Rafting in Rishikesh on the Ganga river has made Rishikesh the most visited & most popular destination in the world. Every year thousands of tourist of different age and different walks of life come to experience soft to hard core white water rafting on Ganga.
Rafting in Rishikesh is mainly divided in four sections suiting to different age of tourist based on the difficulty level of the rapids on the river.
Only few rivers in the world has the mystique of the river Ganga and rafting on its water of wisdom is certainly a unique experience.Rajee Ba for Team Himalayan
Level One : Rafting from Brahmpuri to Muni Ki Reti 9 kms : This is an ideal run for the first timers & Elders with rapids of grade 1 to 1.5, which are considered safe enough. The last part of the this section you float past Laxman Jhula & Ram Jhula and end just before Janki Setu, The newest bridge. This is certainly the best angel to see Rishikesh, the town of temples, Ashrams & Ghats in in the Himalayan foothills.
Minimum Rafting age as of now is 14 years however the UTDD ( Uttrakhand Tourism) is trying to make it 10 years . ( Orders Yet to come)
River Rafting in Rishikesh: A Life time Experience
Level 2: Rafting from Shivpuri to Muni Ki Reti : This a perfect river rafting run on Ganga for youth & adults looking for a big adventure. This section has rapids from grade 1.5 to 3 which also go to 3.5 on different water levels. The trip starts from Shivpuri village and one rafts down and only draw back of this trip is you start hitting big rapids from the beginning of the trip.
Choose a professional & experienced company. The Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board ( Uttarakhand Tourism ) tries to strictly control the rafting companies and renews their permits on yearly basis.
Even then its recommended to choose a experienced company with experienced guides and quality safety equipment.
There is ATOAI ( Adventure Tour Operators Association ) a national body who make members after checking all the dimensions of a professional adventure company with world class standards of Guides & Equipment. There areafew few member companies in Rishikesh & in Delhi as well.
Level 3: Rafting from Marine Drive to NIM beach: This is the best & a bit longer full day trip in best season ( From October to March ). This trip gives you a opportunity to understand the river and white with hitting smaller rapids before you come to Shivpuri and start hitting big rapids. As you know what White water is, you hit the big rapids with more professional approach and enjoy the rafting at its best.
Level 4 Rafting from Kaudiyala to NIM Beach 33 Kms : Only for professionals now. This is a touch run hitting a famous grade 4 to 4.5 rapid – The wall. This rapid can be run only with professional rafting company with safety Kayakers.
After few casualties on the wall rapid the Govt Tourism Department has banned this run for ( The wall) for normal tourists and allowed only professional expeditions.
GHE ( Garhwal Himalayan Explorations Pvt Ltd, ) is a pioneer Adventure Tour Company with its base at Tapovan, Rishikesh, offering day trips & Expeditions with world class equipment & professional river guides since 1989.
For information & booking a trip please contact: Himalayan Adventure Holidays of Garhwal Himalayan Explorations Pvt. Ltd Himalayan House TAPOVAN 249192 RISHIKESH India What’s App : 0091 94 120 566 87 E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org