Snow Trek: Chadar Experience [Ladakh]
 Snow Trek: Chadar Experience [Ladakh] 4N/5D

Itinerary -

Day 01 : Arrive at Leh (3500 m)

Arrive in Leh airport where you would be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Today, we would spend the day in the room itself to acclimatise to the high altitude. This is absolutely necessary and is most important for the days ahead. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 02 : Leh – Chilling – Tilat Do (3200 m) Drive/3-4 hrs & Trek/1 hr

Post breakfast, we take a beautiful drive through the beautiful scenery with your first views of the Indus river and later the Zanskar river at their confluence at Nimoo. From Nimoo you follow the Zanskar to the roadhead at Tilat Do. From here we cross the Zanskar and depending on the time available we camp on the other side of the river or we continue ahead a bit before setting up camp for the night. Overnight in trekking tents.

Day 03 : Tilat Do – Shingra (3350 m) Trek 5-6 hrs

We begin the day at 7:00 am with a cup of hot tea. After breakfast, we set off on the “Chadar” which will be our routine for the rest of the trek. Today, we will trek close to 10-12 kms depending on the fitness of the group. Though our objective would be to get to Shingra we could camp earlier also in case the going gets tough during the day. This is something that we would follow all through the trek where we would keep the itinerary flexible to accommodate the group depending on fitness levels.
Overnight in trekking tents.

Day 04 : Shingra – Tilat Do (3200 m) – Leh Trek 6-7 hrs & Drive 3-4 hrs

Today is the last trek day as we trek back towards Tilat Do. Here we cross the frozen Zanskar for the last time and then board our vehicles to drive back to Leh. Once in Leh, we check into our hotel and have a relaxing hot water bath and relive the memories of this wonderful trek. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 05 : Depart from Leh

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

                                                   Trip Ends With Sweet Memories !!!

List of Essentials

Mountain/adventure travel requires one to be adequately equipped with the right kind of personal gear. Since one is travelling in the wilderness there will be hardly any opportunity to buy anything once you hit the trail so we urge you to carefully pack everything into your bags. Also please keep in mind you can rent out or purchase equipment from our Gear Store, if required.

    Day pack (25ltrs)
    Dry fit shirts and trousers 4 pairs
    Fleece jacket
    Balaclava and Buff
    Warm Socks (lots of extra pairs)
    Water and wind proof trousers
    Water and wind proof jacket
    Thermal upper and lower (3 pairs)
    Day wear shirt x2 or 3
    Underwear 5-7
    Camp shoes / Sport sandals
    Hand towel
    Waterproof sack cover
    Down booties
    Toilet paper
    Two 1 ltr water bottles (preferably thermos flasks)
    Torch with extra batteries.
    Body Moisturiser
    Lip care
    Body Powder / Anti-Fungal (feet and body)
    Sun screen lotion
    Sun cap
    Head torch with extra batteries.
    Personal medicines
    Pee bottle (Optional)
    Camera with extra batteries.


Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack. Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage. As you will be walking long distances carrying a rucksack, avoid bringing unnecessary items on the trek. Please avoid carrying expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trek.

For Departure Dates just call 7350530009 / 7350540009 / 7350550009

Transport Options 

By Air : For travel between Delhi and Leh, the advised mode is the flights that ply between these two places. There are a number of flights that operate on this sector with all of them being early in the morning to take advantage of the clear weather over Leh. In case you are travelling from outside Delhi, it would be best to stay in Delhi the previous night to catch the connecting flight the next day. As flights in this sector tend to be expensive, you are advised to book early to get the best fares.

Weather Details

In Leh, the temperature in the daytime will be between -10 to 0 °C, depending on weather condition. The temperatures would drop after sunset till sunrise, and one can experience temperatures as low as -25 °C.  Feather jacket is a MUST not just for the trek but around Leh town, with warm gloves and warm hat. If we visit monasteries it is necessary to take your shoes off, in such cases thick warm socks are necessary.

On the trek, one needs to plan for extreme winter conditions, which means you need to be prepared for -10 to -30 °C temperatures, cold winds and protection from snowfall and getting wet.  Especially plan for getting wet feet, so we advise you to wear water proof rubber boots with warm liner inside, this is sufficient if you are walking through ankle deep water. You may be required to cross water which can be knee deep, in such case you would need to remove your boots cross barefoot or with sport sandals and after crossing dry your feet wear warm socks and continue the trek. The walking on Chadar is walking on hard ice which is slippery. In our experience, gear like Yak-Tracks (a grip made of metal and rubber which can be attached below the boots) is very helpful. Please be prepared for taking a detour if the ice is not formed, in such sections we may have to do some scrambling on the rocks or traverse on some lose unstable sections.

Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes. Whatever the temperatures and conditions rest assured we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications.

Duration: 05 Days

Season: Jan-Mar

Grade: Moderate +

Region: Ladakh (Jammu & Kashmir)


Chadar Trek

Ladakh the magnificent mountain dessert kingdom provides a fitting backdrop for this trip that attempts to do it all. Ladakh is famed for its high passes, brackish water lakes, a stunning lunar landscape, Buddhist culture warped in time, deep blue endless skies, and a landscape that is larger than life. Chadar Trek It is an adventure seekers paradise. Many have said Ladakh is the most beautiful place in the world. But we seek a beauty even more surreal and attempt one of the most celebrated, difficult and exquisite trek of the region. We will walk on a frozen river bed live in caves along the way and fight the twin difficulties of cold and altitude to conquer all.

Chadar trek has the most fascinating trails that take trekkers through the whirly passages of the snow-clad mountains. The striking mountain peaks, azure lakes and spectacular valley make chadar trek ladakh the most popular treks of all. Possessing rare natural wonders, this spot looks the most vibrant during the summers and turns stark in the wintertime. Embraced with heavy snowfall this region gets cut off from the rest of the world yet appeals to countless adventure freaks. Chadar frozen river trek is considered as one of the most challenging hikes as one has to cross over snowy rocks and boulders.

The presence of the Zanskar River makes this hike the most enticing. Being the mightiest river in Ladakh, it freezes during extreme winter condition. It turns into a frozen blanket of ice and this is the reason behind the locals calling it as chadar in their local language. Zanskar river trek is extremely tricky and a lot critical. The hike involves walking over a sheet of ice for long distances. It offers unique experiences to the adventure enthusiasts who get a chance to test their nerves and also get to witness breath-taking views of the majestic snow-clad peaks, hanging icicles and surreal landscapes. If you wish to indulge in a nerve-wracking expedition, Chadar Trek is an ideal choice to make. We offer optimized chadar trek cost to all the lovers of adventure. Head on to a bamboozling journey to Ladakh, this winters. Experience the ultimate during this short snow trek.

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