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Chadar Trek Frozen River

Max Altitude

11,100 FT

Grade

Difficult

Duration

8 Days

Trekking KM.

62 KM

Suitable for:Serious trekkers who want to experience extremely cold temperatures
Experience:Experience of any high altitude trek, at least 1 treks of 5,000m/16,400ft.
Fitness:Sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes

25,500 /Person

  • +5% GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Leh airport to Leh airport | included transport
  • Pick up and centrally heated room included

Overview

Trek Info


  • Trail TypeOne way trail, The trek starts and ends at Shingra Koma.
  • Rail HeadNo Rail Head
  • AirportLeh (Kushok Bakula Rimpochee) Airport
  • Base CampLeh
  • Best Season
    • Winter Treks (November, December, January, February, March)
  • SnowJanuary & February
  • Services fromLeh Airport to Leh Airport | Included Transport
  • MealsMeals while on trek (Veg + Egg)
  • StayCentrally Heated Hotel with hot water & Camping (2 in one tent)


  • Region - Ladakh
  • Duration - 8 Days
  • Grade - Difficult
  • Max Altitude - 11100 Ft.
  • Approx Trekking Km - 62 Kms.

WHY IS IT A MUST-DO TREK?

Chadar Trek in Ladakh is like no other trek in the Himalayas. A walk on a frozen glass-like river with dramatic mountains on either side is an experience of a lifetime. Only 11,150 feet above sea level, the Chadar Trek almost feels like a trek to the North Pole, where temperatures drop to -30 degrees at night, food is transported on sledges, and survival instincts flourish, making it a do before you die adventure. You can get to know the Zanskari culture, which is a blend of Tibetan and Indian cultures,  in-depth as you trek and experience the hospitality of the locals. A highlight of the Zanskar frozen river trek is the Nerak waterfall, a waterfall that is completely iced over from top to bottom.

One of the most stunning and exhilarating winter treks across the blue planet, the Chadar Trek is a thrilling expedition over the frozen Zanskar River. There is also a possibility of seeing some exotic wildlife such as blue sheep, snow leopards, and ibex in the frozen surroundings. Success in this challenging trek provides trekkers with an unparalleled sense of satisfaction and exhilaration. Adventurers traverse through jaw-dropping scenery and bone-chilling climates.

Trekkers who have a passion for adventure and are prepared for harsh conditions cannot afford to miss out on the Frozen River Trek. The high spirits that can be felt by traversing through the snowy boulders are beyond words.

ABOUT THE TREK

This magnificent trek lies in the Leh region of Ladakh. The Chadar Trek, one of the popular winter treks, is also one of the longest trekking trails in the Indian Himalayan region that covers an entire stretch of 62 kilometres in 8 chilly days. The Chadar Trek swipes several trekkers’ dreams like a walk to paradise, making it a part of their diary. The journey leads off from Ladakh to the snowbound villages of the Zanskar valley. This trek grades as difficult as walking on this frozen river isn’t an easy task.

Apart from the apparent speciality of making the trekkers walk on a thick sheet of ice covering the Zanskar river, the Chadar Trek is also a major attraction for adventure seekers for the many fascinating and out-of-this-world sights that the trek brings you across. Starting from the Magnetic Hill and the Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, the trek brings you across natural wonders like the frozen waterfalls, knee-deep snow, and white sand – the epitome of a cold desert-like Ladakh!  The most iconic sight of the Chadar Trek is the frozen Nerak waterfall. The water, falling from a height of 56 ft, seems frozen in time itself, suspended mid-air. The curious sights will set your senses on fire and make the memories of Chadar trek sharp in your memory every time you envision them later! If you are looking for a splendid trekking experience in India, the Chadar trek is the answer!

The best time for the Chadar trek is from mid-January to mid-February, that is when the Zanskar river freezes, and you get to walk on massive slabs of ice, spreading for miles and miles. The landscapes and overall experience will leave their imprints on your hearts forever. When it comes to trekking In India, Chadar is the most glamorous trek.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE TREK

The journey starts at the mountain town of Leh. The only way to reach Leh is by flight, and it is surrounded by snow giving it a complete white look. One can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped mountains from the flight as it descends toward Leh, located at 11400 feet above sea level. Airport pick up is arranged for you and is included in the cost. The network is available here (only post-paid). ATM is available so collect all the money required for the trip.

Things to keep in mind-

Bring a copy of ID proof and 2 photographs. For Foreigners, a copy of passport and visa to be brought.

Keep the boarding pass with you it will be needed for permission on the third day.

Gumboots are mandatory.

Carry two thermos flasks of 1 litre each.

Visit to any very high altitude place or pass is not advisable.

Consumption of alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited.

 Walking in gumboots will take a while, so be prepared for some slips and falls! It’s advisable to carry a small backpack which will protect your back at the time of falls.

If the medical tests declare that you are not fit to go for the Chadar trek, you will not be allowed. For refund policies, please contact your Trek Coordinator.

Across the Ice

The ice can be as dangerous at times as it can be safe during others. One needs to figure out the safe paths over the precarious sheet and always be aware of the ice conditions below the feet. The trekkers can camp in the caves along the banks like the locals or set up tents where the ice is the most stable. The setting is close to twenty degrees below freezing point and decreases further after sundown as well. Warm and layered clothes are recommended, as is being on the move as much as possible. This helps invariably keep the body warm, prevent cold sores, and keep the blood from freezing.

Walking with gumboots on will be a challenge in the initial stage. Understanding the ice patterns will take time slowly but steadily, you will know which surface is fragile and trustworthy. There are multiple ice surfaces that you would come across while walking on the mighty Zanskar, and as you start walking, you will know more about it. Planting your foot will be important in most cases you can check for the ice for its steadiness with your walking stick before stepping on it completely. A small and light backpack will help you to manage your body weight effectively.

Nerak will be the coldest of all the campsites on the trek where the temperature goes down to as low as -30 degrees during the night. It will be vital that you wear proper clothing in layers to stay safe from the biting cold. If you manage to reach the waterfall on time, there are chances of paying a visit to the Nerak Village. You will be camping at a distance of 15-20 minutes from the waterfall.

Better Safe than Sorry

It is always recommended to be aware of the ice conditions at all times. There are several factors to consider for ensuring a safe journey. Most of these factors involve the conditions of the ice and the footing choices of the trekker. The precautions include:

The trekker must be aware of the ice sheet conditions.

There may be cracks in the ice this should be avoided.

Finding spots with a coating of snow is the best place to walk normally.

Slippery ice can be found on several sections as well and should be walked on with utmost care.

Cracks may suddenly appear under one’s feet, and it is required to move to more solid footing immediately.

The ice is not always in trekker’s favour, and one should always respect it and be aware of the conditions at all times, especially while choosing the camping spot.

 

Gear and Trekking Info

Trekking gear should be brought from home as there are not many places available at Leh during the winter where supplies can be bought. Food that can be preserved and made quickly, such as instant noodles, is an excellent addition. One should always have enough before starting off as it is recommended to be moving for the better part of the day to keep warm and keep the journey in momentum. Ice picks, trekking boots, several layers of extra warm clothing are a compulsion in such conditions. Tents are recommended but optional as one can easily camp in caves like the locals who journey across the river. However, being a non-local, that idea may not be advisable and carrying tents is always commendable.

The best time for the Chadar trek is from January to the end of February. The river freezes into a mesmerising sheet of ice during this time, perfect for taking up this adventurous trek. Nerak will be the coldest of all the campsites on the trek where the temperature goes down to as low as -30 degrees during the night. It will be important that you wear proper clothing in layers to stay safe from the biting cold. If you manage to reach the waterfall on time, there are chances of paying a visit to the Nerak Village. You will be camping at a distance of 15-20 minutes from the waterfall.

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

Nerak village-

Nerak serves as a base camp for the trek and the first village of the Zanskar region. The view of the sunset from Nerak is so gripping that an avid adventurer cannot afford to miss it. This region is sheer bliss for a nature lover’s eyes. The inhabitants of Nerak village have to trek the mountains for one and half days to reach Leh town during summer, and during winter, they use the frozen Zanskar River for their journey to the district headquarters. The village is comprised of a rudimentary health dispensary and a solar plant. The children study at the residential school in Lingshed and shift to Ladakh for further studies. In the winter they come to the village for holidays. The children trek to Lingshed village, crossing Zingla pass at the height of 5200 mts.

Nerak Waterfall-

As you move on to Nerak, the 13km long trail will take you to the most iconic landmark of the Chadar trek. i.e. The frozen waterfall. The frozen waterfall is a natures masterpiece that attracts trekkers around the world. Nerak Waterfall is 56 feet high. The blue colour visible gives a hint of the running flow of water behind this frozen form. Due to the climate, very few trekkers can reach here. The challenges that are met on this route are many. Sometimes the ice sheet hasn’t formed, or the waterfall isn’t frozen. In such cases, trekkers have to trek up the mountain.

Tilat Sumdo – Tilat Sumdo acts as a campsite for Chadar Trek. ‘Sumdo’ literally means ‘the confluence’. There is a small stream meeting the Zanskar at this point. Tilat Sumdo offers splendid vistas of the Himalayan Range.

Shingra Koma – Positioned about 10 kilometres away from Tilat Sumdo, Shingra Koma is a scenic spot showcasing rustic beauty that simply spellbinds travellers. Shingra Koma is a place with unsurpassed tranquillity and a mesmerising panorama.

Tibb – Tibb is a picturesque place offering a fascinating waterfall and cave. This Tibb cave is also used for overnight stays by the trekkers. The vistas of sun-kissed mountains from Tibb are an enchanting sight to witness

Nerak – Nerak serves as a base camp for the trek. The sunset view from Nerak is so gripping that an avid adventurer cannot afford to miss it. This region is sheer bliss for a nature lover’s eyes.

Dibyokma – Dibyokma is a campsite that offers dream-like panoramas, including breathtaking views of the Himalayas. The serene and intact environment of Dibyokma makes tourists fall in love with this place.

Lingshed – One of the oldest villages in Ladakh, Lingshed boasts awe-inspiring exquisiteness of nature. This region is prominently famous for the Lingshed Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh.

HISTORY

 

When trekking from Shingra Koma to Tibb, Midway through the day, youll come across a giant waterfall that is not entirely frozen and small prayer flags on the trees around mark this place.

It is said that Nerak once ran out of water and a holy man went to Kailash to pray for water for his people. On his way back, he was carrying a pot of water with two fishes with the instructions of not keeping it down anywhere along the way. But he happened to put it at this spot, and two fishes jumped right out to create this giant waterfall. Legend has it that this waterfall traces its origin back to Kailash.

Chadar Trek that we all know as one of the most adventurous treks in India, was never supposed to be a trekking or any adventurous hiking route.

With a population of about 14,000 people, Zanskar valley connects its administrative capital Padum to the mainland of Leh via Pensi La, about 250 km from Kargil.

Now, every winter, when the temperature goes down to -10 C to -15 C, this Pensi La pass gets heavy snowfall making it completely inaccessible by the locals, making Zaskar completely cut off from the rest of the Jammu amp Kashmir for the next 3-4 months.

Now, this is when the Zanskar river freezes to create a highway of ice known as chadar, and locals call it “Khado Sanglam”, and let people walk on it.

Local people of Zanskar decided to use this not so easy 100km route to reach Chilling, from where they can take the all-weather road to Leh. Every year, people wait for the winters so that when the river can freeze, they can make a walkable path of ice and reach back home.

Even schools kids studying in Leh use this frozen route to go back home during winter holidays.

All this looks like a very local affair until some adventure-seeking travellers came to know about his route. They found that these massive mountains walking on a frozen river can be a great adventure and a profitable business. And now we all know this as Chadar Trek.

Who can participate

    • Age; 15 years.
    • Experience of any high altitude trek, at least 1 treks of 4,000m/13,100ft.
    • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.
    • The climber should be able to carry a 12-16 kg backpack.

     

    Note:-

    • Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have a company of parent/guardian.
    • Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.

     

    Health Awareness

    • Pulse rate at rest must be in between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
    • Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 - 130 mm Hg)
    • Respiratory rate at rest must be in between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
    • Should not have Liver and kidney issues
    • Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Very High blood pressure etc
    • No pacemaker implant

Itinerary

Day 1 : Reporting day at Leh
    • Altitude: Leh 3,500m/11,450 ft.
    • Keep your woollen cap and gloves handy at Airport.
    • Ariport pick up is included in the cost.
    • Orientation & Briefing of the trek at 12:00 noon (Mandatory).
    • Check in Hotel (10:00 am | centrally heated room |attached wash room in running condition | hot water in buckets.
    • Bring a copy of ID proof and 2 photo graphs. Foreigner, a copy of passport and visa.
    • Keep the boarding pass with you, it will be needed for permission on the third day.
    • Network is available (only post-paid).
    • ATM is available.
    • Visit of any very high altitude place or pass is not advisable.
    • Consumption of alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited.
    • Spend the day in the room itself to acclimatise.

You will be landing at the Leh airport which is one of the most picturesque airports that you would come across. Just before the touchdown time, you'll be greeted with the entire range of snow-capped peaks that will surely get you wonderstruck. It's important to keep your warmies handy as you'll fell the sudden drop in temperature as soon as you arrive at the Leh airport. A jacket, woolen gloves and a woolen cap is a necessity. After reaching the guesthouse you will be given enough time to relax and acclimatize to the conditions. Later in the evening, you can spend some time at the Leh market for last minute window shopping. It is very important that you get used to the cold temperature in Leh because the temperature will only tend to fall as you start walking on the frozen Zanskar. From the end of January to mid-February, the temperature can be anything between -10 to -15 degrees during the day. It is also important to keep your body hydrated by increasing the intake of fluids that will help to maintain your body temperature.

Day 2 : Acclimatization Day
    • Rest + Acclimatisation day.
    • Sightseeing included in the cost (Hall of Fame, Shey Monastery, Thiksey Monastery).
    • Visit of any very high altitude place or pass is not advisable.
    • Consumption of alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited.
    • Stay in Hotel | centrally heated room |attached wash room in running condition | hot water in buckets.

Keeping in mind the health problems that trekkers are facing (AMS), as per the new regulations applied, anyone doing the Chadar Trek should be atleast spending two days in Leh to get your body fully acclimatize to the weather conditions. It is irrevocable and it is important that it is strictly followed by every trekker. You can spend the day by visiting the places around the city. You can also join us while we conduct a small sight seeing session(included in the cost). It only for 3-4 hours, covering all the major spots of Leh. It is advisable that you avoid visiting places which are at a higher altitude. Crosscheck you essentials before going to bed.

Day 3 : Medical test day
    • Wake up early and get ready for medical tests | height & weight, blood pressure and oxygen level.
    • Drive/Walk to the Government Medical camp.
    • Get your Oxygen and BP reading (There is a long queue due to rush of tourists. It may take 3-4 hours depending on the rush).
    • Late afternoon insurance formalities.
    • Enjoy evening in Leh.
    • Stay in Hotel | centrally heated room |attached wash room in running condition | hot water in buckets.

Today is the big day. This day decides whether you continue further or not. Wake up early and to reach the Medical Camp as early as possible. Even though tests take less time, due to tourists rush it gets delayed. In the late afternoon we shall finish insurance formalities, if any. In case the tests declare you are not fit go for Chadar trek, you will not be allowed. For refund policies, please contact your Trek Coordinator.

Day 4 : Leh to Shingra Koma drive then Trek to Tsomo Paldar
    • Altitude: Tsomo Paldar 3,200m/10,500 ft.
    • Altitude: Shingra Koma 3,150m/10,300
    • Breakfast at hotel included in the cost.
    • Drive: Shingra Koma 75 km, 3-4 hrs.
    • Trek: 3km | 2 hr.
    • Gumboots are mandatory.
    • Carry two thermos flask of 1 litre each.
    • Hot lunch on the way.
    • Stay in tents | twin sharing.
    • Drive through Gurudwara Pathar Sahib (3,500m/11,500ft), Magnetic Hill (3,350m/11,000ft) and the confluence of the Zanskar and Indus (3,100m/10,200ft).

    Note: Walking in gumboots will take a while, so be prepared for some slips and falls! It’s advisable to carry a small backpack which will protect your back at the time of falls.

On this day, you'll be headed to the first campsite which is Tsomo Paldar via Chilling & Shingra Koma. Shingra Koma is the most unique place of Chadar for it is placed at U bend of Zanskar. Forming a wonderful place with lots of views. Today, will be one of the most scenic drives which lets you witness some of the top spots in Ladakh. Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill and the confluence of the Zanskar and Indus are some of the places where you can take a pit stop for clicking pictures. After 3-4 hours drive along the Zanskar will get you to Shingra Koma. The car will drop you right where the road ends, this will be your starting point of walking on the Zanskar.

The layer of Chadar may seem thin here, you can also see various rock formations. Walking with gumboots on will definitely be a challenge in the initial stage. Understanding the ice patterns will take time, slowly but steadily you will know which surface is fragile and which is trustworthy. There are multiple number of ice surfaces that you would come across while walking on the mighty Zanskar and as you start walking you will know more about it. Planting your foot will be important in most of the cases, you can check for the ice for its steadiness with your walking stick before stepping on it wholeheartedly. A small and light backpack will help as you will able to manage your body weight in an effective manner. After an hour and half of slipping, falling and trying to gather your balance you'll be reaching your first campsite at Tsomo Paldar. This will be your first experience of camping under sub-zero temperatures.

Day 5 : Tsomo Paldar to Tibb Cave
    • Altitude: 3,350m/ 10,950 ft.
    • Trek 14km | 6-7hr.
    • Make sure you fill your thermos with warm water before you leave.
    • Pass through a waterfall which never freeze.
    • It will be sunny only around 9-10 in the morning.
    • Hot Lunch on the way.
    • Visit small cave, in that cave the local porters rest for the night.
    • Stay in tents | twin sharing.

Chadar is one such trek where your not gaining altitude in quick successions. Slowly but gradually from Tsomo Paldar to Tibb Cave (6-7 hours), you will be gaining an altitude of 400ft. (Tsomo Paldar: 11,400 to Tibb Cave: 11,800) After spending a cold night in the tent at Tsomo Paldar get done with you breakfast that will re-energize your senses in the morning. The much needed hot cup of tea will be special in such frosty conditions. As you start heading to the next campsite which is Tibb Cave, this trek route has some of the most eye-catching frozen waterfalls that you'll see. Waterfalls that stand frozen in time. The source of some of these frozen waterfalls is still unknown and there are a lot of myths amongst the villagers. The mighty Zanskar will be flowing all along with you on the trail and the emerald green water will have a smooth soothing You will be served lunch midway to Tibb cave. After walking for a couple of hours you'll come across different rock patterns along the way which look art looks when the sun rays fall on them making their way from behind the clouds. You will be camping near the Tibb cave which is surrounded by dry sand.

Day 6 : Tibb Cave to Nerak
    • Altitude: 3,400m/11,100 ft.
    • Trek 13 km / 6-7 hrs.
    • Attraction Frozen waterfall.
    • Hot Lunch on the way.
    • Make sure you fill your thermos with warm water before you leave.
    • Nerak is the first village of Zanskar region.
    • If we reach Nerak Camp on time, we can go to Nerak village.
    • Stay in tent.

As you move on to the most awaited campsite of the trek which is Nerak, the 13km long trail will take you to the most iconic landmark of the Chadar trek. i.e. The frozen waterfall. The frozen waterfall is a nature's masterpiece that attracts trekkers around the world. Hot lunch will be served on your way to Nerak. By far, Nerak will be the coldest of all the campsites on the trek where the temperature goes down to as low as -30 degrees during the night. It will be important that you wear proper clothing in layers to stay safe from the biting cold. If you manage to reach the waterfall on time, there are chances of paying a visit to the Nerak Village as well. You will be camping at a distance of 15-20 minutes from the waterfall.

Day 7 : Nerak – Tibb Cave
    • Altitude 3,400m/11,100 ft to 3,350m/10,950 ft
    • Trek 13 km / 5-6 hrs.
    • Hot Lunch on the way.
    • Make sure you fill your thermos with warm water before you leave.
    • Stay in tent.

You might have heard stories of how unpredictable the weather patterns can get here on the Chadar trek. There are instances where the formation of Chadar no longer exists on your way back from Nerak. In the same way, you will witness a new layer of Chadar formed at some. Even though it's the same route, you'll be amazed to see how different it appears while coming back. Chadar Trek is an experience of a lifetime that every trekking enthusiast should witness. And then, what if we told you that these eight days of your life are going to be some of the best days you've lived so far and that you'll cherish these moments till the very end.

Today retrace your steps back to Tibb Cave. You get another last chance to cherish, relive and gather the memories. Wave goodbye to all the locals while you make your way back. Be careful and enjoy your last stay in tents.

Day 8 : Tibb Cave to Shingra Koma then Drive to Leh
    • Altitude 3,350m/10,950ft to 3,150m/10,300 ft.
    • Trek to Shingra Koma 17 km/ 5-6 hours.
    • Drive to Leh 70 km/ 3-4 hours.
    • Hot Lunch on the way.
    • Make sure you fill your thermos with warm water before you leave.
    • You will reach Leh by the evening.
    • Stay in hotel (Centrally heated room) (Running hot water in taps).

    Note: Distance, Altitude and Trekking hours are approximate and round off.

Again wake up early for a long walk back. It is not really retracing steps because you may observe a lot have changed. Chadar may have melted, layer of Chadar may have gotten thin, wonderful rocks are visible now. Wea ll, that's the beauty of nature and Chadar trek. Reach Shingra Koma and get ready to board on vehicles. Another bumpy ride and you will arrive in Leh.

How To Reach

  • Pick Up Place
  • Drop Place
  • Note

The only way to travel is to fly to Kushok Bakula Rimpochi Airport located in Leh. It is just 4 km away from the main city. The airport is well connected to Delhi and also receives flights from Mumbai, Srinagar, Jammu, Chandigarh and other general destinations in India. Even international travellers can fly directly from major cities like Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi.

 

Once you reach Leh airport, TTH will take care of your onward travel planning.

 

Travelling by both the road routes, the Manali-Leh Highway and Srinagar-Leh Highway, is not possible since they are not open in the snowy winters of Ladakh.

 

The Manali-Leh and Srinagar-Leh highways are generally closed by October-November

Pick up will be done according to flight timings

We will drop you at Leh Airport, Please check out early in the morning because all flights fly in the morning only.

Cost Terms

  • Inclusions
  • Exclusions
  • Note
  • Tour Fee
  • Cancellation Policy

Inclusion
1. Accommodation: (as per the itinerary).
   • Guest house (centrally heated room)(attached washroom) in Leh on Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 & Day 8 (twin sharing basis, triple in very rare case).
   • Camping during the trek (Day 4 to Day 7).
2. Meals (Veg + Egg):
   • Day 4 breakfast to day 8 lunch.
3. Trek equipments:
   •  Hight Quality High Altitude Sleeping bag, Mattress, Utensils.
   • Trekkers tent (twin sharing), Kitchen & Dinning tent, Toilet tent, Ropes.
4. First aid:
   • Medical kit.
   • Stretcher.
   • Oxygen cylinder.
5. Support:
   • 1 Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader.
   • Guide (Number of guides depend on the group size).
   • 1 High Altitude chef.
   • Support staff.
6. Transportation: (as per the itinerary)
   • Pickup and drop from Leh airport on Day 1 and Day 9 
   • Leh to trekking point (Day 4).
   • Trekking point to Leh (Day 8).
7. Hot water
   • Hot water in buckets on Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 .
   • Running hot water in taps on Day 8 .
8. Leh Sightseeing included in the cost (Hall of Fame, Shey Monastery, Thiksey Monastery).
9. Facility of keeping extra luggage at Leh when leaving for trek.
10. Porters to carry the central luggage.
11. Services from Leh and Leh.

Exclusion:
1. Food in Leh.
2. Any kind of personal expenses.
3. Mule or porter to carry personal luggage.
4. Pre Medical Check up and Rescue fee, Wildlife/environmental charges, Altoa NOC and entry fees upto 6K to 8 K paid to the authority on the spot 
5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
6. Any kind of emergency evacuation charge, hospitalization fee or etc.
7. Any additional cost due to the final decision incurred by the administrative
8. High Altitude Trekking Insurance 

Porter Service Charges:

Normally TTH 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 and have to pay Rs. 5000 for entire trip (subject to change)/- extra per bag.

The fee can be paid by online transfer/Check deposit/Cash deposit/Demand draft. Instruction for
payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please
e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.

Cancellation terms:

For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Trek The Himalayas must be notified of the same in writing at [email protected]  At the time we receive your written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.

Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 5% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 30% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 85% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch
  • 50% deduction of trek fee
  • 80% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 70% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek

Refund options

  • Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend
  • No cash refund
  • 20% cash voucher for the same trip till one year
  • 10% cash voucher for any trip till one year

If by a rare consequence TTH calls off/cancels a trek:

At TTH, we almost never call off or cancel our treks. But in the rare event that we do call off or cancel a trek due to any unforeseen circumstances or natural catastrophes like continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that prevents us from carrying out a trek in a safe manner, unforeseeable circumstances like local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any such situations that prevents a safe trekking experience, TTH will issue a voucher summing up to the same amount as your trek fee. The voucher can be redeemed on any of the treks over a period of the next year.

Note

  • The voucher is also not issued if for any reason you have to come down from the trek. The trek leader may send you down from the trek, owing to reasons like lack of fitness, AMS, blood pressure, turn-around-time, health issues, or if you are found smoking/ drinking, or breaking the rules of the trek. Vouchers are issued only when the whole trek is cancelled or called off on behalf of TTH.

In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:

As we mention always, weather conditions at high altitudes are extremely unpredictable and can change at any time of any day. Also, situations like natural calamities or political unrest, pandemics and lockdowns, etc are out of our control and if an event cannot run under any such circumstances that we do not directly have control over then we will try to give you an alternative trek, which means your trek will be shifted from one trek to another, which will be safer and more favourable.

In these cases, a voucher is issued to mitigate the difference in cost between the two treks. You can redeem the voucher at any time over a period of one year from the date of issue. A refund fee or refund of the difference is not applicable.

Note:

  • Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch
  • In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH
  • TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers

Cash Voucher Terms:

  • This is a non-transferable voucher
  • The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
  • The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
  • To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
  • All the other Terms of booking a trek with Trek The Himalayas are applicable to the voucher
  • Trek The Himalayas holds rights to add/remove any of the Terms and Conditions without prior notice

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

Trek Essential

  • Basic Gear
  • Clothes
  • Personal Utilities
  • Head Gears
  • Foot Gears
Back pack & rain cover(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover15 - 20 ltr (If hire a porter)
Walking stick1 Nos.
Water bottle/Hydration pack2 thermos flask bottles of one litre each, Avoid hydration pack.
SnacksEnergy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
Personal Medical KitConsult your doctor
T-shirts1 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts2 Nos.
Fleece jacket1 Nos.
Down feather / Hollofil jacket1 Nos.
Waterproof (jacket & pant)1 Pair
Windstopper Pant1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower)2 Pair
Waterproof gloves1 Pair
Fleece/woollen gloves1 Pair
Sunscreen creamMoisturiser
Hand sanitizerAntibacterial powder
Toothbrush and toothpasteLip balm / Chapstick
Toilet Paper & wipesQuick dry towel
Head torch1 Nos.
Woolen cap1 Nos.
Balaclava1 Nos.
Neck-gaiters1 Nos.
SunglassesDark with side cover, it should be U/V protected, avoid contact lenses.
Gumboots1 Pair (Its advisable to buy it from Leh)
Trekking shoes1 Pair (Optional but highly recommended))
Cotton socks6 pairs
Woollen socks6 pairs
GaitersNot required
Floaters/flip-flops Not required

Fitness

Fitness regime for:

Difficult

Calculate Your BMI :


Your BMI value is

24.22

Congratulations, your body is in good conditions!

BMI Range Category
Less than 16.5 Serverely Underweight
16.5 - 18.5 Underweight
18.5 - 25 Normal
25 - 30 Overweight

  • If your BMI is normal, you can plan your fitness regime as mentioned.
  • If your BMI is not normal, consult your trusted physician before you plan your fitness regime.
  • If you're suffering from any chronic illnesses consult a medical practitioner.

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