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.

     Package Price Guide
      ₹ 18500 Per Person.



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