What’s the Chadar trek temperature in January?

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What’s the Chadar trek temperature in January?

Posted By : Dinkar Kamat/ 1881 0

Every year, trekking enthusiasts and backpackers from around the world visit Chadar trek for a tough, challenging and 9-day long journey. The trek requires you to dodge icicles, snowy boulders, and even walk over a frozen river. While walking on the trail, you can easily soak in the serene and amazing beauty of the Himalayan region. Apart from this, you may even have to sleep in dark caves and climb huge snowy boulders. You might wonder about Chadar trek temperature in January, February and other winter months. We’ll answer your questions in this post.


Chadar Trek Temperature in January


Chadar Trek Temperature in January
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During the months of January and February, Zanskar river gets covered by a thick sheet of ice. In January, temperature ranges between -5 degree celsius to -25 degree celsius. In such freezing temperature, you need to take necessary precautions while planning the trip. When it comes to Chadar trek difficulty, it’s considered to be one of the toughest treks in the country.


For most part of the 105 km long trek, you need to dodge snowy boulders and walk over the frozen Zanskar river. If the sheet of ice is even slightly thin, it can be risky and difficult. Thus, you should avoid planning the trip before mid-January and after mid-February. The huge icy boulders, dangling icicles and the Himalayan range make the perfect backdrop for this amazing trekking experience.


Though you can find several Chadar trek packages online, it’s important to understand the difficulties and challenges that you come across during this trekking experience. Therefore, it’s important to consult a reputed tour operator. We’ve been planning Chadar trek experiences for quite some time. If you want more info, click here.


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Dinkar is a traveller with years of experience of travelling India and the World.

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