Walking on Frozen River of Zanskar is an ultimate experience for the adventure lovers. The traditional name of the trek is "Chadar Trek" the frozen sheet trek, which was only way in and out for the people of Zanskar in winters when all other ways are closed due to heavy snow fall at high passes. Mid January to the end Of February. ... See More+
Walking on Frozen River of Zanskar is an ultimate experience for the adventure lovers. The traditional name of the trek is "Chadar Trek" the frozen sheet trek, which was only way in and out for the people of Zanskar in winters when all other ways are closed due to heavy snow fall at high passes.
Day 1Delhi - Leh
Arrive at Leh airport, to be received by our representative & transferred to the Hotel. Spend rest of the day in the hotel as you need to acclimatize well to the high altitude. Overnight Hotel.
Day 2Sightseeing around Leh
After breakfast proceed for the sightseeing tour of Leh with visits to Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa. Overnight Hotel.
Day 3Leh- Chiling - Tilatdo to Shingra gongma (3200m) 3-hrs drive (Taxi/Bus) & 3 hrs Walk
In the morning after breakfast drive towards Nimoo where the confluence of river Zanskar and Indus is located, from there take left and drive along the Zanskar River till you reach Sumdado. At Chiling after Lunch visit the White Copper artists famous for their handmade works. After lunch drive Shingra Yokma from where the Trek will start till you reach Shingra-gongma ( 1 ½ hrs). Today is the day you will actually start walking on the frozen river, you will pitch your camp at the bank of Zanskar River. As the dusk ascent the coldness will arise too, your sleeping bag and the warm water will keep you warm. Spend your night in the tent.
Day 4Trek Shingra-gongma to Deepyokma (3300m) 5 hrs
In the moring after having your breakfast with a hot cup of tea to beat the freezing weather and energise you for yet another challenging 5 hours trek to Deep. Starting this trek to Deep where you’ll see numbers of caves, and you will also see Tsomo Paldar, naturally flowing spring water. After a day long trek you will set your tent at Deep for your night stay.
Day 5Trek Deepyokma – Nyrak pulu (3400m) 5-6 hrs
Start the trek from Deep, after 4-5 hours of walk you will be reaching Nyarakpulu. After Lunch visit the Big water fall and beautiful village called Nyarak. Reaching this village you will get to know about Zanskar people and its way of life. From there Singee-La will be visible, which is a summer trek.Overnight Camp.
Day 6Trek from Nyrakpulu - Lingshed (3800m) 6-7 hrs
Walk on Chadar / Frozen sheet for 1-2hrs & then another 5hrs steep walk up to Lingshed Village. All your tiredness will vanish after spending the night at Lingshed village Home stays where local heating is available. Overnight Homestay.
Day 7Lingshed Full day rest
Spend the day exploring Lingshed Village, its Monastery & a school for the monks. Lingshed is connected with other parts of Ladakh only through trek routes therefore in winters hardly any tourists visits this place. Overnight Homestay.
Day 8Trek Lingshed - Tsarakdo 7hrs
Start the trek early as today you will have to walk for 7 hrs to reach Tsarakdo. Overnight camp.
Day 9Trek Tsarakdo - Pidmo 5hrs
Trek on the ice trail through the gorge. The gorge ends at Hanamur and the view opens at Pidmo. Overnight camp.
Day 10Trek Pidmo –Zangla 5hrsA short walk on the road will lead you from Pidmo to the village of Zangla. We cross the Chadar by bridge to reach Zangla, where the erstwhile king of Zanskar resides. We will visit the fort and go around the large village. Overnight in Zangla village
Day 11Zangla – Karsha, 3hrs
Morning after breakfast, drive to Stongde village & visit the beautiful Stongdey monastery built on a hill top by Lama Marpa 950 years ago. From the monastery, you will get an amazing and spectacular view of mountains. Overnight camp.
Day 12Karsha full day (3800m)
Spend the day exploring the valley & visiting the Karsha Monastery one of largest monastery in Zanskar, founded by Great Lama Phagspa Shesrab. Overnight camp.
Day 13Karsha – Zangla 3 hrs drive
Today you will be driven to Zangla from Karsha.Overnight camp.
Day 14Zangla to Zanglasumdo 4hrs
Simple walk through the wilderness of deep gorges following the trail beyond the chortens which enters a side gorge. For 5-6km of gorge would be populated with willows after which it opens into a broad valley .Overnight camp
Day 15Zanglasumdo to Chupchak via CharChar-La (4950m) 7hrs
From the camp the trail ascends eastward entering a dry silent valley. Ascending the CharChar La affords view south to the Himalayan range while the ridges and gorges of Zanskar extend to the North as far as eye can reach. Overnight camp.
Day 16Chupchak to Wangchuk chenmo 5hrs
Simple trek through the gorge with lots of tress. Overnight camp.
Day 17Wangchuk chenmo to Kharnak sumdo 6 hrs
Simple walks in the valley will take you to Kharnak sumdo. Overnight camp
Day 18Kharnaksumdo to Rabrang 6hrs
Always walk in the valley. Stiff cliffs called Ngari Ngartsak thang lies on the way. This route opens only in 2nd week of Sept. when the level of water decreases only then the horses can walk. Overnight camp.
Day 19Rabrang to Themkachen crossing Langhru-La (4300m) 6-7hrs
Rabrang to Themkachen crossing Langhru-La (4300m) 6-7hrs,Overnight is in camp.
Day 20Themkachen to Markha 6hrs
Markha village consists approximately of 50 houses & is by far the biggest village in the valley. It has a monastery on a mountain spur at the lower end of the village. Overnight camp.
Day 21Markha to Skiu 7 hrs
Visit Markha monastery in the morning and then start walking towards Sku which which will take about 6-7hrs. Overnight camp.
Day 22Skiu to Chiling to Leh 5hrs
Start the walk from Sku to Chiling. From Chilling you will be driven to Leh by Jeep. Overnight Hotel.
Day 23Rest in Leh
Spend the day at your leisure. Overnight Hotel
Day 24Leh - Delhi
In the morning you will be driven to the airport from where you will board the flight to Delhi.
• Transportation by Innova/Scorpio & Tempo Traveller.
• All accommodation in Guest House on Twin Sharing basis with all meals @Leh.
• Two Men tent and Kitchen with all meals @ Trekking.
• Dinning Tents will be provided above 03 Pax.
• Kitchen equipments.
• Table and Mattresses.
• Cook, helper, Guide & Potter
• Monument entrances and camping charges.
• LAHDC/Wildlife Fees
• Gum Boots
• Sleeping Bags
• Trekking shoes and clothing.
• Any Flight Ticket.
• Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
• Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices Included”.
• Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
• Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)
• Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
• 50% Advance to confirm the reservation.
• Balance amount to be deposited 15 Days before tour departure.
• 30% Cancellation before 15 Days of tour Departure, within amount will be charged.
• Full Confirmation of Hotels will be provided only on full payment.
• Vehicles provided as per tour plan (Point to Point Basis)
• Any services initialized are non refundable and any expenses due to change in the program due to health or road blockage will be charged extra.
• Prices valid from 01 January 2019 to 28 February 2019.
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