Chadar Trek – A Frozen River Trek & Trail

Zanskar River 194101 UT Ladakh, India




9 days

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Visit Chadar Trek 2020 - One of the best trek in India at Ladakh in deep winter to experience one of the world's most magnificent and beautiful landscapes. Its most peaceful season and in total contrast to the summer crowds. As winter begins, we wait for the ice formation on the Chadar Trek Ladakh route in this highly sensitive mountain ecosystem. You are very likely to see rare wildlife at this time of year in the frozen valleys.

Our route takes you deep into the frozen winter landscape among some of the world's highest mountains and spectacular landscapes, lit under a bright winter sun and sparkling mid-winter stars. Our camps are at about 3,500 meters (11,480 feet). The cold temperatures are a challenge for everyone, but this experience is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Challenge your limit beyond -25 Celsius in the Winter Expedition towards Ladakh. This frozen trek only happen in Ladakh Region in India. We provide a best service in Himalayan region - All our equipment are specially meant for winter expedition. Our Sleeping bag are especially design for Winter expedition and other equipment too. Like Mattress, 3 Men Tents, Dinning Tent and Kitchen Tent.

Let's pack your bag and Join us for Winter Expedition in Ladakh.

Trip Itinerary

Arrival in Leh airport where you would be greeted by our representative and transfer to your hotel. Today, we would spend the day in the room itself to acclimatise to the high altitude. This is absolutely necessary and is most important for the days ahead. Overnight in the hotel.

On the second day one can do their own thing or can choose to go on a sightseeing trip, explore the local market or just relax at the hotel. Overnight in hotel.

On this day we will we will go to Medical Checkup centre in Leh for the health check-up. It is mandatory from the government to get a medical certification before we undertake the Chadar trek. A clearance certificate after the medical check up will be issued by the Sonam Norbu Memorial (SNM) Hospital. This will be issued only after the participant is acclimatized and fit for the trek. Overnight in hotel .

Post breakfast, we take a beautiful drive through the beautiful scenery with your first views of the Indus river and later the Zanskar river at their confluence at Nimoo. From Nimoo you follow the Zanskar to the roadhead at Shingra-Yokma. DE board the vehicle after a point and trek towards Somo Paldar campsite. Overnight in tents.

Your trek to Dibb Cave begins today. Trek through the deep gorges of the Zanskar valley with sheer cliffs on both sides. The lack of direct sunlight keeps the snow well packed for the trek. We end the day at the big cave here which is used by the locals when traversing this valley and set up camp for the night. Overnight in trekking tents.

Post breakfast, we continue the walk through the gorges to the Nyerak village. Enroute we pass a large frozen waterfall which is gushing water during the non-winter season and is a stop point on our rafting trips down the Zanskar river during the Aug-Sep period. To-day we camp below the Nyerak village and one can go up to the village in the evening. Overnight in trekking tents.

From Nyerak on this day, we retrace the same route and stop at Hotang. Overnight in tents.

Today is your last day of the trek. Post breakfast we trek back towards Shingr Yokma walking on thick ice of Chadar. You will be trekking for about 9 hours with a couple of breaks in between. We will camp here for the night. Overnight in trekking tents.

After the breakfast we will excursion towards the Leh Airport , So its time to departure. We hope you depart with happy and vivid memories of this enchanting, mysterious landscape and we look forward to welcoming you again in Ladakh . Why not share some of your photos and memories via our Facebook Page | Trip Advisor Review | Google Review.

What's Included

  • Comprehensive, pre-trip briefing and guidance on preparation activities
  • Transfer to/from Leh and the start/finish points of the trek
  • Accommodation during the trek
  • 3 hot vegetarian meals per day, per person, including hot drinks and hot breakfast
  • Qualified, experienced Trek Leader, Guide and local support staff for Camping Equipment
  • First Aid Medical Kit and Oxygen Cylinder.

What's Excluded

  • Accommodation in Leh on Day 01,02,03 and Day 08
  • We don't include your flights to/from Leh-Delhi etc., but we can advise you on your booking.
  • Airport Drop and Pick-up, Please let's us know if you need a Taxi from Airport.
  • All meals in Leh.
  • Heater in Leh Hotel, Incase if you need Heater in Leh Please connect with us
  • All the Government Permit Fees and Insurance.
  • If you require extra porter(s) during the trek, please note daily rates are approximately Rs.1,500 per porter, per day
  • We don't include taxi and monastery entry fees for sightseeing in and around Leh
  • You are responsible for arranging your personal travel and medical insurance and ensuring your physical fitness before and during the trek..

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