Bhagirathi Blast


This is possibly the best weekend getaway north of the Indian capital. Three days on non stop action, begins with an initiation run down the Ganga, and our guided preparing you for the big plunge down the Bhagirathi. The next day we drive out early up the valley of the Ganga, past the confluence at Devprayag, where the Bhagirathi meets the Alaknanda to make India’s holiest river. What follows is 3 hrs of non-stop action as we descend the Bhagirathi, including running the “Chute” rapid and the mammoth rapids at the Confluence.

A calm float brings us to Beas Ghat, where we set up camp for the night. We can arrange for fishing permits on the Ganga should you so desire. We camp by the river and have a well-cooked meal laid out by our support crew. The weekend culminates with a float down the valley and run the big Ganga river rapids, the “Daniel’s Dip” and the “Wall”. Float into Camp for lunch, and depart for Delhi.

Day 1:
Arrive at Camp Silver Sands for lunch. Check into tents, camp briefing etc. After lunch, raft a 10 km initiation section from Camp till Shivpuri. Raft down rapids like “Three Blind Mice”, “Crossfire”, and “Bodysurfing”. Lots of paddling, practising commands Drive back to Camp for hot tea/coffee. Campfire dinner and overnight Camp.

Day 2:
After an early breakfast, drive 2.5 hrs to Paindas, and put-in below the dam. Here onwards, we begin a one of the classic river trips in the Himalaya, the quintessential Bhagirathi and its finest section, untamed by the Tehri and Paindas dams upstream. Expect high flows due to dam release. Raft the Bhagirathi gorge and run the 3-hour Class 4 section rapids like the ” Elephant Rapid”, “Chute Rapid” and the continuous rapid at the “Confluence” before we meet the Alaknanda river. We are now on the Ganga, and float 90 mins to Beas Ghat, northern India’s famous angling spot for the Golden Mahseer. Set up Camp on a large beach. Campfire dinner and overnight Camp.

Day 3:
Tea served by 7:00 am. After breakfast at 8:30am, raft 4 hours out of the secluded Upper Ganga gorge. Raft down “Daniel’s Dip” and the biggest rapid on the Ganga, the “Wall”. Lots of bodysurfing and float into Camp Silver Sands for hot lunch.
Depart for Delhi.

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Trip Details

Duration: 3 Days
Location: Uttarakhand
Grading: Demanding
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