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Chadar trek Leh 12th Jan to 20th Jan 2018

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12 Jan 18, 09:00 PM To - 20 Jan 18, 12:00 AM

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Chadar trek Leh 12th Jan to 20th Jan 2018

Join the Event | Welcome to Backpackers! ===================== If you aren’t very new to the world of trekking, then you should have heard the name Chadar Trek or Frozen River Trek (Leh). Ladakh can be a difficult place to travel. The mountains are steep and in the winter snowfall closes many of the mountain passes and makes the few roads treacherous. Some villages become completely inaccessible between November and March. One method of accessing snow-bound villages during the winter is trekking on top of the ice of frozen rivers. The Chadar trek is one such route, connecting villages in the Zanskar valley (deep in the mountains) with Chilling (on the road to Leh) along the frozen Zanskar River. This route has been used for centuries for trade and transportation, and is most reliable in February when the ice is most stable. The ‘Chadar’ is a perfect example of this resourcefulness of the Ladakhis and their indomitable spirit, in the face of such daunting odds. The term ‘Chadar’ means blanket in the local language, thereby giving an indication to the nature of this whole experience. Large sections of the river Zanskar, which is one of the mightiest rivers in Ladakh, freeze over in the dead of winter and are covered by a thick blanket of ice. This frozen blanket or ‘Chadar’ is the only way in and out for Zanskaris in winter, when the road and various other caravan routes are closed due to heavy The icy wonderland of the ‘Chadar trek’ snowfall blocking the high passes. It has been their traditional trade route in winter for Centuries. The seven to eight days walk from chilling to Padum is both challenging as well as an incomparably exiting experience. The landscape aquires a pristine grandeur in winter as the trail enters into the gorge of the Zanskar, where temperatures sometimes drop to –30 to - 35 Degree Celsius. Region :- Leh, Ladakh, J & K Max Altitude :- 11,123 Ft. Approx Trekking Km :- 75 Kms. Tentative Schedule: ============== 12th Jan Home to Delhi 13th Jan Delhi to Leh 14th Jan Leh to Shingra 15th Jan Shingra to Dip Cave 16th Jan Dip Cave to Nayrak 17th Jan Nayrak to Dip Cave 18th Jan Dip Cave to Shingra 19th Jan Shingra to leh 20th Jan Leh to Delhi to home Approximate Cost: =============== 19000 rupees + Environment Fee Note* Above cost does not include the travel cost from home town to Leh or vice versa. --------- Cost Terms ========== Inclusions ----------------- 0. Experienced and professional guide & mountaineers 1. Accommodation. (Camping) and Leh guest house with Breakfast 2. Meals while on trek (Veg.) 3. Trek equipment's. 4. Permits. 5. First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder. 6. Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff to help trekkers. 7. Transport from Leh to Road head and return. Exclusions ------------------ 1. Food / Meal in Leh(Lunch and Dinner). 2. Any kind of personal expenses. 3. Insurance. 4. Porter to carry personal luggage. 5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head price Includes. Note : Normally Backpackers expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don't want to carry your backpack so you can give it to porter, but you have to inform us in advance so that we can arrange potters accordingly for you, this will be charged service which you can pay on the spot. Inquiry: Call 09677229074 or e-mail backpackwanderers@gmail.com ====== Suggested things to carry: =================== -- One back pack -- Water bottles 2 liters -- Change of clothes for 8 days (ideal - light weight) --Toiletries (Towel, toothpaste, tissue paper, Moisturizer etc.) --Allergy medication (if any) --Torches with new batteries (a must and light weight keep extra batteries) -- Camera (if available) -- Rain Coat / jacket (Must) -- Snacks: Energy bars, dry fruits, electoral/O.R.S. -- Personal Medical Kit: Consult your doctor -- some money for safer side (Rs. 5000) Be comfy at the trek ================= -- Trek pants 2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, Capri) -- T-shirts 2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton) -- Fleece T-shirts 1 Nos. -- Fleece jacket 1 Nos. (Alternative: a woolen sweater) -- Down feather / Hollofil jacket 1 Nos. -- Wind & waterproof jacket & pant 1 Pair --Thermal inner 1 Pair -- Poncho 1 Nos. -- Woolen cap 1 Nos. -- Waterproof gloves 1 Pair -- Fleece/woolen gloves 1 Pair -- Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected. People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (Not for Chadar trek) (B)- Photo chromatic glasses. Mind your step ============ Trekking shoes 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip) Floaters/flip-flops 1 Pair (Optional) Cotton socks 4 pairs Woolen socks 2 pairs Gumboots Required only for Chadar trek(which we can rent or purchase from Leh) To confirm your registration, please make payment, as per the following details: Note* Once you make payment please do let us notify by email or phone with the transaction number As registration is limited, please make the payment at the earliest. The cost is inclusive of transport and food. After you have made your transfer, please e-mail the bank confirmation link to backpackwanderers@gmail.com. Cancellations, drop-outs, no shows, refunds and other clauses: ================================================== -- If you are cancelling your trek less than 50 days to the start of the trek Book any other trek till one year or get 50% refund. -- If you are cancelling your trek less than 30 days to the start of the trek Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend. No cash refund. -- Full amount cannot be refunded if we have committed or pre-paid some of our expenses -- For No shows no refund. Note* : In case of sudden weather changes or other natural calamities where the trek has to be called off, refund will be done after deducting off any expenses paid for towards food and transport. This will be decided by us on a case-to-case basis. NOTE: CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL OR ANY OTHER FORM OF INEBRIATION WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AND SUCH DEFAULT PARTIES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TREK. PAYMENT TOO WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.
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