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8N/9D Chadar Trek

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Couple / Group, Solo
24 hrs confirmation
Expert Instructor


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 a 8-day trek and one of the longest treks with a distance of 52 kms. It takes place in the coldest months of the year, January to February. Experience the exotic vistas of frozen waterfall and get a glance of 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. Have dinner and an 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.

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.

Begin your trek day with a hearty breakfast in the morning and enjoy a 75 kms drive to
Shingra Koma. Witness the curvy bends of the road surrounding high mountains as you
cross the small villages. After reaching, carry your luggage and start trekking towards Somo
Paldar Campsite. This will be your first experience of walking on the frozen Zanskar of this
trek. Take slow steps and use your walking stick to check the steadiness of the ice. You may
slip in the initial stages so walk carefully. The trek distance is 3 kms and it will take you 2.5
hours to reach at the campsite. Get freshened up, relax for a while and head to bed after

Start your day with a hot cup of tea and breakfast. Today you will be witnessing the raw
beauty of Zanskar in all its elements of Ravines and Gorges. Get mesmerized by the stunning
views of frozen waterfall. Yes, you read it right, a waterfall, frozen in time. Take a halt and
have lunch on your way. Keep walking till you see dry sand on the trail, wherein your tents
will be pitched at Dib Cave. Enjoy an overnight stay in the cold embrace of Zanskar.

Today is the day that will become a fond memory of this trek as you will get to witness a
magical view of the largest frozen waterfall. The trail leading to the waterfall is marked with
praying flags on the trees along the way. Naerak waterfall involves very interesting folklore
relating its origin from the Kailasha Parvata. Let the locals tell you about this mystic yet
beautiful waterfall. Take a halt for pictures at the Bridge situated near the waterfall and
head to the village of Naerak to have a glimpse of the Zanskari lifestyle. Have an overnight
stay at the village campsite followed by dinner.

After having breakfast at the village campsite, you will start descending to Tibb Cave. It is
also used for estranged trekkers for a covered night stay to prevent them from freezing. This
serene piece of nature offers ecstatic views of sun-kissed mountains. After reaching Tibb
Cave, pitch your tents and have an overnight stay.

Get up in the morning and bid goodbye to the surreal Tibb Cave. Today, after breakfast, you
will trek back to Shingra Koma via Gyalpo. This trail offers an exciting chance to cross
through the homes of some mountain wild animals like Snow Leopards, Ibex and Foxes, you
may spot a leopard if you are lucky enough. After reaching Shingra Koma, you will be
transferred to Leh in a shared vehicle. After arriving at the hotel, check-in and relax for the
day. Overnight stay at the hotel.

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.

Select Options
  • Accommodation – Stay in a hotel/ guesthouse from Day 1 to Day 3 & Day 8
  • Stay in tents during the trek
  • Breakfast in Leh on Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 & Day 9
  • All meals during the trek
  • Expert Mountaineering Guide
  • Qualified & Experienced Trek Leader, Guide And Support Staff To Help Trekkers
  • Skilled Local Staff Who Has Ample Knowledge Of The Route
  • Transport From Leh To Trekking Point On Day 4 And Trekking Point To Leh On Day 8
  • Vegetarian Meals On The Trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) Starting On Day 4 Packed Lunch To Day 8 Breakfast.
  • Hot Water In Buckets Shall Be Provided twice a day on Request While Staying In Guest House In Leh
  • Stay In Alpine/Dome Tents On Triple Sharing Basis On Day 4, Day 5, Day 6 And Day 7
  • Common Kitchen/Dining/Toilet Tents Will Be Used During The Trek
  • Cooks/Helper And Other Requisite Staff.
  • First Aid & Oxygen Cylinder
  • Sleeping bag/ Mattresses
  • Kitchen & dining tent
  • Utensils
  • 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.
  • Age limit 18+. 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


Ending Point

Leh Airport

Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport – Leh Airport


  • 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 customer 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 

  • 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.  


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

  • 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 customer 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. 

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