Walking on Frozen River of Zanskar is an ultimate experience for the adventure lovers. The traditional name of the trek is "Chadar Trek" the frozen sheet trek, which was only way in and out for the people of Zanskar in winters when all other ways are closed due to heavy snow fall at high passes. One should be physically fit to do this trek, along with treeking the photographers can capture some arresting view and it is an obvious venture for nature lover. Trekking Sector: Leh-Chilling-Lingshed-Chilling-Leh. ... See More+
Walking on Frozen River of Zanskar is an ultimate experience for the adventure lovers. The traditional name of the trek is "Chadar Trek" the frozen sheet trek, which was only way in and out for the people of Zanskar in winters when all other ways are closed due to heavy snow fall at high passes.
Day 1Delhi – 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 Hotel in Leh.
Day 2Sightseeing of Hemis, Thiksey and Shey
After breakfast drive for a full day sightseeing with visits to Shey Palace, Thiksey and Hemis monasteries. Overnight Hotel in Leh.
Day 3Full day sightseeing of Phyang, Liker and Alchi
After breakfast proceed for a full day sightseeing with visits to Phyang, Liker and Alchi monasteries. Overnight Hotel in Leh.
Day 4Leh - Chiling - Tilatdo to Shingra gongma (3200m) 3-hrs drive (Taxi/Bus) & 3 hrs Walk
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 5Trek Shingra-gongma to Deepyokma (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 6Deepyokma to Nyrakpulu (3400m) 5-6 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 7Nyarakpulu – Lingshed (3800m) 6-7 hrs
Walk on Chadar / Frozen sheet for 1-2hrs & then another 5hrs steep walk up to Lingshed Village. All your tiredness will vanish after spending the night at Lingshed village Home stays where local heating is available. Overnight Homestay.
Day 8Lingshed Full day rest
Spend the day exploring Lingshed Village, its Monastery & a school for the monks. Lingshed is connected with other parts of Ladakh only through trek routes therefore in winters hardly any tourists visits this place. Overnight Homestay.
Day 9Lingshed – Nyarakpulu 6-7 hrs
Walk back through the same steep path for 4-5hrs & then walk on the frozen sheet for another 1-2hrs till you reach Nyarakpulu. Overnight Camp
Day 10Nyarakpulu - Deepyokma (3300m) 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 11Trek Deepyokma – Tilatdo to Chilling to Leh (3200m) 6hrs walk & 3 hrs drive.
Trek from Deepyokma to Shingra gongma to Chiling via Tilatdo. From Chiling you will be driven to Leh in a Jeep. Overnight in a Hotel.
Day 12Leh - Delhi
In the morning transfer to the airport from where you’ll board the flight to Delhi.
• Transportation by Innova/Scorpio & Tempo Traveller.
• All accommodation in Guest House on Twin Sharing basis with all meals @Leh.
• Two Men tent and Kitchen with all meals @ Trekking.
• Dinning Tents will be provided above 03 Pax.
• Kitchen equipments.
• Table and Mattresses.
• Cook, helper,Guide & Potter
• Monument entrances and camping charges.
• Environmental Fee,Adventure Rescue Fee,ALTOA fee & Medical Check up fees
• Gum Boots
• Sleeping Bags
• Trekking shoes and clothing.
• Any Flight Ticket.
• Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
• Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices Included”.
• Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
• Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)
• Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
• 50% Advance to confirm the reservation.
• Balance amount to be deposited 15 Days before tour departure.
• 30% Cancellation before 15 Days of tour Departure, within amount will be charged.
• Full Confirmation of Hotels will be provided only on full payment.
• Vehicles provided as per tour plan (Point to Point Basis)
• Any services initialized are non refundable and any expenses due to change in the program due to health or road blockage will be charged extra.
• Prices valid from 01 January 2022 to 28 February 2022.
• Cultural Program Rs. 7000 per program.
• Potters Rs 1500 Per Day Per Potter.
• 1 Liter Package Water Bottle: INR 30 per Bottle.
• Oxygen Cylinder Rs. 500-700 per day in Leh.
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