What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?

- Henry David Thoreau


One of the highest inhabited places in the world, Zanskar in Ladakh is a hidden kingdom, only accessible to the outside world in the winter by trekking across the frozen Zanskar river. In the summer, the river thaws, giving way to a rush of grade 4 and 5 rapids that have ominous names like the ''Constrictor'' and ''Dislocator''. You'll drive through western Ladakh, visiting monasteries, palaces and villages, passing a surreal landscape of multi-colored mountains and lush valleys. Arriving at the Stod river, you'll begin a self-contained multi-day river adventure down the spectacular Zanskar river gorge. Float through the desolate canyon, its walls rising a few thousand feet out of the river bed, culminating the trip at the mighty Indus river after which India is named. End your journey in the high-altitude city of Leh, where you can sample Tibetan cuisine and visit the bustling bazaar.


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The itinerary for this trip can be customized to suit your needs from your accomodations to what gear you need for the day.


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12 Days

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