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River Rafting

 
A wide range of rafting options is available on the river Indus & its major tributaries. The best stretch for professionally guided runs in white water is on the Indus between Spituk & Sasplo. Upward of Spituk, the Indus has the easiest stretch up to Karu, ideal for basic training & for day-return "scenic floating" for amateurs. Several agencies in Leh offer attractive rafting packages. Ask for details at the Tourist Office at Leh. They will also be able to provide some rafts on hire. The most difficult but exciting option for river-running is on the Zanskar along its spectacular course through the gorge in the Zanskar mountains, between Padum & Nimo. This is suitable only for well-organized white water expeditions, prepared for several days of river running and camping in absolute wilderness. Participants are requested to be trained rafters themselves while the arrangements should be assigned to dependable professional agency.