Challenging mainly due to extreme temperature
Chadar, Nerak Ice fall, Tib Bao
This is the most thrilling and adventurous trek and one of our team's favorite as well. There is no better way to experience the Zanskar Valley. Chadar Trek (bed sheet) as the name suggests denotes a thick sheet of ice that forms over the Zanskar River. Chadar trek is meant for seasoned trekkers as it is a vigorous trek and walking throughout on the snow adds to the difficulty as well. We will experience extreme conditions while trekking here and subzero temperatures as well. We also suggest getting ready for the trek prior to the trek.
Chadar Trek Ladakh a thrilling and adventurous trek in India. "CHADAR" is a Hindi word that refers to a "blanket" or "sheet" as the Zanskar river transforms itself from a rapid river into a white blanket of ice during winter, a frozen spectacle awaits the trekker to be experienced of glass ice ranging from a bluish tinge to golden yellow that is seen during the few hours that sunlight reaches directly into the gorge to the milky whitish on a moonlit night - as said a trek journey like no other!
You walk on a frozen river called the "Zanskar". The frozen Zanskar River served and still serves as the traditional and only way of connecting between Leh and Zanskar for the locals in the harsh winter months of Ladakh. It's being used by the locals for centuries. It’s rated as one of the best treks existing in the planet by many.
Our "Guides" and "Trek Leaders" are experienced and certified trekking guides who will lead your way on this adventure.
Region: Leh, Ladakh, J & K, INDIA
Grade: Moderate (Snow Trek)
Max Altitude: 11,123 Ft.
Temperature: 8* c to – 25*c
Guide Ratio: 10 to 15 Trekkers per Guide
Support Staff: Approximate 13 Support staff for a group of 10 – 12 trekkers
1. Safety – As much you may hate to accept, it's true, all adventure sports holidays have potential risk to your life & well-being; This is also the biggest deterrent, as the family is never confident or are unwilling to take the risk; Therefore at Zanskar Kanishka Expeditions, we understand the safety standards and have accurate and defined procedures and plans; These include evacuation plans along with a certified first aid administrator and basic first aid Kit.
2. Local knowledge – Most of the adventure sports activities happen in remote places; a local guide or a team lead from the region is a must in those expeditions; when you are dealing with local people he/she can be a great asset when, if you need help in a distress situation or just help y to understand the culture better, so that you don't end up offending people. for example, places like Leh, where altitude is a major challenge, only a local person can accurately predict any inconvenience or uneasiness traveller feel, thus identifying the issue and finding solutions are much easier than depending on bookish knowledge. When you travel with us 90% of the support staff that will accompany you on the trek will be local to ensure a smooth trek.
3. Right accommodation and Equipment – These two are non-negotiable item on our list. Everyone promises neat & hygienic accommodation, but when you are on a physically demanding trip comfort is equally important; A good sleep in the night can make a lot of difference in the quality of your activity the next day; we will ensure the best facilities possible in remote locations. We have certified tents \ sleeping bags \ accessories that will be carried on the trip for your comfort. Along with this, we will be carrying portable oxygen along with us for emergency use. For washrooms, there will be portable tents setup at camping ground to use.
4. Food VS Nutrition – when you are involved in a demanding physical activity it's not only important to eat, but even more important to eat right; we will provide you with good & nutritious food vegetarian food on this trip while camping. We will ensure that we take care of your calorie intake required to keep you well-nourished both during and after the activity.
Batch 1st = January 8th – January 16th
Batch 2nd = January 14th – January 22th
Batch 3rd = January 20th – January 28th
Batch 4th = January 26th – 3rd Feb
Batch 5th = 4th Feb – 12th Feb