Chadar Trek (Frozen River)



11 days

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Day 01: Delhi – Leh (Complete Rest in Leh for acclimatisation)

Take the morning flight for Leh. Check into the guest house and relax the whole day. This is necessary for getting acclimatised. Overnight at the guesthouse.


Day 02: Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Hemis 

On this day you will go a sightseeing trip to some ancient monasteries in this area.

 Shey Gompa is about 15 kms from Leh. It used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupas and Gompas built around the palace. Shey palace was built by Deldan Namgyal in the beginning of 17’Th century AD. Main attraction in Shey is the 12m Shakyamuni Buddha statue inside the Dresthang Gompa.

 Thiksey Gompa, close to Shey is about 17 kms from Leh. The monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Ladakh and belongs to the Gelukspa order.

 Hemis, about 45 kms south of Leh it is one of the most famous and largest monastery in Ladakh. It belongs to the Drukpa order and was founded in the early 17’Th century. The setting is perfect with the monastery cradled in a lovely valley, surrounded by streams and fronted by long Mani walls. Overnight stay at the guest house.


N.B: On this day we will also visit for health checkup in SNM Hospital Leh


Day 03: Leh – Chilling (5 hrs drive) – – Zaribago

In the morning drive to chilling along with our porters from Pishu village of Zanskar, visit coppersmith workshops. Dinner and overnight stay at guest house.


Day 04: Zaribago – Deepyokma

Walk on the frozen Zanskar river for about 4 hours from Zaribago to Deepyokma. Overnight at Camp.


Day 05: Deepyokma – Nyrakpulu

Walk for almost 4 to 5 hours from Deepyokma to reach Nyarakpulu below the Nyarak village. Overnight at Camp.


Day 06: Nyarakpulu – Lingshed

Frozen River (Chadar) Trek Leaving Nyarakpulu it’s a one hour walk to the small village of Lingshed. Enjoy the comfort and cozy atmosphere of a private house with central heating.


Day 07: Lingshed – Nyarakpulu

Lingshed to Nyarakpulu – a walk of about five hours to the campsite.


Day 08: Nyarakpulu – Tso Mopoaldar

Nyarakpulu to Tso Mopoaldar a four hour walk to the campsite.


Day 09: Tso Mopoaldar – Tilatdo

Frozen River (Chadar) Trek Mopoaldar to Tilatdo – another day of walking about 5 hours.


Day 10: Tilatdo – Chilling – Leh

From Tilatdo walk up to Chilling village from where a Jeep will take you back to the hotel in Leh by evening. Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 11: Leh – Delhi

Early in the morning transfer to airport and from here catch a flight for Delhi.


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