: Drive 5 hours from Delhi to Camp Silver
Sands on the banks of the Ganga (27kms.
beyond Rishikesh). Stay Overnight at Silver
Sands. 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 at Rest House/Hotel.
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
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 Silver
Sands 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