Whitewater Kayaking in Ladakh, India

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Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Come experience the thrill of whitewater kayaking in Ladakh, India - a region known for its breathtaking natural beauty and challenging rapids.

Ladakh offers some of the most exciting whitewater kayaking opportunities in the world, with rapids ranging from class II to V. Imagine paddling through crystal clear water, surrounded by towering mountains and rugged terrain. It's an experience unlike any other, and one you'll never forget.

Our experienced guides will take you on a journey through Ladakh's stunning landscape, providing you with the knowledge and skills you need to navigate the rapids safely. Whether you're a seasoned kayaker or a beginner, we have trips and courses designed to fit your needs.

So why wait? Book your whitewater kayaking adventure in Ladakh today and get ready for an experience that will leave you breathless.

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Tsarap-chhu and Zanskar, 7 days

Do you want to paddle one of the world’s highest, most remote and arguably beautiful rivers Tsarap Chhu and Zanskar ? 

Descending over 1000m in 5 days, on crystal blue water in a desert, through tight box canyons and deep gorges, visiting monasteries and sleeping under the Milky Way every night, the Tsarap Chu is a truly unforgettable trip.  

Start point: Tsarap Chu at Sarchu (4250m)

End Point: Indus river at Wet n Wild camp, Nimoo (3200m) 

Distance: 280km Duration: 5 days 

Grade: Between 3+ to 4+ depending on when you paddle.

Timing : Aug - September

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More Rivers to Kayaking in Ladakh

Apart from Tsarap Chu and Zanskar river, you can also kayak other beautiful rivers like the Upper Indus, Lower Indus, Shyok which are all great high volume grade III - V rivers. We can do multi day expeditions or day trips - and you can cover all rivers in Ladakh within 15 - 20 days.

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Kayaking on the Upper Indus

The Upper Indus offers class III/IV rapids, ideal for those seeking both a challenge and stunning landscapes. Surrounded by majestic mountains and vibrant culture, this section is perfect for intermediate paddlers who appreciate nature's beauty alongside their adventure.

Kayaking on the Middle Indus (Day trip section)

This section of the Indus, with class II/III rapids, is excellent for beginners and intermediate kayakers. It’s the best choice for a day trip, combining kayaking lessons with the enjoyment of serene landscapes, making it both educational and relaxing

Kayaking on the Lower Indus

Targeted at advanced kayakers, the Lower Indus features challenging big volume class III/IV/V rapids. This section promises an exhilarating expedition, testing one's skills against the river's power, all while surrounded by captivating natural beauty. This is also where we host the Ladakh River Festival!

Kayaking on the Shyok

The Shyok River caters to a broad range of skills with both class II/III and class III/IV/V rapids available. It offers diverse experiences from peaceful journeys to adrenaline-pumping challenges, set against the backdrop of breathtaking scenery along the Nubhra Valley, making it ideal for both intermediate and advanced paddlers.

Kayaking on the Zanskar

The Zanskar River, with its thrilling class III to V rapids, is a paradise for experienced kayakers looking for an adventure in one of India's most remote and spectacular settings. This river takes you through the deep Zanskar Gorge, known for its awe-inspiring cliffs and ancient monasteries perched high above. The journey combines technical paddling with the chance to witness the untouched beauty of Ladakh's landscapes. Ideal for those seeking a challenging yet deeply rewarding experience, the Zanskar expedition offers both the thrill of white-water kayaking and the serene beauty of the Himalayas, making it a must-do for adventure enthusiasts.

Kayaking on the Tsarap Chu

The Tsarap Chu River, with its class IV to V rapids, presents an incredible challenge for advanced kayakers. Flowing through the rugged terrains of Zanskar in Ladakh, this river is known for its crystal-clear waters, dramatic canyons, and the high-altitude desert landscape that surrounds it. The journey down the Tsarap Chu is not just about conquering the rapids; it's an exploration of one of the most remote and stunningly beautiful parts of the Himalayas. Suitable for those who have a good level of experience and are in search of an adrenaline-filled adventure, kayaking on the Tsarap Chu offers an unmatched blend of thrilling white-water experiences and the chance to immerse oneself in the breathtaking wilderness of Ladakh.

Feel free to contact us to organize trips in any of these rivers.

Whitewater Kayaking in Uttarakhand, India

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Uttarakhand is home to beautiful class II - IV rivers like Ganga, Bhaghirathi, Alaknanda, Pindar, Tons and more. We provide fully guided expeditions from 3 days to 20 days and can cover one or multiple rivers.

Timing: October to May

More about rivers of Uttarakhand

Kayaking on Ganga

Great class II / III big volume river for beginner - intermediate paddling, and as a warm up for experienced paddlers before going on to more challenging rivers. Ganga is also a great starter for paddlers not used to big volume rivers. We can spend 2-3 days paddling on the ganga either as day trips or as an expedition with camping on the beautiful river beaches.

Kayaking on Alaknanda

Alaknanda is one of the two rivers which merge to form the Ganga. A class III / IV big volume river, it's great for intermediate - experienced paddlers who wish enjoy fun and adventurous expeditions on nice clean water. Recommended plan: 2-3 days as an expedition with camping on beaches.

Kayaking on Upper Bhagirathi

Bhagirathi is the other river which merges with Alaknanda to form the Ganga. Upper Bhaghirati (in and around Uttarkashi, India) is a class IV / V creek style river which can be paddled in 3-4 days as an expedition. Recommended for experienced paddlers looking to have good quality whitewater.

Kayaking on Lower Bhagirathi

Lower Bhagirathi is a 3-4 class III / IV hour day trip, a lot of fun to play around with the waves and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Feel free to contact us to organize trips in any of these rivers.

Whitewater Kayaking in North East India

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There are numerous world class rivers ranging from class III to class IV in Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya. You can select to paddle in the very big volume mighty Brahmaputra as well as fantastic class V/VI creek rivers like the Kopli river in Meghalay

Meghalaya: October - November
Arunachal Pradesh: November - April

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Kayaking on Siang River

The Siang River in Arunachal Pradesh, originating from the Tibetan plateau, is a fantastic choice for a wide range of kayakers. Offering class III to IV rapids, it's perfect for intermediate to experienced paddlers seeking thrilling rides through mesmerizing landscapes. A recommended journey spans 3-4 days, combining exhilarating paddling sessions with the opportunity to camp along pristine riverbanks, making it an unforgettable expedition.

Kayaking on Lohit River

Flowing through the eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh, the Lohit River provides an exceptional kayaking experience with its class IV to V rapids. Ideal for highly skilled and adventurous paddlers, this river promises an intense kayaking adventure amidst breathtaking surroundings. Paddlers can embark on a 2-3 day expedition, where they'll navigate through challenging waters and enjoy camping in the serene wilderness along the river.

Kayaking on Subansiri River

The Subansiri, the largest tributary of the Brahmaputra, offers a unique kayaking experience with class III to IV rapids, suitable for both intermediate and experienced paddlers. A 4-5 day expedition on the Subansiri not only tests one's paddling skills but also allows for exploration of remote areas, offering a mix of adventure and the chance to witness the rich biodiversity of the region. Camping on sandy river beaches under the starlit sky adds to the charm of this adventure.

Kayaking on Manas River

Originating from the Bhutanese Himalayas and flowing into Assam, the Manas River is a hidden gem for kayaking enthusiasts. With class II to III rapids, it's an excellent river for beginners and intermediates looking for a blend of adventure and scenic beauty. A 2-day trip on the Manas River can be a soothing experience, with opportunities for wildlife sightings in the Manas National Park, making it a perfect combination of kayaking and nature exploration.

Contact us to book your Kayaking in North east India trip, or to know more about these beautiful rivers!

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