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This is one of the most exotic rafting expeditions in the world.

The expedition on the Zanskar river is completely self supported, and passes through the steep gorges carved out by the river over countless years. The Zanskar gorge has been referred to as the 'Grand Canyon' of Asia by many explorers.

The river is graded as Class IV, and it passes through very remote and difficult to access terrain of Ladakh. The river's water is very cold ( around 7 degrees Celsius ), and cold water gear like wet sutis etc are necessary.

In the winters, the Zanskar river freezes, and the local inhabitants use it for accessing the outer world. Amongst trekkers also this is famous as the 'Chadar Trek'.

Described here a schedule for participants who would like to join us from Leh.

This trip is a combination of the experience of Jeep Safari, Monastery visits, and rafting in one of the most exotic and isolated gorges of the world. Enroute we would be visiting the Lamayuru Monastery, Rangdum Monastery, Karsha Gompa and Alchi Monastery.

Duration 08 days
Best Season Jul-Aug
Price 0 INR per pax
Rating Class III/IV
Min. participants 08
Duration is Leh to Leh
Detailed Trip Schedule
Day 01
Early Morning Pickup from Leh Hotel, drive to Kargil. Enroute visit the beautiful Lamayuru monastery. Overnight stay would be at Kargil in hotel/camp.
Day 02
Drive from Kargil to Rangdum. Camp would be set up in the lush green meadows near the Rangdum Gompa. Late afternoon one can take a stroll, and visit the monastery.
Day 03
Drive from Rangdum over the Pensi-La ( 14,500 Ft ) to Remala. Overnight camp at Remala.
Day 04
Rafting Remala to Karsha. Rafting expedition starts from Remala on the Stod river. Today is an easy class II kind of section to introduce any first time paddlers. Camp is set near the Karsha monastery. Late afternoon a visit to the monastery.
Day 05
Karsha to Pidmu. Easy section on the river. Camp is established at Pidmu. One can explore the nearby small villages.
Day 06
Pidmu to Nyerak. The river picks up pace, and creates a series of class III kind of rapids. Camp is set at Neyarak.
Day 07
Neyarak to Lamaguru. The gorge narrows down. We run several class III/IV rapids. There is a beautiful waterfall at the confluence of Markha river and Zanskar river. We would be stopping for lunch here. Overnight camp would be at Lamaguru.
Day 08
Lamaguru to Nimmu. Another action packed day with several class III+ rapids and a couple of class IV as well. The raft trip finishes at Nimmu, where the Zanskar river confluences with Indus. We would drive to Leh ( about 60 kms ), visiting Alchi Monastery on way.
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What all is provided/included:
*  All camping gear, sleeping bags
*  All meals included.
*  Transportation ex Leh.
*  All staff and manpower support for porters, cook, guide etc.
*  Rafting equipment, Wet suits, River guides, safety kayaks

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