White water rafting trips come in a number of different guises, and which one you choose largely depends on your experience, fitness and levels of gung-ho.
At one end of the scale are the rapid getaway 1-3 day long adrenaline trips, the supreme example of which are the Ganga and Tons rivers – a roller coaster ride which combines excellent whitewater with camping by the river, with campfire barbecues thrown in.
Then, there are multi-day trips, which combine thrills with access to territory you couldn’t visit in any other way. This is expedition, or wilderness rafting where you don’t see anybody for 3-6 days, with technical rafting of Grade 3 and 4 (on some rivers, the odd Grade 5). The Alaknanda, Bhagirathi, Kali/Sarda, Zanskar and Brahmaputra rivers are such trips.
Speak with your guides, before you go. We have the rating system below for you to go through, so you can choose the trip of your liking.