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  • Trekking and Hiking


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The Chader Frozen River Trek is an extremely thrilling and adventurous trek commence on the frozen Zanskar River following the traditional trading route. This Chader Frozen River Trek is an ultimate experience for adventure lover which can be done only in the winter (January to February) when the temperature during day is minus 10 degree celsius and minus 20 to 30 degree celsius at night. 

One of the interesting adventurous parts of this trek is unpredictable conditions and isolate land. Ice forms, breaks and changes color on the river every few hours. In some places, a traveler may face broken ice that compels to create a new trail where the ice is more stable. Another interesting part of this trek is cultures and some of the most isolated yet inhabited regions, most notably the village of Lingshed. An adventure traveler should be fully prepared and physically fit to commence this trek.

The trek commences from the village of Chilling follows the route through the river gorge, spectacular landscapes and villages, caves, impressive monasteries and forts. Many nature lovers, photographers and adventure enthusiasts are attracted here because of its uniqueness. It is unique ultimate adventure that should be experienced in a lifetime. 



Upon arrival at Delhi International Airport or railway station meet our representative and transfer to the hotel. After the check into the hotel, our representative will brief the program shortly. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Delhi. 

Early morning after breakfast drive to Delhi airport and fly to Leh. Upon arrival at Leh Airport, our representative will meet you and transfer to the hotel. Room check-in is followed by the welcome drink. Take a full day rest for acclimatization. Overnight in Leh. 

After breakfast drive for a full day sightseeing with visits to Shey Palace, Thiksey and Hemis monasteries. Overnight Hotel in Leh.

After breakfast proceed for a full day sightseeing with visits to Phyang, Liker and Alchi monasteries. Overnight Hotel in Leh.

After breakfast, we drive towards Nimu where the Indus and Zanskar rivers confluence.  From there take left & drive along the Zanskar River till we reach Chilling. At Chiling after Lunch, visit the White Copper artists famous for their handmade works. Overnight in a home stay. 

After breakfast, half an hour easy walk from Chillilng will lead us to Tilatdo from where we begin the trek. We will move the first few steps on Chadar surface carefully and feel it. The chadar surface can be of various kinds. It is easy to walk on a fresh snow but in an old hard and shiny surface of ice it’s quite tricky initially. Lifting the feet little from the ground like a penguin walk in hard surface is the best tactics. We walk till we reach Shingra-gongma. Stay overnight in tent. 

Today is one of the most beautiful days of the trek. On the way we encounter small and massive frozen water falls, passing through a narrow gorge of Zanskar River where sunlight hits hardly and generally a thick chadar formed.  Walking through different kind or forms of Chadar, finally we reach Deepyokma where the no. of caves is located. Overnight camp.       

Today we pass through the cliffs and gorges and valleys of Chadar. After 5 hours trek, we can see the first sight of Nyrak village. About a kilometer ahead we encounter an old wooden bridge and the top view of Nyrak waterfall from bridge is fabulous. About 30 minutes walking from a bridge along the Chadar will bring us to the Nyrak from where Singee-La is visible. Overnight camp. 

After breakfast continue the trek along the Chadar. After 1-2 hours trek, we leave the Chadar behind and another 5 hours steep trek will lead us at Lingshed village. Lingshed village is one of the most remote parts of Ladakh. It can be accessed only by trek. For around 6 months this village remains isolated. Overnight at camp or homestay. 

Today is the day to swap away all the tiredness and enjoy the day exploring Lingshed Village, its Monastery & a school for the monks. Lingshed is connected with other parts of Ladakh only through trek routes. Overnight at camp or homestay.

Walk back through the same steep path for 4-5 hrs & then walk on the frozen sheet for another 1- 2 hrs till we reach Nyarakpulu. Overnight Camp.

Taking the same route back from Nyarakpulu to Tsomopaldar. Overnight camp.

Trek back from Tsomopaldar to Shingra gongma & then to Tilatdo. Overnight camp.

Walk for half an hour from Tilatdo to Chilling. From Chiling  5hrs drive to Leh. Reach Leh by evening. Stay overnight in hotel.

After breakfast drive to Leh Airport and fly back to Delhi. After check in to the hotel relax and rest of the day is leisure on your own. In the evening, you can do shopping. Overnight in Delhi. 

After breakfast, you are free till departure. If time permits you can do shopping nearby or sightseeing. Our representative will transfer you to the airport in time for onward journey. 


    Price Includes:

    • All transportation by Toyota Qualis, Innova or Scorpio
    • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in Delhi and in Leh at 3 star hotels with breakfast
    • Accommodation during the trek is in the tent or local guesthouse with all meals.
    • Two men tent, Kitchen and dining tents.
    • Kitchen equipments.
    • Stool, Table and mattresses.
    • Food veg and non-veg.
    • Cook, helper, guide and porters.
    • Monument entrances, wildlife fees and camping charges.
    • All government taxes and service charge

    Price Excludes:

    • International airfare
    • Delhi to Leh to Delhi flight fare
    • Domestic airport tax
    • Sleeping Bags, trekking shoes and clothing.
    • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
    • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Trip Cost Includes”.
    • Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
    • Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)
    • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond the control.

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Annapurna round trek was well organized by Raj from BDEx. Gide Amrit Pandey is very skilled and intelligent. Weather on the trek was rather different so we were about ready to turn back from Pissang. Nevertheless next day was clean and we immediately decided to continue. Finally we did Thorang La 5416 m. On the way we saw many people coming back because of deep snow. I am happy that we were lucky to pass Thorang La on second day after it was opened. Many thanks for the trip to BDEx and my guide!!!

Mikhail Grevtsev

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