Zanskar River Expedition

India’s Zanskar River, a remote Himalayan tributary of the Indus, harbors one of the most spectacular navigable gorges in the world. Hailed as the “Grand Canyon of the Himalaya,” a journey down the Zanskar features an excursion through a geologic paradise, submersion into a culture (Zanskari) virtually unknown throughout the contemporary world, and a thrilling whitewater adventure. The trip, however, is not for the faint of heart – or for those short on time. Paddling the Zanskar consists of four days’ air time, a bone-jarring multi-day jeep ride through spectacular Himalayan wilderness, and at least five days of intense rafting, not counting layovers. As of yet, relatively few westerners have visited the land of Zanskar, but Global Descents offers one deluxe catered expedition to and through the gorge every Himalayan summer. This journey exceeds the expectations of the world’s most experienced adventure travelers – if you are prepared to experience the cultural and the physical adventure of a lifetime, contact Global Descents today to find out more about our upcoming Zanskar River Gorge expedition!

*Please note that this expedition requires good physical condition due to the immense altitude change.  We will be starting our journey to the river at 11,000’ and the actual river portion of the expedition will begin near 14,000’  Please take this into account and take the proper precautions.  If you have any questions, please contact Global Descents at 1-800-775-6976.