10 DAY / 9 NIGHT

Chadar Frozen River Trek

Chadar is more than a 1000 year old trail over a frozen river used by ancient traders of the Zanskar region to reach the city of Leh in winter. Chadar, which literally means 'Layer', refers to the veil of snow and ice that forms over the river. This is the only way in and out of the Zanskar Valley to Leh, when all other routes are closed due to massive snowfall in winter. Its a walk through time, a travel through history, fighting every moment with the biting cold temperature and solving the puzzle of the continuously shifting ice. A must do trek for those seeking adventure to the extreme.

 

Max team size 12

Ladakh-J&K, India

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GRADE
Strenuous

 


Chadar Trek Itinerary


Max Altitude : 3400 m

Day 1: Arrival Day

Arrival at Leh – This day should be kept strictly for Acclimatization. During winter you need to acclamatize not only with the thin air of 3000m plus altitude, also get used to with extreme sub zero cold. At evening briefing of detail itinerary and essentials to check Chadar. Stay at Leh.

Day 2: Acclimatization Day

A photographic tour in and around the snow covered Leh. Stay at Leh.

Day 3: Medical Checkup & enrollment day

 From 2019, a medical check up at Leh before sart of your trek by the local authority has been decalred as a mandate. The whole day will be reserve for the process of getting fitness certificate and gaoin permit as a partticipant for the chadar trek as per local authority gudilines.   

Day 4: Trekking Day

Leh to Shingra yoma by car (72Km, 4 hrs). Then trek for 1 hr and Camp at Shingra Goma (3217m, 2 Km/1-1.5 hrs)

Day 5: Trekking Day

Trek from Shingra Goma (3217m) to Tibb/Dibb Cave (3283m, 12.5Km/6-7hrs)   

Day 6: Trekking Day

Trek from Tibb/Dibb Cave (3283m) to Nyerak (3390m, 12Km/7hrs).Exploration to Nyerak water fall and village (3400m, 4Km/4hrs).


Day 7: Trekking Day

Trek from Nyrak to Chokdo (3100m, 15Km/7hrs)

Day 8: Trekking Day

Trek from Chokdo to Shingra Goma/ Yoma (3217m, 6Km/2-3hrs). An Drive back to Leh.(4 hrs)

Day 9: Explore winter Pangong

Reserve & contingency Day. We will use the day to a exploratory drive winter Pangong OR to manage the unpredictable scinario of Chadar


Day 10: Departure Day

Departure from Leh


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Safety First

what shoe should I use during the Chadar trek
Steve Long, Chairman of the Training Standards Panel of the UIAA (International Federation for climbing and mountaineering) suggested a safety guideline for Chadar. We are proudly following those. A safer choice is not always the cheaper one too.
Read the details of essential safety guidelines at
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Gallery

Leh Monastery
Shingra Koma
Chadar Trek Trail 2
Chadar Trek Trail
Tibb/Dibb Cave
Chadar Day 2
Chadar Day 1
Chadar Day 1, tilat sumdo
Leh City In Winter
Thiksey Monastery In Winter
Hemis Monastery In Winter



How To Reach Leh

Flight

Flights are there from Delhi,Simla and Srinagar To Kushok Bakula Rimpoche Airport in Leh. Flight tickets can be cheap if booked well in advance.

Road

Road at this time of the year is closed till Leh. Flight is the only option to reach Leh from the nearest Airports.

Train

Delhi is the nearest Railway Station if you are planning to catch a flight from Dehli. Otherway Jammu, Katra, (KEA), Jammu Tawi ( JAT) are the available options from Srinagar side if your flight is from Jammu or Srinagar to Leh.


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Travel Fee

Standard : 26,000 INR 
Premium : 37,000 INR 
all tax-inclusive price
Join as a group of  4-6 pax get an additional discount of 1000 INR per head
OR as a group of 7 and above get an additional  discount of  1500 INR per head 
Pay an amount of 5000 INR per head to block your seat 
Max team size 12. Join as a group to avail discount.

 

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Terms & Conditions

Fees Include:

  • Micro Spikes or Walking crampon will be provided for an injury free smooth walk on hard ice of Chadar. Read more on how to walk on Chadar.
  • Stay at Leh on 2 sharing bases in a temperature controlled room. Centralized heating system for premium accommodation on the premium package in a 4-5 star category hotel and deluxe guest house with room heater for standard accommodation will be provided.
  • Daily breakfast & dinner during acclimatization & return stay at Leh.
  • Airport pickup & drop.
  • Transportation from Leh to the road head at Chilling from where the trek starts and returns.
  • Stay at the campsite on 2-3 sharing basis into a tent
  • 4 meals -Breakfast, Snacks, and Dinner at the campsite and packed lunch during activities.
  • Double sub-zero Sleeping bag, Double foam sleeping mat of pro-quality standards especially for Chadar.
  • Services of experienced, Exploration Leader, and support staffs with due knowledge of the terrain and natural elements to enrich your trek.

Exclusions:

  • Adventure insurance, which has been made mandatory to all trekkers by the local governing body. The fee starts from 2000 INR  for Indian trekker and 48 USD for foreign national, as per 2019.  In case of any change in fee structure, we will notify the earliest possible. To know the exact amount as per your age group, please contact us.
  • Camping Charges, Wildlife Fees, Environmental fees, and Permit Fees as being put forward by LAHDC and ALTOA and Service Tax – 2800 INR for Indian and 3000 INR for the foreign national per head as per last year
  • Mandatory health checkup prior trek 200 INR per head
  • Personal winter and trek requirements like Gumboot, jackets~ sun glasses~ gloves~ and trekking poles.
  • Personal expenses and tips.
  • Offloading a personal weight can be done at an additional cost of 500 INR per day up to 10Kg.
  • The cost involved in any change in the itinerary due to bad weather or terrain  / stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather~ ill health~ roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
  • Anything is not mentioned above as inclusions.

Declaration:

  • Based on our previous experiences, the Chadar trail may get close for many natural reasons – Like a landslide, Chadar or frozen ice sheet melt off, etc.   In case, it happens after you start the trek; we will figure out the best possible option to spend the remaining days over group discussion and an additional cost-sharing basis.
  • In case,  it happens at least 2 days before your trek start dates then we will conduct Sham Valley Trek as an alternative to experience the winter of Ladakh.
  • In the case of both scenarios, no refund can be provided.

Cancellation:

  • Cancellation prior to 30 days from the start of the event– full refund.
  • Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the event– 50% refund.
  • Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of the event– No refund, but if you want to do the same or any other itinerary sometime later within a year, you can avail 50% of the cost paid as a discount on new Itinerary Fee.
  • There will be a deduction of 3.09% as bank processing charges on all refunds.
  • To cancel the registration, an email intimation needs to be sent to explore@rockyfeet.com
Terms & Conditions

What to Pack

Sun Protection

Sunscreen SPF 20 above|Sunglasses( UV proof/ Polarizer) |Sun Hat Scarf |Balaclava /Face mask

Water Shell

Poncho | Water proof Upper & Lower | Waterproof Backpack Cover | Scarf Water useable shoes for rafting days

Winter Care

Cold Cream/ Moisturizer | Lip Balm | Thermal Inner Wears | Ear Cover | Sweater/Fleece jackets | Down Jackets | Hand Gloves | Woollen Socks | Face Masks/ Balaclava | Mufflers

General

T Shirts | Socks | Undergarments | Thin Nylon Ropes for multi-purpose use | Toilet Paper Roll | Towel | Soap Papers | Head lamp / Torch | Batteries & charger | Water Bottles | Light weight Pants | Personal Medical & First Aid Kit | Tickets & bookings | Photo Identity Card

Specialized Gear

Ruck Sack/ Day Pack | Sleeping Bag (Provided) | Trekking Shoes | Snow Gaiters | Trekking Stick/pole | Camera

Fitness


    • Enrolled participants good to have prior Himalayan trek experiences to deal with 600m+ exposure and long walk on summit day into the thin air.
    • Better acclimatization can keep you ahead to enjoy the trek. It’s really important to get used to the thin air of Ladakh.
    • To get prepared, involve into brisk jogging, cycling, walking or any other sort of cardiac exercise routine at least 45 days prior to the event.
    • Enrolled participants need to submit a duly filled medical report of basic wellness authorized by certified physician. Clik here to download CERTIFICATE OF MEDICAL FITNESS
Who can participate

Safety & Medical

  • Acclimatization Guidance; mandatory medical health check-ups of all participants prior to activity start day.
  • Duly prepared First aid box including an oxygen cylinder.
  • All major safety gears related to each category of sports are mandatory to use.
  • Contingent to be accompanied by certified & capable trainers and guides
  • Emergency evacuation services available (*at own cost)
  • Enrolled participants need to submit a duly filled medical report of basic wellness authorized by a certified physician. Click here to download CERTIFICATE OF MEDICAL FITNESS
  • Also, the participant needs to sign a release of liability form prior trek. This is a legal document and the judicial part of writing may lead to confusion for a nonfamiliar mind. Please reach us for clarification. Click here to download RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM

Responsible Traveller


  • ‘Responsible Traveller & outdoor ethics’ – session for the participants on acclimatization day.
  • Bio & Non-Biodegradable waste segregation at Campsite.360 degree waste management at the event.
  • Cleaning & collection team at the end of the event, in case required for big team size.
  • Leave no trace, bring only memories.
Leave no Trace

Giving Back


  • As a part of ‘An Earth Day Resolution’ project, We will plant 2 trees for each traveler traveled with us.
  • Every time you travel with us, you contribute a minimum of 500 INR to RockyFeet Environment Fund to support our conservation project.
Partnership

FAQ

The prominent and major difference between standard & premium package is the accommodation in Leh. While standard offers guest house, the premium will be a 3-star centralized heating hotel with generator backup & running water. In winter, all guest houses will not be able to provide running water (cold or hot) and more than 6 hrs heating with electric or gas heater in a room per day. Water freezes in the bucket and becomes hard to use. Accommodation during Leh is important as you get used to the hard climate in the initial days or want to take a bath before or after your trek.
One of the most unique and magnificent treks of the world, Chadar Trek is hugely popular now. Chadar or cover signifies the frozen sheet of ice that is formed on the raging River Zanskar due to extreme cold as well as due to the less amount of direct sunlight as the river flows through a narrow gorge. Solid ice is best around the time the Chadar trek takes place, from 2nd week of January to 2nd week of February – the time when the coldness is at it maximum during the winter months, hence this time frame is the best time for this Zanskar River trek.

Chadar Trek is the only route available to the villagers in the Padum and Lingshed region to go to Leh and back. Regular up-downs are done by the locals to earn their wages. The trek itself is the quintessential example of the resourcefulness and the indomitable spirit of the Ladakhi people. Though, the trek will soon cease to be the sole mode of access between Leh and Padum in winters. A road is being constructed by blasting off the rock-face above the river. It will be a much safer and convenient route for the locals, but surely mark the end of an ancient local custom.

You need to walk to an average of 5 to 6km. As such anyone with good or average fitness can do this trek. Any kind of cardiac exercise which makes you fitter before this trip is advisable, as it will enable you to enjoy the region more. Overall chadar walk is a moderate trek but the climatic hardness makes it Strenuous according to our grade. Temperature wise it is very cold, though, after the first couple of nights on the Chadar, trekkers are much more adjusted to the bitter cold!
During the daytime temperature will be -5 to -10 degrees and during the night time -20 to -25 degrees. While on the trek, the activity itself gives the body some warmth.
Wearing clothes in layers is much effective is combating the bitter cold, particularly at night.
Layer 1 – Starting with inner thermals
Layer 2 – full sleeves t-shirt and track pants; Woolen Socks (One double woven woolen socks with one warm nylon or normal woolen socks inside). Carry enough spare socks and other undergarments.
Layer 3 – Fleece Jacket. Good thick Woolen head Cap or Balaclava with woolen Muffler
Layer 4 – Wind Proof and Water Proof down Jacket
Layer 5 – A jacket or another layer of inner thermals. Two Pair of gloves (Thin Woolen inside and outside Wind Proof / Waterproof Snow Gloves). Good Pair of Sun Glasses with Good UV Protection.

Wearing in layers also helps to remove one or two layers as you feel warm due to the activity of trekking; similarly, while going off to sleep in the sleeping bag, a few layers can be removed if feeling uncomfortable. Avoid cotton T-shirts.

Pack similar things such as clothes or toiletries or others in separate polythene bags so they are easier to find and pull out. A trekking pole is absolutely desirable as it greatly helps during the Chadar trek.

We will recommend you to buy a pair of gumboot from Leh market for river water crossing at broken chadar. Also, you can carry good standard trekking shoes for the trek, example Forclaz 100/500 from Quechua. On Chadar, which is solid ice or a slight cover of snow on slippery ice, RockyFeet will provide walking crampon for trekkers. Also, Trek leader will help you to learn a walk over hard ice with the use of crampon. To understand the walk and shoes of chadar in detail please read more at
HOW TO WALK ON CHADAR? THE PENGUIN STYLE
We will build a team consists of max 10 participants. These team will be lead by an experienced exploration leader with due mountain medical knowledge.
A team of local Zanskar crews will assist us to manage load and kitchen. These people from Zanskar will not only help you combat the extreme winter, also help you to understand the life of Zanskaris, their culture and much more stories untold.
Absolutely. Normally all trek groups have both males and females. If you are the single girl in a batch, single tent accommodation will be provided at no extra cost.
Yes, But you should intimate in 15 days in advance so that we will arrange porter accordingly. Please check the cost in fees section to hire a personal porter.
Himalayan water is considered as a clean and mineral water but for safe side we use to boil water and chlorine tablet in our camps, during the trek asks once to trek leader or guide from where to fill water bottles. It is important to keep sipping on water through the trek. as one can get dehydrated and still not feel it due to the cold.
Our team will have the medical kit and oxygen cylinder to support high altitude seriousness. But also it’s important and recommended for every trekker to bring their personal medical kit focusing their own well-known & chronical health issues.
Also, it is mandatory to submit Medical certificate and release of liability form prior the adventure.
Depending on the prevailing situation, however, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into the remotest region, where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary, for example, incomplete formation of Chadar. In such cases, we or your trek leader will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.
You have only one option to reach Leh during winter, i.e. fly to and fro all other routes are blocked due to extreme winter.
Expensive crews rates are more than double in the bitter cold and harsh winter months compare to summer of Ladakh.
All food has to be flown into Leh from city outsides, so obviously is very expensive.
Fuel since limited is expensive, it takes almost twice the amount of fuel to cook the food than in normal conditions.

Everything is paid for and arranged more than a month before the trekking season, due to the scarcity of material and men during those two extreme cold months.


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Ankit Kumar Ghorai
Ankit Kumar Ghorai
2019-12-30T07:17:32+0000
Proper guidance in trek, comfortable stay at hotels, good quality food served, proper camping. (Kuari Pass)
Jeanne Bien Aimee
Jeanne Bien Aimee
2019-02-02T19:43:58+0000
We were two women from France and we felt very safe when doing the chadar trek on january 2019 with rocky feet team. The staff was fully skilled, excellent, very professionnal, and our guide Tashi was an exceptionnal guide that cares about the safety and the well being of each member of the group. The food ( veg and non veg ) was fresh, various and delicious every day. All staff (from the cook to the porters) were very kind , available , and taking good care of all of us. The administrative staff that pick us up at the airport and accompany us for the formalities of insurance , medical check up, was incredibly nice , professionnal and was present before the trek and after the trek till our last day to the airport. We highly recommend rocky feet .read more
Lithin Vetinmel
Lithin Vetinmel
2019-01-29T05:37:22+0000
Heyy planning for any trek in Himalaya ?? Don't think twise, go with Rockyfeet. They are the BEST ! Done chadar trek this year with them and I never ever expected such an awesome experience. A big thanks to management, guids and finally the great great chef who made our trek extra perfect.read more
Amit Mukherjee
Amit Mukherjee
2019-01-28T15:14:32+0000
Nice trip in 3 Reserve forests . Great Experience for Jungle trotters. Cheers to Plan Titash. U may arrange more of such trip in near future.read more
Arani Mukherjee
Arani Mukherjee
2019-01-28T14:33:12+0000
Considering our safari trip to be the first of it's kind from Rockyfeet, I must say Titash had led us through an amazing journey!! He had minutely taken care of every bits n pieces of our puzzle starting from accommodation to safari bookings! Furthermore the selection of resorts and their hospitality had been to the T! Kudos RockyFeet!! Had been wishing long for a trip with you guys and finally it paid off and how!! Looking forward to more amazing experiences!!read more
Vaibhav Jain
Vaibhav Jain
2018-08-04T17:58:23+0000
We went on Kang yatse 2 expedition in July'18. It was a wonderful experience. For a particular travel/trek to be memorable, it is important that the services you are being provided are up to the mark. And Rockyfeet, no doubt, was quite successful in that. Starting from the arrangement of accommodation at Leh, the quality of food, tents and sleeping bags on the trek, the hygiene maintained, the quality of technical instruments used for climbing, the profiles of their guides and the hospitality shown- everything was perfect. I would recommend anyone without a second thought to go with Rockyfeet. It will be a lifetime experience, for sure!read more
Aman Jhunjhunwala
Aman Jhunjhunwala
2018-07-30T04:52:15+0000
Can't wait to get back and carry out another high expedition with these folks. Amazing team. Cheers!!
Priyodob Kundu
Priyodob Kundu
2018-07-09T07:59:56+0000
It was a nice experience with Rockyfeet when we had a trip to Ladakh. We always got proper response in email whenever we had queries prior to the trip. Everything was perfectly arranged by Arnab. Our stay, food, transportation in Leh, Pangong, Nubra, Tso Moriri were excellent. We loved everything about the trip. We would love to travel with them again.read more
Krishanu Hait
Krishanu Hait
2018-04-09T18:12:47+0000
Whatever, it maybe the first experience or last experience; once a experience always a experience. But trekking experience with Rocky Feet was just amazing. I don't know about other trekking organisations because it was my first trekking to singalila pass trek. But I am confident enough that I don't need to contact any other organizations in near future. Although a few words are not enough to describe to whole trekking experience, but till I want to highlight some points are, 1)Every night at dinner place there was a team meeting how to fulfill the trekkers desire more and more and make the experience more passionate. 2) There were another 2-3 groups at the same campsite. But I will say our tent were far better than others as design point of view. 3)And no words to describe the hospitality of supporting team. So special thanks to our team leader Titash and obviously the whole RockyFeet team.read more
Ananta Mondal
Ananta Mondal
2018-04-09T15:27:00+0000
This is the first time I am reviewing a trip/journey. So please ignore the mistakes from my side. The long waited trip finally happened only because of our trek leader Titash. PROS: 1. Our very own Salim Ali and not so strict trek leader Mr. Titash! Thanks to him for spotting nearly about 100 species of birds during this trek. 2. The local team and trek guide, John daju. I am truly short of words to describe their hospitality. 3. Time to time routine body check up and healthy diet on each occasion. 4. Very good camping material specially sleeping bags. CONS: (read Suggestions) 1. Nothing as such. But I would like to have camp site in serenity rather to have it by the side of a trekkers hut (in Phalut) or in the middle of the village (in Gorkhey). I would prefer camping site like in Thulu Dhaap or in Kalijhar any time. Thanks to Rockyfeet. Hope to trek with you again,very soon 🙂read more
Aritra Pal
Aritra Pal
2018-04-07T12:52:12+0000
It was an awesome trek to Singalila Pass. Everything well managed. Thanks to RockyFeet team. Hope to explore more with RockyFeet.read more
Mainak Chakraborty
Mainak Chakraborty
2018-04-02T09:55:27+0000
Rockyfeet arranged a guided tour of sandakphu phalut for two of our friends early march 2018. The guide they privided kewal rai was excellent. both of us really enjoyed our stay and felt every layers of natural beauty..fog rain sunshine snow blizzard u name it we had it all. they have good contacts with local people and arrange for good homestay and good food even in most remote places. thank you rockyfeet..eager to do another trekking adventure.a special thanks to wriju.read more
Luise Ha
Luise Ha
2018-03-11T12:05:39+0000
„...Sometimes accidents can happen“ is what we got told on our first day. And so we accidentally fell in love with Sikkim. We did the 7-day Singalila trek with Rocky in Feb 18 and could not have made a better choice. All the friendly and warmly people that have been with us in those days made this trip a very unique experience. Everything was well organized and food was really delicious and surely there was no risk of starving :). We also really liked the trek where we could enjoy a breathtaking view of the Kangchenjunga which was a great highlight of our trip. Thanks again also to our trek leader, Wriju, whose company we really appreciated and who also became a good friend.read more
Satyameet Singh
Satyameet Singh
2018-03-06T10:27:18+0000
I have done 2 high altitude treks with RockyFeet. I still do not know how they make money. Their level of attention to health and safety, selection of crew members, food and accommodation is world class. The itinerary they design is not only well crafted but also organic, it always leaves one with more than what they signed up for. They are in it for the adventure and for conservation. Be it removing plastic at 15,000 FT or not lighting a bonfire to protect the soil, you see genuine passion and interest in their trek leads and it certainly outlives the trek. I hope you will give them a chance. They are a group of bright & talented naturalists/explorers/adventure seekers or whatever the word is for these kind of misfits.read more
Baladitya Panda
Baladitya Panda
2018-03-06T08:08:29+0000
Rashi Tandon
Rashi Tandon
2018-03-06T07:39:18+0000
Arghyo Bhattacharya
Arghyo Bhattacharya
2018-02-12T13:18:17+0000
Awesome experience! Couldn't have hoped for a better Chadar trek. Right from the accommodations in Leh to the crampons for the trek, everything was perfect. Our trek leader- Etosha and guide- Gyalson ji were incredible. They were knowledgeful, experienced and a bag of fun. Having seen other organizers along the trek- I would wholeheartedly recommend Rocky Feet. Also a sincere request- when on the trek, please do not litter. Trekking on the Chadar is a privilege, let's keep it clean. Hope you have fun!read more
Ardhya Bhatt
Ardhya Bhatt
2018-02-07T13:12:22+0000
Insane. Breathtaking. Exhilarating. Just back from a beautiful beautiful world. Never dreamt of it, never imagined or seen or known - The Zanskar. A month ago I signed up for the mighty Chadar trek, and man, it was just mind blowing. Never been to such an amazingly organized expedition and experience with full of surprises, safety, fun, pamper, motivation and customizations! Everything was so nicely set up! From airport pick ups, to pre-obtained permits, gorgeous homestays, delicious food, priority on health and safety, an organized trip to in and around the town, proper time provided to rest and recreate, and of course, a lot of Cafe hopping. The itinerary was so relaxed, didn't even feel if I was actually a couple thousand miles away from home, and top it all, the sweetest set of professionals running this NGO - Etosha and Arnab! Six people, six days, and unlimited surprises right in the middle of nowhere. Somewhere, we people 'achieve' experiences, while this group, had literally 'created' them. Thank you, for such memories! And amazing moments! Coming back next season, for something different! Just. Pure. Love. Hats off!read more
Ananya Jana
Ananya Jana
2017-12-29T06:16:40+0000
Soumik Satiar
Soumik Satiar
2017-12-24T13:14:03+0000
Alka Rathi
Alka Rathi
2017-10-26T14:31:52+0000
We had the most enriching experience with RockyFeet. We attempted Stok Kangri Summit and everything was done as planned. The amenities prvided by RockyFeet at such an altitude where indeed done with great pains to make us very confortable. The food and tents were absolutely superb and there was no difficulty whatsoever because of the extreme weather. Each day with RockyFeet was a real pleasure because they assured that we are comfortable during the trek. The patience and techniques adopted by RockyFeet are indeed marvelous so I recommend all of you to join RockyFeet for your future treks.read more
Arjun Ramesh
Arjun Ramesh
2017-09-22T22:06:51+0000
My friends and I did a trip to Leh Ladakh this August and we are glad we decided to go via RockyFeet. Things you'd want to do in your trip are to enjoy, explore, meet new people and basically do whatever you feel like doing, right? Well, RockyFeet had all four of them covered. We enjoyed… Usually when something goes wrong we call up the tour operator to sort it out. RockyFeet didn't give us even one chance to do that. Everything from start to finish was taken care of. Everything happened like clockwork. All we had to do was enjoy, which we did. We explored… We travelled a lot of places there (Srinagar, Kargil, Leh, Nubra Valley, Pangong etc.) and we got the best accommodation the place could offer, that too at good prices. RockyFeet went the extra mile by getting us tents in a good spot beside Pangong Lake where we didn’t have to feel the full brunt of the harsh winds throughout the night. Very thoughtful of them. We met many good people… RockyFeet's connections are with quality people. The boat house owner in Srinagar, the drivers and the hotel employees were all good, courteous and friendly people. Each and every one of them took care of us as they would their own people. We did whatever we felt like doing… My friends and I are extremely indecisive and we didn’t want to be confined to a set plan. So there were many changes and last minute improvisations from our side and RockyFeet handled these random requests with great professionalism and patience. The highlight of our trip was meeting Arnab Ghosh and Etosha. They are genuinely nice and friendly people who did a splendid job in taking care of us when we were there. Turns out they’re interesting and fun people too. They accompanied us for river rafting and it was a lot of fun with them around. Thank you guys. Loved the trip. Would choose you guys in a heartbeat for our next trip. BTW, there was a nice surprise at the end of our trip, courtesy RockyFeet. Hope the other reviews haven’t spoiled it already.read more
Foram Mehta
Foram Mehta
2017-08-28T06:28:59+0000
We did Kang Yatse with Rocky Feet. It is very easy for me to say that it was one of the best organised treks I have been a part of. Etosha and the team were experienced and were prepared for everything. I had my low phases when I was not keeping too well, they knew what would work best. I bounced back. The food was great. Chai, hot chocolate, popcorn, and other things kept pouring in when needed. Great care was taken to ensure that we were keeping fine. They also ensured that we had a lot of fun. Can't wait to go back! 🙂read more
Zahra Contractorr
Zahra Contractorr
2017-08-19T07:13:04+0000
Our trek to Kang Yatse 2 was the first time we travelled with RockyFeet. Etosha accompanied us on the trek. She was a great leader, making sure even the last trekker was motivated enough and encouraged everyone to walk together as a team. She was very considerate of everyone's needs (especially food) and kept a check on everyone's health throughout. Our kitchen staff, porters and guides were all great company too and very efficient. Their expertise and professionalism showed every single day, and the team managed to establish a great rapport with us. The time we spent with Etosha & Arnab (before the trek) was a great learning experience. They were both very hospitable and very forthcoming about what they do and their experiences with regards to trekking and organising. I definitely recommend them!read more
Sravanthi Edara
Sravanthi Edara
2017-06-16T16:12:38+0000
Have been to hampta circuit trek with rockyfeet.. One of the best treks I did till date and best among the organizations for trekking I came across till now.. Amazing organizers who take atmost care of everyone in group.. Diet on trek was well planned to ensure the proper nutrition supply during the trek..gear provided is of good quality.. Overall it was a memorable experience ��read more
Saketh Reddy
Saketh Reddy
2017-06-15T16:51:22+0000
Kuntal Ghosh
Kuntal Ghosh
2017-05-24T18:03:06+0000
Last January I went to Chadar trek with Rockyfeet.Really had a excellent experience with them.Lots of thinks to learn from Arnab da for amateur trekkers like me.Appreciate their initiative for keeping the environment clean and raise awareness among fellow trekkers,tourists.Keep up the good work Rockyfeet.Looking forward to have an another adventure through trekking with Rockyfeet.Thanks.read more
Santhosh Shetty
Santhosh Shetty
2017-05-06T02:43:44+0000
Titash Chakrabarti
Titash Chakrabarti
2017-02-20T07:09:42+0000
I am a member of the RockyFeet society. The immense efforts of Boro ( Arnab Ghosh ) to raise the organization like a single parent, working late nights for years, in spite of having a day job is what is taking it ahead towards achieving a dream of a sustainable future by opening up people's senses towards the natural world and spreading the idea of conservation as a way of life with a three pronged approach; Explore, educate and conserve. The seeds of passion towards Nature and dedication to a cause, that he has planted in the rest of us has helped me realize my dreams in life and led me to the long and winding path of becoming a true RockyFeet myself. It also shows in the appreciation that we have received unanimously from all our eco-tourists, school children we have worked with, agencies that have partnered with us in our ventures and everyone else I can think of. Travel with RockyFeet to learn more about this greener approach to life and to raise a fund for the environment to be used in our educational and conservational ventures.read more
Abhijit Birje
Abhijit Birje
2017-01-30T06:19:44+0000
I have been to Chadar trek in January 2017 with RockyFeet. It was one of the best organized treks I have been to. One good thing was trekking in small batches which made it comfortable for both trekkers and organizers. There was a good coordination between trek leaders and local people for planning the trek. Considering extreme weather of Ladakh in January, we did not face any problem related to accommodation and food. Most importantly, we had a great time throughout the trek. The trek was completed safely as scheduled. The things I liked about RockyFeet are including local people in the trek and encouraging responsible eco-friendly trekking. Looking forward to the next trek with RockyFeet! 🙂read more
Aritra Das
Aritra Das
2017-01-05T19:22:06+0000
Shivaraj Shetty
Shivaraj Shetty
2016-11-08T08:04:23+0000
Priodarshi Choudhury
Priodarshi Choudhury
2016-09-11T11:44:11+0000
We did Ladakh on Wheels and I was thoroughly impressed with how everything was planned and executed. Couldn't have asked for anything more. Loved it!read more
Onkar Basu
Onkar Basu
2016-09-10T12:56:56+0000
We did the ladakh on wheels with rocky feet and it was amazing. The itinerary was just right for us, with rest days at just the right intervals.read more
En Chiang Lee
En Chiang Lee
2016-04-24T06:10:52+0000
The highlight of the trip was the staff - Ramlal, Jayaram and Mohana. What joy they bring to their jobs and our holiday!
Rohit Bhattacharjee
Rohit Bhattacharjee
2016-04-21T10:16:22+0000
Har ki dun was not just a visit to the himalayas but an experience that is etched in my memory. The magnificent himalayas, the flowing water, the cold nights, the early morning sun rays,the long walks, the beautiful people, the innocent smiles, the simple lives, the never complaining mules, the hot food and the laughter in the silence can never be forgotten. Trekking is more about an experience rather than just visiting a place and Rockyfeet helps one experience the beauty of trekking. Life is about memories, and this memory would last forever. Thanks Arnab and his team, thanks Rockyfeet !!!read more
Bijeta Chakraborty
Bijeta Chakraborty
2016-04-21T07:05:44+0000
Rockyfeet is not your ordinary trek operator. They are more of visionaries, with a plan to explore the world, conserve the indigenous habitats and educate naive travelers like you and me. Their techie-turned-nomad CEO, Arnab, agreed to take a group of five to Har ki dun. And quite honestly, none of us knew what we were signing up for. Our group had experienced and first-time trekkers but there was never a fall-out. Arnab and the village guides made sure that we walked at a pace comfortable to us. Expecting maggi and nutribars at that elevation, we were all pleasantly surprised with three course meals prepared by the village cook. Thanks to the generous mules, we never carried any luggage. The focus remained on the majestic mountains surrounding us. The trek was also perfectly designed to our fitness levels so we neither felt too exerted, nor too relaxed! Har ki dun means the valley of gods, and rightly so. The views are spectacular. And no photograph can do justice to it. But this trek was a lot more than the Himalayan scenes. It was about village life, community living, self-discipline and really caring for the environment and its inhabitants. With no technology to entertain us, we would laugh and chat for hours around the fire. It was a different life indeed. Now that we are back to our usual routines, workplaces and homes, life seems to be going on just the way it was. But we all feel the change. Perhaps we have become more empathetic, perhaps we have learned to live with the bare necessities, perhaps we are more sensitive of everything and everyone around us. Perhaps. This trek was more than just wanderlust. It was more of a self-awareness exercise with my lungs screaming for oxygen at 3900 metres above sea level. And I completely credit Arnab and Rockyfeet for letting us experience this level of rejuvenation in our lifetime. Dazzling blues skies, heart-warming emotions, sweet melodies of birds, wood-fire roasted food, moods and hues of the great Himalayas. Sigh! How I long to go back..read more
Ramesh Raithatha
Ramesh Raithatha
2016-04-21T06:34:21+0000
Trekked to Har ki dun in March 2016.... and they were excellent.
Jaydip Neogi
Jaydip Neogi
2016-04-14T14:22:22+0000
We took the ladakh on wheels package from rocky feet and the experience was mind blowing. From hotel to car to assistance to food, experience was too good. We stayed in one of the best tents in pangong n nubra. Kudos to the team...read more
Anirbit Ghosh
Anirbit Ghosh
2016-02-22T15:31:59+0000
Anon Ray
Anon Ray
2016-02-12T17:05:34+0000
Amit Bikram Jana
Amit Bikram Jana
2016-01-31T08:18:34+0000
One of the best treks of my life with RockyFeet. Keep rocking guys & keep inspiring.
Nikita Shrote
Nikita Shrote
2015-12-28T19:10:09+0000
Manisha Singh
Manisha Singh
2015-12-28T17:39:55+0000
AMAZING EXPEREINCE AND THE BEST TRAVEL MATE... thnx Arnab n Etosha fr the wondrful company n all ur patience... u ppl made my first trek memorable... Cheers Rockyfeet!!!read more
Anushree Chakraborty
Anushree Chakraborty
2015-11-11T16:02:23+0000
Vishal Hiremath
Vishal Hiremath
2015-11-06T11:26:35+0000
Sayantan Chatterjee
Sayantan Chatterjee
2015-10-10T18:29:23+0000
Rahul Kumar
Rahul Kumar
2015-10-01T02:43:58+0000
Sparsh Passi
Sparsh Passi
2015-09-30T11:58:21+0000
Pinak Dutta
Pinak Dutta
2015-09-26T15:38:16+0000
Bala M
Bala M
2015-09-21T19:20:28+0000
Tilak Chand Chakraborty
Tilak Chand Chakraborty
2015-08-11T17:03:39+0000
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Pratyush Rai
Pratyush Rai
12:40 29 Jan 20
Well, the experience was good and the team too.We joined them for Bramhatal trek, and they took well care from our... pickup point to drop. They did cover the pickup and drop in their expense, along with homestay for a small group and mule expenses for the trek. All in all, I'd say better to go with them if you have a group of more than 6 people.read more
Hitesh Mang
Hitesh Mang
07:20 21 Jan 20
Being my first trek, I was super vigilant in getting the best operator on board to help me with the preparation and the... overall organisation.I narrowed down on Rockyfeet after a lot of deliberation. It was indeed an excellent choice. Arnab and his team in doing a fabulous job.I felt that Rockyfeet was able to induce a personal touch with the participants which helped in making a tight bond amongst all.The overall organisation was immaculate in terms of guides (Mr. Lappu and Mr. Sonam), food (awesome cooks), porters (Lifeline of the trek), tenting facilities, equipments Etc.The group was well cared for during the entire trek. Rockyfeet has definitly proved my choise to be right and I shall recommend all to go ahead with the same.With Arnab, felt like being with my own brother. He comes in with immense knowledge and experiences to share. I do recomend that his knowledge be exploited to the fullest. He was extremely patient and cheerful in answering all my queries with his own personal experiences. I left Leh with a warm heart and new friends and am already planning on the next trek with Rockyfeet.Kudos Guys, you made my trip!Best Regards,Hiteshread more
BIKASH MAHAPATRO
BIKASH MAHAPATRO
02:11 18 Jan 20
I have went to Chadar trek , which was too amazing ,their service and care tiwards me was non other than a family... .They guide as their own , serve as like a family , and give tips as senior , which made my journey my dream successfull , with a least injury .Arnab da you rock....read more
Deepika
Deepika
03:05 21 Jul 19
All reviews are paid and fake. They ask their customer to write great things about them and in return promise to give... tshirts but that too they fail to giveHere's my review after doing chadar trek with Rockyfeet Arrangements were ok but biggest disappointment is it has been 8 months and still they haven't given the trek certificate. Guys choose your trek company wisely I am sure other companies provide trek completion certificate on the last day of trek and now regret choosing Rockyfeetread more
Arani Mukhopadhyay
Arani Mukhopadhyay
14:30 28 Jan 19
Considering our safari trip to be the first of it's kind from Rockyfeet, I must say Titash had led us through an... amazing journey!! He had minutely taken care of every bits n pieces of our puzzle starting from accommodation to safari bookings! Furthermore the selection of resorts and their hospitality had been to the T! Kudos RockyFeet!! Had been wishing long for a trip with you guys and finally it paid off and how!! Looking forward to more amazing experiences!!read more
Siddhartha Biswas
Siddhartha Biswas
06:24 03 Aug 18
The whole trip turned out to be much more than expected!Food - expected hostel level, got 5-star levelMountains -... expected trekking, got an experience of the glorious world of mountaineering!Everything just worked liked a charm. Big kudos to the RockyFeet team for having amongst the best cooks and climbing guides one could have up there in the difficult conditions.Would love to do another trek with you guys again very soon!read more
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