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Chadar Frozen River Trek

` 24,000   ` 19,000  per person

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Duration: 9 Days

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Chadar trek is one for the adrenaline-junkies that like to go all in or all out. This trek will give you a chance to walk on the frozen Zanskar River. It is a huge favourite among Indians and travellers from abroad. Meant to be tried only by seasoned professionals, Chadar river trek is about endurance, focus and fitness.

 

The beauty of this region attracts a lot of visitors, but its harsh and deserted environment is quite demanding. On a Zanskar Valley trek, you would meet the locals and understand their way of living in one of the most uninhabitable regions in the world; some locals stay in the camps alongside the banks. Meeting with these locals who sustain a challenging lifestyle or a livelihood in these conditions is sure to charge you up.

The temperature, in general, is twenty degrees below the freezing point and sometimes goes even further below. So, one should try to generate sufficient body heat by walking over sustained periods of time. Lastly, although investing in durable footwear is advised for all treks, this one highly demands it.

The Chadar frozen river trek is an experience for the brave-hearted that seek thrill through responsible eco-tourism. The weather and terrain might shake your confidence a bit but if you can surpass that then the journey to this land will be the most enrich experience of your life.

Know more about Trekking in Leh Ladakh.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Leh (3500 m)

Leh, which lies at an altitude of more than 3500 metres above sea level, is the second largest district in the country. In winters, as most passes leading to Leh are closed, you will be flown to the Leh airport which has the distinction of being the highest airport in the world.

As soon you land at the airport, you will be greeted by dry and cold air, but what will take all your attention is the lofty, snow-capped mountains all around; a sight that will remain with you forever. After completing the arrival formalities and picking up your bags from the baggage counter, take a taxi and proceed towards the pre-arranged hotel. Enjoy an overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 02: Acclimatization Walk in Leh
Get up early in the morning and begin the process of acclimatization at high altitude. Proceed to walk towards Shanti Stupa, a sacred Buddhist stupa, from where you will get an opportunity to witness a beautiful view of the sunrise and a panoramic sight of the town of Leh.

Stay hydrated as you spend your first day of the trek in Leh.

Day 03: Getting a medical check-up at SNM Hospital
Due to the challenging nature of this particular trek, government has made it mandatory for participants to acquire medical certification before they undertake Chadar trek. A clearance certificate upon a medical check-up will be issued by the Sonam Narbu Hospital. One will get a certificate only when adequately fit and acclimatized for the trek.

Day 04: Shingra Koma and Somo Paldar
Enjoy tea and breakfast in the morning and start your journey by driving to  Shingra Koma. This ride is not for the faint-hearted as bumpy roads and hairpin bends are quite common on this route. The sight of the surrounding high mountains will give you a sense of awe. After a point, you will have to deboard from the vehicle and trek towards Somo Paldar campsite.

Your Chadar trek expedition starts here.

Day 05: Trek to Dib Cave/Tibb
Today, you will set out to trek to Dib Cave/Tibb. During the day, you will behold the breathtaking beauty of the region including ravines and gorges. You might not see sunshine properly as the steep cliffs in this area obstruct them. Once you reach Dib, you will see a large cave. This is the place where you will halt for the night and rest. Butter tea would be offered and we recommend you to try it. Enjoy overnight stay at the campsite.

Day 06: Dib Cave/Tibb to Camp at Naerak
Today, you will trek the most scenic part of the region and get a chance to witness the largest frozen waterfall and prayer flags. The bridge built next to the site of the waterfall is used in summers to reach Zanskar from Leh. Thereafter, you can proceed towards the village of Naerak to mingle with the locals and understand their way of living. Stay overnight at the village camp comfortably.

Day 07: Naerak to Tibb
On this particular day, start your return trip and proceed towards Tibb. The return trail would not be easy and the river quickly reacts to any change in the temperature. By now the frozen river might have taken an entirely new form. On the way back, admire the beauty of the region, click pictures and meet locals, who can be seen wearing traditional woolen Gonchas (robes). Upon Dib Cave, relax and stay overnight at the campsite.

Day 08: Tibb to Shingra Koma & Back To Leh
In the morning, get ready to leave Tibb and proceed towards Shingra Koma, crossing Gyalpo. The trail today will give you a chance to witness high mountains and pugmarks of wild animals like snow leopards, ibex and foxes. If lucky, you just might spot a leopard; even if you do not, then at least be sure, you would be watched by them.

In the evening, drive back to Leh and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 09: Departure from Leh
Today, the mesmeric journey to one of the finest scenic destinations of India will ultimately come to an end. The entire experience, we are sure, would give you an unmatchable feeling of achievement and satisfaction. In the morning, check-out from the guesthouse and depart from the Leh airport.

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Package Details

Chadar Frozen River Trek

Price (Per Person): ` 24,000
Duration:   9 Days
Cancellation Policy | Payment Policy
  • Departure Dates
  • January: 4th ,7th, 10th, 13th, 16th, 19th, 22nd, 25th, 28th,31st
  • February:3rd, 6th ,9th,12th

Grade: Difficult
Max Altitude: 11,123 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km: 75 kms.
Best Time to go: January to February

In case the Chadar is not formed your local operator shall offer you the alternate trek for same duration. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to the following events, then the cost of delays and/or other changes are normally the responsibility of the participant.

  • Bad weather
  • Road conditions
  • Transportation delays,
  • Government intervention
  • Airline schedules
  • Sickness

Note -

If Minimum group strength is not met, we have the right to cancel the departure. 
Should you wish to customise the trip as per your preferred date, separate charges will apply.

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. Tour operator reserves the right to change expedition dates or itineraries as conditions warrant.

You need to bring the Medical certificate from your respective city

Chadar Trek is surely going to be one of your most thrilling experiences of a lifetime. So, get ready for this exhilarating adventure and bring back home some embraceable memories. Cherish each and every moment of this trek and also share your amazing stories with the world

 

Inclusions:

Exclusions:

Inclusions:

  • Expert mountaineering guide
  • Skilled local staff who has ample knowledge of the route.
  • Transportation from Leh to Trekking Point on Day 4 and Trekking Point to Leh on Day 8
  • Vegetarian meals on the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) starting on Day 4 Pack Lunch to Day 8 Breakfast
  • Stay in Guest Houses on Triple/Quad sharing basis in Leh on Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Day 8. 
  • Hot water in buckets shall be provided on request while staying in Guest House in Leh
  • Stay in Alpine/Dome Tents on Triple/Quad Sharing basis on Day 4, Day 5, Day 6 and Day 7
  • Common Kitchen/Dining/Toilet tents will be used during the trek
  • Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff.
  • Porters for carrying common equipments (like rations/tents/utensils/groceries)
  • Equipment – Tents on triple & quad sharing basis / Sleeping bags / Sleeping Mats
  • Basic First aid Kit with a portable oxygen cylinder.
  • Facility of keeping extra luggage at Leh when leaving for trek

Exclusions:

  • GST @ 5%
  • Personal trekking equipment – like Gum Boots, trekking poles or sleeping bag liners
  • Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation
  • Purchases of personal natures (like mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)
  • Personal Porters for carrying trekker’s backpacks @ INR 3750 Per 10 KGs for 5 days from Day 4 to Day 8 subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Any Meals & Transportation when in Leh on Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 8 and Day 9
  • ALTOA Permission, wildlife tax, Environment Tax, Forest Permits and camping charges of INR 2650/- (The fee may be revised)
  • Airport Pick and Drop
  • Room Heaters at Guest House in Leh(We suggest not to use the room heaters as the same dehydrate the body and your body won’t get acclimatize to gear up for the Chadar trek)
  • Cost of transport, meals and stay if in case you leave the trek in between and return to Leh before the schedule arrival on Day 8
  • Goods and Services Taxes 5% - Indian Government Taxes
  • There is no centralized heating and Portable heaters provided.

Supplement Costs

Guest House only for 4 Nights:

  • Single occupancy: 9,000 Per Person
  • Double occupancy: 5,000 Per Person

​​Guest House 4 Nights + 4 Nights Camps: 

  • Single occupancy: 13,000 Per Person
  • Double occupancy: 5,000 Per Person

 

In case the Chadar is not formed your local operator shall offer you the alternate trek for same duration. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to the following events, then the cost of delays and/or other changes are normally the responsibility of the participant.

  • Bad weather
  • Road conditions
  • Transportation delays,
  • Government intervention
  • Airline schedules
  • Sickness

Note - Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. Tour operator reserves the right to change expedition dates or itineraries as conditions warrant.

You need to bring the Medical certificate from your respective city

Chadar Trek is surely going to be one of your most thrilling experiences of a lifetime. So, get ready for this exhilarating adventure and bring back home some embraceable memories. Cherish each and every moment of this trek and also share your amazing stories with the world.

Testimonials

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    It was amazing. Your management was very good. The best thing I liked about the trek was the people there. The guide, porters, their work as at the top, without them we couldn't trek.

    Manthan Hirani

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