Rafting in India & Rishikesh
Indian sub-continent perhaps had the largest network of rivers
in the world. The northern rivers with their origins in the
lofty Himalayas provide an exciting adventure for the white
water enthusiasts. These rivers race, surge, whirl, froth
and crash over and around boulders, as though rushing to get
to the freedom of the Great Plains, rejoicing in their escape
from captivity of the mountains.
all the rivers, Ganga is the most beautiful river. The mighty
Ganges originates from Gaumukh in Garhwal region of the Himalayas.
It is a superb river for inflatable rafts. Rafting on its
water of wisdom is certainly an unusual experience. To ride
these rapids and to come to terms with their strength and
wildness is to grow in spirit and to nurture the very stuff
that dreams are made of.
We have latest self-bailing rafts with hand picked river guides,
fleet of card for pickups and drops and above all a team of
young energetic professionals to make your entire stay at
our "CAMP" a memorable one. Our river guides are
experienced and friendly. The rafting adventure planned in
such a manner, which lets you enjoy all the fun and thrills
while we attend to all other aspects.
for River Rafting
You should carry your small items in boxes so that it not
2) You should carry a first aid box with you and necessary
medications such as bee-sting kits, insulin, inhalers, etc.
3) Avoid carrying small items like cell phones, wallets and
4) You should also carry sunglasses with strap so that it
doesn't fall and to protect your eyes from ultra violet rays
and sunscreen to protect your skin. Disposable waterproof
cameras are easily available, easy to take along with you
and take good quality pictures.
5) Rafting clothes you should carry during summer are nylon
shorts, simple swimsuit, sport shoes or sandals, and a hat.
During spring and autumn you require some additional clothing.
Don't wear cotton cloths while rafting, except in summers
as cotton takes away the warmth from your body. Materials
like wool, polyester, nylon and other synthetic materials
will keep you warmer and will dry faster than cotton.
No adventure can be complete without great food! Let arrange
a delicious, catered meal to top off your fun-filled day.
Your meals will be served outdoors on our beach camp. We provide
excellent and sumptuous food, cooked fresh along the route,
which is also, one of the reasons for the popularity of our
tours. Food is cooked fresh in the camp. The days rafting
commences after breakfast, lunch is provided enroute and dinner
Equipped with spacious double / single tents, overlooking
long clear beaches on Ganga, this is a peaceful venue for
rafters. Day treks, Camp Fire, Beach - Ball and Jungle walks
are a few among the many special attractions.
with the daily routine
want to break free
a perfect getaway from your normal routine and by the end
of it you will be asking for more. Here is an opportunity
for a roller coaster experience amidst the serene environs
of the Himalayan Camp, 250kms from Delhi, the camp is located
16 kms upstream from Rishikesh on the Rishikesh- Badrinath
highway - the gateway to the Himalayas.
the Himalayan Camp relax yourself in the comfort of deluxe
tented accommodation, surrounded by thick forest cover full
of energy, which will make you feel energetic and adventurous.
Besides white water running, you can indulge in a number of
activities including Kayaking, Rock-Climbing, Rappelling,
Yoga, Meditation, Nature Walks, Bird Watching and Beach Sports
simply lie down on the sandy beaches and enjoy the nature.
Feel the adrenaline rush, while riding the rapids on the mighty
river Ganges, which offers a challenging course of 2 to 4+
01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Meeting and assistance upon arrival and transfer
Morning full day sightseeing trip of Old & New Delhi.
Overnight at Hotel.
03: Delhi -Rishikesh
Morning leave Delhi for Rishikesh. Arrive Rishikesh and drive
to camp. On arrival at the camp welcome drinks with camp orientation
followed by lunch. Post lunch, you start the first exciting
river running from Marine Drive to Shivpuri through rapids
like Three Blind Mice, Cross-Fire and Body Surfing. Evening
tea with snacks and beach games. Dinner with campfire.
Breakfast in camp and drive to Kaudiala (approx. 20kms) from
here you begin today's rafting session and negotiate rapids
called Daniel Dip and The Wall among others. Hot lunch will
be served at camp. Conclude the days rafting at camp. Evening
is at leisure. Dinner with camp fire.
05: Rishikesh -Delhi
After breakfast get ready for another extremely exciting stretch
on river Ganga. You start rafting from camp and hit some of
the best rapids like Return to Sender, Roller Coaster and
Golf course. Thereafter you will depart back to Delhi after
lunch. Arrive Delhi and proceed to International airport for
your flight to onward destination.
are available on request
the recent past Rishikesh has accuired greater significance
as a centre for white water rafting, other riverine sports.
We operate our multi-day river trips in western Himalaya and
Trans-Himalayan regions. There are trips for the first timer
as well as the more experienced outdoors person. All our multi-day
trips are self-contained, wherein all equipment, food etc.
is carried on the rafts. The river becomes the means of travel
and the raft becomes the mode.
The trip is based out of our semi permanent base camp on the
Ganga which is 250 kms north of Delhi and 17 kms east of Rishikesh
in Uttaranchal. The tented camp is on a pristine silver sand
beach next to the emerald green waters of the Ganga. Surrounded
by thick forests, abounding in a variety of bird and animal
life its serenity and quietude make for a perfect weekend
getaway to calm overworked nerves. It makes a convenient extension
to other programmes in the same area.
Trip Dates: (Mid September to Mid May)
Tons Summer Camp
The Himalayan River Runners Tons Base Camp is 160 kms from
Shimla and 140 kms from Mussourie. It is an ideal summer getaway
for the entire family, in the heart of nature with a host
of activities for everyone. There is white water rafting on
the "river without peer", trout fishing in virgin
waters , long swims in idyllic forest pools, bird watching,
rock climbing and rappelling as well as mountain biking, day
hikes and overnight hikes. Some of the well known treks in
the HRR repertoire that originate from the Tons Base Camp
are the challenging Buran Pass, the moderate Ruinsara and
many other alpine meadow treks.
Trip Dates: (May to July)
A great introduction to expedition river rafting for the first
timers and family. A self-contained trip, our journey starts
at Rudraprayag, the confluence of the Mandakini with the Alaknanda.
Our 6 days 130 kms river journey through exciting rapids,
secluded beaches and remote villages, ends at Rishikesh, where
the Ganga leaves the Himalaya for its onward journey through
the Indo-gangetic plains.
Trip Dates: (Feb to April)
The trip to Ladakh is a once in a lifetime experience. A trip
through the lunar landscape often referred to as "Little
Tibet", the 14-days Zanskar Expedition provides everything
in terms of Buddhist culture and adventure on a river journey.
After the flight from Delhi there are two days of acclimatication
at the Lha Rimo hotel in Leh. This is followed by a three
days drive from Leh to the put-in-point at Padum in the Zanskar
Valley. The 7-days river journey on the Zanskar takes you
through the Xanskar gorge referred to as the "Grand Canyon"
of Asia through grade II and grade IV rapids which add a dimension
of excitement and challenge to a professionally operated safe
trip. Two nights in Leh at the end of the trip are enough
time for last minute shopping in the bazaar and savour a few
extra moments in this exotic place!
Trip Dates: ( Mid July to Mid September)
Arrive at our rafting camp at Byasi, north of Rishikesh. After
lunch, our expert instructor will have a brief introductory
session explaining all about rafting - it's equipment, knowledge,
fears, excitement, do's & don'ts etc. We then set out
for a hike to explore the jungle area next to our campsite.
Return to the beach camp by evening for campfire and dinner.
Overnight in tents.
(Lunch, High Tea, Dinner)
After beach breakfast, we drive to Marine drive. Arrive and
enboat to raft down till Shivpuri. Today we hit The wall,
Black Money, Cross fire, and tree blind mice rapids. Arrive
Shivpuri. After beach lunch at the campsite, evening free
at leisure for beach games like beach volleyball, body surfing,
cliff jump etc.We have dinner around camp fire and overnight
(Breakfast, Lunch, High Tea, Dinner)
After breakfast we drive to Shivpuri and raft down to Rishikesh.
Today we hit some of the most exciting rapids on the river
e.g. return to sender, roller - coaster, golf course, club-house
and many others. Arrive Rishikesh and transfer to the campsite.
After beach lunch tour finishes.
can be combined with visit to Jim Corbet, Rajaji National
Park and local sightseeing of Haridwar. We offer a expedition
for the adventure seeker down an exciting and vibrant river,
one of the main tributaries of the Ganga river. A chance to
see famous Tehri Dam to reach a difficult put-in. The pleasure
of travelling down a remote part of this river make it a very
exciting trip, besides the whitewater which will leave you
wanting more. Rafting 4-5 hours each day, we set up camp on
secluded beaches on our way downriver, passing the town of
Devprayag where the Bhagirathi meets the Alaknanda river to
form the Ganga river. We cover 138 kms till Rishikesh, through
several rapids (mostly Grades 3 and 4) on the Bhagirathi till
its confluence with the Alaknanda at Devprayag to form the
Ganga. A must -do if you are looking for a great river run