Chadar Frozen River Trek

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chadar frozen river trek :Visit Ladakh in deep winter to experience one of the world’s most magnificent and beautiful landscapes, in its most peaceful season and in total contrast to the summer crowds. You are very likely to see rare wildlife at this time of year in the frozen valleys and high above the tiny mountain villages. As winter begins, we select our route (Chadar, Lama Yuru circuit via Kongski-la, Lama Yuru to Photoksar) depending on the winter conditions and ice formation in this highly sensitive mountain ecosystem.

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As winter begins, we wait for the ice formation on the chader trek route in this highly sensitive mountain ecosystem. You are very likely to see rare wildlife inn chadar frozen river trek at this time of year in the frozen valleys and high above the tiny mountain villages.

Our route takes you deep into the frozen winter landscape among some of the world’s highest mountains and spectacular landscapes, lit under a bright winter sun and sparkling mid-winter stars. Our Camps are at about 3500 metres (11,480 feet). The cold temperatures are a challenge for everyone, but this experience is suitable for all ages and abilities.

 

Frozen rivers and majestic mountains

Departing from Leh by road along the frozen Indus River to our trek start point (about 50 kilometres). Our routes vary from 7-14 days (depending on your preference), taking you deep into the frozen winter landscape among some of the world’s highest mountains.

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Winter camp

We make camp along the way, on the riverside and in caves. Our camps are at about 3,500 metres (11,480 feet) and although the cold temperatures are a challenge for everyone, this experience is suitable for all ages and abilities. Night-time temperatures are around -25 degrees centigrade : we provide you with insulated gear and tents tosurvive this extreme and a big hot breakfast to revive you in the bright morning.

Experience the serenity and peace of ancient villages in deep winter

Ladakh is famous for its colourful monasteries and friendly villages, where hot tea is always on offer. Visit in winter to experience true life in the mountains and find deep peace in the tranquil landscape.

chadar frozen river trek
Frozen Ice River at Chadar Trek
I advise that you pack according to what you feel comfortable carrying. As a Guide, you can fit the essential in a 25kg day-pack. You are responsible for carrying all your own personal items (Including clothes and shoes) *that are listed here, and you are also responsible for the security of your papers and valuables etc. I recommend you pack and practice carrying at home, atleast a few times before your planning for Winter Trek in Leh.
Here are the items which I recommend that each person bring them on the trek.

Clothings Section

  • Base layer: Wicking Underwear
  • Mid layer: insulating jacket/vest/pants
  • Rain pants (or soft-shell pants)
  • Dry clothing for camp
  • Insulating hat, cap or headband
  • Facemask or Balaclava
  • Goggles
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof overmitts

Footwear & Socks Section

  • Insulated boots
  • Camp boot – Gumboots
  • Causual shoes
  • Main socks, liner socks, spare socks, woollen socks
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Winter Gears Items

  • Gaiter
  • Trekking poles
  • Day bag-pack & summit bag
  • Sleeping bag
  • Water-bottle
Personal items
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand sanitizer & quick dry towel
  • Toothbrush & daily use kit
  • Notebook and pen or pencil
Nutrition
  • Dry fruits
  • Energy bars
  • Energy beverages
Paper’s & Identity Card
  1. Latest Medical Certificate from MBBS DOCTOR ( Please Note : Medical Certificate will also Mandatory to done in Leh itself.)
  2. Undertaking certificate
  3. Identity card
  4. Your Airlines Boarding Pass of Arrival to Leh
  5. Travel Insurance

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