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Phey Nimo River Expedition

 
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    Phey Nimo River Expedition

    Phey Nimo River Expedition route includes mostly Grade II or III easy rapids.

    Phey Nimo River Expedition is 8 km west of Leh, next to the Indus River. You will raft through gorgeous mountains and will be constantly surrounded by astonishing landscapes. Many of them with minuscule hamlets overlooking old monasteries are situated amongst the valleys. River voyage begins from Phey Village, 12 km away from Leh and ends at Indus-Zanskar convergence at Nimo, 36 km from Leh.

    Major Attractions

    Alchi gompa : Founded in 1000 and, it took 32 sculptors and wood carvers to form this gompa. Located 67 km away from Leh, this monastery has Indian style murals and frescoes inside. Alchi Gompa has three temples namely Rinchen Lhakhang at Lotsa Lhakhang, Jamyang Lhakhang (Manjusri temple) and Sumtsag Lhakhang. The gompa is rich with religious Buddhist wealth.

    How to get there

    By Air: An airport in Leh is a domestic airport, which connects directly to important cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, and Srinagar. Major airlines like Indian Airlines, Jet Airways run regularly from this airport.

    By Road: Leh-Ladakh has very well network of roads to Srinagar and Manali. From June to October, the 434-km Leh-Srinagar road is operative, while the 473-km Leh-Manali road remains functional from July to September.

    By Rail: The prime rail head is Jammu Tawai in Jammu, about 690 km away and linked with several major cities across India.

    Best time to visit: June to September

    Prerequisites/Facts

    • Permissions are needed for river rafting in some areas. Make sure that, youve got all the necessary permits which are required.
    • If you have no fear of water, then rafting can be a sport for normal and healthy persons.
    • There are trained rafters to guide you during your expedition.
    • Avoid taking your car keys, wallets, cell phones etc. with you for the rafting trip.

    Things to Carry

    • Keep extra clothes.
    • Carry dry bags or boxes to secure small personal items.
    • Take necessary prescription medications such as inhalers, bee-sting kits, insulin etc.
    • Carry sunscreen, sunglasses, and a camera.

    Other Information

    Leh: Placed on the Indus river valley, Leh is at the crossroads of old trading paths from Kashgar, Tibet and Kashmir. Leh is a small place and the sight seeing places can be reached easily by foot.

    Shanti Stupa: This stupa was constructed by a Japanese Buddhist group.