The idea to visit Ladak started in one of our treks to Kumar Parvat where I had been with a new group.I just knew one person in that group.The group was good and jovial and I found my Ladakis in this group .
This is how we planned our Chadar Trek .I did not contribute much in the planning the , the whole planning was done by 3 of my frens Chit , Adarsh and RK which am really thankful to.And we started our plan to Chadar by booking a iternary from Trek the Himalayas[TTH] Chadar trek for 8 days iternary which started from 24th to 31st of Jan 2019.
This package costed us around 25k + [4200 for ALTOA for wildlife and medical check fees].In addition to this we had to book our flights from Bangalore to Leh and back.Chadar Trek we planned to go a day ahead of what was planned by TTH , though this expense had to be born by us.We started on 23 rd Jan [night flight from Bangalore].
I will just mention one more tip before I start my story that this trek falls in the difficult category due to the cold weather conditions .As the trek is on Frozen Zanskar River which forms an Ice bed which is known as “Chadar”.The temperature here can fall upto -35 to -40C during night and during the day it will be around -25C.
And there are no heaters here you are in mountains, follow the fitness routine and the instructions shared by TTH. As the trek is at altitude where oxygen levels fall, as a reason keep your selves fit to face Chadar with SMILE :)