Chadar Trek (Frozen River Trek Package) 2017 FITSThis is a trek into some of the most isolated yet inhabited regions in the Zanskar mountains. Trekking on ice, the frozen Zanskar River,on an average five to seven hours daily at an easy pace. But a reasonable degree of physical fitness is needed.
Best Period to trek: Mid January to End of February.
Maximum Altitude: 3400m
Minimum Temperature: -40 degrees
Trekking days: 04 days
Age group: above 20 to 50 years
Transportation: By Jeep from Leh to Chilling and from Chilling to Leh.
Trek Grade: Simple walks on Ice sheet (frozen River) every day for 4 to 7 hours and strictly depends on weather conditions.
Grading: A reasonable degree of physical fitness is needed for this trek.
Special interest: Excellent view for photographers, ideal place for nature lovers and best spot for adventure lovers.
Day 1: Delhi – Leh:
Arrive at Leh airport, to be received by our representative & transferred to the hotel. Take a full day rest at the hotel as you need to acclimatize well. Overnight Guest House in Leh.
Day 2: Sightseeing of Hemis, Thiksey and Shey:
After breakfast drive for a full day sightseeing with visits to Shey Palace, Thiksey and Hemis monasteries. Overnight Guest House in Leh.
Day 3: Leh – Chiling/Tilatdo to Shingra-gongma (3200m) 5 hrs drive (Taxi/Bus):
After breakfast drive towards Nimoo where the confluence of river Zanskar & Indus is, from there take left & drive along the Zanskar River till you reach Sumdado. At Chiling after Lunch visit the White Copper artists famous for their handmade works.After that walking towards Tilatdo (0.5hr) from where the Trek will start till you reach Shingra-gongma(5 hrs). Stay overnight in the tent.
Day 4: Trek Shingra-gongma to Deepyokma (3300m) 5 hrs.
After breakfast start the 4hrs trek to Deepyokma where you’ll see no. of caves, Tsomo Paldar, naturally flowing spring water. Overnight camp.
Day 5: Deepyokma to Nyrakpulu (3400m) 5-6 hrs.
Start the trek to Deepyokma, after 4-5 hrs reach Nyarakpulu. Camp at irrigation field.Another 1hr walk up along with a small stream you will reach a beautiful village called Nyarak. From here Singee-La will be visible, which is a summer trek pass. Overnight camp.
Day 6: Nyarakpulu – Deepyokma (3300m) 5 hrs:
Taking the same route back from Nyarakpulu to Tsomopaldar.Overnight camp.
Day 7: Trek Deepyokma / Tilatdo/Chilling/Leh (3200m) (6 hrs trek & 2 hrs drive)
Trek back from Tsomopaldar to Shingra gongma, Tilatdo & then to chilling.Reach chilling and drive back to Leh.Overnight Guest House in Leh.
Day 8: Leh – Delhi:
In the morning transfer to the airport from where you’ll board the flight to Delhi.