Chadar Trek In Leh – over the Zanskar River range of Ladakh
Your trek journey started with Himalayan Hikers, beautiful mountain town of Leh, all our trekker reach Leh by flight this is best option to you reach to Leh, altitude is 11400 feet above sea level, the trek beautiful Zanskar River which liws totally frozen during the December to Feb, Peak Winters Trek, So, probably the best time to do Chadar Trek is February because the ice remains harsh and stable. Trek starts from the freezing point of Zanskar River and that is Chilling.
Therefore, the “Chadar trek” is also known as “The Frozen River Trek”. This Trek is over a frozen river in the Zanskar region of Ladakh and it is different from all other treks in the Himalayas.
The snow appears as a thick sheet of snow, therefore, it is called “Chadar trek” and it is one of the trickiest treks in the world which is done in peak winter months. On this trek explore the Zankari culture and get to know about it in close proximity and the main highlight of this Frozen River Trek is a completely frozen waterfall “Nerak”.
Ice Covering and Freezing Cold in Chadar Trek
The Chadar trek is over a frozen river and the ice can turn dangerous sometimes but can also be safe the other times. But, it is important to find a safe path over the perilous sheet of ice.
During the trek, you do not camp here at the meadows or the forest clearings but inside the caves which are present along the banks or you set up the tents at stable ice.
Here, the temperature remains chilly and freezing (-20) and falls down at night, so keep warm layers to protect the body against chilly cold and prevent the freezing of blood.
Be Aware During Chadar Trek (Not for Beginners)
You need to be very aware of the stability of ice and conditions below the feet for a safe trek. Sometimes the ice isn’t stable and the choices go wrong so walk carefully if suddenly a crack appears to go fast to the place where the ice is b.
So, choose a camping spot wisely after properly analyzing the area.
Here are some tips to do Chadar Trek –
Analyze the ice sheet conditions.
Avoid the cracks in the ice.
Walk carefully on the slippery areas.
Run immediately to a stable area if a sudden crack appears under your feet.
Walk on the places with a coating of snow.
Choose camping spots wisely.
Alcohol and smoking are not allowed in during the trek
During the trek, proper conditioning & training of body required
Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature
Shoes are the single most important equipment.
High Altitude requires proper acclimatization. Of base camp Leh
Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.
The backpack should not exceed 12 kg.
Long Gumboots are mandatory to all trekker
Altitude we are going to cover in Chadar Trek
Leh – 3500 Meters
Tsomo Paldar camp – 3200 Meters
Tibb Cave camp – 3300 Meters
Nerak camp – 3400 meters
ATM Point & Mobile connectivity in Chadar Trek
ATM POINT: Hi trekker ATM available is Leh Withdraw money before your journey,
Mobile Connectivity: There will be available all networks only postpaid
Key Points of Chadar Trek
Duration: – 7 Nights 8 Days Leh to Leh
Base camp: – Leh
Winter Temperature:- Day -5°C to -15°C) Night – 12° C to -20° C
Chadar trek – Altitude: – 11400 feet
Best Time: – Jan Feb
Trek Level: – Difficult
Trek distance: – On foot 57 Km – By taxi 140 km
Group Size: – minimum of 5 people maximum of 15 people
Short Itinerary of Chadar Trek
Day1 – Reach Leh by Air today is your Reporting day in our hotel (3500 Meter) – night stay hotel
Day2 – Rest Day for Acclimatization explore some time Shey Monastery and Thiksey monastery and hall of fame Leh market night stay hotel
Day3 – All trekker wake up early morning or get ready for a medical check-up – after lunch, our team working insurance working enjoy overnight Leh – night stay hotel
Day4 – After breakfast Drive Leh to Shingra Koma. (70 km) same day Trek to Tsomo Paldar camp (03km) (2/3 Hours) (3200 Meter) overnight stay tent
Day5 – Today Trek from Tsomo Paldar camp to Tibb Cave camp (15 km) (6/7 Hours) (3300 Meter) overnight stay camp
Day6 – This morning Trek from Tibb cave to Nerak camp (13 km) (6/7 Hours) (3400 Meter) overnight stay camp
Day7 – Trek from Nerak camp to Tibb cave (13 km) (6/7 Hours) (3300 Meter) overnight stay camp
Day8 – Tibb Cave to Shingra Koma (13 km) (5/6 Hours) same day drive to Leh (70 km) (5/6 Hours) overnight stay Hotel