River Rafting in Ladakh

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Day 1:- Delhi – Leh (Complete Rest in Leh for acclimatisation)
In the morning catch the flight for Leh, In the afternoon arrive at & Check into the hotele and relax the whole day. This is necessary for getting acclimatized. Overnight at the guesthouse.

Day 2:- Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Hemis – Leh
On this day you will go a sightseeing trip to some ancient monasteries in this area.such as Hemis Gompa, shay palce, stakna, Thiksey Monastery. In the evening back to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3:-  Leh – Kargil (3201m ; 10500 ft ; 9-10 hrs).
We drive from Leh to Mulbek – Kargil, through a spectacular moonscape and will pass Fotu La (14,000 ft), a high mountain pass and exit the Indus valley. Enroute, we do a photo stop above the Lamayuru monastery belonging to the ‘Red Hat’ sect. In the evening reaches at Kargil.Overnight Kargil hotel.

Day 4:- Kargil – Rangdum (12,000ft)
A spectacular drive past Panikar and Parkachik,with magnificent views of the Nun and Kun massifs (7000 metres),hanging glaciers and large meadows.We drive till Rangdum Gompa (12,000 ft).Overnight at Camps.

Day 5:- Rangdum – Remala (3635m ; 11,925ft ; 6 hrs).
In the morning after breakfast check out and drive waords Remala, which is the starting point for the rafting trip on the Stod river, a tributary of the Zanskar river. We drive over the Pensi La (14,500 ft), which enables grand views of the Zanskar peaks at the bottom of which is the Drung Durung glacier that feeds the Zanskar river, 40 km below, into which we flow trip the next day. Overnight tented camp.

Day 6:- Rafting Expediton Stars
From Today ou rafting  expedition begins at Remala. Raft till near Karsha Gompa, near Padum. (3496m ; 11,466ft ; 4 hrs) We raft 30 km in 4-5 hrs which includes a break for lunch and hot beverages. We are surrounded by 6000 metre high peaks. River section today includes a Class II section, a good introduction for first timers as well as to the river in general. Settle into camp by afternoon, we can take an optional hike to Karsha Gompa.

Day 7:- Karhsa to Pidmo
After a late morning start, we raft from Karsha up to Honyo / Pidmo (3361m ; 11,025 ft ; 3 hrs). This stretch is approximately 25 km with Class II and III rapids. Another easy day to get used to the river, the altitude and hone our paddling skills.

Day 8:- Pidmo – Nyerak Village
After packing camp, we raft 25 km to Nyerak (3286m ; 10,780ft ; 3 hrs) a Class III section. The gorge narrows in on the river – this indeed is a Grand Canyon in its own right. We stop for the day to pitch camp in a gorge below Nyerak village.

Day 9:- Rest Day at Nyerak Village
Rest day at Nyerak. Take a hike to Nyerak village or relax under the cool shade of the willows at our Campsite. Wash up at the campsite stream and enjoy the day off.

Day 10:- Nyerak to Lamayuru
Todays 35 km rafting section takes us from Nyerak to Lamaguru (3190m ; 10,465ft ; 5-6 hrs including scout and lunch) through the core of the Zanskar A classic white water day with continuous Class III rapids, and a few Class IV rapid where the river squeezes between a gap of about 18ft. We stop for lunch near a huge waterfall and continue to camp at the confluence of Markha river with the Zanskar.

Day 11:- Lamayuru – Nimu – Leh
We raft 40 kms of Class III/IV white water from Lamaguru to Nimu (3154m;10,345 ft ; 3-4 hrs) today. We raft past the village of Chilling and exciting rapids as the Zanskar plunges out of the canyon to meet with the Indus at Nimu. We end our trip at the confluence of the Zanskar with the Indus. Drive an hour back to Leh.Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 :- Leh-Departure
In the morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and transfers towards railway station to catch the flight for onward destination.

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