Rafting or whitewater rafting is a challenging
recreational activity using a raft to navigate a
river or other bodies of water. This is usually done
on whitewater or different degrees of rough water,
in order to thrill and excite the raft
passengers. The development of this activity as a
leisure sport has become popular since the mid
White water rafting in India is almost exclusively
confined to the northern rivers which flow
southwards from the Himalayas, gushing between
densely forested mountains and through steep gorges.
Rivers such as the Alaknanda, Bhagirathi, Indus,
Zanskar and Teesta offer `raft-worthy’ rapids, and a
trip down a river can be a great way to see the
countryside. Whether the expedition’s just a few
hours of getting soaked and experiencing the thrills
of a high-action Hollywood flick- or it stretches
over a few days in which you spend time camping and
trekking as well- this is an experience not to be
White water rafting or river running, as an
alternative way of spending your vacation, is being
increasingly offered by a number of tour operators
and travel agencies, including government tourist
offices. Prices are generally reasonable, and will
include food, equipment, lifejackets, helmets, an
expert guide, and accommodation. Check on what
you’re paying for, and whether any additional
charges are likely to be levied. It also makes sense
to scout around a bit before taking a decision on
which agency you’re going to book with.
RIVER RAFTING IN KASHMIR
On the North of Kashmir valley is Great Himalyan
Range and on the south is Pir Panjal range and both
the Himalayan Mountain ranges are source of many
rivers and offer world class opportunity for White
water river rafting. Chandanwari to Nunwan starch of
river Lidder offer many exciting rapids for River
Rafting. Other river popular for river rafting are
Chenab, Jhelum, Suru river, Drass river, Indus and
Zanskar river in Ladakh.
Kashmir is quite famous for a number of picturesque
lakes and rivers. These water bodies of Kashmir not
only serve as delight to the eyes, but are also a
hub of a number of activity-oriented leisure sports.
The less adventurous people go for the quiet Shikara
boat rides on the Dal Lake and Nagin Lake of
Srinagar. The Shikara rides offer peace and serenity
as well as the option of sightseeing some of the
beautiful places on the embankments. Other options
include riding motorboats or going for water skiing.
However, what takes the cake is white water rafting
in Kashmir Rivers. River rafting tourism was
introduced quite recently in the Kashmir valley. The
best season for River rafting in Kashmir is from
August to September.
RIVER RAFTING IN LADAKH
A range of rafting options is available on the Indus
and its major tributaries. The best stretch for
professionally guided runs in white water is on the
Indus between Spituk and Saspol. Beyond Saspol, the
river becomes difficult and funning it requires
technically skilled participants and careful
organization. Upward of Spituk, the Indus has the
easiest stretch up to Karu, ideal for basic training
and for day-return "scenic floating" for amateurs.
In recent years, running the Indus has become an
attractive alternative to trekking and features on
the itinerary of most visitors. The most difficult
but exciting option for river running is on the
Zanskar along its spectacular course through the
gorge in the Zanskar mountains, between Padum and
Nimo. This is suitable only for well organized
white-water expedition, prepared for several days of
river running and camping in absolute wilderness.
Participants are required to be trained rafters
themselves while the arrangements should be assigned
to a Trekking in ladakh dependable professional
agency. Adequate arrangements for rescue coverage is
an essential pre-requisite for embarking upon a
white -water expedition on river like the Zanskar.
Zanskar River Expeditions trip begins with a flight
over the Himalayas into the Trans-Himalayan region
of Ladakh in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. We
spend a few days in Leh town acclimatizing at 11,000
feet above sea level and visiting the ancient
monasteries, palaces and villages around Leh. We
drive west of Leh past the town of Kargil and travel
south into the valley of Zanskar, one of the coldest
inhabited places on earth. Staring the trip on the
Doda river, we begin our self contained multi-day
river adventure down the spectacular and scenic
Zanskar river gorge. The trip takes you down the
extremely desolate, remote and sheer Zanskar gorge
with walls rising a few thousand feet out of the
river bed, culminating on the mighty Indus river,
(which incidentally lends India its name) at the
historic monastic conclave at Alchi.
RIVER RAFTING IN HIMACHAL PRADESH
The magic behind River Rafting also referred, as
Whitewater River Rafting is the extreme and
never-ending thrills in the untamed rivers. The
rivers in the upper Himalayas are among the best in
the world for river rafting sports, with many
staircase rapids that challenge the body and spirit
of the river runner. The river cuts against the
rocky banks, crash into rocks, crevices and breaking
into white water rapids, foaming, swirling, and
falling in a thunderous din. India and Nepal has a
wide range of river rafting regions, which suits
both amateurs and professionals.
Himachal Pradesh's snow-fed rivers offer tremendous
opportunities for the challenging sport of rafting.
The rivers Chandrabhaga (Chenab) in Lahaul, the
Satluj near Shimla, the Ravi near
Chamba and the Beas near Kullu offer immense
whitewater rafting possibilities. There are
tremendous river running expedition oppurtunities
between Shamshi and Aut on the Beas . The 20-km
stretch has exciting and extreme whitewater rapids.
RIVER RAFTING TOURIN UTTARAKHAND
RAFTING ON THE GANGES
The Indian sub-continent perhaps had the largest
network of rivers in the world. The northern rivers
with their origins in the lofty Himalayas provide an
exciting adventure for the white water enthusiasts.
These rivers race, surge, whirl, froth and crash
over and around boulders, as though rushing to get
to the freedom of the great plains, rejoicing in
their escape from captivity of the mountains.
We have latest self-bailing rafts with hand picked
river guides, fleet of card for pickups and drops
and above all a team of young energetic
professionals to make your entire stay at our "CAMP"
a memorable one. Our river guides are experienced
and friendly. The rafting adventure planned in such
a manner, which lets you enjoy all the fun and
thrills while we attend to all other aspects.