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Apart from the vast scope for trekking in Ladakh, and the other exclusive adventure options like the Yak safari, camel safari, this land has plenty more in store for its enthusiastic guests. Adventure thirsty travelers who are searching for some action packed off beat experiences in this mesmerizing land are not left disappointed. River rafting in Ladakh, gets the adrenaline pumping and thumping leaving the travelers squealing with delight as their rafts bounce against the rocks in the river and ride high on the rapids along the way as they cruise through a breath taking route along the rafting trail of the River Zanskar.
Rafting options at Leh:
This adventure sport can be enjoyed at three major rivers in Ladakh, namely the Indus in Leh region, Shayok in Nubra and Zanskar River in Zanskar. A whole range of rafting options is available on these rivers for beginners as well as seasoned rafters.
The various levels of rafting in Ladakh:
The stretches between Spitok to the Indus-Zanskar confluence at Nimmu, and from Nimmu to the ancient temple complex at Alchi are popularly used for rafting purpose.
Something for the amateurs:
Upward of Spituk, lies the easiest stretch of Indus up to Karu which is observed to be ideal for basic training and for same day return simple rafting adventure expedition for amateurs rafting enthusiasts.
To interest the experienced rafters:
The rafters with more experience at hand may be interested in the more challenging and thrilling route between Alchi and Khalsi, which takes in the long series of rapids at Nurla.
Professionally guided rafters:
For the rafters plunging into this adventure sport with professional trainers and guides, the best stretch is between Spituk and Saspol. Beyond Saspol, the river turns difficult and crossing this stretch requires each participant to be technically skilled and a lot of detailed careful organization is much needed.
Most difficult rafting route at Zanskar:
The rafting route along the Zanskar with the highest level of difficulty is through the gorge in the Zanskar Mountains, between Padum and Nimo. This is suitable only for well organized white-water expedition. Several days of preparation including river running and camping in the wilderness is required to qualify to attempt rafting on this stretch. The participants themselves are required to be trained rafters and to add on, the arrangements should be assigned to a dependable professional agency in order to successfully complete this expedition.
An important pre-requisite for embarking upon a white water expedition on a river like the Zanskar is to ensure that adequate arrangements for rescue coverage has been made and is in place.
High levels of energy is required to take on this adventure sport, hence eating high energy giving food and having adequate rest before venturing out on this activity is a must.
Thrillophilia’s River rafting packages:
The leader in adventure tours, Thrillophilia has customizable packages to snow capped Leh-Ladakh. River rafting in River Zanskar, Yak safari, Trekking in Ladakh etc can be combined as per your preference in your tour of this heavenly paradise of Ladakh. Dedicated tour guides with their expertise guide you through this land of beauty and ensure you have an adventurous stay while at Ladakh.