Ice Trek (Chadar Trek)

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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.

Day 01:

Early morning flight Delhi to Leh, transfer to hotel and rest.

Day 02:

Leh to Chilling (by private bus or jeeps) along with our porters from Pishu village of Zanaskar, 5 hours; visit coppersmith workshops.

Day 03:

Walk on ice of the frozen Zanaskar River, Chadar, commences from Chilling, stage one to Zaribago, 5 hours.

Day 04:

Zaribago to Deepyokma 4 hours.

Day 05:

Deepyokma to Nyrakpulu 4 to 5 hours; camp below Nyarak village, ten minutes up along a small stream.

Day 06:

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.

Day 07:

Full day of rest in Lingshed, one of the most remote villages in Ladakh, visit monastery, school for monks, roam around the village.

DAY 08:

Trek Lingshed to Deepkongma.

DAY 09:

Trek Deepkongma - Warsangdo.

DAY 10:

Trek Warsangdo - Pishu.

DAY 11:

Trek Pishu - Karsha.

DAY 12:

Rest and visit the Karsha Gompa.

DAY 13:

Trek Karsha to Zangla, visit the Zangla Gompa.

DAY 14:

Trek Zangla to Sarakdo.

DAY 15:

Trek Sarakdo to Nyrakpulu.

DAY 16:

Trek Nyrakpulu to Tsomapaldar.

DAY 17:

Trek Tsomapaldar to Tilatdo.

DAY 18:

Trek Tilatdo to Chilling; return to Leh by jeep.

DAY 19:

Return flight to Delhi; depart India.

Trekking equipments

  • 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.

"Tour Ends but sweet memories remain."

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