Zanskar Rafting Expedition
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Overview

Trip Highlights

  • Rafting in the roof of the world
  • 150+ kilometers of rafting
  • Explore places inaccesible by road
  • Have lunch next to river side waterfalls
  • Fully self supported expedition with no road support
The world's paddling community considers Zanskar Rafting Expedition to be one of the finest multi-day river trips in the world. The self contained white water expedition goes through vast panoramas, spectacular gorges, secluded villages and intoxicating white water. The Zanskar Rafting Expedition is one of the most sought after expeditions among adventure enthusiasts due to the remote gorges it goes through, beautiful inaccessible camp sites by the river and exhilliarating rapids on all days.

Cost

$1000 / head

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly to Leh
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.
Day2
Leh to Kargil
Day3
Kargil to Rangdum
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.
Day4
Rangdum to Remala
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.
Day5
Remala to Karsha
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.
Day6
Karsha to Zangla
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.
Day7
Zangla to Nyerak
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.
Day8
Nyerak to Chilling
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.
Day9
Chilling to Nemo
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.
Day10
Fly back

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