Ladakh· Leh· Chadar trek - Trekking In Ladakh - Frozen River Trekking In Ladakh+ 2 More
Zanskar is a region covering an area of over 7000 sq km at an altitude between 11000 ft to 13000 ft. This remote area remains cut off for over 7 to 8 months in a year and is accessible only when Pensi La pass is open. The chadar frozen river trek is extremely popular. Travel magazines worldwide show incredible pictures of Buddhist monks walking bare feet on the river. It is a 6-7 day trek in inhospitable conditions over a frozen river in Ladakh. What sets the Chadar trek apart is its unique experience. Check out the detailed itinerary below for more information.
On arrival in Leh, check-in to the hotel and relax
Overnight stay at the hotel
Start the day early with breakfast and an acclimatization walk at high altitude to Shanti Stupa
This Buddhist sacred Stupa is at quite an altitude and is a good hike
Stay hydrated during the walk
Return to the hotel for the night
Due to the challenging nature of this trek, all the participants must get a medical certification before the commencement of the trek
A clearance certificate upon a medical check-up will be issued by the Sonam Norbu Memorial Hospital
The certificate is only issued if the participant is medically fit and well acclimatized
Overnight stay at the hotel
Start the day early with breakfast and a drive to Shingra Koma from Leh
The route is treacherous with hairpin bends and a very bumpy road
Deboard at Shingra Koma and start the trek to Somo Paladar
The Chadar trek expedition starts here
The trail from Somo Paldar to Tibb passes through ravines and gorges and is very scenic
On reaching Dib, you will arrive at a massive cave, which is where we will camp for the night
Try out famous butter tea
Relax for the night at the camp
Post breakfast, continue your journey
Along the trail, there is the largest frozen waterfall with prayer flags
The bridge next to the waterfall is used in summers to access Zanskar from Leh
From here, proceed to the village of Naerak and interact with the locals and appreciate their unique lifestyle
Relax for the night at the village campsite
Today, start the return trek back from Naerak to Tibb
The return trail is not very easy as the river reacts to any changes in temperature
Enjoy your walk back and observe how well are the locals clothed to battle these temperatures
Upon reaching Dib Cave, unwind for the night and camp here
Early morning, leave for Shingra Koma while crossing Gyalpo
There is a chance that you can come across the pug marks of snow leopard, ibex and fox
On reaching Shingra Koma, board the vehicles and drive back to Leh
Today, one of the most scenic journeys comes to an end
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the city of Leh
Leave for the airport
The Auspicious Hotel (3-star) in Leh, or similar
Camp-stay at exotic locations
Accommodation on triple sharing basis
Meals at Leh: breakfast and dinner
All meals (vegetarian) during the trek
Transfers by NAC Tempo Traveler
English speaking, knowledgeable and well-mannered trekking guide
All trekking arrangement
All equipment of community-use: dining tents, kitchen tents, sleeping bags, toilet tents, staff tent, mattresses
Kitchen equipment like cooking utensils, camp crockery, tableware, lamps, bowls and cloth linens.
Trek support team including cook & helper, with enough porters to carry the provisions and during trekking
Separate vehicle to carry the trekking equipment and support team to/from trek starting/ending point
Oximeter and medical box
Airfare/train fare to/from Leh
Anything not mentioned under inclusions
Cost of rescue and other medical costs
All meals during transfers
Any expenses of personal nature
Terms and Conditions
The environmental and royalty fee is INR 2500 for international clients and INR 1000 for domestic clients.
This amount has to be paid by the guest in cash at the checkpoint.
Our company payment policy is strictly the same as mentioned below, so please don’t expect any changes.
For shopping in Leh, we will surely send someone for your assistance.
Personal porterage for bags is @ 5500 per bag for the entire trek and bag should not exceed 8 kgs.
Full refunds will be given if the package is cancelled 30 days before the departure date.
50% refund will be applicable if the package is cancelled 7 days before the departure date and no refunds will be applicable beyond the same.
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