This Rafting trip is one of the most popular amongst river rafting enthusiastic and must to do list. You would begin your journey by acclimatizing for a few days at Leh town, where you can also visit ancient palaces and monasteries. Drive past 7000 meter high mountains, awesome glaciers, to begin the river run in the Zanskar valley at 12,000 feet.
This Rafting trip is one of the most popular amongst river rafting enthusiastic and must to do list. You would begin your journey by acclimatizing for a few days at Leh town, where you can also visit ancient palaces and monasteries. Drive past 7000 meter high mountains, awesome glaciers, to begin the river run in the Zanskar valley at 12,000 feet. Spend the first two days enjoying the moderate white water where you get an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery and natural surroundings. Zanskar offers spectacular physical features, unlike anything you have seen in all of India or the world. At the end of the Zanskar valley, get ready for the spectacular Zanskar Canyon, also referred to as the Grand Canyon of Asia. The walls of the Canyon go up thousands of feet off the river bed. You have a feeling of being at one with nature and may feel like the only person in this desolate part of the world. The Zanskar canyon is a grade 4 and offers amazing whitewater for rafting and kayaking.
You will also discover the rich culture and history of the natives as we make our way down the Zanskar gorge, and take back memories that will keep you thrilled for a long time to come.
Acclimatize at an altitude of 3500m in the city of Leh. The beautiful city bustling with ladakhi culture is filled with monasteries, prayer flags and museums. Visit the famous Thiksey monastery, Shanti stupa and Stok Palace. Stay in Hotel.
Whole day drive from Leh to Kargil. Lunch in the beautiful moon landscape of Lamayuru. The route passes through Fotu La pass at 14000 ft. Overnight accommodation in Kargil.
Whole day drive to Rangdum. Expect some of the most gorgeous scenery in the Himalayan mountains with Nun-Kun mountains and other glacial peaks. Camping overnight in Rangdum.
Last day of driving before getting into the river. Route passes through Pensi La Pass and enters the magnificent Zanskar Valley with 6000m peaks all around the region. Catch a view of the origin glacier Darang Durung on the way. Overnight camp in Remala alongside the river Doda, a tributary of Zanskar.
First day rafting on the river. Short briefing on all the safety guidelines and then few hours of grade 2 rafting between the mountains. Arrival in Karcha in afternoon for lunch and overnight stay. Visit the famous Karcha monastery and a take a stroll in the small village of Karcha.
Another day of soft rafting on grade 3 section. The river flows through the beautiful valley laced with multicolored mountains all around. Reach Zangla around afternoon for lunch and overnight camping. Visit the small village of Zangla with lots of monasteries and culture.
Early start of the trip and then we enter the grand canyon of zanskar. Expect some grade 4 rafting filled with lots of rapids and lots of adventure. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the gorge before we have lunch on the river. 5 hours of rafting before we reach Nyerak village for overnight stay. Most famous camping site in the entire gorge. Rest in the camp or visit the small village.
Another adrenaline pumping day on grade 4 section. Expect a lot of grade 3 and 4 rapids and continuous whitewater. The river gets narrower until it enters a steep 18ft wide gap called the Gate rapid. Lunch at one of the most beautiful waterfall on the route and then the valley passes through spectacularly colored mountain formations all around. Overnight camp in Chilling.
Last day on the river. Another classic whitewater day with continuous grade 3 and 4 long rapids. Enjoy the beauty of the zanskar river until we reach the confluence with the Indus river. Final camping in Nemo.