Chadar Trek with Lingshed Village 2020

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Overview

Short Itinerary:

DAY 1: Arrival in Leh (3500 m)

DAY 2: Acclimatization Walk in Leh

DAY 3: Getting a medical check-up at SNM Hospital

DAY 4: Shingra Koma and Somo Paldar

DAY 5: Trek to Dib Cave/Tibb

DAY 6: Dib Cave/Tibb to Camp at Naerak

DAY 7: Naerak Pullu to Lingshed (12 km | 7-8 Hours)

DAY 8: Lingshed to Tibb via Naerak Pullu

DAY 9: Naerak to Tibb

DAY 10: Tibb to Shingra Koma & Back To Leh

DAY 11: Departure from Leh

 

Detailed Itinerary:

DAY 1: 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 2: 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 on your own.

Stay hydrated as you spend your first day of the trek in Leh.

DAY 3: Getting a medical check-up at SNM Hospital

Due to the challenging nature of this particular trek, the 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: Naerak Pullu to Lingshed (12 km | 7-8 Hours)

From Naerak things get little tougher as it not only involves hike on snow and ice, but also some steep climbing. After two hours of level hike, we arrive at the river confluence. From here we leave the Zanskar River and follow the tributary towards the Lingshed village. The trail is quite narrow here so you need to be careful. On arriving at Lingshed, we visit local village monastery, administered by the Gelug sect of Himalayan Buddhism. Lingshed monastery houses idols of Mahakala and Lord Buddha. Monastery also has six other temples and monks’ apartments.

DAY 8: Lingshed to Tibb via Naerak Pullu

This day, the return phase of this Snow Trek to Lingshed Village begins. It will be a long day as you will not be spending a night in Naerak Pullu but walk past it on the way to Tibb. This gives you yet another chance to take photos of that massive frozen waterfall, you saw earlier. Stop here for a while, and try different poses in front of it. On reaching Tibb, get some much-needed rest inside the cave.

DAY 9: Naerak to Tibb

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 woollen Gonchas (robes). Upon Dib Cave, relax and stay overnight at the campsite.

DAY 10: 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 11: 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.

Inclusions:

1. Accommodation during the trek in tents (twin/triple sharing) and Leh Guesthouse (triple/quad sharing) on Day 1,2,3 and Day 10 as per the itinerary.

2. Meals while on trek (Veg.)

3. Trek equipment - (Sub-zero temperature Sleeping Bags, Mattress, Tents, etc.)

4. First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.

5. Experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff to help trekkers.

6. Transportation from Base Camp Leh to Leh is included in the package as per the itinerary.

Exclusions:

1. Wildlife Fee if any

2. Local Union Fees - ALTOA, LAHDC etc

3. Medical expenses (apart from first aid) and insurance of any kind.

4. Mineral Water & any kind of beverages

5. Airport pick-up & drop

6. Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation / hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities or any emergency evacuation expenses.

7. Meals in Leh

8. Insurance

9. Porter to carry personal luggage - Available at Rs.750 per day for up to 9 kg bag

10. Anything not specifically mentioned under 'Inclusions

Activities Options

24,500 per person

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Cancellation Policy detail

1. We would love to host you, but in case you are unable to travel as planned and need to cancel your booking, do not worry. Our simple cancellation process makes sure you receive a quick confirmation and fast refunds.

2. Cancellation made before 30 Days – 70% Refund.

3. Cancellation made within 30 to 15 Days – 50% Refund.

4. Cancellation made after within 15 Days – No Refund.

5. Rescheduling dates within the same trek – 20% of trek charges subject to availability.

6. The applicable refund amount will be credited to you within 30 days after the trek completion date.