The ‘Chadar’ is a perfect example of this resourcefulness of the Ladakhis and their indomitable spirit, in the face of such daunting odds. The term ‘Chadar’ means blanket in the local language, thereby giving an indication to the nature of this whole experience. Large sections of the river Zanskar, which is one of the mightiest rivers in Ladakh, freeze over in the dead of winter and are covered by a thick blanket of ice. This frozen blanket or ‘Chadar’ is the only way in and out for Zanskaris in winter, when the road and various other caravan routes are closed. It has been their traditional trade route in winter for Centuries. The seven to eight days walk from chilling to Padum is both challenging as well as an incomparably exciting experience. The landscape aquires a pristine grandeur in winter as the trail enters into the gorge of the Zanskar, where temperatures sometimes drop to –30 to -35 Degree Celsius.
Day 01:Saturday, 28th Jan 17
Report at Leh. Acclimatize and over night at guest house.
Day 02:Sunday, 29th Jan 17
Drive from Leh to Tilat Sumdo camp.
Day 03:Monday, 30th Jan 17
Trek to Shingra (9km - 6hrs)
Day 04:Tuesday, 31st Jan 17
Trek to Dibb (14.5 km -08 hrs)
Day 05:Wednesday, 1st Feb 17
Trek to Naerak Pullu (11.5 km - 7 hrs)
Day 06:Thursday, 2nd Feb 17
Trek back from Naerak to Dibb
Day 07:Friday, 3rd Feb 17
Trek to Shingra Koma
Day 08:Saturday, 4th Feb 17
Trek to Tilat Sumdo and drive back to Leh.
Day 09:Sunday, 5th Feb 17
Flight from Leh to Mumbai
Hat / Cap, Woolen cap / Balaclava
Pair of Woolen Gloves
T-shirts, Fleece Sweatshirt / Sweater
Windproof Jacket – 01 nos.
Leggings from a Track-suit, shorts
Pair of sturdy sports shoes with rubber sole
Cotton Socks, Woolen Socks, Extra shoe laces
Raincoat / Poncho 01 nos.
Full Body Towel 01 nos.
Torch with spare batteries
Sunscreen lotion, min 30 SPF, Toiletries
Medicines as specified by doctor
Camera, Cam charger, Mobile Chargermay get wet, your clothes will still remain dry!
First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
Transport from Leh to Leh
Accommodation. Tented or Tourist lodge.
Meals while on trek (Veg)
Trek equipment (Tent, Sleeping Mat, Sleeping bag),
Experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff to help trekkers.
Any kind of personal expenses.
Porter to carry personal luggage.
Anything not specifically mentioned under the head price Includes.
Note: if porter is required, arrangements can be done at extra payments.
It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking. While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should seek their physicians advice before coming.