Chadar Trek

About This Place

Chadar is referred to the ice formation on Zanskar River which connects Zanskar Valley with Chilling and has been used by natives for trade and transportation. But to forewarne you, read no further if you are a beginner or care for your life while on treks. This trek is about harsh temperature(-10 to -35 degrees), sleeping in caves and a strong current of water flowing below few inches of ice that support you and might fail you. This trek involves walking on ice and a chance to see first hand how it is On the Other Side of The WALL. But this is undoubtedly the most unique trek and a nature's magnum opus. And the trek in recent years has become an endangered activity owing to a road being carved out in the mountains. It is a classic example of resourcefulness of the natives. Visit this place to know for yourself that Leh is more than just riding Enfield.


Leh, Zanskar Valley

Best Time to Visit

January to March

Open Timings

This is a trekking spot and a pathway for the localites, accessible only during winters, only on foot. Post winters the frozen river melts.

Govt. Guidelines

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Languages Spoken

Ladakhi, Hindi, English

Best Access

Airport : Leh
Railway station : Jammu Tawi
Bus stand : Leh

Commonly Visited From


Popular Route

Delhi → Leh → Chilling

Delhi → Leh
Via Road : The distance from Delhi to Leh is 1100 km. There is one state transport bus that leaves for Leh (Price: Rs. 1365 per person, one way) completing the journey in 40 hrs, perhaps the cheapest way to reach Leh.
Many people also prefer to travel via road in shared taxi from Manali or private vehicles via road.

Via Train : There is no direct train between New Delhi and Leh. You can take train from New Delhi to Jammu, then take Air India from Jammu to Leh. Leh is 680 km from Jammu via road, bus / shared taxi facilities are available at Jummu for Leh.

Via Flight : Leh being a popular tourist spot, many flights are available from Delhi (DEL) to Leh (IXL).

Leh → Chilling
Via Road : The only means of travel to Chilling is via road. Drive on the Leh Srinagar highway till Nimmoo (Lat : 34.164252, Long : 77.333239) where the Indus and meets the Zansakar (Lat : 34.166638, Long : 77.333334). At Nimmoo take the road heading left and drive along the Zanskar Valley Rd to reach Chilling. There is no road after Chilling.

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Via Flight : No options available

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