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  • Trip introduction

    This rafting expedition takes you down the rapids of the Ganga and Alaknanda over 3 days, giving you a true outdoors experience! You'll spend the days paddling your rafts through peaceful stretches, tackling big rapids, and swimming in the cool river in the late afternoon. As dusk falls, your tents will be set up on pristine river beaches, and you'll enjoy a campfire and a hot dinner. At night, you'll sleep in tents with the river gurgling outside.

    IMPORTANT: This is not a fixed departure trip. It requires 3-6 travellers for a booking confirmation.

    NOTE: This is an expedition, so customers must be prepared for this. There will be no electricity at camp, so mobile phones, batteries, cameras, etc cannot be charged.

    Destination

    You'll be starting your Rishikesh expedition at Devprayag, where the Bhagirathi and the Alaknanda meet to form the Ganga. From here, you'll raft to Byasghat, which is a famous fishing spot, thanks to the gorgeous Golden Mahaseer in the river. You'll proceed the next day to Kaudiyala, tackling some of the most exciting rapids in the Ganges, including The Wall, Daniel's Dip, Three Blind Mice, and Cross Fire. The next day, you'll take on the stretch between Kaudiyala and NIM Beach, meeting rapids like Double Trouble, Initiation, Club House, and Golf Course.

    You will be camping in twin-triple sharing tents at night, with all camping equipment provided to you. Dry pit toilet tents will be set up for your convenience. All your belongings will be loaded into a separate raft and will be returned to you every evening. Anything you need on the raft will be stored in a dry bag.

    Destination highlights

    Sign up for a thrilling 3-day Rishikesh rafting expedition. | Camp beside the river on white sand beaches for two nights. | Raft down the Ganges, past pristine beaches and beautiful scenery. | Battle through Grade III and III+ rapids.

    Activity Details

    3 and 3+

    Yes

    18

    4 hrs

    80 kms

    No

    NRS boat, 16 feet long (10-person capacity)

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of rafting expedition: Devprayag to Byasghat

    You'll have to report to the operator's office at Tapovan at 07:00 hrs today. From here, you'll be driven to Devprayag, which is about 65 kms away from Tapovan, stopping en route for breakfast. At Devprayag, the rafts will be set up and loaded, and you will receive your main briefing. You'll begin your first stretch of rafting today.

    Your first day of rafting is not too hard, and you'll learn how to use your equipment and handle Grade I and II rapids.

    By afternoon, you'll reach Byasghat, where you'll camp on a gorgeous silver beach. Overnight in tents.

    Overnight in tents on beach.

    You'll be transferred to Devprayag by private shared vehicle, stopping en route for breakfast (not included in package). From Devprayag, you will be rafting to Byasghat. You will be served a packed lunch, but a hot dinner will be served at camp. Your tents will be set up on the Byasghat beach at night, and you'll enjoy a hot dinner and campfire, and retire to your cosy tents for the night. Each tent is equipped with a sleeping mat and sleeping bag, and camping chairs and tables are provided. A t

    Day 1 Milestone

    Rishikesh

    Byasghat

    05:30 AM

    Food

    Lunch | Dinner

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    Day 2 of rafting expedition: Byasghat to Kaudiyala
    Day 3 of rafting expedition: Kaudiyala to NIM Beach
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  • Cancellation policy

    The following charges will apply for cancellation:

    More than 15 days before booking date: Fully refundable

    07 days before booking date: 50% of the tour price will be charged

    Less than 07 days prior to booking date: No refund

    No shows: No refund

    All refunds will be processed after deducting transaction fees as well as a standard INR 200 per person towards cancellation charges by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    All participants must follow the guide's instructions at all times.

    Alcohol is not permitted at least 6 hours before the rafting activity.

    Participants must not litter in the river, or at the campsite.

    The operator will provide for Jain/Halal food or in case of any dietary requirements, with prior notice. However, separate meal orders will not be accepted. Everyone will have to eat the same menu.

    The age limit for this trip is 14-60 years old. Anyone who is not comfortable with the water/scared of the rapids will be asked to walk for certain stretches.

    No fire/electricity items are permitted inside tents.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    This Rishikesh rafting expedition is a custom trip that requires 3-6 persons. If the group size reduces after booking, the cost will remain the same.

    For a booking of 2 persons, the cost of this Rishikesh rafting expedition will be INR 17,500 per person.

    For a booking of 7-12 persons, the cost will be INR 9500 per person.

    For a booking of 13-20 persons, the cost will be INR 8000 per person.

    The operator may need to change the schedule or route due to weather, political restrictions or any other cause. In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants will not receive a refund. The operator is not responsible for any additional costs due to illness, injury, or medical evacuation.

    There will be no refunds for any services/facilities that the customer does not use.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport to and from Rishikesh as per itinerary in private shared vehicle

    • Accommodation for two nights in tents on twin/triple sharing basis
    • Sleeping mat, sleeping bag
    • Camping table and chairs
    • Toilet tent with dry pit toilet
    • Kitchen/dining tent
    • All meals from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 3
    • Self-bailing rafts, life jacket, helmet and paddles
    • Professional rafting guide and safety kayaker
    • Cook and helper
    • Dry bags for valuables
    • Forest fees and permits as needed
    • Mineral water for drinking
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Any transport other than mentioned in inclusions

    • Any accommodation or food in Rishikesh
    • Any meals other than those specified
    • Personal expenses
    • Emergency evacuation charges or costs due to illness, injury, etc
    • Any services or costs not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Shorts and t-shirts
    • Quick drying clothes
    • Strap-on shoes or aqua shoes
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery and gadgets
    • Contact lenses

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Life jackets
    • Helmet
    • Paddle
    • Wetsuits, if required
    • Professional guide
    • Safety kayak or raft
    • Twin- or triple-sharing tents with sleeping mattresses, sleeping bags, chairs and table
    • Toilet tents with dry pit toilet
    • Kitchen/dining tent
    • Dry bag for your valuables

    You need to get

    • 2-3 t-shirts
    • 1-2 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 for evenings
    • Sports sandals/aqua shoes with strong fasteners for the raft
    • Slippers for camp
    • 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.