At the foot of the Himalayan Mountains, India is blessed with an amazing diversity of rivers. Simply put, we live in a white-water enthusiast's paradise with an awesome variety of white-water rafting adventures to tempt any level of traveller. Exploring India via the river is a unique way to get off the beaten track and embrace our fascinating culture, pristine wilderness and diverse wildlife more intimately. Whether you want to try rafting for the first time or is an avid white-water junkie looking for a challenge - we are ready to take you on the adventure of a lifetime...
Like the name goes you are on an expedition but a tiny one. A quick getaway! A slice... a teaser of what the real one would be like. Since most of you in this fast-moving world are hard-pressed for time these expeditions work as an excellent break. The adventure element remains full on ! These mini - getaways are sure to remind you of the absolute need for a good vacation... some space and time for yourself to chill and relax.
We start our journey early from Rishikesh and drive about 3 hours covering 80 kms to Bagwan in the morning. At Bagwan you will meet your guides and the rest of The Paddle India team. Once all the safety instructions and preparations are complete we begin the day with a few relaxing and relatively small rapids. You can just laze this day out by swimming, body surfing, spotting wildlife and just plain relaxing. After roughly 2 and half hours we would reach Camp Byas Ghat where we camp for the night at the beach
Wake up easy and enjoy the chanting views of the Ganges Valley. Sometime you can also spot the local fisherman catching the fishes in the early morning. After breakfast pack the gear and get ready for another day on river. The day begins with negotiating a couple of small rapids through a relaxing stretch of 22 Kms making it an easy day for rafting till we reach Kaudiyala. Today rafting section is easy and in leisure. At Kaudiyala we finish the trip just below the rapid "Daniel's Dip" and from here we board the vehicles and drive for next 40 min to reach our campsite at Shivpuri. Dinner and overnight stay at camp in Shivpuri.
This is the day for all those with an adventurous streak in them. After breakfast, we drive approx. 25 min upstream to reach Marine Drive and after all necessary safety precautions we start rafting on river. Today we run rapids such as Three Blind Mice, Crossfire, Body Surfing Rapid and much more. We cross the Shivpuri village and we continue downstream covering a few more big rapids such as Roller Coaster and Golf Course making it an exciting end to a great adventure. We end the trip at NIM beach near Laxman Jhula. After lunch depart to your further destinations.
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We plan a limited number of uttarakhand trek outings each summer, and multiple Grand outings each spring and fall. We hope you decide to join us.