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About this tour

Region :- Leh, Ladakh, J & K

Duration :- 9 Days

Grade :- Difficult

Max Altitude :- 11,123 Ft.

Approx Trekking Km :- 75 Kms

Temprature => -5 to -15 degrees (during the day) and -20 to -30 degrees (during the night)


Have you ever dremt of walking over the frozen river? If yes, join us for this amazing journey of Chadar Trek over frozen river of Ladakh. Every year, during winter due to low temprature there is a formation of a thick layer of a snow over the river. Water gets frozen and forms a thick layer like a blanket i.e. Chadar in hindi language. Hence, it is also called as Chadar trek. It is also considered as one of the toughest and challenging treks in the world. 

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Day 1 - Arrival in Leh (3500 m)

Altitude 11,400 ft. Keep your woollen cap and gloves handy at Airport. . Foreigner, a copy of passport and visa. Network is available (only post-paid)ATM is available. Visit of any very high altitude place or pass is not advisable. Consumption of alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited. Spend the day in the room itself to acclimatize. (Sufficient time would be given for visiting market and nearby places)  Spend the day in the room itself to acclimatize to the high altitude. This is absolutely necessary and is most important for the days ahead. Overnight in the hotelSituated at an altitude of 3500m, the day will be spent soaking in the sights and sounds of Leh while at the same time, getting the body acclimatized to the oxygen levels. The Shanti Stupa and Leh market square will give you a good feel of the surroundings and the people. Get outside to stay acquainted with the temperature. Explore market and get your missing stuff from the market

Day 2 - Acclimatization Day

Rest Day/Acclimatization Day. You can go around for sightseeing, but going at high altitude pass is not recommended. You need to perform your medical checkup in LEH as per new Govt regulations. You need to be physically fit for this trek.

Day 3 - Acclimatization Day & Medical Check up

Medical Checkup in Leh
Today, you will have to get the mandatory medical checkup at the Tourist Information Center, obtain your NOC from ALTOA and Wildlife Department permit. Overnight stay in a hotel in Leh.

Day 4 - Leh to Shingra Koma via Bakula (10,550 FT, 70 Kms drive to Bakula, 2-3 hrs trek to Shingra Koma)

Depending on the weather, the Chadar changes its forms. It can be hard and glass like in some patches, or it can have a layer of powder snow on it giving you a better grip, or you could face thin ice in certain areas, so you might have to walk in slush or dodge that entire patch and go over the rocks on the side of the river. Walk together as a team and follow the sledge route. Always follow the sledge route used by the porters as it is the safest route on Chadar. You will get to your next campsite within 3-4 hours, depending on your speed. Your leaders will take you through a few learning modules about being in the mountains. You will have the campsite to yourself to explore and take pictures for the rest of the day. Camp overnight at Shingra Koma.

Day 5 - Shingra Koma to Tibb (10,760 FT, 14 Kms)

The biggest challenge from here on will be getting out of your warm sleeping bags and stepping outside your tent in freezing cold weather. The Zanskari people are well known for their hospitality and your staff will wake up way before you to ensure you have a hot cup of tea and a warm meal ready before you leave. Today is going to be a long walking session, you will cover a total 14 km on Chadar and it should take you about 6 to 7 hours to reach your next campsite. Make sure you fill your thermos with warm water before you leave, all liquids tend to freeze in this region given the extreme temperatures, so a thermos is extremely important.  By 3 pm, you’ll be at Tibb, and the last 200-meter walk is extremely gorgeous. Camp overnight at Tibb.

Day 6 - Tibb Cave – Nyerak (Trek 10-11 km. / 5-6 hours)

Stay in tent.It’s the most eagerly awaited day, especially because en route Nyerak – the first village of Zanskar – is a stunning frozen waterfall. While the ones you have seen so far are from high up, this one is also several feet in length which makes it one of the most picturesque sights on the trek. Just ahead of it is Nyerak, and while we camp by the river, a short walk early next morning will take you back to civilization for the first time in almost a week. At Nyerak, you can treat yourself to some goodies from the local shop and interact with the residents there, who are more than happy to indulge in a good conversation.

Day 7 - Nyerak – Tibb Cave (Trek 15-17 km. / 9 hours)

– 11,100ft to 10,760ft.
Stay in tent.After four days of walking on ice, you will now be an expert. So feel free to look around and soak in the surroundings. There’s a good chance of spotting ibex and bharal on the high slopes, and if you’re lucky, even a snow leopard walking along the ridge. Also look out for birds such as lammergiers and choughs sailing high above the valley. It’s the longest day of the trek through narrow gorges, which means climbing up a short distance by the bank of the river in places where a solid walking surface is unavailable.

Day 8 - Tibb to Bakula (10,550 FT, 12.5 KMs trek). Drive to Leh.

Today is the last day of the Chadar trek, and we will hike to Bakula. It will take you about 7 to 8 hours to reach Bakula. From Bakula, we will drive back to Leh and that marks the end of the Chadar – The frozen river trek. Head back to the hotels, do a bit of last minute shopping before the market closes, and prepare to catch your flight as per your schedule. Stay at hotels in Leh.

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  • Accommodation during the trek (Camping) and 4 stays at Leh hotel (Day 1, 2, 3 ,8 according to Itinerary) on share basis with heater facilities. 
  • Oxygen Cylinders
  • All meals during the trek
  • Trekking permits and forest camping charges
  • Services of an expert trek leader
  • Services of an expert trek team  (guides, cooks, helpers)
  • Transport from Leh to Chilling and Chilling to Leh


  • Airfares
  • Meals during Hotel Stay
  • Any monastery entrance fees, Any Joy ride or rafting.
  • Medical expenses (apart from first aid) and insurance of any kind.
  • Tips, laundry, liquors, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, camera fee and items of personal nature.
  • Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the program, any extra running will be charges extra.
  • No Airport Pick up and Drop
  • Any personal porter charge
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay / cancellation / hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities or any emergency evacuation expenses during the trek.
  • Any kind of expense if you are coming back from the trek before the scheduled date
  • Any other item not mentioned in the cost includes section.
  • Chadar trek environmental fee–Only if the local association decides to charge it in 2020 As per reports, local authorities are planning to levy additional environmental fee per trekker.
  • Wild Life : Rs 2000
  • ALTOA : Rs 800
  • Medical Insurance : Rs 2000
  • Health Check up at Leh Rs 200
  • Any such fee, if charged, will have to be directly or additionally borne by the trekkers to the Government & ALTOA authorities at Leh on Arrival.


Terms & conditions

  • The trek fee includes all costs of the trek from the start of the trek  from Leh to the end of the trek at Leh along with the accomodation for Day 1 ,2 , 3 & Day 8
  • Backpack carrying: We expect all trekkers to carry their own backpacks
  • ON SPOT OFFLOADING If for some reason a trekker is unable to carry his or her backpack, while on the trek  then he/she can offload the same by paying an additional charge. as per charged by the porter to be hired on spot.
  • Part offloading is not allowed. Charges will vary for last minute on slope offloading. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. No suitcases/strolleys/duffel bags will be allowed.
  • For any climatic changes or  unavoidable circumstances a buffer day may be provided. A minimal on spot fee would be collected from each of the trekkers.
  • The transport is arranged in shared cabs. Transport to and  from Leh  from the nearest airport can be arranged by us at an extra cost .Participants are expected to share the cost likewise.. We only arrange the vehicle pick up and drop.Hence we are not responsible for any issues during transport.
  • Drop out during trek: If for any reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then we will  make arrangements for his/her return to the nearest road head. A staff will accompany the participant to the nearest road head.
  • Fitness: A high altitude trek in the Himalayas requires considerable fitness.
  • Non-liability: We are not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trek.
  • Drinking alchohol or any form of intoxication during the trek is strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be cancelled with an immediate effect.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation before  30days to the start of the trek  – 75% refund
  • Cancellation between 30days – 10days to the start of the trek ––25% refund.
  • Cancellation between 10days to the start of the trek – no refund

Things to Carry

  • Backpack (Rucksack) (60 ltr -70ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps, supporting frame and backpack rain cover
  • Trekking pole & Gumboots for Chadar Trek
  • Thermo Plastic Water Bottle, Water Purifying Tablets, and Hot water bag
  • 3 pair of synthetic track pants
  • 3 Full sleeve woolen tees with collar
  • Raincoat
  • Thick jacket and sweater, both full sleeved
  • 2 pairs of thermal inners
  • Woolen monkey cap/balaclava that cover the ear, hand gloves + synthetic waterproof glove, head-scarf or muffler
  • 2 pairs each of sports socks and woolen socks
  • LED Torch & with Extra Batteries
  • Cold cream and sunscreen lotion (SPF 40+)
  • Snacks like chocolate bars and dry fruits
  • Sun Glasses it should be U/V Protected
  • Toilet Kit (Toilet Paper) & Quick-Dry Towels
  • Personal and necessary medication
  • Original ID proof like driving license, voters ID card, passport
  • 4 Passport size photos
  • Medical certificate from a recognized practicing doctor certifying your fitness for the trek
  • Indemnity certificate

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It is truly a once in a lifetime experience. I’m sure you must be wondering, is this experience worth the difficulty.Don’t worry the local Ladakhi porters and your tour guides are your best friend.grab hold of your closest friends and plan this trek because Leh in winter is very mesmerising. However with the state of Chadar deteriorating every year and increasing number of trekkers arriving, this trek’s days are numbered. Do paln this asap.

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