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33°54'07.9"N 77°00'03.9"E

Chadar Trek

Walking on a frozen river under -30 degrees temperature, no wonder Chadar trek is on every trekker's bucket list.
  • Ladakh
  • 9 Days
  • 62 KM
  • 11,400 FT
  • Difficult
  • ₹ 54500
    $ 750*
    The price is for a group of 16 people. The charges will be different for a tailormade private trek. The charges in dollars are more as the permit fees are different for non-Indians.

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  • Event Type


  • Best Time

    Jan - Feb

  • Base Camp

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    Leh, India

  • Pickup Point

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    Leh Airport, India

  • Minimum Age

    For this adventure, we only allow people above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this adventure.



  • During winters, the water in the Zanskar river remains frozen and hence Chadar trek is also known as Frozen river trek.
  • It is one of the most difficult treks which involves a temperature of less than -20 degree centigrade.
  • Trekkers from all over who are in quest for thrill and adventure experience this trek once in their lifetime.


"CHADAR" refers to the blanket or sheet because the Zanskar river transforms itself from a fast river into a white blanket of ice all through winter. Your trek adventure will begin in the beautiful mountain city of Leh, all our trekkers generally reach Leh by using flight. This proves to be a quality choice for you to reach Leh. The altitude is 11,400 feet above mean sea level along the beautiful Zanskar River which remains totally frozen in the course of the December to February. The trek starts to evolve from the freezing factor of Zanskar River which is chilling. This trek is over a frozen river within the Zanskar region of Ladakh and it's very specific from all different treks within the Himalayas.

The Chadar trek is over a frozen river and the ice can flip dangerous from time to time. It's very important to discover a secure course over the perilous sheet of ice. During the trek, you do no longer camp here on the meadows or the wooded area clearings but within the caves which can be along the banks or you set up the tents at stable ice. Here, the temperature stays chilly and freezing (-20) and falls down at night time, so keep warm layers to shield the body in opposition to chilly bloodless and save you the freezing of blood.

Trekmunk as a Chadar Trek Organizer will make sure that you get once in a lifetime experience that will stay in your memory for years to come. Find your way through Ladakh with a different lens by pursuing this trek. The Chadar trek cost 54,500 rupees which covers all the inclusions from the base camp.

The Chadar trek is your chance to pledge a connection with the majestic Himalayas, serene lakes, and rugged terrain. Trekmunk has the perfect itinerary for your trekking plans. Place your trust on us to lead you through the most enriching route you've ever marched across. Join the Trekmunk team on this rare trek and discover the concealed enthusiast in you.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to venture out to Chadar Trek is during the winter months of January and February when the whole region remains frozen. Quietness and isolation are at its best during the post rainstorm at Chadar Trek. The area is honoured with substantial snowfall during winters. In any case, you can see the best of Chadar Trek post-storm as paradise on earth.

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Chadar trek starts from Leh. Land in Leh through flight or train. Your stay will be in the inn after you reach. Leh is at an elevation of 11,400 ft, consequently, you ought to be acclimatized entirely well. Utilize this day as a chance to rest and get your body acclimatized to the high altitude. Mobile networks are accessible in Leh. You can utilize this day to look for the overlooked things. You can furthermore wander around and get adjusted to the way of life. Leh is very well known for its social fortunes, cloisters, castles, and sanctuaries.

Meals : Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation : Hotel
Altitude : 11,400 ft.

Rest day for acclimatization. You can visit nearby tourist places in Leh. One more day to become accustomed to the low temperatures or to find the wonderful Leh! Aside from undertakings and strange views, Leh is notable for its religious communities and castles. Venture into the historical backdrop of Leh through the Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery, and ThikseyGompa. Leh is acclaimed for its bistros and hanging out spots.

Aside from social legacy, Leh is famous for its passes and lakes like Nubra valley, Pangong lake. We don't permit wandering of trekkers to such places. This is to maintain a strategic distance from strain on the body that may go against the procedure of acclimatization.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Hotel
Altitude : 11,150 ft.

You will be taken for a Medical Check up on this day as it has been made mandatory by Ladakh Government to avoid any accidents. After that, you can take a rest and go shopping, prepare for the trek.

During the evening, a few activities will be arranged in order to increase the interaction between the trekkers. Trekking is a team activity and in order to reach the summit, it is very important to climb together. You will certainly light up in the hues of the place, welcoming strangers to become a part of your life. Dinner will be served at night. This will mark the end of the first day of the trek.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Hotel
Altitude : 11,150 ft.

On this day, we will pick you up from Leh. From Leh, we will drive to Shingra Koma. Today in the morning, we will drive with a small brief halt at the magnificent confluence of River Zanskar and Indus and then again, take a drive to the chilling, one of the most famous villages in Ladakh, known for craftsmanship, especially the metal works. The stretch from Leh to Shingra Koma is scenic, and we drive past several grasslands, alpine forests, and lofty mountains. The transition in the beauty of the landscapes will be worth it. You will feel like you have finally made your way to heaven. Once we reach Shingra Koma, we will settle a bit and get ready for the further trek to Tsomo Palder. You can roam around and embrace the beauty of this amazing place.

Touching the Chadar for the first time, we will start the trek along the magnificent frozen river Zanskar till Tsomo Paldar.
Overnight stay will be arranged in a cave/camp/tent.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 3 hours
Altitude : 10,550 ft.

This will be the fifth day of the trek. On this day, we will make our way from Tsomo Paldar to Tibb Cave. We will pass through some magnificent beautiful waterfalls and frozen ice cliffs on the left – it is like walking through a giant freezer! The walk additionally crosses through narrow gorges, in which the trekker may need to climb briefly on to the rocky river. The sharp bends and current of the river break the ice in some locations. Lunch will be served on a flat rocky hillside with the aid of the river.

Dinner will be served at night. Overnight stay will be set up at Tibb Cave. This will mark the end of the fifth day of the trek.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 7 hours
Altitude : 10,750 ft.
Distance : 14 km

Again one of the fantastic days on the Chadar trek. However, the caution is that this day might be a little difficult. The vistas are lovely although as we skip through giant frozen waterfalls, ice cliffs and one may even catch sight of the mountain fox. Nyerak village is placed high above. You can interact with friendly folks. Sharpen your photography skills, write, or just meditate! Undoubtedly, this is one of the best places to widen your camera gallery with the most beautiful pictures.

We will play some games, indulge in storytelling until the dinner is served. We will sleep overnight in a cave/tent.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 7 hours
Altitude : 11,125 ft.
Distance : 12 km

This will mark the seventh day on this frozen expedition called Chadar trek. Though technically it is the same way back, it is also quite different. The Chadar or the blanket of ice that is forming at the River Zanskar is continually converting, breaking up and forming itself once more.

Revel in the beauty of this beautiful cave. Dinner will be served at night along with lots of life stories. Overnight stay will be set up here.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 6 hours
Altitude : 10,760 ft.
Distance : 12 km

Today we trek from Tibb to Shingra Koma. It’s right below a huge stone wall which is straight out of a Hollywood movie. The Zanskar river takes a beautiful turn right in front of the campsite and sharp peaks rise on the other side of the river.

Today you will have blended sentiments, misery because the trek ends today. The path changes through the landscape of Indus valley and Ladakh extend. This is the last stop of the whole trek, that additionally has numerous homestays. Think back and attempt to fill the remarkable highlights of the Ladakh in your eyes that you have quite recently experienced while recollecting the Chadar trek. Your vehicle will bring all of you the route down to Leh.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Hotel
Time Taken : 6 hours trek, 3 hours drive
Altitude : 11,400 ft.
Distance : 12 km trek

You can go with your onward travel plans on this day. You can either stay back in Leh and enjoy the local sightseeing or return back to your own city. This marks the end of your beautiful trek to Chadar along with Trekmunk. Here the trip ends physically but not in your memories. You will surely cherish this awesome trip for a lifetime. You will feel changes in your perspective and you will feel more energized and adventurous. The mountains are huge and hence it will occupy a huge space in your heart forcing you to return back real soon.

Meals : Breakfast
Accommodation : Not Included

How To Reach

We will arrange pickup from the airport.

How to Reach Chadar Trek Base Camp (Leh):

By Air
Stream Airways, Go Air and Air India give day by day (when consistently) flight administration between New Delhi and Leh. You would appreciate the trip as you would fly over numerous immaculate territories and even some mountain ranges. The elevated view is simply captivating and gives an extraordinary beginning to your visit.

Why Trek With Us ?

Twin Sharing Tents
Eco Friendly & Paperless
Finest Guides
Just Right Group Sizes
Commitment to Safety


  • Accommodations at Trek: All accommodations on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel will be in a budget hotel.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: An experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek. The team will have years of experience and well equipped for any emergency situation.
  • Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  • Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five-course meal plan.
  • Camping and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Trek Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee, etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason, if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
  • A Life-Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life-changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one. 

Note: Prior to booking any adventure with Trekmunk, it will be mandatory to sign the waiver form and get a medical certificate from a doctor in due time, without these, you will not be allowed to start the trek. All this will be done online without using any paper.


  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport are not included in the package. Transportation from Home city to Leh and Leh to Home city is not included in the package. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
  • Personal Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to the weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures. You can buy insurance from us while booking the trek, it is optional.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

Cancellation Policy And More Information

Booking Terms:

1. Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 to 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.

2. Cancellation Policy:

(a) 10 percent of the prices of our trips/treks/tours or product or service is your deposit and is not refundable, in any case.

(b) Cancellation received 45 days or more: 90% refund

(c) Cancellation received 30 - 44 days: 60% refund

(d) Cancellation received 30 - 15 days: 30% refund

(e) Cancellation less than 15 days: No refund

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3. Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 to 15 business days as per the company policy.

4. Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postponement will be 15 days before the start of the trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 months (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of any kind. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once. 

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.

More Information: 

1. We Trek for a Cause: For overall development of the areas we run our operations in, we donate Rs 100/- per booking from our profits which are used for the upliftment of the local people and conserving nature. We have named this initiative as - Trek for a Cause. For more details, follow:

2. We are paperless: We are focusing on Sustainable Tourism and to do that we are trying all measures to convert our trek operations to be Eco-Friendly. Going Paperless is one step closer to our aim. 

3. Single-Use Plastic: Trekmunk does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We are ensuring that our team is working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We will send you instructions on how to go plastic-free on your adventures.

4. Preparing for your Holiday: Getting some additional exercise makes a lot of sense to spend time before coming on a trekking adventure. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Hiking in the hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. To read more on how to get fit, follow: 

5. Electricity Supply & Plug: You will get electricity supply till the starting point of the trek. If not Indian, We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at:

6. Currency: The unit of currency in India is the Indian Rupees.

7. Health & Vaccinations: 

Severe Allergies: If you have a severe allergy please inform the Trekmunk office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on trekmunk trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by our leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on the arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. 

8. Passport & Visas/Identity Proofs: If foreigner, Validity for 6 months, should have blank pages, and should be kept with yourself all the time.

9. Water: If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled or filtered. Additionally, you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a LifeStraw, Sawyer Filter) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.

10. Altitude: This adventure involves going to a very high altitude. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. We will send you the information in your mailbox about Acute Mountain Sickness and trekking in high altitudes. On this trip, we carry bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.

11. Guidance on Tipping: Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the guide and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. The main guide will make sure that the tip is appropriately distributed among all the staff members on the trek.

12. Spending/Emergency Money: Approximately Rs. 8000-10000/- (in Indian Currency)should be carried for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks, soft drinks, etc. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash as the availability of ATM is less in these remote areas. This can also serve as your emergency spending money.

13. Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance for these kinds of adventures. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. We will ask for the Travel Insurance Details over a mail. Indians can buy insurance from us while booking the trek.


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