Trip Overview

Walking on Frozen River of Zanskar is an ultimate experience for adventure lover. The traditional name of the trek is "Chadar trek" the frozen sheet, which was only way in and out for Zanskar in winter when all other ways are closed due to heavy snow fall at high passes. Therefore, it had been trade route for centuries for Zanskar People. Now the route is also famous as winter trekking among adventure lovers. For last several years, The Chadar Expedition is an adventurous trek plunging deep into the heart of Zanskar, an area of rare beauty. From January to February the Zanskar River freezes for a few weeks, this spectacular trek follows the traditional trading route through the Zanskar Gorge. The Gorge - impassable during the summer months, is a lifeline to the outside world in the depths of winter. The Chadar region is rarely visited by tourists and allows a glimpse of this enchanting winter universe, dramatic mountains and glaciers, home to the Zanskari people and their ancient Zanskar Monasteries. Zanskar people stays in villages and riverside Caves while crossing the zanskar river. Intense cold to be expected early morning and evening of the day.

  • DURATION:08 Night & 09 days
  • GRADE:Difficult
  • MAX ALTITUDE:3600 M / 11880 FT
  • BEST TIME:Mid January – Mid March
  • TEMPERATURE:0 To Minus 25 Degree Celsius
  • APPROXIMATE TREKKING TIME PER DAY5 – 6 Hrs

Trip Inclusions

Accommodation in Tents while trekking with all Meals.
Accommodation in Guesthouse in Leh with Heating Facility with Breakfast & Dinner only.
9 Breakfast, 5 Lunch, 8 Dinner.
Permits.
Transport from Leh to trekking points and return and Airport Pick ups & Drops.
Trekking support team. Guide, Cook, Helpers & Porters.
Trekking Equipment’s. Tents, Sleeping Mattresses, Kitchen, Dining & Toilet Tents.
Wildlife fees.
Camping charges.
Environment Fees.
First Aid / Medical Kit.
Porter for carrying camping equipment & rations. Personal baggage (up to 10 kgs per person)

Trip Date & Price

Day Trip Status DATES: 2022 - 2023
Day 01 Arrive LEH, transfer to Guest House. Day rest for acclimatization. O/n Guest House. 12th Jan – 20th Jan
Day 02 AT LEH. Post breakfast walk in Leh town to visit the Leh Palace, Tsemo, Sankar Gompa & Old Town. Evening hike up to the Shanti Stupa to view the sun set. O/n Guest House. 19th Jan – 27th Jan
Day 03 LEH – CHILLING – SHINGRAK. Morning drive to Shingrak via Chilling along the river Zanskar. This takes about 03- 04 hour’s approx. We will meet our team for the trek and distribute the luggage amongst the porters. O/n Tents. 26th Jan – 03rd Feb
Day 04 TREK STARTS: SHINGRAK - TIB BAGO (Ice- Trek) This day of the trek is through Rocky Mountains. En route we will also stop at Sumdo, which has links with Tibet. Lunch break will be at Tutu Rong. Tib Bago is the largest cave in this rote. It said to accommodate at least fifty people together. Tib means shadow in local dialect-this place does not receive any sunshine throughout the whole year. O/n Tents. 02nd Feb – 10th Feb
Day 05 TIB BAGO - NYERAK (Ice Trek) the fourth day of trek leads to Nyerak Phulu the Shepherd camp. This place is used by the local shepherds, who stop here for few days to take an account of their cattle, before proceeding further down to Tib Bago. O/n Tents. 09th Feb – 17th Feb
Day 06 NYERAK - TIB BAGO. (Ice Trek). We walk back on the frozen river to Tib Bago. O/n Tents. 16th Feb – 24th Feb
Day 07 TIB BAGO TO SHINGRAK. (Ice Trek). We walk back on the frozen river to Shingrak. O/n Tents. TREK FINISH.
Day 08 SHINGRAK TO LEH. Post breakfast board the vehicles back to Leh. O/n Guest House.
Day 09 Transfer to the Airport to board the flight back home.


OUR COST IS BEST PLEASE CAREFULLY COMPARE, THE INCLUSIONS WITH OTHERS.


COST INCLUDES:

Accommodation in Tents while trekking with all Meals.
Accommodation in Guesthouse in Leh with Heating Facility with Breakfast & Dinner only.
9 Breakfast, 5 Lunch, 8 Dinner.
Permits.
Transport from Leh to trekking points and return and Airport Pick ups & Drops.
Trekking support team. Guide, Cook, Helpers & Porters.
Trekking Equipment’s. Tents, Sleeping Mattresses, Kitchen, Dining & Toilet Tents.
Wildlife fees.
Camping charges.
Environment Fees.
First Aid / Medical Kit.
Porter for carrying camping equipment & rations. Personal baggage (up to 10 kgs per person)


PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDES:


Sleeping bags.
Crampons.
Airfares.
Medical expenses and insurance of any kind.
Tips, laundry, liquors, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, camera fee and items of personal nature.
Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the program, any extra running will be chargeable.
All the arrangements for the tour are preplanned and prepaid. In case of not completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services. Any extra expense due to the same has to be paid extra.
Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay / cancellation / hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities or any emergency evacuation expenses.
Any other item not mentioned in the cost includes section.
Entrance Tickets if any.

CANCELLATION CHARGES:


Cancellations prior to 24 days from the start of the trek. Book any other trek till one year or get 95% refund
(Note: If the trek charges are more, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)
Cancellation between 24 days and 14 days to the start of the trek. Choose to go for the same trek, with any other batch, till year or get 70% refund
Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the trek. Choose to go on the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch or get 50% refund.
Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek. Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend. No cash refund.

GEAR LIST

Back pack & rain cover (50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover 20 - 30 ltr
Walking stick
Head torch 
Water bottle 2 bottles of one litre.
Hydration pack 
Thermos flask
Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
Personal Medical Kit - Consult your doctor
T-shirts - 2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts
Fleece jacket - woollen sweater
Down feather / Hollofil jacket  Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)
Thermal inners (upper and lower)
Trek full warm pants 
Poncho 
Sunscreen cream
Moisturiser
Toilet Paper & wipes
Lip balm
Sun cap
Woolen cap
Balaclava
Neck-gaiters
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.
  No Contact Lenses.
Hand sanitizer
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Quick dry towel
Trekking shoes - Waterproof, high ankle with good grip
Floaters / flip-flops / Sandals
Cotton socks - 5 Pairs 
Woollen socks - 3 Pairs
Gaiters - 1 Pair
Waterproof gloves - 1 Pair
Woollen gloves - 1 Pair