Chadar Trek also Known as Zanskar River trek- Fancy a real adventure trek with breathtaking views? The Chadar Frozen River Trek Package is your best bet. This trek covers a staggering 55 km one-way, with an average of 15-17 km per day. The winter snowfall closes most mountain passes and the ‘Chadar,’ meaning blanket refers to the frozen Zanskar river which becomes the only way for the residents near Zanskar to connect with the rest of the world. The route for Zanskar valley opens during January and February only. At times, the temperature drops to -30 to -35 degree Celsius. Despite the freezing temperatures, the sun and the blue skies are up by 7:00 am and that’s when our day begins. While most of the trekking will be done on the frozen river, chadar or the normal trail used by the people in Zanskar, sometimes we will climb icy rocks or trails.
As most roads are blocked during winters, the air is the only way to reach Ladakh. The temperatures in Leh will always be in negative during winters, so wear your warm clothes in the flight itself to avoid the drastic drop in temperatures from affecting you as you descend from the flight.
Leh is immersed in snow and at times the roads will also be hidden under a thick sheet of ice. Due to this, the city will only be partly open. Only the shops catering to local needs will be open and hence, buy all your gears from your city. this might be the difficult day just because it would be you first day at Leh, Overnight stay at lodge.
Brace yourself for the upcoming excitement as it’s the first day of your trek on the frozen river Zanskar. Since you have waited for almost 3 days for acclimatization and medical procedure, finally you are going to start your most amazing Chadar Trek.
The inspiring sight of Zanskar river is worth visiting. You will be briefed by our guide to prepare for the trek and on how to walk on Chadar as it is very important to have all the knowledge about the trek. They will also brief you about how walk with gumboots, without crampons.
Starting from Leh, we will have ride till Shingra Koma which is around 70 kms away from Leh City and it will take almost 3 hours to reach the destination. We will also have a short trek of around 2 hours. Today’s trail is very easy compared to the trails going to come on following days. Also it will be your first over night stay in Camps. Overnight at Shingra Koma in tents.
We will start our day with a hot cup of tea and a scrumptious breakfast. Today’s walk covers 14 km trail on Chadar and it would take about 6 to 7 hours to reach to the next campsite. We will also have a packed lunch to carry along with the backpack.
During the winters the sun shines at around 9 or 10 in the morning. Take a glimpse of a few frozen waterfalls along the way. By late afternoon, you’ll reach Tibb, and the last 200-meters walk will be truly astounding. Camp accommodation at Tibb.
After having a hearty breakfast, we will start our trek towards Nyerak waterfalls. Enjoy your lunch inside a cozy cave en route. The trail is around 13 km long and it will take almost 7 hours to reach the next campsite. Nyerak is the first village from where the Zanskar regions starts.
If we reach the destination point on time then we can also choose to visit the Nyerak Village. You will reach the campsite in the afternoon and will have plenty of time to admire the mesmerizing Nyerak waterfall. It should take you about half an hour to get to the gigantic Nyerak waterfall post-lunch. Head back to the campsite for your dinner. Overnight stay at Nyerak in tents.
Post breakfast; trace your steps back to the Tibb campsite. As we already knew the trail, the return route would look much easier. The Zanskar River constantly changes its form as per the weather. It gets difficult to recognize the sights and seems to be a different place altogether on the way back. Overnight stay in tents at Tibb.
After breakfast, a hike of about 7 to 8 hours will make you reach Bakula. A drive to the Leh city marks an end to your trek of the enchanting Zanskar. Overnight stay in the hotel.
With the departing breakfast of the enchanting Chadar Trek with the family who were with you on the trek for your Support and encouragement. From the Leh airport you can board your flight for your native cities with the Heart full of happy memories and the crazy activities you did on the Chadar trek.
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