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Indus River

Place : Leh, Ladakh Region, Jammu & Kashmir
Best time for Rafting : July to September
Starting Points : Upshi, Phey, Spituk, Nemu, Alchi etc along the Indus
Highest grade : Grade III
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How to reach

Air: Leh, the capital of Ladakh is connected by Indian Airlines and Jet Airways to Chandigarh, Delhi, Srinagar and Jammu.

Rail: The nearest railhead is Jammu (690 km), which is linked to the rest of the country by express trains.

Road: In summer months, Leh can be reached on a state highway, from Srinagar (432 kms) in two days but the road is not safe due to the unrest in the Kashmir valley. The curving mountainous road passes through Sonamarg, the Zojila pass (8,413 m) and the Drass valley (the coldest inhabited region in the world, after Siberia), culminating in a night's halt at Kargil (2750m). Leh is reached on the second day. Leh is also linked by road to Manali in Himachal Pradesh. Within Ladakh, buses ply between the main towns and villages, and vehicles can be hired in Leh to get to the more inaccessible areas.