About Chadar Trek

The Chadar Trek takes place on the frozen Zanskar River in the Ladakh region of Jammu & Kashmir. Chadar trek is a very exciting and adventurous experience. During winters Zanskar River changes into an ice sheet where the famous Chadar trek is performed. Zanskar river is one of the mightiest rivers in Ladakh, and its large sections freeze over in the extreme winters and are covered by a thick blanket of ice. This frozen blanket or ‘Chadar’ is the only way in and out for the people of Zanskar in Winter months, when the road and various other caravan routes out of bounds due to heavy snowfall. During the summer months, thousands of tourists visit the Sangam Point – which is the confluence of Indus and Zanskar rivers, where the two colours of the merging rivers are clearly visible. Chadar trek attracts both domestic and international tourists alike. It is one of the most exciting and challenging treks where one covers the distance of approximately 105 km on foot, covering an average distance of 15–17 km each day. The landscape acquires a pristine grandeur in winter as the trail enters into the gorge of the Zanskar, where temperatures sometimes drop to –30 to – 35 Degree Celsius. Come and Experience this once in a Lifetime Trip with Chadar Trek Ladakh – A Unit of Trip India Hotels and Holidays