The Satluj River Expeditions offers you a journey of a lifetime and the opportunity to experience an incredible cannoned landscape on the banks of the Satluj River. It is the longest of the five rivers that flow through the remarkable crossroad region of Vindhya Range. Satluj is sometimes known as the Red River.
The Sutlej, along with the Indus and the Brahmaputra, are the only three rivers originating in the high Tibetan Plateau that cut across the mighty Himalayan ranges. It rises near Mansarovar Lake (5550 m high) in the Tibetan Plateau. It has extensive vineyards, thriving crops and orchards of apricots, apples and grapes. It is said to be a great river for rafters and kayakers. It is a pool drop river where big torrents with waves and holes are followed by relaxing calm scenic stretches. It is one of the major tributaries of the Indus River system. The northeastern part of this valley is drier and conditions become humid towards the southwest.
We will begin our trip from Rampur Bushair, and this will drop us over 350 meters in the first two days of running continuous with some rapids. The Sutlej falls in one of the most consistent runs in the Himalayas. We will end our trip at Tattapani, 42 kms upstream of the massive Kol dam site, which will form a gigantic lake till Tattapani, in the years to come.