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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.

    Activity Details

    3 to 4

    Yes

    18

    4 hours

    80 kms

    No

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

    Trip details
  • 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.

    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.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Rishikesh

    Devprayag

    05:30 AM

    Food

    Lunch | Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of Ganga rafting expedition
    Day 3 of Ganga rafting expedition
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  • 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.

    Rules on 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.

    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.
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    • Adventure Camping Rishikesh Ganga Rafting Tents The Great Next
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    • Adventure Camping Rishikesh Ganga Rafting Tents The Great Next
    • Adventure Camping Rishikesh Ganga Rafting Tents The Great Next
    • Adventure Camping Rishikesh Ganga Rafting Tents The Great Next
    • Adventure Camping Rishikesh Ganga Rafting Tents The Great Next
    • Adventure Camping Rishikesh Ganga Rafting Tents The Great Next
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    • Adventure Camping Rishikesh Ganga Rafting Tents The Great Next
    • Adventure Camping Rishikesh Ganga Rafting Tents The Great Next
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    • Adventure Camping Rishikesh Ganga Rafting Tents The Great Next
    • Adventure Camping Rishikesh Ganga Rafting Tents The Great Next
    • Adventure Camping Rishikesh Ganga Rafting Tents The Great Next
  • 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
    • 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

    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.