This trek is considered as one of the most exciting and unique treks - a very special and an extraordinary trek on shiny ice on the bank of Tsarap River. You will be dropped by a vehicle at Chilling Sumdo (crossed road) then your trek leads in a narrow valley filled with breath-taking views of ice-peaks and unexpected hanging icicles that will attract your gaze for some time. You will spend the night at cave camps with the help of a bonfire that will keep you warm and relaxed.
For better or worse, the Chadar trek is an endangered activity and within 5 years will cease to exist in its current form.
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 due to heavy snowfall blocking the high passes. 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 acquires a pristine grandeur in winter as the trail enters into the gorge of the Zanskar, where temperature sometimes drops to - 30 to - 35 Degree Celsius.
Things to Carry -
To carry your own luggage you will need trek bag at least 50 to 60 litres capacity depending on your luggage carrying tendency. It is not recommend for you to carry luggage more than 65 litres as at that altitude it would be very tough to carry so much luggage.
At least 3-4 pairs of dry fit trousers to be carried along. The material should be of quick dry type. It is essential because body heat melts the snow on your clothes they get wet. Easy dry materials avoid your inconvenience because of wet clothes.
Carry good quality trekking shoes with enough anti skid pattern on the bottom. Trekking shoes with good rubber sole are the best. Do not go for running shoes. They are usually insufficient and have tendency to slip.
Two set of travelling clothes. This set you can keep behind in hotel luggage and can pick up after trek.
At least 4 set of warm socks. (Can sustain upto -25 to -30 degree.)
Monkey cap (fleece material). Avoid handmade caps. A monkey camp with thick weaving is recommended as it protects you not from cold but from wind chill factor as well.
At least 4 set of dry fit t-shirts with long sleeves.
Warm jacket and fleece jacket.
Two Good quality hand gloves (warm) added with another set of hand gloves (waterproof).
Thermal wear. Very important for this trek.
Waterproof and windproof jacket.
Sunscreen lotion, lip balm, cold creams etc.
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