Chadar Zanskar Frozen River Trek



A trek on frozen Zanskar River in Ladakh zone.
Experience the local’s winter lifestyle.
Experience the winter in Leh.

Region: Ladakh Himalayan Ranges in India
Trek Type: Group Adventures
Group Size: 10 or more people per Group.
When is the best time to trek: January and February.
Expedition Begins and Ends at: Leh.
Trekking Expedition Duration: 8 nights / 9 days.
Difficulty level of the Trek: Easy to Medium.
Maximum Altitude Gain: 3,500 meters(in Leh).
Type of Accommodation: Hotel/Guesthouse and Tents on a twin/three sharing basis.

What to expect: An adventure filled fun time with easy to moderate trekking on a river bed with some splendid views of the nature.
Fitness Needed: Any individual between 18 to 80 years old, who are enthusiastic adventure lover and loves trekking with some or average fitness level.
Weather: Extremely cold, prepare for -15 to -35 degree Celsius.

Fly to majestic white land as there no other medium available in this time of the year you will be getting the first glimpse of the spectacular white dreamland sometime after you took off from Delhi airport. Upon your arrival at Kushok Bakula Rimpochee airport Leh you will be confront one of the coldest region in entire Himalayan zone. And this time Leh is really calm and quite as very less people travel to this part of India this time and locals usually stay in their homes most of the time. You can feel the deserted street and surrounding in this time and this is the best time to feel Leh as a clod desert.

You will find a thick white Chadar everywhere your eyes goes and the Chadar of your dream also not far from this place. Chadar means blanket and we are going to trek on it on the mighty Zanskar riverwhich is most of the time wild in a year only in peak winter it’s get frozen and allow the local tribes to walk on it as the other routes to major towns are get closed by heavy snow. Locals of Zanskar region usually take the Zanskar Chadar to communicate with other areas especially Leh, this frozen river is the main route for them in the winter. And we are going to follow the same route on the Chadar for few days and make it our best adventure till date! Welcome to Chadar Trek!

PC: Sajid Feroz

A trek where you find the most number of frozen waterfalls on the way and a pin drop silent surroundings and a magical land which will beyond human imagination. Chadar trek consider one of the most desirable adventure for any adventure lover throughout the world and the mother river allows few times in a year to achieve it, so get set ready the finest adventure of your lifetime waiting for you. Join us for the best adventure of your lifetime and achieve it with the locals.

A vehicle will take you to Tilat Sumdo, from where the trekking begins. Attracting visuals, narrow canyon, mesmerizing icicles hanging from the top, shiny ice and night stays at cave camps with born fire will keep you engaged during the trek.

This beautiful trek will no longer be used in its current form after 5 years. A concrete road will take its place, making commute smooth and safe for locales.

– : Itinerary : –

Day 1: Fly to Leh

Air route is the only way to reach Leh during blood-jamming winters. All flights reach Leh in the morning, before noon strikes. Do not forget to look at the awe-striking surge mountain range, covered by a snowy blanket as soon as your plane enters the Ladakh region, which is 11,800ft higher than trekking area.
Also, put on all warm clothes like the jacket, cap and gloves to face the always-negative temperature and never-ending cold weather of the place. You will get to see white layers of snow, which sometimes convert to bulky sheets of ice.
Keep an eye on your foot to prevent sliding or falling. Don’t keep your shopping pending for Leh as the city is kept partially closed during the winters. Only the shops, fulfilling the primary needs stay opened. Location’s temperature will be around -10°C in day duration and below -16°C in nights. So, try staying at hotel rooms at dawn, instead of roaming out in the cold breezes.

PC: Sajid Feroz

Day 2: Drive to Chilling (3Hrs) and trek to Tilat Sumdo (1-2hrs)

Enjoy the most beautiful bus journey of your lifetime to Chilling on the Leh-Srinagar highway amidst the frozen clod desert. We will cross the confluence point of Indus and Zanskar River and drive further along side of the Zanskar River till our trekking point. We can see the Chadar while sitting on the vehicle as we will travel almost 40 kilometers along side of the frozen river. The last part of the road is not paved properly and it is very narrow and dusty. Today’s trek will make you learn many things like how to walk on rock solid slippery ice. Today’s destination Tilat Sumdo (Sumdo means confluence of 2 rivers) will come after 1.5 hours of trekking and we will have our campsite in this place.overnight in Tent.

Day 3: Tilat Sumdo to Shingra Koma (6-7hrs)

We will have to trek for 9 to 10 KM to reach our destination Shingra Koma. We will start our trek early in the morning by 8 am. Today you will get to know where to walk and where not to. You can see various forms of Chadar forming. The view will be quite similar as last day, there’s a high chance spot the foot mark of Snow Leopard on the snow while trekking. overnight in Tent.

Day 4: Shingra Koma to Tibb (7-8hrs)

Today’s trek will be a longer trek than the previous days as we will cover around 15 kilometers of distance. We will find many frozen waterfalls today on the way and one of them is really huge. You will also get to see a waterfall on your left side, which never freezes during winter and produces a lot of water. If time permits you can take a small hike from the River Bed to see the source of this waterfall. Overnight in Tent.

PC: Sajid Feroz

Day 5: Tibb to Nerak (7hrs)

Today we will trek for around 12 kilometers to reach our pinnacle point in this trekking expedition, called Nerak. We will see the very famous Nerak wooden bridge before reaching our campsite in Nerak. You can see the Nerak frozen waterfall, which is considered as the biggest frozen waterfall during entire trek. Nerak frozen waterfall is the major attraction in Chadar trek, so don’t forget to capture it in your camera. Nerak village is a really cold place and situated almost 2000 feet above from the river bed. You can visit the village which takes about 1.5 hours of up-hill hike from our camp site. Nerak village is small high altitude villages. If you are visiting this village then don’t forget to drink a cup of tea in a tiny village shop. This village has a satellite phone connection which you can use it by paying the charges. Don’t forget to return back to our campsite before dark as it is a steep downhill trek. Overnight in Tent.

Day 6: Nerak to Tibb

We will cross the Nerak frozen waterfall while returning to Tibb. Take as much as snaps you wish, if you missed it while going. Return on the same trail to Tibb but you will find the trail becoming different within 2 days as the fresh snowfall and the different forms of Chadar makes it look different. Overnight in Tent.

Day 7: Tibb to Shingra Koma

Return to Shingra Koma on the same trail with typical Zanskar view. Overnight in Tent.

Day 8: Shingra Koma to Tilat Sumdo and drive back to Leh

Today we will trek back to Tilat Sumdo and return back to Leh after a lifetime adventure. Take rest in our hotel after a tired journey. Overnight in hotel/guesthouse.

Day 9: Departure

The trip is over and you can check out by morning. If you wish to explorer the Cold Ladakh you can spend few more days.

PC: Sajid Feroz

Fix Departure Dates

12-Jan-2018 to 20-Jan-2018.
13-Jan-2018 to 21-Jan-2018.
14-Jan-2018 to 22-Jan-2018.
19-Jan-2018 to 27-Jan-2018.
20-Jan-2018 to 28-Jan-2018.
21-Jan-2018 to 29-Jan-2018.
25-Jan-2018 to 02-Feb-2018.
26-Jan-2018 to 03-Feb-2018.
27-Jan-2018 to 04-Feb-2018.
28-Jan-2018 to 05-Feb-2018.
02-Feb-2018 to 10-Feb-2018.
03-Feb-2018 to 11-Feb-2018.
04-Feb-2018 to 12-Feb-2018.
09-Feb-2018 to 17-Feb-2018.
10-Feb-2018 to 18-Feb-2018.
11-Feb-2018 to 19-Feb-2018

Trek Cost : INR 19999pp Incl of GST (For Indian Nationals)

Trek Cost : USD 320pp + 4.5% PayPal Fees (For Non-Indian Nationals)

End of November Offer:
INR 1500 flat off Valid till 30th Nov, 17.

Extra INR 500 off if you’re a Doctor

What does it include?

  • 2 nights accommodations in a 4 star luxury hotel in Leh on twin/three share basis with breakfast (luxury trek only).
  • 2 nights accommodation in a guest house/standard hotel on twin / three share basis.
  • 6 nights’ accommodations in trekking route in a tent with twin/three share basis.
  • Tea, Coffee, Break Fast, Lunch and Dinner in trekking route, all meals are vegetarian.
  • Services of trekking guide, porters, helpers, cook.
  • All required equipment’s like tens and sleeping bag.
  • First aid kit and oxygen cylinder.
  • Pick up and drop from Tilat Sumdo(trek start and end point).

What it does not include?

  • Travel expenses to reach and return from Leh.
  • All meal in Leh including 2nd days Breakfast(in Luxury Chadar trek we provide breakfast in Leh).
  • The proposed Wildlife fees, environmental fees and other fees as being put forward by LAHDC and ALTOA or any other organization.
  • Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates, Personal expenses and tips Etc.
  • Airport drop and pick up.
  • Additional accommodation and food expenses if trek gets delayed due to weather, health or any other reason.
  • Porter’s service to carry your personal luggage*.
  • Health Insurance, Personal Insurance and other travel insurance.
  • Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health problem.

* If you need service of a porter then you have to pay Rs.650/- per day provided you book the same with us 15 days before date of commencement and maximum luggage limit is 10KG.

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Chadar Frozen River Trek

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