If you are looking for a once in a lifetime experience, this is it.
Anyone who is familiar with the famous Chadar Trek in the Zanksar region of Ladakh will already be well aware that this is a cold destination. It literally takes trekkers across the sheet of ice that forms over the frozen Zanskar River during the winter months – an adventure that words simply cannot do justice.
The journey itself is actually quiet ancient – it is the only way for the people of Padum (the capital of the Zanskar Valley) to reach Leh during the winter. A road is currently being constructed through the mountains to increase accessibility in this region; when it is complete, the trek will quickly become obsolete.
To ensure that you are fully prepared for everything that your Chadar Trek has to throw at you, we have compiled this preparation toolkit:
As you literally walk across a sheet of ice, the trail changes every year. This can make for some surprises. You need to be prepared for sudden detours over rock faces and extreme weather conditions. There is also a possibility that you will run into some wildlife during the journey.
If you have an open mind and are ready to embark on a once in a lifetime experience, the Chadar Trek is waiting for you.