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9 day Chadar Trek
January 13 @ 7:00 am - January 21 @ 5:00 pm
In the cold of winter, when the Zanskar river freezes over, it looks like a sheet of ice. The ice is so thick that it forms a trekking trail for locals who are otherwise cut off from civilization by the snow. You’ll be trekking on the glassy surface of this river, passing waterfalls that are frozen in mid-flow, hot springs that bubble up from the earth’s hot core and melt the ice, and sleeping in tents and caves.
This trek route takes you over the frozen surface of the Zanskar river, during the coldest months of the year. Temperatures can drop as low as -20 degrees during this time. Along your route, you’ll see frozen waterfalls, spectacular river confluences, all forms and hues of ice, and ancient caves and cliffs.