Chadar Trek – The Frozen River Trek

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Chadar Trek – The Frozen River Trek

Chadar Frozen River Trek

If you are looking for Chadar Frozen River Trek with lowest prices then your search ends here. Aahvan Adventure is a leading Adventure Travel Operator in India located in Ahmedabad.

Chadar Trek – Fancy a real adventure trek with breathtaking views? The Chadar Frozen River Trek Package is your best bet. This trek covers a staggering 105 km one-way, with an average of 15-17 km per day. The winter snowfall closes most mountain passes and the ‘Chadar,’ meaning blanket refers to the frozen Zanskar river which becomes the only way for the residents near Zanskar to connect with the rest of the world. At times, the temperature drops to -30 to -35 degree Celsius. Despite the freezing temperatures, the sun and the blue skies are up by 9:00 am and that’s when our daily stay begins. While most of the trekking will be done on the frozen river, chadar or the normal trail used by the people in Zanskar, sometimes we will climb icy rocks or trails.

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COST OF THE TRIPRs. 21,500/- Per Person (Sharing Basis)
DEPARTURE TIMEPlease arrive at Leh on Day 01

Day 01 : Arrival Leh

As most roads are blocked during winters, air is the only way to reach Ladakh. The temperatures in Leh will always be in the negatives, so wear your warm clothes in the flight itself to avoid the drastic drop in temperatures from affecting you as you descend from the flight. Leh is immersed in snow and at times the roads will also be hidden under a thick sheet of ice. Due to this, the city will only be partly open. Only the shops catering to local needs will be open and hence, buy all your gears from your city. Overnight stay.


Day 02 :Leh – Acclimatization Day

Today is reserved for Acclimatization and Rest. Also you can go for half day sightseeing and visit the Shanti Stupa, hall of fame and other places. Overnight stay.


Day 03 : Leh – Tsomo Paldar

Your day will start with a A thrilling ride to Chilling along the Indus river will take you to the Nimu village where the Zanskar converges with the mighty Indus. The destination Chilling is 64 km away from Leh where we will start our trek on the frozen Zanskar river, with varied challenges. There will be a briefing by our instructors on how to trek on the Chadar. . From here, we will cross Tilat Do and walk around 6 to 7 hrs to reach Tsomo Paldar. Overnight stay will be on the banks of Zanskar river where the Aahvan team will pitch tents and hand out warm sleeping bags.


Day 04 : Tsomo Paldar – Tibb Cave

After having breakfast, we will kick-off today’s 14 km trek with scenes of frozen waterfalls and sky-reaching mountain walls which block most of the sunlight. The weather at Chadar is not very predictable, at times it can be cold with hard surface of slippery ice or it can be soft fresh snow. 14 km trek with scenes of frozen waterfalls and sky-reaching mountain walls which block most of the sunlight will lead us to Tibb Cave through Gyalpo. The trek ends with a hot cup of Ladakhi tea and an overnight stay in tents waiting for us in the Tibb Cave.


Day 05 : Tibb Cave – Nyerak

A 5 hour trek after breakfast through the beautiful cliffs, Juniper trees covered with prayer flags and the valley of Chadar will take us to the region’s largest waterfall, Nyerak waterfall. After a refreshing stop at the Nyerak waterfall, we will continue towards our destination, Nyerak village, where we will camp overnight at the side of the frozen river, in tents.


Day 06 : Nyerak – Tibb Cave

This day marks our return journey and although the trek is the same, there is a slight change in weather conditions and therefore the sceneries. Overnight stay in tents inside the cave, just like last time.


Day 07 : Tibb Cave – Gyalpo

The second day of our return journey will show us mesmerizing views of frozen waterfalls. The destination for today is Gyalpo with an overnight stay in tents.


Day 08 : Gyalpo – Tilat Do – Leh

The last day of our exciting Chadar Frozen River Trek will leave you wanting more of the snow and mountains. However, soon it will be time for us to say goodbye to the Frozen River and the people of Zanskar. At Tilat Do, a vehicle waiting for us will take us back to Leh.


Day 9: (Return) Leh to Destination


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January 27 to February 04 (FULL)

February 02 to February 10 (FULL)

February 03 to February 11 (FULL)



Rs. 21,500/-Per Person (Sharing Basis)

Leh to Leh


Accommodation:- Hotel/Guest House in Leh, Camping during trek
Transport to and from the base camp (Leh to Leh)
All meals – Vegetarian (On Trek)
Trekking equipment (Tents, Sleeping Bags, Kitchen & Toilet tents)
Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ice axes, ropes, etc.)
Services of an expert trek leader (qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering courses)
Services of an expert trek team (guides, cooks, helpers, porters/mules)
Safety equipment (first aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretcher, etc.)
Achievement Certificate
Memories of Life Time


GST 5% (Service Tax)
Transport from your city to Leh and Return
Food in Leh
Any kind of emergency evacuation charges
Permit and environment fees
Backpack offloading charges
Personal expenses of any kind
Anything apart from the inclusions


Before 30 days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
Between 21-30 days: 75% of the total trip cost will be refunded
Between 11-20 days: 50% of the total trip cost will be refunded
Between 0-10 days: No refund

Frequently Asked Questions on Chadar Trek

Q. What is the fitness level required for the Chadar trek and how hard is the trek?
A. This trek is difficult and we suggest this trek to experienced hikers.

Q. Which is the best time for Chadar Trek?
A. January & February

Q. What is the maximum altitude point of Chadar trek?
A. Nyerak – 3390m

Q. How can we reach Leh?
A. As most roads are blocked during winters, air is the only way to reach Leh-Ladakh.

Q. What will be the daytime and night temperature?
A. During day time the temperature will be around -5° to 0° and during night it will fall down to -30°

Q. Are trekking shoes mandatory?
A. Yes, Trekking shoes are mandatory and they would be with a good grip, ankle support and waterproof.

Q. Are there any provisions for taking bath?
A. There is no provision for bath on the trek.

Q. What is the size of trekking group?
A. 15-20 People

Q. How many guides are there in one group?
A. 2 guides

Q. Are accommodation for men and women separate?
A. Yes, men and women will not be sharing tents, unless they want.

Q. What kind of food you provide during the trek?
A. We provide food for 4 times in a day i.e. Breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and dinner.

Q. Do I need to carry any documents with me?
A. Carry an original ID card and a photograph.

Q. Do you provide toilet tents?
A. Yes we do provide Toilet tents.

Q. Can we expect rains/snowfall during the trek?
A. Yes, Sudden weather changes are expected, always carry a light rain coat or water proof windcheater/poncho.

Q. Is there any mobile network connectivity?
A. In Leh you will have BSNL, Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Postpaid mobile network. In other locations you won’t have any network.

Q. Where can we get Electricity?
A. During the trek, you will get electricity only in Leh.



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Tour Reviews

4.91 based on 44 reviews
October 13, 2018

Here it is! AAhvan Adventures provide the best Chadar trek with the best supporters throughout the journey. Whatever a trekker or adventurists seek for is here. Also, it is believed by the organization that as you move on with your team for an adventure it comes with the best information, accommodation and with the best well-experienced guide. Enrol for the adventure here.

May 19, 2018

January is when the winter is at its adulthood. The warm blood has to keep warm in the cold of Chadar range. The temperature nearly drops down to -25 or -30 degree Celsius. Keeping it safe from the cold Chadar trek is offered here with Aahvan adventures with the best support.

May 1, 2018

Chadar trek is normally offered in the month of the Dec- Feb. This is called the real Chadar of the ice sheets covered all around. December is the mother of the winter where the temperature drops down to -25 degree according to any researcher. To offer the lifetime adventure, we are here.Chadar trek the best trek ever.

April 24, 2018

Aahvan Adventure offers the best package and the best support to the Chadar trek. The weather is ruthless for the normal Humana being to stay up to that temperature level. I mean to explain that the temperature is always in the range of -25 to -30 degree Celsius. It is beneficial to stay warm all over that delicious cold weather does not eat the moment of the trek. Prerequisites are to be taken care of like checking the blood pressure of a person, stamina and the care to be taken care of not walking around the flowing water and to get wet, or else, it creates a great problem.

April 24, 2018

Chadar Trek in February is more of your Comfort as this trek offers more of the snow in a way. In addition to that, One can set a trail on this frozen river when there is a cold atmosphere.

April 19, 2018

The famous Chadar Trek valley is situated at the 13,000 feet above the sea level and yes, people thus, call this trek as the most challenging one. The so-called distance is the 105Km where the trekker has to have a walk of 15km a day.

April 2, 2018

Yes, Delhi is the place from where AAhvan Adventures start its journey to the most amazing and challenging trek Of Himalayan range in India. The trail is set from Delhi to Leh. Leh to small cities for sightseeing and then proceed to Chadar.

March 27, 2018

Are you planning to jump to any adventure? Everybody has the dream to set up a solo or a team trails to the most challenging and the adventurous spot. Plan for the most challenging Chadar trek with us, The AAhvan Adventures!

March 19, 2018

Himalayan range trek are mostly in the winter season as one explore more of the snow and more of the winter. It swirls your nose to see the peak, the lightening peak of the Himalayan range treks. The Himalayan range trek is normally at the higher altitude. In addition to that, the most suitable snowy trek is the Chadar trek which is explored in the month of Jan-Feb.

March 9, 2018

This is famous for its beauty in showing the frozen waterfall. The best time to see this Marvelous beauty with Aahvan Adventure is between Dec-Feb as the winter is on you and you have to enjoy the snow.

March 2, 2018

You may wonder, why this trek is called as the Chadar Frozen River trek? Because this is the most amazing Frizzed River Trek. The skating lover can be the most amazed with the live snow skating at that place. One has to see the Frozen Waterfall that comes running from the mountain heights. Here it is with the full difficult level of a walk for almost 15 Km a day. It is situated at the height of 13,000ft above the sea level. This is the Frozen River trek, which is only enjoyable in the month of December to February as the winter is at the boon.

February 27, 2018

Chadar treks difficulty level increases with the multiplication of the snow layer during the commencement of the trek. As the trek itself so opened in the winter season so that the trail can see the beauty of the snow around. The trek is looked with the most difficult level as the waterfall is the frozen one, the temperature is normally at its lowest, it is 13,000 feet above sea level and one has to walk for almost 15 Km a day. This takes the difficulty level of the most amazing trek around India.

February 19, 2018

Aahvan Adventure provides its adventure lovers with the best cost-effective package. Aahvan Adventure offers only 21,500/- only to this difficult level trek.

February 17, 2018

The snow sheet trek cannot be said as the easiest one, it comes with a lot of challenge in its way. The difficulty level for the trek begins at the Home of the Leh. Somebody having the blood pressure problem can set the trail back to Leh within 24 hours. This Chadar Trek is the best way to keep you aware of all the snow falls and snow rock falls. This is difficult in the sense of taking care of one’s health and the trek in the -25 degree Celsius temperature

February 15, 2018

Chadar itself suggest you that this is the cover of the ice sheets. In January the normal temperature drops down to the -25 or -30 degree in the Chadar. Hence, Chadar trek in January is the most attractive trek. One can enjoy the midst and shower of the snow all over as well as one can see the frozen waterfall.January is the best time to take a challenge to have a trek to the Chadar trek.

February 10, 2018

Chadar trek is normally called as the Frozen river trek. This is located in the region at Zanskar River. The best time as it is tremendously frozen and the winter is at the peak in the month of January and February. Thus, the best time to visit this amazing spot with AAhvan Adventures is in the month of Jan-Feb.

February 6, 2018

Aahvan Adventure is a rising trekking company. It is developed with the aim to share the best trekking experiences with the world. Trekking is normally the most challenging part but if it is offered to all with the nominal rate than the trek is total fun. Here, AAhvan Adventure provides the best support and best package one can have to fulfil their dream to the Chadar trek trekking. Book your tickets and enjoy with the AAhvan team.

January 31, 2018

As suggested by most of the traveller, The Chadar trek was first and the least reviewed trek as because of its difficulty level. It is reviewed as the toughest one but the most beautiful one that takes a lot of courage. Adventure lover must go for commencing this trek.

January 31, 2018

What do you prefer a trekking challenge or a temperature? Of course, A trek challenge. A warmblood always offers with the best everlasting snow challenge, well everybody dream of it. The chadar of the ice is shredded like the trunk of the tree all over when you start travelling from Leh. The temperature is very low mostly in negative and hence, a heart patient finds it very difficult to complete this trek.

January 26, 2018

Leh is the base camp for the proceeding Frozen River Trek. The real journey starts with the Chadar trek is from Leh-Ladakh. Explore more with the Aahvan Adventure.

January 19, 2018

Are you a trek beginner? If Yes, then this is the moderate-tough trek for you. But yes, for the best challenge in the adventure field, this is the best one for you. With the best company, the trek offers come with the best team support. Hence, Chadar trek for beginners needs to have a self-confidence and the risk-taking attitude. Aahvan adventure offers the best package for the beginner to the Frozen River trek- The Chadar Trek.

September 4, 2017


August 30, 2017

Hi, please send me the full details, including total expenses to & fro basecamp (Leh). Need to plan accordingly. Two of us are planning to join this this January.
Are these Waterproof trekking shoes are available for rent?
I’ve never been to any trek before. Though I went to Leh from Guwahati by motorcycle twice. Can I go for this Trek?

September 27, 2016

The walks on the snow blanket was no less than a dream come true.I successful completed this trek last year and I’m still not over the trek.This trip is just like being in heaven.It was all white, snow all around and we were walking on a Frozen River which is on its own an amazing experience.

August 5, 2016

Super chilling wind and that thrill, it can’t be described in words. Juts go there and you will realize that your decision was absolutely correct. And a big thanks goes to Aahvan Adventures for making me the witness of that Magic by Nature.

April 17, 2016

Hello There,
Can you please send me available dates for this trek ?

April 17, 2016

Yes Mr. Shridhar, I have sent you mail with all dates and details for this trek..Thank You

March 27, 2016

After knowing about the during of this trek, I was wondering about how the body would feel after spending 9 days in such a chill.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 River.

March 17, 2016

Chadar Trek is one such trek where we get to see the beauty and magic of the nature to its fullest. This is a frozen ice trek within India. India is truly incredible. Walking steadily over the frozen Zanskar River was the best ever I did do far. At times, had to climb the nearby rocks and find the way forward. The drops in the temperature were also the challenging part. But at the end, with the help of the experienced guides and trek leaders,I completed this Chadar trek and got a million of breathtaking memories with me. My most beautifull and adventurous experience in India.All credits to Aahvan Adventure Team…

March 14, 2016

The place where you are walking on a frozen river and where the temperature falls up to -30 degrees. Thrill, excitement, adventure, beauty, nature etc. seems like all are created to describe Chadar Trek. Weaving between the snow capped mountains on a frozen path that constantly evolved and changed to make everyday a different experience was truly breathtaking. You not only get to trek through a frozen river but also get to witness the beauty of nature at its best. Climb over the surrounding snowy rocks, walk over the frozen waters, find way even when there is no way; you can only experience in this trek. Amazing experience overall.

March 7, 2016

The whole trip was an thrilling experience. With this organizer, booking was pretty easy and the guides or trekking staffs are really praiseworthy. Nice and memorable experience of trekking through the chadar frozen river trek.

February 27, 2016

It was an extraordinary experience on the Chadar Trek, this trek transforms into a completely new place during winters. It was my one of the unforgettable and remarkable trek of my life, you can imagine how delightful the entire trek is and also, the service was really awesome. keep it up AAHVAN ADVENTURES.

February 6, 2016

Just forget about the other treks and if you really want to challenge your own limits then you just need go for this Chadar frozen river trek. I promise you will get a life changing experience and about what the real trekking in mean. From beginning till the end, this Chadar trekking experience will keep you spellbound for sure. Such an amazing trek.

January 29, 2016

Chadar trek is that, I think all trekkers should go on board as the entire experience is simply breathtaking and equally beautiful. I successful completed this trek and still I want to this again and again.

January 11, 2016

Please mail me all the details of this trek on my mail id.

December 5, 2015

Can you give any group discount?

November 6, 2015

Hello, how can I join this trek? Please mail me all the details on my mail ID.

April 14, 2015

This experience etched on in my mind. Trek as we have was an experience that is just implausible! How can even a frozen River be so beautiful and kudos to the organisers for organizing such a trek very well.Thanks Aahvan Adventures for making it possible for us!

April 6, 2015

The experience is completely unforgettable and also the best of my life so far. I did many treks in Himalayas before but Chadar trek will always be my favourite. I don’t know about other organisers, but with this team, booking was pretty easy and the guides or trekking staffs are really praiseworthy. Nice and memorable experience of trekking through the chadar frozen river trek.

March 29, 2015

I completed this Chadar River trek and got a million of super enthralling memories with me. Great experience of Ladakh Chadar trek!I rarely write any review but my experience was so wonderful that I really want everyone to know that how beautiful was to trek on the frozen river.

February 24, 2015

Once in your life please do this chadar trek, the entire experience that you will have here is something that you won’t forget in your entire life. Truly an extra ordinary place to visit.

February 22, 2015

Do you have any batches in march month?

February 22, 2015

Sorry, This trek is only possible in the month of January and February. Snow melts after February, So it would not be possible to do this trek in March.

January 25, 2015

I have never seen those stunning views ever in all my travels around the world, It was truly an amazing experience. The entire mixture of streaming water, slippery ice, mountains, mountains, snowfall, waterfalls, clear skies and not to forget below freezing temperatures definitely embossed this adventure into my memory. The management and support of Team Aahvan was extremely good! Will defiantly join you next year for some other trek.

January 17, 2015

I would suggest chadar trek to all passionate trekkers. It is an amazing experience walking on the frozen river where at some places the snow blanket is so thin that you can hear the water movement under the snow. The Chadar Trek was one of the experience that I just cannot forget.

January 3, 2015

We are group of 12 people. Can you please tell me which dates are available?