Chadar Trek: Himalayan Winter Adventure

26 Jan – 03 Feb

Quick Overview

Welcome to the ultimate Himalayan winter expedition!

In this 9-day unique journey, you’ll brave extreme cold temperatures (around -25 to -30 deg.C) and walk on a frozen veil of ice over the Zanskar River, a path locals often refer to as Chadar! One that mirrors the vastness of the mountains, the azure sky above, the calmness, the silence and the overwhelming awe surrounding Ladakh’s remotest region.

With highly experienced local guides and a crew as adventurous as you, get ready to conquer yourself during this exhilarating trek deep into the frozen wilderness, a game of shadows that tests your mind and body, as you trudge under the gaze of towering gorges, past rivers and through the incredible Zanskar Canyon.

The Chadar Trek is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, a 9-day ticket to breaking away from life’s monotony and chaos, redefining your limits and finding a new you amidst nature’s greatest and wildest creations.
Trip Dates: 26 Jan - 03 Feb
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Availability: Yes, 3 spots left
Category: Mixed Groups Adventure Trips

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Trip Highlight

Meet the real heroes who make this trip every year

The locals of Zanskar do this trek not once, but many times during the winter season! They walk the Chadar multiple times to help us with porterage, their only source of income during the harsh winters. Watch this inspiring video on the Chadar, the frozen world and the Zanskari porters. Video Credits: Akshat Jain

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If you’re someone who is looking for a great and safe experience with a highly experienced and reliable team, then this journey is for you. Carefully crafted with Adventure Sinbad (a leading expert in organizing treks across India and in the Himalayas). Here’s how we do it differently:

  • Group Size: Our groups are small, limited to 10-12 members only. 
  • Experienced Ground Team: We’ve a qualified Trip Leader and we’re one of the few partnering with the local Zanskari Guides and Porters (we even have a Kitchen Team). Plus, we have 3-4 walking guides accompanying the group.
  • Porterage: You can hand over a 15 Kg backpack/duffel bag for carrying throughout the trek, which becomes crucial when you’re going on a challenging winter expedition. 
  • Tents: We provide everything for you : Guest Tents( 2 in each tent), Kitchen Tent, Dining Tent and Toilet Tents 
  • Food: just because we’re braving a harsh winter doesn’t mean we compromise on food. You’ll enjoy great food, with 5 course meals throughout the trek. 
  • Safety: We don’t compromise on quality gear and we’re prepared for all emergencies. A comprehensive First Aid Kit will be carried along. Extra men will be on crew to help in case of any setbacks. 
You’ll be staying for 4 nights at a hotel in Leh and camp for 4 nights in comfortable, well-equipped tents during the trek.
All Meals on the trip starting from breakfast on Day 1 and ending with breakfast on Day 9
Road Transportation: All Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Airport Transfers and Sightseeing Transportation
Transfers to and from Trek start/end Points
Experienced Trek Crew: Qualified Trip Leader, Local Guide, Cook, Kitchen Helpers and Porters
Porterage: 15 Kg/person. 1 porter between 2 trekkers
Permits and Taxes
ALTOA Fee and wildlife permits
Personal equipment and sleeping bags
Airfares to and out of Leh
Any additional transport or activities apart from the trip itinerary
Travel Insurance
5% GST
Expenses rising through unforeseen conditions like bad weather, natural calamities, flight cancellations, etc
Rescue and evacuation services
Expenses of any personal nature like phone calls, drinks, cigarettes, souvenirs, laundry, etc.
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Trip Inclusions (26 Jan 2019 ‐ 03 Feb 2019)

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Day 1: Welcome To Leh + Rest and drink plenty of water
Day 2: Rest day & acclimatization + Free time to explore Leh's iconic sights + Last-minute shopping for the trek
Day 3 : Chadar Trek Begins + Your first walk on the frozen river (2 hours) + Practise the penguin gait + Reach Shingrak Gongma campsite
Day 4: Dib Yongma Hike : The Complete Chadar Experience + Camp on the banks of the frozen river
Day 5: Frozen Waterfall + Trek to Nyerak Village + Enjoy the campsite's spectacular vantage point (sunrise, sunset and stargazing) 
Day 6: Return trek: Push yourself to Tsomo Campsite + Enjoy calm and 'me-time'
Day 7: Trek to Shingrak Yongma (roadhead) + Back To Leh + Enjoy the warmth and coziness of your hotel rooms
Day 8: Buffer Day (Note: if no major exigencies are faced, this is an extra day to enjoy in Leh)
Day 9: Time to head home
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