The most isolated and made
inaccessible for nearly eight months a year due to heavy
snowfall resulting in closure of all the access passes,
Zanskar has the distinction of being the least interfered with
microcosms of Ladakh, and thus one of the last few surviving
cultural satellites of Tibet. This geographical isolation
together with the esoteric nature of Buddhism practiced here
has enabled its some ten thousand inhabitants to preserve and
perpetuate their cultural identity. This Chadar trek allows
you to penetrate this isolation and to examine some of the
villages along the Zanskar River in the midst of winter and
thus catch a glimpse of the lifecycle during this unique time
of the year. A visit to the ancient monastic establishments of
Karsha and Zangla promises to heighten your insight into the
mysteries of this Shangri-la, a land and culture frozen in
time behind the ramparts of the Zanskar Mountains. Chilling
and Ling shed are the only sizeable villages on this trek
until Hanamur and Pidmo before Pishu and Zangla in Zanskar,
all the rest are names of places and caves along the route.
Day 01: Delhi
Arrive Delhi & transfer to hotel. Overnight Stay in Hotel.
Day 02: Delhi - Leh (3500 m) by
Transfer to Delhi airport to catch the flight to Leh. Upon
arrival in Leh, transfer to Hotel. Day free for acclimatization.
Day 03: Leh
Rest for accumalization.
Day 04: Leh Monastery
Mornings sightseeing of Shey Monastery, Stok Palace and SOS
Children Village, after noon, depart for sightseeing tour of
Spituk, Shanti Stupa and Shankar Monastery, Return to Hotel for
Day 05: Leh to Chilling.
(By private bus or Jeeps) along with our porters from Pishu
village of Zanskar, 5 hours; visit coppersmith workshops,
overnight stay in Tents.
Day 06: Zanskar River.
Walk on ice of the frozen Zanskar River, Chadar, commences
from Chilling, stage one to Zaribago, 5 hours, overnight stay in
Day 07: Zaribago to Deepyokma
Zaribago to Deepyokma 4 hours Trek overnight stay in Tents.
Day 08: Deepyokma to Nyrakpulu.
4 to 5 hours Trek camp below Nyarak village ten minutes up
along a small stream overnight stay in Tents.
Day 09: Nyrakpulu to Lingshed.
One hour walk on Chadar, then 5 hours steeply up to Lingshed
village; stay in private house, relax in a heated room, overnight
stay in Tents.
Day 10: Lingshed.
Full day of rest in Lingshed, one of the most remote villages
in Ladakh, visit monastery, school for monks, roam around the
village, overnight stay in Tents.
Day 11: Trek Lingshed to
Trek Lingshed to Deepkongma, overnight stay in Tents.
Day 12: Trek Deepkongma –
Trek Deepkongma – Warsangdo, overnight in Tents.
Day 13: Trek Warsangdo – Pishu.
Trek Warsangdo – Pishu, overnight stay in Tents.
Day 14: Trek Pishu – Karsha.
Trek Pishu – Karsha, overnight stay in Tents.
Day 15: Karsha
Rest and visit the Karsha Gompa overnight stay in Tents.
Day 16: Trek Karsha to Zangla,
visit the Zangla Gompa.
Trek Karsha to Zangla; visit the Zangla Gompa, overnight stay
Day 17: Trek Zangla to Sarakdo.
Trek Zangla to Sarakdo, overnight stay in Tents.
Day 18: Trek Sarakdo to
Trek Sarakdo to Nyrakpulu, overnight stay in Tents.
Day 19: Trek Nyrakpulu to
Trek Nyrakpulu to Tsomapaldar, overnight stay in Tents.
Day 20: Trek Tsomapaldar to
Trek Tsomapaldar to Tilatdo, overnight stay in Tents.
Day 21: Trek Tilatdo to
Chilling; return to Leh by jeep.
Trek Tilatdo to Chilling; return to Leh by jeep, overnight
Stay in Hotel.
Day 22: Full day of rest in Leh.
After a long distance coldest ice trek, take a full day rest
Day 23: Leh - Delhi
Transfer to Leh airport to catch the flight to onward
destination to Delhi. After receiving at delhi airport our
representative meet you and transfer you to rest in Hotel.
Day 24: Delhi – Onward
At night you will be Transfer to International Airport to
catch the flight to onward destination