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Chadar Trek Tour


Duration : 17 Nights / 18 Days

Destination Covered : Leh Ladakh

Price (Starting From) : On Request


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  • Chadar Trek Tour

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CHADAR Trek also known as frozen river trek is said to be very unique trek and an ultimate opportunity for adventure lovers. It is a winter trek held in Zanskar region and fun of this trek is to be walking on frozen ice. This route is used by local Zanskari people since centuries to go out of their region when the road blocked due to heavy snowfall. After keeping all the facts in mind bring your warmest Jackets and sleeping bags also a pair of good shoes. Chadar Trek - (Frozen River Trek) Chadar" means blanket or veil of ice that covers the Zanskar River over the winters.
Duration : 19 Days
Grade : Hard
Best Time: January to Mid of February

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi - Leh

Early morning transfer to domestic airport to Board flight for Leh which is an hour flight. From Leh airport, transfer to hotel. Day free at hotel, need complete relax to acclimatize.

Day 2: Sightseeing of Hemis, Thiksey and Shey

Today you can go around Leh town for sightseeing. Town dominated by Leh Palace, former royal family of Ladakh, built in 17th century. Leh is at an altitude of 3524 metres (11,562 ft).

Day 3: Full day sightseeing of Phyang, Liker and Alchi

After breakfast proceed for a full day sightseeing with visits to Phyang, Liker and Alchi monasteries. Overnight Hotel in Leh.

Day 4: Drive Leh – Sumdha (Chilling - 3180mtrs) - Trek Tilit Sumdo (3750 mtrs.) (3hrs)

Get set and go, to start the most exciting trip on the Zanskar River. We Drive from Leh to Chilling to begin with. The road follows the Indus River for an hour to the confluence of Indus and Zanskar River, then fallow The Zanskar River till Sumdha-Do. We then trek for an hour on and off the frozen river to the village of Chilling. We camp near the village or stay in a family house.

Day 5: Trek Tilit Sumdo (3750 mtrs.) – Markhala (6 hrs)

For the next five days we trek up on the frozen river through gorges and deep valleys. There are number of choices for camping, and there for we can make our itinerary during this time as flexible as we like. There are also many caves (locals call it Bawo) which can be used for the night Shelter. The names of the stopping places are listed below. Tonight we camp at Markhala.

Day 6: Trek Markhala to Tip Yokma (6 hours walk)

After breakfast start the 4hrs trek to Deepyokma where you'll see no. of caves, Tsomo Paldar, naturally flowing spring water. Overnight camp.
Zanskari People depend entirely on perpetual snows in the mountains as a water source for their farm fields.

Day 7: Trek Tip Yokma to Nirik Pullo (6 7 hours walk).

In morning we start our trek from Tip Yokma. We can view of canyons while passing through frozen icefalls. We'll find human traces after Nirik Pullo. Dinner and overnight stay in camp. There are more than ten caves on the bank of the Frozen Zanskar River. Travellers prepare their tea and meals on open fies and sleeps in the cave and so cave is covered with black soot inside.

Day 8: Trek Nirik Pullo to Lingshed (3700mtrs) (5-6 hours walk).

In morning we start our trek from Nirik Pullo. We steep walk till Lingshed village and leave behind chadar. Visit Lingshed village & villagers hospitality. Dinner and overnight stay in camp. Lingshed : It is 4000mtrs above sea level and can only be reached by trek. It is one of the most remote parts of Ladakh. It can be accessed only by Chadar Trek in winter for 2 months. During summer it can be accessed by 4 days trek whether from Lamayuru or Padum.For around 6 months this village remains completely isolated.

Day 9: Trek Lingshed to Tsarak Do (7 hours walk)

Visiting the Lingshed monastery in the morning & exploring around. Then start our trek from Tsarak Do. Today it will be a long trek walking for around 7 hours. Lingshed Monastery : Lingshed Monastery or Lingshed Gompa is a Gelugpa Buddhist monastery in the Zanskar region in the state of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir in northern India. The monastery in Lingshed is an important spiritual centre of Tibetan Buddhism.The Jangchub Tensung Dorje Center was founded in Lingshed by Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. The monastery houses about 60 monks and is on the route between Zanskar and Lamayuru. It serves the surrounding villages including the one with the same name.

Day 10: Trek from Tsarak Do to Pidmo (5 hours)

We continue on the ice and start our trail from Tsarak Do and walk for about 5 hrs till we reach Pidmo. The gorge ends at Hanamur and the view opens at Pidmo. THe village of Zangla and the old King's Palace can be seen on the opposite bank. During the trek we'll come across Hanumil Village. Overnight in Camp. Wearing rubber boots is the best for 'Chadar Trek' because at times we have to walk on ice with water overflowing.

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Inclusions

  • CP (Room + Breakfast)
  • Hotel or Upper Class Guest House in Leh.
  • All ground transportation in Ladakh by non air-conditioned jeep/ Bus.ort, transfer to hotel. Day free at hotel, need complete relax to acclimatize.
  • All camping/trekking arrangements such as:-
  • Food (during trekking, camping and local houses)
  • Two men tent with mattress
  • Kitchen/mess tent with utensils
  • Cook & Helpers
  • High Altitude Porters for luggage
  • Camping fee
  • Trekking bag for protection of your personal luggage.
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Entry fee to monasteries
  • Local English speaking guide

Exclusions

  • International Flights
  • Lunches & Dinners in Delhi.
  • Sleeping bag and Personal clothing.
  • Insurance and medical evacuation.
  • Any expenses caused by a reason beyond our control such as roadblock and flight cancellations due to natural calamities etc.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head "Cost includes".

Payments Terms

  • * 20% Advance Percentage of total booking amount

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • * Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.

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