Hurtling down frothy foamy rapids, buffeted by rocks, tugged at by eddies and currents… it does sound like a dream come true for the special breed of human beings known as the rafting enthusiast.

 Fortunately for us, India is teeming with exciting and magical opportunities for this sport. From the holy Ganges to the playful Beas , from the strikingly beautiful Tons to the exotic Lohit and yes the Zanskar, which makes its way through the unbelievable moonscape of Ladakh.

We at Questrails would be happy to take you through the rapids of any of the regular rafting routes. If you have something new and more adventurous in mind, it would make us happier to comply.

Trip Code: QREX 1

The Brahmaputra Expeditions

Season: November - December

Trip Duration : 13 days

Grade: Challenging

Maximum Group Size – 15

Minimum Group Size - 06

This is an exciting journey through one of the mightiest river in the world. Called Tsang Po in Tibet, it cuts across the highest unclimbed mountain in the world (Namche Barwa) into Arunachal where it is called Siang or Upper Brahmaputra.

We will begin with a ferry ride from Dibrugarh to the plains of Pasighat. The expedition will then carry us through remote tribal settlements dotting the densely forested hillsides of Arunachal. We will then undertake the week long rafting trip through one of the most inaccessible landscapes in the world. The Great Brahmaputra is for anyone who is looking for an exhilarating rafting and kayaking experience that is sure to leave you with goose bumps whenever you think about it.

Trip Highlights –

  • Raft down the fourth largest river by discharge in the world (700 thousand cubic feet per second)
  • Negotiate one of the world's best big white water
  • Land rich in culture and indigenous tribes
  • Ferry boat ride up the Brahmaputra River
  • Visit tribal villages

Expeditions Details & Price – On Request

 

Trip Code: QREX2

The Zanskar Expeditions

Season: July - August – September

Fixed Departure – 1 – 10 August (Annual Expeditions)

Grade - Moderate

Duration: 10 days

Maximum Group Size – 15

Minimum Group Size - 06

This is our special annual expedition, usually booked much in advance.

The trip begins with a flight over the Himalayas into the Trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh in the state of Jammu and Kashmir . We spend a few days in Leh town acclimatizing at 11,000 feet above sea level and visiting the ancient monasteries, palaces and villages around Leh. We drive west of Leh past the town of Kargil and travel south into the valley of Zanskar , one of the coldest inhabited places on earth. Starting the trip on the Doda river, we begin our self contained multi-day river adventure down the spectacular and scenic Zanskar river gorge.

The trip takes you down the extremely desolate, remote and sheer Zanskar gorge with walls rising a few thousand feet out of the river bed, culminating on the mighty Indus River, (which incidentally lends India its name) at the historic monastic conclave at Alchi.

Undoubtedly a classic, this journey to the last truly lost horizon of our shrinking planet - Zanskar, the "land of white copper” is a trip of a lifetime.

Trip Highlights

  • Rafting through a gorge
  • Camping on high altitude meadows
  • Mesmerizing landscape
  • Village visits
  • High Passes
  • Drive with Views of the Drang Durung Glacier, Nun Kun peaks and the Suru Valley
  • Ancient monasteries and palaces

Expeditions Details & Price – On Request

 

Trip Code: QREX3

The Alaknanda Expeditions

Season: October - March

Grade –Easy/ Moderate

Duration: 07 days

Maximum Group Size – 15

Minimum Group Size - 06

This completely self contained multi-day rafting trip, where we carry all our supplies with us, start from Rudraprayag, the town at the confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini, two important tributaries of the Ganga . This 128 kms stretch of river, to the holy town of Rishikesh is dotted with dense forests (where the leopard still lurks), mountain villages and isolated temples. Of course, every evening, after a hectic day of paddling through some exciting rapids you will get an opportunity to relax at sandy beach camps which dot the river. Of course a bonfire and evening's entertainment is a must.

Trip Highlights

  • Rafting through thick forest and deep gorges
  • Drive on the Char Dham Yatra Marg ( holiest shrines for the Hindus, Badrinath and Kedarnath)
  • Confluence of Alaknanda & Mandakini
  • Confluence of Alaknanda & Bhagirathi which meet to form Ganga
  • Visit local Garhwali village
  • Fishing on the Beas Ghat

Expeditions Details & Price – On Request

   

Trip Code: QREX4

The Kali - Sarda Expeditions

Season: October - March

Grade – Easy/ Moderate

Duration: 07 days

Maximum Group Size – 15

Minimum Group Size - 06

The Kali River on the international borders of India and the mountain kingdom of Nepal takes you past terraced farms, and Kumauni and Nepali villages. Of course there are numerous fresh water streams, sandy beaches, tropical jungles and riverside plantations to give you visual delight. The main highlight of this journey is that you will be travelling through areas completely inaccessible by road.

Trip Highlights

  • Raft through the international border which the Kali itself
  • Stunning views of the Himalayan Peaks
  • Rafting through thick forest and deep gorges
  • Visit local Kumauni and Nepali village
  • Popular for Mahseer fishing (Anglers delight)
  • Wildlife – Birds – Wild Elephants – Barking Deer - Leopard

Expeditions Details & Price – On Request

 

Trip Code: QREX5

The Kameng Expeditions

Season: November - December

Trip Duration : 13 days

Grade: Moderate

Maximum Group Size – 15

Minimum Group Size - 06

Welcome to India's remote North-eastern Frontier. A land that has remained hidden and inacessible to outsiders for a long time.

The Kameng River (previously named Bhareli River, now called Kameng in Arunachal Pradesh and Jia Bhoreli in Assam) in the eastern Himalayan mountains, originates in Tawang district (Arunachal Pradesh) from the glacial lake below snow capped Gori Chen mountain (6,300 m) on the India-Tibet border and flows through Bhalukpong circle of West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh and Sonitpur District of Assam. It is one of the major tributaries of the Brahmaputra River, joining it at Tezpur.

Kameng has been accessible for river rafting and kayaking only recently and an expedition on this river will take you through lush rainforests that surround some of the finest white water in the country and world. The North Eastern part of India receives a large amount of water and this reflects in the amazing whitewater the rivers offer here. The experience of the good rapids on the river is only surpassed by the verdant beauty that surrounds it. We also get the opportunity to witness the rich tribal culture and interact with the indigenous tribes.
This self contained voyage allows you to take home snapshots and memories of a distant land so special and wild, that you'll be thinking about it long after you have returned to your civilized world routine!

Trip Highlights

  • One of the Best river trips the Indian Himalayas have to offer
  • High quality white water with many tribal settlements
  • Land rich in culture and indigenous tribes
  • Virgin forests, a chance to spot wild elephants, leopards
  • Visit tribal villages
  • Visit to an orchid farm

Expeditions Details & Price – On Request

 
     
     
     
 
 
   
 
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