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if it weren't for the reassurance we got from the aquaterra team, we would never have risked the... read more

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Reviewed 10 September 2019

I joined the Zanskar Rafting Expedition in Sep 2019.

This is a super company with a super bunch of people organising the trip as well as very experienced guides leading the trips. It was an awesome experience, met some really nice people, had an adventure of a lifetime and the planning of the entire experience was superb including the yummy freshly prepared food throughout the trip even in such remote locations!!

Date of experience: August 2019
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aquaterraindia, Manager at Aquaterra Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2019

Greetings from Aquaterra and congratulations on finishing a world classic. The Zanskar is not seen by many each year, and we are glad to have shared this with you.

From all the guides, team and the safety crew, we would like to thank you for coming and sending us your review. We hope to see you back!

Wishing you a warm and joyous Diwali!
Regards

Shambhavi

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Reviewed 18 August 2019

A friend and I went on a trek with Aquaterra to Stok Kangri, in August 2019. From the moment we arrived in Leh, the Aquaterra team was there for pick-up and consultation before the trek. The guides are very friendly and helpful, trekkers' safety is their highest priority. For example, before the trek we did an equipment check, to see whether anything was missing or not suitable for this particular trek. The trek itself was magnificent since we went on the less beaten trail through the Shang Valley before we reached the more frequented part of the trek at Monkyarmo. That helped with acclimatization. In contrast to many others on their way to Stok Kangri, we felt fit for climbing long before we reached the base camp. Due to slow acclimatization, we did not encounter any problems in the altitude, thanks to Aquaterra's well thought-out itinerary. Besides their thorough planning and implementation, I also appreciate Aquaterra's respect for mountains, nature and people (e.g. handling of waste and camp sites). Thank you for an amazing experience! By the way, I went rafting with Aquaterra before, which is why I stuck with them :)

Date of experience: August 2019
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aquaterraindia, Manager at Aquaterra Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2019

Dear Tanya,
Thanks so much for your lovely note and kind words. We recall you paddling hard down the middle Tons, and are super delighted you scaled the 6153m Stok Kangri ; and hope you get to be on many more adventures, with or without us!
Grateful for your kind words, about our team, our attention to detail and safety, and thats the reason why we love discerning guests on our adventures, it makes our job very satisfying.
Wishing you the very best from all our team, and we hope to see you back soon.

Regards

Shambhavi

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Reviewed 15 August 2019

This was a great experience. A real adventure, with glacial traverses, fast-flowing river crossings, heart-thumping hikes to high passes. The Aquaterra team was very professional -- much better than some of our earlier treks (we've been on 3 others) in the area. The one thing I'd advise them to do is to have a Plan B developed ahead of time in case the passes are, well, impassable, especially for animals. This apparently happens often when there is deep snow. In our case we never made it over the Parang La. But our guide teamed up with another expedition to add on an equally great hike from Kunzum La to Baralacha La through the Chandra tal lake. It was wonderful. It would have been a bit less stressful if this had been pre-planned. But all in all, a wonderful experience we'd recommend to all.

Date of experience: August 2019
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aquaterraindia, Manager at Aquaterra Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2019

Dear Manny,

Thank you for your email. We are glad you had a great trek, and we were able to salvage the outing which you had planned with us.

The fall out of climate change was felt by us from Kashmir to Ladakh and Spiti, and a lot of our treks did get affected. Sadly, mountain weather forecasting is still some ways away. Our first trek over the Parangla also got affected and could not reach base camp, as that bore the brunt of worse weather, shortly before your trek.

The Baralacha trek became an option only later as due to big snowfall the river crossings were impossible when the first walk got truncated, so we had to find out a good option based on accurate reports after your return to Kaza.

Thank you for your lovely note and we hope to have you on many of our other adventures, we do hope to see you back.

Regards

Vaibhav

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Reviewed 12 August 2019

We enjoyed a remarkable white water rafting trip on the Zanskar with Aquaterra. I cannot overemphasize the beauty of this region - physical and in terms of people - and our admiration for Aquaterra. The trip was exhilarating and we had our challenges (rescue from the icy waters) but the team handled it all with professionalism, grace, humour, and alacrity.

Date of experience: July 2019
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aquaterraindia, River Guide at Aquaterra Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2019

Dear Graham and Nilli,

Thank you for the wonderful words. It was our pleasure to host both of you in Ladakh, we lay an extra emphasis on safety for all our guests and our proud that our team handled it well. A journey down the Zanskar river is truly a trip of a lifetime and we hope the memories stay with you for a long time.

We look forward to having you back in 2020 for another adventure in the Himalayas.

Until we meet again,
Dhruv Rana and the entire team at Aquaterra

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Reviewed 5 July 2019

I've gone rafting with Aquaterra twice previously and most recently I went on a 6 day trek with them in the Himalayas in Uttarakhand and they were absolutely fantastic. They have great food, great guide to traveller ratio, small groups and complete command over logistics. Vaibhav is a great person to talk to about ideas for trips and he is really very helpful with newbies as well. Can't wait for the next trip!

Date of experience: March 2019
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aquaterraindia, General Manager at Aquaterra Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2019

Dear Anisha,

Thanks for your lovely note and for noticing the care that went into your trek.
We look forward to returning guests and not only for the value they see in ATA operations, but the simple fact that they appreciate and respect the outdoors as we do.
We hope to see you back on another adventure!
Warmly,

Smarat

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