4-5 hours each day, we set up camp on secluded
beaches on our way down river, passing the
town of Devprayag where the Bhagirathi meets
the Alaknanda river to form the Ganga river.
We cover 138 kms till Rishikesh, through several
rapids (mostly Grades 3 and 4) on the Bhagirathi
till its confluence with the Alaknanda at
Devprayag to form the Ganga. A must -do if
you are looking for a great river run in Asia.
5 hours from Delhi to Ganga Nature Camp on the
banks of the Ganga (11 kms. beyond Rishikesh).
passing through the sugarcane belt of India and
reaching 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
Day2. An early
start to drive 4 hours to reach the raft put in
point below the Tehri Dam tunnel. Begin with negotiating
a series of Grade 3+rapids, in the first gorge
section. The valley broadens and after a river
lunch, camp is made after covering 30 river kms
near Naggar village. Take a short hike, campfire
dinner and overnight.
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 near Beas
Ghat, 10 kms below the confluence, famous fishing
spot for the `mahseer', also called the Ganga
Day 4. 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.
Day 5. Begin
the day with a few small rapids, go down "Three
Blind Mice", "Crossfire" and "Body
Surfing Rapid". Drive back to camp after
covering 15 kms.
to Shivpuri after breakfast. Raft big volume Ganga
white water with "Roller Coaster" and
"Golf Course" combined with lots of
body surfing, making it a grand finale to the
expedition. Depart for Delhi.
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