12 Day 11 Night
Close to the Tibet border, Ladakh perhaps is one among the remotest parts of India and western Ladakh is more so. On this river adventure we take you thru the lesser known wonders of the world . This adventure is like no other, it transports you to a completely new culture. So, prepare for monasteries, drums, fluttering prayer flags, canyons and a few of the simplest whiter water the country has got to offer.
Delhi – Leh: Just an hour long, the flight from Delhi to Leh is anything but bothersome. En-route you get to skip some breathtaking Himalayan ranges. Take a peek below as you skip K2, one among the very best peaks in India. Once in Leh you would like to urge acclimatized to the altitude of 11,000 ft! Therefore the primary night we simply transfer to a hotel and steel oneself against the approaching days.
Leh – Take today to only lollygag around Leh. you'll also walk around Leh and obtain a feel of the culture. A visit to the Thikse and Hemis monasteries are going to be organised, or visit the Ecological Center or walk around Leh and obtain a feel of the culture intact which is ideal for taking a gift back home or simply absorb the sight of the magnificent white peaks against the brown arid land. We spend the night at Leh to drive subsequent morning to Kargil.
Leh- Kargil. The drive to Kargil over the Fotu La Pass at 14,000 ft. is spectacular. One will stop at the Lamayuru Monastery that belongs to the ‘Red Hat’ sect. Also, we'll stop at the stone statue of the Maitreya and future Buddha at Mulbek. Overnight occupy Kargil Hotel.
Kargil-Rangdum. Spend most of the day driving from Kargil to Rangdum. As we undergo Panikar and Parkachik, we absorb awesome sights of the dual peaks Nun and Kun, both above 7000mt, numerous hanging glaciers and plush meadows. Camp overnight.
Rangdum-Remala. the times of ‘no river’ come to an end as this is often the Judgment Day that we drive around. We travel over the Pensi La pass at 14,000ft to enter the Zanskar valley and obtain some amazing views of the Drung Durung glacier and therefore the Zanskar range. The start line for the expedition is on the Doda (also called Stod) River, a tributary of Zanskar, at Remala. Get an honest night’s sleep at the camp here together anticipates the primary day on the river.
Remala–Karsha. After an interview on safety procedures and basic instructions for paddling by our experienced and competent river guides you're able to start your expedition. The river begins with a grade III section, an excellent thanks to get your body accommodated for the heavy oaring ahead. It also works as an honest introduction to river rafting for the primary timers. Raft for about 4 hours with a lunch break on the river .Set up camp at the confluence of the Doda (Stod) & the Tsarap Chu rivers. Once settled one can prefer to rest and luxuriate in the camp or hike up to the Karsh Monastery. Camp overnight.
Karsha-Honia. it's advisable to urge up exceptionally early today to catch the primary rays of sunlight on the Karsha Monastry. It makes for a few picture perfect moments. After this we get on to the river and head bent Honia. Paddling through some Grade III rapids we enter the Zanskar Canyon. The Valley narrows down as you undergo some Higher Himalyan ranges. We finally find an appropriate beach spot to camp overnight.
Honia-Nyerak. We set moving down the river for nearly 25 Km to enter through the canyon to succeed in Nyerak via a few of grade III rapids. At Honimul, which is that the last village during this stretch we enter a powerful Canyon. The river banks which were until then sandy beaches now become great mountain walls, many feet above you. After running a couple of more rapids we stop over lunch on the river, still raft some more before finally calling it each day and fixing a camp below the Nyerak village. This campsite is one among the few sites within the canyon where one can camp and is ideal for a Layover day to explore the world .
Layover Day. this is often each day earmarked for rest. you'll prefer to hike to the Nyerak village, mingle with the locals and visit their homes, or relax and luxuriate in an opportunity under the Weeping Willows, splash about within the camp stream and obtain ready for an additional exciting day on the river. Camp overnight.
Nyerak-Lamaguru. A 35 km river journey marked with grade IV rapids takes us through the core of the Zanskar canyon and brings us to Lamaguru at the confluence with Markha River. Break for lunch at a gorgeous site by a waterfall from the canyon wall. Further along paddle through the stunning Red canyon and camp for the night. You’ll be surprised to ascertain that at this high altitude the sky is nothing less the bejeweled sheet. So roll in the hay some great sight over ahead and therefore the lull of the rushing river nearby.
Lamaguru-Nimu. this is often another section with grade IV rapids and is additionally unfortunately our Judgment Day on the river. we start this Journey from Lamaguru and stop only we reach Nimu. This stretch has its own thrills and as soon as we pass the Chilling village we are greeted by some exciting foam because the Zanskar gets able to meet with the River Indus below at Nimu. From here we repel to Leh where we revisit to civilization and shirk of the wilderness with a way needed hot shower. you'll spend the day getting over your fatigue or finish a number of that eleventh hour shopping. Overnight occupy Leh hotel.
Leh-Delhi. The flight back to Delhi will take you over the good Himalayas and permit you to bid farewell to the mythical land of Ladakh, until next time! we all know you’ll be back!