Chadar Trek - Elaborate Description
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Chadar Trek, Also called The Frozen River Trek is one of the best treks to be done in the World. Doesn't the name itself sound interesting? One of the most beautiful and unique trek on the planet, the Chadar trek is an ultimate experience to cherish for lifelong !! Its an amalgamation of experiences. That of being in the Cold Desert of Ladakh, that too in winters where the temperatures drop to as low as minus 30 degrees. The already beautiful and magical landscape of Ladakh is further beautified and made interesting by white snows covering the landscape.
WHY IS IT CALLED 'CHADAR' TREK
The Zanskar river is one of the major tributaries of the Indus river which originates in the Tibetan Highlands. The river flows through the valley, named by its name, into the highlands of Ladakh into the Indus river and flows to Pakistan. It's a ferocious river and the sheer gush and force of it is scary during summers. It attracts lots of adventurers seeking Himalayan High with its rapids and is offers a great platform for river rafting. It is a very popular river rafting destination and the Zanskar river pleases the adventurers with rapids up to class 4. However, it is unbelievable to witness the same river freeze down during the winters and the surface of it forms a thick ice sheet above which you can walk! It is just so fascinating to witness a fierce river to freeze down and calm its moods in the winters. In return, it does make you much more calmer and excites your heart at the same time!
The frozen Zanskar river served and still serves as the traditional and only way of connect between Leh and Zanskar for the locals during the harsh winter months of Ladakh. It has been used by the locals for centuries and is a unique way of commute in the World. It's so unique that it attracted the National Geographic Team to do a documentary on it which brought this epic journey of the locals to the outside world and limelight. Since then, the Chadar Trek has fascinated many passionate travelers around the Globe and has hit the popularity burst. It's rated as one of the best treks to do on our planet by many.
The experience of walking the Zanskar gorge on top of a frozen Zanskar river, in the cold winter months of Ladakh is just so amazing !! This is a porter supported trek and hence while on the trek, you will also get a rare chance to know the local Zanskaris, their deep-rooted culture, and traditional beliefs and their difficult, but cheerful way of life !!
Presently, a road is under construction to maintain year-round connectivity between Leh, Zanskar, and Manali. It has seen an unexpected delay in completion but is expected to be completed in a couple of years. The locals have been demanding this road for a long time and will make their life a lot easier, especially to answer medical emergencies during the long winter months. The road construction has disturbed the local wildlife, primarily the elusive snow leopards. It used to be its prime territory for the snow leopards in the winter, but now they dwell up higher in the valley. Once the road starts functioning, it will bring a very old tradition to an end.
Come have a lifetime experience with us on this historical and unique route in the Trans Himalayas.
Safety Gears We Provide On Our Trek
Our trek fees for the Chadar Trek is significantly on the higher side compared to the mass-trekking agencies in India as we provide a premium, safe and comfortable trekking experience in that extreme cold temperature and conditions. We are happy that people chose us for our values, work ethics, and the warm, good service and high hospitality that we offer even in such inhospitable conditions. We are happy NOT TO BE CATEGORIZED AS THE Lowest Price Category Service Providers For The Chadar Trek.
Come, join us for this awesome adventure in January and February.
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