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.
Fly Delhi - Leh and rest.
Sightseeing around Leh.
Day 03: Leh - Chiling by bus 5 hr.
Chiling - Zaribago.
Zaribago - Deepyokma.
Deepyokma - Nyrakpulu.
Nyrakpulu - Lingshed.
Rest in Lingshed; visit monastery.
Lingshed - Deepkongma.
Deepkongma - Watsangd.
Wastangdo - Pishu.
Pishu - Karsha.
Rest and visit one of the most famous Zanskar monasteries.
Karsha - Zangla.
Zangla to Zanglasumdo, walk in the valley following small stream.
Zanglasumdo to Chupchak, cross Charchar la (4950m) 7hr.
Chupchak to Wangchuk chenmo 5hr.
Wangchuk chenmo to Kharnak, walking in the valley.
Kharnak do to Rabrang, walk in the valley.
Rabrang to Temkachen, cross Rabrang la (4300m)
Themkachen to Markha.
Markha to Skiu, visit Markha monastery in the morning.
Skiu to Chiling to Leh.
Rest in Leh.
Return flight Leh - Delhi.