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BHAGIRTHI WHITE WATER EXPEDITION
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Rafting :
Bhagirithi River
Duration : 6 Days (Ex Shivpuri)
Grade : Class 4
Degree of Difficulty : Technical
Season : October - April
Special Equipment : Personal Sleeping bag

Cost will Includes
- Five nights accommodation in tents on full board basis as per the itinerary.
- All rafting equipment like life jackets helmets etc.
- Supporting staff like guides, cooks etc.
- Safety kayaked
- Transport in non AC Sumo / coach from Shivpuri - Shivpuri

Cost will Excludes
- Any transportation from Delhi -Shivpuri & Back
- Any insurance
- Any airfare / train fare
- Personal expenses like tips phone call, laundry etc.
- Any item which is not specified in our tour programmed.
- Any accommodation in Delhi.

Trip Highlights
Bhagirathi is the main tributary of the Ganga. The river originates from the fabled source of Ganga at Gaumukh. This exotic body of sparkling water then flows down through the heart of the Himalayas cutting itself a magnificent gorge. Our expedition takes you into this gorge which is accessible only by the river. You exit the gorge at Devprayag at the confluence of the Alaknanda and the Bhagirathi which meet together to form the Ganga.

Location Chart:
Shivpuri - Temple beach - Devprayag - Gorge Camp - Kaudiyala - Shivpuri - Rishikesh - Delhi

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY


DAY 01: SHIVPURI - ZERO POINT RAFT TO TEMPLE CAMP
Early morning drive to Tehri and onwards to the Tehri dam project. After packed breakfast we will undergo a safety briefing and board our rafts for the expedition. A short one-hour raft run will bring us to our first night halt in the gorge on a small beach.
Dinner and overnight in tents

DAY 02: CAMP - TEMPLE BEACH
A short but exciting run will take you through the virgin landscapes of the Bhagirathi gorge from this day onwards you will be entering the Gorge (about 67 Kms.). The gorges are thickly forested and you may come across wild animals like deer, pheasant, black bear etc. You will not come across any villages as they are away from the riverbanks and there will be no road support when you are in the gorges. Lunch on the beach.
Dinner and overnight in sandy beaches.

DAY 03: TEMPLE BEACH - DEVPRAYAG - GORGE CAMP
After breakfast we raft for 04 hrs. This will perhaps be the most exciting of all as we will today negotiate The Fall and the confluence rapid. Meet up with the Alaknanda river in Devprayag. Here onwards the gorge opens out and we gently float down the mighty Ganga. After a short while we stop over at a beautiful beach camp.
Dinner and overnight in Camp.

DAY 04: DEVPRAYAG - GORGE CAMP- KAUDIYALA
A scenic float down till Kaudiyala. This is the toughest section, especially for the paddlers as the water flows calmly and there are few rapids on this section. 05 hrs. Rafting. However, the lack of rapids is more than made of by the wilderness of the area. Lunch enroute on the beach. The Ganga flows through a small gorge, where no human being can reach except for the rafter. One can see wild animals, even the elephants. Dinner and overnight in tents.

DAY 05: KAUDIYALA - SHIVPURI
After breakfast negotiate rapids. 4-5 hrs of rafting today. We hit thrilling rapids namely Wall, Three blind mice, Cross fire, Black money and the Daniels dip. Lunch enroute. In the evening campfire and cultural activities followed by dinner.

DAY 06: SHIVPURI - RISHIKESH - DELHI
Camp activities like Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Kayaking, Dune Jumping, Swimming, trekking and beach volleyball are at disposal for your use this morning. At approximately 1100 hrs you will depart for your most exciting day on the river. Negotiating grade 3 and grade 4 rapids like the Roller Coaster and Golf Course provide for an unequalled and un forgettable experience. Today you will have plenty of time to indulge in body surfing, cliff jumping and sunbathing on the rafts while you gently float down towards the pull out point at N.I.M. beach.


Alaknanda River White Water Expedition

Rafting : Alaknanda
Duration : 7 Days
Grade : I to IV rapids
Season : October - April
Special Equipment : Personal Sleeping Bag

Cost will Includes
- 06 nights tented accommodation on twin share full board basis
- Transport by non A/C coach / car as per itinerary from Shivpuri - Shivpuri
- Camping equipment like trekking tents, toilet tent, mattresses and meal arrangements
- Rafting equipment and professional river guide charges
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Cost will Excludes
- Expenses of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls, etc.
- Any expenses of medical, insurance etc.

Alaknanda is the main tributary of the Mighty Ganges. This beautiful river passes through some of the most scenic valleys in the Garhwal Himalayas. The expedition starts with a two days drive from Delhi. The five-day river trip starts from the holy city of Rudraprayag. The next five days combine the ultimate experience of rafting through grade 3 and 4 rapids, walking into the virgin forests and unique mountain villages, camping on exclusive beaches and enjoying the rich and abundant Himalayan bird life.

Location Chart :
Shivpuri - Srinagar - Rudraparayag - Srinagar - Gorge Camp - Marine Drive - ShivPuri - Nim Beach - Delhi

DAY 01: SHIVPURI- SRINAGAR
After lunch at Rafting Camp drive to Srinagar. Arrival at Srinagar.
Srinagar: This city is the district headquarters of Pauri Garhwal. Srinagar was the capital of Garhwal before the British took over the governance. Today it is an important cultural and educational centre. The old city was destroyed in the Gohna Lake dam-burst which erased all the old relics of the town. Visit temples of Kamleshwar, Mahadev and Vishnu. Evening games.
Dinner and overnight in tents

DAY 02: SRINAGAR - RUDRAPRAYAG - SRINAGAR
First day of rafting. Drive to Rudraprayag (05hrs). Raft for 04 hours on grade 02 and 03 rapids to Srinagar
Rudraprayag is located at the confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers. The town is famous for its Rudranathji and Chamundi temples.
Dinner and overnight in tents.
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DAY 03: SRINAGAR- GORGE CAMP
After breakfast raft down for 05 hours from Srinagar to Deoprayag negotiating rapids on the Alaknanda. Lunch en-route on sandy beach. Deoprayag lies 70kms upstream from Rishikesh. This dramatic meeting place of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers is actually the point where the name Alaknanda is first used.
Dinner and overnight in tents.

DAY 04: GORGE CAMP - MARINE DRIVE
This is the toughest section, specially for the paddlers as the water flows calmly and there are few rapids. However, the lack of rapids is more than made up for by the wilderness of the area. The Alaknanda flows through a small gorge where nobody except the rafters can reach. One can see wild animals including elephants. Today you will hit the biggest rapid "THE WALL" and end rafting at Marine drive. Drive back to Shivpuri for dinner and overnight stay.
Dinner and overnight in deluxe tents.

DAY 05: MARINE DRIVE - SHIVPURI
After breakfast raft down to Shivpuri negotiating exciting rapids like The, Cross fire, Black Money, Three blind miles, etc.
Dinner and overnight in deluxe tents.

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DAY 07: SHIVPURI-NIM BEACH - DELHI (250kms / 06-07hrs)
After breakfast raft down to Muni Ki Reti in 2-3 hours negotiating rapids like Golf Course, Roller Coaster, Club House, etc. Float through the scenic and holy town of Rishikesh before finishing at Muni Ki Reti. After lunch drive back to Delhi (250kms / 06-07hrs).


RAFTING ON THE GANGES(Rishikesh)

The Indian sub-continent perhaps had the largest network of rivers in the world. The northern rivers with their origins in the lofty Himalayas provide an exciting adventure for the white water enthusiasts. These rivers race, surge, whirl, froth and crash over and around boulders, as though rushing to get to the freedom of the Great Plains, rejoicing in their escape from captivity of the mountains.

Of all the rivers, Ganga is the most beautiful river. The mighty Ganges originates from Gaumukh in Garhwal region of the Himalayas. It is a superb river for inflatable rafts. Rafting on its water of wisdom is certainly an unusual experience. To ride these rapids and to come to terms with their strength and wildness is to grow in spirit and to nurture the very stuff that dreams are made of.

RAFTING EXPERTISE
We have latest self-bailing rafts with hand picked river guides, fleet of card for pickups and drops and above all a team of young energetic professionals to make your entire stay at our "CAMP" a memorable one. Our river guides are experienced and friendly. The rafting adventure planned in such a manner, which lets you enjoy all the fun and thrills while we attend to all other aspects.

WHAT TO BRING
Sneakers 02 pairs, warm clothes for the camp, light clothes for rafting (preferably T-shirt and shorts", swimsuit, suntan lotion, torch and other personal requisites.

FOOD
No adventure can be complete without great food! Let "HOLIDAY MOODS" arrange a delicious, catered meal to top off your funfilled day. Your meals will be served outdoors on our beach camp. We provide excellent and sumptuous food, cooked fresh along the route, which is also, one of the reasons for the popularity of our tours. Food is cooked fresh in the camp. The days rafting commences after breakfast, lunch is provided enroute and dinner in camp.

CAMP SITE
Equipped with spacious double / single tents, overlooking long clear beaches on Ganga, this is a peaceful venue for rafters. Day treks, Camp Fire, Beach - Ball and Jungle walks are a few among the many special attractions.

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CAMP NIRVAANA

LOCATION:
Our Rafting camp is situated on banks of Ganga River at Byasi, 30Kms from Rishikesh on Badrinath highway in Garhwal Himalayas, Uttranchal.
Byasi a small hamlet characterized by roadside tea shacks and restaurants, which are a common breakfast stopover for piligrim vehicles going to and fro.
100ft before this there is a small Jungle trail on the right descending gradually towards the Ganga River. A 7 to 10 minutes walk transports you through a lush green jungle, hearing chirpy bird songs, to the campsite, which is bang on the beach.
You transcend to an altogether different and exotic environment, a beautiful serene and virgin river beach with clear sands, away from crowd, road and traffic, surrounded by dense green vegetation on one side and spiritual clear waters of Ganga river on the other side. Thus the feeling and hence the Camp is named NIRVAANA.
Apart from White water rafting there is so much to do here. The Camp retreat is a Nature Lovers paradise with options of hiking on forest trails and along the riverbank. For adventure lovers there are natural rock faces excellent for Bouldering, Climbing and Rappelling. Laze around and relax on the sandy beach, soak in Ganga water, form a sand glass, enjoy Beachvolleyball or Kabaddi match, spend evenings singing songs around Campfire sitting beneath star studded sky; it's all there for you.

OUR ECO FRIENDLY CAMP SETUP:
A big private River beach surrounded by Lush green trees and rocks on one side and holy waters of Ganga on the other side, its an excellent beach to pitch in rafts. It's an all tented setup with spacious Cottage shape tents to live in, a separate thatched dining area, a big open parachute tent to relax and a play area with Volley ball net etc. Kitchen is at a little distance. In the evening whole campsite is beautifully lighted by Lanterns preserving an old world charm and to go with the natural surroundings.
There is a separate area with adequate number of dry pit toilet tents and bathing tents. Hot water from Hamams is provided for washing and bathing. Please note that as per Forest department regulations to preserve ecology, no permanent construction is allowed on the Rafting Camp Beaches.

THE GREAT ESCAPE WHITE WATER RAFTING

ITINERARY: 3 Days / 2 Nights

DAY 1 Arrive at our rafting camp at Byasi, north of Rishikesh. After lunch, our expert instructor will have a brief introductory session explaining all about rafting - it's equipment, knowledge, fears, excitement, do's & don'ts etc. We then set out for a hike to explore the jungle area next to our campsite. Return to the beach camp by evening for campfire and dinner. Overnight in tents.
(LUNCH, HIGH TEA, DINNER)

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DAY 2 After beach breakfast, enboat to raft down till Shivpuri. Today we hit the wall, Black Money, Cross fire, and three blind mice rapids. Arrive Shivpuri. Transfer back to the campsite and beach lunch. Post lunch, enjoy adventure activities like rappelling, climbing etc. or beach games like beach volleyball, Kabaddi etc. Have dinner around campfire and overnight in tents.
(BREAKFAST, LUNCH, HIGH TEA, DINNER)

DAY 3 After breakfast, we enboat the campsite to raft down to NIM beach near Rishikesh. Today we hit some of the most exciting rapids on the river e.g. return to sender, roller - coaster, golf course, clubhouse and many others. Enjoy cliff jump and body surfing in Ganga. Arrive NIM beach near Rishikesh, and depart with fond memories.
(BREAKFAST)

COST PER PERSON ON TWIN SHARING BASIS FOR MIN. 02 PAX TRAVELLING TOGETHER
PRICE PER PERSON
RS. 3900.00
+ 4.08 % Government Service Tax on total billing.


PRICE INCLUDES:
" All meals as per itinerary
" All camping and gearing equipment for rafting.
" All accommodation in tent on TWIN sharing
" River rafting for 2 half day.
" All rafting gear and services of experienced river guides.

The above cost does not include:
" Accompanying Guide/Escort.
" Meals not mentioned above.
" Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, drinks, tipping etc.
" Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
" Any increase in the govt. taxes

Important note:
1. Prices are quoted based on tentative itinerary given to you. This is not the final itinerary. Our booking process starts on receiving full payment in advance from you. We try our best to maintain the same itinerary given to you initially. However, it is possible that at the time of booking (and especially during the peak season) the hotel or the room category mentioned by us is full. In that case we will give you an alternate hotel or an alternate room (higher category or lower category). Change in costs, if any, will be intimated to you and balance payable by you or to you will be paid by you or refunded to you as the case may be.
2. Sometimes, we may also have to change the itinerary to accommodate the bookings or for other logistic/operational reasons..
3. Our bookings are subject to the condition that this clause is acceptable to you.

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Tour Cancellation:
All notice of cancellation must be sent to our New Delhi office in writing. Verbal cancellations will not be entertained. There is also no refund for services not utilised. There will be a cancellation fee as under:
30 days prior to Tour departure date: 50 % cancellation.
29 -20 days: 75 % cancellation
19 days and below including no show: 100 % cancellation

EXTRA NOTE:
All schedules and other information are subject to change without notice and to Government approval.






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