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Winter (Chadar) Trek Zanskar


The alternative to get by zanskar during harsh winters, when all passed get blocked owing to heavy snowfall, when river is frozen to sheet of ice from zanskar to ladakh, the peoples use this route to reach leh is called CHADAR (KHANDOMA SANGLAM) Dakini path: colder the winter, better the chadar. The trekking is very exceptional trip and adventure interns of advent with altitude. Harsh, water fall, snow fall, ice wall, mountain gorges, shelter in primitive caves. Local house shelter under river hot spring, wild life in this part of land the chadar trekking is subject to freezing of river zanskar.


Day 01: Delhi

Departure on arrival transfer to hotel overnight in Hotel.

Day 02: Delhi - leh

On the transfer from airport to Hotel in leh. Rest of the day complete rest of acclimatization.

Day 03: In leh

Visit of monasteries around leh. SHEY, THIKSAY, HIMES SPITUK, over night Hotel.

Day 04: Leh - Chilling

Morning after breakfast. Drive to chilling in taxi on the way visit of Phayang gonpa and offer prayer to start with visit of chilling famous for traditional handicraft. We will meet here our local porters and kitchen staff to make sure all things in order. Over night Hotel.

Day 05: Trekking chilling - Darbau

On this day here we start our chadar trekking tour, virtually after breakfast start walking with day pack. Lunch stop overat tilat sumdo, the comfluence of chharap river. After the lunch walk till to camp. where parties have already busy with salting up of the camp near the small cave,this day you will experience we the different of the chard trek and the normal trek. Over night campsite.

Day 06: Trekking Darbau - Tip yokma

Today we will come across a watewrfall called chhumchar, coming out of rock. Here we assemble for lunch stop over may see wildlife in herd of groups. Here we will camp in a natural cave. Which can be accommodation more then 40 peoples, the biggest one on way in chadar caves. Over night Campsite.

Day 07: Trekking Tip yokma - Nyrak Pollu.

Today we comes across a juniper tree before Nyrak villages. And yulchung nalla. After short walk from juniper tree one most beautiful ice fall which is quite picturesque. In this area we see nyrak villages upper top of camp and across bridge. Which made local wood over night camp Nyrak pullo.

Day 08: Trekking Nyrak pollu - lingshe.

Morning after the breakfast walk along zanskar river till lingshedsumdo. from lingshed sumdo we leave zanskar river chadar ice route enter in the lingshed Nalla, lunch stop and walk till lingshed villages from the villages very nice view of gonpa. Which is famous in the area for panting as well. Over night in the local family house.

Day 09: Trekking lingshed - Hamlung.

Morning after the break fast visit the monasteries at the top of the villages. And we walk base down to the river bank side, lingshed do keep continue on the chadar trek. Here lunch near lingshed sumdo over night camp on sand beach at Hamlung.

Day 10: Trekking Hamlung - Hanamil village.

Today we come across a under river spring, which is supposed to be one in heddle in chadar trek. here the river appeases some time . then one has to take. Peoples ask whether there the ice some time softer its hold and water appear on the ice over night in local family house. The first villages zanskar on the chadar trek route.

Day 11: Trekking Hanamil - Pishu.

We are in zanskar valley now further here we either take the land route or the river route. The area remain mostly remain cover with heavey snow so take the guided route only. Explore the villages. Over night family local house.

Day 12: Trekking Pishu - Karsha.

Morning after breakfastproceed towards karsha in the left. We will see Zangla palace and villages where royal family still resident and we pass small villages Rinam, stop for lunch on arrival at Karsha we explore the area, as we are in the main town and on the other side of the river we can see padum two two night in local house in Karsha.

Day 13: Karsha monastery

Morning after the break fast visit the Karsha monestries and after noon free for personal activities. Evening local culture show for groups.

Day 14: Trekking Karsha - Tongday

This is the day of return journey we proceed towards via pipiting guru visit, after lunch trek to tongday. Over night in local family house, there we can visit tongday gonpa.

Day 15: Trekking Tongday - Zangla village.

This is the day we will see the traditional Royal palace and visit a village and visit local traditional House where chang will be served over night local house.

Day 16: Trekking Zangla – Tsarakdo.

This day we will be again in chadar after Pidmo village. On the chadar trek return journey till chilling by the some route skipping as we are trekking down words it will hers time to get campsite.

Day 17: Trekking Tsarakdo - Nyrak pullo.

Over night campsite.

Day 18: Trekking Nyrak pullo - Padartsomo

Over night camp site.

Day 19: Trekking Padartsomo - Tilat sumdo.

Over night campsite.

Day 20: Tilat sumdo - Chilling

Same day afternoon drive to leh town.

Day 21: Leh

Free day for lesure.

Day 22: Leh – Delhi

Transfer to Delhi. and freeday for leasure.

Day 23: Departure

Departure transfer to international Airport .


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