Rafting Expeditions in India

ALAKNANDA EXPEDITION

Grade: IV & V
Access: By road from Rishikesh to Nandprayag via Devprayag
Best Season: October to April

The Eastern tributary of the upper Ganga. The Alaknanda offers high class white water and picturesque country side, Road access all along. Nandprayag to Devprayag is 120 kms. The river combines all along. Nandprayag to Devprayag is 120 KMS. The river combines with the Ganga for extended trips. Sections above Nandprayag offer class V AND VI white water great kayaking potential.

BHAGIRATHI EXPEDITION

Grade: IV
Access: By road from Rishikesh to Tehri.
Best Season: October to April

The western tributary of the Ganga sports lively and continuous Class III and IV white water. A self contained expedition trip begins at Tehri for 4/5 days and combines with the Ganga from Devprayag for the next 3 Days. Limited road access. Tehri to Devprayag for the next 3 days, Limited road access. Tehri to Devprayag is approximately 60 Kms. The upper Bhagirathi near Uttarkashi is Class V and ideal for Kayaking.

TONS EXPEDITION

Grade: IV and V
Access: From Dehradun by road to Mori Via Purola
Best Season: May to June and September

One of the headwaters of the Yamuna River, the Tons demaracates the borders of Himachal Pradesh and west Uttrakhand. The river flows through evergreen forest in a series of Class IV and V rapids till its confluence with the Yamuna in the foot hills of Garhwal. Self-contained 6/7 days expedition from Mori to Kalsi is 180 Kms.

BEAS EXPEDITION

Grade: IV and V
Access: Kullu and Manali, Kullu valley
Best Season: April to June and September thru October

 The most popular river in the state: offering short duration trips, upper sections above Kullu and lower section below Auth offer challenging class V white water best suited for experienced Kayakers, Road access all along.

SATLUJ RAFTING EXPEDITION

Grade: IV and V
Access: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Best Season: April to June and September thru October

The Sutlej river basin in Himachal Pradesh covers an area of about 6,553 square kilometers. To the east lies the Ngari region of Tibet; the Dhauladhar range forms its southern boundary, separating it from Uttarkashi District of Uttar Pradesh and the Shimla District of Himachal Pradesh. In the west, the Srikhand Dhar marks the boundary between Kinnaur and Kulu. Spiti is on the northern border of Kinnaur — the boundary being formed by the rivers Spiti and Pare Chu near the Indo-Tibetan border.

PIN RIVER EXPEDITION

Grade: IV and V
Access: Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Best Season: April to June and September thru October

Surrounded by the Kullu Valley in the south,  Ladakh in the north  and Tibet in the east,  the twin valleys of Lahaul and Spiti is a  region of nature at its wildest.  This land duplicates, possibly  exceeds  in  many ways,  the magical ambience of Leh,  Nubra  and  Zanskar valleys.

ZANSKAR EXPEDITION

Grade: IV and V
Access: From Leh drive to Padum (2 Days via Kargil)
Best Season:  July to September

The Zanskar river and its spectacular gorges rival the Grand Canyon. The four days self-contained expedition ( from Padum to Nimu; Class IV; 150 KM) can be extended to 2 weeks by running the Tsarp Chu, or upper Zanskar ( Class V), and continue after the river merges with the Indus till Khalsi ( entire trip- 300 KM)

INDUS EXPEDITION

Grade: IV
Access: Leh, Ladakh
Best Season: July to September

Emanating in Tibet, The Indus river enters India in eastern Ladakh flowing from approximately 400 KM across the high-altitude desert before entering Pakistan. Day trips based out of Leh, combined with monastery visits or 2/3 days trip from Leh to Khalsi (97 KM). Road access along most of the route.

TEESTA EXPEDITION

Grade: IV +
Access: By road from Gangtok to Dikchu (3 hours)
Best Season: October to April

It is the primary watershed of central Sikkim with a number of smaller tributaries which offer great Kayaking Potential ( Special permits are requited for foreign tourists entering Sikkim), Self-contained 5 Days expedition from Dikchu (In Sikkim) to Savoke in west Bengal (110 KMS). The great Ranjit and the upper Rangjit rivers, both tributaries of the Teesta offer extensive Kayaking potential. 


BRAHMPUTRA  EXPEDITION

Grade: IV and V
Access: Helicopter flights from Assam to Tuting is the only means of Transporting gear and personnel. (Special permits and fee apply to all tourists entering A.P.
Best Season: November to March

One of the great rivers of the world, it rises in the Tibetan plateau flowing eastward cutting through the greater Himalayas on entering India. A 14 days self contained expedition from Tuting to Pasi ghaat covering 230 KMS. Stretch through thick jungle and tribal settlements make this a premier river expedition in what must rank as one of the most inaccessible regions of the world. Other major tributaries of the Brahamputa, Kamenga, Kamla, Dibang remains largely unexplored and offer endless possibilities.

MAHAKALI EXPEDITION

Grade: IV and V

Duration: 7 Days

The river Mahakali flows down from the Nepal border through Kumaon hills and offers great river rafting adventure to professionals, for a length of 117 km, from Jauljibi to Tanakpur. In rafting parlance, in this stretch, the rapids in the river are of Grade IV and more, which could be covered in 3 days. Below Tanakpur, the river becomes calmer.

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