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Rafting in Zanskar

Rafting in Zanskar is one of the most popular adventure sports in Leh. The rivers of this region are fed by melting snow from the mighty Himalayas and this, coupled with breath-taking views of mountains on either side, makes the Zanskar rafting experience one of the most enjoyable in the world.

Rafting in Zanskar

Rafting in Zanskar is a spectacular thrill-a-minute ride and is an item on the bucket list of many a rafting enthusiast. This is a voluminous river with an impressive amount of water and provides some adrenaline-pumping rapids scattered all over the route. As you go Zanskar rafting, depending on the route you choose, you’ll pass desert-like landscape, go through ancient valleys with rock walls that are 100 feet high in some places, and past villages stuck in time.

Very Easy Grade Zanskar Rafting: Tsogsti to Nimmo:

For those of you who want a piece of the Zanskar rafting action, but prefer a more relaxed experience, Tsogsti to Nimmo is the stretch for you. It is a low difficulty level Zanskar rafting trip that covers 5 kms of flat-water and low grade rapids. Even though this trip is slightly lower on the adrenaline scale, the views are fantastic and make for a memorable rafting experience.

Easy Grade Zanskar Rafting: Scorpoche to Nimmo

Get ready for some chills and thrills as you raft on the cold and silty water of the Zanskar river. Perfect for those who want to enjoy a quick Zanskar rafting session of 18 kms, this is moderately challenging and allows participants to immerse themselves in the action, while taking in stunning views of the valley from an altitude of 3000 metres.

Moderate Grade Zanskar Rafting: Phey to Nimmo

Phey to Nimmo is a popular trip for Zanskar rafting, owing to a mix of low and high grade rapids. This is a moderately challenging stretch of 25 kms and ends at the confluence of Zanskar and Indus in Nimmo. The route consists mostly of grade 2 and 3 rapids and passes through some breath-taking mountains with old monasteries dotted all over the valley.

Challenging Grade Zanskar Rafting: Chilling to Nimmo

Get an adrenalin high on this Zanskar rafting trip for 28 kms in Ladakh on the Zanskar river. You'll be in the thick of the action with the Chilling rapid, Shoot rapid, Scorpoche rapid, and Gorge rapid of the Zanskar river, passing through some stunning landscapes along the way. The trip ends at the confluence of Zanskar and Indus in Nimmo.

Very Tough Grade Zanskar Rafting: Saspol to Khalsi

Also known as Alchi-Khalsi, this route for Zanskar rafting is one of the most challenging and adventurous rafting trips in Asia. Suited only for experienced rafters, this is a grade 5 expedition and has often been compared to the white-water of the Zambezi river. The trip takes place on the lower Indus river and takes total of 4 hours on the water.

When to go rafting in Zanskar

Between June to late August, the water levels are high and hence these are best months for Zanskar rafting. The water is always cold, but with the cloudless skies and warm sun during these months, you’ll be better off. During peak winter months, the Zanskar river freezes over completely, and becomes the location for the iconic Chadar trek.

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The Zanskar Rafting Expedition begins with a couple of days to acclimatize in Leh, and then onward into the Zanskar Valley, one of the coldest inhabited places on earth. You'll be able to explore at close range the desolate, remote Zanskar gorge with walls rising a few thousand feet out of the river bed, culminating on the mighty Indus river.

The trip is a demanding one of medium difficulty. As this is an expedition, everyone will be expected to participate in pitching tents, washing dishes, and helping to load and unload the rafts.

Thanks to the rafts, you'll be seeing locations you wouldn't be able to access otherwise, but days can be long. A typical day begins at 7 a.m, and we stop only by 14:00 or 15:00 hrs. We eat lunch on the river, and have relaxed evenings and cocktail hour every day, to discuss the adventures of the day.
    Inclusions
  • All transfers by non-A/C jeep or car or coach
  • All arrangements for camping in tents or staying in guest-houses/rest houses on twin sharing basis while on trip
  • All meals on trip including in Leh and Kargil hotels
  • Professional guide fees
  • Crew and kitchen staff
  • Rafts or kayaks
  • Wetsuits
  • Wet booties
  • Wet gloves
  • Life jackets
  • Splash jackets
  • Safety gear
  • Tents, including sleeping tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents
  • Safe drinking water
  • First aid kit
    Exclusions
  • Visa and passport charges
  • Vaccination charges if needed
  • Departure, airline and airport taxes
  • Extra meals that are not in itinerary or outside the hotel in Leh, Kargil and Srinagar
  • Bottled water, alcoholic beverages outside the hotel in Leh, Kargil and Srinagar
  • Additional charges like postage, laundry, personal clothing, medical expenses, etc
  • Travel insurance
  • Emergency evacuation charges
  • Tips and excess baggage charges
  • Costs incurred if trip is delayed due to weather, acts of god, or any situations out of the control of Aquaterra Adventures India Pvt. Ltd.
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Gear-up for some adrenalin pumping adventure as you raft from Saspol to Khalsi on the mighty Indus river. Also known as Alchi - Khalsi, this trip is one of the most challenging and adventurous rafting trips in Asia. Suited only for experienced rafters, this is a grade 5 expedition and has often been compared to the white-water of the Zambezi river. The trip takes place on the lower Indus river and takes total of 4 hours on water.

IMPORTANT: This is a private trip that requires a minimum pax size of 6 for booking confirmation. Veg lunch is included in the trip cost and Jain food can be made available on prior request.
    Inclusions
  • Transportation to the start point and back (from the participants' hotel)
  • All rafting and safety equipment
  • Lunch
  • Safety kayakers
    Exclusions
  • Any services or cost not mentioned in the inclusions.
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Get ready for some chills and thrills as you raft on the cold and silty water of the Zanskar river. Perfect for those who want to enjoy a quick rafting session, this is moderately challenging and allows participants to immerse themselves in the action, while taking in stunning views of the valley from an altitude of 3000 metres.

IMPORTANT: This is a private trip that requires a minimum pax size of 6 for booking confirmation. Veg lunch is included in the trip cost and Jain food can be made available on prior request.
    Inclusions
  • Transportation to the start point and back (from the participants' hotel)
  • All rafting and safety equipment
  • Lunch
  • Safety kayakers
  • Sightseeing on the way
    Exclusions
  • Any services or cost not mentioned in the inclusions.
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Get ready for some action-packed adventure on the mighty Indus river. This is a moderately challenging session that allows participants to experience an excursion on the river where the world's oldest civilisation existed. The trip boasts of stunning views all along the way and one can spot some major attractions like Stakna monastery and Thiksey monastery from the river.

IMPORTANT: This is a private trip that requires a minimum pax size of 6 for booking confirmation. Veg lunch is included in the trip cost and Jain food can be made available on prior request.
    Inclusions
  • Transportation to the start point and back (from the participants' hotel)
  • All rafting and safety equipment
  • Lunch
  • Safety kayakers
    Exclusions
  • Any services or cost not mentioned in the inclusions.
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For those of you who still want a piece of the action, but prefer a more relaxed experience, Tsogsti to Nimmo is a low difficulty level rafting trip conducted mostly on flat-water and low grade rapids. Even though this trip is slightly lower on the adrenaline-pumping action, the views are fantastic and make for a memorable trip.

IMPORTANT: This is a private trip that requires a minimum pax size of 6 for booking confirmation. Veg lunch is included in the trip cost and Jain food can be made available on prior request.
    Inclusions
  • Transportation to the start point and back (from the participants' hotel)
  • All rafting and safety equipment
  • Lunch
  • Safety kayakers
  • Sightseeing on the way
    Exclusions
  • Any services or cost not mentioned in the inclusions.
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Phey to Nimmo is a popular rafting trip on the Indus river, owing to a mix of low and high grade rapids. This is a moderately challenging session and ends at the confluence of Zanskar and Indus in Nimmo. The route consists mostly of grade 2 and 3 rapids and passes through some breathtaking mountains with old monasteries dotted all over the valley.

IMPORTANT: This is a private trip that requires a minimum pax size of 6 for booking confirmation. Veg lunch is included in the trip cost and Jain food can be made available on prior request.
    Inclusions
  • Transportation to the start point and back (from the participants' hotel)
  • All rafting and safety equipment
  • Lunch
  • Safety kayakers
    Exclusions
  • Any services or cost not mentioned in the inclusions.