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Chadar Trek 2020 Safety Update

Altitude Adventure India – Chadar Trek 2020 Update

Chadar Trek in Ladakh is a high altitude trek.  The altitude of  Chadar Trek is  3,450 meters or 11,316 feet.

At this high altitude, some travelers may suffer from high altitude mountain sickness. For the safety of travelers and trekkers, Ladakh administration has planned an active role for the upcoming Chadar Trek 2020. They have ensured that satellite phones, medical facilities and doctors are available during the chadar trek 2020.  Doctors will be available at each campsite to attend to trekkers having health issues or having injuries during the chadar trek.

The campsites where these facilities will be available are Shingra Koma, Tibb caves and Nerak. In case of emergency, rescue helicopter can be called for using the satellite phones and the affected trekker evacuated for further treatment at Leh.

These arrangements have increased the efficiencies,  addressed medical & safety concerns and enhanced rescue operations for trekkers visiting the chadar trek 2020.

This will be a boon for trekkers as many were concerned about the chadar trek safety.

Recently the Ladakh administration conducted a workshop on safety and cleanliness of Chadar Trek. This was done to ensure efficient implementation of the new regulations put in place for chadar trek 2020.

This workshop was attended by more than 50 guides and around 10 travel agents including Altitude Adventure India who are the Chadar Trek organizers for the past 14 years.

DC/CEO, LAHDC, Leh, Avny Lavasa presided over the workshop. Assistant Director Tourism, Wildlife Warden, DySP SDRF, President ALTOA and representative of Adventure Sports Cover 360 Degree were also present at this workshop.

The main objectives of this workshop and the new regulations were the safety of trekkers and protection of the environment at Zanskar. In the past few years, there have been cases of loss of life during Chadar trek and harm to the fragile environment of the Zanskar region. This made the Ladakh administration to take these proactive steps.

During the workshop special stress was given on the need to bring professionalism and seriousness by implementing a streamlined mechanism to operate Chadar Trek 2020 considering the tough conditions like high altitude and extremely cold temperature issues in Leh.

Wildlife Warden, Pankaj Raina apprised the participants about the regulations, facilities created and the steps to follow the procedures.
President ALTOA spoke about the single window facility provided in Leh at TIC for a pre-medical check-up, insurance, wildlife permit and ALTOA NOC. He also informed about the three days mandatory stay in Leh with a pre-medical check-up on the third day. He also told about smart rescue card for tourists and I-card for local guides, helper, potter, etc to avail any kind of free medical facility during the trek.

Headed by DySP, SDRF Sonam Dorjey a team of SDRF presented a demonstration on rescue in case of spinal injury, hypothermia, fracture and cardiopulmonary research station and informed about do’s and don’ts in case of any kind of accident or illness.

Everyone agreed that regularization of Chadar trek will also ensure quality tourism and urged

We at altitude adventure India are committed to being the best Chadar trek organizers by following all the regulations and will ensure quality tourism. We have instructed and trained all our guides to take their responsibility to understand the operating procedures for the safety of trekkers and protection of the environment.

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