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Indus Kayaking Expedition

Gilgit Baltistan

This kayaking adventure be a four/five days rafting and exploration adventure starting from SKARDU to the town of GILGIT. This journey will cover a distance of 150 Km on river Indus, in Rondu Gorge of undisturbed mountains. Like all of the Indus, this is huge water. By the end of May, it was already 100,000 cfs. Fast flowing primarily without distinct rapids but containing huge holes and explosion waves, it is in the summer months primarily a survival run. Midway through is one truly enormous rapid on an abrupt 180 degree left turn, which fortunately seakale on the extreme left. In October, the flow here is a more reasonable 20,000 cfs, but the water remains powerful and the one big rapid is still difficult.

We will start from Skardu town up to that point Indus already join by many small rivers Shyok River, Hushe River, Thalle River, Shigar River and during our journey from Skardu to Gilgit more Rivers like Basho River and White Water river coming from Kachura will join Indus.

All traveling and rafting will be during daytime and night stay will be in small hotels along the road or at protected camp sights. A logistic support vehicle air-conditions and a 4X4 Willi Jeep will move by the road and meet the expedition, team at the pre-selected places of night stay.

The winter season is the best time to travel in this part of Indus River, because the water level is low and the water discharge is reduced. These conditions are safe and comfortable for rafting down stream. The river is mostly flowing between mountains there are some very difficult section such as Rondu Gorge. During this journey you will see the ancient fort, bridges, historical sights, gold prospectors camp and old villages. Besides all these attractions river Indus during winter is a naturally protected sanctuary for migrating birds.

 

Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle boarding, River Float Trips, and water recreation in Gilgit Baltistan.
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Detailed Trip Itinerary

Day 01       Receive from Islamabad airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02  Fly to Skardu Via PIA. transfer to hotel
Day 03  Explore skardu city and shopping for expedition
Day 04 – 09    Expedition days at Indus River from Kachura valley till jaglot Gilgit
Day 10 Rest day in Gilgit.
Day 11 Gilgit to Naran / Bisham
Day 12         Bisham to Islamabad
Day 13 Home sweet home

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