River Rafting In Ladakh

The Indus River, locally known as the Singhe Khababs (out of Lion’s mouth), flows across the north west to the south east, passing through Ladakh and flows into Pakistan where it joined Shayok and Suru to become major historical Indus River.

The Indus, originates near the Kailash Mountain and the Mansarovar Lake in Western Tibet. Water levels remain high during the month June to late August, which is the best season for fascinating rafting expeditions. The travel agent offers white water The rafting on Indus provides spectacular view of the landscapes Ladakh and Zanskar ranges which housed Buddhist monasteries on high cliff.River rafting on Indus for one to five days.

The white water Indus has rapids generally of I and II grades and at some places, has grade III to even V rapids. The popular rafting points are from Phey to Nimo and also from Upshi to Kharu or from Upshi to Nimo. The other points run from Phey to Saspol or Phey to the Indus - Zanskar confluence at Nimo and from Nimo to the historical monastic enclave of Alchi, about 75 Kms west of Leh. Experienced rafters may also want to try the more challenging route between Alchi and Khaltsey, which takes in the kilometre long series of rapids at Nurla. Easier runs include the run between Hemis (40km 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 villages of Stakna, Shey and Thiksey (25km south-east of Leh), before ending at Choglamsar, just short of Leh city.

River Rafting & Mountain Biking in Ladakh

Mountain Biking and River Rafting are the kind of activities any adventure freak would like to try his hand at. And the best place for doing enjoying these activities is Ladakh. Wrapped in the white canvas of snow, Ladakh is nothing short of a paradise for adventure lovers. On one hand the high altitude and rugged terrains test one’s stamina and physical prowess while on the other hand the rowdy rapids of Zanskar River test one’s acumen and ability to overcome fear. The routes for mountain biking are open from the end of March till the first week of December, as the summer months are comparatively dry in Ladakh. The biking expedition sees the participation of many enthusiastic bikers trying to prove their mettle. As far as rafting on the Zanskar River is concerned, the best time is July to September. The Zanskar River is called the Grand Canyon of Asia and thus, one needs to have the stomach for facing its rapids.

Zanskar River Rafting Expedition Grade 4 Plus

Get ready to experience the Grand Canyons of Asia in all its glory, paddling through the heart of the Zanskar valley, devouring the various shades of the Ladakhi sky. The National Geographic ranks it under the top 100 adventures on planet Earth.
Price : 1250 USD/Person
Duration : 12 days
Class : Grade 3 and 4
Date : 2nd Aug 2015, 20th Aug 2015 and 2nd of Sep 2015.

Tsogsti to Nimoo (5km)

Suitable rafting trip for families and kids. There are no major rapids and is more like a nice peaceful route with beautiful view of the mountains.
Price : 20 USD/Person
Duration : 1 hrs.
Class : Grade 1
Location : Leh Ladakh

Scorpoche to Nimoo (14km)

This trip is of moderate difficulty and is perfect for the young blood who are looking for adventure but not something too intense.
Price : 25 USD/Person
Duration : 2 hrs.
Class : Grade 3
Location : Leh Ladakh

Chilling to Nimoo (28km)

This trip is of moderate difficulty and is perfect for the young blood who are looking for adventure but not something too intense.
Price : 35 USD/Person
Duration : 3 to 3.5 hrs.
Class : Grade 3+
Location : Leh Ladakh