The most difficult but exciting option for river running is on the Zanskar along its spectacular course through the gorge in the Zanskar mountins, between Padum and Nimo. This is suitable only for well organized white-water expedition, prepared for several days of river running and camping in absolute wilderness. Participants are required to be trained rafters themselves while the arrangements should be assigned to a dependable professional agency.
Day 01: Delhi - Leh
Welcome upon arrival at the Leh airport (3,500 mt) and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day fee for accalamatisation.
Day 02: Leh
Morning after breakfast proceed to visit Sankar monastery, Peace Pagoda and Changspa Chorten. which is situated on the valley floor.Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel
Day 03: Leh - Hemis - Stakna - Thiksay
Morning after breakfast drive 50 kms to visit the famous Hemis Monastery which has some of the most precious Thankas, silver stupas enshrines statues of various Buddhist god and goddesses. Later drive back to Stakna. Upon arrival meet the RAFTING team includes the Raft driver and helper. Proper instruction for Rafting as well as safety briefing and safety instructions shall be given to the members. Wear the life jacket and begin a thrilling white water rafting along river Indus . Raft along smooth river to reach Thiksay. Enroute stop at Stakna bridge and have Lunch. Afternoon Raft again and stop at Thiksay. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 04: Spituk - Thiksay
Morning after an early breakfast drive to visit Thiksay Monastery-this imposing monastery situated on a hill overlooking the village has a huge statue of Shakayamuni Buddha. Later drive 2 kms further to visit Shey Palace which was earlier the Royal Palace. Drive back to camp and start Rafting to reach Spituk. Lunch enroute. This is one of the most beautiful stretch overlooking Stok Kangri on your left and zigzaging along the river. Checkin at the camps in Spituk for overnight stay.
Day 05: Spituk - Nimu
Morning after an early breakfast proceed to visit Spituk Monastery situated at the end of the Leh airport, the gompa has large collections of old Thanks and statues. Later drive back to the Rafting camp and start the final part of the RAFTING till Nimu. This day the river valley get narrower. Rafting will finish after the confluence of River Zanskar and Indus at Nimu. Later proceed for a short village visit to Nimu. Overnight stay at the Camp.
Day 06: Nimu - Likir - Leh
Morning after breakfast proceed to visit the Likir Monastery which has an impressive sitting statue of Maitreya Buddha. On the way back visit Basgo Monastery. Later drive back to Leh and on arrival checkin at the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 07: Leh - Delhi
Morning after breakfast transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi