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How to reach white water rafting spot in Ladakh

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How to reach white water rafting spot in Ladakh

White water rafting is a popular activity among adventure lovers. The perilous thrill it gives while rafting is unimaginable. Though it is dangerous at some levels, many love to do white water rafting for the daring experience. White water rafting is very popular in Ladakh region of Jammu & Kashmir. Rafting in Ladakh is mostly preferred by the audacious people who love to enjoy the hard core adventure with the beautiful views of majestic mountains, serene monasteries, amusing lakes and wonderful villages. Water rafting in Ladakh is carried out in the Indus River which flows across Ladakh and Zanskar River which is a northern tributary of Indus. The best time to do rafting is between June and August for the high water stream at this time.

Zanskar River meets Indus River at the point of Nimmo. The popular routes for rafting are from Phey to Nimo, from Upshi to Kharu or from Upshi to Nimo. The route from Phey to Saspol and Kharu to Spituk is preferred by beginners. Experienced rafters try Alchi and Khaltsey route on the Indus River and Chilling to Nimmo route on the Zanskar River. Villages like Nimmo and Phey are the suitable spots for camping while rafting. The difficulty grade ranges from I to V based on the river flow, Rafter's fitness and expertise in rafting.

Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh town is the nearest airport to the rafting spot. One can use this well-connected airport and reach Leh and choose the available mode of transport such as taxi or bus to reach the rafting destination. To reach the rafting site by train, one needs to get down at Jammu station which is the nearest railway station to Zanskar valley. Located at 690 KMs from Zanskar Valley, Jammu station is connected to many major cities in India. Choose traveling by road only during the summer season for the ease of travel. Leh can be reached by road via State Highways. Only during July and October, regular bus services are available on alternate days between Leh and Srinagar. The road will be closed in the remaining months due to snow. Also by hiring a vehicle from Kargil, you can reach Padum. Based on your comfort and budget, choose the right travel mode and enjoy the sensational White Water Rafting sport at Ladakh.

DistanceBy AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
Kolkata to LadakhN/A4.0 hours34.0 hours32.0 hoursN/A
Mumbai to LadakhN/A3.0 hours5.0 hours30.0 hoursN/A
New Delhi to LadakhN/A1.2 hours24.0 hours7.0 hoursN/A
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Thrillseekers can ride on rapids from Class 1 to Class 4.

There are several tour operators in Leh that provide rafting packages to travellers on the thunderous rapids of Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

The time taken for acclimatization differs from person to person. Usually oen must rest for one whole day even if you are feeling ok. Avoid alcohol for a minimum of 3 days, and increase your intake of water. The biggest cause of Acute Mountain Sickness is dehydration.

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