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Duration of the Tour: 5N/6D
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15/01/2019 21/01/2019
21/01/2019 27/01/2019
02/02/2019 08/02/2019
14/02/2019 20/02/2019
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Chadar Trek Fixed Group Departure

Chadar trek is one of the most thrilling yet a challenging one for the trekkers in Ladakh. The temperature during winter in Ladakh drops down to minus 5 to 40 degrees, yet the trekkers, the exceptional adamant one choose this trekking. This trekking is worth the challenge; it is like the path least travel and you will see the hidden or unreachable ranges of the uppermost section of the Himalayas.  Since this trek demands ample of physical strength, one must be above 20 and should be physically fit. Within 5 days you will taste the chilly weather, but with the satisfaction of reaching the unseen villages and people by the rest of the world.Throughout this journey you will be accompanied by Guide, cook, helper, and porters.

Tour Route

Leh/Deepyokma/Nyarakpulu/Deepyokma/Shingra-gongma/Leh

Tour Program

Day 1: Leh – Chilling/Tilatdo to Shingra-Gongma (3200m) 5 hrs drive (Taxi/Bus):/1 ½  Hrs Trek
In the morning after breakfast drive towards Nimoo where the confluence of river Zanskar and Indus is located, from there take left and drive along the Zanskar River till you reach Sumdado. At Chiling after Lunch visit the White Copper artists famous for their handmade works. After lunch drive Shingra Yokma from where the Trek will start till you reach Shingra-gongma ( 1 ½  hrs).  Today is the day you will actually start walking on the frozen river, you will pitch your camp at the bank of Zanskar River.  As the dusk ascent the coldness will arise too, your sleeping bag and the warm water will keep you warm.  Spend your night in the tent. 

Day 2: Trek Shingra-gongma to Deep Yokma(3300m) 5 hrs.
In the moring after having your breakfast with a hot cup of tea to beat the freezing weather and energise you for yet another challenging 5 hours trek to Deep. Starting this trek to Deep where you’ll see numbers of caves, and you will also see Tsomo Paldar, naturally flowing spring water. After a day long trek you will set your tent at Deep for your night stay.

Day 3: Deep  to Nyrakpulu  (3400m) 4-5 hrs.
Start the trek from Deep, after 4-5 hours of walk you will be reaching Nyarakpulu. After Lunch visit the Big water fall and beautiful village called Nyarak. Reaching this village you will get to know about Zanskar people and its way of life. From there Singee-La will be visible, which is a summer trek.Overnight Camp.

Day 4: Nyrakpulu to Deep Yokma (3300m)4- 5hrs.
On the way back you will take the same route back from Nyrakpulu to Deep Yokma. Spend the night in camp at the side of river bank.

Day 5: Deep Yokma to Shingra Gongma  (3200m)  4-5 Hrs
Trek back from Deep Yokma  to Shingra Yokma.Overnight in Camp at the side of river bank.

Day 6: Shingra Gongma  to Shingra Yokma to Leh (3200m) (1 ½ hrs trek & 5 hrs drive)
Trek back from Shingra gongma to Shingra Yokma and then drive back to Leh bidding farewell to the adventurous yet a challenging trekking

Tour Ends

See what our Customers say about Chadar Trek Fixed Group Departure

I have travelled with teams of Overland Escape on 6 occasions now and every single time the experience was wholeheartedly positive. On two occasions, Tundup organised lengthy treks through remote parts of Ladakh, Zanskar and Nubra and his organisation was absolutely reliable and spot on on every occasion. The trekking teams we travelled with were excellent, the food outstanding and the support available whenever it was needed. We were trekking during the floods in Summer 2010 in Zanskar and Changtang, and were, ultimately, the only trekking group that reached Tso Moriri during the middle of August, in the week just after the flooding. This was due to the competence of our guide, Namgyal, who changed our route to enable us to proceed, who knew exactly where to cross the swollen rivers and who kept us completely safe at all times. On 4 occasions, Overland Escape organised Easter expeditions through the Markha Valley for relatively large school groups. This, of course, needed extraordinarily good organisation, and on each occasion, this was exactly what we got. Not only were all timings kept and all information was relevant and 100% reliable, the trekking teams Tundup organised for us, were amongst the best teams I have ever travelled with. In particular, Namgyal is in all likelihood the best guide I have ever trekked with. His knowledge of the region, its culture and wildlife is outstanding, and he is also an excellent travel companion. He can empathise with and enthuse adults and youngsters to the same degree. Overland Escape certainly is one of the best trekking outfits I have come across in the Himalayas or indeed anywhere in the world (I have also trekked in Nepal, Tibet, Pakistan, Peru and Jordan). I would wholeheartedly recommend travelling with this organisation.

Edwin Gruber



"Tundup, have really a sixth sense...his associate in Manali (Kuram) is really a good man...a really good man where you can trust and give the full faith for everything. As already said, Tundup, know very well how to choice his partners. Concerning the driver choose by Kuram for the transfer from Manali to Dharmasala and then to Amritsar...he was a very good professional driver. All of us were surprise to find out in India a special driver, very professional, very polite...typical western style driver. Few words, always agree for everything, never complain and at the end he wanted to refuse our tips and we forced him to have it. I don't know if this choice has been affected by Tundup or by Kuram...but in any case...compliments to all of you. Now we are here into our house, very sad...our holiday has finished so quickly that we didn't realize. Everything has gone well, everything perfect. We'll be always in debit with Tundup for his great service and we really hope to see him again in a close future for another trekking. Thanks again for all, thanks for your book guide and for your full assistance."

Fausto & Silvia, Italy



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