Chadar Trek, Ladakh - Frozen River Trek

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Stay Included
Breakfast Included
Sightseeing Included

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy walking on ice as you take the Chadar Trek, covering an elevation of 14,000 feet above sea level.

  • Take-in the views of the peaceful valley with green meadows and clear streams as you pass through Tilat Do.

  • Explore Tsomo and get to know about the lifestyle of Ladakhi people living in the mountains as you interact with them.

  • Admire the views of the Himalayas while enjoying your stay at a peaceful campsite in Shingrak Yokma.

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What’s inside the package?
1 night stay in Leh
1 night stay in Leh
1 night stay in Leh
1 night stay in Leh
2 night of stays in Leh
Trek to Shingra Yokma
Trek from Shingrak Yokma to Tsomo
Trek Down To Tilat Do
Trek Down To Shingrak Yokma
Airport transfer from Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport
Expenses of a personal nature.
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary or inclusions

Know Before You Go

  • Please carry a valid ID proof.
  • Take your time adjusting to high altitudes, as the weather conditions can be different from lower areas.
  • Listen to your trek leaders or instructors carefully for a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.
  • No bill will be reimbursed for any missed service/facility.
  • Keep your luggage minimum; the more you carry, the more you hassle.
  • Any personal expenses, items of personal nature, meals not mentioned, etc. will not be in part of the package.
  • Mobile & laptop charging points may/may not be available on campsites at a common point.
  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations.
  • It is recommended to carry enough warm clothes and the right kind of shoes for the trek.
  • Please note that in the event of emergencies or natural calamities, the management reserves the right to modify the trek itinerary. However, any changes due to circumstances beyond our control is not covered in the package cost.

Additional Information

About Chadar Frozen River Trek :

Chadar Trek, Ladakh, also known as the Frozen River Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that combines the thrill of adventure with stunning natural beauty. This 9-day trek takes you through the remote and rugged terrain of the Zanskar Valley, where you'll traverse the frozen Zanskar River and marvel at the breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains and frozen waterfalls. The trek begins in Leh, where you'll acclimate to the high altitude and explore the local culture and history. Then, you'll embark on a challenging trek through the frozen river, hiking for 5-6 hours per day and camping in remote locations along the way. You'll witness the raw beauty of the Himalayas, the stark grandeur of the Zanskar Gorge, and the awe-inspiring natural ice formations of the frozen river. Book an exciting trek of the Chadar Trail, led by experienced hikers & nature lovers in one of the most remote and breathtaking regions of the world..

Chadar Trek Quick Facts:

  • Chadar River Trek Duration: 9D/8N
  • Chadar Trek Distance:  62 km
  • Maximum Altitude: 11,123ft
  • Difficulty Level: Difficult 
  • Chadar Trek Temperature: -5 to -15 degrees (during the day) and -15 to -25 degrees (during the night)
  • Chadar Trek Best Time: Early January - Early February.
  • Start and End Point of the Trek: Guest House in Leh.
  • Nearest Airport: Leh airport. (Kushok Bakula Rimpochee airport)
  • Last ATM: Leh Market and Airport.

How to Reach Leh :

The easiest way to travel to Leh is by air. The nearest airport is Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (IXL) located in Leh. This airport is connected with many international airports in India like Delhi. It also receives flights from Srinagar, Jammu, Chandigarh, and other common destinations in India.

About The Activity:

  • Get ready to explore the Chadar Trek, where you'll have the opportunity to walk on the frozen Zanskar River.
  • It starts from Leh, the capital city of Ladakh, and takes you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes of the Zanskar region.
  • The trek is considered to be one of the most challenging treks in the world, as temperatures can drop as low as -30°C.
  • During the trek, look at the stars above you and marvel at the beauty of the sky of Ladakh which are perfect for stargazing.
  • Relax & soak in the natural hot springs that are found in the region that helps to relieve any muscle soreness from the day's trek.
  • Gather around the warmth of a bonfire and enjoy hot tea & snacks with swapping stories about your day's adventure with your family & friends.
  • Experience what it's like to live in the mountains by snow camping for the whole night inside a cozy tent surrounded by a pristine snowy landscape.
  • Explore the villages and learn about the local culture and interact with the friendly locals to know their way of living life.
  • Book Chadar Trek package and have an unforgettable experience of trekking with your loved ones.

Chadar Trek Package 2023 Inclusions:

  1. 4 Night Accommodation in Leh, that is 2 Night Room and 2 Night Camping at Leh guest house on Double/Triple sharing.
  2. Camp stay and Vegetarian Meals while on trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner). Breakfast on day 4 to celebratory dinner on day 8 in Leh.
  3. We believe that roughing it out necessarily doesn’t mean sleeping in smelly sleeping bags, compromising on safety by using low-quality equipment, and having unappetizing meals. We focus on your safety, basic comforts, and the environment while camping.
  4. First aid medical kits, Oxy Meter, because anyone can get hurt during an adventure (our guides are certified in handling first aid situations)
  5. Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide, and Support staff to help trekkers.
  6. Transport from Leh to Road ahead (on Day 4) and return (on Day 8).
  7. Porters for carrying common equipments (like rations/tents/utensils/groceries)
  8. The facility of keeping extra luggage at Leh when leaving for Chadar Frozen River Trek.
  9. Handpicked Supporting Staff of multiple guides/helpers for the group. This will ensure high safety, accurate information, and personal attention which is necessary for this trek. We will be putting you in the hands of qualified & professional trek leaders, guides, and support staff with multiple years of experience.
  10. An option to opt for an alternate experience "Flavour of Ladakh" on a first come first basis for the first five trekkers in the group. The option can be availed between Day 1 to Morning on Day 4.
  11. As the Chadar winter trek takes place at a high altitude, a big oxygen cylinder (15 ltr) will be carried throughout the trek for any kind of emergency.
  12. Keeping this in mind, the following equipment is provided on the trek:
  • Sleeping Bags ( Multi-layered Sleeping bags capable of upto -25 Degree )
  • Good Quality Sleeping Tents so the cold doesn’t bite.
  • Thick Camping Mattresses provide good insulation between your body & cold ground.
  • Kitchen Tents with proper dining arrangements, so you can eat in peace.
  • Toilet Tents pitched at the campsite.

Do's and Don'ts On Chadar Trek

> Do’s of Chadar Frozen River Trek

  • It’s always good to plan for an additional day to accommodate any unforeseen conditions like bad weather, broken bridges, flight delays, casualties that may arise.
  • One should inform one’s family before coming for this trek, so in case of an emergency, they can come for help.
  • As there won’t be any pharmacies on the Chadar river trek, please do carry the required medications and a first aid kit, in case of any bruises or cuts.
  • Abide by the instructions given by the trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking

> Don'ts of the Chadar Frozen River Trek

  • Since you will be trekking in an eco-friendly zone, make sure you do not litter the vicinity and carry your leftovers back.
  • Flowy and frilly clothing might hinder your movement. It is better to avoid such type of clothing.
  • Do not rely on sports or casual shoes as they might compromise grip on the snowy surface.
  • When meeting monks or other locals on the way, pinpointing is not advisable as they make take offense.

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