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8N/9D Chadar Trek

5/5
 (5 Ratings)

17,989
Closed for the Season

Pumped Adventure
Family Adventure, Solo Adventure
24 hrs confirmation
Expert Instructor
Camp
Meals

Overview

Once-in-a-lifetime experience of walking on a frozen Lake. The Chadar trek is one of the most difficult, exciting, and worthy trek with the thrill of walking on crystal clear Ice. It is an 8-day trek and one of the longest treks with a distance of 52 km. It takes place in the coldest months of the year, January to February. Experience the exotic vistas of frozen waterfalls get a glance at the tough yet homely culture of Zanskar villages and get mesmerized by the unmatched beauty of snow-capped mountains, frozen waterfalls, and the great Zanskar lake frozen still in time.

  • Witness the beauty of Ladakh, the monasteries, the mountains all wrapped in the cold embrace of snow in freezing temperature.
  • Get a once in a lifetime experience of walking on a thick ice sheet over the frozen Zanskar lake.
  • Explore the untouched, secluded villages of Naerak.
  • Witness the most jaw-dropping and stunning view of the largest frozen waterfall, Naerak.
  • Experience walking and falling on the ice and surviving through the cold nights of Ladakh.

  • Begin your Chadar trek by arriving in Leh. If you are arriving by road, it is advisable to keep enough warm clothes as there will be a significant altitude drop. After reaching Leh, head to your pre-booked stay.  overnight stay at the guest house.

 

 

  • Wake up to a chilly morning and enjoy some delicious breakfast. Today you will be exploring Leh on foot as it is very important for acclimatization of your body to a higher altitude. Take a stroll through the market or visit the Shanti Stupa. Spend the rest of your day leisurely and head to bed early.

 

Meals – Only Breakfast 

  • On the third day of your Chadar Trek, you will be undertaking a Preliminary Medical Checkup near the ALTOA office at Leh Market. Once deemed fit, you will get a green signal to go ahead with the trek from tomorrow.

 

Meals – Only Breakfast 

  • Embark on your trek from Leh to Guru Dho, your first camp. The trail offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. Settle into the campsite, enjoy a warm meal, and rest to prepare for the next day’s journey.

  • Continue your trek to Shingra Yokma, the second camp. The route may present varying terrains and altitudes, providing a diverse and enriching experience. Arrive at the campsite, relax, and soak in the beauty of the wilderness.

  • Today’s trek leads you to Tsomo, your third camp. Traverse through picturesque landscapes and savor the tranquility of the mountains. The campsite at Tsomo offers a serene environment, allowing you to connect with nature.

  • Embark on the return journey towards Shingra Yokma. This day allows you to retrace your steps, providing different perspectives of the landscape. Arrive at Shingra Yokma and spend the night surrounded by the beauty of the mountains.

  • Continue your descent from Shingra Yokma to Guru Dho and eventually back to Leh. This marks the completion of your trek. Celebrate the accomplishment and reflect on the incredible journey amidst the Himalayan peaks.

  • Today is the last day of your Chadar trek, after having breakfast, pack your bags and bid farewell to your new friends, gather all your memories within your heart and start your return journey back home.
  • Accommodation – Stay in a hotel/ guesthouse from Day 1 to Day 3 and Day 8
  • Stay in tents during the trek
  • Breakfast in Leh on Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 and Day 9
  • Vegetarian Meals On The Trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) Starting On Day 4 Packed Lunch To Day 8 Breakfast.
  • Expert Mountaineering Guide
  • Qualified and Experienced Trek Leader, Guide And Support Staff To Help Trekkers
  • Skilled Local Staff
  • Transport From Leh To Trekking Point On Day 4 And Trekking Point To Leh On Day 8
  • Stay In Alpine/Dome Tents On Triple Sharing Basis On Day 4, Day 5, Day 6 And Day 7
  • Common Kitchen/ Dining/ Toilet Tents
  • Cooks/Helper And Other Requisite Staff
  • First Aid & Oxygen Cylinder
  • Sleeping Bag/ Mattresses
  • As per the Ladakh Tour operator association - Wildlife department permits, Adventure Insurance and Medical Checkup fees i.e. INR 8,500 will have to be paid by the participant on-ground to the local association.
  • Clearing the Medical fitness check done by Ladakh tour operators association in Leh is mandatory to continue on the trek , Any additional expensed incurred if the medical check is not cleared will have to be borne by the participant.
  • This trek covers locations based on high altitude and not recommended for people with asthma or other breathing concerns. This trek requires prior trekking experience.
  • This trek is not recommended for beginners and requires prior experience of trekking.
  • Keeping your safety first, if the weather is poor, or the Chadar is not frozen, the tour operator will suggest the best alternative possible. It is likely to happen that there will be a change in the itinerary.
  • Please carry an ID proof and passport size photo (PAN card will not be considered as a valid address proof).
  • Kindly read all sections in attachment to know more about the trip.
  • Kindly pay full attention to the briefing provided and follow all guidelines as recommended.
  • Trekking is to immerse oneself in nature, so please expect basic facilities.
  • Electricity will not be available after Leh.
  • Package includes vegetarian meals only.
  • Airport pickup & drop are not included in the cost.
  • Vendor details will be shared post booking. Please co-ordinate with vendor on reporting time & location.

Starting Point

Leh Airport

Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport – Leh Airport

Directions

Ending Point

Leh Airport

Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport – Leh Airport

Directions

  • We will confirm your booking within 24 hours.
  • In case of non-availability for the date, our team will get in touch with you to work out best possible dates. Kindly bear with us as this industry does not work with real-time inventory view from vendor partners. 
  • If you wish to cancel before receiving a confirmation, you will receive 100% refund. 

  • Full Refund- If cancelled before 7 days. 
  • No Refund- If cancelled by the customer in less than 7 days.
  • If participants are unable to or refuse to go through with the experience at site, no refund will be applicable.

 

  • 100% at the time of booking. 

Rescheduling is subject to availability.

Once the cancellation window ends, rescheduling cannot be done.

Each booking allows for a maximum of two rescheduling opportunities. After which, no further changes can be made to the booking.

Any price differences resulting from rescheduling, such as changes in seasonal rates or availability, will be applicable and will be communicated to the customer during the rescheduling process.

In the event that a customer requests a rescheduling but fails to attend the newly scheduled appointment, it will be considered a missed appointment, and our standard cancellation policy will apply

  • The season for Chadar Trek arrives in January and ends in the first week of February.

 

  • The starting point for this trek is Leh. You can reach Leh by air or by road.  

    

  • The highest altitude of Chadar trek is 11,400 ft above sea level.  

 

Only Veg meals will be provided on the trek as per below mentioned itinerary –

  • Day 1 – Dinner only
  • Day 2 & 3 – All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Day 4 – Breakfast only.

  • Please read the “What to carry” section on the product details page.  

Only Veg meals will be provided on the trek as per below mentioned itinerary –

  • Day 1 – No Meals
  • Day 2 to Day 4 – Only Breakfast
  • Day 4 to Day 8 – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 9 – Only Breakfast

  • The difficulty level for this trek is difficult. The highest altitude is 11,400 ft. The total distance covered is 105 kms. This is a physically draining trek and is not recommended for beginners. A prior experience of high altitude of atleast 13000 ft is required to participate. Participants with any heart condition, Asthma or Blood pressure are not recommended to go for this trek.  The trekker must be physically fit and should be able to carry 15-20 kgs of weight. This trek is done in the peak winter season and will require good resistance to extreme cold weather.  

 

  • This is a Difficult trek, morning jogs and running 30 days before the trip will be helpful during the trek. If you are an experienced trekker, then only you can go for this trek. One should have the strength to carry 12-15 kgs of weight in backpack and be able to walk at higher altitude in minus 30-degree temperature.  
  • To gain stamina, you can try Cardio and running along with stretching every day to strengthen your muscles and work on your flexibility. Since it is a physically endearing trek, strength training will also help along with HIIT workouts. 

  • The Chadar trek is operational for only a month and while you are on the trek, it is possible that you are unable to reach the next campsite as the weather keeps on changing at a fast pace and the Chadar may get broken in the middle. In such cases, there may be a delay in completing the trek and you are advised to keep a buffer of 2-3 days. Also, any cost incurred due to extreme weather conditions will be borne by the traveler. In case the trek is cancelled while you are on the trip, the tour operator will suggest the best alternative possible.  

  • The total trek distance is 62 kms to be covered in 8 days.  

 

  • In case you are sick and not able to complete the trek, you will be sent down to the base camp depending on the circumstances. Kindly note that a refund or reschedule for the same is not applicable. Any extra expenses incurred during this transfer will be borne by the traveler.

  • Full Refund- If cancelled before 7 days before scheduled departure. 
  • No Refund- If cancelled by the customer in less than 7 days before scheduled departure. 
  • If participants are unable to or refuse to go through with the experience at site, no refund will be applicable.

 

  • The payment policy is 100% at the time of booking. 

  • Refunds are subjected to the cancellation policies. All refunds will be processed in 10 business days to the source account. 

  • In case of extreme bad weather, government restriction or political disturbance, if any activity is cancelled, then the operator will suggest the best possible alternative. However, a cash refund is not applicable. In case of a change in itinerary due to weather, any additional expenses will be borne by the traveler. 

  • In case of any query/complaint you can contact us.

Reviews

5 / 5

Total 5 Ratings

Total 5 Ratings

Nitin Pai

It was amazing. guide was good and services were nice.

Nidhi Pandey

5

So, it was my first time solo! I was lucky enough to book the Chadar Trek with AdventuRush! They provided good stay arrangements, good food, with good people (group)! The trek with them was amazing and created moments to cherish forever.

Swati Karoor

5

We had booked Chadar Trek through AdventuRush in the month of January. It was a wonderful trip, AdventuRush made sure that everything was taken care of. They gave us very good stay arrangements with amazing food. The Guide was always with us throughout the trek giving priority to our safety. I would like to thank the entire team of AdventuRush for their hospitality and taking care of us throughout the journey.

Jasbir Singh

5

I have done Chadar Trek with AdventuRush. I had very good time and enjoyed lot. Lovely professional and hardworking team. Guide Tashi was outstanding. Specially thanks to AdventuRush for giving us this lovely memorable trip.

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