sport of white water river rafting calls for
a triumph over the swift swirling river as
it gushes past spectacular mountains. It is
practiced mainly in the upper reaches where
the water is wild and white as it froths and
foams, crashing against narrow gorges, rocky
outcrops and falls at deep gradients.
Sandy beaches line the river at intervals,
allowing river rafters to pull up alongside.
The slopes on either side are covered with
oak, pine spruce and fir, with the
occasional village and its terraced fields
dotting the landscape. Wild-Life can be
sighted at a distance, especially spotted
deer, monkeys, leopard, while multi-hued
butterflies flit among flowering bushes.
Spiritual retreats and ashrams overlook the
river and add to the spiritual experience.
Suitable and best season for rafting is
September to June.
Equipments & Safety
The equipment for white water river rafting
is an oar frame raft which usually
accommodates a maximum of eight persons. It
is navigated by an experienced guide using
two large oars. Sometimes all persons on
board use paddle for greater power to match
the river. However keen coordination is
necessary and it is important not to fight
the current if adrift.
Minimum age for participation is 14 years,
younger children are allowed on certain
sections of the rivers with safety being the
All members get full safety gear - U.S. cost
guard approved life-jackets, helmets, water
proof dry bags & camping gear. Complete
safety briefing to all the members at the
start of the trip. All trips can be made by
beginners unless otherwise indicated.