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Rafting in Ladakh, Leh Ladakh Overview

Rafting expedition is done on Zanskar River, called the Grand Canyon of India, with high cliff like gorges at certain places. The Zanskar Rafting expedition is one of The best river trips in The world.

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Availability of Clean Water

Yes, but it is advisable to ensure availability of clean drinking water in your custom package.

Availability of camping/shelter

The best way to fully enjoy this adventurous expedition is by camping. Almost all tour operators offer camps at the rafting site.

Safety Tips

Carry a compact first-aid kit just for safety. Stretch before you go in for the activity, and always plan the raft distance in your package carefully. If you are travelling with older people or children, find a suitable rafting stretch for them.

Things to carry

1) A compact first aid kit including medicines of importance. 2) Quick refreshments - energy drinks, energy bars 3) Bathing suits, shorts, river sandals, flip-flops, old sneakers 4) Waterproof camera bag, fresh batteries, waterproof lens 5) Plastic bags for carrying wet clothes

General Tips and Tricks

The best time to raft in Tiuni is from June to September. Make sure you pay attention to all the instructions carefully given by the guide. Also prefer to go for the activity in groups of 4, 6 or 8 as per the operator you choose. Make sure you have prior rafting experince before you indulge in the activity here. Red Chilli Adventure, and trek n raft are few of the operators.

How to reach Rafting in Ladakh

  • Air: The nearest airbase to the rafting site is situated in the capital city of Ladakh i.e. Leh. The airport is connected to cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Srinagar and Jammu by Jet Airways and Indian Airlines.

  • Rail: Jammu serves as the nearest railway station to Zanskar valley. It is situated about 690 km away and is connected to almost all the major cities of the country by express trains.

  • Road: One can reach Leh easily by road especially during the summer season via State Highway. It takes two days to go reach from Srinagar but roads might not be safe enough owing to the unrest in Kashmir. Regular bus service also plies between the two cities on alternate days between the months of July and October. For the remaing months the roads id snow bound and thus closed. Another alterative to reach Padum is by hiring a vehicle from Kargil.

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About Rafting in Ladakh

Cost of Activity : Around Rs. 65,000 for 12 days which icludes accomodation, road transfer from a particular point, meals and professional guides. Garde 3 and Grade 4 rapids.

Difficulty Level : Challenging/Garde III+ to Grade IV

Nearest Airport : Leh

Nearest Railhead : Jammu

Nearest road city : Srinagar/Kargil

Region : Ladakh

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