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 1, Saturday:
Report at Leh. Acclimatize and over night at guest house.
Day 2, Sunday:
Drive from Leh to Tilat Sumdo camp.
Day 3, Monday:
Trek to Shingra (9km - 6hrs)
Day 4, Tuesday:
Trek to Dibb (14.5 km -08 hrs)
Day 5, Wednesday:
Trek to Naerak Pullu (11.5 km - 7 hrs)
Day 6, Thursday:
Trek back from Naerak to Dibb
Day 7, Friday:
Trek to Shingra Koma
Day 8, Saturday:
Trek to Tilat Sumdo and drive back to Leh.
Day 9, Sunday:
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.