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  • Trip introduction

    On this 5 day escapade, you'll spend two nights at a riverside campsite in Rishikesh, and then move to a hillside campsite in Kanatal, giving you the complete Himalayan experience.

    You'll participate in one of the best river rafting experiences in India, combined with the thrill of cliff jumping and swimming in the holy Ganges. For two hours, you'll bump up and down over the waves of the Ganges as you raft over a 16-km stretch. Apart from rafting, you'll also participate in a range of adventure activities like Burma Bridge, rappelling, rock-climbing and valley crossing. Another highlight of this trip, you'll embark on a guided trek to Surkanda Ascent, at 10,000 feet, offering gorgeous views of the Greater Himalayas! This one's a complete mountain and river adventure!

    Please note that a minimum of 4 travellers are required to book this 5-day Rishikesh rafting and trekking trip.

    Destination

    The first part of your adventure is at a delightful riverside campsite at Rishikesh, located inside a national park. The sound of the river fills the air, lulling you to sleep at night. There are mountains all around, and the weather is pleasant, even cool in the evenings. For the next two nights, you'll be moved to a hillside campsite in Kanatal, about 70 kms away. Here, you'll stay amidst beautiful pine and oak forests, with closer views of the mountains and lush greenery all around.

    You'll stay in comfortable tents with bedding, neat western/Indian toilets with flush and running water. Apart from your thrilling rafting session, you may explore the forests with short hikes. The campsite hosts a bonfire, every night where you can gather and have fun. Alternatively, you can also head out for the Ganga Aarti ceremony at Rishikesh.

    Destination highlights

    Camp beside the Ganges and in a forest, the best of both Himalayan experiences. | Spend a morning battling the rapids in a raft. | Try out rappelling, cliff-jumping, body-surfing, rock-climbing and more. | Breathe in the fresh clean air of the wilderness of Uttarakhand.

    Activity Details

    3 to 3+

    Yes

    7

    2 hrs

    16 kms

    No

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Rishikesh rafting and trekking trip: Arrive at Rishikesh

    Check in at noon. You'll be given a short briefing about the campsite, and your tents will be allocated to you. Enjoy a delicious lunch, and then head out for a waterfall trek, and a visit to the local village. Take a break for evening tea and cookies, relax. A roaring bonfire and snacks are arranged as the evening gets colder, and then you'll dive in to a hot dinner. At night, you'll retire to the tents, and fall into your cots. Overnight at Rishikesh campsite in tents.

    Spend the night at Camp Wildex

    You'll check in to a comfortable, spacious twin-sharing tents with groundsheets and mesh windows to keep insects out. Each tent has cots with mattresses, sheets, pillows, and blankets, and is on a raised platform with a verandah area. The toilets are a little distance away, with both Western/Indian style flushing toilets with running water. There is also a separate bathing area.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Camp Wildex, Rishikesh

    Camp Wildex, Rishikesh

    05:30 AM

    Food

    Lunch | Snacks | Dinner

    Veg|Non veg
    Day 2 of the Rishikesh rafting and trekking trip: Rafting day!
    Day 3 of the Rishikesh rafting and trekking trip: Arrive at Kanatal
    Day 4 of the Rishikesh rafting and trekking trip: Surkanda trek
    Day 5 of the Rishikesh rafting and trekking trip: Surkanda trek
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made on or more than 15 days before departure of the Rishikesh rafting and trekking trip: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 7-14 days before departure of the Rishikesh rafting and trekking trip: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 7 days before departure of the Rishikesh rafting and trekking trip: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers younger than 14 years of age are not allowed to participate in rafting or adventure activities.

    The campsite has common charging points in the hall area, where you may charge your cell phones and other gadgets.

    Travellers are required to adhere to instructions of the rafting instructor, trek leader and tour guide during the Rishikesh rafting and trekking trip.

    Consumption of illegal drugs is strictly prohibited during the trip.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Bookings for children younger than 4 years are not charged, without an extra bed. Bookings for children between the ages of 5-9 years are charged at a 50% discounted price. Bookings for children older than 9 years is charged at full price.

    The public access road from Rishikesh city to the campsite is closed between 20:00 hrs to 06:00 hrs every night. Please arrange your travel plans accordingly.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the Rishikesh rafting and trekking trip to ensure maximum safety for travellers as well as staff.

    Travellers will be required bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Rishikesh Rafting Ganges River Rafting Camping Kanatal Campsite
    • Rishikesh Rafting Ganges River Rafting Camping Kanatal Campsite
    • Rishikesh Rafting Ganges River Rafting Camping Kanatal Campsite
    • Rishikesh Rafting Ganges River Rafting Camping Kanatal Campsite
    • Rishikesh Rafting Ganges River Rafting Camping Kanatal Campsite
    • Rishikesh Rafting Ganges River Rafting Camping Kanatal Campsite
    • Rishikesh Rafting Ganges River Rafting Camping Kanatal Campsite
    • Rishikesh Rafting Ganges River Rafting Camping Kanatal Campsite
    • Rishikesh Rafting Ganges River Rafting Camping Kanatal Campsite
    • Rishikesh Rafting Ganges River Rafting Camping Kanatal Campsite
    • Rishikesh Rafting Ganges River Rafting Camping Kanatal Campsite
    • Rishikesh Rafting Ganges River Rafting Camping Kanatal Campsite
    • Rishikesh Rafting Ganges River Rafting Camping Kanatal Campsite
    • Rishikesh Rafting Ganges River Rafting Camping Kanatal Campsite
    • Rishikesh Rafting Ganges River Rafting Camping Kanatal Campsite
    • Rishikesh Rafting Ganges River Rafting Camping Kanatal Campsite
    • Rishikesh Rafting Ganges River Rafting Camping Kanatal Campsite
    • Rishikesh Rafting Ganges River Rafting Camping Kanatal Campsite
    • Rishikesh Rafting Ganges River Rafting Camping Kanatal Campsite
    • Rishikesh Rafting Ganges River Rafting Camping Kanatal Campsite
    • Rishikesh Rafting Ganges River Rafting Camping Campsite
    • Rishikesh Rafting Ganges River Rafting Camping Campsite
    • Rishikesh Rafting Ganges River Rafting Camping Kanatal Campsite
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation for 4 nights in Swiss tents

    • Tent facilities: cots, mattresses, sheets, blankets and pillows
    • Verandah area and groundsheet in each tent
    • Indian/Western toilets with running water and flushes
    • Hot water on request
    • RO purified drinking water
    • All meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5
    • Electric points for charging cellphones, etc in the common area
    • Daily bonfire and snacks with music system
    • Indoor and outdoor camp games
    • Single river rafting session for 16 kms from Shivpuri to Ram Jhula
    • Trek to waterfall
    • Single session of rock-climbing, rappelling, valley crossing
    • Guides for adventure activities and activities
    • Escorted trek to Surkanda
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Transport to the rafting start point (6 kms from campsite)

    • Transport to 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

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Long-sleeved and short-sleeved t-shirts and tops
    • Shorts (optional)
    • Leggings/track pants
    • Warm jacket
    • Sweater/sweatshirt
    • Extra pair of socks
    • Strap-on sandals to wear during rafting
    • Comfortable sports shoes for adventure activities
    • Not to wear - Jeans or heavy trousers, especially during rafting
    • Skirts, saris during adventure activities
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Expensive jewellery or gadgets

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Tents with verandahs and cots
    • All bedding like blankets, pillows, bedsheets, etc
    • All equipment required for adventure activities
    • All safety gear required for adventure activities

    You need to get

    • Insect repellent
    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses
    • Cap/sun hat
    • Jacket for colder evenings
    • Shorts/leggings and tees for adventure activities
    • Long-sleeved tops and pants for evenings and night
    • Chargers
    • Book (optional)
    • Floaters or sandals to wear in the camp
    • Scarf/gloves/shawl if needed

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.