Expedition Level Treks

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All features of a tough trekking route with more challenges of route, altitude, weather and terrain. Expedition level trekking example are Snow Leopard Trek, Finding a new route, Glacier studies like expeditions. Expedition level treks require high degree of fitness and experience as well. Know how to use mountaineering equipment, basics of rescue and glacier walking / living on glaciers should be known.
1. University students, Scientists are requested to send individual profiles of each member of all treks and climbs done by them. We expect sharing information of medical issues, current medications, if any.
2. Expedition level treks most likely creates situations where men and women share same tent – we expect decency and non-abusive conduct by all members.
3. Expedition level treks consists of heights, glaciers, technical know-how of  ascending and descending, snow and ice rappel, bivouac [Both planned and voluntary ],  Glacier travel both roped up and free walk.
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Frozen River Trek -Lingshed Trek

Frozen River Trek -Lingshed Trek

  Walking on Frozen river of Zanskar is an ultimate experience for adventure lover. The traditional name of the trek is “Chadar trek” the frozen sheet, which was only way Continue Reading →
Gangotri- Badrinath – Kalindi Khal

Gangotri- Badrinath – Kalindi Khal

This is high altitude trek and requires some experience of trekking in himalayas. You will be provided ( using ) mountaineering equipment like ice axe, climbing shoes, ropes, zhumars, carabiners, Continue Reading →

 

Frozen River Trek -Lingshed Trek

Frozen River Trekking

 

Walking on Frozen river of Zanskar is an ultimate experience for adventure lover. The traditional name of the trek is “Chadar trek” the frozen sheet, which was only way in and out for Zanskaris in winter when all other ways are closed due to heavy snow fall at high passes. Therefore, it had been trade route for centuries for Zanskari People. Now the route is also famous as winter trekking among adventure lovers. For last several years, we have been organizing this winter trek in three different options with trained local Zanskari potters and our well-experienced guide and staff.

The coldest temperatures may shudder your bodies in the mornings when the temperatures are often at their lowest. You’ll be up at 8AM and we start walking around 9:30AM. By then the days are typically sunny with blue sky although cold and truly fresh! Of course, by now you’ll be spellbound by your surroundings all over again and so easily will forget the discomforts of cold. As the sun climbs higher, temperatures become not only tolerable but pleasant and you’ll no longer will be preoccupied with weather, enjoying the surroundings with zest

Highlights: This is a trek into some of the most isolated yet inhabited regions in the Zanskar mountains, most notably the village of Lingshed. Trekking on ice, the frozen Zanskar River, we average five to seven hours daily at an easy pace but a reasonable degree of physical fitness is needed to sustain walking for nine days during winter conditions. The trek commences from the village of Chiling located not far from the confluence of Indus and the Zanskar River. The trek follows the river gorge through a spectacular landscape, a photographer’s paradise, offering occasional sighting of wildlife. Although pleasant on clear, sunny days, the weather conditions can change abruptly, with wind temperatures known to plummet minus 20 to 30 degrees Celsius. Chiling and Lingshed are the only sizeable villages on this trek, all the rest are names of places and caves along the route.

Day 1: Early morning flight Delhi to Leh, transfer to hotel and rest.

Day 2: Morning sightseeing – Shanti Stupa, and Sangkar Gompa; lunch at hotel, afternoon rest.

Day 3: Sightseeing around Sham, the lower part of Ladakh, visiting Likir and Alchi monasteries.

Day 4: Leh to Chiling (by private bus or jeeps) along with our porters from Pishu village of Zanskar, 5 hours; visit coppersmithing workshops.

Day 5: Walk on ice of the frozen Zanskar river, Chadar, commences from Chiling, stage one to Zaribago, 5 hours.

Day 6: Zaribago to Deepyokma 4 hours.

Day 7: Deepyokma to Nyrakpulu 4 to 5 hours; camp below Nyarak village, ten minutes up along a small stream.

Day 8: Nyarakpulu to Lingshed, one hour walk on Chadar, then 5 hours steeply up to Lingshed village; stay in private house, relax in a heated room.

Day 9: Full day rest in Lingshed, one of the most remote villages in Ladakh, visit monastery, school for monks, roam around the village.

Day 10: Ligshed to Nyarakpulu, 5 hours.

Day 11: Nyarakpulu to Tsomopaldar, 4 hours.

Day 12: Tsomopaldar to Tilatdo, 5 hours.

Day 13: Tilatdo to Chilling, and return by Jeep to Leh, 5 hours.

Day 14: Full day of rest in Leh.

Day 15: Return flight to Delhi; depart from India.

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Padam to Manali over Umasi La

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Day 1 & 2 : Reaching Sirinagar from Delhi

Day 3: Camp at Sonmarg for acclimatization.

Day 4 : Reaching Padam from Sirinagar / Leh

Day 5 : Padum-Zongkul Monastery: Walking Time 6-7 hrs.> High above the valley floor is situated Zongkul monastery of 11 century at 3750m.

Day 6: Zongkul-Base of Umasi La: Walking Time 6-7 hrs.> 4400m high Umasi La base is gradual ascending from monastery.

Day 7 : Umasi La Base -High Camp: Walking Time 7 hrs.> Ascending glacial valley, no creavasses and distance can be covered in 1 hr. to Umasi La 5340m. Route is marked by cairns and flags. Last 100m is steep snoe and ice section. Pass is a small gap in the cliffs. This pass is regularly crossed by monks and they have worked hard to point route in such a high road !

Day 8 : High Camp-Suncham: Walking Time 8 hrs.> The snowfield you were last night is creavassed area, so have to be carefull, steep 300 m descending to glacier floor.Walking is easier.Suncham 3250m is gradual descending and requires bit patience.

Day 9 : Sunchem-Marchel: Walking Time 3 hrs.> Trail leads through several villages, Marchel 2790m support Budhist monastries.

Day 10 : Marchel-Atholi/Gularbagh: Walking Time 8 hrs.> Gradual descending to Shashut 2600m.Atholi 2250m is famous place in the region.

Day 11: Atholi-Shoal: Walking Time 2-3 hrs.> Shoal 2400 is bit grdual ascending and descending.

Day 12 : Shoal-Istahari: Walking Time 6-7 hrs.> Steep ascent of 500m, at 2820m Istahari is last main village in J& K state.

Day 13 : Istihari-Kilar: Walking Time 6-7 hrs.> Long descending to Shophu Nullah, and village of Kilar 2750m is now well connected with jeeps and buses.

Day 14: Reaching Manali

Day15 : Reaching Delhi/Chandigarh.

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Padam to Leh Over Cha Cha La

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Day 1 & 2
: Reaching Padam from Sirinagar/ Leh

Day3: Rest Day ( acclimatization )

Day 4 : Padum-Zangla:Walking Time 7 hrs.> From Padum trail crosses though Zangla 3370m to well graded trek to Stongde 3500m. A jeep road now covers much of this route.

Day 5 : Zangla-Cha Cha La Base : Walking Time 3 hrs.> Gradual walking but do take rest at base.

Day 6: Rest Day ( High pass)

Day 7 : Base-Cha Cha La-Camp: Walking Time 6 hrs.> Rough scree to negotiate, final 200m are hard and requires patience. But view from top proves that effort was worth. Cha Cha la at 4950m is very famous pass.

Day 8 : Camp- Tilat Sumdo: Walking Time 6 hrs.> River crossings, gradual walk through shepherd pasteur to reach Tilat Sumdo 3750m.

Day 9 : Tilat Sumdo-Base of Rubrang La : Walking Time 5-6 hrs.> Gradual ascending to Rubrang La 4350m. You may encounter Khampa nomads who live a traditional nomadic lifestyle.

Day 10 : Rest Day

Day 11 : Rubrang La Base-Markha: Walking Time 6 hrs.> Climb to Rubrang La 5020m takes two hrs.offers beautiful view of Stok and Zhanskra Ranges from top, Gradual ascedning through a gully, descending is also gradual to Markha village 3850m.

Day 12 -13-14 : Markha-Hemis: These three stages can best be done via Kangmaru La which is in Namling plateau.

Day 15& 16 : Back to Manali.

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