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.
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
should carry your small items in boxes so that it not replaced.
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 car keys.
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 "HOLIDAY
MOODS" 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 in camp.
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.
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
or 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+ grade rapids.
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
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
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
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)
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 at camp.
(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 in Asia.