Aquatic activities exist in the major Rivers of Kargil. The Zanskar River, which is counted among the best rivers for running, has been quite frequently used for launching highly organized white river rafting. It was first explored by the Germen Rafting Expediton in 1975. Since then scores of International and National expeditions venture this roaring giant flowing through the awesome gorge which it forms while passing through the Zanskar Mountain Range.
The other river where rafting and Kayaking has been introduced is the Suru River. A good stretch of this river in the upper Suru between Kochek and Damsna is popular for rafting.