Ice Trek (Chadar Trek)
This Chadar trek allows you to penetrate this isolation and to examine some of the villages along the Zanskar River in the midst of winter and thus catch a glimpse of the lifecycle during this unique time of the year. A visit to the ancient monastic establishments of Karsha and Zangla promises to heighten your insight into the mysteries of this Shangri-la, a land and culture frozen in time behind the ramparts of the Zanskar mountains. Chilling and Lingshed are the only sizeable villages on this trek until Hanamur and Pidmo before Pishu and Zangla in Zanskar, all the rest are names of places and caves along the route.
Early morning flight Delhi to Leh, transfer to hotel and rest.
Leh to Chilling (by private bus or jeeps) along with our porters from Pishu village of Zanaskar, 5 hours; visit coppersmith workshops.
Walk on ice of the frozen Zanaskar River, Chadar, commences from Chilling, stage one to Zaribago, 5 hours.
Zaribago to Deepyokma 4 hours.
Deepyokma to Nyrakpulu 4 to 5 hours; camp below Nyarak village, ten minutes up along a small stream.
Nyarakpulu to Lingshed, one hour walk on Chadar, then 5 hours steeply up to Lingshed village; stay in private house, relax in a heated room.
Full day of rest in Lingshed, one of the most remote villages in Ladakh, visit monastery, school for monks, roam around the village.
Trek Lingshed to Deepkongma.
Trek Deepkongma - Warsangdo.
Trek Warsangdo - Pishu.
Trek Pishu - Karsha.
Rest and visit the Karsha Gompa.
Trek Karsha to Zangla, visit the Zangla Gompa.
Trek Zangla to Sarakdo.
Trek Sarakdo to Nyrakpulu.
Trek Nyrakpulu to Tsomapaldar.
Trek Tsomapaldar to Tilatdo.
Trek Tilatdo to Chilling; return to Leh by jeep.
Return flight to Delhi; depart India.
- All accommodations in Leh
- Sleeping is in caves not in tents at all places during trek
- All transportations
- 10 Porters for carrying Luggage & all things for 4 person
- Professional Cook
- English Speaking Mountain Guide
- Inner line permission and Wild life fee.
- Pick up and Drop from Trek Points
- Entrance Fee & Permissions
- Hygienic Food
Trek excludes the details given below.
- Sleeping bags for -20 degrees
- Personal jackets, hats, gloves, socks, snow shoes, and other personal things.
- Any Alcohol and soft drinks.