Phey Saspol River Expedition
Phey Saspol River expedition begins from Phey, 8 km south of Leh and ends at Saspol on Leh-Srinagar Highway, near Alchi.
Phey Saspol river expedition route is a enjoyable short route with attention-grabbing scenery with snow capped mountains in the backdrop. Cherish the stunning tinny winy hamlets situated on either sides of Indus Valley.
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
- Permissions are necessary for river rafting in some areas.
- Rafting can be a sport for normal and healthy persons.
- Trained rafters will be there to guide you during your expedition.
- Do not carry your car keys, wallets, cell phones etc. with you for the rafting trip.
Things to Carry
- Carry extra clothes.
- Carry dry bags or boxes to secure small personal items.
- Medical kit, inhalers, bee-sting kits, insulin etc.
- Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a camera.
Spituk monastery: Around 18 km from Leh, this monastery is set on the hill top near Indus. Founded in 11th century, Spituk was belonged to Kadampa school. The festival called Spituk is celebrated every year in the 11th month.
Mahakal temple: Mahakal Temple is one more shrine, located on the hill. The temple is devoted to the deity of Vajrabhairava. The frightening face of deity is revealed only in an annual celebration in January.