The Ultimate Adventure Of Saransh’s Chadar Trek With Thrillophilia!
For some of us, traveling does not have a defined definition. Furthermore, we are not primarily concerned with the number of likes or followers we receive on our social media profiles, nor do we care what our Instagram handle looks like. As Stevenson states, we travel solely for the sake of traveling.
This is Saransh's memoir of his Chadar Trek adventures.
Saransh Bhateja's Crazy Love
Take your bags and move when life hands you lemons. There is no previous example of a famous person quoting this quote, so please pardon our story's hero, who lives by this maxim. We would like to introduce you to Saransh, a Sri Ganganagar-based engineer-turned-businessman, a small town in the border region between Pakistan and India.
In Saransh's opinion, now is all that matters, and all he needs to begin traveling is a mental click. His previous solo trips have taken him to Spiti on his KTM Duke 390 and to Udaipur on his Royal Enfield Desert Storm following the completion of his college studies. Besides, we wish to point out that the traveler had no previous experience in trekking and set out on the frozen river trail with no previous trekking knowledge (we do not recommend doing so unless you are Saransh-crazy and Saransh-fit).
Planning The Trek To Chadar
"I was intrigued by the idea of walking on a frozen river, plus I had been to Ladakh in summers and wanted to experience it in winter as well”, led Saransh to decide to tackle one of India's most challenging treks, without any prior trekking experience.
Fortunately, the next steps were straightforward. In the same way as a curious child explores something new, Saransh did the same. The expedition he had in January of 2018 on the ice-covered white land of Ladakh led him to choose Thrillophilia and refers to us as "awesome."
Chadar's Affair - The Itinerary
There are many types of love stories. The most extreme are those that involve men and nature having crazy, adventurous, passionate relationships. Imagine a scenario in which air turbulence occurs thousands of feet above the ground.
This was the story of Saransh's journey with the Chadar Trek, which began on the 18th of January, 2018, when he arrived in Leh. Within the next few days, Saransh and his group of trekkers were scheduled to cross the stages of Chilling, Tilad Do, Shingra Koma, Gyalpo, Tibb Caves, and Nerak in order to be considered successful in their achievement of walking the frozen Zanskar River in Ladakh. Several A-Teams were necessary for the 8 night and 9 day of madness, and Saransh pridefully refers to his team members as "crazy people ''.
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The One Adventure With Leh
As Saransh entered Ladakh for the second time in his life, Leh marked the beginning of a spiritual journey. All he wanted was to see the beautiful landscape of Ladakh at night in the winter months. The experience is unforgettable for this young lad, for no words can adequately express what he experienced in Northern India.
A day before the acclimatization day, he arrived in Leh, therefore he had two days to explore the colorful and silently-dressed ruins of centuries' old Leh. Saransh covered all the tourist attractions in Ladakh, including monasteries, lanes, and memorials, in the long days. What was to come, however, was the real adventure.
The First Step On Chadar
There were howling winds, ice frozen and ice melting, water streaming down an ice-blue river with men breathless and their shoulders battered. The 15th of January, 2018, Saransh embarked upon the Chadar Trek. Their journey began in Chilling, as they traveled to Tilad Do, where they spent their first night under the starry Ladakhi skies.
A memorable journey begins with the first step. It is more likely that you will experience a painful fall on slippery ice during the second step. However, what followed were two days and nights on the icy ground which were filled with astonishing and awe-inspiring experiences.
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Zanskar River Jump
“Out he comes and quickly changes into a fresh pair of clothing.”
As the group moved forward into zones of more ice and no ice, they crossed Gyalpo and Shingra Koma to finally camp at the Tib Cave by the end of Day 4 on the frozen river. What needs to be kept in mind while doing the penguin walk on the Chadar Trek is that – Chadar slips away from its form every passing moment.
Theories aside, practicality in, that did happen. They witnessed a member fall down inside the frozen Zanskar River into a chilling pool of ice water, and someone had the eventful mind to take a quick click.
The Helicopter Adventure!
One of them fell into the frozen river, but this is not the extent of the adventure. When two helicopters suddenly landed, they were standing on the banks of a frozen river, without access to a mobile phone network, without any vehicles apart from their own feet and sledges. The group did not learn the true reason for the birds' landing despite all this information.
It spread quickly that an evacuation was planned, but it was merely a rumor. Having continued their journey until the end of Day 7, the group arrived at Nerak Falls. In Nerak, a few houses, a few residents, and a few memories were permanently woven together
Despite spending a total of nine nights and ten days on the Chadar Trek, Saransh does not provide an in-depth description of his journey. He ends our candid conversations after the trip with a bright smile on the other side of the telephone, "Next, I will be headed to South India.". Which activities would you recommend for me? "
Thus, our journey began!
Enjoy Chadar's Adventure
If you have already begun typing the words "Chadar Trek" into a new tab on your old computer, keep calm. Saransh has some advice for every travel enthusiast before they book their slots on the Chadar Trek.
Please accept our gratitude for your insightful suggestions, Saransh!
- You should wear gumboots, as well as socks and gloves of military quality.
- Throughout the Chadar Trek, stay with a single member of the group at all times.
- Ideally, you should dress in layers.
- At high altitudes, drink enough water to prevent AMS.
- Acquire a sufficient understanding of the trek.
- If you become wet, change into dry clothes as soon as possible.
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