Zanskar River Rafting Expedition
(14 Nights - 15 Days)
Day 1 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive at Indira Gandhi International airport where you will be meet Canter Tours representative and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2 : Delhi - Leh
In the morning after breakfast transfer to airport for picks the flight for Leh. On arrive you will be met by Our representative and transfer to the hotel. Day free & overnight in hotel.
Day 3 : In Leh
In the morning after relaxed breakfast proceed to visit Sankar monastery which is situated on the valley floor. Afternoon free at leisure. Evening proceed to Ladakh Ecological center to see a small documentary film on Ancient Heritage of Ladakh. Overnight at Leh.
Day 4 : Leh - Kargil
In the morning after breakfast go for Kargil by surface and distance covering 180 kms. The drive passes spectacular moonscape crossing over the Fotu La, a high mountain pass, exiting the Indus valley and entering the Suru valley. Enroute visit the Lamayuru monastery, known to be one of the oldest monasteries amongst the 'Red Hat' sect. Overnight at Kargil.
Day 5 : Kargil - Rangdum
In the morning after delicious breakfast drive to Rangdum which past Panikar and Parkachik with magnificent views of the Nun and Kun massifs hanging glaciers and large meadows. Overnight at Rangdum.
Day 6 : Rangdum - Remala
In the morning after delicious breakfast proceed to Remala by surface which is the starting point for the rafting trip on the Doda river, a tributary of the Zanskar river. The drive passes over the Pensi La, which enables grand views of the Zanskar peaks at the bottom of which is the Drung Durung glacier that feeds the Zanskar River. Overnight at Ramela.
Day 7 : Remela - Pandum
In the morning take relaxed breakfast begin rafting enjoy at Remala which sails to, Karsha Gompa near Padum. River section today includes a Class II section, a good introduction for first timers as well as to the river in general. After settling into camp by afternoon, we take a hike to Karsha Gompa for the evening incantation. Overnight at Pandum.
Day 8 : Pandum - Pidmu
In the morning after delicious breakfast raft from Karsha up to Pidmu. This stretch is approximately 30 km with Class II and III rapids. After settling into the camp by mid afternoon, we visit the nearby villages of Pidmu and Hanomil. Overnight at Pidmu.
Day 9 : Pidmu - Neyerak Village
In Morning take breakfast raft 20 km to Nyerak, a Class III section. The gorge narrows in on the river - this indeed is a Grand Canyon in its own right. Overnight at Nyerak Village.
Day 10 : Nyerak - Lamaguru
In the morning take delicious breakfast begin rafting Nyerak to Lamaguru, 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. Stop for lunch near a huge waterfall at the confluence of Markha river with Zanskar. Rock formations, spires and an amazing palette of colours add to the trip today. Overnight at Lamaguru.
Day 11 : In Lamaguru
Day hike to Kaya and Skiu. Overnight at Lamaguru.
Day 12 : Lamaguru - Nimu
In the morning after delicious breakfast raft 40 kms of Class III/IV white water from Lamaguru to Nimu today. Overnight at Nimu.
Day 13 : Nimu - Alchi - Leh
In the morning take relaxed breakfast raft approximately 25 km from Nimu to finish the trip at Alchi through Class III / IV rapids. After ending the trip at Alchi walk up to the centuries old monastery to view the beautiful frescoes and wood carvings. Drive back 60 km to Leh and check into hotel. Overnight at Leh.
Day 14 : Leh - Delhi
In morning after delicious breakfast transfer to airport for catch flight for Delhi. You will be meet Canter Tours representative there & transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 15 : Delhi - Flight Back Home
Day at leisure. In time transfer to the international airport in time to board the flight to onward destination.
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