5 days
Duration
Ladakh
Destination
10
Min. Groupsize
Trekking
Tour Type

Chadar trek beckons !!

Chadar trek a thrilling and adventurous trek in India. In the local language “chadar” means layer- indicating the layer of ice that covers the river . The chadar trek is basically performed on a frozen river called the “Zanskar River”, during the summer this river doesn’t disappoint its enthusiastic tourist as it becomes a perfect location for river rafting expedition and during the winters it transforms into an ice sheet where the famous Chadar trek is performed

The Chadar trek route has been used from Centuries as a trade link by Zanskaris. On the way you will also get a chance to stay with the local Zanskaris and visit some of the ancient monasteries behind the Ice walls, wedged between the mighty Karakoram & the Great Himalayan range.

Life Away from Life , a mountaineering knowledge based company has one of the best crews to handle difficult situations during the trek. We get the best local information regarding the Chadar condition and thereby plan the right itinerary for our clients. Our guides are from Lingshed and other local areas of the Zanskar valley.

The most important feature for the Chadar trek to be successful and enjoyable is the use of good equipment’s.

Highlights of the trip:

  • Best Time: Mid January to Mid February. 
  • Duration: 5 days.
  • Focus  Ice trek, Ladakh’s winter life, culture, monks and monasteries. 
  • Physical Challenge: Some long trekking days & Harsh Cold, Tough Expeditions. 
  • Highest Point: Leh 3,505 Mts. & Padum 3,610 Mts.
  • Climate: Usually sunny days but dry chilly winds, temperature can drop up to minus 25 Centigrade (- 25ºC).
  • Group Size: 6 to 10 people.
  • Good quality High altitude sleeping bags  are provided.
  • Two sharing tents give spacious comfort in adverse conditions.
  • Highly qualified LAFL coordinators accompany the team.
  • Hig nutrition meals are provided.

Previous trips photos

2015 trip video

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Day 1 - Reach Leh by Flight and rest for the day

Complete rest during the day to get acclimatized to high altitude and prepare for the trek. Stay over night at the hotel.
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Day 2 - Leh to Chiling drive & Trek to Tilat sumdo - rest and acclimatize for the day

Morning drive to the Chilling, one of the most famous villages in Ladakh, known for craftsmanship, especially the metal works. One the way, we will take a brief halt to experience the magnificent confluence of River Zanskar and Indus. Touching the Chadar first time, we start the trek for 1-2 hrs along the magnificent frozen river Zanskar till Tilat Sumdo. Overnight in cave/camp/tent. Also learn the fun way to adjust yourself to Ladakhi shuffle walk style on the frozen slippery ice of River Zanskar.
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Day 3 - Tilat Sumdo to Shingrak yogma trek

After the breakfast call at 7:30 am and an early departure, the walk on the Chadar has fully started. Hearing the different sounds of Chadar forming and breaking, you will soon get familiar where the Chadar or the ice cover is thick and thin. With a early lunch break in between, we would soon reach the majestic.
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Day 4 - Shingrak yogma to Tilat Sumdo trek drive back to Leh

Though today is the longest day of the trek, we pass through some magnificent beautiful waterfalls and frozen ice cliffs on the left – it is like walking through a giant freezer! The walk also crosses through narrow gorges, where the trekker may have to climb briefly on to the rocky river bank. The sharp bends and current of the river breaks the ice in some places. Lunch in between on a flat rocky hill side by the river
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Day 5 - Departure

Airport drop to catch early morning flight .

This trek happens in the month of January and February.
The dates for the year 2019 :

batch 1 : Jan 23
batch 2 : Jan 26
batch 3 : Jan 28
batch 4 : Jan 30

Included  Accommodation in non-ac room (Twin Sharing)  Airport Transfers
 Activity Point Transfers  Camping Gear
 Cooking Staff  Luggage Porterage on trek
Sleeping Bags Accommodation in tents
 Campsite Fees Trekking Point Transfers
 All meals while trekking LAFL Service Charge
 Guide
 Not Included All beverages (including bottled mineral water) All Insurance
 Camera Fees Internet Usage
 Flight Tickets Emergency Transport Costs
 Permits Personal Trekking Gear
Personal Expenses  All not mentioned in the ‘Included’ section

Please note that cancellation charges are calculated of the total amount payable and not of advance amount. If 100% of the amount is not paid while registering, the cancellation policy stands void.

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