The Ganga, Uttrakhand
The River Ganges Source to Sea Expedition will appeal to those who want to experience a unique immersion in India. Unlike our other 1000 Mile expeditions this journey will focus more on the cultural experience of India seen from a unique perspective. However, it does involve trekking, white water rafting, lots of boats of various sizes and potentially a wider range of transport so a reasonable fitness level will be needed and a travellers attitude will certainly be required!
The Ganges River, also called Ganga, is a river located in northern India that flows toward the border with Bangladesh . It is the longest river in India and flows for around 1,569 miles (2,525 km) from the Himalayan Mountains to the Bay of Bengal. The river has the second greatest water discharge in the world and its basin is the most heavily populated in the world with over 400 million people living in the basin.
Rishikesh – bhagwan - Beasghat
A rusty drive (90 kms) from Rishikesh to Bagwan in the morning. The expedition takes a start after a comprehensive safty briefing and packing bags on the Raft. U will be introduced to rapid's such as 'bhagwan's pillow', The deadly duos' & more at first as we reach Devprayag. The river section is calm & mild till the campsite with rapids where you can body surf, swim & relax and spot wildlife.
Beasghat – Kaudiyala
A easy day at river with small Rapids, Relax on the raft soak in the sun & body surf, bird watch and a a lot of photography. We run today about 35 kms to kaudiyala, where we set up camps for the night at a beach on ganges.
kaudiyala – Rishikesh
Yes!! You have heard of glories, seen it in movies, and talked about it.. its time to experience one.
Raft down, Adrenaline pumping rapids like " Denial dip", " The wall", "Three blind mice", "Crossfire", "Body surfing", "Return to sender", "Roller Coaster", "Golf course" and many smaller ones too. We stop at shivpuri halfway for lunch and then continue to hit the big rapids on Ganges.