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Chadar Trek 2019

The Chadar frozen river trek is an extremely glamorous trek. It is easy to see why. Travel magazines worldwide show incredible pictures of Buddhist monks walking bare feet on the frozen river. The Discovery and the National Geographic channels have both made films on the Chadar trek. Anyone who returns from the Chadar trek adds to the aura around it by talking about the conditions in a revering way.
It is a 6 day trek in inhospitable conditions. It is a trek over a frozen river in Ladakh. Average mean temperature during the day is minus 10. In the night, temperatures fall to minus 20 and 25. Ice forms, breaks and changes colour on the river every few hours. At places the Chadar (or ice) does not form over the river. Trekkers then have to forge a new trail climbing over snow covered embankments to descend to a spot on the river where the ice is more stable. The truth is the extreme conditions are not hard to beat.
With multiple layers and sensible trekking, the Chadar trek is not a very difficult trek. But what sets it apart is its unique experience. Everything about it is unique: the scenery, temperature, atmosphere, the frozen river, sledges, unusual camp sites, caves and the ever changing Chadar. So unique that it has to be experienced. In our International Youth Club list of treks, the Chadar, by far, is the most unique trek.


Region : Leh, Ladakh, J & K
Duration : 9 Days
Group Size : 20
Grade : Difficult
Max Altitude : 11,123 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km : 75 Kms.
Temperature : Winters -30 to -35

Who Can

The trek is open to all enthusiast with age more than 18 years and good fitness levels. Chadar Lake is classified as a difficult trek. You trek up to an altitude of over 11,123 feet. You have to make sure your lungs are strong for this. There is a lot of trekking distance that you will cover in high altitude carrying your backpacks. You have to walk on uneven terrain during the trek.
The trekker must be aware of the ice sheet conditions.

Trip Schedule

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Online : Our participation process is very simple. You may apply online to reserve your seat through this page or call us at +918010224422 between 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM on any working day.Alternatively,you may email us at for booking and assistance.

Offline : You may book offline through NEFT or Direct Transfer by paying the booking amount in the following Bank Account:

Bank Name: YES Bank
Account Name: International Youth Club
Account Number: 006188700000308
IFSC Code: YESB0000061
Branch: Saket, New Delhi

You need to email NEFT/Transfer/Proof of deposit details at along with Expedition Name, Date of Reporting, Participant’s- Name, Mobile, Email, DOB, City and Gender in order to send you the confirmation within 48 working hours from our side.

TOUR ITINERARYHighlights Of Your Journey

Travel InfoArrival & Departure Details

  • Accommodation. (Camping) and Leh Guest House (Day 1, and Day 8 according to Itinerary)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg.)
  • Trek equipments.
  • Permits.
  • First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
  • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff to help trekkers.
  • Transport from Leh to Road head and return.
  • Transportation from Base Camp Leh to Leh is included in the package as per the itinerary.
  • Wildlife Fee if any (There is no fee currently)
  • Local Union Fees - ALTOA, LAHDC etc
  • Medical expenses (apart from first aid) and insurance of any kind.
  • Mineral Water & any kind of beverages
  • Airport Transfers
  • 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.
  • Meals in Leh
  • Insurance
  • Porter to carry personal luggage - Available at on extra cost
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under 'Inclusions'
Important Info
  • Additional Night at Hotel in Leh with Central Heating and Hot running water at an extra cost Per Person/Night on Twin Sharing Basis without meals.
  • Oxygen cylinders and first aid will be there during the trek. Rescue and medical team will be available on call in case of any exigencies.
  • Tented accommodation will be provided on twin/triple sharing basis while on the trek.
  • Single Room and Tent Available at an extra cost

Payment Terms:
  • 25% as booking amount (non-refundable)
  • Remaining 75% by 15th November 2018*
Cancellation Terms:
  • 50% refund if cancelled between 15th November 2018 to 10th December 2018
  • No refund if cancelled after 10th December 2018
  • Booking amount is non-refundable
Free Re-scheduling - request should be made minimum 30 days in advance.
  • Re-scheduling request will be taken only 1 time.
  • Once re-scheduled, no refund is applicable.

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