CHADAR TREK 2018.
The Chaddar is a lifeline to Zanskari people from the rest of the world, the Chaddar is the pride and prestige of the Zanskari which connects them from different cultural and traditional background people to exchange the life saving techniques during harsh winter climate which goes up to -40 C. Chaddar is mostly walking on ice sheets formed from the flowing water river of Zanskar, which connects them from the outside world and in fact the Ladakh region and its people. Zanskari people praise the Chaddar trail rather than complaining to Almighty for remaining isolated from the rest of the countries, because it gives them an opportunity to spend most of their time with the family and friends, cheering Local butter tea and playing local games during winter. The Chaddar also gives them an opportunity in income generation and livelihood, the Zansakri feel proud in leading the trekkers for Chaddar, which also makes them the finest guides in exploring and experimenting with new and challenging routes. The Zanskari will tell you the mountain ghost stories and the deities which protects the Zanskari from failing during the winter harsh climate.
Advice: you have to bring the very attitude and the basic tool and that is the:
“SPIRIT OF KEEP GOING”, it is well said “FAILING IS NOT A CRIME BUT LACK OF EFFORT IS”.
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How to reach:
In winter time (By Air flight only):
The flight tickets get very expensive at the last hour; it is advisable to book your tickets well in advance to get a cheap fair.
Terms and Conditions:
Cost Inclusions: -
1.Accommodation in Guest house/ Hotel in Leh on the 01st and the last day (08th day) and rest camping during the treks according to the itinerary.
Three times veg meal during the trek only plus tea and snacks.
Well experienced and qualified trek leader, guide and the support staff.
First aid kit plus oxygen cylinder.
Wild life fee, Red Cross fee and trekking permits from the administration.
Transport from Hotel/ Guest house to trekking point and return.
Airport picks and drops.
Food during your stay in Leh before trek starts and after the trek.
Porters to carry personal luggage.
Tips, monastery and Monument entry fees, Mineral water, Extra tours and anything which is not specifically mentioned in the cost inclusions.
Note: it is expected to carry your personal luggage on your own during the trek as you are challenging yourself against the odds, but in some cases if someone fell tired, the porters can carry your extra personal luggage for a fee of INR 500 per bag per day.
Book in advance:
Booking in advance will not only give you enough time for preparation but also gives you options to choose the departure dates according to your time availability. It will also help you in cost cutting while purchasing your flight tickets. We advise you to book your international or domestic Air flight tickets well in advance.
You can also book the Chaddar at the last time as well, we are well experienced enough to organise late trek well off.
Keen Venturers owns the right to apply the cancellation charges; any legal matter is subjected to Leh jurisdiction only.
In the event of making cancellation of the trek, Keen Venturers must be informed before in writing, the cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive cancellation notification.
The cancellation charges are as follows:
Up to 30 days: 75% of the trek cost will be refund.
Between15 to 29 days: 50% of the trek cost will be refund.
Between 14 to 10 days: 25% of the trek cost will be refund.
Less than 10 days: no refund.
Note: due to natural calamities or poor ice layer formation on the Zanskar River for the Chadder, no refund will be made, but Keen Venturers could organize a substitute tour in Leh around only.
How to make this Chaddar a memorable one?
Keen Venturers always aim for responsible and sustainable tourism, and as a team we also believe your participation and cooperation in achieving our goal, since you will be trekking in an eco friendly zone with varieties of flora and fauna, make sure that you do not litter this environment which are home for many endangered species and also make sure to bring back the waste produced during the trek for proper disposal.
Educate yourself about the environment, ecology, customs and traditions of Ladakh.
Minimise your carbon footprint by avoiding and not using plastics of any kind.
Keep all pollutants away from the river, streams and other water sources.
Do not urinate or defecate near water sources or camping ground.
Ladakh is rich in monasteries, other religious and historical sites, keeping in view the sanctity, abide by the guidelines and follow the instruction set by the local authorities.
Do not interfere, interrupt or disturb the locals you encounter during the trek, respect the privacy of the host; always seek permission before taking their pictures.
Do not carry any sort of drugs or alcohol, refrain from these activities.
Take happy memories and leave nothing but you footprints.
Note: abide and follow the instructions given by the trek leader/guide in order to make this trek a lifetime memorable.
Hotel/guest house on arrival and after the trek.
Camping during the trek.
To and fro transport for the trek.
Lunch Veg meal.
Dinner veg meal.
Activities during the Trek:
Trekking through the trail.
Camping during the trek.
Photography on nature trails.
Night photography/ Star grazing.
Cultural exchange activities.
Equipments we provide:
Alpine tents/ dome shaped tents.
First aid kit.
Professional trek leader.
Professional local route guide.
Professional local cook.
Professional local Porters and staff.
Participants/trekkers to carry things:
Personal bag/belonging, waterproof backpack with a capacity of 70ltr.
Personal sleeping bag.
Walking stick/trekking pole.
Head torch with spare batteries.
Minimum 2-3 pair water proof trek pants.
Woollen thermal inner vest and lower.
Woollen 6-7 pair socks.
A woollen and a water proof gloves.
Woollen monkey cap.
Water proof/windcheater jacket.
Woollen full sleeve sweaters.
U/V protected sun glass.
Sunscreen lotion SPF40+.
Cold cream and body lotion.
Water purifying tablets.
Toiletries (Towel, Toilet paper, hand sanitizer, hand wash soaps, toothpaste etc).
Hot water bottle.
Dry fruits and chocolate bars/ energy bars.
Medicines: Like, Avomine, Avil 25mg, Betadine, Band aid, Cotton, Crepe bandage 2 roll, Crocin, Combiflam , Diamox, Disprin, Digene, Norflox, , Gauze cloth, Leukoplast, Oral dehydration Salts like Electral/Enerzal, Pain relieving spray like Volini/Moov.
ID proof like: passport, voter’s card, Adhar card, driving licence etc.
Medical fitness certificate.
Passport size photos 04 nos.
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