The Chadar Trek is considered an exciting and surreal trek. and one every outdoors enthusiast wants to go at least once. You will basicallye be trekking upstream on the frozen Zanskar River. The temperatures are treacherous and you have to be careful of the path you tread for you are waking on a sheet (Chadar in Hindi) of ice. Hence the name Chadar Trek.
With GIO Adventures, you get to choose from two versions of this trek. One is the regular Chadar Trek (9 Days), which is rigorous. The other is the Chadar Experience, which is a shorter version (5 Days) for those who do not have either the time or the apetite for a vigorous trek. Choose from these two treks above.
The Chadar trek is endangered trek and may cease to exist in the next 4-5 years or as many as it takes for the road that is being carved out on the rock face above the river. When completed, access to the Zanskar villages in the interior will be fairly straight-forward. Though for the best, the completion of the road will mark the end of an ancient local practice.