Rafting in Rishikesh
White water rafting or rafting is a challenging recreational outdoor activity using an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is usually done on white water or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers. There is nothing more enthralling like the 'pure adrenaline rush' one gets from riding foaming white water rapids. The rivers in the upper Himalayas are among the best in the world for the sport, with many staircase rapids that challenge the body and spirit of a river runner. Below are the six grades of difficulty in white water rafting. They range from basic, easy medium, hard, tough and very tough.

Grade 1: Very small rough areas, might require slight maneuvering. (Skill level: very basic)

Grade 2: Some rough water, maybe some rocks, might require some maneuvering. (Skill level: basic paddling skill)

Grade 3: Whitewater, small waves, maybe a small drop, but no considerable danger. May require significant maneuvering. (Skill level: experienced paddling skills)

Grade 4: Whitewater, medium waves, maybe rocks, maybe a considerable drop, sharp maneuvers may be needed. (Skill level: whitewater experience)

Grade 5: Whitewater, large waves, large volume, possibility of large rocks and hazards, possibility of a large drop, requires precise maneuvering. (Skill level: advanced whitewater experience)

Grade 6: Class 6 rapids are considered to be so dangerous that they are effectively not navigable on a reliably safe basis. Rafters can expect to encounter substantial whitewater, huge waves, huge rocks and hazards, and/or substantial drops that will impart severe impacts beyond the structural capacities and impact ratings of almost all rafting equipment.

On the Ganges, there is a main stretch for rafting, which commences 36 KMS above the town of Rishikesh. This main stretch is divided into multiple smaller stretches. Each stretch offers unique rafting expriences to rafters because of the rapids and turns and curves the stretch contains. Depending on prior experience and confidence level river rafter take up on these exciting and wild waters . The ganges ensures no river rafter goes home disappointed.
The rapids on this whole stretch range from class 1 to class 4+ with class 6 being termed as “un-navigable”. Rafting in Ganges is as much spiritually satisfying as is it thrilling.

Rafting in rishikesh ensures that you get the best adrenalin rush combined with scenice picturesque beauty at the same time.

All the gushing and surging of the river smoothens as river moves serenely and majestically into the holy land of Rishikesh dotted with ashrams and spiritual centers on both sides of the river.

Rafters and kayakers from around the world come to Rishikesh for the rafting experience and hone their rafting skills.

No risks are taken and if the guides determine that certain sections of the river are inappropriate and unsafe. Their word and decision is final.

All the rapids along the main stretch have been given suitable names: “Good Morning” as you start before taking you on through “Black Money” and “Butterfly”. The “3 blind mice” will awe you with their force. “Roller Coaster” a biggie again tryely makes your stomach churn. “Golf Course” followed by “Club House”. The largest of them all is “The Wall” and it lives up to its name and often rafts flip with the sheer size and force that the wall produces.

Along certain calm stretches of the rafting experience you will also encounter cliff jumps of different heights. The rafts stop at these cliff jump points and trained guides assist rafting enthusiasts to complete a 30 foot jump from a cliff into the river.

Certain calm stretchs allow rafters to surf in the river. When the guide tells you, just jump off the raft into the river ensuring you are holding a rope tied to the raft and float in these serene stretches. A truely soothing yet adrenalin filled experience!!
Very few rivers in the world offer camping sites along with rafting experiences. Rishikesh the holy town offers even more with its spiritual atmosphere. All our rafting packages are customized to suit your budget and taste. We take utmost precautios is designing these packages for rafting in Rishiskesh, ensuring proper trained guides, safety equipment, rafts are of the highest standards and maintained with professional care. Call us today to try one of our Camping and Rafting packages in Rishikesh, and we are sure you shall come back soon for more.