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Chadar Trek Challenge @ Ladakh

  • Experience the Leh winters

  • Camping on Frozen River

  • Trekking on the Frozen River -

  • Enjoy a luxurious stay at The

A Frozen River's Tale

The Chadar frozen river trek is an extremely glamorous trek. It is easy to see why. Travel magazines worldwide show incredible pictures of Buddhist monks walking bare feet on the frozen river. The Discovery and the National Geographic channels have both made films on the Chadar trek. Anyone who returns from the Chadar trek adds to the aura around it by talking about the conditions in a revering way.

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The Plan

  • Day 1 Fly to Leh
  • Day 2 Leh Monastery Tour
  • Day 3 Health Screening for the Trek
  • Day 4 Trek to Sumo
  • Day 5 Trek Around Sumo
  • Day 6 Back to Leh
  • Day 7 In Leh
  • Day 8 Departure
  • Day 1

    Fly to Leh

    You'll be flying over large expanses of snow-covered Himalayan ranges, which will make it clear why driving to Ladakh in the winter is impossible. When you arrive in Leh, you will be greeted by chilly and crisp air, as well as a significant shift in temperature but no compromise on the landscapes. Post your arrival in Leh, check-in into Hotel, The Abduz. Before dinner, enjoy the Ladakhi Cultural Show with a bonfire.

    5*
  • Day 2

    Leh Monastery Tour

    Post breakfast, let’s get you into the Leh vibe, starting with a tour to some must-visit Monasteries in Leh. We retire for the day with a live music session around the bonfire.

    5*
  • Day 3

    Health Screening for the Trek

    After breakfast, the trekkers would be required to undergo a medical examination under Ladakh government rules. Only when you have been approved by the officer will you be given the green light to begin your Chadar the Frozen River journey. In addition, the trekkers will be given their wildlife permits and other necessary paperwork. In the evening, you will be briefed about the trek along with an explained documentary on the Chadar trek. Rest well as tomorrow we head to our first leg of the trek!

    5*
  • Day 4

    Trek to Sumo

    Let’s begin our trek! Shingra Koma is the starting point for today's trek. In the beginning, walking with gumboots might be uncomfortable but, after a while, you'll be able to recognise the patterns of ice development. Your backpack should be light and compact so you can carry and utilise the weight on your own. Today's trek will take you to Tsomo, the first campsite of the expedition.

    Camping
  • Day 5

    Trek Around Sumo

    After being well rested from the day 01 trek, we will start our day comfortably to see the best of the views & have adequate time to do photography. We will be exploring the nearby areas in and around sumo while trekking on the ice. The place offers beautiful landscapes which is differ from what Leh generally offers during summers and early winters. Our lunch is planned en route before returning back to our campsite in sumo.

    Camping
  • Day 6

    Back to Leh

    Retracing our steps, today will be our final chance to see the beautiful and enchanting Chadar, which you will undoubtedly miss. Trekkers on the trail who are ready to embark on their journey will undoubtedly inquire about your experience. It will be incredible to act as a guide for these individuals and to tell someone about your trip while it is still fresh in your mind. You will be transported from Shingra Koma to Leh, where a hot scrumptious meal awaits us at our hotel.

    5*
  • Day 7

    In Leh

    After breakfast, relax and celebrate the victory of completing the wildest and untamed frozen river trek. Alternatively, you can choose to explore the Leh market which is a great place to spend a day shopping. Return back to your hotel for a hearty dinner.

    5*
  • Day 8

    Departure

    After breakfast, prepare to leave for the airport to catch your flight back home after an adventurous and memorable trip.

  • "

    I started my journey , my adventure with WOW - women on wanderlust , a perfect group for my perfect adventure.
    Being a medical professional I barely got time to wander and explore things and places. Although my heart was always a wanderer thanks to my fauji upbringing , the craze to keep exploring was always left incomplete.
    But , thanks to my mom who only travels with WOW- pushed me to try out this group for the first time and boy I am super addicted.
    Started my first WOW journey with the place I always wanted to visit but due to time constraints or other issues couldn’t explore - Leh Ladakh.
    A mysterious place with varied altitude and amazing scenery.
    The trip was exceptionally planned with the itinerary explaining all the destinations in detail along with how to take care of yourself at such a high altitude. The hotels and campsites booked were good properties , well managed and hygienic.
    Our trip WOW buddy Anisha Sabharwal , was extremely talented and handled everything superbly. I dnt think any situation was created in which any of us were uncomfortable.
    She listened to all our queries and managed them quite well. I more than anything found a great friend in her.
    The arrangement from the drivers to Gyalston (our guide) was
    Even the group that we traveled with was an exciting group, ready to do all sorts or adventure in place that demanded it. I made friends for life with this group and getting back made me miss them even more.
    I fell in love with Ladakh just coz of WoW , they made my first solo trip a totally memorable one.
    Thank you WoW and Anisha for making me a part of the wanderer group.
    Sending you loads of love and best wishes…and hope to travel soon with WoW❤️

    "

    Dr Salena Sawhney

    Dentist

  • "

    “Ridiculously efficient” is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Kanu Baby aka Kanika. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Kanika for a very short period of time (Leh –Ladakh: 26 May – 2 June), during which she expertly filled the role of our tour coordinator. I was impressed with her ability to handle even the toughest clients—and effortlessly. That skill often takes years to develop among professionals, but it seemed to come perfectly naturally to her. I was also in awe of Kanika’s ability to command a room and get people on board with ideas—even people who were initially on completely different pages.

    I could perfectly recall her taking charge of meeting us at the airport. She ensured that we were comfortably settled in our hotel. She explained the itinerary and schedule of the travel. She and Amu provided significant information about each destination or attraction visited with emphasis on its cultural and historical meaning, she managed meals and transportation related to the tour, handled emergency situations. She also ensured that we all had a stimulating experience of local offerings. I was particular intrigued that how effortlessly she blended with our group and participated in regular enjoyment activities along with us all.

    And, of course, her outgoing and friendly personality, excellent leadership, problem-solving abilities, ability to organize trip effectively, open-mindedness to others’ opinions and ideas would be a true asset for any company and comes with my heartfelt recommendation.

    "

    Anu Gupta

    Corporate

  • "

    Every wow club has a wow buddy who ensures that you have the best trip ever. Thank you Kanika for being such an amazing Wow Buddy. Ladakh has given me some of the sweetest friendships and memories for that I am very grateful. Cheers to WOW CLUB.

    "

    Karima Dawoodani

    Artist

  • Wanderers posing on the Location of Magnetic Hill In Ladakh. Sitting pretty at an altitude of 14,000 feet, Magnetic Hill is located on the Leh-Kargil-Baltic National Highway in the Trans-Himalayan region.
  • When at Pangong, some pictures are a MUST. Location Of Magnetic Hill In Ladakh. Sitting pretty at an altitude of 14,000 feet, Magnetic Hill is located on the Leh-Kargil-Baltic National Highway in the Trans-Himalayan region. A unique feature of the lake is that it does not remain blue throughout the year or even the day, rather it changes colours from azure to light blue to green and grey too!
  • Wanderers having a great time on their way to Nubra valley.
  • About life of people in Ladakh, they traditionally lead a nomadic rustic life and are sincere and honest.

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Inclusions

  • Accommodation on Twin sharing basis (No single sharing allowed due to health safety concerns in Trekking site)
  • Meals as per itinerary – Breakfast - 7, Lunch - 3 and Dinner - 7
  • Chadar Support Team (Guides, Porters and Helpers)
  • Permits for chadar trek (Including Insurance, Medical, Wildlife, Rescue, ALTOA & Environmental Fees)
  • Inclusive of GST
  • Insurance upto 59 years included.
  • Transportation in Innova on shared basis
  • Chadar Trek Kit (Gumboots, Walking Stick, First Aid Kit, Ropes)

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Any private individual cost
  • Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals and beverages ordered
  • Insurance, laundry and phone calls, medical expenses.
  • Bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation or arriving by flight that does not match with the majority of the group
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as roadblocks, accidents & any medical evacuations. Any flight/train delays or re-scheduling etc.
  • Individual airport transfers

Enquiry

  • What does twin share price mean?

    Twin share price is the price mentioned against a package and it refers to the cost per head for a double sharing accommodation. If you'd like to upgrade to Single Occupancy, please select this at the time of checkout
  • Regarding the hotels, what does OR SIMILAR refer to?

    OR SIMILAR means that the hotel booked might be different from the hotel mentioned in the itinerary. 90% of the time we book the hotel that’s mentioned, but under few situations it might differ due to on-the-ground factors. So we pick an alternate hotel, but always in the same class and area of the city.
  • How safe is to travel with The WOW Club?

    Your safety is our number one priority. We've designed our itineraries since 2005, keeping this in mind. We always ensure access to emergency contacts throughout the trip.

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