About River Rafting
The magic behind River Rafting also referred, as White Water
Rafting is the extreme and never-ending thrills in the
untamed rivers. The rivers in the upper Himalayas are among
the best in the world for river rafting sports, with many
staircase rapids that challenge the body and spirit of the
river runner. The river cuts against the rocky banks, crash
into rocks, crevices and breaking into white water rapids,
foaming, swirling, and falling in a thunderous din. India
has a wide range of river rafting regions, which suits both
amateurs and professionals.
River Rafting Tips
Cautions & Essentials For River Rafting
If you are a normal healthy person and without any fear of
water, then rafting can be your sport. One can become a
skilled rafter in just a few hours of training and the
rafting training facilities exist in different parts of
India. Many tourist agencies and state departments also
conduct courses in river rafting.
Carry dry bags dry bags or boxes to secure small personal
items you may bring with you and it usually also have room
to accommodate an extra layer of clothing. Be sure to take
any necessary prescription medications such as inhalers,
bee-sting kits, insulin etc. Avoid taking your car keys,
wallets, cell phones etc. with you for the rafting trip.
Also take along sunscreen, sunglasses with a strap to secure
them and a camera. Disposable waterproof cameras are easily
available, easy to take along with you and take good quality
Appropriate rafting gear on most rivers during the
summertime is a simple swimsuit, nylon shorts, tennis shoes
or sandals, and a hat. Spring and autumn rafting trips are
the ones that require additional clothing. In any case be
sure to dress in layers so that you can easily add or remove
articles, as you need. Avoid cotton clothing while rafting,
except in summers as cotton takes away the warmth from your
body. Wool, polyester fleece and other synthetic materials
will keep you warmer and will dry faster than cotton. Many
rafting clubs have wetsuits available for rent.
White Water River Rafting On Zanskar River
The most difficult and exciting white water rafting option
is on the Zanskar River, along its spectacular course
through the gorge in the Zanskar mountains, between Padum
and Nimo regions. This river course is suitable only for
well-organized white-water expeditions, prepared for several
days for river running and camping in the absolute wilds of
River Rafting On The Ganges
Ganges River has always remains a mystery for explorers and
full of surprises for the rafters. Ganga near Rishikesh in
Uttaranchal is a popular spot for white water rafting. The
whitewater river rafting stretch of the Ganges is from
Kaudiyala to Rishikesh where the river has 12 major rapids
over 36-kms long, most of which are easily negotiable and
some require our expertise.
River Rafting In Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh’s snow-fed rivers of0fer tremendous
opportunities for the challenging sport of rafting. The
rivers Chandrabhaga in Lahaul, the Satluj near Shimla, the
Ravi near Chamba and the Beas near Kullu offer immense white
water rafting possibilities. There are tremendous river
running expedition oppurtunities between Shamshi and Aut on
the Beas. The 20-km stretch has exciting and extreme white
River Rafting Tour on Western
River Rafting Tour :: Day 1 : Around Midnight arrival in
Delhi. The cosmopolitan City and capital Delhi is the main
gateway for travelers. You are met by an Virtual Tours
representative and transferred to your Hotel. After
Overnight in Hotel . In Morning we proceed to Dehradun.
River Rafting Tour :: Day 2 : Arrive at Dehradun
You will board waiting vehicles and drive to Camp in time to
arrive for lunch by 2pm. Welcome drink over camp briefing,
check into tents and relax. After lunch, we collect for a
safety briefing at Camp and board rafts for a short raft
trip till Khunigad. Drive back to Camp for tea/coffee.
Campfire dinner and overnight at Camp.
River Rafting Tour :: Day 3 : Tea/coffee served under the
dining area by 6:30 am onwards. After breakfast at 8:30, we
drive to Mori village and raft down lots of rapids till
Khunigad, stopping for refreshments at Camp enroute. Drive
back to Camp from Khunigad for hot lunch. Volleyball/cricket
or an optional hike up the Lunagad creek for a swim in its
deep pool. Return to Camp by teatime. Campfire dinner and
overnight at Camp.
River Rafting Tour :: Day 4 : Today, we take a short drive
to Miagad and begin the trek to Kedar Kantha. We pitch Camp
mid-way and sleep in small trekking tents. Overnight camp at
River Rafting Tour :: Day 5 : Today, after breakfast, we
reach the top of Kedar Kantha. Overnight Camp.
River Rafting Tour :: Day 6 : Spend the day at Kedar Kantha
taking short hikes around the Camp area. Overnight camp.
River Rafting Tour :: Day 7 : Today, we return to our base
camp on the banks of the Tons river.
River Rafting Tour :: Day 8 : Drive to Mori for another
adrenaline pumping raft trip to camp. After an early lunch,
drive to Dehradun to board the overnight Mussourie Express
departing Dehradun at 2130 hrs (arriving Delhi at 0700 hrs
the next day) or the Shatabdi Express departing Dehradun at
1700 hrs (arriving Delhi at 2230 the same day).
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