This is a special form of Chadar trek where you will be staying with locals. Experience authentic Ladakhi village homestay. Walk on the frozen river, stay in local style, relish simple yet delicious Ladakhi delicacies. Walk on the frozen valley of Markha. Cover untouched, pristine and beautiful villages of Skui, Hankar, Nimaling. This Chadar trek is for those who do things differently, always.
This is an offbeat version of the Chadar trek. You will not find many people accompanying you in this route. This trek trail will give you a chance to walk on Chadar and Stay with the locals.
Chadar trek is a highly praised trek worldwide and obviously one of the best trekking in Himalaya. Though the trek comes under the category of difficult grade due to the freezing temperature and high altitude, each year hoardes of trekkers gather in Leh to embark on this glorious journey. The surreal feeling of walking on a sheet of Ice itself gives goosebumps. This is an offbeat version of the Chadar trek. You will not find many people accompanying you in this route. This trek trail will give you a chance to walk on Chadar and Stay with the locals.
Length: 9 Days / 8 Nights - Leh to Leh
Attraction: Stay in village Homestay, walk on frozen river, trek to Markha Valley
Maximum altitude: 3303 m
Season: January to mid February
Upcoming Departures: 14th January
Group Size: 10 People in a group
Chadar Trek Itinerary
Day 01 : Arrival at Leh
Today you will reach Leh, capital city of Ladakh region. You will be picked up from the airport and taken to the hotel(details will be shared). This is the first day for acclimatization. Acclimatization in Leh is a must to be accustomed with the high altitude and low oxygen level. This acclimatization is very crucial.
Also sufficient time would be given for visiting market for shopping once we are done with Orientation & Briefing about the Trek
Day 02 : Sight Seeing in Leh.
Today is your second day in Leh and this will be spent to acclimatize you. Today you go for local sight seeing, visit Shey monastery, Thiksay monastery and Hemis if time permits. These monasteries are unique in their own terms with unmatched historical importance and cultural heritage. Come back to Leh hotel for over night stay
Day03 : Leh to Chilling by taxi . Trek from Chilling to Skui
After two days of acclimatization, today the trek will commence from Chilling to Skui. You will be taken to the Chilling from Leh - this is where your trek will begin. You will trek from Chilling to Skui. The trek will be around 4 hours long. Stay will be provided at Skui. Experience the beauty of walking on chadar. Overnight Home stay at Skui
Day 04 : Skui to Markha (5 hours)
Today you will trek from Skui to Markha. The trek will be 5 hours long. You will be walking on ice in the valley which is not known to many people. Stay will be at Markha. Bask yourself in the warm hospitality of the Ladakhi people. You will be put up in the homestay of the people in Markha, where you will have the opportunity to come across the culture, food and hospitality of the people from Markha. Enjoy the experience of Homestay at the village of Markha
Day 05 : Markha to Hankar (5 hours)
Today you will trek from Markha to picturesque Hankar. The beauty of an offbeat trek is that one has a new experience with every new turn. Stay will be at Hankar. It will be a homestay where you will come across the warm hospitality of people from Hankar. You will certainly find it much better than staying in the posh hotels. Overnight Home stay at Hankar village
Day 06 : Hankar to Nimaling (7- 8 hours)
This will be a tiresome day as you will trek to Nimaling and will be back to Hankar in the same day. Nimaling is known for its picturesque snow capped desert mountains and rugged terrain. Accommodation will be at Hankar. Overnight Home stay at Hankar village
Day 07: Hankar to Skui (4 hours)
Today you will be trekking back to Skui. It should not take you more than 4 hours to reach Skui. Accommodation will be at Skui. Enjoy Skui Home stay with delicious homemade dinner.
Day 08: Ski to Chilling to Leh
Today is the last day of your trek, today you will trek to Chilling and will be picked up by from Chilling by the awaiting vehicle. You will reach Leh today and will be put up at the hotel.
Day 09 : Check out from the hotel
Today you will be checking out from the hotel. You will be dropped at the airport.
Things to Pack:
Rucksack, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes, one warm feather jacket, fleece jacket, warmer, woolen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, raincoat, good quality (gloves 2 pairs), extra socks (4 pairs), water bottle, torch, cold cream, sunscreen, toilet soap, towel, Walking Stick, medicines that you usually use
This trek is to be confirmed 60 days prior from trek date. Making arrangements for trekking is tedious and it demands lot of efforts, so a little co-operation from your side is appreciated.
The expenses occurring from change in schedule due to weather conditions or personal health issues are to be borne by the participants. The Himalaya Destination will not be responsible for weather as well as health issues.
We ensure you to have a memorable time with us!
Cancellation and Refund:
1. Cancellation prior to 50 days from date of departure: 25% Refund
2. Cancellation between 40 days to 30 days prior to date of departure: 15% Refund
3. Cancellation between 30 days prior to date of departure and departure date or no show: No Refund
4. Cancellation has to be confirmed by sending a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. The activity is weather based and depends on the weather conditions. There may be last minute cancellations if weather conditions deteriorate.