Are you ready for a Once-in-a-lifetime Trek?
If you are a true travel freak, we invite you for this challenge!
Chadar Trek- Journey of a Lifetime
Trek Duration – 7 Days (But we made it in 5 Days )
Total Kms Covered- 72 kms
Day-1 – 05 kms (Shingra Yokma to Bakula Bao)
Day-2- 18 kms (Bakula Bao-Tibb cave)
Day-3 – 26 kms (Tibb Cave- Naerk- Tibb Cave)
Day-4- 16 Kms-(Tibb Cave- Shingra Koma)
Day-5- 07 kms ( Shingra Koma- Shingra Yokma)
Discover your Real self-
My first trip to Ladakh in 2018 started with the Frozen Zanskar. Thankfully we organised a customised trip with like minded buddies with best possible facilities to ease out the journey and enjoy completely. Our Journey was definitely different as we were just a bunch of 4 crazy people with 15 helpers 🙂
This is one of the most challenging Treks in the world and is done only in the harsh winters when the Zanskar River freezes completely and a sheet of Ice (Chadar) forms on the river from which the trek derives its name: “Chadar Trek”. The temperature varies between – 20 to – 35 degrees at night and -15 to -18 degrees during the day.
This journey was an adventure in every possible way, right from walking on the Frozen Zanskar, the huge cracks on the sheet of ice, singing songs, learning Ladakhi words, climbing multiple mountains and ridges, falling, slipping and tumbling many a times on the icy sheet, overcoming various dangerous and treacherous obstacles where the ice sheet had melted away, eating hot Maggi with chai in lunch, enjoying the sled rides, climbing a mountain at 12000 feet to reach the Final Summit Point, sleeping in freezing sleeping bags, bonfires, dry toilets, watching a trillion stars at night, wearing layers of clothes to keep yourself warm.
Words fall short to describe the infinite beauty this trek offers.
This trek could actually be a turning point in one’s life as it teaches you a lot. You might stumble or fall many a times but you must again get up to move forward. That is what life teaches you: Not only do you need to balance yourself but also all the people around you. You will find happiness in smallest of things and will happily survive on whatever little you get.
No matter what you encounter, no matter how many obstacles you encounter… you need to always find a way!!!
A big shout out to the LOCAL PORTERS for always being there for us right from the first day to guiding us at every moment and carrying heavy loads on their shoulders. Also, for always serving us with hot meals, only to make our trek less difficult, enjoyable and safer!
The trek is all about determination & survival – of learning to survive in the harsh terrains at sub-zero temperatures, interacting with the locals & understanding their way of living, especially in one of the most uninhabitable regions in the world, while you trek across a dramatic gorge with frozen waterfalls on the frozen trail of Zanskar spread out like a “Chadar” for miles and miles in front of you.
This is certainly a “Do before you die” journey!
Before you get over-enthusiastic and throw us questions on the whats, whys and hows of Leh-Ladakh Chadar Trek, let us first tell you it’s not going to be a red carpet walk! The frozen Zanskar has many steep canyons and you might need to garner all your strength as you will be carrying a backpack loaded with utilities. Are you ready for the challenge?
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