Home Treks In Ladakh Chadar and Markha Winter Trek


Chadar and Markha Winter Trek



Duration: 25 Days


Best Time: Mid January to Mid February

Highest Point Lingshet Highlight People, Village, Wildlife.

Description: Chadar "frozen blanket" is the only way in and out for Zanskaris in winter, when the road is closed due to heavy snowfall at high passes. It has been the traditional trade route in winter for Centuries. The several days walk from chilling to Padum for 10 days gives different experience. It enters into a gorge and temperature drops to -30C; staying overnight in Caves and walking on frozen river is an ultimate experience for adventure lovers. One should travel to Chilling by Taxi and from Chilling it enters into a gorge and walks on frozen river up to Pidmo and two days on snow up to Padum. There is no Vehicle to travel back to Leh by Taxi, therefore you should arrange a helicopter to Manali or walk back to Leh by same route. Some travelers prefer to Ski up to Suru Valley and from Suru they return by Jeep to Leh via Kargil.


Day 01: Fly Delhi - Leh and rest.

Day 02: Sightseeing around Leh.

Day 03: Leh - Chiling by bus 5 hr.

Day 04: Chiling - Zaribago.

Day 05: Zaribago - Deepyokma.

Day 06: Deepyokma - Nyrakpulu.

Day 07: Nyrakpulu - Lingshed.

Day 08: Rest in Lingshed; visit monastery.

Day 09: Lingshed - Deepkongma.
Deepkongma - Watsangd.

Day 11: Wastangdo - Pishu.

Day 12: Pishu - Karsha.

Day 13: Rest and visit one of the most famous Zanskar monasteries.

Day 14: Karsha - Zangla.

Day 15: Zangla to Zanglasumdo, walk in the valley following small stream.

Day 16: Zanglasumdo to Chupchak, cross Charchar la (4950m) 7hr.

Day 17: Chupchak to Wangchuk chenmo 5hr.

Day 18: Wangchuk chenmo to Kharnak, walking in the valley.

Day 19: Kharnak do to Rabrang, walk in the valley.

Day 20: Rabrang to Temkachen, cross Rabrang la (4300m)

Day 21: Themkachen to Markha.

Day 22: Markha to Skiu, visit Markha monastery in the morning.

Day 23: Skiu to Chiling to Leh.

Day 24: Rest in Leh.

Day 25: Return flight Leh - Delhi.



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