White Water Fiesta - Ganga + Alaknanda + Upper Alaknanda 2N/3D


Itinerary -


Day 01:

Travel: Arrival in Haridwar/ Rishikesh and transfer to Jayalgarh. (drive 3 hrs). Freshen up and breakfast followed by days activities. Post rafting drive back from Devprayag to Jayalgarh (1 hour)

Activities for the day:

    Rafting- from Jayalgarh to Devprayag- Class: ll - III (3 hrs)
    Other Water Activities: body surfing, cliff jumping, duckie rides and swimming
    Optional activities: hiking to local village, rappelling and jummaring
    Bonfire and dinner under the canopy of stars

Night Stay – At HEL Jayalgarh, a beautiful riverside camp with deluxe tents


Day 02:

Travel: Post breakfast we will drive to Gauchar (2 – 2.5 hrs) for rafting. After rafting you will drive back from Rudraprayag to Jayalgarh (1 .5 hrs)

Activities for the day:

    Rafting: from Gauchar till Rudraprayagclass III , III+ to IV section for approximately 4-5 hrs
    Other Water Activities: Bridge slithering, river crossing, body surfing & swimming
    Bonfire and dinner under the canopy of stars

Night stay – At HEL Jayalgarh a beautiful riverside camp with deluxe tents


Day 03:

Travel: Post breakfast drive to Kaudiyala (1.5 hrs). After finishing the rafting stretch at Rishikesh board the vehicle and drive to Haridwar to catch train/ bus for onward destination

Activities for the day:

    Rafting- from Kaudiyala to NIM beach at Rishikesh Class ll, III to lll + rapids, (4 hrs)
    Other Water Activities Body surfing, cliff jumping and swimming


                                                   Trip Ends With Sweet Memories !!!




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


Expected Weather

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


List of Essentials

Below is a list of essentials you would require at the camp:

    Small day pack/back pack
    T-shirts/Shirts
    Shorts
    Comfortable fit Jeans/Track Pants
    Jacket/Sweater (please see the section on weather)
    Floaters
    Comfortable walking shoes/sneakers
    Sunscreen Lotion
    Cap
    Flashlight
    Sunglasses with holding strings
    Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
    Camera (optional)
    LOADS OF ENTHUSIASM!!


ADDITIONAL ITEMS FOR WINTER (NOV-MAR)

    Light Jacket
    Fleece/Sweeter
    Woolen Cap
    Woolen socks

Carry your stuff in a duffel bag/soft shoulder bag or a rucksack and avoid suitcases/strolleys


Disclaimer

Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes rising due to the above are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in New Delhi/Delhi only. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.





Duration: 3 Days

Season: Jan-May, Oct-Dec

Grade: Moderate +


Sketch Itinerary

Day 01 : Haridwar - Jayalgarh (Rafting : Jayalgarh to Devprayag- Class: ll - III / 3 hrs)

Day 02 : Jayalgarh - Gauchar - Jayalgarh (Rafting : Gauchar till Rudraprayagclass III , III+ to IV section for approximately 4-5 hrs)

Day 03 : Jayalgarh - Kaudiyala - Haridwar (Rafting : Kaudiyala to NIM beach at Rishikesh Class ll, III to lll + rapids, / 4 hrs)


HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIPS

    Trip full of white water with plenty of III IV class rapids

    Long stretches of rafting on Upper Alaknanda, Alaknanda& Ganga

    ACTION on river with activities like Duckie (inflatable kayak) rides, kayaking (hard shells), swimming, splashing, surfing, cliff jumping & river crossing

    Other activities like Rappelling, Jummaring, Hiking, village visit

    High end facilities of the campsite. Luxury tents with great interiors & attached washrooms (running hot/cold water). There are beautiful dining areas overlooking the river


Trip Overview

In this action packed rafting trip you start your rafting voyage on the river Alaknanda where you start paddling from the Himalayan ecolodge campsite at Jayalgarh and raft all the way down till Devprayag where the Bhagirati river joins the Alaknanda to make the mighty Ganges. So take a holy dip with a chant of Har Har Gange to end todays trip. In the afternoon you will return to Jayalgarh and spend the night at the beautiful riverside camp

On the second stretch you raft down the upper Alaknanda from the widest valley of the river at Gauchar to the narrow gorges of the Rudraprayag. This particular course is full of white water with varying grades of rapid. Upper alaknanda is a high volume river flowing down a good gradient; resulting in exciting rapids of III + to IV grades. After a action packed day on the river you head back to the campsite at Jayalgarh

The last stretch of the Rafting on the 3rd day on Ganga is an engaging one with almost the whole 25 kms of Ganges crammed with about 13 rapids that will get you on the edge all along. By the time you reach Rishikesh and conclude this trip your thirst for river adventures is sure to be quenched (for the time being though!). During the program, designed by our river experts you will also get an opportunity to indulge in bridge slithering, body-surfing on the rapids, cliff jumping, river crossing etc. at most beautiful locations around two major himalayan rivers.
Big highlight of this trip is the location and facilities of the Himalayan Eco lodges deluxe campsit at Jayalgarh




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