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 week long rafting expeditions. Nimmoo about 25 kms from Leh town at the confluence of Indus with Zanskar is the main center for river rafting in Leh Ladakh.
A day trip for river rafting which is offered to leisure travellers normally starts around 9am from leh & is back by 3pm. The rafting period is for around 3 hrs and rapid grades of 2 is negotiated. No prior experience is required for this kind of trips. One cross by some spectacular gorges and Himalayan landscape in this rafting trail. For adventure tourists rafting trail with rapid grades upto 4 is offered in Leh Ladakh.
Things to Do in Leh Ladakh
Leh Ladakh is a activity oriented destination more than a destination for a family vacation. Leh Ladakh is an ideal destination especially for adventure enthusiasts. The range of adventure sports and mountaineering options on offer in Leh Ladakh is not even comparable to any other region in India.
There are options of trekking trails which would take you across the entire region that will give you a close up view of Leh Ladakh. There are river rafting routes on the white waters of Zanskar and Indus.
Ladakh is the only place in India where you can enjoy a camel safari on a camel that has 2 humps not one. Camel safaris are offered on Bactrian camels across the sand dunes around Hunder in Ladakh.
Things to Do
White water rafting, trekking and mountaineering are the activities that Leh Ladakh offers to its patrons. Trekking in Leh Ladakh is famed to be the best in the country.
Markha Valley Trek
Apart from the striking contrast of trekking in an arid cold desert valley, you get an outstanding view of Ladakh and Zanskar ranges, the 21,000 ft Kang Yissay and the 20,086 ft Stok Kangri peaks. Markha valley trek goes inside the beautiful Hemis National Park and involves two pass crossings - Gandala La (15748 ft) and Kongmaru La, (17,060 ft). Markha velley trek typically is a 7 day trek
Stok Kangri at 6153 mts is an ideal peak for amateur mountaineers. Trekkers with experience using crampons and ice axe should find the ascent of Stok Kangri challenging but an attainable goal. The summit of Stok Kangri offers a magnificent view of Saser Kangri (7670mts) Kang Yatse 6400mts and Nun Kun (7135mts). Stok Kangri is done in 7 days but it can be done in a shorter time span too.
Cycling in Leh Ladakh
Leh Ladakh which is home to some of the highest roads in the world along with some of the best dirt tracks Leh Ladakh is a great destination for cycling enthusiasts. Manali to Leh which covers almost 500 kms and passes like Tanglang La is the most popular trail in Leh Ladakh.
Remala to Nimmu
Remala to Nimmu is a multiday rafting route where rapid grades of up to IV is negotiated. Rafting in Zanskar starts at Remala a few kms ahead of Rangdum and culminates at Nimmoo at the confluence of Zanskar and Indus. This route is normally done in 7 days.