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Zanskar River

13 Days from $3950
Trip Highlights
  • Raft the remote and beautiful Zanskar River
  • Tour Buddhist temples
  • Stay on a houseboat in Srinigar
  • Tour Delhi's old city
  • 13 days of unparalleled adventure
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Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveller Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting)
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Departure Dates
August 17
Meeting Place
Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, India
Price

$3950 (6+ guests)
$4650 (4 to 5 guests)
Based on double occupancy


Single Supplement: $500
Deposit: $800

Additional Costs: Internal India flights (approximately $400), travel insurance, India visa

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River Rating Minimum Age
Class III-IV16 Yrs
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Zanskar River Rafting

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At the top of the world, in the throne room of the mountain gods runs a wild river of Buddhist temples, monasteries, ibex, and snow leopards. India’s Zanskar River flows from the snows of the Himalaya to the confluence with the mighty Indus. As you travel this timeless landscape, ancient history, spirituality and culture are interwoven with high adventure for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Zanskar River Rafting Itinerary at a Glance:

  • Meet at airport and transfer to hotel
  • Fly to Srinagar; check into our deluxe houseboats;
  • Tour local temples
  • Visit Mughal Gardens before driving over Zojila Pass and on to Kargil Hotel
  • Ascend to Rangdum and our fixed tented camp
  • Visit Randgum Gompa then travel on to Remala and the put-in; camp riverside at Karsha
  • Visit Karsha Gompa; raft to Padum; shop for Tibetan wares
  • Raft 25 miles of Class III/IV whitewater over next three days; possible side hike to Nyerag for Tibetan-style rug weaving demo
  • At the confluence with the Indus River, take-out and return to Leh with stops at monasteries en route
  • Visit Hemis Gompa and Thiksey monastery
  • See the two-story-high copper statue of Buddha at Shey Gompa before returning to Leh
  • Return flight to Delhi; visit the Jama Mosque and Red Fort
  • Farewell lunch and unique off-the-beaten-path tour of Delhi before last night's lodging for those not choosing to fly out on this day

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Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveler Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting) Best of the Bay Area Winner

For consecutive years, O.A.R.S. has been named the "Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure and one of the top two outfitters in the world by Outside Magazine in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program. In multiple years, O.A.R.S.trips have been honored as "50 Tours of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler and since 2007, Condé Nast Traveler has recognized Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservation Manager and International Adventure Travel Consultant, as Condé Nast Traveler's standalone Top Travel Specialist in the River Rafting category.

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