Chadar - The Frozen River Trek

  •  Delhi
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19500/- 9D/8N


During the winter ,Ladakh, is isolated from the whole country due to heavy snowfall. The only way to Ladakh is by air from Delhi. In winter the temperature goes down to 30 below zero and the mighty Zanskar river freezes.

This seven to eight day trek from Chilling to Naerak over the Zanskar is both challenging as well as an unforgettable experience. The landscape acquires a pristine grandeur in winter as the trail enters into the gorge of the Zanskar.

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  • Walk over the frozen river
  • Experience the temperature upto -42 degrees
  • Camp in Zanskar valley under the sheet of stars

Stay: Hotels at base location and camping on the trek

Meals: All packed meals on the way

Activities: Camping, Campfire, Trekking

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  • Arrival at Leh

    Arrive at Leh and check into a hotel. Leh is a high altitude desert and it takes at least a day to acclimatise to these conditions.So rest in your hotel room and in the evening roam around Leh market. Leh is a culturally rich place. There are dozens of monasteries and ancient temples that you can go around. Overnight stay in Leh.
  • Trek to Tilad Do Camp

    Post breakfast we will drive to Chilling from where we will start our Chadar Trek. The drive to Chilling – the starting point of Chadar trek is an adventurous drive. The ride is along the river Indus via village Nimu the place which is the confluence of the river Indus and the Zanskar. To reach camp one needs to cross the frozen Zanskar.
  • Trek to Gyalpo Camp

    After morning stretching exercises and breakfast our instructors will brief you on how to trek on the Chadar Trek. The Frozen Zanskar is hard as rock and slippery in the winter and trekking on this river can be quite challenging. We will stop for lunch prepared by our staff on the Zanskar which is an experience in itself. After passing Shingra Koma, you reach the camp-site for the day at Gyalpo, where tents have already been pitched by the porters.
  • Trek to Dib Cave

    Today we will start our trek after a nutritious breakfast.Today’s stretch of the Chadar Trek is around 14 km. Our destination for the day is Dib Cave. Dib Cave is big cave which provides shelter. We welcome you to the cave with a hot cup of ladakhi butter tea. Overnight stay at Dib Cave.
  • Trek to Naerak Camp

    Today we trek over deep gorges under the frozen Zanskar. You can hear the sound of water flowing beneath it. After trekking for a few hours we reach a huge waterfall. An old, dilapidated bridge on the river, which villagers claim to be more than 1,000 years old, marks Naerak.
  • Trek to Dib Cave

    Naerak to Dibb: The same way back? Well technically ,yes. In fact the Chadar changes by the minute, and the colors and perspectives all change. Overnight stay in Dib Cave.
  • Trek to Gyalpo

    We continue walking in the gorge, which is inaccessible in any other season and we come across some stunning frozen waterfalls.
  • Tilad Do to Leh

    At the end of an outstanding frozen river Chadar trek through the Himalayas, you are back to Leh. Overnight stay in Leh.
  • Back to base

    This is the end of this trekking expedition and you can fly back with memories of this great adventure.
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  • The price of the trek is 21500 per person, but we are giving you a cashback of INR 2000


  • Accommodation during Trek(Camping) and 2 day stay at Leh in Guest house as per itinerary on sharing basis.
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.
  • Transport from Leh and Return as per Itinerary


  • Wildlife Fee if any (There is no fee currently) and ALTOA Fee
  • Mineral Water & any kind of beverages, and Meals in Leh
  • Medical expenses (apart from first aid) and insurance of any kind.
  • Airport Transfers
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay / cancellation / hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities or any emergency evacuation expenses.

Other Important Information

  • Things to carry: Poncho, Rain Coat or Umbrella, Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs), Floaters or Sandals, Trekking Shoes, 2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants, 3 Pair of Socks, 2 pairs of woolen socks, 2 Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket, One down feather Jack

Cancellation policy

  • 50% Refund if cancelled 20 days before the trip start date.
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Renok Adventures

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