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℉
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.
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