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Chadar Trek Frozen River

Enjoy the Frozen Wonderland With Chadar Trek In Ladakh

Do you want to enjoy the fascinating world of Chadar Trek? Join us on the enthralling journey into the center of Ladakh’s wintery paradise. When you set out on this exciting journey, get ready to be mesmerized by the awesome scenery that appears before you. Daring people are invited to take on the challenge of the Chadar Trek, which is well-known for its frozen river trail, and experience the mysterious beauty of Ladakh’s freezing wildness.

Ladakh is hidden away in the magnificent Himalayas and is transformed into a brilliant white canvas in the winter, complete with shimmering ice carvings and towering snow-capped peaks. The Chadar Trek gets its name from the thick coating of ice that covers the Zanskar River, transforming it into a breathtaking frozen roadway. 

This Chadar Trek Tour is more than just completing a difficult trek. It’s an adventure into a strange world where time appears to stop and the quiet of the snow-covered surroundings reflects the tranquillity of the Himalayas. Chadar Trekking is an unforgettable experience that offers a unique blend of adventure, culture, and natural magnificence with every step you take on the frozen river.

So, get ready for an amazing Chadar trekking journey as we extend an invitation to you to see Ladakh’s Frozen Wonderland with Chadar Trek.

Why is Frozen River Chadar Trek a Must-Do?

There are several reasons why the Chadar Trekking is an absolute must-do:

Mesmerizing Landscapes

The Chadar trek takes place in Ladakh’s winter wonderland, which turns the area into a supernatural, snow-covered setting. The sight of the frozen river, snow-capped peaks, and ice formations creates an amazing view that is only visible in the winter.

One-in-a-lifetime Adventure

Chadar Trekking is well known for its difficult terrain. It’s an exciting adventure to walk on the frozen river in subzero conditions and to navigate through icy valleys. It’s a journey that requires mental fortitude as well as physical stamina and provides a sense of accomplishment like no other.

Cultural Participation

Our Chadar Trek tour offers a chance to interact with the Zanskari people who live nearby. The trip gains a cultural immersion when traversing isolated towns, connecting with the locals, and witnessing their way of life during the hard winter months. One distinctive feature that makes Chadar Trek stand out is this cultural participation.

Natural Sceneries

The Chadar trekking road is lined with breathtaking natural features, such as ice waterfalls and high cliffs. The captivating images that are permanently carved in the memory are created by the play of light on the snow and ice.

Calm and Pleasing Vibes

Ladakh is known for its spiritual energy, and the Chadar Trek gives hikers the chance to feel a special bond with the natural world. The calm location, separation from the busy world, and serenity of the frozen river provide an atmosphere that is ideal for feeling blissful and spiritual renewal.

Awesome Photography

For photographers, the Chadar Trek tour offers an incredible visual feast. You will have unlimited access to photography sessions, the play of light and shadow on the ice, and the clash of blue skies against the white canvas. Along with personal development, this delivers breathtaking photographic memories.

So, without a doubt, Chadar Trekking is a must-do for everyone looking for a life-changing and remarkable experience in the heart of the Himalayas since it combines adventure, culture, spirituality, and natural beauty.

Major Attractions You’ll Enjoy At Frozen River Chadar Trek Tour

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Nerak Village

Nerak is the first community in the Zanskar region and the base camp for the trek. An adventurer you cannot afford to miss Nerak's breathtaking sunset view. From the perspective of a nature lover, this area is pure heaven. In summer, the people of Nerak village hike for 1.5 days across the mountains to reach Leh town. While in winter, they cross the frozen Zanskar River to get to the district headquarters. There is a solar plant and a basic health facility in the village.

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Nerak Waterfall

While proceeding towards Nerak, the 13km path will lead you to the most recognizable site of the Chadar Trek, which is the ice waterfall. It is a natural wonder that draws hikers from all over the world the frozen waterfall. The height of Nerak Waterfall is 56 ft. Few hikers can reach this location because of the weather.

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Tilat Sumdo

We use Tilat Sumdo as a campground which is translated as "Isquo Sumdo" means "Isquo the junction." This is where a little creek meets the Zanskar. Tilat Sumdo provides breathtaking views of the Himalayan Mountains. Another location is Shingra Koma, which is about ten kilometers away from Tilat Sumdo. It is a picturesque location with unspoiled beauty that captivates visitors.

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A campsite called Dibyokma has dreamy landscapes, which include amazing views of the Himalayas. Travellers are attracted to Dibyokma because of its pristine and tranquil surroundings.

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Lingshed is one of Ladakh's oldest villages known for its breathtakingly beautiful surroundings. This also has the oldest monasteries- Lingshed Monastery, which is a well-known landmark in this area.

Chadar Trek Tour Package Overview

Places to Visit

Leh| Shingra Koma | Tibb| Nerak | Bakula


Leh Airport

Base Camp


Best Season

Mid-Nov - Mid-Feb


January & February

Meals while on trek

Veg + Egg


Centrally Heated Hotel with hot water & Camping (2 in one tent)



Trip Duration

8 Nights 9 Days



Max Altitude

11100 Ft.

Trekking Distance

62 Kms.

Chadar Trek Tour Inteniary

Day 1: Arrival in Leh

Upon arrival at Leh airport, our representative will meet you and arrange for a transfer to your accommodation. To help you adjust to the high altitude, you will spend the entire day in the room. This is essential and crucial for the days ahead, and the UT Ladakh government has made it mandatory to spend two days in Leh for acclimatization. Spend the night at the Hotel.

Day 2: Acclimation in Leh

Day 2 is for relaxation. This is essential to lowering your risk of developing harmful health disorders and enabling your body to adjust to its new surroundings.

 Visit the local market, delve into the vibrant culture of this city, and visit some neighbouring locations. For acclimatization, a quick tour of the city might be beneficial. Utilize this time to review your checklist and shop for any last-minute items you might need for the adventure. Here is the list of local places you must visit.

Day 3: Perform Medical Checkup in Leh

On Day 3 we will take you to TIC Leh to get your medical fitness evaluated. Obtaining a medical certification before the Chadar Trek is a government mandate. 

Following the medical check-up, the Medical Team will provide a clearance certificate to the trekkers. This will only be provided once the person has adjusted to the altitude and is well-suited for the hike. We will spend the night at the Hotel.

Day 4: Leh to Shingra Koma

After breakfast, we will take a drive to the beautiful scenery- Singra Koma via Bakula. Bakula will be our starting point. Zanskar, the frozen marvel, begins to appear as we get closer to Bakula. 

Our trek leaders will offer you some short advice on how to handle yourself on this sheet of glassy ice as we get out of our van and onto the Chadar.

You won’t get it right away, so don’t worry if it takes some time to get the feel of it. Nobody does. Before long, you’ll be offering advice to people by using the Penguin Walk to move around as much as possible.

Depending on our speed, we should be at the next campsite in three to four hours. This will be our first formal camping night on Chadar.

Day 5: Shingra Koma to Tibb

Our next campground is 14 long kilometres away, so today will be exhausting. Walking on Chadar is not the easiest, therefore it should take you six to seven hours to complete this.

During the trek, there are frozen waterfalls to capture pictures. To ensure we don’t go hungry, we pause by the river to prepare our lunches. It’s amazing the last 200 meters to Tibb. You should arrive at the campsite around the late afternoon.

Day 6: Tibb to Nerak Waterfall

At the end of the day, we are taken to Nerak Waterfall, the mother of all waterfalls and one of the major highlights of the Chadar Trek. We start early to get to the waterfall by late afternoon because we know it will be another long day, and then we can spend the entire evening admiring it. Before returning to the campsite for dinner, we spend some time at the Nerak waterfall.

Day 7: Nerak Waterfall to Tibb

After the exhilarating Nerak waterfall trip, we set out to return to our starting point. Nothing on Chadar stays the same even if we are returning to the Tibb campground today.

Along the route, we come across local porters donning “Gonchas,” or traditional woollen robes, along with colourful beaded necklaces and headgear. Observing the locals navigate the frozen river is amazing, as they appear to walk on the uneven, slick surface of ice like the wind.

Day 8: Back to Leh

We return to our starting point on our final day of the walk, having completed a full trek. We should arrive in Bakula in seven or eight hours. From there, the travel back to Leh should take roughly three hours. We spend the evening in a hotel.

Day 9: Back to Home

Trek ends today. Our representative will drop off you at the airport to take a flight to your home.

Chadar Trek Travel Guide: Essentials Points To Remember!

  • You are not charged for the airport pick-up that is scheduled for you. Here is where you can access the network (only post-paid). 
  • There is an ATM to get all the money you need for the trip. 
  • Remember to bring two pictures and a copy of your ID verification.
  • A copy of the foreign national’s passport and visa is also required. 
  • On the trip, you will need to show your boarding card to get authorization, so keep it with you. 
  • Gumboots are required. 
  • Always have two one-litre thermos flasks with you. 
  • It is not advisable to visit any location or pass at extremely high altitudes. 
  • Smoking and alcohol consumption are strictly forbidden. 
  • Have a small backpack with you in case you fall and damage your back.
  • You will not be permitted to start on the Chadar trek if the results of your medical examination indicate that you are unfit.


Things You Should Carry With Chadar Trek Tour

  • Lightweight and comfortable clothes
  • Rain Gear
  • Head Protection
  • Hiking boots
  • Personal toiletries
  • Cash
  • ID Proofs


Who can be eligible for the Chadar Trek Tour?

  • Minimum age should be 15 years.
  • Experience of any high altitude trek, at least 1 trek of 4,000m/13,100ft.
  • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without stress.
  • The climber should be able to carry a 12-16 kg backpack.


What are the health metrics you should be aware of?

  1. At rest, the pulse rate should range from 60 to 90 beats per minute.
  2. The blood pressure reading should be between 75 and 85 mm Hg and 100 and 130 mm Hg.
  3.  The ideal resting respiratory rate ranges from 12 to 20 breaths per minute.
  4. Kidney and liver problems shouldn’t exist.
  5. Conditions such as diabetes mellitus, bronchial asthma, epilepsy, heart issues, extremely high blood pressure, etc., should not exist.
  6. No pacemaker implantation.
  7. Those with sinus problems should get in touch with the trek supervisor.
  8. Before making a trek reservation, please get in touch with our trek organizer if your BMI is abnormal.


Facilities for Government Employees (SCL)

  • Government workers who join us on trekking are eligible to receive Special Casual Leave (SCL). 
  • Following Pay Commission regulations, hiking and climbing trips conducted by registered organizations are eligible to receive up to 30 days of Special Casual Leave each calendar year. 
  • The Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) and the Ministry of Tourism (MOT) have registered Trek. 
  • The Himalayas as an adventure tour operator. Hikers must apply for leave at least 20 days before the start of the trek.


How to Reach?

Pick Up Place

We will pick you up at Leh Airport.

Drop Place

We will drop you at Leh Airport, Please check out early in the morning because all flights fly in the morning only.

Points to Remember

Pick-up will be done according to flight timings.
Please be on time to avoid stress.

What’s included?

1. Accommodation ( as per the itinerary):

Guest house (centrally heated room)(attached washroom) in Leh on Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 & Day 8
Twin sharing basis, triple in very rare cases- Camping during the trek on Day 4 to Day 7.

2. Meals (Veg + Egg)

Day 4 breakfast to day 8 lunch.

3. Trek equipment

High Quality High Altitude Sleeping bag, Mattress, and Utensils.
Trekkers tent (twin sharing), Kitchen & dining tent, Toilet tent, Ropes.

4. First aid

Medical kit
Oxygen cylinder

5. Support

1 Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader.
Guide (Number of guides depending on the group size).
1 High Altitude chef.
Support staff.

6. Transportation (as per the itinerary)

Leh Guest house to a trekking point on Day 4 and Day 8.

7. Hot Water

Get hot water buckets on Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3.

8. Leh Sightseeing is included in the cost

Hall of Fame
Shey Monastery
Thiksey Monastery

9. Facility of keeping extra luggage at Leh when leaving for the trek

If you would prefer not to carry your backpack, you can hand it to the porter. However, you will need to notify us in advance and pay an additional fee of approximately Rs. 5000/per bag for the duration of the trip (subject to change). Normally, TTH expects you to carry your luggage on your own.

What’s Excluded?

  • We will not cover any costs associated with a medical examination in Leh gum boots. Kindly remember to bring your gum boots or purchase some in Leh.
  • Fee for Inner Line Permits.
  • Any type of personal expenditure.
  • Any type of outside coverage.
  • Moving personal belongings.


What is the cost of the Chadar Trek Tour?

Our Chadar Trek Tour costs you up to INR 24, 500 + 5% GST. 

How to book the Chadar Trek Tour?

The cost may be paid by demand draft, check deposit, cash deposit, or internet transfer. Your confirmation email will be delivered with payment instructions. For us to effectively follow up on your reservation when your transfer is complete, kindly send us a confirmation email with your transfer details.

Cancellation Policy

  • If in case you wish to cancel your bookings within 15 days previous to the departure date, 50% of the total booking amount will be deducted as cancellation penalties. 
  • If you cancel your bookings within 7 days previous to the departure date, 75% of the total booking amount will be deducted as cancellation penalties. 
  • If you cancel your bookings less than 7 days previous to the departure date, the whole booking amount will be deducted as cancellation penalties.

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