Chadar Trek

01 Aug

Chadar Trek


Trip Starting From Leh

Trip Location: Kargil

About the Activity:

  • Ladakh has always captivated visitors with its magical charm and beauty. Be it the picturesque mountain peaks, azure lakes or the challenging trekking trails, this scenic valley is known for all. While during the summers, the region adorns the most vibrant color of nature, during the winters it is embraced with heavy snowfalls that cut off the entire region from the rest of the world.
  • Nestled deep within the whirly passages of the snow-clad mountains, this frozen river also entices thousand of trekkers from different corners of the world. Popularly known as the ‘Chadar Trek’ due to the formation of the thick blanket of the snow, it is considered as one of the challenging as well as tricky treks in the world.
  • When this happens, the only way to continue with the trek is to hike through the snowy rocks and boulders beside the river.

Temperature Range: 15 to 20 degrees (during the day) and -25 to -35 degrees (during the night)


Day 1 

  • Arrival in Ladakh
  • Acclimatization
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 2 

  • Climb to Shanti Stupa
  • Witness the Sunrise
  • Drive to Nimu, a tiny hamlet
  • Trek to Tilt Sumdo ( 1-2 Hours approx.)
  • Reach campsite
  • Overnight stay at camps

Day 3 

  • Tea and Breakfast
  • Trek to Tsomo Paldar
  • Lunch
  • Reach Gyalpo via Shingra Koma
  • Dinner
  • Overnight stay in camps at Gyalpo

Day 4 

  • Breakfast
  • Trek through Zanskar (14km approx.)
  • Reach Dibb
  • Dinner
  • Overnight stay in tents

Day 6 

  • Breakfast
  • Return journey to Dibb Cave
  • Sightseeing
  • Arrival at Dibb
  • Dinner
  • Overnight stay in Tents

Day 7 

  • Breakfast
  • Trek to Shingra Koma
  • Arrival at campsite
  • Dinner
  • Overnight stay in tents

Day 8 

  • Last day of Chadar Trek
  • Drive back to Leh
  • Check-in into the guest house
  • Dinner
  • Overnight stay in the guesthouse

Day 9 

  • Breakfast
  • Departure from the guesthouse
  • Continue with your return journey
  • Experience ends here
  • Stay
  • Camps, Hotel, Guest House


  • Veg


  • Trekking
  • Camping

Other Inclusions

  • Trek equipment’s (Tent, Sleeping bag with Inner, Mattress, Dining Tent, Toilet Tent)
  • First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder
  • Professional Trek Leader, guide and Support staff
  • To and fro transport from Leh hotel

Things To Carry

  • Backpack (Rucksack) (60 ltr -70ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps, supporting frame and back pack rain cover
  • Trekking pole
  • Water Bottle
  • LED Torch & with Extra Batteries
  • 3 pair of synthetic track pants
  • 3 Full sleeve wollen tees with collar
  • Raincoat
  • A full sleeve thick jacket
  • A full sleeve sweater
  • 2 pairs of thermal inners
  • Woolen monkey cap/balaclava that cover the ear
  • Woolen hand gloves + synthetic water proof glove
  • A woolen head-scarf or muffler
  • Trekking Shoes
  • 2 pairs of sports socks
  • 2 pairs of woolen socks
  • Cold cream and sun screen lotion (SPF 40+)
  • LED Torch with extra set of cells
  • Snacks like chocolate bars and dry fruits
  • Sun Glasses it should be U/V Protected
  • Toilet Kit (Toilet Paper) & Quick Dry Towels
  • Water Purifying Tablets
  • Hot water Bag
  • Vicks
  • Crocin
  • Avomine
  • Combiflam
  • Avil 25mg
  • Disprin
  • Norflox
  • Diamox
  • Band aid
  • Digene
  • Gauze cloth
  • Leukoplast
  • Cotton
  • Antiseptic cream like Betadine
  • Pain relieving spray like Volini/Moov
  • Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters – 4-inch width
  • Oral Rehydration Salts like Electral/Enerzal
  • ID proof like driving license, voters ID card, passport
  • 4 Passport size photo
  • Medical certificate from a recognized practicing doctor certifying your fitness for the trek
  • Indemnity certificate


  • It’s always good to plan for an additional day to accommodate any unforeseen conditions like bad weather, broken bridges,
  • flight delays, casualties that may arise.
  • Since you will be trekking in an eco-friendly zone, make sure you do not litter the vicinity and carry your leftovers.
  • Flowy and frilly clothing might hinder your movement. It is better to avoid such type of clothing.
  • Do not rely on sports or casual shoes as they might compromise grip on the snowy surface.
  • Trekking during the nights is extremely dangerous and might lead to unwanted circumstances.
  • It is advisable to consult an expert trekker before backpacking as a heavy backpack might slow down your trekking speed.
  • While visiting the monasteries and other religious sites, abide by the instructions and guidelines laid by the authorities.
  • Try not to interrupt or disturb the locals during the trek or other times.
  • Never compromise with the quality of drinking water; ensure that the water is properly boiled and purified.
  • Avoid heavy meals during the trek as it leads to tiredness.
  • Abide by the instructions given by the trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking.
  • Always take a note of the weather reports and avoid getting caught in any sort of natural ravages.
  • Avoid:
  • Denim or jeans clothing
  • Soda and alcoholic beverages
  • Plastics of all kind
  • Tobacco

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In the case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be canceled and in such cases, the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However, no refund will be provided for the same.

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