Featured, Ladakh
Destination
Trekking
Adventure

The word ‘Chaddar’ means a sheet and this trek is literally walking on a white sheet of frozen river in bitter cold and through stunningly beautiful, remote areas and camping in caves.

Total Duration 06 Nights / 07 Days
Style of Trip Trekking
Grade Moderate
Maximum Altitude 3,368 m/11,114 ft
Best Season January to March
Accommodation Guesthouse – 2 nights/ Camping – 4 nights
Food On trek all meals included; In Guesthouse Breakfast included
Travel In Small, non-AC Vehicle

COST:-
Rs 25,000/‐ per person: (Ex Leh)
Based on minimum of 8 pax per group
Single supplement for Guesthouse in Leh ‐ Rs 3,000

COST INCLUDES:-

  • Leh: In guesthouse, on twin sharing basis with breakfast included
  • On the trek: In small camping tents on twin sharing basis with all meals included
  • Local experienced guide on the trek
  • Permit fees in Leh
  • Wildlife fees
  • Necessary equipment and porterage required for the trek

COST EXCLUDES:-

  • Airport transfers in Ladakh
  • Any additional stay or transport arrangements other than specified
  • Charges for “personal” porters hired over and above the porters /mules hired for the trek
  • Meals during travel between two destinations
  • Any kind of insurance, such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation etc.
  • Tips to the drivers, camping staff, porters & guide

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM THIS ADVENTURE TRIP

The word ‘Chaddar’ means a sheet and this trek is literally walking on a white sheet of frozen river in bitter cold and through stunningly beautiful, remote areas and camping in caves.

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DAY 01: NEW DELHI TO LEH (3,500 m / 11,484 ft)

Catch an early flight from New Delhi to Leh over the Great Himalayan Range with the stretch of the high-altitude dessert below. Arrive in Le h and take a cab to your guesthouse. The rest of the day is spent in acclimatization walks in the markets of Leh. Overnight in guesthouse.
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DAY 02: TRANSFER FRO M LEH TO C HILLING AND TREK TO S HINGRA (3,180 m / 10, 434 ft, 4‐5 hrs)

After the breakfast drive about two and half hours until Guru Dho. We begin our trek from the b ridge point beyond Gur u Dho on the ice of frozen Zanskar river. We stop for hot lunch at Takmar Yogma with a beautiful view from the junction where Zanskar river meets with the Zara Chu. Post lunch we continue walking to our camp in Shingra and set the camp for overnight stay.
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DAY 03: SHINGRA TO TIP YOGMA ( 3,368 m/11,115 ft, 5 hrs)

After breakfast we continue to walk on ice of the frozen Zanskar River towards our second camp at Tip Yogma. The Zanskar Valley is the most isolated of the Trans ‐Himalaya valleys and that true sense of remoteness will become all the more evident as we approach our camp. After walking for 3 hours, we stop for hot lunch for an hour. This day there there is more of zigzag crossing as the valley get narrower. Arrive at Tip Yogma and set the camp for overnight stay.
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DAY 04: TIP YOGMA TO NYRAKPULLO (3,300 m /10,890 ft, 5‐6 hrs)

Today the view doesn’t change a whole lot. We encounter some spots of hot springs and the waterfalls in the Zanskar, because of which the ice become less strong and frequently needs to be checked by the guide. If the ice is broken enroute, then we may have to climb a small peak to avoid river crossing. This day we walk almost 5‐ 6 hours, Nyrek village is situated just above the cave where we plan to set up the camp. There is a small cave which can accommodate very few people. Arrive Nryakpullo and set the camp for overnight stay.
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DAY 05: NYRAKPULLO TO TSOMO BAO (3,340 m/11,022 ft, 6‐7 hrs)

Start the da y as we trek up to Tsomo paldar. There are lots of turns and crossings and we have to be lucky with the weather because we might find lots of hot spring which break the ice, and makes walking difficult. Arrive and set the camp for an overnight stay.
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DAY 06: TSOMO BAO TO SHINGRA ( 3,350 m, 6 hrs and 2 hrs drive to Leh)

The last day of our trek is a 6‐hour walk to Shingra from where we will be picked up by our vehicle and drive to Leh. Arrive and check in at guesthouse.
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DAY 07: DEPARTURE FROM LEH

Depart from Leh for your onward journey to Delhi.
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Tour Reviews

4 based on 2 reviews
August 21, 2016

Chadar trek is a must do for anyone who loves Nature..the experience of walking on the frozen lake and the hauntingly beautiful surroundings will leave you breathless! Of course the cold is a challenge ,but nothing which can not be overcome by the right gear!! Add this to your bucket list now ..

November 24, 2016

The Chadar trek was a bucket list trek for a friend and impulsively I tagged along. The thought of the extreme conditions worried me a bit. But with the combination of good gear, and a great GetupandGo team, there was nothing to worry about! The team was superb and they made sure that we were safe and well taken care of. The sleeping bags and tents were excellent, and we were always warm. The company owner Arjan accompanied us, and with his team ensured that we had a once-in-a-lifetime experience. A beautiful, meditative trek!

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