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The Zanskar 

: Zanskar Valley, Ladakh Region, Jammu & Kashmir
Best Season
: July to September
Starting Points
: Padum, Phey etc
Highest grade
: Grade IV
Highlight : Zanskar is the only river in India high enough to raft in the summer
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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). From Kargil the single motor-able road to Padum passes over the 14,500 ft Pensi- la pass in the Suru Valley. Buses run between the two towns on alternate days between July and October, the rest of the months the road is snowbound and inaccessible. Alternatively vehicles can be hired in Kargil for the trip to Padum.