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  • CHADAR: A WALK THOUGH HISTORY

  • CHADAR: A WALK THOUGH HISTORY

  • CHADAR: A WALK THOUGH HISTORY

  • CHADAR: A WALK THOUGH HISTORY

  • CHADAR: A WALK THOUGH HISTORY

  • CHADAR: A WALK THOUGH HISTORY

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CHADAR: A WALK THOUGH HISTORY

Trip Code : CHDR
Level : Challenging
Duration : 10-15 Days*
Start Date : Jan 13, 2017
End Date : Feb 28, 2017
Location : Zanskar
Highest Point : NA
 
Most people know of the Chadar as a high adrenaline trek and nothing else. Few know that this was once part of the silk route, when traders waited for the river to freeze over so they could head home. The Chadar or the ‘frozen sheet’ was only way in and out for Zanskaris in winter for over a thousand years, when all other ways were closed due to heavy snow fall at high passes. Therefore, it had been trade route for centuries for Zanskari People. Even today some Zanskaris, whose forefathers had walked this route, continue to do it the old-fashioned way. These days thrill seekers from across the globe trek the Chadar every year. But, not many know the real Chadar or even how to do it, just the good old fashioned way, when it was a journey of faith and nerves, not adrenaline and testosterone. On this trek the elements and their reading throw fresh light on this wonderland. Besides walking on the frozen river the trek also gives you the chance of learning about the region and its people by staying with the locals. There are good chances throughout the trekking route to spot the elusive wildlife of the region as the animals descend to the lower altitude during the winter months. This well could be the last time to undertake the trek as roads are being built to the remote regions of Zanskar and the enigma of the place would be lost forever. Chadar is not about doing or seeing... it is about sensing, feeling and experiencing. And this is the journey we have been taking the real adventure seeker to.



Highlights

Trace the ancient silk route
Trek the Zanskari way
A journey of faith and belief
Live in ice caves
Chance to spot the magnificent snow leopard
Explore many a hidden gems of Zanskar
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