Chilling to Lingshed Chadar Trek 2019Walking 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.
Best Period to trek: Mid January to End of February.
Maximum Altitude: 3580m
Minimum Temperature: -40 degrees
Trekking days: 12 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 Hotel 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 Hotel in Leh.
Day 3: Full 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 4: Leh – Chiling - Tilatdo to Shingra gongma (3200m) 3-hrs drive (Taxi/Bus) & 3 hrs Walk.
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. Overnight Camp.
Day 5: 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 6: 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 7: Nyarakpulu – 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 8: Lingshed 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 9: Lingshed – 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 10: Nyarakpulu – Deepyokma (3300m) 5hrs:
Taking the same route back from Nyarakpulu to Tsomopaldar.Overnight camp.
Day 11: Trek Deepyokma – Tilatdo to Chilling to Leh (3200m) 6hrs walk & 3 hrs drive.
Trek back from Tsomopaldar to Shingra gongma & then to Tilatdo. Overnight camp.
Walk for half an hour from Tilatdo to Chilling. From Chiling 5hrs drive by Taxi or Bus to Leh. Reach Leh by evening. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 12: Leh – Delhi:
In the morning transfer to the airport from where you’ll board the flight to Delhi.