Chadar trek

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    Location: Chadar Trek, Tukcha Fort Road Ladakh, 194101

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 Hour

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    To numerous natural wonders, Ladakh is the home, but the most precious gift bestowed upon this magical land is the Chadar Trek. To survive in the harsh terrains at sub-zero temperatures, the trek is all about persistence & survival – of learning, while you trek across a dramatic gorge with frozen waterfalls on the frozen trail of Zanskar spanned out like a “Chadar” it acts as a mirror for the sky, interacting with the locals & understanding their way of living, especially in one of the most inhabitable regions in the world.


    The Chadar frozen river trek is easy to see and is extremely glamorous. Walking bare feet on the frozen river, there are incredible pictures of Buddhist monks. On the Chadar trek, the Discovery and the National Geographic channels have both made films.  By talking about the conditions in a revering way, anyone who returns from the Chadar trek adds to the aura around it.


    Chadar trek water fall

    Laying in the Indian union territory of Ladakh, the Chadar Trek or the Zanskar Gorge trek is a winter trail over the frozen Zanskar River.  In the area during the harsh winter months, it is traditionally the only means of travel. With foreign adventure tourists, the trail has become popular.

    Inside/Outside Views

    In inhospitable conditions, it is a 6-day trek. In Ladakh, it is a trek over a frozen river. During the day, the average mean temperature is minus 10. Temperatures fall to minus 20 and 25, at night.  On the river every few hours, ice forms break and change colour. The ice or Chadar does not form over the river, in places.  To descend to a spot on the river where the ice is more stable, trekkers then have to forge a new trail climbing over snow-covered embankments.

    Chadar trek river view

    It is not as hard to beat the extreme conditions. The Chadar trek is not very difficult with multiple layers and sensible trekking. But its unique experience is what sets it apart. The scenery, the frozen river, sledges, temperature, atmosphere, unusual campsites, caves and the ever-changing Chadar-everything about it is unique and amazing.

    Opening Hours

    Everyday 24 hours.

    Entry & Others Fees

    No entry fee needed.

    How to Reach

    By Air: Landing flights regularly, the nearest airport to Alchi Monastery is located in Leh. You will have to take a taxi or hire a jeep to go to Alchi by road, once you reach Leh.

    By Rail: Due to its high altitude, rail travel is not possible in Ladakh.  is In Jammu & Kashmir the nearest railway station is located.

    By Road: The most feasible option is to travel the distance between Alchi Monastery and Leh by road. Between November and April, the road remains closed, so during that time, you should avoid going there.

    Tips for Travellers

    You must keep your snacks and water bottle with you. Be polite and don’t do any kind of activities which may disturb other visitors.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: yes, the place is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: yes, photography is allowed there.

    Que-03: What is the best time to visit the place?

    Ans: The season to visit the place is January and February.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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