01 : Drive 5 hours
from Delhi to Camp Silver Sands
on the banks of the Ganga (27kms.
beyond Rishikesh). 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
After breakfast, raft down big volume
Ganga whitewater. Raft down rapids
like "Three Blind Mice",
"Return to Sender", "Roller
Coaster", "Golf Course"
and lots more. We end the trip near
Laxman Jhula. Drive 30 minutes back
to Camp for hot lunch. Afternoon
pack up for the trip, take a short
hike or just relax.
Day 03 An early morning transfer
to our starting point below the
Paindas dam on the Bhagirathi. Continue
down river negotiating more Grade
III+ rapids. A short lunch break,
back on the river as it enters its
second gorge section with continuous
Grade III & IV rapids including
a small waterfall towards the end
of the gorge. Rapids keep coming
culminating in a couple of continuous
Grade IVs at the confluence at Devprayag.
Camp at Beas Ghat, 10 kms below
the confluence, famous fishing spot
for the `mahseer', also called the
Ganga Gold. Campfire dinner and
overnight at Camp.
An easy day with small rapids. Great
day to relax, soak in the sun, bodysurf
and bird-watch. Raft till Camp Silver
Sands a few kms below Kaudiyala
after negotiating two Grade IV rapids,
"Daniel's Dip" and the
"Wall". Distance covered
is approx.35 kms.