Also: see details of Chadar Expedition in January 2012, lead by tour leader Manish Lakhani
Some of you might have been seeing images from my Chadar Expedition – walking on frozen Zanskar River on paintedstork facebook page. I had given a brief introduction to the trek along with a photograph in an earlier post, soon after I returned from the memorable three-week expedition. Before I delve into the depths of it and write more on Chadar, here is a documentary worth seeing for anyone who is remotely interested in Ladakh and Zanskar regions, especially for those who intend to do this trek in the coming years.
Discovery Channel is running a documentary on ‘Chadar – The Ice Trail.’ It is being played almost every alternate day this week. Take a look at the schedule and consider watching this. Here is a short trailer on youtube. It is also worthwhile remembering that Border Roads Organization is building a road running parallel to the river, which will make the trek a redundant and noisy experience in about five to ten years time. But the road has the potential to change the lives of people of Zanskar forever and bring in considerable improvement in quality of life.