Total Duration – 8 Nights / 9 Days (Ex Leh)
Maximum Altitude – 3303 m/ 10900 ft
Grade – Challenging
Best Season – January to February
Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse in Leh; Organized Campsite
Food – On trek – All meals included
Distance – 45 KM.
Day 1: Arrival in Leh (3500 m) - Altitude 11,400 ft. Stay in Guest House
Day 2: Acclimatization Walk in Leh- Altitude 11,400 ft. Stay in Guest House
Day 3: Getting a medical check-up at SNM Hospital- Altitude 11,400 ft. Stay in Guest House
Day 4: Lower Shingra and Somo Paldar - 11,400 to 10,390 ft. - Drive 75 kms | 08 Kms Trek | Stay in tent
Day 5: Trek to Dib Cave/Tibb -10,550 - 10,760 ft. - Trek 15 KMs - Stay in tent
Day 6: Dib Cave/Tibb to Camp at Naerak - 10,760 - 11,150 ft. - Trek 12.5 KMs - Stay in tent
Day 7: Naerak to Tibb/Gaylpo- 11,150 - 10,760 ft. - Trek 14.5 KMs - Stay in tent
Day 8: Tibb to Shingra Koma & Back To Leh- 10,390 to 11,400 ft. - Drive 75 kms | 08.5 Kms Trek | Stay in Guest House
Day 9 : Departure from Leh
Detail Itinerary for Chadar Trek’2019:
Day 01: Arrival in Leh (3500 m)
Leh, which lies at an altitude of more than 3500 metres above sea level, is the second largest district in the country. In winters, as most passes leading to Leh are closed, you will be flown to the Leh airport which has the distinction of being the highest airport in the world.
As soon you land at the airport, you will be greeted by dry and cold air, but what will take all your attention is the lofty, snow-capped mountains all around; a sight that will remain with you forever. After completing the arrival formalities and picking up your bags from the baggage counter, take a taxi and proceed towards the pre-arranged hotel. Enjoy an overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 02: Acclimatization Walk in Leh
Get up early in the morning and begin the process of acclimatization at high altitude. Proceed to walk towards Shanti Stupa, a sacred Buddhist stupa, from where you will get an opportunity to witness a beautiful view of the sunrise and a panoramic sight of the town of Leh.
Stay hydrated as you spend your first day of the trek in Leh.
Day 03: Getting a medical check-up at SNM Hospital
Due to the challenging nature of this particular trek, government has made it mandatory for participants to acquire medical certification before they undertake Chadar trek. A clearance certificate upon a medical check-up will be issued by the Sonam Narbu Hospital. One will get a certificate only when adequately fit and acclimatized for the trek.
Day 04: Shingra Koma and Somo Paldar
Enjoy tea and breakfast in the morning and start your journey by driving to Shingra Koma. This ride is not for the faint-hearted as bumpy roads and hairpin bends are quite common on this route. The sight of the surrounding high mountains will give you a sense of awe. After a point, you will have to deboard from the vehicle and trek towards Somo Paldar campsite.
Your Chadar trek expedition starts here.
Day 05: Trek to Dib Cave/Tibb
Today, you will set out to trek to Dib Cave/Tibb. During the day, you will behold the breathtaking beauty of the region including ravines and gorges. You might not see sunshine properly as the steep cliffs in this area obstruct them. Once you reach Dib, you will see a large cave. This is the place where you will halt for the night and rest. Butter tea would be offered and we recommend you to try it. Enjoy overnight stay at the campsite.
Day 06: Dib Cave/Tibb to Camp at Naerak
Today, you will trek the most scenic part of the region and get a chance to witness the largest frozen waterfall and prayer flags. The bridge built next to the site of the waterfall is used in summers to reach Zanskar from Leh. Thereafter, you can proceed towards the village of Naerak to mingle with the locals and understand their way of living. Stay overnight at the village camp comfortably.
Day 07: Naerak to Tibb
On this particular day, start your return trip and proceed towards Tibb. The return trail would not be easy and the river quickly reacts to any change in the temperature. By now the frozen river might have taken an entirely new form. On the way back, admire the beauty of the region, click pictures and meet locals, who can be seen wearing traditional woolen Gonchas (robes). Upon Dib Cave, relax and stay overnight at the campsite.
Day 08: Tibb to Shingra Koma & Back To Leh
In the morning, get ready to leave Tibb and proceed towards Shingra Koma, crossing Gyalpo. The trail today will give you a chance to witness high mountains and pugmarks of wild animals like snow leopards, ibex and foxes. If lucky, you just might spot a leopard; even if you do not, then at least be sure, you would be watched by them.
In the evening, drive back to Leh and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 09: Departure from Leh
Today, the mesmeric journey to one of the finest scenic destinations of India will ultimately come to an end. The entire experience, we are sure, would give you an unmatchable feeling of achievement and satisfaction. In the morning, check-out from the guesthouse and depart from the Leh airport.
INR: 20,500/- + 5% G.S.T. Extra
Fixed Departures Dates(14 Batches):
January’2019 (10 Batches): 4-Jan, 7-Jan, 10-Jan, 13-Jan, 16-Jan, 19-Jan, 22-Jan, 25-Jan, 28-Jan, 31-Jan'2019
February’2019 (04 Batches): 3-Feb, 6-Feb, 9-Feb, 12-Feb'2019
Departure Dates: as per your requirement - customized date for your group in January-2019. please let us know prior so that we can keep the date as fixed departure date.
**NOTICE: According to Government of Jammu & Kashmir, Office of District Magistrate, Leh it has been decided to impose fees & restrictions on a number of tourist undertaking the Chadar trek. It was decided unanimously that for the ensuing season fees for foreign trekkers Rs. 2500/trip & for domestic trekkers Rs. 2000/ trip shall be enforced. So please participant you need to pay this separately on your reporting day.
if there is any change in local government tax, it will be borne by clients only. the company does not hold any responsibility or liability for that.
· Additional Night at Hotel in Leh @ Rs.1800 Per Person/Night on Twin Sharing Basis without meals.
· Sightseeing/Taxi can be arranged from our travel desk at the Base Camp Leh on actual as per the rate of Leh Transport & Taxi Union.
· Oxygen cylinders and first aid will be there during the trek. Rescue and medical team will be available on call in case of any emergencies.
· Tented accommodation will be provided on twin/triple sharing basis while on the trek.
· Single Room and Tent available at Rs. 12500 /- extra