Chadar Trek – Padum

Location: Ladakh Duration: 18 January 17 - 31 January 17

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Chadar Trek Info

Chadar – Frozen River Trek

Experience the amazing feeling of “walking on a River” Yes it is doable only in the Zanskar Valley of the Himalayas. This is where the River Zanskar freezes to become a Chadar. (Chadar is a Hindi word meaning Bedsheet). This is the true challenge of ones own ability to sustain temperature of -15 (Day) to -30 (Night).

Chadar Trek Batch Dates

  • 18th Jan to 31st Jan
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Chadar Trek Padum Itinerary

Day 1: arrival leh

This day will be reserved for Acclimatisation & rest only. Trekkers will not be allowed to moved outside the hotel.

Day 2: drive to Shingra Yokma ( 3 hrs)

Reach Shingra Yokma by Non AC bus. Setup camp. Post lunch there will be a familiarisation trek.

Day 3: trek to shingra Koma – 5hrs

This will be your first day of trekking on the chadar & you will be slow in your walk & require practise. Post lunch you will reach your camp site

Day 4: shingra yokma to tipkyeak bawo – 6 1/2 to 7 hrs

This day you will walk with better comfort & reach the next point of your trek Tip

Day 5: tipkyeak bawa to nyerak pulu (3390m) – 6 – 7 hrs

Today you will see the most amazing sight of a 55 feet frozen water fall at neyrak. This is one of the biggest waterfalls in the region & it will be completely frozen till the bottom. You will today also visit the Neyrak village.

Day 6: nyerak pullu to tsarak dho (3400m)- drive to padum – 2 hrs

Visit the monastery in the morning then trek for 2 hrs through the valley before reaching the frozen chadar. We then begin our walk on the frozen river to tsarak dho. 5 – 6hrs and from there the will pickup and drive to centre of the Zanskar region Padum.

Day 07: padum – karsha

We will walk around the Padum  and stakrimo gonpa and visit the the karsha monastery and the village karsha by jeep.

Day 08: drive padum to tsarak dho

Day 09: trek lingshed

Day 10: trek tipp bawo

Day 11: trek shingra kogma

Day 12: trek Shingra Yokma – drive to leh

Day 13: Buffer Day

Day 14 : Flyout

It is advised to keep 1 buffer day & leave Leh on 31st Jan 2017. You can always go to Pangong on the spareday,

Chadar Trek Cost

  • Triple Sharing : Rs. 45000

  • Twin Sharing : Rs. 52000

  • Foreign Nationals : Rs. 52000

Service Tax Extra

There is a possibility that the authorities in Ladakh may charge Rs.2000 for Indians & Rs.2800 for Foreign Nationals. If the same is made mandatory then the amount will be collected from each individual at Leh

Package Includes:

1. Accommodation in Standard room at leh 02 nights stay at specified hotels or Guest House in Leh with attached bath on triple sharing.(bed+breakfast)

2. 11 night stay in tents during the trek. All meals during the trek

3. Transportation by NAC Mini bus (as per availability) for arrival / departure transfers, drop and pickup.

4. Mics. charges are inclusive like

  • Inner-line permits All applicable luxury/ road taxes
  • Trekking equipment’s ( Tents / Dining Tent / Mattress /Sleeping bag )
  • Staff ( cook / guide / helpers / porters )

Does Not Include:

  • Any additional charges by forest department / LAHDC / any other authority
  • There is a possibility that the authorities in Ladakh may charge Rs.2000 for Indians & Rs.2800 for Foreign Nationals. If the same is made mandatory then the amount will be collected from each individual at Leh
  • Bufferday
  • Airfares / Airport Pickup & Drop
  • Any monastery entrance fees, Any Joy ride or rafting.
  • Medical expenses (apart from first aid) and insurance of any kind.
  • Tips, laundry, liquors, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, camera fee and items of personal nature.
  • Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the program, any extra running will be charges extra.
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay / cancellation / hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities or any emergency evacuation expenses.
  • Any other item not mentioned in the cost includes section. Additional charges for Porters to carry luggage.
  • Trekkers are advised to keep 1 Buffer day (Day 9) for any emergencies which may occur on the Chadar.
  • Incase if the same is utilised there will be an additional charge of Rs.2500 per trekker which need to be paid at Leh.


Payment Policy

  • 50% advance while booking.
  • 50% before 30 Days of travel.

Cancellation Policy

  • Full Refund – Cancellations prior to 45 days from the start of the trek
  • 75% Refund – Cancellation between 45 days and 30 days to the start of the trek
  • 50% Refund – Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek
  • No refund – Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek.

Bank Account Details

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ICICI Bank LtdKoramangala 4th BlockICIC0001667Current AcntBurn Boundaries Adventure Pvt Ltd166705500022

Disclaimer –

Nature offers its own challenges from time to time. As Ladhak is an extremely challenging terrain it is possible to have minor/major changes to the designed plan. It is also possible that traveller will have to incur additional costs owing to the challenges arising out of the ground level challenges.

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Fitness               What 2 Carry               Clothing               Medical Kit               Others

Fitness required for the Chadar Trek


Chadar trek is technically not that difficult. The challenges that you face are the EXTREME cold & highly unpredictable weather. Strong wind which take the cold to colder. Hence it is very essential to have a fit body & mind. You must be able to jog 3 to 4 km in 30 minutes or walk continuously in 10º incline for atleast 45 minutes In order to prepare for chadar we are giving you some recommendations. You can also read our blog How to Approach Chadar Trek for more info

What We Suggest

LUNGS – Push your lungs, Most critical work in any high altitude trek is of the LUNGS. They are at over work as they get very less oxygen & physical exertion will push them harder for 1.5 month prior to the trek.


  • Jogging in running tracks – 30 to 45 min a day
  • Pranayama – 15 min a day

MUSCLES – A well stretched & healthy muscles make the trek that much more easier. Focus on Legs, Back, Neck & Shoulder. 20min of focused stretching activities for 45 days will help.  It determines the amount of movement your bones can make in any direction around joints such as shoulders, elbows, hips and knees.  Stretching improves your posture and helps to prevent low back pain.


  • Suryanamaskara – 10 to 15 Sets a day
  • Neck & Shoulder exercise
  • Lower back stretches
  • Hamstring & Quadreceps

Things to Carry

Things to Carry

  • Backpack (55 – 65 L) Light weight one
  • GumBoots is the only shoes that will work great in this TREK. we strongly recommend you buy them at Leh which costs only Rs.450/-
  • You get military socks in Leh for Rs.100 to 125. They are the BEST products for this trek
  • Sun glasses – Sunglasses are mandatory for this trek, Curved ones will cover your eyes well. No blue coloured sunglass — they don’t block UV. Blacks, greens, browns are fine. Avoid multi tone sunglasses. Sunglasses prevent snow blindness. . People who wear spectacles choose one of these:
  2. If above is not possible, wear your spectacles and carry a big sunglass that can be worn over your spectacles.
  3. Contact lenses are STRICTLY not allowed

Must Have – Trek Accessories

  • Trekking pole is mandatory
  • Spoon, glass & Tiffin Box
  • Thermos water bottle
  • Headlamp with extra batteries

Must Have – Clothing

Must Have – Clothing

  • Thermals / Body Warmers – 2 No’s
  • Oversized Full TShirts with high neck  & Track Pants (light weight)  – 2 / 3 No’s
  • Sweater / Fleece – 1 No’s
  • Windcheaters – 1 No’s + Down Jacket – 1 No’s
  • Poncho/Rain Cover + Rain Pant – 1No’s
  • Socks – 8 to 10 Pairs (Buy in Leh)
  • Head Cap + Balaclave – 1 No’s each
  • Hand Gloves Inner 1no’s + Outer (waterproof) – 1 No’s

Must Have – Other accessories

  • Light towel (should be thin, quick drying kind)
  • A Sanitary Paper
  • Woolen head-scarf or muffler
  • Cold cream and sun screen lotion (SPF 40+)
  • Moisturizer

Must Have – Medical Kit

Must Have – Medical Kit

  • Crocin – 6 tablets
  • Avomine – 4 tablets
  • Avil 25mg – 4 tablets
  • Combiflam – 4 tablets
  • Disprin – 6 tablets
  • Norflox – 6 tablets
  • Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
  • Band aid – 10 strips
  • Digene – 6 tablets
  • Gauze cloth – 1 small role
  • Leukoplast – 1 small roll
  • Cotton – 1 small roll
  • ORS / Electoral – 10 packets
  • Betadine or any antiseptic cream
  • Moov spray
  • Nebasulf/ Soframycine powder

Other Mandatory Instructions

Other Mandatory Instruction

  1. Medical Certificate format will be provided post enrolment
  2. Declaration & Disclaimer Form – will be provided post enrolment
  3. Plastic Bottles are STRICTLY prohibited
  4. Recommended bag weight is 7 to 8 Kgs
  5. 1 Govt ID Card is mandatory
  6. Burn Boundaries follows STRICT No Smoking / Alcohol policy