With snow-capped peaks eloped in the clouds; bounteous scenic beauty; indigenous culture of the Indo-Tibetans; gushing rivers; vibrant landscapes and unpredictable flora and fauna, Ladakh seems like a huge playground for the adventurers. To keep the adrenaline rush kicking, there are many adventure activities to enjoy over Ladakhtour but it's the river rafting that proves to be most thrilling. The rafting in Ladakh is one such adventure that swings the mood of rafters while coursing down the untamed Indus rivers, which are having rapids ranging from grade 1 to grade 4. Running down the valley, cutting through gorges and combating several obstacles makes river rafting in Ladakh one of the challenging water sports in India.
For river rafting trip in Ladakh, there are two rivers - Indus River, which flows southeast and then into Pakistan and Zanskar River, the north-flowing tributary of the Indus. The rivers have rapids mostly ranging from grade I to III and few ranging from grade IV to V. Further adding to the beauty of the river rafting adventure is the undulated terrain, crisscrossed by the remote villages and ancient monasteries, which are an important attraction of Ladakh. The most prominent river rafting trail in Ladakh is from Phey to Nimmo that passes through astoundingly rapids ranging from grade I to II. Nimmo is the point of confluence of the River Indus and Zanskar. For the beginners, the ideal stretch is from Phey to Saspol and Kharu to Spituk.Another stretch from Chilling to Nimmo on the Zanskar River is perfect for experts to combat against rapids ranging up to grade IV.
Further, river rafting in Ladakh coursing down the Indus and Zanskar River allows one to camp at villages like Nimmo and Phey.River rafting tour in Ladakh is no doubt thrilling but involves a lot of risk. One should take the rafting training seriously. Further, following the rafting rulebook properly one can also combat easily on certain situations, especially if the raft overturns and one falls overboard. If one is an amateur it is recommended to take an experienced rafter or a guide along.