Travel: Arrival in Haridwar/ Rishikesh and transfer to Jayalgarh (Drive/3 hrs). Freshen up and breakfast and continue the drive to Gauchar (Drive/1.5 hrs). We start the rafting here and finish at Rudraprayag. After we finish the river run we will drive from Rudraprayag to Nandprayag (Drive/2 hrs).
Activities for the day:
Night stay: Camping on a beautiful sandy beach at Nandprayag.
Travel: Post breakfast drive to Chamoli to start the rafting (Drive/1 hr).
Activities for the day:
Night stay: Camping on a beautiful sandy beach at Nandprayag
Travel: Post rafting for the day, we have a picnic lunch and board the vehicles at lower Karnaprayag and depart for Haridwar (Drive/6-7 hrs).
Activities for the day:
Do keep in mind that transport is a very critical component of your trip. This aspect is most often not given proper attention and can result in lot of discomfort especially in the mountains. We provide transfers to get you to the starting point and back as comfortably and in as less time as possible for you to enjoy the trip. We only use quality vehicles like Tempo Traveller, Mahindra Xylo, Mahindra Bolero, etc. The transport tariff includes all driver charges, fuel, parking, toll and taxes.
Delhi – Meerut bypass – Muzaffarnagar bypass – Roorkee – Haridwar – Rishikesh – Shivpuri – Devprayag – Jayalgarh
The Jolly Grant Airport (Dehradun) is the nearest airport and is connected by daily flights from Delhi. The drive from the airport to the lodge would take about 3 – 3.5 hrs.
By By Rail:
The nearest railhead to the camp is Haridwar. There are a number of trains that run between Delhi and Haridwar. The drive from Haridwar to the camp will take 3 – 3.5 hrs
In the period Feb – Apr day time is going to be warm and very pleasant. The water is going to be moderately cold and extremely inviting. So you might end up spending more time off the boat than on it. Evenings are going to be moderately cold in Mar & Apr and cold in Feb. Night temperature will be around 17 -20 deg Celsius in Mar - Apr & around 12 – 15 deg Celsius in Feb so come prepared with some winter clothing
In May & Jun day time is going to be quite warm (33 – 38 deg Celsius). While rafting or indulging in any other water activity one will not feel too much of discomfort. Evenings at the camp can be slightly uncomfortable in June and are normally fine in the month of May. One will surely need a fan in the tents and dining area.
In the period Oct to Dec day time is going to be warm and pleasant if the sun is out, which mostly is around this time. The water is going to be cold but not freezing cold. A dip in the river is going to initially feel cold but couple of dips and you will start enjoying the water. Evenings are going to be moderately cold in Oct & Nov and cold in December. With a bonfire next to you it is going to be an enjoyable experience. December the night temperature can go down to about 3 – 5 deg Celsius so come prepared with some winter clothing. In Oct – Nov period night temperature will be around 10 – 15 deg Celsius and you will need protection from the cold
Below is a list of essentials you would require at the camp:
Carry your stuff in a duffel bag/soft shoulder bag or a rucksack and avoid suitcases/strolleys
Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes rising due to the above are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in New Delhi/Delhi only. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.
Day 01: Rafting from Gauchar to Rudraprayag (Class III-IV rapids, 4-5 hrs)
Day 02: Rafting from Upper Chamoli to Nandprayag (Class III to IV rapids, 4-5 hrs)
Day 03: Rafting from Nandprayag to Lower Karnaprayag (Class III-IV rapids, 4-5 hrs)
This white water expedition is surely one of the finest ways to enjoy big rapids rafting in India. In about 3 days your thirst for white water thrills is sure to be quenched on this expedition on upper sections of Alaknanda river in the state of Uttarakhand. But there is much more to the trip than white water. This river journey is through a beautiful landscape interspersed with gorges, pristine beaches, quaint village establishments and thickly forested regions. Also a very big attraction is going to be the stay on the beautiful sandy beaches of Alaknanda.
We start the trip with a beautiful drive along the Ganga and the Alaknanda rivers. We take a break at our deluxe riverside camp in Jayalgarh and from here we continue the drive to our put in point, Gauchar. We have a detailed safety briefing and set off into the wild waters of the Alaknanda and rest assured you will be soaking wet within no time. There are countless rapids to be negotiated on this river expedition. The rapids will be in Class II IV category. You will have guides scouting a lot of rapids before running them, a great opportunity for all to learn more about the sport. We might decide not to run a few rapids along the way if they look tricky. This is a call the trip leader will take on the spot. After 3 days of pounding on the river we will finish the trip at lower Karnaprayag and from here drive back to Haridwar and proceed with our onwards journey
Another great attraction of the trip is the fact that the river is very easily accessible from Delhi and other parts of the country. To join the trip you will need to come to Haridwar or Dehradun airport. Please keep in mind that this trip is suitable for experienced rafters only. People joining this trip should be comfortable with water and white water and lots of it!!
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