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The Alaknanda River Rafting Expedition

A self contained multi-day river adventure down the Alaknanda & Ganga rivers. The trip starts from our base camp on the Ganges river near the pilgrim town of Rishikesh. A scenic drive for 4 hours takes us past the town of Devprayag, where the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers meet to form India's holiest river, the Ganga.

We reach Rudrapryag, which is on the road to India's holiest shrines for the Hindus, Badrinath and Kedarnath. Rudrapryag is at the confluence of the Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers, and this is where our multi-dayer begins. Rudrapryag is possibly best known for the infamous man-eating leopard shot down by Jim Corbett in 1932 in its forests.

Journeying 128kms to Rishikesh, the run takes you through thick forests and deep gorges, ending each day at a different river beach to make camp for the night, enhancing the adventure of being on the river. Foaming rapids, sandy beaches and starry nights make this a truly outdoor trip, even for the first time rafter.

Tour Itinerary :

Duration: 06 Nights / 07 Days
Destination: Delhi - Shivpuri - Rudrapryag - Maletha - Beas Ghat - Kaudiyala - Shivpuri - Rishikesh - Delhi

Day 01: Delhi - Shivpuri (Drive)
ShivpuriDrive 6 hours from Delhi to Camp at Shivpuri. Overnight at Camp. We start from Delhi and pass through the Merrut and Roorkee to reach Rishikesh and a further short drive on National Highway 58 to takes us at Camp site in Shivpuri. We check into camp and relax to recover from the journey. Later briefing on Camp, its activities and the trip to follow. Campfire dinner and overnight at Camp.

Day 02: Shivpuri - Rudrapryag (Drive)
A relaxed day at Camp. After Breakfast just stretch out and relax, absorb the scenery or play beach volley ball. After lunch, we drive 4/5 hours from Camp to Rudrapryag. Enroute we stop at Devprayag, to see the confluence of the two rivers (the Alaknanda and the Bhagirathi) which meet to form the Ganga. Overnight at RestBook Your Tour House/Hotel.

Day 03: Rudrapryag - Maletha (Rafting)
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. Dinner and overnight Camp.

Day 04: Maletha - Beas Ghat (Rafting)
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: Beas Ghat - Kaudiyala (Rafting)
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 Wall".

Day 06: Kaudiyala - Shivpuri (Rafting)
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 check in to Camp for overnight stay.

Day 07: Shivpuri - Rishikesh - Delhi (Rafting & Drive)
After breakfast 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. Book Your TourThe trip ends near Rishikesh-lunch and depart for Delhi.

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