Great Granite Boulder Garden Rapids in Incredible India

River running at it’s best; continuous white water, impressive granite gorges in the foothills of the world’s highest mountains.

The British obsession with the sub continent is something that is difficult to explain, no matter where you are from; perhaps it is best experienced for yourself. The Himalayas have so much white water to offer it’s a job to know where to start. Uttarakhand Pradesh, 200km north of New Delhi, is an ideal place to begin.

In early season, tributaries of the Holy Ganges River flow through polish granite canyons and offer days and days of quality world-class white water at every turn. Just take a look at some of the photos from Gene17 scouting missions in the last couple of years.

Trip Programme

Overview & Summary
Adventure Photos
Adventure Itinerary
Group Composition
Experience Required
What the Price Does/Does not Include
Deposit Payment
Booking Info

Adventure Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive at Delhi airport and travel onward to Rishikesh staying at a riverside rafting base on the Ganges.
Day 2 After meeting our drivers for the trip we’ll head to the top Pindar River.
Day 3-5 Shake down on the continuous class III+/IV rapids of the Pindar, leaving the river each evening to stay in the local tea houses in the stunning alpine valleys.
Day 6/7 Step it up on the Mandakini River
Day 8 Rest day to travel over to the Tons and Yauma Rivers
Day 9/10 Yauma River
Day 11/12 Tons River
Day 13 Travel back to Rishikesh staying at the riverside camps.
Day 14 Big water boating on the classic stretch of the Ganges and then onto the overnight train to Delhi
Day 15 Arrive back in Delhi where you can extend your trip or catch a flight home.
Of course, this schedule’s only a guideline: we’ll chop and change depending on how you’re getting on, what the levels are like and what everyone wants to do

Group Composition

The trip will be led by an experienced Gene17kayaking appointed trip leader. In selecting suitable leaders, we not only look to ensure that they have the relevant qualifications but we also ensure that they have an excellent track record of white water paddling from around the world. Whilst qualifications and experience are essential requirements, we also make sure that our leaders have the right temperament to lead a trip group comprised of individuals who have a range of previous experience and expectations. The leader is a vital contributor to the enjoyment and well-being of the trip members and he or she will be there to deal with any unexpected problems. To that end, we aim to provide a leader who will make the trip both successful and enjoyable throughout.

Our leaders hold current wilderness first aid certificates and have experience of dealing with remote river related medical conditions.

We will take a maximum of 6 paddlers on each trip, although the number may well be less than this. With every 3 paddlers we have on the trip, we’ll have a highly experienced Gene17kayaking Teacher/Guide.

Experience Required

India – Rishikesh Road Trip takes place on Class III+/IV whitewater.
The India – Rishikesh Road Trip is suitable for experienced paddlers who are able to paddle for 3 – 4 hours in a day on Class III+ and IV with a sense of adventure. We’ll be paddling this grade for 4-6 hours each day and the water will get progressively more challenging as the trip goes on. You should have experience on continuous white water so things like the Guil in the French Alps, Alpin Sprint in Piemonte, Italy or Otona stretch on the Soča, Slovenia.

Generally the rivers are accessible with far road access, but there may be some exposed terrain. This trip begins on an easier section of whitewater, but will soon reflect conditions expected at the grade. Participants should therefore expect to be in a river environment during normal runoff for sometimes extended periods of time.

This is adventure paddling in the truest sense of the word!

You are welcome to Contact Us, if you would like to discuss the trip in more detail.

What the Price Does/Does not Include

TRIP COST: 1800€

What the price does include

  • Guiding and Instruction
  • Full accommodation including all meals
  • Airport & River shuttles*
  • * The India – Rishikesh Road Trip Picks up from Delhi Airport before noon local time on the Day of Arrival, and Drops off also by noon on the Day of Departure. Please bring overnight bag for the first day of travel with your hand luggage

    Accommodation & Catering
    You’ll be staying at hotels, riverside camps in shared accommodation, bed linen provided at hotels, however sleeping bag & sleeping mat is needed for the camping. We’ll provide a continental breakfast, a light lunch and an evening dinner either at a local restaurant or home-cooked by one of our guides.

    The Personal Paddling Equipment you should bring:

  • A good semi-drytop or drytop or drysuit
  • Your paddle
  • Whitewater PFD, spray deck and good helmet
  • Solid footwear for bank support – no sandals
  • Rescue gear, including a throwbag, knife, sling and karabiner
  • What the price does not include

  • Whitewater kayak
  • paddle
  • Visa fees
  • Flight
  • Bar bills
  • Travel & Boat insurance
  • Dinner on the final night
  • Tips

  • Deposit Payment

    Boulder Garden fun in India
    Rishikesh, India – Road Trip 1800€



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