Ladakh is immensely popular for its seasonal Rafting and Kayaking opportunities it offers to travelers each year. Blessed with continuous flow of the Indus and Zanskar rivers, it is a paradise on Earth for those of you who seek a fun filled trip.
Indus River originates from Kailash Mountains and the Mansarover Lake in Tibet. It is the most chosen spot for adventure enthusiasts and novice travelers who have a penchant for River Rafting. Months between June and August are most suited for Rafting, as this is when the flow of river is at its peak. Additionally, the Zanskar River promises amazing gorges and is known as “The Grand Canyon of the Himalayas”. Perfect for skilled rafters with a rich experience, the entire journey to Zanskar includes four days by air, few days of Jeep ride through the Himalayas, and almost a week of stringent rafting spree. This Rafting expedition is well appreciated amongst the daring ones with a never dying spirit.
Rafting in Ladakh is also popular for the enchanting views of Buddhist Monasteries situated on the hilltop it promises right from the middle of the rivers. There are a lot many routes well suited for Rafting, popular ones being the Hemis-Stakna-Shey-Thiksey-Choglamsar for the beginners and the one between Alchi-Khaltsey for a more intense rafting spree. There are numerous other rafting routes as well, popular amongst those being; Kharu-Spituk route, Phey-Nimo route, Saspol-Khaltsey route, Upshi-Kharu, amongst many others.