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Zanskar lies to the south west of Leh, surrounded by the Himalayan and Zanskar ranges, which are the most isolated of all the trans-Himalayan valleys. The valley has an area of about 5,000 sq kms and an elevation of 13,154 ft. The route from Kargil to Padum is the only motorable road to reach Zanskar Valley. The area remains inaccessible for nearly 7 months in the year due to heavy snowfall. All the passes are closed in winter and the only alternate route out of Zanskar in winter is the frozen Zanskar River. The Chaddar trek along the frozen river has become a popular hike for winter tourists. For this expedition you are accompanied by local staff from Zanskar, all the porters, and guides are from Zanskar itself. In every sense we want to give you a local experience. Visitors are able to interact easily with local families, and monks. You will never forget gathering around the camp fire in the evening, and sleeping in caves. The whole experience is one you will remember for the rest of your life. After arriving in Delhi we will fly to Leh where the surrounding monasteries and villages will be an excuse to acclimatize. Our first steps on the Chaddar will lead us into imposing gorges watched over by the Himalayas. After one week of moving in this unreal world with our Zanskaris porter ‘s caravan, we go up to Lingshed to experience calm, serenity, greatness of the landscapes, monasteries, nunneries and praying flags, which will offer us a brief respite. This trek doesn’t require any special technical knowledge. However, it demands the traveller to instil a total trust and confidence in our ability to deal with any situation. We have two op tions the longer one is up to Padum and back and the shorter one is up to Lingshed and back, the costings for both are given below respectively .
Recommended – (14 Days Chadar Trek)