Indus River is the river that flows across Ladakh. The source of this river is Kailash Mountain and the Mansarovar Lake in Western Tibet. This historical river is a paradise for adventure seekers as well as river-rafting beginners. Flow of the stream increases between June and August, and it is the best season for rafting.
Rafting in the Indus offers mesmerizing view of Buddhist Monasteries and titanic hills. Rapids, in this river, vary between grade one to five. Popular route for beginners is Hemis-Stakna-Shey-Thiksey-Choglamsar. A rather more adventurous people can go for the route between Alchi and Khaltsey. Some other common routes are:
Phey-Nimo route: this route has grade two and three rapids and passes through hamlets, monasteries and other beautiful sites to behold.
- Kharu-Spituk: Recommended for beginners
- Upshi-Kharu: This is an easier route and the rapid ranges between one and three.
- Saspol-Khaltsey: A good route for adventure seekers.
- Phey-Saspol: This route is for those who want calmer rafting and enjoy the view of the vicinity.