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The Indus River in Ladakh

Indus Valley Civilization’s lifeline originates from the Manasarovar lake in Tibet and its greenish-blue waters flows with all its glory through the Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir towards Gilgit-Baltistan and along the entire length of Pakistan to finally drain into the Arabian Sea at the port city of Karachi.


Having aided the rise of the Indus Valley Civilization the Indus (Sindhu in sanskrit) holds a great importance in the history of the Indian subcontinent. In Fact, India in Latin means the “land of the Indus.” Yet only a small part of the river flows through India.

This is the view from the camps set up by the banks of river Indus in Chuchat. The campsite is slightly lower in altitude than Leh and has a dense vegetation of the Sea buckthorn weed. Once gets a stunning view of the Stok mountain range, Thiksey and Leh town in the valley and the soothing sound of the Indus river at the campsite.