Chadar Trek, Jammu & Kashmir
9 Days8 Nights
Day 1 - Fly into Leh
Day 2 - Drive to Tilad Do via Chilling
Pickup Time: 08.00 AM Drop Time: 10.00 AM
Things To Carry
- Trekking Bag
- Best Quality Hiking Shoes water proof High Ankle / Trekking Socks
- Crocs Shoes for rest days
- Knapsack / Backpack / Rucksack
- Sleeping Bag
- Thermals - Top and Bottom
- Lip Balm
- Sunblock (SPF 50 and above) and Lip Salve with Sunblock
- Sun glasses – curved ones will cover your eyes well. No blue colored sunglass — they don’t block UV. Blacks, greens, browns are fine. Avoid multi tone sunglasses. Sunglasses prevent snow blindness and they are mandatory for this trek. People who wear spectacles, choose one of these: Use contact lenses or Photochromatic glasses. If either one is not possible, wear your spectacles and carry a big sunglass that can be worn over your spectacles.)
- Trekking Poles, 2 units
- Water disinfection Drops / Tablets to purify water so that you can use for drinking purpose.
- Good jacket to protect from cold
- Water proof gloves & wollen Gloves
- LED Torch with extra set of batteries (head lamps preferable).
- One Wind cheater
- One Raincoat OR Waterproof Jacket and Trouser
- Toiletries / Wet-Tissue Papers (plenty)
- Cotton socks & wollen socks
- Lightweight Towel (1 unit)
- Toilet Paper (plenty)
- Dry Fruits and Chocolates
- 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
- 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
- 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
- Large Ziplocs
- 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
- 1 small folding knife
- Binoculars (optional)
- Small repair kit consisting of safety pins, needle, thread and string (mandatory).
- 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
- Crocin – 6 tablets
- Avomine – 4 tablets
- Combiflam -5 tablets
- Norflox – 10 tablets
- Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters – 4 inch width
- ORS/Electral/Enerzal – 6 packets
- Diamox – 10 tablets (to be taken only if required)
- Anti-headache pill
- Cough and/or cold medicine
- Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or AcetylzolamideStomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
- Water purification tablets or water filter
- 1 set of earplugs
- Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
- No denim or jeans – not suited for this trek.
- Snacks, colas, alcohol and personal food – No need to overburden yourself with food.
- Do not carry any disposable plastic bottles like (Bisleri, Aquafina), plastic
- Wrapped/packaged items. Do not bring any non bio degradable material.
- After packing, weigh your gear. It should be in the range of 8-10 kg – preferably on the lighter side.
- Anything heavier, you will need to iterate and remove what is not essential.
- Carry light and what is essential. As an example, toothpaste should be bought in small size (that can last you 10 days).
- Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
- Separate photocopies of passport, Identification ID paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own
- drinks and gifts
- Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines
- (bring a photocopy of your cards), travelers checks, etc.
- 2 nights' accommodations in a guest house in Leh on twin sharing basis.
- 6 nights' accommodations in trekking route in a tent with twin/three share
- Basis. Tea, Coffee, Break Fast, Lunch and Dinner in trekking route, all meals are
- Vegetarian. Services of a trekking guide.
- All required equipments like tents and sleeping bag.
- First aid kit and oxygen cylinder.
- Travel expenses to reach and return from Leh.
- All meal in Leh including 2nd days Breakfast.
- Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates etc.
- Airport drop and pick up.
- Additional accommodation and food expenses if trek gets delayed due to weather, health or any other reason.
- Porter's service to carry your personal luggage.
- Health Insurance, Tax, Personal Insurance and other travel insurance.
- Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity.
- Mishaps, injury or any health problem.
- Note :
- If you need service of a porter then you have to pay Rs.650/- per day provided you book the same with us 15 days before date of commencement and maximum luggage limit is 10KG.
- We recommend that while planning your travel for the trek, you plan for a buffer day. There could be various kinds of delays either in transit or along the Chadar where sometimes you will find that a section of the Chadar has broken away and you might end up waiting for a whole day for it to re-form. However the buffer day arrangements are not included in the package and will be charged additionally
- There is anÂ Â additional charge of Rs. 440Â per person as wildlife/environmental charges and ALTOA fee levied by the government. Trekkers are requested to make payment of this surcharge directly at the designated office in Leh on arrival.Â
- We recommend and request using natural stream water for drinking purpose. This can be purified using the water purifying drops / tablets. We have two reasons to request this to you,
- It helps in not dumping plastic in the world's remotest area and
- Its saves thousands of rupees as mineral water price is very high in trekking zone.
- For any trek at this level, fitness is most important and you may have to improve yours before departure. Most Strenuous treks are equivalent to extended walking in mountainous terrain at home, but usually at significantly higher altitudes; climate and remoteness can also play a part.
- Walking days are usually between 6 to 8 hours although there may be some longer days for pass-crossing or similar. Previous trekking experience is desirable but not essential if you are
- confident of your physical condition.
- Risk: AltitudeÂ Before you start the trek, it is important to understand the implications of high altitude on your body. Be aware of symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like mild headache, nausea and general discomfort.
- Response:Â If you feel any of these symptoms, inform the trek leader on priority and follow his instructions. Every campsite has as stretcher, fully equipped first aid kit, oxygen cylinders to address the situation.
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