Region: Leh, Ladakh
Duration: 8-9 Days
Altitude: 11,125 ft.
Approx trekking: 50 – 55 km.
Best time: Between 15 January to 15 February
Expected Temperature: 15 to -35 degrees
Zanskar is beautiful like no place in India - it remains cut off from almost beginning of November till around May [around 5-6 months in a year]; as of now it gets vehicular access only when the Pensi La opens up thus making the road journey from Padum and nearby places to Kargil possible and beyond then to Leh or Srinagar. As such this region having an altitude of around 12,000 to 13,000 feet and covering an areas of 7000 sq km remain totally cut off. Zanskar river which takes it form onwards Padum after merging with its different tributaries flows in a north-easterly direction through the dramatic Zanskar gorge and merging with Indus river; the confluence being at Nimmu, just on the outskirts of Leh on the Leh-Kargil road. As bitter winter comes up in the desolate valley, temperatures plummet and with the river mostly being in a gorge and thus having very little of direct sunlight mostly freezes over during the coldest months of mid January to mid February.
"CHADAR" refers to the blanket or sheet as the Zanskar river transforms itself from a rapid river into a white blanket of ice during winter, a frozen spectacle awaits the trekker to be experienced of glass ice ranging from a bluish tinge to golden yellow that is seen during the few hours that sunlight reaches directly into the gorge to the milky whitishon a moonlit night - as said a trek journey like no other!
Day 01: Fly to leh, transfer to Hotel (Rest and Acclimatize)
Day 02: Rest and Acclimatization day on Leh with a day hike .
Day 03: Drive to Tilad Do camp 3100m and trek to Gyalpo camp 3170m (9 Km, 6 hrs trek)
Day 04: Gyalpo camp to Dib Cave 3225m (14 km, 8 hrs trek)
Day 05: Dib cave to Naerak camp 3390m (10.5 km, 7 hrs trek)
Day 06: Naerak to Gyalpo ( 6 hrs trek )
Day 07: Trek down to Shingra Koma and that same evening drive to Leh
Day 08: Fly from Leh
3 nights stay in a 4 star hotel in Leh with central heating on MAP plan. (Breakfast & dinner included)
Airport pick up & drop in private cab.
Ground transport to the trekking point and back.
All Meals & beverages while on Trek.
Good quality private tents on double sharing basis.
Trek equipments. (Dom tent, mess tent, sleeping bag with inner, toilet tent, crampon)
All required Permits and wild life department fee.
Experienced Trek Leader and Guide.
Porters to carry personal luggage.
Any kind of personal expenses.
Tips to the staff .
Any extra beverages or snacks ordered outside the MAP plan.
Anything not specifically mentioned under the head price Includes.