Guide to Chadar Trek, one of the most adventurous and thrilling treks in the world, offers the best chance to explore a whole new world in the Zanskar Valley. This Guide will help the trekkers to beat all the challenges while trekking through the frozen Zanskar River, unfolding the mystery of the Himalayas.
The lower sections of this gorge are extremely popular in summers with tourists trooping in for river rafting expeditions. In winters the Zanskar River freezes and trekking enthusiasts flock to this region to enjoy hiking expeditions.
During the winters, the road to Zanskar Valley is closed due to snowfall and this makes the frozen river the only way to access the valley. The trek across the frozen river is called the ‘Chadar’ (ice sheet) trek and it holds many surprises and scenes of breathtaking beauty, which attracts tourists and trekkers from all over the country and the world.