22km long Drang-Drung-Glacier is the largest glacier accessible to tourists in the Ladakh region. In fact Drang Drung is located in heights of Zanskar. Drang Drung glacier is the source of Doda River and one can trek upto the glacier from Padum. the Stod river also has its source at the Drang Drung glacier. Drang Drung glacier can also be seen from the Pensi La pass. Pensi-la (Pensi Pass) almost midway between Padum and Rangdum. The glacier in fact looks like a winding river from Pensi la, the difference being that instead of water its a river of ice. Drang Drung is one of the major attractions of Zanskar region and augments the chanrm of this adventure junky paradise!
Glaciers and Rivers in leh
Leh is criss-crossed by many rivers with icy cold water originating from the many glaciers like Saichen, Baltoro and Hispar Glacier however very few of these glaciers are accessible to tourists.
The rivers in Leh augment the beauty of this exotic land. River rafting in Leh Ladakh is very popular in the rivers of Leh and one can enjoy rapids of upto grade IV in the rivers of Leh.
Indus river originating in the Tibetan Plateau near Lake Mansarovar runs a course through the Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan and flows through Pakistan in a southernly direction to merge into the Arabian Sea
Leh Ladakh offers a range of rafting options on the Indus and Zanskar river. Options are available for river rafting in Ladakh from a day trip to weeks rafting expeditions ranging from grade two to four. Nimmoo about 25 kms from Leh town at the confluence of Indus with Zanskar is the main center for river rafting in Leh Ladakh. Rafting is usually done between Phe Chilling Nimmoo and Saspol
Shyok and Nubra River
Shyok and Nubra rivers is in the Nubra division of Leh. The Shyok River, a tributary of the Indus River, originates from the Rimo Glacier. Nubra river also orginates from the Siachen glacier and the river widens at the confluence of the two rivers a little after the town of Khalsar. Nubra and Shyok rivers meet the Indus river near Skardu. The sand dunes of Hunder and camel safaris by the river is very popular.
River Rafting in Zanskar
The Zanskar river is a one of the most exciting river rafting sites in India with rapids ranging from grade III and IV. The river passes through the Zanskar canyon also called the Grand Canyon of Asia and offer some of the most exciting rapids. Typically Zanskar river expedition is a two week affair!
Stok Kangri Climb
The Stok Kangri Climb is a beautiful trekking Route in Ladakh valley. The glaciers and the peaks surrounding the Stok Kangri offer a very mesmerizing view. The trekkers also get to enjoy the view of the K2 from the top of the Stok Kangri peak.