OPEN DURATION: 8 Nights/9 Days
Temperature Range: 15 to 20 degrees (during the day) and -25 to -35 degrees (during the night)
Activities: Trekking, Camping
Clothing: A gore-tex jacket or a windcheater, good hiking boots, a wide-brimmed hat, sun glasses with plenty of sun cream.
Difficulty Level: Challenging
The way to Tilat Sumdo is an adrenaline gushing one as the journey is bumpy with hairpin bends that will leave you tightly gripping your seats. However the stunning views around will take your breath away. To reach the campsite, you have to cross the frozen Zanskar River, and this will be the start of your Chadar Trek expedition. As the evening approaches, you will have to set up your tents quickly and get inside your warm, comfortable sleeping bags. The temperature here drops in a matter of minutes. Keep yourself warm inside the tents and get some good rest before the real journey starts on the following day. Overnight stay at Camps.
Keep yourself hydrated throughout to keep the blood circulation good in the body. En route, you will be served soupy noodles for nutrition. To reach the campsite in Gyalpo, trek past Shingra Koma, a huge camping ground. After passing Shingra Koma, you reach the camp-site for the day at Gyalpo, where the tents have already been pitched by the porters. The Gyalpo campsite is at a bend in the river, surrounded by high peaks and walls of rock-faces which almost look man-made. On reaching the campsite in Gyalpo, relax and soak in the views of the surrounding areas. Overnight stay at Camps.