Kayaking is held between Padum and Zimo regions in the Zanskar river gorge at the height of 12000 feet of the sea level. Walls of mountains rise to hundreds of feet on both sides. The kayaking route ends as the river merges with the Indus. The route passes through some very rough terrains and remote places in Ladakh. The river is rated as grade IV. Tamer in comparison to the more rugged water flow of the river in Nepal, kayaking is more commonly done from (Phey to Sasphol) Spitok to the Indus-Zanskar confluence at Nimmu, and from Nimmu to the ancient temple complex at Alchi, graded an average of 2-3. The more challenging route lies between Alchi and Khalsi, which takes in the kilometre long series of rapids at Nurla.

Best Time: July to August

Rating: 4.5 / 5.0

Whitewater Kayaking operators: Wet 'n' Wild Explorations , Splash , Expeditions India

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