The picturesque scenery of soaring mountain peaks, snowy terrains, lush valleys, hillside monasteries and hamlets with a peek into the amazing fauna makes it a wonderful tourist destination. Besides sightseeing places, also enjoy adventure activities like trekking and river rafting in Leh.
A wonderful river rafting experience is offered by Indus River originating near the Kailash Mountain and Mansarovar Lake in Western Tibet. From there it flows through Leh and Pakistan.
Best time: June to August
Some of the best river rafting routes of Leh are:
1. Kharu – Spituk
Located around 45 kilometers from Leh, beginners can raft on Kharu-Spituk route and encounter easy rapids along the route.
2. Phey – Nimo/Phey-Saspol
Located 12 kilometers from Leh is a great destination to raft that has easy rapids of grade II and III. Along the way, enjoy the glimpse of beautiful monasteries, monasteries and hillside hamlets amidst the verdant valleys. The ride ends at Zanskar-Indus confluence at Nimo.
People looking for a *relaxed adventure* can opt for Phey-Saspol route and find their bliss in the picturesque landscapes along Indus.
3. Saspol – Khaltsey
Challenging rapids wait for you at Saspol-Khaltsey route. If you are a seasoned rafter, you would surely love the adventurous ride along the long rapids all along this route. Khaltsey is around 90 kilometers from Leh.
Rs. 1000 to Rs. 3000 according to the number of persons, route, rafting points and facilities provided.
Adventure awaits to enwrap you in its pleasant spell at Leh and river rafting is surely the best idea for the same.
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