Camping in Uttarakhand, India

Camping in Uttarakhand

Camping in Uttarakhand takes you up into the upper Himalayas, and can be a spectacular experience. Almost every multi day trek in the Himalayas gives you a chance to camp in high altitude meadows, beside waterfalls or trickling streams, along the banks of clear lakes, or in the midst of fragrant pine forests. Thanks to the wide diversity of flora and fauna, camping in Uttarakhand is a favourite activity for bird-watchers and nature lovers everywhere.

However, camping in Uttarakhand is not just for avid trekkers and experienced adventurers. As a novice, you should try camping in Rishikesh to get a taste of what it feels like. You’ll be camping close to the Ganges or its tributaries, and most campsites are close to nature treks and waterfalls. Apart from enjoying the cool night air and pleasant days, your Rishikesh camping trip can be filled with adventure and fun. You can go white water rafting in the rapids, try bungee jumping or Asia’s longest flying fox ride, or go mountain biking.

Camping in Uttarakhand: Camping in Rishikesh

Most campsites in Rishikesh are designed to host families and large groups, so you’ll find that there are plenty of adventure activity options. If you’ve chosen a Rishikesh camping location near peaceful stretches of the river, you can go paddling or kayaking. There are usually rope activities like ladder climbing or Burma Bridge, obstacle courses, or rappelling and rock climbing. You’ll also be able to find a spot to do yoga or meditate near the river or in the gardens.

Camping in Uttarakhand: River rafting in Rishikesh

The highlight of camping in Rishikesh is without a doubt the river rafting trip. This is one of the most popular stretches in India for rapids, and adventure-seekers from around the world come here to try their luck. Ranging from Grade II to Grade III+, there are trips for every level of experience. After you’ve navigated the tumbling rapids, you’ll be directed into a calmer section of the river. Here you can enjoy a session of cliff-jumping, or take a peaceful swim in the cool water.

Camping in Uttarakhand: Rishikesh camping options

Most Rishikesh camping is located in and around the city centre. There are many options of accommodation, from Swiss tents to bamboo huts to cottages. Some campsites even have air-cooled tents and rooms, for warmer afternoons. Most Rishikesh camping sites have gardens with hammocks, seating areas, on-site activities like volleyball, cricket, etc.

Best season to go camping in Uttarakhand

If you’re camping in Rishikesh and planning to go rafting, you should go in the summer months, or after the monsoon. During the winter months, the river can get very cold, but the rafting is still operational. Some operators will provide you with a wetsuit during winter rafting to keep you warm.

Top camping trips in Uttarakhand

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Ganges Camping (1N/2D)
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
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Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
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This overnight camping trip is perfect for thrill-seekers looking for a quick escape into the wild. You'll spend time at a delightful campsite, trying your hand at kayaking, rock-climbing and rappelling, or relaxing and taking in nature, depending on what you're looking for.

IMPORTANT: This is not a fixed departure trip. It requires a minimum of 2 pax for a booking confirmation.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation for one night in deluxe tents on twin sharing basis
  • All meals (from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 2)
  • Rock climbing, rappelling, tree climbing
  • Campfire
  • Common Indian/Western toilets with running water and flushes
    Exclusions
  • Transport to and from campsite
  • Any transport other than rafting transfer
  • Any meals other than those specified
  • Personal expenses
  • Emergency evacuation charges
  • Any services or costs not mentioned in the inclusions
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Hillside camping in Kanatal (2N/3D)
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
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Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
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Make your escape from smoggy cities and sweltering heat, into the fresh cold air of the mountains. This campsite is located close to Mussoorie, on the hills of Kanatal, with gorgeous views in all directions. Early mornings here are misty and filled with the fragrance of pine trees, and you can go exploring green forests in all directions. But this wouldn't be an adventure trip without some wild adventure, so here are some more options. This package includes rock climbing, valley crossing, rappelling, and rope activities like parallel rope and Burma Bridge.
    Inclusions
  • Swiss tents with cots, mattresses, sheets, blankets and pillows
  • Attached washrooms
  • Hot water on request
  • All meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 3
  • Tea/coffee in the morning and evening
  • Electric points for charging cellphones, etc in the common area
  • Daily bonfire and snacks in the evening
  • Indoor and outdoor camp games
  • Single session of rock-climbing, rappelling, valley crossing
  • Guides for adventure activities and activities
  • Escorted trek to Kaudia forest
  • Service tax
    Exclusions
  • Any transport to and from the Kanatal campsite
  • Any kind of insurance such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation etc.
  • Forest entry fee of INR 20 per person
  • Any extra costs incurred due to delays due to natural calamities, road blocks, vehicle breakdown or other factors beyond our control
  • Extra soda/soft drinks/snacks
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
  • You can also request transport from Delhi (this will cost INR 13,500 per person) or Haridwar (INR 11,900) for this trip.
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Camping at Camp Ramganga, Munsiyari (2N/3D)
Munsiyari, Uttarakhand
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Munsiyari, Uttarakhand
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This campsite feels like your own private adventure, with hideouts tucked away all over the property. You can spend the day kayaking on the river, to be rewarded with a white sand beach to lay on. You can hike to a emerald-green lagoon surrounded by forest, and go on a peaceful swim. In the evening, you'll light a campfire and dine by its warmth. Fall asleep to the rhythm of the river and wake up to the sounds of birds.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in twin-sharing tents for two nights
  • Common flush loos
  • Shower tents, wash basins
  • All meals (veg and non-veg) from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 3
  • Tea/coffee/refreshments
  • Adventure activities with instructors and safety equipment
    Exclusions
  • Transport to and from campsite (can be arranged from Kathgodam for INR 6000 per 6-seater vehicle, one-way)
  • Alcoholic/aerated drinks (you may bring your own)
  • Meals and accommodation for maids/drivers (can be provided for INR 750/- per day)
  • Barbecue snacks (available for INR 200 per person per night with advance notice)
  • Mountain bike rental (can be rented for INR 250 for half a day)
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses including telephone calls, laundry, tips, portage charges, etc.
  • Additional costs incurred due to weather or other unforeseen situations
  • Anything not mentioned above in the inclusions
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Adventure Getaway in Daankudi, Ranikhet (2n/3d)
Ranikhet, Uttarakhand
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Ranikhet, Uttarakhand
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Perched atop one of the highest points in Ranikhet, this ancient mountain home will be one of the most charming stays you've ever been to. This package is ideal for those who want to get away from the noise and the crowds and steep themselves in laidback activities and local culture. You can go cycling along the winding paths of the valley, explore the narrow trails around, try your hand at organic farming, go on a night hike, or if you're in the mood for something more active, go paragliding (not included in package). For those who love nature, you can go leopard tracking and bird watching. Every evening, you'll return to this sturdy stone-hewn house, with wood carvings and traditional paintings, and warm yourself by a bonfire. And in the mornings, you'll awake under a patchwork quilt, with wide open windows gazing out upon gorgeous mountain views.
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  • Accommodation in twin-sharing bedroom for two nights
  • All meals (veg and non-veg) from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 3
  • Tea/coffee/refreshments
  • Adventure activities with instructors and safety equipment
    Exclusions
  • Transport to and from campsite (can be arranged from Kathgodam for INR 2800 per 6-seater vehicle, one-way)
  • Alcoholic/aerated drinks (you may bring your own)
  • Meals and accommodation for maids/drivers (can be provided for INR 750/- per day)
  • Paragliding (can be arranged for INR 3000
  • Barbecue snacks (available for INR 200 per person per night with advance notice)
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses including telephone calls, laundry, tips, portage charges, etc.
  • Additional costs incurred due to weather or other unforeseen situations
  • Anything not mentioned above in the inclusions
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Tons River Camping
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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This 2N/3D camping adventure gives you an easy escape from the city, and gives you a chance to rediscover your childlike wonder. You'll camp in comfortable tents beside the Tons river, take kayaks out to battle the rapids, race mountain bikes over the hilly terrain, or go swimming in clear freshwater pools and waterfalls. It's your own little paradise, with mist floating in in the morning, boulders to sit on and admire the river, and forest trails to explore. Every evening, you'll gather around a campfire, enjoy a few snacks, and wish this trip would never end.
    Inclusions
  • 2 nights in Swiss deluxe tents on twin sharing basis.
  • Tents are equipped with twin beds, mattresses, pillows, blankets, side tables, and luggage racks
  • Dry pit loos with separate tents for men and women
  • Hand wash, towels, hand towels
  • Shower tents with bhukari-heated water
  • Rafting equipment - dry bags, life jackets and helmets
  • 2 rafting trips on the river
  • Mountain biking
  • Adventure activities
  • All meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 3
  • Campfire every evening with veg/non-veg snacks
  • Government taxes
    Exclusions
  • International/domestic air fare, train or car fare to and from the campsite
  • Personal rafting clothing or shoes
  • Transportation to rafting pick-up and drop-off points (supplement cost of ₹250/- per person applies).
  • Any transport from campsite to local attractions
  • Unforeseen expenses that demand a change in itinerary like natural forces, changes in weather, road blockages, flight/train cancellations and illness.
  • Medical, travel, or evacuation insurance.
  • Personal expenses.
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Camping in Corbett, Kyari Sat (2N/3D)
Nainital, Uttarakhand
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Nainital, Uttarakhand
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This wild campsite nestles deep in the Kotabagh valley, surrounded by the jungles in which big cats roam free. The distant call of the leopard often punctures the peace and quiet, and the rustling of wind in the leaves. It's Corbett country, and your campsite brings to mind all the books you've ever read as a kid. You can climb into machaans, ramble through thickly forested lanes, go on bicycle rides through charming villages, or take a dip in the stream nearby.

During the day, you'll have plenty to do: go bird-watching or explore a wildlife trail; go mountain biking; go on night hikes and river treks; or head to the Baur for a swim. At night you'll gather around a campfire for a nostalgic rum, and then head to bed in safari tents.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in twin-sharing tents for two nights
  • Common flush loos
  • Shower tents, wash basins
  • All meals (veg and non-veg) from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 3
  • Tea/coffee/refreshments
  • Bonfire in the evening
  • Adventure activities with instructors and safety equipment
    Exclusions
  • Transport to and from campsite (can be arranged from Kathgodam for INR 1400 per 6-seater vehicle, one-way)
  • Alcoholic/aerated drinks (you may bring your own)
  • Meals and accommodation for maids/drivers (can be provided for INR 750/- per day)
  • Barbecue snacks (available for INR 200 per person per night with advance notice)
  • Mountain bike rental (can be rented for INR 250 for half a day)
  • Stay on treetop machaans (can be arranged for INR 350-500 per person per night depending on group size)
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses including telephone calls, laundry, tips, portage charges, etc.
  • Additional costs incurred due to weather or other unforeseen situations
  • Anything not mentioned above in the inclusions

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