The Frozen River : The Chadar Trek

:Zanskar River
:Jan - Feb
:8 Days8 Nights
Event Type
:Adventure, Experience, Tour
Start From
: Leh
: Leh

The Frozen River : The Chadar Trek

Zanskar River
8 Days8 Nights

Event Overview

Frozen Zanskar River trek with most experienced team from Zanskar Village & "GreenWorld Explorers", The Chadar Trek or the Zanskar Gorge is a winter trail in the Zanskar region of Ladakh, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Traditionally the only means of travel in the area during the harsh winter months.

Its walls are near vertical cliffs up to 600 m high and the Zanskar River (a tributary of the Indus) is only 5 metres (16 ft) in places. The overall distance is approximately 105 kilometres. The best time to do the Chadar trek is January to February when the temperature during the winters drops sometimes to -30 to -35 degrees
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Event Details


Day 1 - Leh Arrival
  • Leh (Arrival) – Stay in hotel / guesthouse will be provided by us.
Day 2 - Leh to Tilat Sumdo
  • Leh to Tilat Sumdo via Chilling (3 hours by road)- Transport via private vehicle will be provided.
  • Hike to Campsite at Tilat Sumdo (3100 m) (02 km/1 hour)
  • Tent, sleeping bag, Mat and hot water bottle to keep u warm.
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Adventure Activities




Pickup Details

Pickup Time: 08.00 AM Drop Time: 08.00 AM

Things To Carry

  • Equipments
  • Backpack (Rucksack) (60 ltr -70ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps and back pack rain cover
  • Water Bottle and a metal flask that can be heated to melt ICE
  • Head Torch & with lots of Extra Batteries
  • Walking Stick
  • Clothing
  • One Heavy Down Jacket (Ideally should be purchased in LEH)
  • Four pairs of full sleeve shirts
  • One Windproof Jacket
  • Three to Four trekking pants At least one of which should be Windproof & Waterproof
  • Two pairs of Thermal inners
  • One Woollen Hat (Ideally should be purchased in LEH)
  • Two Pair of Waterproof and Two pairs of Woollen Gloves (Ideally should be purchased in LEH)
  • Two Pair Woollen Socks & 4 pairs of Light Cotton Socks
  • Foot Wear
  • Trekking Shoes suited for ICE
  • Gum Boots (Ideally should be purchased in LEH)
  • Miscellaneous Items
  • Sun Block and Balm for Lips
  • Sun Protection Cream & Moisturizer (SPF 40 and above)
  • Sun Glasses it should be U/V Protected
  • Toilet Kit (Toilet Paper) & Quick Dry Towels
  • Water Purifying Tablets
  • Ideal Medical/ First Aid Kit:
  • Crocin
  • Avomine
  • Avil 25mg
  • Diamox
  • Brufen 400
  • Combiflam
  • Disprin
  • Norflox
  • Spasmindon
  • Crepe bandage 3 -5 mts
  • Band aid
  • Gauze cloth 1 small roll
  • Digene
  • Leukoplast 1 small roll
  • Cotton 1 roll
  • ORS 5 packets
  • Betadine cream
  • Moov / similar spray
  • Dettol / Savlon



  • Tent stay during the Trek (Camping + Special Sleeping bag for frozen conditions)
  • Guest house/hotel (One day before commencement of trek and one day after completion)
  • First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
  • Qualified & experienced Trek Leader, Guide and Support staff to help trekkers.
  • Meals while on trek (Veg.)
  • Hot Drinks and snacks daily during trek
  • Transport from Leh to trek start point and return.
  • GST


  • Food / Meal in Leh city.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Insurance of participant
  • Porter to carry your personal luggage (optional).
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in inclusions section.
  • Entry fee/ govt or local body fee (generally is decided by the authority around Jan every year)

Terms & Conditions

Flight tickets get costly day by day, ideal time to book flights is August-September. So, if you want to get the complete trek done id most economical way, we suggest you to get your booking done as possible. Else you will have to spend 7k-12k extra on flights and other things.
On reaching Leh airport you need to meet GreenWorld's team a specified hotel which is approx 10 min away from the airport . You may choose to reach earlier for sightseeing and shopping the additional stay will be charges extra. Accommodation in Leh will be arranged by us for one day prior to trek and one day after the trek. Next day you will be taken via bus to trek starting point and the trek will commence as mentioned in itinerary. After Trek completion you will be transported back to the hotel and next day you may choose to move back to your respective city.

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