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Chadar Frozen River Trek


Duration : 12 days.
Trek Grade :
Modertate - Difficult
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Hidden between the formidable peaks of the Great Himalayan Ranges, Zanskar was – until recently one of the most inaccessible places in the world. It is a large area of abut 5000 sq.km. made up of two valleys, the Stod, which connects up with the Suru and Kargil regions, and the Tsarab, which follows the Zanskar River up north. Zanskar remains inaccessible for nearly eight months every year due to heavy winter snowfall resulting in closure of all access passes.

Chadar – meaning a sheet, gets its name as river Zanskaar, freezes in the winter months and is covered by a sheet of ice. During these month, lot of places in laddakh are inaccessible as the higher reaches are snow bound, and the gorges with the frozen river are
the only way to access few of these villages.

Chadar Trek is unique, and a life time experience  for the terrain, the gorge, the below freezing temperatures, the campsites, the scenery ,

Day 1: Report to Leh by 12.00 noon (preferably take the earliest morning flight to give more acclimatization time)
Day 2: Acclimatization day at Leh. Visit to Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa.
Day 3: Leh to Tilat Sumdo(by private bus or jeeps), Trek for 2 hrs to Shingra Yokma overnight camp.
Day 4: Trek from Shingra Yokma to  Tibb, 9.5 kms, 6 hrs. Camp.
Day 5: Trek from Tibb to Nerak, 12 kms, 7 hrs.  Camp.
Day 6: Trek from  Nerak to Lingshed Home Stay  10 kms, 7 hrs. Home Stay.
Day 7: Rest day at Lingshed. Visit to Lingshed Monastery.
Day 8: Trek from   Lingshed to Nerak   10 kms, 6 hrs.  Camp.
Day 9: Return from Nerak to Tibb, 7 hrs.  Camp.
Day 10: Trek from Tibb to Shingra Koma. Camp.
Day 11: Trek from Shingra Koma to Tilat Sumdo and drive back to Leh
Day 12: Buffer Day
Day 13: Leh to Delhi by flight.

Chadar trek is unique and a life time experience but as the weather conditions are harsh it is very essential to prepare well. The average temperatures during the day are around- 10 degree Celsius,
and the average temperatures at night are around -20  to -30 degrees. Sensible clothing , proper preparations and a strong mind can make the trek very much doable. 

 
 
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