Overview

    Ladakh has always captivated visitors with its magical charm and beauty. Chadar is a Hindi word that means a blanket or a bed sheet. Trekking in Zanskar region in Leh on the frozen Zanskar River means the Chadar trek. The trek is named so the river appears to be covered with an ice cover which looks like a blanket. This frozen river also entices thousand of trekkers from different corners of the world.

    The highlight of this tour trekking through path which is nestled deep within the whirly passages of the snow-clad mountains. It is considered as one of the challenging as well as tricky treks in the world.

     

     

     Trip Highlights
    Visit Shey, Thiksey and Stok Gompa         
    Trek on the frozen Zanskar River       
    Night Stay in tents and caves   

     

    Enjoy immense natural beauty on the way  
    Visiting Native Zanskari Village on the way
    Challenging as well as tricky treks in the world.
     Itinerary Details

     

     Day 1
     Arrival at Leh

     Pick up from Leh Airport and transfer to hotel. Complete rest for acclimatization is must for rest of the day to avoid high altitude sickness. You will feel the elevation as it's a big jump from sea-level to 3500 meters, and it will take your body a few days to adjust to this altitude. It's very important to drink plenty of water, and to not over-exert yourself while wandering around Leh. Even walking up the stairs of the hotel will make you breathless for the first day or two. Overnight stay at Leh.

     Day 2
     Leh Monastaries
    After breakfast., full day excursion to various Monastaries/Gompas in and around Leh. This day will also utilize for acclimatization  Visit Thiksey Monastry (19 Kms) and from there drive to Shey Monastry. . Also visit Stok Palace and Museum. Overnight stay at Leh.

     Day 3
     Leh- Tilad Do via Chilling
     After breakfast, Drive to Chilling, which is a picturesque as well as thrilling ride. You will travel along the Indus River, to the Nimu Village where you can see the confluence of Zanskar and Indus River. The drive later continues on the road that descends towards the right into the river valley. The snow-covered meandering road offers a thrilling ride and carries you to from Chilling to Tilad Do. Enjoy the stunning views of the snow-clad mountains alongside road. Your expedition starts after Tilat Do. Overnight at Camps

     Day 4
     Tilad Do - Gyalpo
    After breakfast get ready for long trek session which includes a trek of around 12 km on the Zanskar Chadar. The guide briefs you about the walking technique on the frozen Zanskar River. The form of the frozen river varies as per the weather. It can either be slippery with hard and cold ice or can also have a dust of snow on it, which makes the walk easier. Follow the guide as the ice can be thick and thin at places and the locals know how this can be handled. The trek also involves walking through ankle deep water or climb on the cliffs, on the side of the river. Slowly you start walking, skating and gliding on the Chadar on your own.
    On the mid-way, stop at Gyalpo and havea hot bowls of soupy noodles for lunch. After passing Shingra Koma, arrive at the Gyalpo campsite . Tents will be pitched here. Have a dinner and overnight at Camps.

     Day 5
     Gyalpo - Tibb Cave
    After early breakfast start your trek. The day is scheduled for longest walk of this trekking expedition (14 km). You will pass through deep ravines of the Zanskar. The Chadar receives no sunshine most of the day as the area is covered with mountains on both the sides. Walk past frozen waterfalls. On the way, you will also come across little greenery near the only waterfall, which does not freezes and has an interesting ancient fable behind the same. Once you reach Tibb, you can see a huge cave, your dwelling for the day. TOver night at Camps.

     Day 6
     Tibb Cave to Naerak
    After breakfast get ready for immense natural beauty for a day ahead. Start walking on the river, crossing deep gorges. On the way there are Juniper trees where prayer flags cover the trees. You can also tie a prayer flag here for good health and good luck. The trek further is a difficult one from here. After an hour long trek, you will reach Naerak Village, which is several feet above the river. This is a Zanskari village where your camp is set, near the river. Relax once you arrive. O/N at Camps.

     Day 7
     Naerak - Tibb
    Your Return journey starts today.After Breakfast, start trekking back to the Tibb Cave. Be careful as the river can change its form at any time. On your return back, you can meet locals who are wearing traditional woolen Gonchas. Arrival at Tibb. O/N at Camps

     Day 8
     Tibb – Gyalpo
    In the morning , start walking from Tibb till Gyalpo. The high-rising mountain walls on the sides of the river, make it look like these are walls of the castle. Over night stay at camps

     Day 9
     Gyalpo - Tilad Do - Drive to Leh
    It is is the last day of walking on the Chadar. Keep walking till Tilad Do. Your Trek culminates here and say good bye to River Zanskar and team. Drive back to Leh. Overnight stay at Hotel in Leh

     Day 10
     Departure from Leh
    After breakfast, check out from the hotel & proceed to Leh airport for your departure journey. Your tour ends here.

     

      No. of Persons  Semi Deluxe Plan Deluxe Plan  Premium Plan
     28500 33500  51500
    4 20500 25500  45500
    6 17500  23500  42500 
    Group of more than 6 On Request  On Request   On Request 
     Extra Bed      

     

     Package Inclusives

     

         Accomodation on twin sharing basis at above mentioned Hotels or Similar 
         Travelling by Innova/Xylo or Similar Vehicle (NAC Cab only) 
         Check into and Check out from the Hotels at 12.00 Noon or as per the policy 
         Extra charges as applicable for early check in on the day of arrival 
         Daily Breakfast and Dinner in respective Hotels 
         Children upto 5 Years Complimentary (Sharing same bed with parents) 
         Sightseeing as per itinerary 
         Prices inclusive of all Taxes and no hidden charges 

     

     Package Exclusives

     

         
       Air or train fare, Meals (except in includes), Portages, Liquor, Laundry, Tips etc. 
         
       Any extra Adult or Child (> 5 years) other than mentioned in the Inclusives above  
         
       Entry Tickets to Parks, Museums, Temples or any other place etc. 
         
       Charges of Animal Riding, Cable Car & Shikara Ride, Water Rafting, Boating, Trekking etc. (If not included in the package)
         
       Insurance of any kind or any other expenditure incurred by the guests on account of illness, hospitalization or overstaying due to any reasons beyond our control 
         
       Transportation cost for Extensive Sightseeing where outside tourist vehicles are not allowed (If not included in the package)
       
       Charges of Inner Line Permit (For Ladakh Packages) 
         
       Protected Area/Inner Line Permit for the citizens of China, Pakistan, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Burma & those who posses Diplomatic Official Passport (For Ladakh Packages) 
         
       Anything not mentioned in Inclusives above

     

     Important Notes

     

         This Package may be customized as per your requirement & budget. 
         Hotel/Houseboat/Camp Check In/Check Out time 12.00 Noon or subject to availability 
         Children above 5 years age shall be treated as adult
         Mentioned Hotels/ Vehicle if not available, same with similar or better rating shalll be provided.
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