Blue sky in Chadar
|Length||Approx. 65 miles (105 km) One way|
|Season||January to February|
The Chadar Trek or the Zanskar Gorge is a winter trail in the Zanskar region of Ladakh, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Traditionally the only means of travel in the area during the harsh winter months, the trail has become popular with international adventure tourists.
The overall distance is approximately 105 kilometres (65 mi) - an average trekker walks 16 kilometres (10 mi) per day.
A road is under construction to maintain year round connectivity between Leh and Zanskar and is expected to complete in couple of years.[when?] The locals have been demanding this road for a long time and will make their life a lot easier, specially to answer medical emergencies during winter. The road construction has disturbed the local wildlife, primarily the snow leopard. It used to be its prime territory for the snow leopards in the winter, but now they dwell up higher in the valley.
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