The thrill of rafting through the mighty rivers of Himalaya is no less exciting than trekking through the scenic mountainous landscape. Himalayas is the source and abode of many of the great Indian rivers which stream down the valleys, cutting deep gorges and breaking into silvery white rapids. Himalayas provide a great rafting experience, as you maneuver down the rivers passing through varied landscapes of rocky mountainside, forests, beds of flowers and untouched villages. Challenge yourself, as you negotiate the rapids, maneuver the bends, speed along gorges and break into sparkling surf. After all, rafting down the Himalayas is for those adventure seekers who want an adrenaline rush, have an immense love for water and for whom land is not enough.
Wanderland Adventures currently runs seasonal rafting expeditions on the Ganga, Alaknanda, Bhagirathi, Brahmaputra, Zanskar, Kali, Tons and Indus to name a few. We provide the finest rafting gears with the highest standards of safety and our guides have years of white water rafting experience behind them and are all certified in first aid and CPR. Our personal touch comes from our trained guides who are great teachers, lifeguards, story tellers and will go to great heights to ensure that your trip will become a life changing, unforgettable experience for you.
Only few rivers in the world have the mystique of the Ganges, the living mother Goddess of India. Rafting on its water is certainly an unbelievable experience. The white waters of Ganga gushing through the gorges and rocky beds makes Rishikesh a perfect destination to enjoy the thrills of white water rafting.
There are various rafting expeditions in Rishikesh that are categorized based on the distance covered on the river, difficulty level of the rafting measured in terms of the quality of waves, levels of obstacles and maneuvering skill required.
At Wanderland Adventures we offer a number of day excursions based on your appetite for adventure.
A little scared of rafting but still want to experience the thrill, then this rafting expedition is perfect for you. The stretch from Brahmpuri to Rishikesh is the easiest and the shortest one, around 9 km and takes only around 2 – 2.5hrs. It is a Grade I rafting expedition with easy, small waves and slow moving current giving a relaxing adventure meant for beginners. People from 7 to 65 years of age can enjoy this expedition and is ideal for family and student groups.
Your first white water rafting expedition and you want to experience all the thrills it brings with it, then signup for this expedition. Through this 16km sailing stretch you will come across Grade I & II rapids which are of moderate difficulty level and even non-swimmers can sail along these rapids. This expedition is meant for 12+ age group and takes around 3-3.5 hrs.
You enjoy white water rafting and want to keep coming back to up your level of thrill and adventure, then you need to look no further. The expedition from Marine Drive to Lakshman Jhula happens to be one of the most sought after white water rafting experience for adventure lovers arriving in Rishikesh. This is a long stretch of 27kms and the rafting expedition lasts around 5 hrs. Here you will experience the thrill of moderate to high irregular waves, narrow passages which will need precise manoeuvring round the gorges and give you that adventure packed experience. This is a Grade II & III expedition but the number of rapids you’ll go through here are more than the Shivpuri to Rishikesh stretch.
Rafting is your calling and this is what gives you a high in life. Your quest ends here. This 37 km stretch will test your guts and stamina as you will pass through as many as 13 rapids of Grade III & IV. This expedition lasts for almost 8-9 hours and passes through some of the scenic mountainsides as you manoeuvre through the full-filled and challenging river rapids. These rapids are termed as 'difficult', as they feature serious obstacles to rafters sailing along. Irregular waves, rocks and many highs await you along this white water stretch of River Ganges. The passage is clear but narrow bringing challenges for adventurers while they navigate the Ganga river rapids. An excellent example of these rapids is 'The Wall', where 9 out of every 10 raft boats flip over. This expedition is meant for physically fit, trained rafters.
The river Tons originates in Garhwal region which is part of Uttarkhand. Rising from the Bandarpunchh Mountain range at 20,720 ft (6,316 meters) and flowing through the Har-Ki-Dun valley, this is a largest tributary of river Yamuna and is believed to have more water that the Yamuna itself. The Tons valley lies in the Jaunsar Bawar region and the local tribe – Jaunsaries are believed to be descendents of the Pandavas and Kauravas and have a unique culture.
The Tons river winds through the evergreen, lush forests of the middle Himalayan Ranges through a series of Grade III & IV rapids and some adventurous Grade V rapids too. It is considered to be one of the most challenging and breath taking white water river to run in the country and has a lot of adventure and scenic beauty to offer. You will cruise through some of the most exotic white waters through rapids such as ‘On the Horns of the Tons’, ‘Tons Squeeze’, ‘Confluence’, ‘Tuni Bazaar’, ‘Major Surprise’ and many more. Each one of these is more breathtaking than the other. Through your excursion beyond the rafting and kayaking thrills, you can relax on the beach, watch the sunset, go for a short hike into the Pine forests, take a dip in the waterfall, explore the untouched mountain-scape making it a complete wilderness experience away from the chaotic world.
Waterland Adventures can customise these memorable Tons river excursions ranging from 1 to 10 days based on your interest and requirements.
Few places on earth can match the grandeur and sheer beauty of the Zanskar in Ladakh. Being a geographical extension of the Tibetan plateau, Ladakh is often referred to as “Little Tibet”. This river adventure is a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience combining the best of adventure and cultural insights taking you through the most breathtaking landscape from the green hills of Kashmir, high up to the rocky terrain of the forbidden kingdom of Zanskar, rafting down high altitude rivers of Stod, Zanskar and Indus to being mesmerised by the sounds of monasteries, drums, fluttering prayer flags and hillside villages.
River rafting in Ladakh is quite unique unlike anywhere else in the world. The Zanskar canyon has different Grades of rafting ranging from Grade II to IV and provides the best opportunity to enjoy and experience the natural beauty of the deep gorges, rock formations and towering snowcapped peaks.
Some of the rafting and kayaking routes are:
At Waderland Adventures our experienced guides can customize these rafting trips from a one day excursion to a 12 days all rafting trip down Zanskar. This rafting adventure should be part of every person’s bucket list. A life changing experience.
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