INDIA – ZANSKAR RIVER EXPEDITION

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INDIA - ZANSKAR EXPEDITION

 

Price includes:

  • 10 day rafting expedition in Himalaya, Zanskar river
  • All ground transportation
  • All entrance fees
  • All meals except the first day, (only dinner is included) and the last day en route to Delhi (only breakfast is included)
  • Bottled water
  • Accommodations as specified

 

Price does not include:

 

  • International and domestic airfare
  • Customary and optional tips for local guides
  • Immunizations
  • Personal expenses including laundry, snacks, drinks, alcohol, etc.

PRICE LIST

 

  • €1480/person, 8-11 participants
  • €1400/person, 12 or more participants
  • The roundtrip flights Delhi-Leh-Delhi you must book by yourself, (roughly €150)

Extension:

  • To be announced, 6-11 participants
  • €1500/person, 12 or more participants

Payment Schedule:

  • Deposit: €500 (non-refundable)
  • Balance Due: 30 days prior to departure

Cancellation Fees:

  • 61-90 days prior to departure 50% of trip cost
  • 60 days or less prior to departure 100% of trip cost

Required:

Health insurance is required! Here are some affordable travel insurance suggestions. Cancellation insurance is recommended.

We begin with a flight over the snow capped Himalaya to Leh where we have time enjoy this beautiful mountain setting, acclimatize to the altitude (3300m), and visit some remarkable monasteries and villages. From here we take an unforgettable three-day drive to our put-in on the Zanskar. Along the way, we visit more monasteries, traverse across high passes with views of vast meadows, hanging glaciers, and towering snow -capped peaks. We then begin our self-contained whitewater expedition with vast panoramas, spectacular canyons, secluded villages and intoxicating whitewater!

The world’s paddling community considers the Zanskar River to be one of finest multi-day river trips found anywhere and our local team of guides will personally make sure you are hooked on paddling whitewater in the wilderness long before the trip is over!

Note:
To extend the fun and adventures in the Himalayas, come with us on the trip extension and enjoy easy cycling, hiking and paddling on the edge of the Karakoram mountain range in the Nubra and Shyok valleys.
The trip is open to all river rafting experience levels, and class IV whitewater kayak-bums. This trip is agreat trip for families! If you have any question please contact us.

CERTIFIED GUIDES

All of our guides are proffesionals licenced by IRF.
You are in safe hands.

SAFETY KAYAKERS

We are the only rafting center who has safety kayakers on every trip. Safety is always first.

PHOTO KAYAKERS

Only with us you can use the services of photo kayakers. They will accompany you during the descent and take photos at the most attractive places on the river.

DAY ONE

FLY TO LEH

Acclimatize at an altitude of 3500m in the city of Leh. The beautiful city bustling with ladakhi culture is filled with monasteries, prayer flags and museums. Visit the famous Thiksey monastery, Shanti stupa and Stok Palace.

DAY TWO

LEH TO KARGIL

Whole day drive from Leh to Kargil. Lunch in the beautiful moon landscape of Lamayuru. The route passes through Fotu La pass at 14000 ft. Overnight accommodation in Kargil.

DAY THREE

KARGIL TO RANGDUM

Whole day drive to Rangdum. Expect some of the most gorgeous scenery in the Himalayan mountains with Nun-Kun mountains and other glacial peaks. Camping overnight in Rangdum.

DAY FOUR

RANGDUM TO REMALA

Last day of driving before getting into the river. Route passes through Pensi La Pass and enters the magnificent Zanskar Valley with 6000m peaks all around the region. Catch a view of the origin glacier Darang Durung on the way. Overnight camp in Remala alongside the river Doda, a tributary of Zanskar.

DAY FIVE

REMALA TO KARCHA

First day rafting on the river. Short briefing on all the safety guidelines and then few hours of grade 2 rafting between the mountains. Arrival in Karcha in afternoon for lunch and overnight stay. Visit the famous Karcha monastery and a take a stroll in the small village of Karcha.

DAY SIX

KARCHA TO ZANGLA

Another day of soft rafting on grade 3 section. The river flows through the beautiful valley laced with multicolored mountains all around. Reach Zangla around afternoon for lunch and overnight camping. Visit the small village of Zangla with lots of monasteries and culture.

DAY SEVEN

ZANGLA TO NYERAK

Early start of the trip and then we enter the grand canyon of zanskar. Expect some grade 4 rafting filled with lots of rapids and lots of adventure. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the gorge before we have lunch on the river. 5 hours of rafting before we reach Nyerak village for overnight stay. Most famous camping site in the entire gorge. Rest in the camp or visit the small village.

DAY EIGHT

NYERAK TO CHILLING

Another adrenaline pumping day on grade 4 section. Expect a lot of grade 3 and 4 rapids and continuous whitewater. The river gets narrower until it enters a steep 18ft wide gap called the Gate rapid. Lunch at one of the most beautiful waterfall on the route and then the valley passes through spectacularly colored mountain formations all around. Overnight camp in Chilling.

DAY NINE

CHILLING TO NEMO

Last day on the river. Another classic whitewater day with continuous grade 3 and 4 long rapids. Enjoy the beauty of the zanskar river until we reach the confluence with the Indus river. Final camping in Nemo.

DAY TEN

FLY BACK

After breakfest in camp we transport you back to Leh Ladakh.

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