excellent support for leg muscles on rough terrain, especially when you are prone to occasional slips and twisted ankles.
    Expedition Boots: Designed for trekkers looking for longer days of expedition, the boots have thicker and more aggressive out-soles. The fabric used in these boots are more robust too.
  10. What is the level of fitness expected from the participants?

    The Ladakh trek can range upto 13000 feet to 18000 feet. Lack of oxygen, days of trekking can cause Acute Mountain Sickness to contend with, which include loss of appetite, nausea and dizziness. So one need to be very fit to cover the highest altitude of mountain.
    • Cardio Exercises
    • Weight and muscle training
    • Rhythmic breathing and blowing balloons to increase capacity.
    Keeping hydrated throughout the trek is extremely important. Moreover, having diet food before the trek is highly advised.
  11. Do you think I should bring some medicines along with me while on the trek?

    Being preventive during trekking is extremely important. Dehydration, dizziness, allergy and other heatlh issues can effect the body during trek. Seek advise from doctor to get prescribed for medication. Get yourself ready with AMS Preventive medication after consulting with your doctor. Do not carry any medication unless recommended from doctor.
  12. What about medical facilities and doctor while on the trek?

    You can find base hospital Sonamn Norphel Memorial Hospital in Leh having fully equipped with medical facilities. Company would provide First Aid Box for any medical emergency. Most of the trekkers are qualified in Advance Mountaineering Course and Wilderness First-Aid. They are quite aware about medical emergencies trekkers can fall into. Every trekker need to carry medications.
  13. Is Diamox advisable?

    For those who suffer Acute Mountain Sickness, Diamox is recommeded. However, many do avoid to consume such medication during the trek because it goes against the spirit of trekking. The deciding factor depends on the number of trekking days and condition of the body. It is best to start on a course of Diamox before you start the trek. If on the other hand you are on a 12-14 days trek, then you have sufficient time to allow your body to acclimatize to the altitude. In this situation, you may not need diamox. Diamox forces the kidneys to excrete bicarbonate, the base form of carbon dioxide. It helps in balancing the effects of the hyperventilation that occurs at altitude in an attempt to get oxygen.
  14. What can be the difficulties which we can face while trekking?

    Acute Mountain Sickness is the major problem one can face while trekking. This is because of less oxygen in the highest range. Other difficulty is the climatic condition. During winter season, there can be snow storm or other climatic issues faced by trekkers. It is important to be in group, because any problem arises, you’ll get quick medical assistance.
  15. What is your evacuation plan in case a contingency happens? Who will pay for the rescue if any trekker gets unwell and needs to be taken back to the camp? What are the other costs involved the trekker will have to bear?

    There is a backup team in every expedition equipped with the equipment required to take the patients back to Leh and keep the batch moving ahead. However, if there is any further problem like natural calamities during the trek, the entire batch will come back. If there is any case of illness or accident during the trek, there will be all the arrangements ready to make trekker come back safely. However, the additional costs, like transport to Leh, stay at Ladakh, will be borne by the trekker.
  16. Will we get safe drinking water on trekking?

    Drinking water is the big issue in Ladakh trek. Many may face health issues after drinking stream or even local water. Better to carrying enough bottles of clean water along during the trekking period. The best way to have water filter, during your stay at the hotel. If you're using iodine tablets, then it would work fine. Before the trek, get yourself packed with boil water.
  17. What type of food is served during the trek?

    Having a light food is the best way to keep yourself in better condition during Ladakh trek. Generally, veg foods are served for safer difgestive system. One can expect traditional Ladakhi meal like Momos or Indian flat bread (chapatis), sliced cheese, hard boiled egg and snacks. Heavy foods including non-veg items isn't served in during Ladakh trek to avoid digestion problem. Dry ration of biscuits and chikki will be provided as well.
  18. How many trekkers are there in one group? I am the only girl in trek, is it safe?

    The number of trekkers can be from 4 to 12 or even 20. But it also depends on the trek to trek. For difficult treks, the group size will be small, but for easy trek the group size can be large. For girls, trekking is extremely safe. The trekking company have highest regards for women safety and will ensure that they're safe durint the entire trek. If there is only one girl in the trip, then she will be provided with single tent to sleep alone. If there are more girls, then they can sleep under one tent.
  19. How many trekkers will be sleeping in one tent?

    It depends on the size of the tent carried during the trek. However, one or two trekkers will sleep in the tent. Also, sleeping bags will be there with the tents. Moroever, there will be separate tent for girls to sleep during the trek.
  20. What are the sanitary facilities?

    There is no building or civilization available during treks. Niether there is a conceate toilet available. Tents are accopanied with portable toilets for nature calls. Also making cat holes is also encouraged.
  21. Can we hire a porter to carry our personal luggage? What will be the cost?

    Yes, you can hire porter or guide, available in Ladakh. The cost of the porter depends on the type of luggage and number of people in the group. It can range from Rs 1000- Rs 3000/- roughly per day.
  22. What is the temperature in the day time and night time?

    The temperature during day time is recorded around -10 degrees. However, sunny day can make the environment warm as well due to the reflection of the sunrays. During night time, the temperature futher falls to -35 degree.
  23. Can we have liquor or smoke while on the trek?

    Strictly not. Smoking or alcohol is highly banned during the trek to Ladakh, or even any trek. This is because to keep our body active and high strength. In fact, there would be other people in the group who may object of consuming alcohol or smoking. For trekking, you need to mentally strongand physically active to have successful trek.
  24. Will we stay in the caves?

    Stay in cave completely depends on availabilty of the space. There are few caves in Chadar Trek, but due to huge traffic one may have few chance of staying in the cave.
  25. What do we do with garbage which is produced during a trek?

    There are garbage disposable facilities during the trek. So trekkers can use it during the trek to keep the area clean.