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River Rafting on Ganges

Introduction about Ganga Camp
River Rafting on GangesOur camp on the Ganga, is nearly 20 Kms north of Rishikesh (in Garhwal, Uttaranchal) on Badrinath highway. Our camp site is one of the biggest stretch of silver sand beach in this area and located in the left bank of mighty Ganges. Camp is open from mid September till the end of June. The most popular trips are the 03 days / 02 nights packages. All equipment - life jackets & helmets, etc. are provided and our experienced staff will guide your raft through the rapids for an exhilarating trip down the Ganga!

Children under 12 years who wish to do the adult raft trip, would need to get an OK from our personnel, who take the decision based on the height & weight ratio for the safety. Younger children can do a calmer trip down river, as well as kayaking, volleyball, baseball, swimming and even hikes into the surrounding forest can be arranged with prior notice. A day in camp is rounded off with a campfire and a leisurely evening with your fellow rafters.Book Your Tour

Accommodation
Our capacity is up to 40 persons at any one time, be it in one group or individual families. We offer large deluxe tents on a twin share basis. Each tent accommodates 2 twin beds, 2 chairs and a small table. All tents enjoy a clear view of the river and are set apart from each other so that each enjoys relative privacy. We provide mattresses, pillows with covers, sheets and blankets.
River Rafting on Ganges
Toilets
In keeping with environmental standards and being situated on a river bank, we offer dry pit western style toilets that are simple, hygienic and odor free. This type of toilet is the only one permitted by the Indian Forest department after careful study and research of location and usage.

Showers
In keeping with the ambience we offer shower enclosures in the forest. Basic but fun! Hot water is provided. Showers are available at certain times and this will be explained during the camp briefing on reaching camp.

Food
Meals are served at a buffet. The food is good, clean & wholesome. Usually 1 continental & 1 Indian meal per day, with a continental breakfast. although we have fixed menus, we are flexible with the menu depending on the guests' profile. Children are always especially considered and an early dinner is served to them every evening in consultation with the parents.
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Travel Options
  1. Dehradun Shatabdi Express - departs New Delhi 0655 hrs. Arrives Haridwar at 1130 hrs. From Haridwar we can Provide a pick-up transfer to the Camp - 90 mins drive by road - approx. 37 kms.
  2. Jan Shatabdi Express - departs New Delhi at 1530 hrs. Arrives Haridwar at 1830 hrs. Pick-up transfer same as above can be provided.
  3. By road - 245 kms from Delhi. Approx. 6-7 hrs driving time.
Insurance
This is recommended to our valued clients to arrange their own holiday / accident insurance & each adult would be asked to sign a liability waiver.

Alaknanda River Exploration

Duration - 06 Nights / 07 Days
Destination -

Day 01 :
Alaknanda RiverDrive 5 hours from Delhi to Camp Great Himalayan Expeditions on the banks of the Ganga (27kms. beyond Rishikesh). Overnight at Camp . We pass through the sugarcane belt of India and reach the holy town of Rishikesh where the Ganga river enters the plains. We check into camp, which is located on a large sandy beach on the banks of the Ganga river - briefing on Camp, its activities and the trip to follow. Campfire dinner and overnight at Camp.

Day 02 :
A relaxed day at Camp - choose to do an early morning hike or take kayak lessons. After lunch, we drive 4/5 hours from Camp to Rudraprayag. Enroute we stop at Devprayag, to se the confluence of the two rivers (the Alaknanda and the Bhagirathi) which meet to form the Ganga. Overnight Camp.

Day 03 :
After breakfast, help in getting the rafts readied and packing bags. A detailed safety briefing follows with instructions on paddling commands, rapids to be encountered etc. Expedition begins with a big Grade IV rapid, "The Holy Hole", at the confluence with the Mandakini. Rapids keep coming in quick succession. Soak in the sun, river and scenery, staying alert to help negotiate rapids. Lunch at a waterfall and continue to make camp for the night after Srinagar. Long day on the river, covering about 36 riverBook Your Tour kms till Maletha beach.
Campfire dinner and overnight Camp.

Day 04 :
Raft down to Devprayag, the confluence of the Alaknanda & Bhagirathi rivers. The river is now called the Ganga. Camp at Beas Ghat, a famous fishing spot for the mahseer, also called the Ganga Gold.
Cover 30 kms for the day.

Day 05 :
Alaknanda ValleyA relaxed day with few rapids. A day for swimming, body surfing, relaxing and spotting wildlife. Make 30 kms to reach camp below Kaudiyala, after running a couple of Grade IV rapids, "Daniel's Dip" and "The Wall".

Day 06 :
Day begins with negotiating a few small rapids, followed by "Three Blind Mice", "Crossfire", and the "Body Surfing rapid". Cover 15 kms to reach Shivpuri and drive back to Camp for the last night on river.

Day 07 :
Drive down to Shivpuri after breakfast to begin the final day's run with big rapids, the "Roller Coaster" and "Golf Course" to make it an exciting end to a grand adventure. The trip ends near Rishikesh-lunch and depart for Delhi.
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Check List Of Essential Personal Items For Rafting
  1. Sleeping Bag ; We Provide Quilts. Carry warm sleeping bags for treks / River Expeditions
  2. T-shirts - For Raft & Camp
  3. Shorts (Quick Drying For Raft)
  4. Windproof Jacket/Parka (Thin)
  5. Change Of Clothes For Camp
  6. Jersey/Warm Jacket For Camp
  7. Footwear-2 Pairs (One Each For Raft And Camp). Sandals Will Suffice If they Are Well Fastened. No Hard SAlaknanda Riveroles, Please
  8. Toiletries/Towel/Soap Etc. For Personal Use
  9. Toilet Paper - Optional.
  10. Flashlight - Very Important
  11. Sunshade/Cap
  12. Sunscreen Lotion
  13. Sunglasses
  14. Cord For Spectacles & Sunglasses
  15. Camera (Optional)
  16. Swimsuits/Trunks
  17. Personal Medication (If Any)
  18. Cigarettes/Alcohol - We Do Not Serve Any
Travel Light - You Need To Walk Down To Camp With Your Bags
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Note :
  1. On multi-day rafting trips, it is essential to travel extremely light in order to make the rafts more maneuverable and to cover distances in good time. NO HARD SHELLS, PLEASE. For weekend/weekday trips too, do carry soft baggage.
  2. Consumption of alcohol or drugs is not permitted upto 6 hours before or on a raft trip. We will, without refund, refuse intoxicated persons.
  3. All meals are served at a central dining area - including tea, coffee (twice a day) and soft drinks. There is no room service.

Alaknanda Weekend Trips

Duration - 01 Nights / 02 Days
Destination - Alaknanda

Day 01 :
Alaknanda RiverArrive in our Camp by lunch. Welcome drink upon arrival and Camp briefing and tent allocation. Raft trip from camp down to Rishikesh, negotiating some of the greatest white water on the Ganga. Rapids like 'Golf Course' & 'Roller Coaster' Trip ends in Rishikesh. Drive back to camp. Evening enjoy beach games to help warm up, followed by campfire and dinner. Camp overnight.

Day 02 :
Morning tea between 0630 and 0730 a.m. Breakfast. Afterwards drive upstream to put in just above the first big rapid on the Ganga. Trip begins with negotiating 'Daniel's Dip' 'The Wall' is another big rapid of the day. Raft down into the camp for a late lunch.
Depart for onward destination.

Duration - 02 Nights / 03 Days
Destination - Alaknanda

Day 01 :
Welcome drink upon arrival and Camp briefing and tent allocation. Raft trip from camp down to Rishikesh, Rapids like 'Golf Course' & 'Roller Coaster' as a first glimpse. Trip ends in Rishikesh. Drive back to camp. Evening enjoy beach games to help warm up, followed by campfire and dinner. Camp overnight.
Alaknanda River
Day 02 :
Morning tea / coffee followed by breakfast. A half-day hike in the surrounding forests and local habitations. Packed picnic lunch will be served on the way. Return to camp in the late afternoon to enjoy camp activities such as swimming, kayaking, beach-volleyball etc. Evening optional trip to Rishikesh to witness the 'aarti ceremony' on the banks of the Ganga. Drive back to camp for campfire, dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 03 :
Morning tea between 0630 and 0730 a.m. Breakfast. Afterwards drive upstream to start another Trip begins with negotiating 'Daniel's Dip' 'The Wall' is another big rapid of the day. Raft down into the camp for a late lunch.
Depart for onward destination.