With scenery rivalling that on the Grand Canyon, this is a true expedition not to be missed. Our journey starts with an incredible flight from Delhi to Leh, before a few days acclimatising in this fascinating town. We’ll have the chance to explore several monasteries and perhaps take a drive to the world’s highest motorable road. Take in the wonderful vistas from our hotel or the many roof top restaurants on offer. With friendly greetings from the Ladakh people of “Ju leh” you will certainly be immersed in a wonderful, colourful and rich culture in this unique part of India. Our drive to the river takes in one of the most scenic roads in the world. The journey time is often doubled with all the photo stops. We’ll feel like we can reach out and touch a number of glaciers that come down to the road. You’ll camp in the heart of the Himalayas on the penultimate night of the drive in the most gorgeous place we have ever experienced. On reaching the river, you’ll be treated to world class white water, stunning scenery and visits to riverside monasteries on your journey. In the ever over crowded world we live in the Zanskar river will alllow you to escape and experience one of the worlds great true adventures. We also offer another Indian adventure on the Brahmaputra River which operates in November and December.
Arrive Delhi, met by your trip leader at International Airport and transfer to deluxe accommodations.
Included: No meals
Domestic flight from Delhi to Leh. We transfer you to your hotel where you get the chance to rest and relax in this wonderful area.
All Meals Included.
Sightseeing and acclimatizing in Leh. Light activity and short walks, as we are now over 3000 meters, to Leh palace and the town’s exciting market and outdoor restaurants. For the more energetic a visit to a few monasteries such as Shey or Thikse , we may even take a drive over Khardung La, the worlds highest motorable road at 5602m – 18350FT!. Overnight Leh hotel.
Included: All meals
Drive Leh – Kargil – we past through a spectacular moonscape. We drive over the Fotu La (14000 ft), a high mountain pass and exit the Indus valley. En route, we visit the Lamayuru monastery (optional), known to be one of the oldest monasteries amongst the ‘Red Hat’ sect. Overnight Kargil hotel.
Included: All meals
Drive Kargil – Rangdum (3964m ; 13,000ft). A spectacular drive past Panikar and Parkachik, with magnificent views of the Nun and Kun massifs (7000 metres), hanging glaciers and large meadows. We drive till Rangdum Gompa (12,000 ft). Tonight sees us camping in stunning surroundings.
Included: All meals
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|Friday 4 August 2023 - Thursday 17 August 2023||14 days||£1995||€2250||$2595|
Flights to Delhi are relatively inexpensive and frequent. Many options exist, but don’t forget to use those frequent flyer miles if you are fortunate enough to have them! Our clients have used and recommended the following airlines who have excellent connections. Lufthansa via Frankfurt, Virgin, Swiss via Zurich, British Airways or Kingfisher and Jet Airways from India. We don’t book flights for clients, but we are always on hand to advise the best rates we can find and send you there! Alternatively we have teamed up with GYT who can provide you with a competitive flight quote by filling out this form on the Water By Nature website. Please note you will need to arrive on Day 1 as shown below and depart on the last day. Please ensure you do not book flights until your trip is CONFIRMED.
In order to secure your place pay your deposit of £600 per person (USD$750 for U.S. customers). See our Terms & Conditions for full payment terms.
Please note that prices shown in GBP & USD are payable. UK residents should pay in GBP and USA residents should pay in USD.
We find most of our clients have in their possession already what is needed for a river journey. We have broken down here the items into what you’ll need on the river and in camp. An equipment list of what you will require for your adventure will be sent to you prior to your departure.
You do not need to bring tents, sleeping mats or wetsuits.
We provide personal floatation jackets and helmets.
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