Ganga Rafting Expedition for Beginners
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
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Rs. 13,000
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Rafting
3Duration
in Days
15Max
Group Size
16+
years
Date
Seats
2019
Sat, 20 Apr, 2019
15
Sun, 21 Apr, 2019
15
Mon, 22 Apr, 2019
15
Tue, 23 Apr, 2019
15
Wed, 24 Apr, 2019
15
Thu, 25 Apr, 2019
15
Fri, 26 Apr, 2019
15
Sat, 27 Apr, 2019
15
Sun, 28 Apr, 2019
15
Mon, 29 Apr, 2019
15
Tue, 30 Apr, 2019
15
Wed, 01 May, 2019
15
Thu, 02 May, 2019
15
Fri, 03 May, 2019
15
Sat, 04 May, 2019
15
Sun, 05 May, 2019
15
Mon, 06 May, 2019
15
Tue, 07 May, 2019
15
Wed, 08 May, 2019
15
Thu, 09 May, 2019
15
Fri, 10 May, 2019
15
Sat, 11 May, 2019
15
Sun, 12 May, 2019
15
Mon, 13 May, 2019
15
Tue, 14 May, 2019
15
Wed, 15 May, 2019
15
Thu, 16 May, 2019
15
Fri, 17 May, 2019
15
Sat, 18 May, 2019
15
Sun, 19 May, 2019
15
Mon, 20 May, 2019
15
Tue, 21 May, 2019
15
Wed, 22 May, 2019
15
Thu, 23 May, 2019
15
Fri, 24 May, 2019
15
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Group
Size
Cost
Per Person
1
Rs. 13,000
  • 3
  • Duration in Days
  • 15
  • Max
    Group Size
  • 16
  • +
    years
Date
Seats
2019
Sat, 20 Apr, 2019
15
Sun, 21 Apr, 2019
15
Mon, 22 Apr, 2019
15
Tue, 23 Apr, 2019
15
Wed, 24 Apr, 2019
15
Thu, 25 Apr, 2019
15
Fri, 26 Apr, 2019
15
Sat, 27 Apr, 2019
15
Sun, 28 Apr, 2019
15
Mon, 29 Apr, 2019
15
Tue, 30 Apr, 2019
15
Wed, 01 May, 2019
15
Thu, 02 May, 2019
15
Fri, 03 May, 2019
15
Sat, 04 May, 2019
15
Sun, 05 May, 2019
15
Mon, 06 May, 2019
15
Tue, 07 May, 2019
15
Wed, 08 May, 2019
15
Thu, 09 May, 2019
15
Fri, 10 May, 2019
15
Sat, 11 May, 2019
15
Sun, 12 May, 2019
15
Mon, 13 May, 2019
15
Tue, 14 May, 2019
15
Wed, 15 May, 2019
15
Thu, 16 May, 2019
15
Fri, 17 May, 2019
15
Sat, 18 May, 2019
15
Sun, 19 May, 2019
15
Mon, 20 May, 2019
15
Tue, 21 May, 2019
15
Wed, 22 May, 2019
15
Thu, 23 May, 2019
15
Fri, 24 May, 2019
15
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Rafting
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  • Trip introduction

    If you've been rafting before and loved it, then this beginner's Ganga rafting expedition is perfect for you! You'll spend three thrilling days rafting down the Ganges, and each night, you'll camp out under the stars, ending the day beside a bonfire.

    On your first day, you'll be driven to your first camp, where you'll spend time getting used to your raft, equipment and the river. You'll warm up on some easy rapids, meet the rest of your team of travellers, and enjoy the rest of the day swimming and body-surfing. For the next two days, you'll be rafting about 30 kms on grade 3 and grade 3+ rapids like Three Blind Mice (3+), Cross Fire (3), Roller Coaster (3+), Golf Course (3+) and Clubhouse (3).

    NOTE: Each day involves about 4-5 hours of rafting, so you should be prepared for this.

    What happens to your luggage?

    Anything not needed for the trip can be safely stored in Rishikesh at the supplier's office. Pack light, only taking what you need, into a soft backpack for your three days on the river. This will be carried in dry bags on a kayak, and will be handed to you at each campsite.

    IMPORTANT: This Rishikesh rafting trip is not a fixed departure trip. It requires a minimum of 6 travellers for a booking confirmation.

    Destination

    Surrounded by the Himalayan ranges, Rishikesh is a small town that offers spectacular views of jungle-clad hills. It is also the place where the Ganga and Chandrabhaga meet. You'll begin the Ganga rafting expedition from Devprayag, where two rivers meet to form the Ganga. This is a long stretch within a rocky gorge, so you can expect some spectacular landscape. The campsites are located on the white beaches of the river, so you'll spend all your time very close to the river. As you head towards Rishikesh, you'll battle bigger rapids, with even one Grade IV rapid close to your beach campsite! This rapid is great fun, and topples most boats, but you'll be able to swim back easily to the beach.

    Destination highlights

    • Earn bragging rights by taking part in a Ganga rafting expedition.
    • Raft down the Ganges, through rocky gorges, past white beaches and beautiful scenery.
    • Battle through Grade III and III+ rapids.
    • Camp at night on riverside beaches in tents.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    The rafting in Rishikesh generally takes place in remote areas where there is little or no access to normal medical services or hospital facilities for serious problems. Medical and evacuation expenses will be the responsibility of the participant.

    Participants must not litter and always follow the guide's instructions.

    Consumption of alcohol and non-veg items at the campsite is strictly prohibited under Uttarakhand law.

    All Rishikesh rafting trips are run with safety support. Two rafts or one raft and kayak depart together.

    Cancellation policy

    The following charges will apply for cancellation:

    For cancellations made more than 30 days before departure of rafting expedition in Rishikesh: 75% of the trip cost will be refunded.

    For cancellations made 29-15 days before departure of rafting expedition in Rishikesh: 50% of the trip cost will be refunded.

    For cancellations made 0-14 days before the Rishikesh rafting expedition: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be made after deducting the transaction charges.

    The trip cost for the rafting expedition in Rishikesh is quoted as a package. No partial refunds or credit will be given for services not used.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Please note that the Rishikesh rafting trip departure time is subject to change, based on mutiple factors. Participants are recommended to keep their schedule flexible for the day.

    The operator reserves the right to change/delay the date of departure, the end point of the rafting, or the route for rafting, due to weather, political or other reasons out of the control of the operator. In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to claim the refund of the tour price (in whole or in part) or other compensation for any injury, loss or damage.

    The operator reserves the right to change the Rishikesh rafting prices (or any part) without notice, at any time before and including the departure date.

    All participants should have internationally accepted health insurance for all activities pertaining to the rafting in Rishikesh, which should include coverage for emergency rescue and evacuation.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Red Chilli Adventure office, Tapovan, Rishikesh
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    Drop off point
    Red Chilli Adventure office, Tapovan, Rishikesh
    Mode of transport
    Tempo Traveller/SUV
    Start point
    Devprayag
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    End point
    Rishikesh
    Time of departure
    08:00 AM
    Time of return
    03:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Grade of rapids
    3 to 4
    Non-swimmers allowed
    Yes
    Estimated number of rapids
    18
    Average gradient
    Estimated rafting time/day
    4 hours
    Total rafting distance
    80 kms
    Weight limit
    No
    Type of boat
    NRS boat, 16 feet long (10-person capacity)
  • Day 1 of Ganga rafting expedition

    Make sure you report by 08:00 hrs so you can begin your drive on time. It's a three-hour drive through Bagwan, so you'll get to see a lot of this region. At Devprayag, you'll meet your guides for the expedition, as well as the rest of the team. The preparation for the first day takes some time, and then you'll take your first steps into the water. Today you'll be trying out the rafts and your gear, and learning how to work together on the rapids. You'll be rafting through easy rapids that run entirely inside a gorge. The walls are rocky and tower above you, making this a dramatic first day. You'll reach the campsite soon, and then settle into tents. Enjoy the rest of the day swimming or admiring the views.
    /Adventure Camping Rishikesh Ganga Rafting Tents The Great Next Your first white sand beach on this Ganges rafting expedition.

    Day 2 of Ganga rafting expedition

    Today you'll raft for a full 30 kms down the river. This should take about 4 hours, and will take you over Grade III and III+ rapids. As you approach the end of your rafting, just near the campsite, you'll encounter a Grade IV rapid. You can expect to be tossed into the river, unless you've picked up excellent rafting skills, but you can swim to the beach from here. Once you're at camp, you'll freshen up, and can chill on the beach or paddle in the river while the sun sets. A bonfire and a hot dinner are the perfect end to this day. Overnight in tents.
    /Adventure Camping Rishikesh Ganga Rafting Tents The Great Next Enjoying a paddle after the rafting.

    Day 3 of Ganga rafting expedition

    Today's the last day, and you'll be entering Rishikesh. Here you'll encounter some of the most famous rapids on the river, such as Three Blind Mice, Crossfire, the Body Surfing Rapid, Roller Coaster and Golf Course. This section of the Ganga rafting expedition is the most fun, and will challenge your rafting techniques. At the end, you'll jump into the river for some fun. After this, you'll be served lunch, and can hang out with your team mates as you swap stories. The trip ends after this.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Rishikesh
    End point
    Devprayag
    Rafting distance
    20 km
    Total rafting time
    4 hrs

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Devprayag
    End point
    Kodiyala
    Rafting distance
    30 km
    Total rafting time
    4 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kodiyala
    End point
    Rishikesh
    Rafting distance
    30 km
    Total rafting time
    4 hrs
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Transportation to the starting point
    • Accommodation for two nights in tents on twin sharing basis
    • All meals starting from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 3
    • Body surfing, cliff jumping and 80 km rafting from Devprayag to Rishikesh
    • Self-bailing rafts, life jacket, helmet and paddles and rescue bag
    • Professional rafting guide and safety kayaker
    • Staff services to set up camp and tents, and to cook meals
    • Dry pit toilet tent
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Any meals other than those specified
    • Personal expenses
    • Emergency evacuation charges
    • Any services or costs not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Shorts and t-shirts/quick drying clothes
    • Strap-on sandals
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery and gadgets
    • Contact lenses

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Life jackets
    • Helmet
    • Paddle
    • Wetsuits, if required
    • Professional guide
    • Safety kayak or raft
      You need to get
    • 3-4 t-shirts
    • 3-4 shorts (Quick-dry material for the raft)
    • Windproof jacket for rafting and warm jacket for the camp (if rafting in the winters)
    • Change of clothes to wear at camp
    • Footwear - 2 pairs (one for the raft and the other for the camp. Sandals are allowed as long as they can be well-fastened)
    • Personal toiletries
    • Flashlight/torch (must carry)
    • Cap
    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses
    • Cord for spectacles and sunglasses
    • Camera (optional)
    • Swimwear

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of Ganga rafting expedition

    Tonight you'll camp at a riverside campsite, in twin-sharing tents. You'll arrive early at the campsite, and will have time to take a dip in the river, swim a little, and try body surfing. This is a great campsite for nature lovers, because there are birds and wildlife to be spotted. You will have access to dry pit toilet tent during your expedition/camping.

    /Adventure Camping Rishikesh Ganga Rafting Tents The Great Next Sleep under the starry skies, with comfy sleeping bags and tents.

    Day 2 of Ganga rafting expedition

    After a fun day of rafting, you'll reach your campsite and relax for the day. There's a bonfire at night, and then you'll retire to your tents for a good night's sleep. You will have access to dry pit toilet tent during your expedition/camping.

    /Adventure Camping Rishikesh Ganga Rafting Tents The Great Next Dig into a big breakfast before setting off on the river again.

    Day 3 of Ganga rafting expedition

    Today you'll raft the most popular stretch of the river, tackling iconic rapids and bringing your raft in safely to Rishikesh. After lunch, your trip ends, leaving you free to proceed to your next destination. You will have access to dry pit toilet tent during your expedition/camping.

    Food

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  • Marker on map shows trip start point.