WSR Trek to Frozen River - Chadar Trek from 13th to 21st January 2017


Short Info:

Event Partner: Himalayan Explorers Club

Expected Temperatures: -14 degrees°C (day time), -30 degrees°C (night time)

Number of Days : 9 (Leh to Leh) 

Cost : 19,500/- Per Person

          19,000/- WSR Members

          18,500/- ( If Booking Done Before 30th September 2016 )


Fixed Departure Batch Dates : 13th January 2017



'Chadar Trek' is one of the wildest trek in the world and a superb test of your mental strength. Chadar means veil of ice and this frozen sheet/river is the only road-way for the Zanskaris living in padum or lingshed to go to Leh or from Leh as other passes are closed during the winters due to heavy snowfall.

Suitable for everyone without health issues.



Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in leh by morning flight (Day for acclimatization)

Leh can be reached only through Air during winters, Temperatures in Leh vary from -10degrees to -15degrees in the winter months of January. It is important for the trekkers to plan their clothing even for the flight. As soon as you get down from the flight the cold wind will affect the people who are landing from lower altitudes. Hence you are required to plan your clothing in advance. Please ensure you wear thermals + winter jackets + woolen caps even while exiting the aircraft.

This day will be reserved for acclimatization.

Day 2: Leh to Tilat Sumdo (Private jeeps)

Depart from Leh early in the morning & arrive at Tilat Sumdo. From here the temperatures start dropping further in the night. Here we start our first walk on the Chadar. There will be a briefing session on how to walk on the chadar along with how to identify the right surface to walk. There are various risk factors associated with the way you walk on the chadar, hence it is important to take things slowly. Here we will setup our campsites & stay for the night.

Camp at Tilat Sumdo

Day 3: Trek from Tilat Sumdo to Shingra Koma

Since this is the winter season the day starts late & we will be starting our trek by the morning at 9Am onwards. Since this will be the first day of your actual walk we will try & train you on how to observe, how to identify & how to walk. Today we will do a six hour walk across the river.

Yes it will be quite cold, plan your day till noon.

Distance for the day 9 kms,

Time Taken 5.5 to 6 hrs.

Camp at Shingra Kogma

Day 4: Trek from Shingra Koma to Tibb

Longest walk of the trek – A 15kms long walk across the beautiful Zanskar River, Remember to keep your camera handy. The spectacular views that the valley offers to you is definitely work taking your cameras out.

Since the day is long we will have lunch enroute. After an beautiful & exhaustive day you will retire for the night at camps.

Distance for the day 15 kms,

Time Taken 7.5 to 8 hrs.

Camp at Tibb

Day 5: Trek from Tibb to Nerak, 12 kms, 7 hrs.

Tibb to Nerak is 12 kms walk along the Zanskar River, Frozen waterfall – this is the most magnificent waterfall you can see, This will be the Star attraction of the day. Here we will be experiencing the magical nature of the zanskar valley in the winters. A rare sighting & once in a life time experience.

Tonight we will camp near the Nerak village.

Distance for the day 15 kms,

Time Taken 7.5 to 8 hrs.

Camp at Nerak

Day 6: Return from Nerak to Tibb, 7 hrs.

When you turn back & look at something it is not what you have seen, as the way back not only looks but is also a lot different from what you have seen. On a logical direction if you are heading in a reverse direction Hence look for the difference, enjoy the finer details

Camp at Tibb

Day 7: Trek from Tibb to Shingra Kogma.

Camp at Shingra Kogma

Day 8: Trek from Shingra Koma to Tilat Sumdo and drive back to Leh

Day 9 : Return flight from Leh (early morning) 



1. Accommodation  in Leh:

Stay at specified hotels in Leh for 2 nights

Rooms on sharing basis

During the trek -camping .Stay in tents for 6 nights.

2.  All meals during the trek

3. Transportation by NAC mazda mini bus for trek departure transfers.

4. Mics. charges are inclusive like

· Potareges at hotel 

· All applicable luxury/ road taxes

· Trekking equipments ( Tents / Dining Tent / Mattress / Sleeping bags )

· Staff ( cook / guide / helpers / porters )




Any monastery entrance fees, Any Joy ride or rafting.

Medical expenses (apart from first aid) and insurance of any kind.

Tips, laundry, liquors, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, camera fee and items of personal nature.

Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the program, any extra running will be charges extra.

Any personal porter charge

Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay / cancellation / hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities or any emergency evacuation expenses during the trek.

Any kind of expense if you are coming back from the trek before the scheduled date

Any other item not mentioned in the cost includes section.

Chadar trek environmental fee--Only if the local association decides to charge it in 2017 ( this fee is not there till now)


For Registrations call Team WSR:

Harshal : 9173664008 / 9967899156

Deepak : 9699648235

if not reachable do sms or watsapp.

E-mail id:



Advance payment of Rs. 5000/-  compulsory to book your seats ( Non- Refundable )


Payment details:

The amount is to be deposited in the following account.

Bank of India Account No: 050010310001957

Type: Saving

Name: Harshal Modi

IFSC code: BKID0000500

Branch: Camp, Pune


Any adventure activity is a disciplined fun so please check our "Rules and Regulation" page.

Important Points to keep in mind:

1 The leader's decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.

2 Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.

3 Please do not wear any jewelry.

4 Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, Wherever you go, leave only your footprints and take back only memories.

5 Alcohol is strictly prohibited on the Rides. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the ride. NO REFUND will be provided.


Medical Disclaimer: 

It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves. 

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