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Chadar Trek - Zanskar Frozen River Trek

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The Chadar trek, Zanskar frozen river trek or Zanskar gorge trek is a winter ice trail in the Zanskar valley of Ladakh region in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, this traditional means of winter travelling route of Zanskar frozen river trek has became popular international adventure tourist.

Chadar Best time: the best time to do Chadar trek is the month of January to February on the Zanskar frozen river.

Chadar trek distance: the distance of the Chadar trek is approximately 105km and the trekkers walks 15km per day.

The Chadar trek difficulty: The difficulty of the Chadar trek is moderate to difficult trek and the Chadar trek is most adventurous journey and glamour’s trek in the world.

Chadar trek altitude: The altitude of the Chadar trek is (11123 feet) above the sea level which lies in Zanskar river.

Chadar trek location: The location of Chadar trek is located in the Zanskar Gorge trail in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir State

Best Chadar trek organizers: Best Chadar trek organizers in Ladakh and Zanskar are the local agencies of Zanskar, visit

Zanskar River: Zanskar River is the main tributary of the Indus River, the Zanskar River has two main branches the Doda River has its source from the Pensi-la-pass (4400mtrs) flows towards Padum Zanskar valley and the Tsarap River has two main tributaries Shingola and Baralacha-la flowing towards Zanskar valley and the Zanskar river takes a north eastern ward through the Zanskar Gorge until joins the Indus River near the Nimo village.

The chadar trek Zanskar is one of the popular winter treks in the world and this traditional trekking route in Zanskar valley trekking is now popularly known as the chadar trek in the world. Hence last decade this chadar ice trek of Zanskar River has become the hottest winter trek destination among the winter ice trekker in the great Himalayan canyon of Zanskar river.

The Himalayas takes you higher than you have ever been before but the chadar trek takes you to the great Himalayan canyon of Zanskar river which is said to be the most spectacular canyon in Asia. The local experienced Zanskari -Chadar –Trek-Guide would lead safe passage of the chadar ice trek.

Chadar trek distance: The distance of the frozen river trek is an approximately 105km in one way and the trekkers cover average distance of 12 to 14 km a day or mostly need to walk 5 to 6 hours a day.

Chadar trek Best time: The winter months of January and February are the best time for the chadar trek on the frozen river trek and Zanskar Gorge River is the winter trail in Zanskar valley of Ladakh region of the state Jammu and Kashmir in India. The aim and objective of chadar trek or frozen river trek.

The aim of chadar ice trek is to challenge oneself physically, mentally to conquer most inaccessible route when it comes in our life and adventure trek Himalaya among the winter tourist visitor in ladakh.

Conduct of Itinerary:

 Grade : moderate
 Best Period : Mid January to Mid March.

Day 01 : The expedition team would travels 50 kilometers by car till Chilling road and then start trekking point after descend  approximately 100 feet down and the expedition team would reach surface of frozen river of Zanskar and then trekking on the slippery Chadar trek was a overwhelming unique experience for the tourist group. After trekking for 6 kilometers the expedition group would reaches Shingrakongma for night stay at cave camp.

Day 02 : The group start trek from Shingrakongma after having breakfast the group has to encounter its first challenge of negotiating for the broken patch of ice sheet Chadar trek which was deliberately and carefully after trekking a distance approximately 18kilometers on frozen water of Zansakr River would reach the Dipyokma. The camp will be setup a mid of existing natural cave.

Day 03 : The multitude of difficulties and challenges keeps on increasing with the progress of the trek of Chadar trek as the group has to pass through narrow gorge and after having pass 16kms of the trek the group would reaches its next destination Nyrak polu. For night stay.

Day 04 : The group would reaches after trekking 16kms under the good, harsh and temperate weather condition till reach the group to Keelima and then from Keelima proceed to padum or Karsha by taxi.
Way back repeat the same route.

Chadar Trek Ends.