Zanskar is heaven for trekking in India. Although it remains shut for around 7-8 months (November to June) in a year but it is still a paradise and trekkers wait all year around for it to become accessible. The way to Zanskar trek gets accessible when Pensi La is opened and the roads at nearby places to Kargil and Padum see vehicular movement. Zanskar region is located at an altitude of approximately 12,000- 13,000 feet. Onwards Padum, Zanskar River merges with different tributaries flowing in Northeastern direction through Zanskar ravine and then finally merges with Indus River.
‘Chadar’ means a sheet or a blanket as Zanskar River is transformed from a rapid river to a white sheet of ice during winter. The frozen Zanskar appears to be a glass ice sheet that ranges from bluish tone to golden yellow that is seen transformed from sunlight to moonlit light. It is a lifetime trek journey.