Chadar trek is one of the most adventurous and most difficult treks in the country. The distance that is covered on foot is approximately 105 km and on an average, a trekker covers 15 to 17 km every day. The temperatures are usually 15 to 20 degrees during the day time and -25 to -35 degrees during the night in this region.
While most of the trek is completed by walking, trekkers may even have to climb icy rocks and boulders during the journey. During the journey, the trekkers will walk on the sheet of ice to cover the distance and will rest in caves during the night time. Due to the extremely cold conditions that a person has to face during this expedition, it is advisable that every aspirant fully understands the conditions that he will face ahead and prepare accordingly.
A person should be acquainted with walking long distances and be prepared for tough camping situations. It is advisable that every trekker carries warm clothes, a sleeping bag and sturdy shoes for the trek.
Detailed Day Wise Itinerary:
Delhi - Leh
Djule Adventure representative will welcome you at Leh airport & transfer to Hotel. Rest of the day est for acclimatization. Overnight at the Hotel.
Leh - Shey - Thiksey - Hemis
Today you will visit some Monasteries around Leh. You will visit Shey, Thik and Hemis Monastery. Shey Palace is 16 km from Leh. It used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupas built around the palace. Shey palace was built by Deldan Namgyal at the beginning of 17Th century AD. The main attraction in Shey is the 12m Shakyamuni Buddha statue inside the Dresthang Gompa. Thiksey Monastery close to Shey is about 3 km. The monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Ladakh and belongs to the Gelukspa sect. It is the biggest Monastery under Gyelukpa Sect. It's quite a big monastery. The Thikse monastery also known as mini Lasha. Hemis, about 45 km south of Leh it is one of the most famous and largest monasteries in Ladakh. It belongs to the Drukpa Sect and was founded in the early 17Th century. The setting is perfect with the monastery cradled in a lovely valley, surrounded by streams and fronted by long Mani walls. Overnight stay at the guest house.
Drive Leh - Shingra Yokma & Trek to Shingra Kongma (4+2 hrs)
In the morning drive to Shingra Yokma along with our porters from Zanskar. On the way, you will visit the Junction of the meeting point of Indus and Zanskar river. overnight in Camp.
Shnigra Kongma - Tsomo Palder 4-5 hrs
Continue our Chadar trek by walking on the frozen Zanskar river from Shinra Kongma to Tsomo Palder. The trek is of about 5 hours. Overnight at Camp.
Tsomo Plader - Dip 4-5 hrs
Again moving the caravan towards Zanskar valley and camp at Dip. All trek will be along the nerrow valley. 4-5 hrs. Overnight at the Camp.
Dip - Nyrakpulu 5 hrs
Walk for almost 4 to 5 hours from Dip to reach Nyarakpulu below the Nyarak village. Overnight at Camp.
Nyarakpulu - Dip 5 hrs
Nyarakpulu to Tso Mopoaldar a four-hour walk to the campsite. Overnight Camp.
Dip - Tsomopaldar 5hrs
Continue your trek back towards Leh, will be more easy by acclimatizing. It will be a trek of 5 hrs. Overnight at the Camp.
Tsomo Pladar- Shingra Yokma - Leh
Today is the last day of the trek, You will trek till Shingra Yokma were you jeep will wait for you. After drive back to Leh. 6 hrs Overnight Hotel.
Leh - Delhi
Early in the morning transfer to the airport and from here catch a flight for Delhi. Trip and services end here.
Cost depends on the number of people in the group.
• Accommodation: In Leh, guest house with bed and breakfast basis. While on a trek accommodation will be provided on Dome/Alpine Tent, carry mat, kitchen tent, camping stool, etc will be provided.
• Transport: Arrival, departure transfer at Leh byMini Bus/Scorpio/Zylo. Visit Shey+ Thikse + Hemis. Drop & pick up for Shingra Yokma.
• During the trek
- one highly responsible professional English Speaking guide
- Professional cook & helpers
- Professional local porters
- Dome tent with mattress for sleep
- Kitchen tent with full equipment
- Dining tent with chairs and tables
- All the food Leh to Leh
- Oxygen cylinder
- Special safety kit bag for your luggage protection,
- Monastery fee
- Camping fee
- Rope, carabiner and ice axe
Cost Doesn't include:
- International and Domestic flight tickets
- Any extra accommodation in Leh apart from the itinerary
- Extra drinks like coca, beer
- Shopping and phone bill.
- Dinner and Lunch in Leh.
- Personal Porter for carrying personal backpacker if required.
- Personal Insurance
- Cost of Emergency Evacuation