Learn to kayak (Adventure)

  • 2017 Trip Dates
    To be determined – please contact us for details! (min 4 people)

  • Cost
    Rs 38000 per person

  • Season
    February-May; September-December

River Kayak Training Trips, Ganga ( three days of river trips )

“The moguls are moving.” That tagline got lots of skiers into river kayaking, and it’s so true — running a river is a lot like skiing except there’s no bad snow days. Come play with us on some easy rivers and see what it’s about River kayaking can be as challenging or mellow as you want to make it because you can choose a section of river that is within your limits. There are numerous rivers for paddlers of all skill levels to learn. Few locations in Uttarakhand are so ideal for year round river kayaking.

In these 3 days we will be travelling around 90 kms of distance. The trip will start from Bhagwan down to Rishikesh. We will hit many small and big rapids from Grade 2 to grade 3 with 1 big grade 4 rapid. This will be a self-contained trip in Ganga.

Day 1

We start our trip in Alaknanda river from Bhagwan and camp above devprayag before the confluence of alaknanda and Bhagirathi. We will get good white water today which will improve your paddling skills like eddy in and eddy out, river ferrys and running class 3 rapids. Overnight stay in camp.

Day 2

Today’s good morning will be with some good grade 3 rapids and we will pass through the small town Devprayag where the river ganga gets its name after the confluence of two rivers alaknanda and Bhagirathi. Now we will be running a high volume river with lots of boils. Improve your balance techniques here and make your roll bomb proof in this section. Camp over night at kaudiyala. Long day of paddling.

Day 3

This will be a long day but good White water today. You will be get the best rapids in ganga starting with Grade 4 “the wall”. There will be plenty of grade 3 rapids like 3 blind mice, roller coaster, golf course and lot more. This will be a great fun. Life time memorable trip for you. We will end our trip at NIM beach before Laxman Jhula with unforgettable memories.

Best wishes Happy Paddling guys. See you in the river.

River Kayak Training Trips, Kali ( 8 days of river trips)


Day 0

Delhi to Kathgodam. Overnight train from Delhi to Kathgodam. (Train travel not included in cost of trip.) Arrive early in the morning.

Day 1

Kathgodam to Pithoragarh. Our drive to Pithoragarh (7 hours) gives you splendid views of the Trisul, Nanda Devi and Panchuli mountain ranges. We drive through the towns and villages of Kumaon that provide a rich cultural background for the trip. Don’t be surprised if you want to stop often to take photographs of the diverse flora and fauna, along with the Himalayas in the background. Overnight at Pithoragarh Hotel.

Day 2

Pithoragarh to Jauljibi to Chaukidari Camp. A short drive from Pithoragarh (2 ½ hours) brings us to the confluence of three rivers: Gori, Ganga, and Kali Rivers at Jauljibi. It is here that we start the expedition. After a comprehensive river safety briefing, as well as basic rafting instructions, you are ready to experience the thrill of grade 3 rapids. The sights and sounds of the many villages we cross add to the special experience of being on the river. We pitch camp late afternoon, followed by dinner around the campfire. Overnight at camp.

Day 3

Chaukidari Camp to Waterfall Camp. Our second day on the Kali begins with a grade 2 rapid. Enjoy the white water as we raft through the ‘Squeeze’ at Juhlaghat. The river banks sport stalactite and stalagmite formations, reminding us of what we learnt in school. In the afternoon, we pitch camp by a waterfall and we can either choose to hike up to it or laze around the campfire, eat dinner and hit the sleeping bag. Camp overnight.

Day 4

Waterfall Camp to Nidal Camp. Get ready for some more action on grade 2-3 rapids to reach Pancheshwar, the confluence of Kali and Saryu Rivers. Don’t forget your poles, this is a great spot for fishing. Camp overnight.

Day 5

Nidal Camp to Rupali Gad Camp. Expect loads of thrills today as we move from Pancheshwar towards Rupali Gad and encounter grade 3 rapids as the river picks up volume. The untouched beauty is breathtaking and has us all wishing for the day not to end. Camp overnight.

Day 6

Rupali Gad Camp to Pari Gaon Camp. The river’s run from Rupali Gad to Pari Gaon takes us through the Kali’s biggest rapid, the ‘Chuka’, a grade 4+ rapid. As the rapid has several channels we will scout around before running it. We will then enjoy a few more grade 3 rapids before we reach camp across the river from Pari Gaon. There will be plenty to discuss and remember about the day when we sit around the campfire and savor a hot, delicious meal. Camp overnight.

Day 7

Pari Gaon to Boom to Kathgodam. On the last day on the river we start from Pari Gaon to reach the take out at Boom. There is a distinct shift in the surrounding vegetation as we enter the Terai region. You may find wild elephants sharing the river with you! After lunch load up and drive to Kathgodam. Board the night train out of Kathgodam to Delhi. (Train travel not included in cost of trip.)

Day 8

Kathgodam to Delhi. This is the end of the journey folks; you’re back in Delhi, bright and early.

The above is a suggested itinerary. You can tailor-make the itinerary to suit your interests and time in hand. Other options include ‘The Saryu Smash’, which is a shorter trip possible during high flows (mid September and October). Or kayakers might enjoy the top section, Dharchula to Jaulijibi. Contact us for more details.**

  • Day 0: Delhi – Kathgodam.
  • Day 1: Kathgodam – Pithoragarh.
  • Day 2: Pithoragarh – Jauljibi – Chaukidari Camp.
  • Day 3: Chaukidari Camp – Waterfall Camp.
  • Day 4: Waterfall Camp – Nidal Camp.
  • Day 5: Nidal Camp – Rupali Gad Camp.
  • Day 6: Rupali Gad Camp – Pari Gaon Camp.
  • Day 7: Pari Gaon – Boom – Kathgodam.
  • Day 8: Kathgodam – Delhi.