Chadar Trek

WeRamblers
INR18500
  • 9 days
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  • Tough
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  • Hilly
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The Chadar frozen river trek is an extremely popular trek. It is easy to see why. Travel magazines worldwide show incredible pictures of Buddhist monks walking bare feet on the frozen river. The Discovery and the National Geographic channels have both made films on the Chadar trek. Anyone who returns from the Chadar trek adds to the aura around it by talking about the conditions in a revering way.


Description

It is a 9 day trek in freezing conditions. It is a trek over a frozen Zanskar river in Ladakh. Average mean temperature during the day is minus 10. In the night, temperatures fall to minus 20 and 25. Ice forms, breaks and changes color on the river every few hours. At places the Chadar (or ice) does not form over the river. Trekkers then have to forge a new trail climbing over snow covered embankments to descend to a spot on the river where the ice is more stable.

Departures in 2016 :

16 January, 2016,

30 January, 2016

5 February, 2016.

List of Essential items for Chadar Trek 2016**

Backpack (Min 60 Ltrs) with Rain Cover

Trekking Shoes. (Quechua Forclaz 500 M Wenge Men Hiking Boots (43))

Gum boots

4 Pairs of Full sleeve shirts/T-Shirt and Track Pants (1 should be waterproof/windproof)

4 Pair of cotton socks. 3 pairs of wollen socks.

2 Full Sleeve Sweater (Quechua Forclaz 50 Fleece, Men’s Large (Black))

One Heavy Down Jacket (Quechua Warm Down Ski Jacket, XXL (Black)

Thermal Inners -2 Pair

2 pair water proof hand gloves

2 Pair woollen Gloves

Sun Cap

One Scarf

Light towel

Lip Balm

Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)

Water Bottle 1 Lt

Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries

Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper

Personal Medicine Kit

Dark Sunglasses (U/V protected)

Walking Stick (At least one)

People who were spectacles- Should avoid contact lenses and use use photo chromatic glasses instead


Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Fly to Leh. Stay overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 2

    Drive to Chilling (3 hours), and trek to Tilat Sumdo (1-2 hours): overnight in Tent.

  • Day 3

    Tilat Sumdo to Shingra Koma(6-7 hours): overnight in Tent

  • Day 4

    Shingra Koma to Tibb( 7- 8 hours): overnight in Tent.

  • Day 5

    Tibb to Nerak (7 hours): overnight in Tent.

  • Day 6

    Nerak to Tibb

  • Day 7

    Tibb to Shingra Koma

  • Day 8

    Shingra Koma to Tilat Sumdo and drive back to Leh: overnight in Hotel

  • Day 9

    Departure


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