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Chadar Trek Highlights

  • Traverse the frozen Zanskar River and experience the thrill of walking on ice amidst stunning Himalayan landscapes.

  • Immerse in Ladakh's rich culture by visiting remote villages, and monasteries, and experience their traditional way of life.

  • Spot rare wildlife such as snow leopards and ibex in their natural habitat and add an element of excitement to the trek.

  • Enjoy breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains and frozen waterfalls creating a picturesque backdrop for your adventure.

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Chadar Trek Overview


Imagine walking on a frozen river at an altitude of 11,000 ft. for around 6 hours a day. Fascinating, isn’t it? That’s the Chadar Trek - one of the must-experience Himalayan treks in the world! During your 9 days journey, you will have one of the most thrilling experiences ever, starting from trekking on hard ice & fresh snow to camping in sub-zero temperatures. A trek leader will be there to guide you during the trek and help you with insightful tips to enhance your experience. Surrounded by the snow-capped Himalayas, the frozen river Chadar trek offers some of the most breathtaking views and provides you with an experience that you will cherish for life.

Quick Info:

  • Chadar River Trek Duration: 9D/8N
  • Chadar Trek Distance:  62 km
  • Maximum Altitude: 11,123ft
  • Difficulty Level: Difficult 
  • Chadar Trek Temperature: -5 to -15 degrees (during the day) and -15 to -25 degrees (during the night)
  • Chadar Trek Best Time: Early January - Early February.
  • Start and End Point of the Trek: Guest House in Leh.
  • Nearest Airport: Leh airport. (Kushok Bakula Rimpochee airport)
  • Last ATM: Leh Market and Airport.

How to Reach Leh :

The easiest way to travel to Leh is by air. The nearest airport is Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (IXL) located in Leh. This airport is connected with many international airports in India like Delhi. It also receives flights from Srinagar, Jammu, Chandigarh, and other common destinations in India.

About Chadar Trek:

  • Arrive at Leh as per your scheduled date and get ready for the exhilarating Chadar Trek experience.
  • Spend 2 days in Leh and get ample rest to let your body acclimatize to the harsh cold weather. You can use this time to explore the local markets and experience the Ladakhi culture.
  • Once your medical check-up and all the necessary precautions are taken, you will begin your journey from Leh to Shingra Koma, which is the starting point of the trek.
  • During your journey from Leh to Shingra Koma, you can pass by some of the popular tourist spots like Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill, and the confluence of the Zanskar & Indus.
  • Your car will drop you where the road ends and this is where the fun begins. Trek for around 11 km, checking the steadiness of the ice with your walking stick and planning every step with cautiousness.
  • Reach your first campsite at Gyalpo, where you will get the chilling experience of camping in sub-zero temperatures. The breathtaking view of the snow-covered mountains will leave you waiting in excitement for the next day.
  • The next day, trek for about 12 km from Gyalpo to Tibb Cave. The picturesque landscapes of frozen waterfalls and the emerald green waters of the Zanskar flowing right beside you are the highlights of the day.
  • Then comes the most awaited day of the trek. Hike your way up to Naerak - one of the most scenic landmark of the frozen river Chadar trek and see the beautiful frozen waterfalls.
  • Camp overnight in the most spine-chilling weather that goes as below as -30 degrees.
  • The trek will continue for 2 more days wherein you will head back from Naerak to Tibb Cave and Tibb Cave to Shingra Yokma.
  • Your trek will end at Shingra Yokma with the last glimpses of the majestic Chadar. From here, you will be driven back to Leh, where you can spend the night in a warm guest house with the chilling memories of Chadar. 

Chadar Trek Inclusions:

  1. 4 Night Accommodation in Leh, that is 2 Night Room and 2 Night Camping at Leh guest house on Double/Triple sharing.
  2. Camp stay and Vegetarian Meals while on trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner). Breakfast on day 4 to celebratory dinner on day 8 in Leh.
  3. We believe that roughing it out necessarily doesn’t mean sleeping in smelly sleeping bags, compromising on safety by using low-quality equipment, and having unappetizing meals. We focus on your safety, basic comforts, and the environment while camping.
  4. First aid medical kits, Oxy Meter, because anyone can get hurt during an adventure (our guides are certified in handling first aid situations)
  5. Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide, and Support staff to help trekkers.
  6. Transport from Leh to Road ahead (on Day 4) and return (on Day 8).
  7. Porters for carrying common equipments (like rations/tents/utensils/groceries)
  8. The facility of keeping extra luggage at Leh when leaving for Chadar Frozen River Trek.
  9. Handpicked Supporting Staff of multiple guides/helpers for the group. This will ensure high safety, accurate information, and personal attention which is necessary for this trek. We will be putting you in the hands of qualified & professional trek leaders, guides, and support staff with multiple years of experience.
  10. An option to opt for an alternate experience "Flavour of Ladakh" on a first come first basis for the first five trekkers in the group. The option can be availed between Day 1 to Morning on Day 4.
  11. As the Chadar winter trek takes place at a high altitude, a big oxygen cylinder (15 ltr) will be carried throughout the trek for any kind of emergency.
  12. Keeping this in mind, the following equipment is provided on the trek:
  • Sleeping Bags ( Multi-layered Sleeping bags capable of upto -25 Degree )
  • Good Quality Sleeping Tents so the cold doesn’t bite.
  • Thick Camping Mattresses provide good insulation between your body & cold ground.
  • Kitchen Tents with proper dining arrangements, so you can eat in peace.
  • Toilet Tents pitched at the campsite.

Tips for Chadar Trek:

  • Acclimatize to the high altitude before starting the trek.
  • Wear multiple layers of warm clothes to combat sub-zero temperatures.
  • Carry good quality trekking shoes with excellent grip to walk on the icy surface.
  • Use crampons to avoid slipping and sliding on the ice.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking water and hot fluids frequently.
  • Carry a sleeping bag and use it to stay warm at night.
  • Avoid overexerting yourself, as it can lead to fatigue and altitude sickness.
  • Follow the guide's instructions carefully, and do not stray from the designated route.
  • Carry a small first aid kit and any necessary medication.
  • Respect the environment and do not leave any trash or waste behind.
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Chadar Trek Itinerary
Fly to Leh | Arrival
Acclimatization Day
Medical Check up | Day of Wild Card Exits
Leh to Shingra Koma via Chilling & Tilad do and Trek to Gyalpo
Gyalpo to Tibb Cave
Tibb cave to Naerak camp
Naerak to Tibb Cave
Tibb Cave to Shingra Yokma via Gyalpo, Drive back to Leh

Chadar Trek Package Options

Chadar Trek from Leh to Leh (From Hotel)

per Adult

Chadar Trek from Leh to Leh (From Hotel)


Double occupancy or triple occupancy in-room or tents

Day 1: Room accommodation- so you can acclimatize (without heaters)

Day 2 to Day 7: Tented accommodation

Day 8: Room accommodation with heaters


Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (vegetarian) on the trek is included in the package.


Leh to Road head (on Day 4) and return (on Day 8).

Tour Leader

Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide, and Support staff to help



Camping, and Trekking

Must Know Before You Go for Chadar Trek

  • The above-mentioned price varies accordingly to date and is only valid for certain dates.
  • Trekking during the nights is extremely dangerous and might lead to unwanted circumstances.
  • It is the responsibility of every trekker to maintain the serenity of the surroundings. Thus, one should not litter anywhere and spoil the magnificence.
  • Try not to interrupt or disturb the locals during the trek or other times.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, bad weather, expenses incurred on account of sickness etc.
  • If the trek doesn't take place due to any reason beyond the control of the operator, you will be offered an alternate experience to substantiate your trek in Leh.
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like a change in flight and train schedule; cancellation of flights/trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, etc will not be accommodated.
  • A medical certificate is a pre-requisite document for Chadar Frozen River trek and without which you will not be allowed on the trek.
  • For safety purposes, Chadar trek activity is not recommended for women who are more than 3 months pregnant, anyone that has had major surgery, or has a broken leg/arm, has chronic back or neck pains, etc.
  • Airport Pick Up and Drop can be arranged on additional charges on request
  • Thrillophilia does not have any liability in getting a receipt of the charges paid to local bodies.
  • Medical check up may happen either at SNM Hospital or as advised by ALTOA association.
  • Local authority (LAHDC, ALTOA) charge fee for environment and Wildlife for the trek which totals to 8500 INR per head (The fee may be revised) will have to be paid by trekkers before starting the trek in Leh, So keep some cash handy.
  • Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Thrillophilia'' reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which Thrilllophilia or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. Thrillophilia reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like a change in flight and train schedule, cancellation of flights/1trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, roadblocks, etc. will not be accommodated in the package cost. No bill will be reimbursed for any missed service/facility.
  • During a trip, in case the roads are blocked due to landslides or a reason that is beyond control, Thrillophilia will rearrange the itinerary for the travellers real-time, however, the cost of alternative accommodation will be borne by the customer as the hotels pre-booked execute their cancellation policies and are nonrefundable.
  • Because of any reason natural or personal, if the Trek or a particular activity is not completed, no refund will be processed.
  • The difference in the cost shall be borne by the client in case of any amendment in the package due to change in the number of guests, hotel change, itinerary change, etc.
  • If in case any traveller wants to or decides to leave the trip in the middle, all the expenses from that point onwards will be borne by the traveller. Neither the operator nor Thrillophilia will be held responsible for such decisions or for any refund.
  • The refund or compensation is also not issued if for any reason you have to come down from the trek. The trek leader may send you down from the trek, owing to reasons like lack of fitness, AMS, blood pressure, turn-around-time, health issues, or if you are found smoking/ drinking, or breaking the rules of the trek. refund or compensation are issued only when the whole trek is cancelled or called off on behalf of Thrillophilia.
  • At Thrillophilia, we almost never call off or cancel our treks. But in the rare event we might have to call off or cancel a trek due to any unforeseen natural catastrophes like continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity or other issues like local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any such situations that might prevent a safe trekking experience. In such cases, Thrillophilia will issue a Credit note summing up to the same amount as your trek fee that can be redeemed on any of the treks over a period of the next year.
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Head torch
Rain cover
Water bottle
Extra pair of socks
Toilet paper & wipes
Walking stick
Backpack with waterproof linings
Fleece jackets and thermals
Led torch (with extra batteries)
Lightweight quilt or blanket
Mosquito & insect repellent
Waterproof windcheater
Woollen cap, socks, mittens & scarf
Warm clothes
Day pack (20-30l)

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Chadar Trek Policies

Confirmation Policy

The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking.

In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.

Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

Refund Policy

The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

All applicable refunds will be done in the traveler's Thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash.

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellation are made 30 days before the date of travel then 25.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 15 days to 30 days before the date of travel then 50.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 0 days to 15 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • Payment Terms Policy

  • 100.0% of total tour cost will have to be paid 0 days before the date of booking