Check into the camp by morning or early afternoon. Arrive at the camp, freshen up & relax for some time in the beautiful environs. Post relaxation there will be a briefing on the rafting techniques and safety instructions. After the briefing we set out on this river voyage. Today you will raft for about 25 kms from the camp till Devprayag. Today’s stretch will have rapids of class II – III and will help you get properly warmed up for the more demanding rafting the next day. You will raft through the confluence of Bhagirathi & Alaknanda which meet to form the Ganga. After the run we will drive back to the camp. Evening at leisure
After an early breakfast we will drive up to Gauchar via Rudraprayag (70 kms/2 hrs). This would be the starting point of our rafting trip on the Upper Alaknanda. Here you would again go through a detailed briefing on what to expect and then set off on the river. Today’s run will take about 5 hours (with breaks) and will culminate a few kms ahead of the confluence of the Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers in Rudraprayag. But rest assured that there would never be a dull moment as you navigate through a series of Class III+ and IV rapids through a fabulous landscape. There are calm sections of the river where you could body surf/float in the cool waters of the Alaknanda and take in the breathtaking scenery. Today’s run is what we would call a busy day at office with most of the time spent in scouting & navigating the rapids. End the rafting trip and from there drive back to the camp at Jayalgarh (1 hr). In the night, relive the events of the day by a bonfire, followed by dinner
Depart after breakfast/lunch. Trip ends here
You have the option of rafting on Ganga on your way down to Rishikesh
Trip Ends With Sweet Memories !!!
List of Essentials
Below is a list of essentials you would require at the camp:
Small day pack/back pack
Comfortable fit Jeans/Track Pants
Jacket/Sweater (please see the section on weather)
Comfortable walking shoes/sneakers
Sunglasses with holding strings
Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
LOADS OF ENTHUSIASM!!
Carry your stuff in a duffel bag/soft shoulder bag or a rucksack and avoid suitcases/strolleys
For Departure Dates just call 7350530009 / 7350540009 / 7350550009
How to Reach
By Road: Delhi – Meerut bypass – Muzaffarnagar bypass – Roorkee – Haridwar – Rishikesh – Shivpuri – Devprayag – Jayalgarh
By Air: The Jolly Grant Airport (Dehradun) is the nearest airport and is connected by daily flights from Delhi. The drive from the airport to the lodge would take about 3 – 3.5 hrs.
By Rail: The nearest railhead to the camp is Haridwar. There are a number of trains that run between Delhi and Haridwar. The drive from Haridwar to the camp will take 3 – 3.5 hrs
In the period Feb – Apr day time is going to be warm and very pleasant. The water is going to be moderately cold and extremely inviting. So you might end up spending more time off the boat than on it. Evenings are going to be moderately cold in Mar & Apr and cold in Feb. Night temperature will be around 17 -20 deg Celsius in Mar - Apr & around 12 – 15 deg Celsius in Feb so come prepared with some winter clothing
In May & Jun day time is going to be quite warm (33 – 38 deg Celsius). While rafting or indulging in any other water activity one will not feel too much of discomfort. Evenings at the camp can be slightly uncomfortable in June and are normally fine in the month of May. One will surely need a fan in the tents and dining area.
In the period Oct to Dec day time is going to be warm and pleasant if the sun is out, which mostly is around this time. The water is going to be cold but not freezing cold. A dip in the river is going to initially feel cold but couple of dips and you will start enjoying the water. Evenings are going to be moderately cold in Oct & Nov and cold in December. With a bonfire next to you it is going to be an enjoyable experience. December the night temperature can go down to about 3 – 5 deg Celsius so come prepared with some winter clothing. In Oct – Nov period night temperature will be around 10 – 15 deg Celsius and you will need protection from the cold
Duration: 3 Days
Season: Feb-Jun, Sep-Nov
Grade: Moderate +
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIPS
Long stretches of rafting on Alaknanda & Upper Alaknanda
ACTION BEACH GO GOA IN GARHWAL: we offer water activities like Duckie rides (inflatable kayaks), kayaking (hard shells), catarraft rides, oar boating, swimming, splashing, surfing, cliff jumping, river crossing, raft building & racing all at one location which happens to be the finest white sand beach in the region we call it Action Beach
High end facilities of the campsite. Deluxetents with great interiors & attached washrooms (running hot/cold water). There are beautiful dining areas overlooking the river.
Super location of the camp & great views all around
BASE FOR THE TRIP: H.E.L RIVERSIDE CAMP
Himalayan Eco Lodges (H.E.L) riverside Deluxecamp at Jayalgarh is surely the finest riverside camp in the country and a great base to raft from on Alaknanda, Upper Alaknanda & Ganga. The campsite has a spectacular setting and high end facilities to compliment it. Interesting fact about the campsite is that it is so uniquely placed that from here one can easily raft on 5 rivers namely Alaknanda, Ganga, Bhagirath, Pinder & Mandakini.
This luxury campsite on the banks of Alaknanda river is blessed with an interesting character. There is a thick forest cover in the background playing home to a variety of birds, beautiful fields and an odd village house across the river, white water rapid close by creating audio signals very soothing to the ears & a sand beach ideal for keeping children occupied for hours.