07 nights / 08 days
Destination Covered :
Delhi - Rishikesh - Rudraprayag - Devprayag -
Kaudiyala - Shivpuri - Rishikesh - Delhi
Alaknanda River Expedition takes you close to the Himalayas. The expedition
begins at Rudraprayag and sails to Rishikesh. The adventure down the
Alaknanda and Ganges is a expedition of lifetime and graded as IV.
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
On arrival at the airport you will be met by the Indian Horizons
representative and transfered to the hotel. Overnight in Delhi Day
02 : Delhi - Rishikesh - Shivpuri
Morning after breakfast drive to Rishikesh and check into the camps at
Shivpuri located on a large sandy beach on the banks of river Ganges.
Afternoon a briefing at the camp of the activities and the trip to follow.
Evening campfire would be organized. Overnight at Shivpuri
Day 03 : Shivpuri - Rudraprayag
Early morning you have the option to hike or take kayak lessons. After
lunch proceed to Rudraprayag, enroute stop at Devprayag to see the
confluence of the Alaknanda and the Bhagirathi which meet to form the Ganga.
Overnight in the hotel.
Day 04 : Rudraprayag - Maletha Beach
Morning after breakfast get yourself ready to begin the expedition. A
detailed safety briefing follows with instructions on paddling commands,
rapids to be encountered etc. Expedition begins with a big Grade IV rapid, "The
Holy Hole", at the confluence with the Mandakini. Rapids keep coming in
Soak in the sun, river and scenery, staying alert to help negotiate rapids.
Lunch at a waterfall and continue to make camp for the night after Srinagar.
Long day on the river, covering about 36 river kms till Maletha beach.
Campfire dinner and overnight at Maletha Beach
Day 05 : Maletha Beach - Beas Ghat
Morning after breakfast raft down to Devprayag the confluence of the
Alaknanda & Bhagirathi rivers. Camp at Beas Ghat, a famous fishing spot
for the Mahseer also called the Ganga Gold. Overnight at Beas Ghat
Day 06 : Beas Ghat - Kaudiyala
day begins with few rapids. A day for swimming, body surfing, relaxing and
spotting wildlife. Make 30 kms to reach camp below Kaudiyala, after running
a couple of Grade IV rapids, "Daniel's Dip" and "The Wall".
Overnight at camp below Kaudiyala
Day 07 : Kaudiyala - Shivpuri
Day begins with negotiating a few small rapids, followed by "Three
Blind Mice", "Crossfire", and the "Body Surfing rapid".
Cover 15 kms to reach Shivpuri and drive back to Silver Sands for the last
night on river.
Day 08 : Shivpuri - Rishikesh - Delhi
Drive down to Shivpuri after breakfast to begin the final day's run with
big rapids, the "Roller Coaster" and "Golf Course" to
make it an exciting end to a grand adventure. The trip ends near
Rishikesh-lunch and depart for Delhi.