Short Itinerary of Chadar Trek 2021:
Day 1: Arrival in Leh (3500 m) – Altitude 11,400 ft. Stay in Guest House
Day 2: Acclimatization Walk in Leh- Altitude 11,400 ft. Stay in Guest House
Day 3: Getting a medical check-up at SNM Hospital- Altitude 11,400 ft. Stay in Guest House
Day 4: Lower Shingra and Somo Paldar – 11,400 to 10,390 ft. – Drive 75 km | 08 Kms Trek | Stay in a tent
Day 5: Trek to Dib Cave/Tibb -10,550 – 10,760 ft. – Trek 15 KMs – Stay in a tent
Day 6: Dib Cave/Tibb to Camp at Naerak – 10,760 – 11,150 ft. – Trek 12.5 KMs – Stay in a tent
Day 7: Naerak to Tibb/Gaylpo- 11,150 – 10,760 ft. – Trek 14.5 KMs – Stay in a tent
Day 8: Tibb to Shingra Koma & Back To Leh- 10,390 to 11,400 ft. – Drive 75 km | 08.5 Kms Trek | Stay in Guest House
Day 9: Departure from Leh
“Chadar Trek” refers to the sheet of ice that forms over the Zanskar river as it transforms itself from a rapidly flowing river into a white blanket of ice during winter. It becomes a frozen spectacle of glass ice ranging from a bluish tinge to golden yellow that is seen during the few hours that sunlight reaches directly into the gorge to the milky whitish on a moonlit night – as said a trekking journey like no other.
Chadar trek connects villages in the Zanskar valley (deep in the mountains) with Chilling (on the road to Leh) along the frozen Zanskar River. This route has been used for centuries for trade and transportation and is most reliable in February when the ice is most stable.
Highlights For Chadar Trek 2021:
- 4 Nights at Leh and 4 Nights at Trek
- Leh Airport pick-up & drop @ Rs.1000/- per vehicle
- Option for additional nights in Leh & Ladakh sightseeing