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Chadar Trek- Trek on Frozen Zanskar River
The frozen Zanskar river, part of the Indus watershed, has been used by the people of Zanskar, to go back and forth to the outside world when the passes are locked into frozen winter silence, for centuries. The Chadar route is the only way to connect to the outside world during the winter times. Chadar Trek - (Frozen River Trek) Chadar" means blanket or veil of ice that covers the Zanskar River over the winters.


Difficulty Level: Strenuous
Best Season to go: January to middle of March
Temperature: below –20 (min) to 30 (max).
Duration: 18 to 21 days

DAY 01: Leh - Arrive
Complete Rest in Leh for acclimatization and Evening hang around main market and Shanti Stupa

DAY 02: Local sightseeing
Visit to various monasteries like Shey ,Thiksey Hemis monasteries, over night in Hotel.

Day 03: Leh- Chilling
Morning after breakfast. Drive to chilling in taxi on the way visit of Phyang gonpa and offer prayer to start with visit of chilling famous for traditional handicraft. We will meet here our local porters and kitchen staff to make sure all things in order

DAY 04: Trek chilling- Darbau
On this day here we start our chadar trek, virtually after breakfast start walking with day pack. Lunch stop overat tilat sumdo, the confluence of chharap river. After the lunch walk till to camp, where parties have already busy with salting up of the camp near the small cave, this day you will experience we the different of the chard trek and the normal trek. Over night campsite.

DAY 05: Darbau- Tip yokma
Today we will come across a waterfall called chhumchar, coming out of rock. Here we assemble for lunch stop over may see wildlife in herd of groups. Here we will camp in a natural cave. Which can be accommodation more then 40 peoples, the biggest one on way in chadar caves. Over night Campsite.

DAY 06: Trek Tip yokma- Nyrak Pollu
Today we come across a juniper tree before Nyrak villages. And yulchung nalla. After short walk from juniper tree one most beautiful ice fall which is quite picturesque. In this area we see nyrak village's upper top of camp and across bridge. Which made local wood over night camp Nyrak pullo.

DAY 07: Trek Nyrak pollu- lingshed
Morning after the breakfast walk along Zanskar River till lingshedsumdo, from lingshed sumdo we leave zanskar river chadar ice route enter in the lingshed Nalla, lunch stop and walk till lingshed villages from the villages very nice view of gonpa. Which is famous in the area for panting as well. Over night in the local family house.

DAY 08 : Trek lingshed- Hamlung
Morning after the breaks fast visit the monasteries at the top of the villages. And we walk base down to the river bank side, lingshed do keep continue on the chadar trek. Here lunch near lingshed sumdo over night camp on sand beach at Hamlung.

DAY 09 : Trek Hamlung- Hanamil village
Today we come across a under river spring, which is supposed to be one in heddle in chadar trek, here the river appeases some time , then one has to take. Peoples ask whether there the ice some time softer its hold and water appear on the ice over night in local family house. The first village's zanskar on the chadar trek route.

DAY 10 :Trek Hanamil- pishu
We are in zanskar valley now further here we either take the land route or the river route. The area remain mostly remain cover with heavy snow so take the guided route only. Explore the villages. Over night family local house.

DAY 11 : Trek Pishu- Karsha
Morning after breakfast proceed towards karsha in the left. We will see Zangla palace and villages where royal family still resident and we pass small villages Rinam, stop for lunch on arrival at Karsha we explore the area, as we are in the main town and on the other side of the river we can see Padum two night in local house in Karsha.

DAY 12 : Karsha and Rest
Morning after the break fast visit the Karsha monasteries and after noon free for personal activities, Over night in local house in Karsha.

DAY 13 : Trek Karsha- Tongday
This is the day of return journey we proceed towards via pipiting guru visit, after lunch trek to tongday. Over night in local family house .there we can visit tongday gonpa.

Day 14: Trek Zangla – Tsarakdo.
This day we will be again in chadar after Pidmo village. On the chadar trek return journey till chilling by the some route skipping as we are trekking down words it will hers time to get campsite.

Day 15: Trek Tsarakdo- Nyrak Pullo.
After breakfast continue trek to Nyrak Pullo, Over night in camping

Day 16: Trek Nyrak pullo- Padartsomo
Trek up to Tsomopaldar. Dinner and overnight stay in cave

Day 17: Trek Padartsomo- Tilat sumdo
This is the day of return journey we proceed towards via pipiting guru visit, after lunch trek to tongday. Over night in local family house .there we can visit tongday gonpa.

Day 18: Tilat sumdo- Chilling
Today we will trek up to chilling and from here return back to Leh by jeep. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 19: Leisure in Leh
Free for the personal activity and shopping, Over night at Hotel

Day 20: Leh to Delhi flight
Morning transfers to airport and with sweet memory of ladakh.

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