Chadar Trek or Frozen River Trek

21,999.00 19,499.00

Chadar Trek/Frozen river trek is considered one of the most exciting and unique treks in India. It is, in reality, a very special and extraordinary trek that involves walking on the shiny ice on the bank of the Zanskar River and involves breathtaking views of ice peaks, unexpected hanging icicles and to sum it all up it is a beautiful valley that will attract your attention for the time you are at that place. During the day when the temperature rises with the sun shining on the ice, the frozen Zanskar river makes for a treacherous walk. At many places, the ‘Chadar’ doesn’t form that thickly on the waters and that’s where one has to find new routes on the embankment.

Satiate your adventure pangs as you choose to select this trek and push your boundaries for persistence and survival thereby receiving an unique exposure to the local people who survive such extreme conditions every day in search of livelihoods in such low temperatures and experience the ever-present sense of amazement at every turn. Book your Chadar Trek Package and get ready to experience something both adventurous and heavenly at the same time with Backpackclan as we provide the best trekking experience and look forward to taking care of all your needs and requirements by assuring you a safe, enjoyable, and memorable experience. Chadar Trek is indeed one of the most glamorous trek with awe-inspiring landscapes and an overall experience that will surely leave its imprints on your hearts forever. So what are you waiting for? Get ready and book your fun and adventure-packed trip with one of the best Chadar Trek/Frozen River Tour Package.

Trip Details

Depature Dates

January 5, 2023January 6, 2023January 7, 2023January 8, 2023January 9, 2023January 13, 2023January 14, 2023January 15, 2023January 18, 2023January 21, 2023January 22, 2023January 24, 2023January 27, 2023January 30, 2023February 2, 2023February 5, 2023February 8, 2023February 10, 2023


Tour Duration

8 Nights & 9 Days


Starting Location



Price Per Person


Package Details

Chadar Trek is the winter trail in Zanskar which is one of the famous trek in Ladakh region. Trekking over frozen Zanskar river is extraordinary and an amazing experience in itself. Best time to trek between Jan to Feb only.

Trip Schedule

Itinerary for Chadar Trek/Frozen River Trek

  • Fly To Leh/Arrival In Leh
    At An Altitude Of 11,400 Ft. Stay In A Guest House. Flying Over Miles And Miles Of Heavily Snowed Mountains Will Tell You Just Why It’s Impossible To Reach Ladakh By Road In The Winters. Keep Your Woolen Cap, Jacket And Gloves Handy. The Moment You Land At The Leh Airport Which Is One Of The Highest Airports In The World, You Will Feel The Fresh And Crisp Air And A Drastic Drop In The Temperature.
  • Rest Day In Leh For Acclimatization
    This Day Is Reserved For Acclimatization. Get Up Early In The Morning And We Will Start The Process Of Acclimatization At Such High Altitude And Extreme Cold. Now We Can Take A Walk To Explore The Leh City Such As Shanti Stupa & Leh Market. You Will Also Get The Opportunity To Witness The Amazing Views Of Leh City.
  • Medical Check-Up
    Today We Will Go For Our Preliminary Medical Check-Ups Near the ALTOA Office, Which Is Just Outside The Leh Market. The Trek Is Challenging In Nature And It Is Mandatory For All The Participants To Attain The Medical Certification Before We Start Chadar Trek. One Will Get A Certificate Only When Adequately Fit And Acclimatized For The Trek.
  • Shingra Koma And Somo Paldar Drive : 75 Kms and 3 Kms Trek
    Enjoy Tea And Breakfast In The Morning And Here We Go, First We Will Start Our Journey By Driving To Shingra Koma. The Beauty Of The Surrounding High Mountains Will Make You Speechless. After A Point, You Will Have To Deboard From The Vehicle And Start Trekking Towards Somo Paldar Campsite.
  • Trek To Dib Cave / Tibb 12 Kms
    Today You Will Start Your Trek To Dib Cave/Tibb. During The Day, You Will Behold The Breathtaking Beauty Of The Region Including Ravines And Gorges. The Trek Would Be Challenging As Walking On Frozen River Will Give You The Ultimate Experience. Our Night Halt Will Be At Dib. Butter Tea Would Be Offered And We Recommend You To Try It. Enjoy Overnight Stay At The Campsite.
  • Dib Cave / Tibb To Camp At Naerak 13 Kms
    After Breakfast We Will Start Our Trek, It Is The Most Scenic Part Of The Trek And We Are Sure You Will Love See The Largest Frozen Waterfall. The Region And The Praying Flags Along The Way Will Make You Awestruck. The Bridge Built Next To The Site Of The Waterfall Is Used In Summers To Reach Zanskar From Leh. Thereafter, You Can Proceed Towards The Village Of Naerak To Mingle With The Locals And Understand Their Way Of Living. Stay Overnight At The Village Camp Comfortably.
  • Naerak To Tibb 13 KMs
    Post Breakfast, We Will Start Our Return Trip And Proceed Towards Tibb. Though It Is A Return Journey But It Would Not Be the Same Before. The River Quickly Reacts To Any Change In The Temperature And Might Have Taken An Entirely New Form. Enjoy The Beauty Of The Region, Click Pictures And Meet Locals, Reach Dib Cave, Relax And Stay Overnight At The Campsite.
  • Tibb To Shingra Koma & Back To Leh 8 KMs and 75 Kms Drive
    In The Morning, Get Ready To Leave Tibb And Proceed Towards Shingra Koma, Crossing Gyalpo. The Trail Today Will Give You A Chance To Witness High Mountains And Pugmarks Of Wild Animals Like Snow Leopards, Ibex, And Foxes. If Lucky Enough, You Just Might Spot A Leopard; Even If You Do Not, Then At Least Be Sure, You Would Be Watched By Them. In The Evening, Drive Back To Leh And Stay Overnight At The Hotel.
  • Return From Leh
    As This Unforgettable Journey Gets Over, You Depart From Leh Having A Newfound Respect For The Zanskaries Who Brave All Odds And Survive With Style In Their Beloved Land. This Trek Also Leaves Behind A Tremendous Feeling Of Accomplishment – One Of Having Undertaken And Endured An Extraordinary And Challenging Trek. The Chadar Trek Will Be A Cherished Memory For Life.

Accommodations: Triple or Double Sharing Basis.

  • Day 1 to Day 3 : Hotel/Guest House accommodation – so you can acclimatize
  • Day 4 to Day 7 : Tented accommodation
  • Day 8: Hotel/Guest House accommodation 

Other Inclusions:

  • Meals While On Trek (Veg.)
  • Expert Mountaineering Guide
  • Breakfast When In Leh On Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 And Day 9
  • First Aid Medical Kits And Oxygen Cylinder
  • Qualified & Experienced Trek Leader, Guide And Support Staff To Help Trekkers
  • Skilled Local Staff Who Has Ample Knowledge Of The Route
  • Transport From Leh To Trekking Point On Day 4 And Trekking Point To Leh On Day 8
  • Vegetarian Meals On The Trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) Starting On Day 4 Packed Lunch To Day 8 Breakfast.
  • Hot Water In Buckets Shall Be Provided twice a day on Request While Staying In Guest House In Leh
  • Stay In Alpine/Dome Tents On Triple Sharing Basis On Day 4, Day 5, Day 6 And Day 7
  • Common Kitchen/Dining/Toilet Tents Will Be Used During The Trek
  • Cooks/Helper And Other Requisite Staff.
  • Porters For Carrying Common Equipment’s (Like Rations/Tents/Utensils/Groceries)
  • Equipment – Tents Double sharing / Sleeping Bags / Sleeping Mats
  • Basic First Aid Kit With A Portable Oxygen Cylinder.
  • Facility Of Keeping Extra Luggage At Leh When Leaving For Trek
  1. Gst @ 5%
  2. Personal Trekking Equipment – Like Gum Boots, Trekking Poles Or Sleeping Bag Liners
  3. Personal Insurance Or Cost Of Emergency Evacuation
  4. Purchases Of Personal Natures (Like Mineral Water Bottles/Bottled Or Canned Beverages/Chocolates/Dry Fruits Etc)
  5. Permit/Wild Life Fee/Altoa Fee/Insurance
  6. Airport Pick Up and Drop
  7. Any other meals or transport which is not in inclusions.
  8. Personal Porters For Carrying Trekker’s Backpacks
  9. Room Heaters At Guest House In Leh(We Suggest Not To Use The Room Heaters As The Same Dehydrate The Body And Your Body Won’t Get Acclimatize To Gear Up For The Chadar Trek)
  10. Cost Of Transport, Meals And Stay If In Case You Leave The Trek In Between And Return To Leh Before The Schedule Arrival On Day 8
  11. There Is No Centralized Heating And Portable Heaters, Heaters and Electric Blankets Provided.


In case the Chadar is not formed your local operator shall offer you the alternate trek for the same duration. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to the following events, then the cost of delays/or other changes are normally the responsibility of the participant. Bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, Government intervention, Airline schedules, Sickness.

Note –
If minimum group strength is not met, we have the right to cancel the departure. Should you wish to customize the trip as per your preferred date, separate charges will apply. Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change.  Tour operator reserves the right to change expedition dates or itineraries as conditions warrant. You need to bring the Medical certificate from your respective city. Chadar trek is surely going to be one of your most thrilling experiences of your lifetime. So, get ready for this exhilarating adventure and bring back home some embraceable memories. Cherish each and every moment of this trek and also share your amazing stories with the world.

Wildlife Department Fee Structure:
1. Wildlife Department permit @ Rs. 2,200/- for foreigners.
2. Wildlife Department permit @ Rs. 2,000/- for Indians.
3. NO fee will be levied for Guides/Cooks/Porter – Wildlife Department issued a circular in this regard.
4. ALTOA will provide Adventure Insurance and Medical Check-up at Leh @ Rs. 3,000/- per person
** above rates as per last year rates



Cancellation charges per person:

· 30 days or more before departure: 25% of total cost

· 20-29 days before departure: 50% of total cost

· Less than 20 days before departure: 100% of total cost

IF WE CHANGE OR CANCEL YOUR Trip \ Trek Do plan the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements. Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. If there are any changes, we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date. We also reserve the right under any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements by assigning reasons to you. If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements due to reasons beyond our control (e.g. bad weather), we shall first try to offer alternative dates for the tour if the tour hasn’t already commenced. IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY Trip \ Trek After confirmation of services, if you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way (e.g. your chosen departure date or accommodation), we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes must be in writing from the person who made the booking. All cost incurred due to amendment will be borne by you. All booking vouchers and tickets will be provided 5 days before departure. Disclaimer

· Refund will be issued in the name of the person in whose favour the receipt was issued.

· If payment has been received by credit / debit card, the refund is credited to the same card by which the payment was received. For all other cases, refund will be made by Account Payee Cheque only.

· All disputes subject to Delhi jurisdiction.



Chadar Trek/Frozen River Trek is the winter trail in Zanskar which is one of the famous treks in the Ladakh region. Trekking over the frozen Zanskar river is extraordinary and an amazing experience in itself. Best time to trek between Jan to Feb only.

3 reviews for Chadar Trek or Frozen River Trek

  1. baljinder

    Great service, the team was amazing and this was the best trek i ever had and trek guide and porter were good in there work so very much satisfied with that so overall great experience with u guys.

  2. Neha G


    I have been thinking about this Chadar trek since 3 I got the chance to face and trek it.
    I met Karan, Wahan, Stanzin (the operation team).they are doing a very wonderful work in Leh organizing this arduous of work.

    This trek is impossible without this team ,the guides (Dorje and Norbu) porter’s and helpers (Stenzin). Great hospitality could not be matched.

  3. taher1322

    The friendly nature of the organizers where pretty good. They helped us in adapting by giving us tips and general do and don’ts. The only travel company which provides food when you stay in Leh (basic food which can digest easily). The medical check was one of the tricky part which we were scared about but it went well too. The trek started and the food, basic amenities, help and friendly nature and gesture which we received was amazing. The food given was delicious and way healthy for you to give enough strength to walk upto 25kms a day. I would highly recommend everyone to choose adventure nation as their option because they are one of the amazing ones who knows in and out of the complete package. Operation was handled by Stanzin, Achuk and Kamal. Our Guides were Wongchuck and Tanzin.

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