Adventure Travel Activities
River Rafting Ladakh
Region of Jammu and Kashmir provides very good opportunity for river
rafting. There are exciting possibilities to suit all abilities ! From
gentle floating, to white water rafting. All set admits stunning
scenery.... Imagine after a day's rafting, sitting by the camp fire on
a sandy beach by the banks of the Zanskar or Indus river. Another
combination ... a trek/Jeep tour visiting the local sights and
monasteries. Indus and Zanskar river are
famous for river rafting in Ladakh region.
The white water rafting down the
Indus and Zanskar Rivers has different experience amidst Himalayan
Mountains graded into four different grades as:
This is a 3 hours rafting with calm moving water without obstacles. It
starts down from the famous Hemis monastery. You will float through
villages of Indus valley i.e. Stakna, Shey, Thiksey, Choushot and then
Choglamsar at finishing point.
Phey to Nimoo:
Second or third grade rafting starts from Phey around 12 Kms. from Leh
towards Srinagar. Around 4 Kms. of fast and thrilling rafting has
beautiful land scenery. The rafting finishes at Nimoo the confluence
of Zanskar and Indus rivers.
Nimmo to Alchi: This fourth grade rafting takes half day and
only experienced people are advised to undertake it. As it has
powerful waves and requires very precise maneuvering.
on Himalayan Rivers
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Before the birth of
Pakistan this configuration of rivers was one of the most magnificent
features of the Indian sub-continent. Came 1947, the year of partition
and roughly two thirds of the length of this river system was assigned
to Pakistan. But the rivers still take birth on the Indian side and
still go crashing through the Himalayas to create some of the most
spectacular scenery to be found anywhere in the world.