Ganga Rafting Expedition
Duration: 5 Days
Grade: Moderate, Demanding
Join us on this self supported rafting expedition on the mystical Ganga. Our 05 days raft trip starts from Srinagar, and finishes at Rishikesh, spanning about 110 km of exciting and serene river experience. The whole expedition is planned around experiencing the river and its natural habitat in a very exclusive manner. The trip has all the ingredients of a leisurely camping experience with nature lovers as well as adrenaline pumping action while negotiating whitewater rapids with one of the most experienced teams in the country. Rapids encountered would rate up to class III+ to class IV.
During our rafting journey we would pass Devprayag, which is one of the five holy prayags (confluences) on the Alaknanda river, and has great significance to the Hindu devotees. It is here that the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers confluence to form the Ganga or Ganges.
Our trips are operated in an eco-friendly manner, following leave no trace principles.
The rafting expedition would be supported by experienced safety kayakers / river guides, and the team would be outfitted with good quality gear matching international standards. The camping experience would be complete with kitchen and mess facilities catering to good quality and nutritious freshly prepared meals.
Day 01: Drive to Srinagar ( Uttarakhand ), raft a class II section till Bagwan
Day 02: Raft Bagwan to Beasghat, largely class II+ with an easy float towards the end
Day 03: Raft Beasghat to Mahadev Chatti
Day 04: Raft Mahadev Chatti to Byasi
Day 05: Raft Byasi to Rishikesh
Day 1: Early morning drive of 4 hours from Rishikesh to Srinagar. After a detailed safety briefing, we paddle some class II kind of whitewater on Alaknanda river to reach the camp site at Bagwan. Enjoy the evening around bonfire and our usual barbeque sessions. Overnight camping.
Day 2: Today we raft a long day with some exciting whitewater spanning class II+ to class III grading. We pass the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers at Devprayag and then paddle a float section in a wide and beautiful gorge, where one can enjoy swimming, body surfing, or relax in the rafts and try to spot some wildlife. Overnight camping.
Day 3: Paddle leisurely today enjoy the flora and fauna of the serene Ganges river. Camping is near Mahadev Chatti at an isolated natural beach. Chill out on the beach and enjoy the beautiful surroundings at this peaceful location. Overnight camping.
Day 4: Today we paddle some bigger rapids like Daniel's Dip and wall, thereafter camping near Byasi. Overnight camping.
Day 5: There is a lot of action today, and we would run a lot of exciting rapids such Three Blind Mice, Roller Coaster, Golf Course, Club house and a lot of other smaller rapids. The expedition finishes at Rishikesh.
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|Custom Date ( A-La-Carte )|
8 or more Participants
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|* All price is per person |
* Minimum group size ( fixed departures ) : 08 Participants
All expedition class rafting gear including rafts, life jackets, helmets, paddling jackets, safety kayaks, dry bags, camping gear including tents, sleeping bags, comprehensive first aid kit, cooking and mess arrangements, experienced river guides and kayak professionals with international certifications for white water rescue and first aid/cpr, river running permits, all meals from breakfast of day one till the lunch of day five.
Train fares, insurance of any kind, expenses of personal nature, alcoholic drinks, anything not mentioned in the above schedule/program.
BOOKINGS, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS:
- Tour needs to be booked at least 25 days in advance. Full payment is required to confirm a booking.
- 75 % refund if cancellation happens 10 days prior to departure
- 50 % refund if cancellation happens 5 days prior to departure
- No refund for any cancellation/no show in the last 4 days prior to departure
Prior to making a booking, please take a look at TRAVEL ADVISORY section.
Personal torch, quick drying clothes/swimming costume for rafting, waterproof floater kind of sandals with a secure back strap, retainer strap for sun glasses/shades or prescription glasses, cameras, sun protection/block cream, moisturizer, change of clothing to wear after rafting, towel, toilet kit etc. Warm clothing would be needed from mid October to mid March.
- Participants would be required to sign an indemnity/disclaimer prior to trip start.
- Minimum age for participation is 15 years.
- No room service or any kind of special considerations/customization is possible/provided.
- This is not a luxury trip. Participants should be willing to rough it out.
- Participants not comfortable in water may be asked to walk certain rapids.
- People with past history/ailment of heart, asthma, epilepsy are not recommended to register for this tour.
- Weather disruptions may at times result in discomfort or unplanned adjustments.
- Toilets are tented, dry pit arrangements with western kind of w/c.
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