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River Rafting in Ladakh

LADAKH offers a range of rafting options on the INDUS & ZANSKAR river. In recent years rafting down the Indus & Zanskar rivers has become an attractive alternative to adventure lovers visiting Ladakh.

Options available for rafting lovers are from a day trip to weeks rafting expeditions, from level two to four plus rapids. Rafting in Ladakh is done between June to September depending on water level.

1. PHE to NIMU (Indus)

This is a day trip. Normally starts around 9AM from Leh & reach back by 3PM. The rafting period is of around 3hrs and is of grade two. One does not need any past experience for this one. One cross by some spectacular gorges and Himalayan landscape. The raft starts from PHE and ends up at NIMU, the place were Indus & Zanskar river meets (confluence).

2. CHILLING to NIMU (Zanskar)

This day trip rafting starts from Chilling and ends at NIMU. Nimu is the confluence point of Indus & Zanskar river. The rafting period is of around 3 – 4 hrs. and the Grade is three. The rafting takes you through some breath taking Himalayan landscape.

3. CHILLING to SASPOL (Zanskar & Indus)

This is a two day rafting starting from Chilling and ending at Saspol. This is of Grade three. On day one you drive to Chilling and raft up to Nimu which is of around 3 hrs. Stay over night at Nimu in Camp. On day two rafting period is of around 4hrs. Drive back to leh, enroute visit to Alchi & Basgo monasteries.

4. REMALA to NIMU (Zanskar)

Five days of unlimited experience. Zanskar Rafting Expedition takes you through some of the most breathtaking landscape on the planet. Through the rocky terrain of the forbidden kingdom of Zanskar, rafting down three high altitude rivers of Stod, Zanskar and Indus, and landing up in the ancient Ladakhi capital of Leh. We spend a couple of days in Leh town acclimatizing at 11,000 feet above sea level and visiting the ancient monasteries, palaces and villages around Leh. We drive west of Leh past the town of Kargil and travel south into the valley of Zanskar, one of the coldest inhabited places on earth via Suru valley. It has it all, great white-water, amazing scenery and a cultural experience second to none.

NOTE:- You’ve a choice of trekking up to Zanskar if time permits & rafting back to leh. This will take around 12 -15 days.