River rafting in Ladakh is quite unlike anywhere else in The world. It provides the best opportunity to enjoy and experience the natural beautiful of the spectacular landscape with deep gorges, towering snowcapped peaks, hilltop monasteries, hillside villages, and glimpses of the unique wildlife.


1: Zanskar River Rafting Expedition Grade 4 Plus

Duration : 12 days Class : Grade 3 and 4

2: Tsogsti to Nimoo (5km)

Suitable rafting trip for families and kids. There are no major rapids and is more like a nice peaceful route with beautiful view of the mountains.

Duration : 1 hrs.
Class :Grade 1

3: Scorpoche to Nimoo (14km)

This trip is of moderate difficulty and is perfect for the young blood who are looking for adventure but not something too intense.

Duration :1 hrs.
Class : Grade 2

4: Chilling to Nimoo (28km)

This trip is of moderate difficulty and is perfect for the young blood who are looking for adventure but not something too intense.

Duration : 3 to 3.5 hrs. Class : Grade 3+ Location : Leh Ladakh

1: Zanskar River Rafting Expedition Grade 4 Plus

Duration : 12 days Class : Grade 3 and 4


Get ready to experience the Grand Canyons of Asia in all its glory, paddling through the heart of the Zanskar valley, devouring the various shades of the Ladakhi sky. The National Geographic ranks it under the top 100 adventures on planet Earth.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1:Fly to Leh early in the morning . Transfer to hotel. Briefing and orientation walk after Lunch. Rest for acclimatization.

Day 2: Half day sightseeing of Stok Palace Museum, Shey and Thiksey.

Day 3: Leh- Kargil : The drive to Kargil over the Fotu La Pass at 14,000 ft. is spectacular. Enroute, we stop for lunch at the Lamayuru monastery and capture the imposing moonscape. Stopover at Mulbek. Overnight stay at Kargil hotel.

Day 4: Kargil-Rangdum : Spend most of the day driving from Kargil to Rangdum. As we go through Panikar and Parkachik, we take in awesome sights of the twin peaks Nun and Kun, both above 7000mt, numerous hanging glaciers and lush meadows. Camp overnight.

Day 5: Rangdum-Remala : This is the last day of driving before we get on the river. We travel over the Pensi La pass at 14,000ft. to enter the Zanskar valley & get some amazing views of the Darang Durung glacier and the Zanskar range. The starting point for the expedition is on the Doda River, a tributary of Zanskar, at Remala. Get a good night’s sleep as one anticipates the first day on the river. Camp overnight.

Day 6: Remala–Karsha : After a talk on safety procedures and basic instructions for paddling by our experienced and competent river guides you are ready to start your expedition. The river begins with a grade 3 section, a great way to get your body exercised and a good introduction to river rafting for the first-timers. Raft for about 4 hours with a lunch break on the river. Set up camp at the confluence of the Doda & the Tsarap Chu rivers. One can choose to rest and enjoy the camp or hike upto the Karsha Monastery. Camp overnight.

Day 7: Karsha-Honia : It is advisable to get up exceptionally early today to catch the first rays of sunlight on the Karsha Monastry. It makes for some picture perfect moments. After this we get on to the river and head out to Honia. Paddling through some Grade III rapids we enter the Zanskar Canyon. The Valley narrows down as you pass through some Higher Himalyan ranges. We finally find an appropriate beach spot to camp overnight.

Day 8: Honia – Nyerak L : Pack up and get moving for about 25 km on the river & enter the canyon to reach Nyerak (3286m; 10,780ft; 3 hrs). This is a grade 3 section and warms you up for the rafting that is to follow in the days to come. At Hanumil, the last village, we enter a breathtaking canyon. The banks of the river now give way to mountain walls that rise thousands of feet above you. We run some terrific rapids today, stop for lunch, then raft some more before calling it a day and setting up camp below the Nyerak village. This campsite is one of the few sites in the canyon where one can camp.

Day 9: Nyerak – Chilling : Today’s 40 km rafting section takes us from Nyerak to Chilling (3190 m; 10,465 ft; 5-6 hrs including scout and lunch) 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 known as the GATE. We stop for lunch near a huge waterfall and continue to the confluence of Markha river with the Zanskar. Rock formations, spires and an amazing palette of colours add to the trip today. After packing camp, we raft to Chilling. 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 at Chilling village.

Day 10: Chilling – Nimo : We raft 35 kms of Class III/IV white water from Chilling to Nimo (3154 m; 10,345 ft; 3-4 hrs) today. We raft past the village of Chilling and exciting rapids as the Zanskar plunges out of the canyon to meet with the Indus at Nimo. We end our trip at just below the confluence of the Zanskar with the Indus.Overnight at Camp in Nimoo.

Day 11:Day 11 : Fly to Delhi. End of services.

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