Learn to kayak (Beginners)


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

  • Cost
    Rs 38000 per person

  • Season
    February-May; September-December

Rewild India have a great range of beginner Kayak courses. We use several locations around the Shivalik range of Uttarakhand Himalayan Rivers. Our Kayak beginner courses are designed to give you the best possible environment to learn kayaking sports. Join us to develop the basics or move forward with your personal action plan. Join the fastest growing Kayaking community with Rewild India and see the river with fish eye angle.

During your beginners kayaking course Your coach will action plan your time, ensuring you exceed your expectations and maximize your progression in kayaks. Our staff are fully trained and experienced in ‘Advanced Coaching’ techniques. We work to your strengths, helping you to develop strategies for improving your Kayak skills, long after or in-between your coaching sessions.

Before heading down a river, beginning white water kayakers need to begin learning the fundamentals of river kayak boat handling, edging, rolling and safety. The first session is best done on flat water; the second day you’ll begin applying your boat handling and paddling skills on some easy moving water at a location that is chosen to build your confidence not your fear. Learning to paddle a river kayak without developing bad habits or taking unnecessary risks is what this course is all about. Whether you’ve never been in a kayak before or you feel the need to start over — this beginning river kayaking course gives you the best possible start. Rolling is not a prerequisite to take this course.

Course Contents (3-5 Days)

Requirements and Eligibility

  • Must be above the age of 12
  • Must not suffer from any medical or physical condition that prohibits the participant from partaking in strenuous physical exercise
  • Ability to swim with the use of a PFD (Personal Flotation Device/Life Jackets)
  • This is not a luxury trip; days would be tiring and intensive.
  • Weather disruptions may at times result in discomfort or unplanned adjustments. So be Prepared mentally.

Trip Summary

Day 01: Introduction to the gear and the basic paddling strokes.
Day 02: Learn ferry skills and assisted eskimo rescue.
Day 03: River run to experience all the skills in easy whitewater section.
Day 04: River run in class II kind of rapids and eskimo roll practice.
Day 05: River run in class II kind of rapids and eskimo roll practice.