Aquaterra Adventures operates river and mountain trips throughout the Indian Himalaya – from the Zanskar and Indus rivers in Ladakh to the Brahmaputra and Lohit rivers in Arunachal Pradesh. This vast span of river repertoire is made possible by a “hands on” operation and a backbone of the country’s most experienced river and mountain guides and state of the art equipment. We have organised several trips for kayakers who want all logistics sorted out, sometimes even provided raft support on longer sections.
Rafts and accessories used for river rafting are imported and are made of tear-resistant nylon based hypalon. Wearing helmets with chin straps fastened and life-jacket is mandatory which keep the person’s head above water in the not-so-common event of MOB (Man-Over-Board). Water-proof bags are kept aboard the raft for keeping cameras on the trip and on longer self-contained, multi-day expeditions, bigger water-proof bags are carried to keep all baggage on the raft completely dry. Every raft also carries rescue bags and flip lines to counter any emergency. We use self-bailing `Hyside’ rafts and accessories from Northwest River Supplies (NRS), Idaho, U.S.A for our rafting trips. Every raft trip/expedition carries a repair kit and a first-aid kit in order to make the run completely self contained. A safety briefing is given to everyone before the river run commences which outlines everything from the nature of the river and what to expect, to paddling commands and safety procedures to remember while in white-water. If possible, an easy section is rafted on the first day to orient everyone with rafting.