Uttarakhand Himalyas offers various activities namely mountaineering, trekking , sking, Rock Climbing and white water rafting in the
Ganges.Uttarakhand Himalayas has various unscaled peaks for mountaineering enthusiasts. It also offers various exciting treks ranging
from 2-3 days to 15 days.
It is very famous for white water rafting in the Ganges for every age group. This is the latest adventure craze.
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White Water Rafting Tour Packages
Usually people visit Rishikesh because it's a famous pilgrimage center of India, but there's more to Rishikesh than
just temples and shrines. Yes, Rishikesh makes quiet a good option for all those adventure lovers who are looking
forward to experience river rafting in the Ganges.
Rafting On Ganges is certainly an unusual experience. And if you want to explore the new areas and have an open mind, you are qualified
to join any of the white water rafting trips that are organized on the Ganges. For longer rafting trips require
previous experience in this adventure sport. There are many sites in Garhwaland Kumaon region of Uttaranchal that
can be tapped as the perfect sites for providing the pleasure of water sports. There are quite a few places,
especially in the Garhwal region, which have a latent potential as tourist recreation centres and some hold
immense potential for professional rafting.
River Rafting Trips
An easy rafting tripcovers about 10-kms of river running. First drive to Brahmpuri, and then take a boat to ride the currents of the
water of the Ganges. Raft down through the heart of Laxman Jhula, and Geet Bhawan to Muni-Ki-Reti and witness the numerous ashrams,
yoga and meditation institutes and bathing Ghats with pilgrims taking a holy dip in the Ganges river water. Rafting certainly presents
a better way to witness Rishikesh - the town of temples, ashrams and the Ghats.
River Rafting In Shivpuri
Situated near Rishikesh is another ideal river rafting site of Shivpuri, where there camping facilities are present
along the Ganges River. The camps are well equipped with two single beds with mattresses, complete bedding, towels, etc.
From the camp base one can opt for half-day rafting trip, for which no previous rafting experience is necessary.
Beside the camping facilities, tourists are also provided with Expert guides and top quality equipment and rafting gear. Shivpuri
presents an ideal way to explore the flora and fauna of the Himalayan region on foot too, taking a hiking tour to the nearby small
villages. As the area is close to Rajaji National Park, one can see a good variety of resident and migratory birds.
Rafting Season in Rishikesh
The suitable period for river running depends on the adequacy of water volume. Thus September-November and March-April-May are most
appropriate. Most of the river established river camps near the on the Ganges above Rishikesh operate from the end of September to
mid-December, and from mid-February until late April. Tour operators even arrange rafting excursions varying in length from one-day
runs to extended camping-rafting expeditions, but advanced booking is required.
Other Activity Options at Rishikesh
Adventure lovers can even indulge in canoeing at Rishikesh. A gentle canoe trip in a lightweight alloy-metal craft is popular
with the adventurers. Hiking and nature holidays are also well accepted by the tourists in Rishikesh and an ideal base for trekking camps. You may choose from the Chandrashila, Devi Darshan,
Kauri and several other treks from Rishikesh.
Trekking in Garhwal
The Garhwal Himalayas are a trekkers delight. The beauty of Garhwal hills is picture-perfect, a fusion of high mountain valleys and lakes, of many streams and among India 's greatest rivers. Comprising the districts of Uttarkashi, Tehri-Garhwal, Pauri-Garhwal, Dehra Dun and Chamoli, the Garhwal hills are a vertible paradise for trekkers.
Trekking in Kumaon
Limitless adventure trekking in Kumaon is waiting just for you! It offers a variety of trekking tour options, some soft, others not so. Pindari is reputed as the best trekking route in Kumaon that can be combined with Corbett National Park and Garhwal Kumaon motor safari. Other popular trekking routes include Kumaon-Garhwal high altitude link and The Gori Glacier. Best time to trek in this region is between May to October. During winters you can also enjoy trekking at lower altitudes.
Some of our Trekking routes in Garhwal and Kumaon region are :
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- Har Ki Dun Trek
- Dodi Tal Trekking
- Hem Kund - Valley Flowers Trek
- Har Ki Dun Valley Trek
- Kedarnath Vasuki Tal Trek
- Nanda Devi Trek
- Roop Kund Trek
Indian Himalayas aren't short of exciting extreme sports regions, and if you lure to ski then visit Auli, the one of most popular ski resorts in India and the hot winter sport destination of the Garhwal hills in Uttaranchal. For those who yearn to learn skiing, no other place matches Auli. At an altitude of 2,500-3,050m above sea level, Auli offers exciting skiing opportunities to both beginners as well as professional skiers.
Winter Sports At Auli
In the summer, Auli is inviting but in the winter it is irresistible with its snowy mountain slopes and skiing facilities. Auli can be reached by road or ropeway from Joshimath. It provides an excellent panoramic view of the giant mountain peaks like Nanda Devi, Kamet and Dunagiri. From January to March, the Auli slopes are usually covered with a thick carpet of snow, about 3m deep. The stretch of 3-kms with a drop in elevation of 500m is considered to be a very good skiing ground by international standard. The background of lofty snow clad mountains heightens the sprit of the skiers.
To attract attention, skiing festivals are also conducted at Auli. These now include the national championships in the months of February and March, organised by the Winter Games Federation Of India. While skiing is the chief attraction at Auli, there are other attraction like cable car rides and rope lifts, or spend the day outdoors building snowmen, or having snowball fights.
Facilities For Skiers
The 500m ski-lift system, the longest cable car in Asia, or the trolley, as it is known locally, connects Joshimath with
Gorson, above Auli. A short distance beyond Gorson lies the hill of Gorson Top, which provides excellent mountain vistas
and is on the 24-km trek to kauri Pass. From Gorson, Auli's only chair lift travels to the base lodge, which is a small
building that marks the starting point of all the ski runs.
An 800m long chair lift connects the lower slopes with upper slopes in Auli, making it easy for skiers to zip up in
moments. Once reaching the ski start point they can ski down rapidly, while other can walk down the snow-paths at
leisure. There are two snow-beaters imported from Germany, for beating the snow for skiing.
The slopes have been dressed and improved making them an ideal for hosting skiing festivals and competitions of national
and international standards. Just the cable car ride is enough to justify a trip to this winter resort, with the
snow-covered valleys below giving beautiful views of the Himalayas on all sides.
On the way to Auli there are various food-outlets private as well as government run restaurants available. Tourists are
advised to bring woollen clothing's, cap, socks, dark glasses, gloves, mufflers, pullovers, wind-proof jacket, gum/snow
boots and a torch light in their travel kit. These accessories are a must for the tourist, keeping in mind the weather
conditions of Auli, where the temperature drops to as low as - 8C in winters, although it is moderately cold in the
GMVN has the entire skiing equipments required for skiing activities, including the most modern alpine skis, Nordic
skis, gloves and goggles. The tourists who are interested in skiing may bring the equipment of their choice with them.
Skiing gear is also available on hire. Medical facilities are available Joshimath, which has well equipped hospitals
and at Auli, where doctors are available 24 hours a day. However, participants are asked to bring their own first aid
kit, which include a balm, footpowder and OTC medicines to take care of headaches, cols and sprains. In Auli, microwave
telephones, wireless sets and walkie-talkies are available as communication.
Skiing Courses At Auli
While experienced skiers are likely to enjoy the slopes of Auli for the excitement it offers of unexplored terrain and
the spectacular beauty of the surrounding Himalayas, for those who want to learn how to ski there are numerous skiing
facilities available at Auli.GMVN conducts a 7-day as well as a 14-day skiing courses in the months of January-March.
The course participants are also provided that basic ski equipment and lift facility, boarding and lodging
available to the skiers are also available at competitive rates. One thing that adventure lovers should keep in
mind is that Auli's season is short starting from January to March, so its better to pre plan your ski trip to this
snow skiing heaven.
Sampoorana yatra is a fully equipped for adventurous activities in the Uttarakhand Region and
offer its clients most competitive price and best logistic support and an experience manpower.