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Sangam, Leh Ladakh Overview

Sangam is the confluence of Indus and Zanskar Rivers in Ladakh. It is located 35km from Leh in Nimmu, on the Leh Srinagar highway. The two rivers can be separately seen meeting at this point. While the Indus River appears as shiny blue, Zanskar River appears muddy green. It is a spectacular site to witness.

The flow of the two rivers at Sangam changes according to the season. While Zanskar River is swollen and rapis in summers, Indus River is calmer. In winters, Zanskar slows down and almost freezes while the flow of Indus is even lesser. The Indus is the one of the longest rivers in Asia and originates in Tibet. Zanskar River is formed in the Zanskar Valley region.

Must Know Before You Visit Sangam

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  • A road bifurcates on the Leh Srinagar Highway where the Sangam is located. It is visible from the main highway.
  • There are no local buses that specifically goes to the Sangam point. You can board a bus travelling to Srinagar  and get down at Sangam.
  • Because of the high altitude, acute mountain sickness is common here.

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