Chadar Trek 2024 - Zanskar River

Chadar Trek 2024 - Zanskar River

Leh, Ladakh, India
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Chadar Trek 2024 - Zanskar River Highlights

  • The altitude of 11,400 ft in the Himalayas!
  • We also offer exclusive B2B rates for flights for our Chadar Trekkers, contact us for the same!
  • Inclusive of your meals, transport, accommodation, and the trekking experts and guide!
  • Breathtaking vistas such as waterfalls that stand frozen in time.
  • Experienced trekking professionals
  • Local guide with strong, trained support staff to help you along your way!

Chadar Trek 2024 - Zanskar River Overview

Available Dates for Chadar Trek 2024:
Jan: 6,7,8,13,14,15,19,20,21,22,26,27,28,29
Feb: 1,3,4
More Information about Chadar Trek:
The Chadar Trek adventure begins at Leh, at an altitude of 11,400 ft. To call it adventure trekking is an understatement. It is an experience of a lifetime. During the winters, the Zanskar River in Ladakh freezes over, a thick sheet of ice covering it completely. Hence, the name ‘Chadar’ or blanket. The most interesting thing to note about the Chadar is that there is a new one every day! The Chadar forms during the night melt during the day, and reforms during the night! The unparalleled experience of the Chadar Trek includes trekking on the frozen Zanskar River, an event that will remain forever etched in your memory. Ladakh, located amidst the majestic Karakoram range and the mighty Himalayan range, presents to the world this great trekking opportunity that only the brave and the strong can undertake. This frozen river trekking opportunity makes Ladakh all the more special.

The Chadar Trek or the frozen river trek is different in the slow gain that it takes in altitude, spread evenly throughout, and takes you to a maximum height of 11,800 ft, deep in the Himalayas! The experience starts at Leh, crosses the frozen Zanskar, and reaches the Ladakh town of Chilling, the actual starting point of the trek from where the frozen river trek starts. The total distance covered during the Chadar trek is 62 km, spread evenly throughout the 6 days of the trek that you undertake on foot. The Chadar trek is only open in January and February, as these are the only times when the emerald, flowing Zanskar river is frozen enough to enable trekking on it.

The weather throughout the Chadar trek remains mind-numbingly cold. Though you may have the blessed opportunity of experiencing a temperature slightly above 0 degrees as you land in Leh, as soon you cross over to Ladakh and start the frozen river trek, the temperature dips down to sub-zero degrees. The temperature throughout the trek varies from -5 to -15 degrees during the day and reaches as low as -30 degrees during the night. You will encounter the lowest temperature during the night at the Nerak campsite, i.e., on your fifth night. You will be walking through a thick carpet of snow throughout the Chadar trek. Even Leh will have a blanket of snow laying as thick as 6’’ on it! 

Apart from the obvious specialty of making the trekkers walk on a thick sheet of ice, covering the Zanskar river, the Chadar Trek is also a major attraction for adventure seekers for the many fascinating and out-of-this-world sights that the trek brings you across. Starting from the Magnetic Hill and the Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, the trek brings you across natural wonders like frozen waterfalls, knee-deep snow, and white sand - the epitome of a cold desert-like Ladakh!  The most iconic sight of the Chadar Trek is the frozen Nerak waterfall. The water, falling from a height of 56 ft, seems to be frozen in time itself, suspended mid-air. The curious sights will set your senses on fire and make the memories of the Chadar trek sharp in your memory every time you envision them later! If you are looking for a splendid experience of trekking in India, the Chadar trek is the answer!

One thing of importance to note is that the Chadar trek is considered to be one of the most difficult treks in the world. Trekking on ice and through knee-deep snow makes a major part of that difficulty. The trekker must be aware of the challenge that trekking on snow, and especially ice can present. Starting from taking the heat away from your body, to causing accidents by slipping and falling, ice can become a daunting rival to overcome. However, if certain things are kept in mind, the foe too can be tamed during this Chadar Trek experience. Ensuring that you always wear layers and waterproof clothing, including one windcheater at least at all times, helps in maintaining your body temperature and prevents the heat from escaping. While trekking, be sure of your footing. Avoid slippery patches of ice and find ice that is covered in snow. It is also of utmost importance that you avoid any patch of ice that has cracks in it, be nimble, and run away at the first signs of ice cracking under your feet. Choosing the correct camping spot is also extremely important for a safe and enjoyable experience of trekking in Chadar!

This splendid experience of one of the best treks in India begins at Leh. During the winter season, you can reach Leh only by air, as the roads are all covered by snow, making transit impossible on them. To reach Leh, you can take a direct flight from Delhi. Certain flight operators have one flight flying daily from Delhi to Leh. It would be advisable to book your Chadar trek and the transport in advance to minimize your costs!

Quick insider tips for you:
  • On Day 1, as you land in Leh, it would be prudent to keep your woolens ready. The temperature at Leh will be hovering near somewhere 2 degrees and the snow is particularly thick this time of the year. The sudden cold will hit you hard if you are not prepared. Make sure that at least your woolen caps, gloves, and fleece jacket are easily within reach!
  • The Chadar Trek is a brilliant trekking opportunity for those looking for a backpacker’s adventure in Leh Ladakh. However, it must not be taken lightly by beginners or first-timers as the Chadar Trek difficulty level is considered to be quite high. The trek must also not be undertaken unguided and is not an ideal solo trek.
  • Day 1 and Day 2 of the Chadar trek are for acclimatizing and you can spend them exploring Leh, going sightseeing, and window-shopping. However, you should avoid shopping for anything besides the essentials during those days since you have to keep your bags light. 
  • The weather during the Chadar Trek can get bone-numbingly cold. The Chadar trek nights are especially cold with the temperature reaching as low as -30 degrees! You must take several steps to ensure that you don’t lose all your body heat. Apart from wearing at least 4 layers of clothing, it is important to keep yourself hydrated at all times. Keep adequate amounts of water with you at all times! Warming pads might also be extremely useful for those who are more sensitive to cold.
  • Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a very serious concern for those undertaking the Chadar Trek. Since this Leh Ladakh trek starts from a height of 10,400 ft, the trekkers do not get enough time to acclimatize to the low oxygen levels at high altitudes. Even though the number of severe cases has declined since the government regulations mandated a minimum of two days’ stay at Leh before the journey, AMS can still overcome a trekker if proper precautions are not taken. Taking adequate breaks during the treks, and keeping yourself well-fed and hydrated are a must for the Chadar Trek! Furthermore, avoid using heaters at the guest house before your trek as they dehydrate your body, and prevent it from acclimatizing!
  • Gumboots are an essential part of the Chadar Trek gear requirement. Gumboots may be uncomfortable at first. They might even give you shoe bites, however, they are a must for the Chadar Trek. There will be times during the trek when you will be wading through knee-deep cold water and snow. Gumboots become a must during times like these.
  • Protecting your toes and fingers is of extreme importance as frostbite is a serious threat to trekkers in such harsh conditions. Wearing waterproof gloves and socks, along with gumboots and an extra pair of socks is advisable at all times!
  • You must be mentally prepared for the Chadar Trek. This is a  difficult grade trek, which can be undertaken only by those who are mentally prepared for such harsh weather conditions and sub-zero temperatures. It would help to remember that there are people who are living in those areas as well and use the chadar to traverse the distance from Ladakh to Leh and back year after year. It would be good to know that you will come across locals making their way on the Chadar during your trek as well!
  • As part of your preparation for the Chadar Trek, it would be recommended that you plan and start exercising at least two weeks in advance to prepare for the trek. Following a strict exercise regime at least 3-4 months in advance would be advisable. Since you will climb to an altitude of 11,800 ft, doing yoga to strengthen your lungs is also a viable option! It would be best if you could ensure that you follow a healthy diet chart for the duration of your training period and take in all your meals regularly.
Do's And Don'ts of Chadar Trek:-
  • It is always good to inform your family/friends about this trek and itinerary. At least one person should know about the schedule back home and can easily come if some mishap occurs during the trek. 
  • It is important to carry a first-aid kit. Bruises and cuts are common during the trek. 
  • It is advised to carry some handy snacks and a water bottle during the trek. 
  • The temperature drops down in the negatives on the Chadar trek so, it is very important to carry warm clothes and waterproof shoes. 
  • Always follow the instructions of the trek leader. 
  • There are a lot of monasteries and temples on the trek. Show respect for the culture and norms.
  • Do not litter. Keep the surroundings clean and follow the leave-no-trace policy. 
  • Do not use shampoos or soaps while bathing in the lakes or waterfalls which come during the trek. The locals use this water for drinking purposes. 
  • Do not harm the intentions of locals by doing anything inappropriate.
  • Walking on the frozen Zanskar River is not easy, it is better to follow the guidelines of the trek leader.
  • Do not spoil the tranquility of the surroundings and the serenity of the place. 
 Eligibility for Chadar trek:
  • The person should carry a 10kg backpack weight on the trek.
  • The person should be physically and mentally strong.
  • He/she should have trekking experience. If a beginner, then must be physically fit. 
  • People having high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, or heart problems are advised not to do this trek.
As we said, it is not just a trek, it is an experience for a lifetime. Trekking in Leh & Ladakh will give you an amazing astounding feeling with a great aura and you'll end up falling for the place. Chadar Trek is truly a gem of the Himalayas. Get lost in the fascinating beauty of the Himalayas, try this adventure thrill once, and cherish the experience for a lifetime.
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Itinerary For Chadar Trek 2024 - Zanskar River


Day 1 - Reach Leh | 11,400 ft


Explore Leh

  • Meet us at the hotel in Leh on the first day of this Leh Ladakh trekking experience. During your flight, try to grab window seats as the stunning views that you encounter during the journey start right as the plane reaches the ground! The snow-capped mountains, in view so suddenly, will take your breath away! 
  • Make sure to keep your woollens nearby as the temperature will be hovering around 2 degrees when you come down to the tarmac.
  • From here, you will head to your guesthouse, where you can check-in and drop off your luggage before heading out for some sightseeing and window-shopping. 
  • Do make sure not head to higher altitudes on this day, get plenty of rest in preparation for the upcoming adventure and keep yourself hydrated!

Day 2 - Acclimatize yourself


  • As per the government regulations, all trekkers undertaking the Chadar Trek must spend at least two days in Leh to first acclimatize to the high altitude. This is to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness that tends to overcome the trekkers at such high altitudes.
  • After breakfast, you are free to further explore the town and go sightseeing. This is the best time to take stock and ensure that your inventory is complete as Leh is the last stop where you will have access to shops and civilization.
  • In the evening, the trek leader will take you through the essentials of trekking on frozen water and give out safety instructions for the trek.
  • Enjoy your hot, delicious dinner before heading to your bed!

Day 3 - Medical Checkup


Explore Sonam Norbhu Memorial Hospital

  • On this day, we head out for our medical check-up at the SNM Hospital or the Sonam Norbhu Memorial Hospital. After having spent two days for acclimatization, the government regulations require all aspiring trekkers to undergo a fitness check-up to determine whether they are in the requisite physical condition to undergo the challenging Chadar Trek!
  • After clearance, we will obtain the necessary Wildlife Permits, Insurance documents, and other necessary permits and documents!

Day 4 - Drive from Leh to Shingra Koma, via Chilling and Tilad Do and trek to Gyalpo | 11,400 ft

Shingra Koma

Reaach Shingra Koma

  • Wake up at the crack of dawn for a delicious breakfast. This is the day we finally start the much-awaited trek! 
  • The day will begin with a wondrous drive to Chilling, the starting point of the Chadar Trek. The drive will cover the Leh to Zanskar River distance.
  • During the drive, revel in the majestic sights of the cold desert, like the confluence of the Zanskar and the Indus, the Magnetic Hill, and the Gurudwara Pathar Sahib! 
  • The drive, right alongside Zanskar, will take about an hour and a half to complete, with picturesque pit stops and at a comfortable pace. 
  • After this starts the trek to Gyalpo, the first campsite of the Chadar trek. Along the way, we pass Tilad Do and Shingra Koma. This short trek will take only an hour and a half to complete. This is the ideal duration and length for the first experience of trekking on the Zanskar in Ladakh.
  • You will start on the trek by slipping and sliding your way across the ‘chadar’ or the thick blanket of ice covering the Zanskar River. It is only after a while that you will start understanding the trick to planting your foot right in order to stay standing!
  • As you reach the campsite at Gyalpo, take in the splendid vista as you rest for a while and set up camp.
  • Make sure to keep yourself warm and hydrated as you head into your tent for the night!

Day 5 - Trek from Gyalpo to Tibb Cave | 11,800 ft.

Tibb Cave

Explore Tibb Cave

  • Start with a radiant Himalayan sunrise and enjoy a satisfying breakfast as the hot cup of tea soothes your cold aches from the night. 
  • After the breakfast, we start the trek to Tibba Cave, perched at an altitude of 11,800 ft! The trek will take about 6-7 hours to complete, and you will be trekking right alongside the Zanskar throughout.
  • You will be left speechless at the vistas awaiting you on this trek! The waterfalls, frozen in whatever way they were flowing, present the most fascinating sight that you will come across!
  • You will also come across some of the most interesting rock formations, which seem to take on different hues and shapes in the sunlight.
  • As you reach the campsite near Tibb Cave, take in the beautiful vista of the cold desert, epitomized in the sand surrounding the campsite!
  • After you are done setting up camp, enjoy your hot, gratifying dinner and head in for the night!

Day 6 - Trek from Tibb Cave to Nerak | 11,150 ft


Explore Nerak

  • Start the day with the rising sun and enjoy the sensation of the hot breakfast going down your mouth. Prepare yourself for the day, as this is the day you will be hitting the lowest temperature of the entire trek, despite the slight reduction in the altitude.
  • The trek for the day is 13 km long, and will take about 7 hours to complete. The destination of the day takes you to the most awaited sight of the trek - the Nerak Waterfall. This waterfall, which stands tall and proud at a height of 56 ft, presents the fascinating view of water suspended in time, frozen midway to the ground! 
  • If we manage to reach the waterfall in time, we might have enough time to head to the Nerak Village as well, for some exploration! 
  • The campsite is located 20 minutes away from the waterfall. On this day, special care has to be taken to dress properly and keeping yourself warm. The temperature at this particular campsite dips down to as low as -30 degrees during the nights!
  • After your hot, well-earned dinner, you can head inside your tents for the night!

Day 7 - Trek from Nerak to Tibb Cave | 11, 800 ft

Tibb Cave

Explore Tibb Cave

  • Start the day by gulping down the hot, tasty breakfast. After packing up, we start the trek back to Tibb Cave.
  • As you look, you will notice that the route doesn’t look as familiar as it ought to, considering that the path and the trail is the same. The reason is that the Zanskar is sensitive to even the slightest changes in the temperature and changes with them.
  • The return journey along the same route will be as new as though this is your first time traversing it! Along the way, you will probably come across some human activity in the form of monks, coming back to Leh from Lingshed, or in the form of some locals, going about their business. The sight will curiously make you feel better and relieved. Probably because it is heartwarming to see the children laughing and smiling on their way to school even in such harsh conditions.
  • After trekking for about 6-7 hours, you will reach the Tibb Cave campsite, where you will be camping overnight! 

Day 8 - Trek from Tibb Cave to Shingra Koma, and drive to Leh | 11,400 ft

Shingra Koma

Explore Shingra Koma

  • Wake with the sun and bask in the glorious Himalayan sunrise. Enjoy a warm, mouth-watering breakfast and start the return trek.
  • The trek will be along the same route as before and you will be passing by the same frozen waterfalls and fascinating rock formations. 
  • The beautiful trail, running parallel to the emerald green waters of the Zanskar roaring through Ladakh, will bring you to the Gyalpo camping site. From here, start the final leg of the trekking expedition, across the Zanskar, and on to Chilling. 
  • You will enjoy a hot, satisfying lunch en route. On the way, you will also come across different groups of trekkers, just starting the trek! Enjoy being the storyteller for the time!
  • The trek is short and will take an hour and a half to complete. From here we get into the vehicle for our drive back to Leh.
  • You will reach Leh at around 6:30 in the evening. Check-in at the guest house and bask in the luxury of returning to civilization!
  • On this night, we will have a celebratory dinner to commemorate your successful completion of this challenging trek!
  • Take a warm bath, and get in a warm, comfortable bed for the night!

Day 9 - Departure

Chadar Trek

Way back to Chadar Trek

  • Prepare for your return journey.
  • Take in the final vista of the mighty mountains as your Himalayan trekking experience comes to a close and you fly back to your destination… 
  • This is where your Chadar Trek journey with us comes to an end.  
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Warm clothes
Waterproof windcheater
Trekking Shoes
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Chadar Trek 2024 - Zanskar River Reviews




It had everything that you dreamed about. It had ice (lots and lots of ice), even when I was sleeping and battling the cold at night I could see those ice sheets right in front of my eyes. also, we were walking on ice. And trust me we enjoyed every movement there.🥰🥰🥰




Such an amazing experience. Thank this amazing group of people I was traveling with. The support staff, the organizer, and each and every people related to this trip were amazing hosts. They made us feel at home, they fulfilled almost all our demands. It will change the way you see nature, it will change your perception of people, and many more things. Stay happy and keep trekking 🤩🤩




Being a Fauji kid I always dreamt to do something adventurous and so I chose the most dangerous most exciting Chadar trek as my first trek. Our Chadar Trek adventure was one of the best and most memorable treks for all of us. I along with my friend went for this incredible trekking adventure




Hi, My name is Hemendra My Chadar Trek was one of the unimaginable and most memorable trek. I went with my friend Nikhlesh for this incredible trekking adventure in February 2020. We both enjoyed this trip lot and nature and the environment attracted us with its beautiful seen.😜😜




It is a great experience with Banbanjara. Well coordinated and managed in the best possible way in harsh conditions. The food during the trek was excellent. Do choose Banbanjara over other platforms and you will not be disappointed..




Being from South India, I always had the desire to explore the mountains and I did a few treks like Valley of Flowers and Stok Kangri. This time one of my friends asked me for the Chadar trek. I was hesitant at first but he forced we should do this time. and this is the most beautiful view in india. 🤪🤪




Chadar trek, through Banbanjara as a booking platform and the local operators, has to be one of the best experiences of my life to date! Wonderful support system up till day 1 of the trek and then continuous on-land support till the end was simply fantastic. Chadar Trek is hands down the most beautiful trek in India. cool trip , guys!




Julayy!! Chadar-One of the Most Happening Treks of India. Walking On The Mesmerizing Crystal Clear Chadar and Enjoying Every Moment On The Chadar was a Dream Come True for Me!! A dream which I had been waiting for years and years to fulfill. And Thanks that we made the right choice-Banbanjara. we don't expect that this trip was full of enjoyable trip for us. It was great!!!🤗🤗🤗




It was an awesome trek, the amazing beauty of nature walking on ice is very great experience. I really loved this trek. The difficult part of this trek is the very cold weather but Banbanjara managed everything very well they had planned proper step-by-step acclimatization that help our body to manage in -30 which is the difficult part of this trek. But all was well and the trip was cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!🤪🤪🤪




The trek group is a conflux of people from various age groups and backgrounds with similar interests, meticulously put together. Extremely hospitable hosts, and super-hard working porters made sure our trip was incredibly amazing!!! Great food, mesmerizing views, genial, super-responsive staff and a bunch of like-minded trekkers, all these made my trip freaking aweeeeeesome!!! 🤗🤗 🤗

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Chadar Trek 2024 - Zanskar River FAQs

What is the recommended trekking gear/equipment to take with, for the Chadar Trek?

Besides the things to carry mentioned above, it is advisable to also bring water purifying pills/filter/drops, and bedsheets along with your for the Chadar Trek. Moreover, for those sensitive to cold, warming pags, and extra woollens are also recommended.

What is the maximum height reached in the Chadar Trek?

During the Chadar trek, you will reach a maximum height of 10,800 ft, on Day 6 of the trek, at Tibb Cave. This is the highest point of this leh ladakh trek. The trek starts itself at a height of 11,400 ft., at Leh.

What is the total distance covered in the Chadar trek?

The total distance to be covered by trekking during the Chadar Trek is 62 km, including both the sides, ascend as well as the descent. The distance covered during the trek is spread evenly throughout the trek.

How difficult is the Chadar Trek?

The Chadar Trek is considered to be one of the most challenging treks in India. The total duration of the trek is 9 days, however, the actual trek starts from day 3. Even so, the trek is of a longer duration. The total distance covered during the trek is 62 km. Even though the distance covered is spread evenly throughout the trek and the maximum distance covered in a day is 13 km, the trek is still difficult due to the harsh weather conditions and the fact that the trekkers will be walking on a thick sheet of ice for the most part of the trek, making the path difficult to negotiate and dangerous.

What is the network and internet connectivity like during the Chadar trek?

For the Duration of the Chadar Trek, you will have minimal to no access to internet and network connectivity. You will get minimal network until Leh. Beyond that, there is no connection whatsoever. It is best that you inform anxious relatives beforehand and prepare yourself for at least 7 days of disconnect!

How to reach Chadar Trek?

Chadar Trek starts from Leh and Ladakh region. The best and convenient way to reach Leh is by taking a direct flight from Delhi and other major cities. Chadar Trek happens once a year in the months of  January and February. It is impossible to reach Leh from roadways or railways in the winter season due to natural calamities like landslides, etc.

Is Chadar Trek for beginners?

Yes, Chadar trek can be done by fit beginners, If one should take proper precautions and do adequate preparation. Chadar is for all who think they can do this challenging trek. Beginners are advised to be physically and mentally strong for this Himalayan adventure. 

Can Chadar Trek be done solo?

Well, it is big No from our side. You cannot do Chadar trek solo. Chadar is a difficult and challenging trek. As it happens only once in a year, so small-small group of trekkers do this challenge. Be a part of the trekking group and do this trek. This trek is can’t be done without an experienced trek leader and a proper staff.  It is advised to read all the important things about the trek and then decide to undertake this adventure.

Is Chadar trek safe?

Yes, Chadar trek is safe until you take all the precautions and follow your trek leader. As we all know, Himalayan weather is not in control of anyone. Sometimes, due to the weather conditions, the trek becomes risky. Chadar trek preparation requires proper clothing, medical facilities, high-quality trekking gear, and trekking support staff. 

Which is the nearest aiport to Chadar Trek?

Leh airport is the nearest airport to Chadar trek. You can reach Leh by taking a direct flight from Delhi and other major cities. As it is a winter adventure, it is not possible to reach Leh from roadways or railways in winters.

Is it possible to do Chadar Trek in December?

No, Chadar trek is not possible in December month. Chadar trek opens only in January and February. The Zanskar river gets frozen only in these two months. The temperature goes into sub-zeroes and makes Chadar a challenging trek.

Is it possible to do Chadar Trek in June?

The best time to do Chadar trek is in the months of mid-January to mid-February.  The trek is carrying out by small trekking groups and winters are best to undertake this adventure. The Zanskar river gets frozen in winters and offers splendid views of Himalayas. With frozen waterfalls, thick glacier basins, rocky mountains, narrow paths, Chadar trek is truly an amazing adventure.

What's the Chadar Trek temperature?

The Chadar trek temperature ranges between -5 degrees celsius to -10 degrees celsius during the day time and drops down to -25 degrees celsius at night. The drop-down temperature of the trek makes it a challenging and tough one. It requires a lot of stamina and strength to survive in the biting cold temperature. Chadar trek can be done with proper preparation, planning, and guidance. It is advised to wear layers of clothes that can keep you warm during the trek. 

How to prepare for Chadar Trek?

Here are some important points that will help you to prepare for Chadar Trek:

  • Eat healthy and exercise daily to keep yourself fit. Exercise will increase your strength and stamina. Start doing it at least 2-3 months before the trek.
  • Acclimatization is necessary during the trek. After reaching Leh, give 3 days for acclimatization. 
  • The medical examination is very important which will help you to examine your fitness level.
  • Pack all the essential things in your rucksack. Do not forget to carry extra clothes and a good quality of woolen clothes.
  • Always carry a water bottle and some handy snacks with you.
  • Carry all the important trekking gears like gumboots, trekking pole, etc.
  • Always follow the instructions of the trek leader and follow his footsteps.
  • Do a small research about Chadar trek and read the important information.  

What type of food is served during the Chadar Trek?

The food served during the trek is all vegetarian and healthy. Keeping the health and taste in mind, the menu is decided very carefully. Jain food is also available on request,one should have to inform prior at the time of booking. 

What is the level of fitness required for Chadar Trek?

Chadar Trek requires both physical and mental fitness. The trekker has to be strong enough to trek approx. 100km in 10 days and survive in the biting cold temperature of -25 degrees celsius. Mental preparation is also important. The trekker should be confident and motivated during the trek. 

How long is the Chadar Trek?

Chadar Trek is a long trek of 105km and can be covered in 9-10 days. The average walking distance is 10-12km each day mostly covered in 6-7 hours. You will walk through frozen waterfalls, glacier basins, amazing rock formations, narrow paths, and splendid beauty of the Himalayas.

What are the highlights of Chadar Trek?

Highlights of the Chadar Trek:
- A walk on the frozen Zanskar River. 
- Captivating views of frozen waterfalls and the mighty Himalayas. 
- Summit at an elevation of 11,123ft.
- One of the wildest hikes in India.
- Exploration of the Zanskari culture. 
- Sightseeing in Leh.

Can I take gumboots or other trekking gears on rent?

Yes, you can easily take trekking gears and gumboots on rent in Leh. In Leh market, everything related to trekking is available. You can buy it or take it on rent. It is advised to take good quality of gumboots that are comfortable and good quality of trekking gears.

What is the best time to do Chadar Trek?

The best time to do Chadar Trek is in the months of January to February. Zanskar river gets frozen in these 2 months only. A walk on the frozen river is a great adventure to undertake. Chadar is considered as one of the wildest and glamourous treks in India. The temperature drops down in negatives and make the trek challenging and tough.

Confirmation Policy

  • Upon booking, the traveller will receive a confirmation voucher via email, within 24 hours.
  • In the special cases of slots not being available, feasible alternatives will be provided to the customer, in regards to the customer’s preference. In such cases, a new voucher would be sent via email, consisting of the new travel details.
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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellation made 25 days before the date of departure, would levy 15% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 15-25 days before the date of departure, would levy a 25% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 7-15 days before the date of departure, would levy 50% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 0-7 days before the date of departure, would levy 100% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Due to any restrictions such as sudden government policies or regulations, health hazards, medical emergencies, or unprecedented weather conditions, activities and tours may be nonoperational and be canceled. In cases such as these, operators will attempt to cater to the traveler as an alternate, which is feasible in nature. However, any refund would not be catered.
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Refund Policy

  • Any refund applicable will be processed within 7 business days.
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  • Carry minimum weight, and carry all the essentials 
  • Do not litter 
  • Porter services to carry personal luggage are not originally included in the package but can be availed at an extra cost. Please inform us in advance of the same!
  • Carefully follow the instructions of the trek leader and expert.
  • Please be advised that the package cost does not include any meals or transport in Leh.
  •  Alcohol and smoking are not allowed. 
  • Trekking itineraries may be changed due to unforeseen circumstances, such as weather, cancellations, restrictions, etc. We will provide you with the next best alternatives in such cases. 
  • Please be advised that GST charged will be apart from the package cost.
  • The decision of the trek leader will be final and binding. 
  • Delays may occur due to weather conditions 
  • Any person with health conditions like Asthma, etc is not allowed to go on this expedition. 
  • Please be advised that the package cost does not include pick up from the drop off at the airport.
  • A medical certificate is a pre-requisite document for this trek and without it, you will not be allowed on the trek.
  • LAHDC and ALTOA - the local authorities of the region charge a Wildlife and Environment Fee for every trekker. The trekker will have to pay for that on their own, so it would be advisable to carry a sufficient amount of cash with you.
  • Please take care of your own baggage. 
  • The temperature can vary from -30 degrees at night to -5 degrees during the day. Please pack accordingly.
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