Frozen River Trek

Walking on Frozen river of Zanskar is an ultimate experience for adventure lover. The traditional name of the trek is "Chadar trek" the frozen sheet, which was only way in and out for Zanskaris in winter when all other ways are closed due to heavy snow fall at high passes. Therefore, it had been trade route for centuries for Zanskari People. Now the route is also famous as winter trekking among adventure lovers. For last several years, we have been organizing this winter trek in three different options with trained local Zanskari potters and our well-experienced guide and staff.

    What's Included?

  • Accommodation in Guest House in Padum and Hotel in Kargil with all meals.
  • All transportation by Toyota Qualis, Innova or Scorpio.
  • Two men tent, Kitchen and dining tents.
  • Kitchen equipments and Toilet Tent.
  • Stool, Table and mattresses.
  • Food veg and non-veg.
  • Cook, helper and guide.
  • Horses for Luggages.
  • Monument entrances, wild life fees and camping charges.
Please Note: A $150 supplement will be applied for single travelers.

Day 1 - Delhi - Leh

Arrival at Leh airport, to be received by our representative & transferred to the hotel. Take a full day rest at the hotel as you need to acclimatize well to the high altitude. Overnight Hotel in Leh.

Day 2 - Sightseeing of Hemis, Thiksey and Shey

After breakfast drive for a full day sightseeing with visits to Shey Palace, Thiksey and Hemis monasteries. Overnight Hotel in Leh.

Day 3 - Full day sightseeing of Phyang, Liker and Alchi

After breakfast proceed for a full day sightseeing with visits to Phyang, Liker and Alchi monasteries. Overnight Hotel in Leh.

Day 4 - Leh - Chiling (3200m), 5 hrs drive (Taxi / Bus)

After breakfast drive towards Nimoo where the confluence of river Zanskar & Indus is, from there take left & drive along the Zanskar River till you reach Sumdado. At Chiling after Lunch visit the White Copper artists famous for their handmade works. Overnight in a home stay.

Day 5 - Chilling - Tilatdo - Shingra-gongma, 5 hrs

After breakfast start walking towards Tilatdo (0.5hr) from where the Trek will start till you reach Shingra-gongma. Stay overnight in the tent.

Day 6 - Trek Shingra-gongma - Deepyokma (3300m), 4hrs

After breakfast start the 4hrs trek to Deepyokma where you'll see no. of caves, Tsomo Paldar, naturally flowing spring water. Overnight camp.

Day 7 - Deepyokma to Nyrakpulu (3400m), 4 - 5 hrs

Start the trek to Deepyokma, after 4-5 hrs reach Nyarakpulu. Camp at irrigation field.Another 1hr walk up along with a small stream you will reach a beautiful village called Nyarak. From here Singee-La will be visible, which is a summer trek pass. Overnight camp.

Day 8 - Nyarakpulu - Lingshed (3800m), 6 - 7 hrs

Walk on Chadar / Frozen sheet for 1-2 hrs & then another 5hrs steep walk up to Lingshed Village. All your tiredness will vanish after spending the night at Lingshed village Home stays where local heating is available. Overnight Homestay.

Day 9 - Lingshed (Full day rest)

Spend the day exploring Lingshed Village, its Monastery & a school for the monks. Lingshed is connected with other parts of Ladakh only through trek routes therefore in winters hardly any tourists visits this place. Overnight Homestay.

Day 10 - Lingshed - Nyarakpulu, 6-7 hrs

Walk back through the same steep path for 4-5 hrs & then walk on the frozen sheet for another 1- 2 hrs till you reach Nyarakpulu. Overnight Camp.

Day 11 - Nyarakpulu - Tsomopaldar (3300m), 4 hrs

Taking the same route back from Nyarakpulu to Tsomopaldar. Overnight camp.

Day 12 - Trek Tsomopaldar - Tilatdo (3200m), 5 hrs

Trek back from Tsomopaldar to Shingra gongma & then to Tilatdo. Overnight camp.

Day 13 - Tilatdo - Chiling - Leh, 5 - 6 hrs

Walk for half an hour from Tilatdo to Chilling. From Chiling 5hrs drive by Taxi or Bus to Leh. Reach Leh by evening. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day 14 - Departure from Leh

In the morning transfer to the airport from where you’ll board the flight to Delhi.


  • Any flight tickets and any Accommodation except Padum and Kargil.
  • No accommodation in Leh is included in Trekking Packages.
  • Sleeping Bags, trekking shoes and clothing.
  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head "Prices Included".
  • Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
  • Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated).
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.

    Cancellation Policy

  • 10% cancellation charges if the trekking is cancelled within 30 days before the tour.
  • 20% cancellation charges if the tour and trek is cancelled within a one week before the tour.
  • No refund if the trek or tour is cancelled after starting or middle of the trek or tour.


  • Prices valid from 01 January 2013 to 30 December 2013.
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