River rafting in ladakh is one of the most exiting adventure sports for adventure enthusiasts. Ladakh provides a lifetime experience for adventure amidst is scenic beauty.It is not only the gorgeous locations in ladakh that will sweep you of your feet. The thrilling adventure sports of river rafting can be best experienced in this region of ladakh.We are one of the most experienced travel agents in ladakh with complete knowledge and skills to handle adventure sports like rafting.
River rafting routes in ladakh
The indus and the zanskar rivers are quite exciting to try out river rafting. The zanskar seems to be quite risky as it covers the spectacular course through a gorge in the zanskar mountains, between padum and nimo. There are other popular river rafting routes as well which one should try.
Grade i: small, easy waves; mainly flat water
Grade ii: a bit difficult but with clear passages
Grade iii: difficult passages; narrow in places and with high waves.
This route consist mostly of Grade II or III easy rapids is that it passes through astoundingly beautiful mountains, many of them with tiny hamlets and imposing old monasteries nestling among the valleys. Starting from Phey Village, about 12 Kms from Leh and ends Indus-Zanskar confluence at Nimo, about 36 kms from Leh. Upshi - Kharu route.
This rafting trip starts from Phey, about 8 kms south of Leh and its end at Saspol, on Leh-Srinagar Highway, near Alchi. This route is short and relaxed enough to enjoy the breathtaking view of landscapes and beauty of tiny hamlets on the both side of Indus.
It starts from Kharo, about 45 Kms South-East of Leh and ends at Spituk, just short of Leh. This route is specially recommended for the beginners and amateurs.
If you are experienced rafters, you may try the more challenging route between Saspol and Khaltsey, which has kilometre long series of rapids at Nurla. The rafting will finish at Khaltsey 90 Kilometres from Leh.