_Walking on frozen sheet of ice is by far the most exhilarating experience for a mountain trekker. The Chadar Trek is one of the wildest and toughest treks of its kind in the world. The trek gets its name from the fact that it is a trek over the frozen river of Zanskar during extreme winter as the word ‘Chadar’ means ‘frozen layer’.
There are some important Do’s and Don’ts that a trekker needs to keep in mind while attempting to trek at Zanskar Mountain Chadar.

Let us have a look at some of them:


-          Weather at high altitude is usually pleasant on when it is clear and sunny but this can change without warning and the temperatures may dip way below freezing point. Do carry along very extremely warm clothes, durable waterproof trekking shoes and gloves to keep away from frost bites.
-          The Himalayas is dotted with loads of temples and monasteries. Do dress neatly and show respect when entering these religious places and villages. Avoid skimpy clothing and cover yourself from shoulders to knees, and take off hats and shoes when entering places where shrines are kept.
-          Since the route goes through uninhabited regions, encountering shops on the way is not a surety. Do carry the ample energy food stock and water for the trek.
-          The trail of this very difficult Chadar expedition trek takes you through some very challenging stretches of waterways and rocky mountains. Bruises and cuts are quite common in that case. Do carry along important medicines with you, to be able to nurse these bruises instantly.
-          As the trail takes you through some very isolated areas, in case of emergencies, you may not get help. Do make sure you keep your near and dear well informed of your route, so as to aid them to locate you in case needed.


-          The Chadar Trek is one of the most spectacular trails in the world as it goes through some exquisite scenic regions of Himalayas. The essence of this prettiness is lost if the place is not kept clean. Locals take a lot of effort into maintaining the cleanliness of the region. As a responsible trekker, do not pollute the region by throwing away wastes or rubbish.
-          Many of the local hill tribe villagers drink the water from streams so don’t bathe in them.  The fishes from the rivers provide many different kinds of food for the local people.
-          Around religious places, and inside the large number of monasteries that you would come across in the Himalayas, house images of Buddhas. Do not touch, point your feet at, or turn your back on Buddha images. The local take offence of this.
-          The religious heads at monasteries are Monks dressed in maroon robes. Do not click pictures of or try to talk and thereby disturb monks during their prayer times. They are extremely sensitive about this.

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The spectacular stretch of the great Himalayas, offer a large spectrum of opportunities to trekkers to trek along its varied rugged terrain. Mountaineers from all across the globe, converge at the Himalayas every year to attempt to climb one of the many trekking routes of the ranges. Let us have a look at some of the best.


Chadar Trek, Zanskar: India


The Chadar trek on the frozen Zanskar River is one of the most beautiful and challenging treks in the world. Vast open skies, breezy arid landscapes and picturesque monasteries make this an enchanting mountain journey.

Everest Trek: Nepal

Trekking across the highest peak in the world, Mt Everest in Nepal and hiking to Everest Base Camping is certainly one of the worlds all time classic mountain journeys. The region is better known as ‘The Khumbu’ to the local Sherpa people, is a spectacular visual treat of mountain scenery and a fascinating Buddhist culture.

Mount Kailas Kora Trek: Tibet

  Tibet is known as the roof of the world. The sacred mountain of Kailas Kora is situated in Tibet’s greatest mountain pilgrim spot on earth, Mount Kailas. Source of four of the greatest rivers in Asia, ancient texts describe Mount Kailas as the spiritual centre of the universe.  This is the home to the world famous Saga Dawa festival

  Manaslu Trek: Nepal

  This trek is a remote and challenging trek around Manaslu which stands tall at 8163m above sea level. It is the eighth tallest mountain in the World. Ancient Tibeten Buddhist settlements and magnificent mountain scenery ensure a total Himalayan experience for all trekkers who manage to walk this classic 4 week circuit.

  Markha valley Trek: India

  Often called the ‘Little Tibet’, Ladakh is a stunningly beautiful high altitude land situated in North Western India. This trek takes you through lush green valleys and parched mountain deserts. Several river valleys have to be passed to cover this trek.

  Goecha La Trek: Sikkim

  Sikkim is nestled between Nepal and Bhutan. The best trail here starts from Yoksum to a 16,400 foot pass called Goecha La. This lies directly beneath the main summit of Kanchenjunga, standing tall at 28,000-foot, the third highest peak in the world. The route takes about ten days, passes through the villages of Phedang, Dzongri, and Jemathang.

Mythical Nar & Phu Trek – Nepal

  In central Nepal, there are two remote valleys called Valley of Nar & Phu. These offer an amazingly varied trekking route for avid trekking enthusiasts. Mountaineers are welcome into these sacred settlements by ancient stone structures. The remote nature of this trek will appeal to every hard core trekker.

The Sacred Tsum Valley: Nepal

  This serene Himalayan valley is rich in historic art, ancient culture and religion. The trek gives you a stunning exploratory opportunity of the Himalayan beauty. The Tsum Valley was only opened to trekkers late in 2007 and very few foreigners have set foot in this magical region close to the Tibetan border.

  Wild Lunana: Bhutan

  Trekking across Lunana is said to be Bhutan’s most challenging treks. Stunning mountain landscapes, unique mountain culture and colorful local festivals, assure a truly unique mountain experience.

Thrillophilia brings to you some stunning packages for trekking in Himalayas. Reach us for more details.
Thrillophilia Adventure Tours Pvt. Ltd.
Thrillophilia Adventure
4th Floor, 2628, 27th main, 1st sector,HSR layout Bangalore, Karnataka   560102
Mobile +91-968-602-0000
Mobile +91-968-612-0000
Email: info@thrillophilia.com


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