Chadar Trek Ladakh 8 Night 9 Days Package
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Leh, India

Chadar Trek Ladakh 8 Night 9 Days Package

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Created: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - Departure: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
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Leh, a high desert city in the Himalayas, is the capital of the Leh region in the state of Jammy and Kashmir in northern India. It was originally a commercial caravan stop and is famous for its Buddhist sites and the nearby hiking areas. The huge palace of Leh of the seventeenth century, designed according to the old house of the Dalai Lama (the Potala Palace in Tibet), overlooks the bazaar of the ancient city and its labyrinthine streets. With panoramic views from a peak over the city, Namgyal Tsemo is a monastery dating from about 1430 with a gold-plated Buddha statue. Also known for its views is Shanti Stupa, a contemporary Buddhist shrine with a white spire. Other monasteries in the area include Thikse, a group of buildings at different levels of the slopes with Tibetan shrines, statues and other pieces of art. South of Leh, the Indus River and its tributary the Zanskar River are known for the descent of rapids in runs through spectacular gorges. Hiking expeditions reach great heights in the Indus Valley area, including the Khardung La Pass at 5,359 m.
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Created: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - Departure: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
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Hotel Galwan Palace
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At 1.7 km from the center HALF BOARD Shanti Stupa Road Leh Jammu and Kashmir, 194101, leh 194101 Standard room
In a low-rise building offering mountain views, this modest budget hotel is 1 km from the Shanti Stupa, which features a golden statue of the Buddha, and 6 km from Kushok Bakula RimpocheeAirport.Unfussy rooms with wood furnishings provide flat-screen TVs. There's no air conditioning.A garden has seating and mountain views. Parking and Wi-Fi are available, as are breakfast, lunch and dinner served in a cosy dining room.
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Chadar Trek Ladakh 8 Night 9 Days Package Itinerary


DAY 01: ARRIVE LEH


Arrival Leh by morning flight and transfer to the hotel. After welcome drink take a complete rest for acclimatization to the height altitude of Leh (3500 meters). In the late afternoon drive to the city for an orientation walk in visit to Shanti Stupa‚. Dinner and overnight in hotel. SHANTI STUPA is situated on a hilltop in Chanspa, Leh district, Ladakh, in the north Indian state of Leh. Shanti Stupa as know Buddhist white-domed stupa. It was built in 1991 by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu Gyomyo Nakamura .The Shanti Stupa holds the relics of the Buddha at its base,

enshrined by the 14th Dalai Lama himself. Shanti stupa has provides beautiful and panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. This has become a primary reason for Shanti Stupa to become a popular tourist attraction, apart from its

religious.


THE LEH PALACE, also known as 'Lhachen Palkhar,' is a 17th-century former royal palace and one of the central attractions in Leh.

Built under the patronage of by King Sengge Namgyal, it used to house his family. The nine-storey dun-coloured palace now houses a museum and a prayer room, while the highlight is the sweeping view of Leh and the surrounding

Zanskar mountain from the rooftop. 


DAY 02: LEH -EXCURSION TO SHAM VALLEY 50 KMS / 04 HRS


After breakfast you drive downstream along the River Indus on Leh – Kargil Highway. And start our sightseeing with Hall Of

Fame (Museum Constructed by India Army) near Leh is worth a visit for every Indian, and proceed further to Gurudwara

Patthar Sahib at an altitude of 3600 Mtrs about 22 Kms from Leh was constructed in memory of Guru Nanak Dev ji Nestled deep in the Himalayas, A drive of another 4 km took us to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity. As you move ahead from Magnetic Hills, just before Nimmu Village, there comes a famous Confluence Of Two Rivers Indus River coming from Tibet (left) and Zanskar

River coming from Zanskar Valley (right). Later we drive back to Leh. Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Leh. 

HALL OF FAME -

An important stopover on the tourist circuit, the Hall of Fame encapsulates the essence of patriotism and displays exhibits relating the bravery of Indian soldiers and their courageous accomplishments. As you pass through the OP Vijay Gallery, which showcases weaponry that was used in the Kargil War, and see the elaborate display of the documents of the war, uniforms that are worn at the Siachen glacier and others, you will be

filled with a sense of pride. The letters written by soldiers to their families, photographs clicked during wars fought in the region and a 30-minute

documentary on the Kargil War, are some of the highlights. On the second floor, guns and equipment that were detained by the Indian Army during its confrontations with the Pakistan army have been put up as exhibits. The museum also houses a souvenir shop. The hall has been built inside a museum that was erected by the Indian Army in honour of soldiers who perished during the various wars that have been fought in this region. 

MAGNETIC HILL -

Perched at an altitude of 14,000 ft, Magnetic Hill is one of the most intriguing spots in the country. This tiny hillock is said to defy gravity as it tends to pull vehicles upwards. It is quite thrilling to defy the laws of science and be pulled in the opposite direction. The scientific theory states that there is a strong magnetic force emanating from the hills that defies gravity at this particular spot. It is a good pitstop on the highway and serves as a break in between mundane road travel. Do note that it is best to visit between May to September, when the

road is easily accessible. There is a board that marks the location of magnetic hill, so it cannot be missed while driving down the highway. Local Ladakhi superstition believes that the road is a straight stairway to heaven. 

CONFLENCE OF THE ZANSKAR:

Indus river is originated from the great Himalayan ranges and Zanskar river

originates from Zanskar ranges. Zanskar river is shiny blue in colour, on the

other hand Indus looks a little green. Zanskar meets Indus in Nimmu valley from

the north-east. This is a scenic view for the visitors and they find it

fascinating to mark both the rivers even after their confluence 

GURUDWARA PATHAR SAHIB

is a highly revered gem located 25 miles away from Leh town on Kargil Leh Highway. Devoted to Guru Nanak Devi Ji, the founder of Sikh Religion, the sacred place beautifully commemorate his visit to Ladakh. Dating back to 1517, the Gurudwara houses a boulder with imprints of the head, shoulders and backside of Shree Guru Nanak Dev. 


DAY 03 : IN LEH

Getting a medical check-up at SNM Hospital…Evening free for last minute shopping . Stay in Guest House/Hotel   


DAY 04 :- DRIVE TO SHINGRA KOMA ( 03Hrs - 11,400 to 10,390 ft. - Drive 75 kms - 10km trek)


The biggest challenge of this day, and all the remaining days, is to get out of the warm toasty sleeping bags and go out into the giant freezer outside, but the steaming cups of tea being served provide ample motivation. Today is a long walking session, about 10 km, on the Chadar.

The trek leaders give a briefing about the day, and give tips on how to walk on the Chadar. Depending on the weather, the Chadar can assume various forms. It can be a cold and hard surface of slippery ice, or it can have a dusting of snow over it, providing a good grip. The ice can be thick or thin, and its best to keep closely following the guide. The locals, it appears, have a sixth sense as to where exactly to step on the Chadar. At places, it might be necessary to wade through ankle deep water, or climb on the cliffs at the side of the river. Eventually you get used to walking on the Chadar, which looks like a cross between gliding and skating. Mid way to Gyalpo, the porter-cum-cooks prepare hot bowlfuls of soupy noodles for lunch. It is important to keep up a decent level of fluid intake. Nothing makes you adapt to the conditions faster than

nicely circulating blood in your system. After passing Shingra koma, you reach the camp-site for the day at Gyalpo. The Gyalpo campsite is at a bend in the river, surrounded by high peaks and walls of rock-faces which almost look man-made. All that is left to do is to soak in the views, have an early dinner and call it a day. 


DAY 05 :- SHINGRAKOMA TO TIBB TREK (10,550 - 10,760 ft. - Trek 15 KMs - Stay in tent


This day follows the same early morning routine: bed tea at 7, breakfast at 8, and quick-march at 8:30. Have a good breakfast, as today is the longest walk of the day – almost 15 km. But that is nothing to worry about, all the walking keeps you incredibly warm. Today’s walk through the deep ravines of the Zanskar is stunning. The sublime walls of the mountains on either sides of the river keep the sunlight away from the Chadar for most part of the day. There are numerous caves in these mountains, big and small. Today is the day when you can see frozen waterfalls, some higher than the others. As the fable goes, centuries ago the local villagers faced a dearth of water and went to Tibet to plead for water. They were given a box which they were to open once they reached the village, and not any time sooner. But curiosity got the better out of them, and when they opened the box, two fishes jumped out of it, creating two huge waterfalls. One of those waterfalls, miraculously, is not iced-up even in such freezing cold. The rocks below this waterfall are covered with moss, and this is the only greenery you’ll see on this trek. At Tibb, there is a big cave. This cave is the dwelling of all the porters, and they welcome you warm-heartedly in here. The highlight of the day is to share a cup of butter-tea with them! 


DAY 06 :- TIBB TO NAERAK FROZEN WATERFALL - 10,760 - 11,150 ft. - Trek 12.5 KMs -


Stay in tentAttraction Frozen waterfall.Today is the most spectacular of all days on this trek. Walking on the river you cross deep gorges and reach a point where Juniper trees are covered with prayer flags. The porters give you a twig of

this tree tied with a piece of prayer flag as a badge of good-luck and good-health. A few steps away stands the mother-of-all frozen waterfalls – a

huge instance of suspended animation several feet tall and equally wide. You can see dozens of colours in this enormous ice structure as sunlight plays off its surface. Right next to the waterfall is a bridge across the river which is a part of the summer-time road from Zanskar to Leh. The Naerak village lies several feet above the river, a vigorous hour-long trek can take you to the village if you want to see the life of a Zanskari. The camp is set up close to the river. 


DAY 07 :- NAERAK TO TIBB - 10,760 - 11,150 ft. - Trek 12.5 KMs - Stay in tent


Today you start the return journey and go back to the Tibb cave. And if you thought that it was just a matter of retracing your steps back to Chilling, you can think again. The Zanskar River reacts to the slightest change of temperature, and constantly keeps repackaging itself.

The Chadar would have assumed a completely new form, and will it will almost be impossible to say whether you have been here before. On the way, you can meet a lot of locals wearing their traditional woollen Gonchas – some of them monks who are hiking from the Lingshed Monastery to Leh, some of them young students accompanied by their parents returning to their schools in Leh after the winter vacation.

Watching the locals negotiate the Chadar is a fascinating sight. They are suitably adept to the climate and seem very much at home in the sub-zero temperature and the biting cold winds. Nothing wipes the smiles off their faces and dampens the warmth of their spirit.      


DAY 08:- TIBB TO SHINGRA KOMA & Back To Leh- 10,390 to 11,400 ft. - Drive 75 kms | 08.5 Kms Trek |


Stay in Guest House/HotelToday you start the return journey and go back to the Tibb cave. And if you thought that it was just a matter of retracing your steps back to Chilling, you can think again. The Zanskar River reacts to the slightest change of temperature, and constantly

keeps repackaging itself. The Chadar would have assumed a completely new form, and will it will almost be impossible to say whether you have been here before. On the way, you can meet a lot of locals wearing their traditional woollen Gonchas – some of them monks who

are hiking from the Lingshed Monastery to Leh, some of them young students accompanied by their parents returning to their schools in Leh after the winter vacation. Watching the locals negotiate the Chadar is a fascinating sight. They are suitably adept to the climate and seem very much at home in the sub-zero temperature and the biting cold winds. Nothing wipes the smiles off their faces and dampens the warmth of their spirit.


DAY 09: DEPART LEH (FLY OUT)Tour concludes.


Thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to Domestic Airport to catch the flight for your onward Destination


WHAT’S INCLUDED In Chadar Trek Ladakh 8 Night 9 Days Package?


  • Accommodation Leh (Day 1,2,3, 8 according to Itinerary) and Camping while on Trek on Day 4,5,6,7 according to Itinerary).
  • Meals while on trek (Veg.) – Hot Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner starting from Day 4 Lunch to Day 8 Breakfast.
  • Trek equipment’s including -30 degree comfortable double layer sleeping bags, sleeping matts, air breathable 4 season
  • Camping tents, mobile kitchen and utensils for food.
  • First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder for common use.
  • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff to help trekkers.
  • Fixed return transfers from Leh Guest House to Trek Base Camp is included in the package as per the itinerary on Day 4 and Day 8.
  • Porters to carry the common luggage including tents, sleeping bags, kitchen tents, camping ration and food, fuel/kerosene, oxygen cylinders, toilet tents.


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