Rafting

Rafting on Indus River

The challenge of a turbulent river is no less than that of the rugged mountains. The icy heights of the Himalayas are the source of some of India's mighty rivers. Fed by innumerable streams, they race along tortuous boulder strewn beds, cutting deep gorges and breaking into silvery white rapids. White Water River Rafting in the Ladakh is the extreme and never-ending thrills in the untamed rivers like Indus and Zansker. The rivers in the trans- Himalayas are among the best in the world for river rafting sports, with many challenges, thrilling the body and spirit of the river rafter. Ladakh has an array of river rafting options, which suits both amateurs and professionals. Originating near the Kailash Mountain and the Mansarovar Lake in Western Tibet, the Indus with intricate network of mountain streams joining along the way and flowing through a myriad of different colors of rocky Gorges, breathtaking landscape and high mountain villages, provides an ideal platform for the perfect water adventure. Water levels remain high during the month June to late August, which is the best season for fascinating rafting expeditions. During this rafting trip, your safety remains our main concern, so our trips often begin with safety presentations to educate customers about problems that may arise and providing all equipment and accessories like life jackets etc. with expert pilots and river guides who look after you and your safety.

BELOW ARE SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR RAFTING POINTS OF INDUS RIVER.
1. Hemis to Choglasmar

Distance : 30 kms
Grade : 1st
Total duration : 1 day

After visiting the famous monastery of Hemis, this 30 km long trip could be started with rafting in the Indus valley on calm moving water without obstacles. It is specially designed for the beginners and amateurs for basic training for day return scenic floating. Along the way,you will float through the lush villages of Stakna, Thikse, Shey and Chushod and finish at Choglamsar

2. RAFT FROM KHARU VILLAGE TO SPITUK.

Distance :38kms
Grade : II
Total duration : 1 day.

It starts from Kharu, about 45 Kms South-East of Leh and ends at Spituk, just short of Leh. The Indus has the easiest stretch up to Karu, so this route is specially recommended for the beginners and amateurs for basic training for day return scenic floating. Along the way, you will encounter with beautiful villages and imposing old monasteries nestling among the valleys.

3. RAFT FROM PHEY VILLAGE TO SASPOL VILLAGE.
Distance :45 kms
Grade : II to III
Total duration : 1 day

This rafting trip starts from Phey, about 12 kms south of Leh and end at Saspol, on Leh-Srinagar Highway, near Alchi. This route gives us enough chance to feel the thrill of grade 2 to 3 rafting as well as to enjoy the breathtaking view of landscapes and beauty of tiny hamlets on the both side of Indus.

4. RAFT FROM NIMMO TO ALCHI VILLAGE.
Distance :20 kms
Grade : IV
Total duration : 1 day

A fourth grade rafting from Nimmo to Alchi of around 20km only for more experienced people, for it has powerful rapid and requires precise maneuvering. It starts at the confluence of sturdy Zanskar River and Indus thus increasing its volume as well as rapid. This short yet thrilling raft takes you through one of the most dramatic river canyons in the world with 3rd and 4th rapids.

5. RAFT FROM PHEY VILLAGE TO NIMMO VILLAGE.
Grade : II
Distance : 24 kms
Total duration : 1 day

Starting from Phey Village, about 12 Kms from Leh about 36 kms from Leh, this route passes through astoundingly beautiful mountains and landscape. The rafting ends at Nyemo village about 36 km from Leh, where the Zanskar and Indus rivers confluence. After finishing your raft trip on Indus River transfer back to Leh.

To book any of these rafting trips, please write to us.