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Alaknanda Rafting Expedition


Trip Highlights

Alaknanda is the main tributary of the Mighty Ganga. This beautiful river passes through some of the most scenic valleys in the Garhwal Himalayas.

Our 5 day rafting expedition combines the ultimate experience of rafting through grade 3 and 4 rapids, walking into the virgin forests and unique mountain villages, camping on exclusive beaches and enjoying the rich and abundant Himalayan bird life.

The expedition is fully self-contained; carrying all camping equipment, food and support staff with us on separate rafts and setting up camp each evening. Stringently following international safety procedures, we have expert certified river guides, imported self-bailing Hiside or Avon rafts with life-line, throw bag, helmets, life jackets and backup safety kayakers.

This fixed departure expedition leaves from Delhi on the night of Tuesday 4th November and will bring you back home in the afternoon of Sunday 9th November.

Location Chart

Delhi - Shivpuri - Srinagar - Bagwan - Byas Ghat - Byasi - Shiv Puri - NIM Beach - Delhi

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01 : Drive Shivpuri to Srinagar and raft down to Bagwan. Overnight in expedition tents

  • Arrive in Shivpuri early morning for wash and change followed by breakfast at our beach camp.
  • After breakfast we set off on the 3 hour drive to Srinagar (not to be confused with Kashmir's Srinagar), the starting point of our expedition. Here we will have lunch and gather by the river for a full safety briefing on rafting, and practice paddling on the flat water before hitting the rapids.
  • Today's rafting session is a good introduction to the river, lasting approximately 2 hours and tackling Grade 2 and 3 rapids. Arriving at the beach in Bagwan we set up camp for a hot cup of tea, campfire and dinner.
  • Overnight in expedition tents on twin share basis

Day 02 : Raft from Bagwan to Beas Ghat

  • After breakfast we set off on our second day on the river, negotiating exciting Grade 3 rapids and stopping on a beach on the way for our lunch. After lunch we raft further down to the holy village of Devprayag at the confluence of the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers, the point where the name Ganga is first used, before continuing on down to Byas Ghat where we set up camp for the night.
  • Dinner and overnight in expedition tents on twin share basis

Day 03 : Raft from Beas Ghat to Byasi

  • Today's rafting is good exercise for the paddlers as the water flows calmly and there are few rapids.There is some beautiful scenery to take in, including wildlife such as elephants, barhal, langoors and if you are lucky, even the elusive spotted leopard. The Ganga flows through a small gorge which is only reachable by raft.
  • The action starts from Kaudiyala, where you will start by hitting the Daniel's Dip and end the day on a high by going through the massive Wall.
  • Dinner and overnight in expedition tents on twin share basis

Day 04 : Raft from Byasi to NIM Beach

  • Start rafting after breakfast and hit a series of rapids like the Cash Flow, Black Money, Three Blind Mice, Cross Fire and Return to Sender.
  • We arrive in time for an early lunch at the MHE Beach camp before getting back on the river for the final section of whitewater, and exciting 2 hour stretch hitting rapids like the Golf Course and the Roller Coaster with a break for cliff jumping.
  • Return to MHE Beach Camp in Shivpuri for a campfire with snacks and a non-vegetarian buffet dinner, for a final night in the great outdoors before heading back to the city.
  • Dinner and overnight in deluxe tents on twin share basis

Day 05 : Breakfast followed by departure.

  • After breakfast we drive the 6-7 hours back to Delhi to get you home during the early afternoon.

Cost Includes

  • Return transport from Haridwar, as per itinerary, in AC bus
  • 3 nights accommodation in expedition tents on twin share and 1 nights accommodation in deluxe tents on twin share basis
  • All meals from breakfast on day 1 until breakfast on day 5
  • Camping equipment like trekking tents, toilet tent, mattresses and meal arrangements.
  • Rafting equipment, professional river guides and backup safety kayak

Cost does not include

  • 2.575% service tax
  • Expenses of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls, etc.
  • Medical or travel insurance

Payment terms

  • 100% to be paid for confirmation

Cancellation Charges

  • From confirmation up to 10 days prior to departure: 10%
  • 9 - 7 days prior to departure: 30%
  • 6 days - 48 hours prior to departure: 75%
  • Less than 48 hrs or no show : 100%

Please note that cancellation charges also apply to reductions in group size, not only for cancellations of entire bookings

For reservations:

Call us on 011 23346209 or email at info@himalayanadventure.com


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