Zanskar Rafting Adventure Trip Ladakh


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This tour gives takes us through the lesser explored valley of Zanskar and here we experience the vastness of this beautiful land. The roads here are less travelled and the people and culture and traditions retain its essence.

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Zanskar Rafting Adventure Trip Ladakh

  1. 1. © GetUpandGO | Powered by Floating Concepts Zanskar Rafting Adventure Trip Ladakh This Tour gives takes us through the lesser explored valley of Zanskar and here we experience the vastness of this beautiful land. The roads here are less travelled and the people and culture and traditions retain its essence. We enter into this valley through Kargil and drive through places like Rangdum, Padum and Karsha and see some remote monasteries. We continue our journey through this valley on a Rafting expedition for three days to enter into Leh valley. Please Click Here to Customize Your Trip
  2. 2. © GetUpandGO | Powered by Floating Concepts Day 01: Arrival Srinagar – Sonmarg(1729 m / 5676 ft)Arrival in Srinagar. We get a pick-up at the airport and drive to Sonmarg. Check in to a hotel for overnight stay. Day 02 : Sonmarg – Kargil(2704 m / 8872 ft; 204 km; 9 – 10 hrs) Today we cross the famed Zojilapass, the movement on this is restricted the military convoys. We climb over Zojilapass Pass and then pass the Dras War memorial. Kargil is an outpost and apart from the prominence it gained in the recent war there is not much to recommend it. Overnight stay in a hotel. Day 03: Kargil – Rangdum(3980m / 13057ft; 127 km; 5hrs) We leave for Rangdum after breakfast. Rangdum is an elliptically expanded plateau surrounded by colourful hills on the one side and glacier encrusted Rocky Mountains on the other. Situated 127-km South-east of Kargil, it falls midway between Kargil and Padum. On arrival we visit TheRangdum Gompa which was founded in the 18th century. One of the major attractions of the monastery is its small museum. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.
  3. 3. © GetUpandGO | Powered by Floating Concepts Day 04: Rangdum – Padum(3505m / 11499ft; 104 km; 4 hrs) Head to Padum after breakfast. Padum the capital of the ancient kingdom of Zanskar, Padum (3505 m) is the present day administrative headquarters of the region. With a population of nearly 1500, Padum can be described as the most populous settlement of Zanskar, otherwise a very scarcely inhabited valley. The nearest monument in Padum is a set of ancient rock carving on a huge boulder near the riverbank, just below the old township. These dates from the 8th century and provide epigraphic evidence that the region was under the influence of North Indian Buddhism since ancient times. Overnight stay in a guesthouse. Day 05: Padum– Karsha & back(3500 m /11482 ft; 7 km; 15 mins) The Karsha Monastery of Ladakh is situated in the Karsha village of the Zanskar region. The full name of Karsha,is Karsha Chamspaling. Phagspa Shesrab, the translator of Zanskar first founded this monastery.The monastery consists of a number of shrines and boasts of some of the most exquisite wall paintings, by the Lama Dzadpa Dorje.It serves as the residence of approximately 100 monks. Also we can visit Thugkjechhenpo Lhakhang and the Lhakhang karpo. Also close by are the Monasteries of Khagsar, Purang and Phagspa and a nunnery called Dorjezong, situated at the top of the valley. Drive back to Padum for overnight stay. Overnight stay in a guesthouse
  4. 4. © GetUpandGO | Powered by Floating Concepts Day 06 : Padum – Zangla – Rafting(3 hrs; 2+ Grade) After a late morning start, we raft from Padum up to Zangla ; 3 hrs). This stretch is approximately 25 km with Class II and III rapids. Easy day to get used to the river, the altitude and hone our paddling skills. Day 07 : Zangla – Nerak (4 hrs; 3+ Grade)After packing camp, we raft 25 km to Nerak (3286m ; 10,780ft) a Class III section. The gorge narrows in on the river – this indeed is a Grand Canyon in its own right. We stop for the day to pitch camp in a gorge below Nerak village Day 08: Rest day at Nerak Rest day at Nerak. Take a hike to Nyerak village or relax at the Campsite. Wash up at the campsite stream and enjoy the day off. Day 09 : Nerak – Lamaguru (5 hrs; 4+ Grade)Todays 35 km rafting section takes us from Nyerak to Lamaguru (3190m ; 10,465ft ; 5-6 hrs including scout and lunch) through the core of the Zanskar A classic white water day with continuous Class III rapids, and a few Class IV rapid where the river squeezes between a gap of about 18ft.We stop for lunch formations, spires and an amazing palette of colours add to the trip today. Camp overnight at Lamaguru. Day 10 : Lamaguru – Nimo (5 hrs; 4+ Grade) – Leh We raft 40 kms of Class III/IV white water from Lamaguru to Nimu (3154m;10,345 ft) today. We stop just short of Nimu, at the confluence of the Zanskar with the Indus river.T hen to Leh check in to the Hotel . Day 11 : Free day at Leh – Just to catch up on some shopping and Ladhaki cuisine in Leh. Day 12: Final Departure We drive to Leh airport and as we take off we look down on stark beauty of Ladakh ,our minds filled with everlasting memories of our trek…
  5. 5. © GetUpandGO | Powered by Floating Concepts COST: Accommodation  Srinagar, Kargil, Rangdum and Padum, Leh: In neat, clean hotel/guest house with all meals included.  During rafting: In small camping tents on twin sharing basis with all meals included Travel / Transport  All land arrangements like airport, Rafting and sightseeing transfers in small vehicles Others  Professional experienced rafting guide for the expedition.  Permit fees as required and applicable  Necessary equipment and porterage required for the rafting expedition.
  6. 6. © GetUpandGO | Powered by Floating Concepts  Govt. Service Tax as applicable (Subject to change)  International and Domestic Air travels  Any additional stay or transport arrangements other than specified  Please enquire for any pre or post extensions. We can assist you with the same at an additional cost.  Monument visit fees  Local guide services for sightseeing  Meals during travel between two destinations  Any kind of insurance, such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation etc.  Tips to the drivers, camping staff, porters & guide.  Any extra costs incurred due extension / change of the itinerary due to natural calamities, flight delays, road blocks, vehicle breakdown etc. factors beyond the control of and its associates.  Items not specified in “Cost Includes”. NOTES:  General:  Delays are expected on account of roadblock & weather conditions. Our effort will be to continue with the trip as per the schedule without compromising your safety and make you as comfortable as possible. However if the need arises in such situations we may have to compromise on the campsite / hotels and adjust to these situations then and there.  Spot changes may be needed to be made to the itinerary if required so due to various reasons.  The distances and altitudes mentioned in the above itinerary are to the best of our knowledge accurate. However there could be marginal variance in the actual distances and altitudes.  Customisation of this itinerary is possible to suit your specific requirement.  For further information , we request you to kindly refer to the general information page and our terms and conditions page on the website.  Prices are subject to change depending on the availability of hotels, transport, etc
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