"Indus - Zanskar confluence and suicidal donkeys" Alchi Gompa Things to Do Tip by Beefy_SAFC
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I got involved in a rafting trip between Leh and the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers - fun!!! It's possible to raft from Leh down to just past this point, on what is a low grade rafting trip that beginners can manage. Yes, I got a taste for it and would love to try again.
The Zanskar holds some record for apparently being the fastest flowing river (the maths I haven't got a clue about) and also during the winter freezes over to become the main access route into Zanskar. Yup, some nutty tourists actually trek on the river's frozen surface during the winter - they'd better hope the greenhouse effect (which is melting glaciers all over Ladakh) doesn't stop the river freezing properly.
As for the donkeys, well they just seemed to make their home in the middle of the road. I can hear the local white van men rubbing their hands with glee.
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