River Rafting in Indus Valley : Duration : 6 Nights / 7 Days

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About the Rafting :

The Indus River rafting offers a spectacular river rafting course along with camps at interesting locations. Much easier and quieter than the Zanskar, the Indus is suitable for Grade II and III trips. The river, which originates in Tibet , flows down through Ladakh, past Leh, and then passes into Pakistan.

Day 01: Delhi - Leh

Welcome upon arrival at the Leh airport (3,500 mt) and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day fee for accalamatisation.

Day 02: Leh

Morning after breakfast proceed to visit Sankar monastery, Peace Pagoda and Changspa Chorten. which is situated on the valley floor. Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03: Leh - Hemis - Stakna - Thiksey

Morning after breakfast drive 50 kms to visit the famous Hemis Monastery. Later drive back to Stakna. Upon arrival meet the Rafting team who will give you instructions on Rafting and safety. Raft along smooth river to reach Thiksey. Enroute stop at Stakna bridge and have Lunch. Afternoon Raft again and stop at Thiksey. Overnight stay in tents.

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Day 04: Spituk - Thiksey

After an early breakfast drive to visit Thiksey Monastery. Later drive 2 kms further to visit Shey Palace . Drive back to camp and start Rafting to reach Spituk. Lunch enroute. Checkin at the camps in Spituk for overnight stay.

Day 05: Spituk - Nimu

Morning after an early breakfast proceed to visit Spituk Monastery situated at the end of the Leh airport. Later drive back to the Rafting camp and start the final part of the Rafting till Nimu. Rafting will finish after the confluence of River Zanskar and Indus at Nimu. Later proceed for a short village visit to Nimu. Overnight stay at the Camp.

Day 06: Nimu - Likir - Leh

Morning after breakfast proceed to visit the Likir Monastery which has an impressive sitting statue of Maitreya Buddha. On the way back visit Basgo Monastery. Later drive back to Leh and on arrival checkin at the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 07: Leh - Delhi

Morning after breakfast transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi.

River Rafting in Zanskar River Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days

About the Rafting :

Zanskar River originates from the high altitude plateau of Sarchu on the border of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir . Originally known as the Tsarap the river gorges a path out of the rocky mountains of western Himalayas , dropping in a continuous torrent of class V rapids. The river then eases into the forbidden Kingdom of Zanskar and slowly flows past the capital at Padum. Here it joins with the Stod river which flows down from the Pensi La pass on the road from Kargil to Padum.

Day 01: To Delhi and Leh

Midnight: Around midnight arrival in Delhi . The cosmopolitan city and capital Delhi is the main gateway for travelers. Meet our representative and transfer to your Hotel. Morning fly to Leh. The rest of the day is at leisure to acclimatize ourselves to the high altitude of Leh. It is important to go slow as acclimatisation is critical to your enjoyment.

Day 02: In Leh

Local sightseeing of Leh, the capital of the historic kingdom of Ladakh . The town is a fascinating labyrinth of winding streets and quaint bazaars. The main street is open and airy, lined with rows of shops. Visit the Leh Palace , Shanti Stupa, and the Leh Mosque.

Day 03: Leh - Thiksey - Shey - Hemis Monsteries - Stok Palace

Full day sightseeing of Thiksey, Shey, Hemis and Stok monasteries. Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 04: Drive Leh - Kargil (180Kms / 8-9 Hrs)

Drive from Leh to Kargil, (180 kms) through a spectacular moonscape. We drive over the Fotu La (14,000-ft), a high mountain pass, exiting the Indus valley and entering the Suru valley. Enroute, we visit the Lamayuru and Redzong Monasteries. Packed lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 05: Drive Kargil - Rangdum (12,000ft) (105Kms / 7-8Hrs)

A spectacular drive past Panikar and Parkachik, with magnificent views of the Nun and Kun massifs (7000 metres), hanging glaciers and large meadows. Overnight tented camp.

DAY 06: Rangdum - Remla (95Kms / 6Hrs)

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 in tented camp.

DAY 07: Remla - Karsha

Rafting expedition begins at Remala. Raft till Karsha Gompa, near Padum. We raft 30 km in 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. After settling into camp by afternoon, we take a hike to Karsha Gompa for the evening incantation.

DAY 08: Karsha - Pidmu

After a late morning start, we raft from Karsha up to Pidmu. This stretch is approximately 30 km with Class II and III rapids. After settling into the camp by mid afternoon, we visit the nearby villages of Pidmu and Hanomil.

DAY 09: Pidmu - Nyerak

After packing camp, we raft 20 km to Nyerak, a Class III sections. 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 10: Nyerak - Lamayuru

Today's 35 km rafting section takes us from Nyerak to Lamayuru, 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 at the confluence of Markha river with Zanskar. Rock formations, spires and an amazing palette of colors add to the trip today. Camp at Lamaguru.

DAY 11: Lamayuru - Nimmu - Alchi - Leh

We raft 40 kms of Class III/IV white water from Lamayuru to Nimmu today. Finish the trip at Nimmu and drives to Leh 60 kms enroute visit Alchi. Visit the Alchi Monastery. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 12: Leh - Delhi (by air)

In the noon flight from Leh to Delhi.

 
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