As the name suggests, Chadar(sheet of ice) trek is the frozen river trek as you would be walking on massive slabs of ice spread across miles for almost 5-6 days. The experience will be no less than walking on thick glass like river with dramatic mountains on both the sides providing spectacular views.
Ideal time to take this trek is from January mid to February,that is when the Zanskar is in its best shape.
The maximum altitude of the trek is 11,100 feet and distance covered on foot is approx. 105 km. On completion of this trek, one reaches this gigantic frozen waterfall called Naerak which is the highlight of this trek.
What adds uniqueness to this trek is the adverse weather conditions that one has to survive in. The average temperature during the day falls to minus 15 degree Celsius, dropping further to minus 20 to 25-degree centigrade during the night making it almost unbearable for trekkers. The camping conditions, unlike in other trekking expeditions, are extremely tough making it the most adventurous and difficult treks in the India.