River Rafting in Ladakh
The Indus river, locally knows as the singhey khahabs (out of lions mouth), flows across the north west to the south east, passing through ladakh and flows into Pakistan where it is joined by Shayok and suru to become the historical Indus river.
The Indus originates near the kailash mountain and the mansarover lake in western Tibet. Water levels remain high during the month of june till late August, which is the best season for fulfilling Ladakh rafting on Indus for one to five days.
River Rafting in Ladakh on Indus provides spectacular view of landscapes ladakh and Zanskar ranges which hous Buddhist monasteries on a high cliff.
The white water Indus has rapids generally grades I & II and at some places, has grade III to even V rapids.
Ladakh river raftingspots are from Phey to Nimo and also from Upshi to Nimo, from Upshi to Kharu. As well as there are some other spots for river rafting in Ladakh run from Phey to Saspol or Phey to the Indus-Zanskar confluence at Nimo village. As well as from Nimo to the historical basic enclave of Alchi this is about 46.6 miles west of leh. Skilled rafters may also want to try the more difficult way among Alchi and Khaltsey, which takes in the km long sequences of white water at Nurla. Easier runs include the run between hemis (40 km south of leh) situated along a road crossing the Indus and choglamsar, which is a three hour trip that goes through quiet, calm waters and passes through the riverside village of Stakna. Shey and Thiksey (25 km south east of leh), before ending at choglamsar, just short of leh city.
This route consists mostly of Grade II and III easy rapids. It passes through astoundingly beautiful mountains, many of them with tiny hamlets and imposing old monasteries nesting among the valley. It starts from Phey village, about 12 kms from leh and ends at Indus zanskar confluence at nimo about 36 kms from leh.
This Ladakh rafting is somewhat long as compared to the phey-nimo, but not too difficult. The stretch between upshi and kharu consists of Grade I & II rapids, although there are some grade III rapids too. The starting point is at Upshi, about 90 kms south east of leh, along the road which leads south to manali. From Upshi, the river makes its way westwards to kharu, along the road to leh.
This Phey to Saspol rafting excursion begins from phey is one of the best and visually very appealing is about 8 kms towards the south of leh and it concludes at saspol that lies on Leh-Srinagar highway near Alchi. The way is short and stress-free enough to take pleasure in the spectacular and incredible views of landscapes and attractive tiny hamlets on either sides of Indus River.
This Kharu to Spituk rafting begins from kharu which is 45 kms towards South east of leh and concludes at spituk which is very close to leh. The way is particularly suggested for the amateurs and beginners.
The River rafting from Saspol to Khaltsey is for the experienced rafters who are looking for challenges and thrilling and it is a kilometre stretched out with string of rapids at Nurla. This Ladakh River rafting will conclude at khaltsey that is 90 kilometres from Leh.
Near the Leh market there are quite a few of Travel Agents contribution to white water Ladakh rafting on the Zanskar River and Indus river. The white water River rafting charges from Phey to Nimo is approxiatmely Rs. 800-900 per person that includes raft , lunch and transport. Additional voyages are prearranged on demand and the price varies according to the number of people and rafting spots.
Duration : 6 days
Places : Leh – Monestery – Phey – Nimoo – Alchi – Leh
Starting point :Leh
Ending point : Leh
Best Time : April to October
Trek Highlight : Shey palace, Thiksey Monastery, Hemis Monestery, Stock Palace, Phey, Nimoo, Chilling, Alchi
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