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Alaknanda River Expedition 6D/5N

Uttarakhand, Haridwar
INR 32,000.00
Holiday Overview

Experience a multi-day river adventure down the Alaknanda river. The trip starts from our base on the Ganges river near the pilgrim town of Rishikesh, and launches from the town of Chamoli river to end at Rudraprayag, descending 70 kms of a classic river run negotiating over 85 Class 3+/4 rapids. A scenic drive of (6hrs) hours takes us past the town of Devprayag, Rudraprayag and Nandprayag, situated on holy confluences which later form India's holiest river, the Ganga. We reach Kaldubagarh, situated above the Alaknanda, on the road to India's holiest shrines for the Hindus, Badrinath. Enroute, we pass Rudraprayag, best known for the infamous man-eating leopard shot down by Jim Corbett in 1932 in its forests. One of the most exciting the river runs in this part of the Himalaya, we take you through thick forests and deep gorges and cascading whitewater, Foaming rapids, sandy beaches and starry nights make this a truly memorable rafting experience.

Holiday Highlights
  • Enjoy Rafting in the the Alaknanda River
Getting There
By Air

Delhi is well connected with domestic and international flights, to all the major cities within and outside India. Almost all the major airlines have their flights operating from Indira Gandhi International Airport at New Delhi.

By Rail

The railway network connects Delhi to the all major and nearly, all the minor destinations in India. The three important railway stations of Delhi are New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station.

By Road

Delhi is well connected by a network of roads and national highways, with all the major cities in India. The three major bus stands in Delhi are Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) at Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale-Khan Bus Terminus and Anand Vihar Bus Terminus. Both the government and private transport providers provide frequent bus services. One can also get government as well as private taxis here.

Day 1
Arrival at New Delhi

Morning board a Shatabdi Express from Delhi leaving at 6:55 am. Reach Hardwar at 11:30 am and transfer to your Camp. Check into your Camp which is located on a large sandy beach on the banks of the Ganga river - briefing on Camp, its activities and the trip to follow. Short run till Shivpuri to get familiarised with paddling commands and safety techniques, negotiating a few rapids, like ""Three Blind Mice"", ""Crossfire"", and the ""Body Surfing rapid"". Return to Camp for hot tea / coffee and snacks. Campffire barbecue dinner and overnight Camp.

Meals - Snacks & Dinner
Day 2
Enjoy Rafting

Early morning drive to ldubagarh (6 hrs), the put in point. Enroute we stop at Devprayag, to see the confluence of the two rivers (the Alaknanda and the Bhagirathi) which meet to form the Ganga. Check into Camp upon arrival, and get personal kit ready. Overnight stay at Kaldubagarh.

Meals - Breakfast
Day 3
Enjoy River Rafting

An early start today, we drive an hour to amoli and begin our river trip after a comprehensive safety check. We raft 30 kms with nearly 40 rapids today, including a possible portage at Hillary Fall. This is the spot where Edmund Hillary""s famous Ocean to Sky expedition ended, being unable to travel up this rapid. Lots of paddling, lots of scouts, this is the quintessential river day. We float into familiar Kaldubagarh for the night. Overnight Camp.

Meals - Breakfast
Day 4
Enjoy River Rafting at Idubagarh to Gauchar

Morning after breakfast we raft from ldubagarh to Gauchar, rafting down a series of nearly 20 Class 3+ rapids over a 4 hour day. Camp near Gauchar, 7 kms upstream of the confluence of the Alaknanda with the Pindar at Karnprayag.

Meals - Breakfast
Day 5
Enjoy Rafting

Today morning post breakfast, start your rafting till below draprayag in a 5 hour day covering 30 kms of Class 3+/4 rapids, including a portage at Kakar Fall. Drive back to your camp.

Meals - Dinner
Day 6
Departure to Delhi

Morning post breakfast relax at your camp. After lunch transfer to Haridwar to board the evening Shatabdi Express. Arrive Delhi by 10:30pm. Your trip ends with amazing memories.

Meals - Breakfast & Lunch
Tour Validity Valid From Valid Upto
Validity 01/06/2017 31/12/2018
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Accommodation Options
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Whats Included
  • Assistance on arrival at airport
  • Accommodation in well appointed rooms
  • Welcome drink on arrival at Hotel
  • Meals inclusive of Daily Breakfast & Dinner
  • All transportation by Indigo/similar car for 02 -03 Pax & Xylo/Innova/similar for 04-06 Pax
  • All Sightseeing & Transportation as per the Itinerary, inclusive of all toll, taxes and driver allowances
Whats Excluded
  • Air fare / train fare.
  • Guide, camera charges & Monuments Entrance fees during sightseeing.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as meals, tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor, Insurance etc.
  • Supplement will be applicable for Single occupancy.
  • Any other item not specified in the Package Inclusions.
  • Govt. Service tax @ 9% will be applicable on the total bill.
Cancellation Policy
  • If cancellation takes place more than 45 days prior to departure, your full deposit will be returned except a processing charge of Rs. 5000 or US$ 120; (60 days for Brahmaputra trip)
  • If cancellation takes place between 45 and 30 days priorto departure, 50% of the tour price will be forfeited (between 60 and 30 days for Brahmaputra trip); and
  • If cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to departure, 100% of the tour price will be forfeited
Terms and Conditions
  • Packages are valid upto 31st Dec 2018 ** (Except Long Weekend) **
  • Govt. Service tax @ 9% will be applicable on the total bill.
  • Vehicle and Transportation will be as per itinerary only and not at disposal.
  • Refund on cancellation depends upon the above cancellation policy.
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  • Supplementary charges will apply for booking falling during Long weekends, Public Holidays and Festival time such as Diwali, Christmas & New Year period.
  • As per Govt. norm Guests are required to present your photo ID Proof such as PAN Card, Passport, Voter ID or Driving License at the time of Check in at the hotel.
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Kindly Note

  • Change in the date of departure or conclusion of the tour, or it is possible that a route change, postponement or delay (either in relation to departure or to the duration of the expedition) may become necessary due to inclement weather, snow and ice conditions, political restrictions or any other cause.
  • In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to refund of the tour price (in whole or in part) or other compensation for any injury, loss or damage.
Areas Covered

Alaknanda - The Alaknanda is a Himalayan river in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and one of the two headstreams of the Ganga, the major river of Northern India and the holy river of Hinduism.The Alaknanda is considered to rise at the confluence and foot of the Satopanth and Bhagirath Kharak glaciers in Uttarakhand, though the Saraswati River tributary flowing from Mana Pass is longer; the two meet at Mana, India, 21 km from Tibet. Three km below Mana the Alaknanda flows past the Hindu pilgrimage centre of Badrinath. It meets the Bhagirathi River at Devprayag after flowing for approximately 190 km (118.1 mi) through the Alaknanda valley. Its main tributaries are the Mandakini, Nandakini, and Pindar rivers. The Alaknanda system drains parts of Chamoli, Tehri, and Pauri districts.

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