Chadar (Frozen River) Trek


Walking on Frozen River of Zanskar is an ultimate experience for the adventure lovers. The traditional name of the trek is "Chadar Trek" the frozen sheet trek, which was only way in and out for the people of Zanskar in winters when all other ways are closed due to heavy snow fall at high passes.

This is a trek into some of the most isolated yet inhabited regions in the Zanskar mountains, most notably the village of Lingshed. Trekking on ice, the frozen Zanskar River,on a

Quick Itinerary :


01 Arrive at Leh airport, to be received by our representative & transferred to the hotel. Take a full day rest at the hotel as you need to acclimatize well. Stay overnight in the hotel.

02 After breakfast drive for a full day sightseeing with visits to Shey Palace, Thiksey and Hemis monasteries. Stay overnight in the hotel at Leh

03 After breakfast proceed for a full day sightseeing with visits to Phyang, Liker and Alchi monasteries. Stay overnight in the hotel at Leh.

04 After breakfast drive towards Nimoo where the confluence of river Zanskar & Indus is, from there take left & drive along the Zanskar River till you reach Chilling (3200m). After Lunch visit the White Copper artists famous for their skilled handmade works. Stay overnight in a home stay.

05 Walk for half an hour till you reach Tilitdo from where your Chader Trek will start till Zaribago(3250m). Experience the thrill as you walk on the Chader/Sheet of frozen river. Stay overnight in a tent.

06 Start the trek from Zaribago. on the way you will come across number of caves.Reach Deepyokma after 4hrs. Stay overnight.

07 Start the trek to Deepyokma, after 4-5hrs reach Nyarakpulu (3400m). Camp at an irrigation site.Another 1hr walk up along with a small stream you will reach a beautiful village called Nyarak. From here Singee-La will be visible, which is a summer trek pass. Stay overnight.

08 Walk on Chadar/Frozen sheet for 1-2hrs & then another 5hrs steep walk up to Lingshed Village (3700m). All your tiredness will vanish after spending the night at Lingshed village Home stays where local heating is available. Stay overnight.

09 Spend the day exploring Lingshed Village, its Monastery & a school for the monks. Lingshed is connected with other parts of Ladakh only through trek routes therefore in winters hardly any tourists visits this place except the adventure lovers. Stay overnight.

10 Walk back through the same steep path for 4-5hrs & then walk on the frozen sheet for another 1-2hrs till you reach Nyarakpulu (3400m). Stay overnight.

11 Another exciting day of walking on the Chader trek. From Nyarakpulu it will take 4hrs to reach Tsomopaldar (3300m). Tsomopaldar has naturally originating spring water. Stay overnight.

12 Trek back from Tsomopaldar to Shingragongma & then to Tilatdo (3200m). Stay overnight.

13 Walk for half an hour from Tilatdo to Chilling. From Chiling 5hrs drive by Taxi or Bus to Leh. Reach Leh by evening. Stay overnight in hotel.

14 In the morning transfer to the airport from where you’ll board the flight to Delhi

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