|Home » Himalayan Tour Packages » Uttaranchal Tours » River Rafting on Ganges|
River Rafting on GangesIntroduction about Ganga Camp
Our 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Drive 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 river 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 :
A 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.
Check List Of Essential Personal Items For Rafting
Alaknanda Weekend Trips
Duration - 01 Nights / 02 Days
Arrive 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
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.
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.