Region - Leh Total Duration – 8 Nights / 9 Days (Ex Leh) Maximum Altitude – 3303 m/ 10900 ft Grade – Challenging Best Season – January to feburary Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse in Leh; Organized Campsite Food – On trek – All meals included Distance – 45 KM Things to Pack: Rucksack 60 ltr, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes and Gum Boot, a warm jacket, warmer, woolen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, extra socks (2 pair, cotton or 2 pair, woolen), water bottle(Thermal Flask), torch(with extra battries), cold cream, sunscreen, toilet soap, towel, walking Stick medicines that you usually use. Rates are excluding GST of 5% Note that the cost would vary for customized group according to their requirements The chadar trek is a winter trail trek in zanskar region of ladakh, in Jammu and Kashmir. In the local language chadar means blanket. The Chadar Trek is done on the frozen Zanskar River which provides an access trail to the Zanskar Valley and is used by locals and tourists during the winters seasons. The walls both side of the river rise vertical cliffs up to 600 m high and at some places the zanskar river is only 5m wide. During the summer this river becomes a perfect location for river rafting expedition and during the winters it transforms into an ice sheet where the Chadar trek is performed. For many years Chadar trek attracts tourist from all over the world and it is one of the most exciting and challenging trek. The trek is approximately 105 km on feet, an average trekker completes a distance of 15-17 km everyday. First one have to reach leh, then leh to chilling 3-4 hours drive. Chilling is the last motorable place. From chilling to tilat do is I hour trek. Following day tilat do to gyalpo is about 9-10km. and takes 4-5 hours to reach gyalpo. The other day group has to walk for 5-6 hours from gyalpo to tibb cave. Tibb cave to Nyerek is 9 hours walk. The trek is performed on ice sheet all the way and gives most exciting feel to someone who does the chadar trek. From nyerek we go back to tibb cave and then to gyalpo, to tilat do. Tilat do to chilling and take vehicle to reach leh. So one can try to do the chadar trek but have to wait till winter has come and river frozens . The best time to do the Chadar trek is January to February, when the temperature drops down to -30 to -35 degrees which makes the Zanskar Lake look like a mesmerizing crystal lake. The zanskar locals used the frozen river as for transportation of food material and to reach the nearest town or to their villages. But later this route become an adventurous trek route to those who like to push their limits. Every year many of the people come and experience the toughest and the most adventurous Chadar trek. CHADDAR OVER THE TURQUOISE ZANSKAR IS A FABLED DREAM – Hear Chadar trek story from one our participant. How to Reach LEH Flight is easiest mode of transport. Delhi is center destination. From Delhi there are flights till Leh which fly once daily. Jet Airways, Air India & Go Air offers flight services between New Delhi & Leh. It is very much preferred to make your bookings well in advance as there are surge in pricing after a period of time. Due to snow-capped mountains it’s highly impossible to take road transport. So much preferred is flight. Trek Preparation Chadar Trek is one of the most thrilling & glamorous trek in the world. This trek is done in -15°C and -30°C which is one of the most challenging thing. You need to be mentally as well as physically prepared yourself to survive in such an atmosphere. Your fitness is important although trek is not exhaustive. You need to cope up & be strong to handle such extreme weather conditions at this high altitudes. 3-4 kms of jogging or equivalent workout to this is required. Increase your stamina by doing it every day for 1-2 months. You need to increase you daily walk to make sure you do not strain yourself during trek. Additionally you can train yourself by avoiding hot water, warm clothes & blankets in your own city for couple of months before the trek. Plan the trek well in advance and start building your stamina, strength and lung capacity. Acclimatization is important. You will get a day for this. Try and get acquainted with nature as much as you can. Avoid using heaters in room in Leh before the trek. Drink lot of Liquids (warm water, soup, tea) during trekking days. Embrace the climate & don’t just jump inside blankets. Soon the climate will become bearable & it would be fun.
Region: Ladakh Total Duration – 16 Nights / 17 Days Maximum Altitude – 3870 m/ 12693 ft Grade – Challenging Best Season – January to Feburary Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse in Leh; Organized Campsite Food – On trek – All meals included Distance – 105 Km. Things to Pack: Rucksack 60 ltr, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes and Gum Boot, a warm jacket, warmer, woolen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, raincoat, extra socks (cotton or woolen), water bottle, torch, cold cream, sunscreen, toilet soap, sanitizer, towel, walking Stick medicines that you usually use. Rates are excluding GST of 5% Note that the cost would vary for customized group according to their requirements
Region: Parvati Valley Total Duration – 5 Nights / 6 Days Maximum Altitude – 4182 m/ 13800 ft Grade – Moderate. Best Season – May to October Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite Food – On trek – All meals included Distance – 48 km Sar pass is one of the most popular trails in Shivalik range. Sar, in local dialect, means a lake. Sar Pass is a moderately challenging trek in the Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh, situated at an altitude of 14000 ft, it can be considered as a great introduction to high altitude trekking. This trek is also very popular amongst Indian trekkers. Sar valley overlooks the beautiful Parvati valley abundant in natural treasure. The valley is surrounded by snow clad mountains, perennial streams, waterfalls, and lush green forests. It is the seventh heaven for any adventurous traveler and nature lovers. The base camp for Sar pass trek is at Kasol. It is surrounded by snow capped mountains temperate climate and elegant pine forests. It resembles much the beauty of molten gold in the first and last beams of sunlight. It is truly breath taking to watch the sunset or sunrise from this point. Kasol is the base for most of the trekking trails in the Parvati valley. It is also called as the little Israel of India. So Kasol offers a genuine Israeli food and such other cuisines like Indian, Continental etc. Kasol is located near to the Manikaran, a holy pilgrimage for Hindus and Sikhs. Manikaran also has the hot water springs which are known widely. The serene meadows on the way are a sight to see. After driving for about an hour the trail commences. The trail is packed with dense forests, streams, waterfalls and rocky terrain. The trail to the camp is moderate but steep at the end. Camp is at remote village Grahan. It is as picturesque as its predecessors. Grahan is an ancient village with traditional Himalayan houses surrounded by rhododendron trees. The ascent after Grahan is steep and strenuous. Slow and steady pace of walking is advisable as it assures good acclimatization. Minh Thach is the next campsite, where locals used to graze their livestock. Then we reach Nagaru, which is the last camp before reaching Sar pass. It is a freezing site because of the gusty winds and cold nights. After a long and arduous trek, the sight that Sar pass offers seems like an illusion in it’s beauty and spirit. The top of the Sar pass offers a magnificent view of Himalayan Peaks and meadows. The descent down to Bishkeri is moderate through rhododendron forests. Bhishkeri is a striking meadow campsite with multiple flowers and birds species. One can rejuvenate himself by spending a night at this place. From Bishkeri to Barshaini is a exciting downhill terrain through lush green forests. On the way twin villages Pulga and Tulga will pass by. Then cross the river Parvati and climb for a while till road head at Barshaini. Take bus or taxi to Manikaran. From here depart to your preferred locations. Trekking, after all, is about the joy of solitude and silence, as much as it is about forming everlasting friendships. If you are interested in doing this trek, minus the fanfare of fixed departures, you can book with one of the local operators in the Great Wide Open Adventure Travel Network and cross the Sar Pass, with just your own friends for company. The trail is accessible between April to October every year. Things to Pack: Rucksack, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes, a warm jacket, Gloves, warmer, woolen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, rain jacket, extra socks, water bottle, torch, cold cream, sunscreen, toilet soap, towel, Walking Stick medicines that you usually use.
Region – Kullu and Spiti Valley Total Duration – 4 Nights / 5 Days Grade – Moderately difficult Maximum Altitude – 4227 m/ 14600 ft Best Season – Mid June to October Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite Food – On trek – All meals included Distance – 50 KM. Things to Pack: Rucksack, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes, a warm jacket,warmer, woollen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, raincoat, extra socks, water bottle, torch, cold cream, sunscreen, toilet soap, towel, walking Stick medicines that you usually use. Rates are excluding GST of 5% Note that the cost would vary for customized group according to their requirements Details Hampta is the eastern – most pass on the Pir Panjal range which divides the valleys of lahul, Spiti and Kullu. This trek route is the shortest line between the Chandra and Beas rivers and was the favored route before the road over the Rohtang Pass was constructed. Hampta Chandra Taal trek is surrounded by magnificent Himalayan peaks, Deo Tibba, Indra Asan, and Indra Kila. Hampta pass is a popular destination for trekkers & campers accessible on foot from sethan about 5 days. This is one of the most beautiful and feasible trek for all trekkers, Leads through the meadow of flowers, pine forest, oak and Rhodo, Over the Hampta pass 4200 mtrs to arid and dry Chandra valley as Compare to kullu Valley. First reach manali, drive to Prini. Trek starts through Prini village, ascending to jobdi nala via taxi offers extensive view of the Kullu valley. Easy walk of two hour to the campsite just after the road head. The trail begins by flat from jobri nala to chhika walking through the forest of Mapple, Silver Fir, Pine and Oak, paved by the grass and stone and fields of the wild flowers. One can have à cup of tea in a small teahouse on the way, which will refresh you. a gentle ascending walk of an hour ends at the first days camp site- Chikka(3500m.). A pleasant meadow between high bluffs, just above the tree line: common to see a couple of gujjar encampments there. Stay at beautiful campsite in chhika. As we start on the following day, after an hour once have to cross the river than hiking through zigzag uphill on snow and moraines brings you to the balu ka ghera camp site after full day trek. Balu ka ghera offers magnificent evening and twilight views that one cannot forget .High altitude valley often have great lights in the evening and mornings. Next day the trail begins to ascend towards the mighty Hamta pass from balu ka ghera to shea gohru camp. As we go higher to 4000m.the oxygen level starts to decrease and weather can cause any situation. The trail is steep incline till the pass on ice, snow, along glacial lakes and rocky valley. After the incline and passing over the hampta pass, one can enjoy the view of magnificent Himalayan peaks, Deo Tibba, Indra Asan, Indra Kila. The view of the north – Lahul and spiti is Amazing.2000 feet straight below is the Hampta stream, emerging from the hampta glacier to the east and flowing north wards to the Chandra valley. Descent is initially very steep, but then it is a lovely walk of about three hours on the alpine grasslands on right bank of hampta to the Chandra River. In between descending down one can have snow slides alongside on the route. As we arrive at shea gohru landscape is quite different and desolate. Shea gohru is located aside of a river and has very cold temperature with strong winds which makes this place coldest campsite of the whole trek. The trail from Shea Gohru to Chatru (3360m) descends towards the left bank of the river and have to cross it once. Soon the Chandra River and distant valley of Lahul/ Spiti come in to view. After 5 hours of descending to river bank slopes down from the high cliffs all around chatru, is an ideal location for the end of the day. Rest at Chhatru till next day. In the morning after breakfast drive to Chandra Taal Lake. Take magnificent scenery of the lake surrounded by bald peaks vast meadows on the banks of the lake, is a perfect site to explore and hang around. Drive back to chatru. Drive to Manali through Chandra valley over Rohtang pass (4050 m.) the gateway between Lahul/ Spiti and Kullu “valley of the Gods” Descending by snake-curved road through the pasture of wild flowers and forest of silver Oak, Fir, Popular and waterfalls will accompany till Manali.
Region: Leh Total Duration – 7 Nights / 8 Days Maximum Altitude – 6153 m/ 20182 ft. Grade – Challenging Best Season – July to October Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite Food – On expedition – All meals included Distance – 50 KM. Mount stok kangri is one of the finest peaks made by mother nature especially for those who have always aspired to be a climber but never have had the opportunity before. For starters, stok kangri is the highest peak in the stok range of the himlayas. Stok kangri is particularly famous as an initial non technical expedition into high altitude mountaineering. It is known to be one of the trouble free 6000 m. trek in the world, never the less a demanding expedition into high altitude mountaineering. Your trek starts with the arrival from Delhi to Leh. Trekking in Leh is the best option for trekking in India and therefore it attracts tourist from every corner of the world. Leh the capital of Ladakh is situated at the height of 3500-3800m.above sea level and the most adventurous place for the passionate trekkers. Spend some time to acclimatize in the local atmosphere. Leh is the place where you get the perfect combination of natural elegance with cultural beauty. The trek starts from Stok village.The whole path to the Stok Village is full of natural magnificence and flourishing green trees. Once we started you will reach Mankarmo in 4-5 hours. We will spend a night at Camp. Next day hike to the Base Camp. The entire trail has engulfed many ridges so you can feel the swift change in the scenery. Base camp is set up in a grassy area, it is a place that gives enchantment to everyone. Staying in mesmerizing location in the tents gives a life time experience. Following day rest and adequate knowledge about all the possibilities and challenges of the trek will be given by the Guide/Instructor. In the morning you will trek to summit Stok Kangri. Ascend climbing for 9-10 hours and you will reach at the top of the ridge. Standing at the summit, you can view to your north the Karakoram Range, the Zanskar Range to your south and the Indus valley below. At your front, the extensive and open ground provides you an imperial feel. This trek offers you the incredible trekking experience that you will never forget. Descend back to the base camp, stay overnight. Back to the roadhead. Depart to you preferred destinations.
Region – Parvati and Spiti Valley Total Duration – 10 Nights / 11 Days Grade – Extremely difficult Maximum Altitude – 5319 m/ 17451 ft Best Season – Mid June to October Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite Food – On trek – All meals included Distance – 78 KM. Details Have you ever looked at a river, a stream or a waterfall and wondered where did all this fierce flowing water come from? Have you ever wished to see its origin? If you have ever pondered over these questions, you are at the right place. Rated as one of the most coveted treks by experienced trekkers, Pin Parvati Pass is challenging, brutal and absolutely mesmerizing. This pass links Parvati Valley in Kullu with Pin Valley of Spiti. It is a 1 kilometer walk to a height of 5300 mts that comes with its share of beauty and challenge. The trek takes you to and across many glaciers, specifically the origin of the Parvati and Pin rivers. This trans Himalayan trek takes you to the natural hot water spring at Kheerganga, alpine meadows, many waterfalls pouring down from monstrous mountains, pilgrim Mantalai lake, glaciers, finally the dry and magnificent Spiti. The trek involves steep slopes, gradual climbs, barren mountains, monstrous weather and high altitude. Continuous rain and snowfall makes the walk more difficult than it may seem. Rock climbing, snow trekking, waterfall crossings and wading through water bare foot is a common occurrence. One would require utmost stamina and fitness to complete the trail. Pin Parvati trek is the most beautiful and adventurous, because of its high Pin Parvati Pass which separates the pin and parvati valleys. Trek that takes one from the parvati valley in kullu to the pin valley in Spiti across the 5319-meter Pin one need to be extremely fit and very well prepared for this trek as there is absolutely no habitation along its entire length. Trek commences from Gwacha, a tiny hamlet high up the parvati valley, past manikaran. From there the route follows the Parvati river upstream for three days with night halt at Kheer Ganga (Hot water spring). Pandupul (Steeped in the Pandava mythology) and Mantalai. One passes through amazing forest of Betula (Bhojpatra) and walnut, make a few risky river crossings on wire suspended baskets. Only person you may now meet are the migratory gujjars and gaddis. On the way, u find rich fauna and flora with flowers and spices as well as fossil rich rocks. Treeline is crossed just before pandupul. Mantalai is a huge glacial lake at 4116 meters. It is the source of the Parvati. It is an awesome sight with glaciers flowing down to it from all sides. From here it is another two days of hard climbing to the Pin Parvati Pass. The saddle of the pass is covered with a permanent ice-field and must be crossed with great care as it is criss-crossed with crevasses. Fifth day campsite is far below the pass, on the banks of the infant Pin river at 4200 meters. It takes four more days to reach the first village on the pin side Mudh. The entire stretch from the pass to mudh is in the Pin Valley National Park, which provides a haven for many rare species- snow leopard, spiti wolf, ibex and bhural. So be prepared to enter the land of the ibex and Snow leopard. A road has now reached mudh, 12 kms. Beyond which is sagnam/Mikkim(3600meters) a twin village located at the confluence of the pin and the paraiho. From here it is a spectacular drive of 35Kms. To Kaza, and then on to Manali over the Kunzum and Rohtang Passes.
Region: Manali / Bir Total Duration – 09 Nights / 10 Days Maximum Altitude – 4900 m/ 16000 ft. Grade – Challenging Best Season – June to October Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse in Manali; Organized Campsite Food – On trek – All meals included Distance – 80 KM. Things to Pack: Rucksack, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes, a warm jacket,warmer, woollen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, raincoat, extra socks, water bottle, torch, cold cream, sunscreen, toilet soap, towel, walking Stick medicines that you usually use.
Region: Manali,Lahul Valley,Ladakh and Kargil Total Duration – 09 Nights / 10 Days Maximum Altitude – 5900 m/ 19470 ft Grade – Extremely difficult. Best Season – Mid June to September Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite Food – On trek – All meals included Kang la pass Kang-la Pass is a high Altitude trekking which is less frequented, magnificent and highly challenging trek from one valley to the other. Kang-la Pass was formally used by the Lahouli peoples to cross into the Zanskar and Ladakh region. So it was discovered as a travel route by the local inhabitants earlier, which later on become the strenuous trekking route for rest of the adventurous world. It is the toughest and the most difficult trek which gives one the lifetime experience reaching at the height of 5,450m. This trek can be categorized into the expedition level too, cause of its day to day covered long distances and the terrain so unpredictable. The geography of the valley is changing very fast in the interiors of the Kang-la glacier. So it is not like normal routine trekking, it demands a great effort though it is not for the neophytes. It consists of the great plains of Than Patan to endless moraines, Glaciers and dangerous crevasses. It is kind of technical in a bit, but the gravity of the trek is so hard. This trek takes one from the lush green valleys of Mayar to arid and deserted valley of Zanskar. This trek is so remote and unexplored that one could see by his own while treading on the route. The Kang-la Pass trek starts from the little town of Udaipur to the interiors of Mayar Valley. Mayar valley owns an ancient culture, architecture and lifestyle, which is influenced by the Hinduism and Buddhism. This influence of religions can be found all across the valley. Mayar valley is a lush green valley with rich Himalayan flora and fauna. It is ideal place for studying Himalayan herbal plants and fauna. The trekking route at initial is pleasant with flat green lands, which becomes harder as the moraine slants and multiple chilling rivers encounter. The moraines are so vast and endless till the Kang-la Glacier and beyond. Climbing on the long glacier fields amidst the mighty snow capped peaks arouses an amazing feeling of devotion and love to the Nature. The Kang-La Glacier is stretched about 10-13 km on the each side of the pass with dangerous crevasses on the top and below. This part of the trek needs technical assistance by roping up the pack. The Kang-la glacier is melting so fast that the crevasses are getting broader and deeper each year. So all the safety measures are must at some point. After crossing over the pass is the downhill on glacier with crevasses then scree and keeps on slanting till the campsite. Now the trail is again flat but with less vegetation of the Himalayan Herbs such as ‘Thyme’. Sun is hard and wind is dry as we enter the Zanskar valley. One might get a chance see the grazing Yaks, Marmots, Musk Deers and Ibexes. This aridness on the trail continues whole in the region. Our last point of this trek is Bardan Gompa., famous for its 180cm. high Mani Prayer Wheel. At Bardan Gompa our treks ends and drive to Leh via Kargil starts. Overall the trek is comprehensive with pleasant memories.
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