Chadar Trek till Lingshed10 Nights , 11 Days ( LDK/Ct-L )
Named as Chadar, the “Frozen Sheet” The Chadar trek is one of the most challenging trek of all since you will be walking on the frozen river. While going towards Zanskar, you will be walking upstream and on the return trek, it’s all coming down the valley. The altitudes from the starting point till Zanskar will be differences of about 300mtrs.Best Time: Jan to Mid-Feb.
Day 1: Delhi - Leh
Arrive at Leh airport, to be received by our representative & transferred to the hotel. Take a full day rest at the hotel as you need to acclimatize well. Overnight Hotel in Leh.
Day 2: Sightseeing of Hemis, Thiksey and Shey:.
After breakfast drive for a full day sightseeing with visits to Shey Palace, Thiksey and Hemis monasteries. Overnight Hotel in Leh.
Day 3 : Leh – Chiling/Tilatdo to Shingra-Gongma (3200m) 5 hrs drive (Taxi/Bus):.
After breakfast drive towards Nimoo where the confluence of river Zanskar & Indus is, from there take left & drive along the Zanskar River till you reach Sumdado. At Chiling after Lunch visit the White Copper artists famous for their handmade works.After that walking towards Tilatdo (0.5hr) from where the Trek will start till you reach Shingra-gongma(5 hrs). Stay overnight in the tent.
Day 4 : Trek Shingra-gongma to Deepyokma (3300m) 4 hrs.
After breakfast start the 4hrs trek to Deepyokma where you’ll see no. of caves, Tsomo Paldar, naturally flowing spring water. Overnight camp.
Day 5 :Deepyokma to Nyrakpulu (3400m) 4-5 hrs.
Start the trek to Deepyokma, after 4-5 hrs reach Nyarakpulu. Camp at irrigation field.Another 1hr walk up along with a small stream you will reach a beautiful village called Nyarak. From here Singee-La will be visible, which is a summer trek pass. Overnight camp.
Day 6 :Nyeyrek pullu 3300mts to Lingshed 3390mts 4-5 hrs.
As usual we start trek after the breakfast. After walking for an hr, we will reach a place called omma, the place that becomes little challenging, in case of bad weather. If any part of “omma” ice is weak and broken, we might need to make a long way up to a hill and go around, closer to Skiumpatta. By reaching Lingshed ,we will make steep ascend till the village, Today we will stay in local house and relax in a heated room discovering the winter living style of the local House.
Day 7 :Lingshed Rest.
Whole Day Rest in Lingshed village and in the afternoon, we will visit the Lingshed Monastery, later we will visit the Nunnery.
Day 8 :Lingshed to Nyeyrek pullu 3300mts 3-4 hrs.
After an hr walk we cross Lingshed but this time we go up to the village and pass down from the river ,which shortens the distance. Camp at Nyeyrek pullu. Late afternoon we can go the visit the village and the house which has a very old Chapel with magnificent Frasco painting dating from 14th century. After visiting the village, we will come down to the camp.Overnight at camp.
Day 9 : Nyarakpulu – Deepyokma (3300m) 5hrs
Taking the same route back from Nyarakpulu to Deepyokma.Overnight camp.
Day 10 : Trek Deepyokma – Tilatdo/Chilling/Leh (3200m) (5hrs trek & 5 hrs drive)
Trek back from Tsomopaldar to Shingra gongma, Tilatdo & then to chilling.Reach chilling and drive back to Leh.Overnight hotel.
Day 11 : Leh - Delhi
In the morning transfer to the airport from where you’ll board the flight to Delhi.