This is a self supported white water expedition, which starts from the Pancheshwar, where Saryu and Kali rivers confluence to form Sharda river. The expedition finishes at Boom ( Tanakpur ). The trip will take you, past Nepali villages, fresh water streams, sandy beaches, thick tropical jungles and exciting white water.
The river, continues down as a natural border between India and Nepal and flows through some of the scenic valleys in Uttarakhand. Pancheshwar is famous for its fishing spots. Starting from Pancheswar, the river pace increases, and there is some very good white water which awaits. There are a number of class II and class III rapids, and one class IV rapid called 'Chuka'.
The expedition schedule requires 03 clear days on the river, and 1 day for transit.
Day 00 Board overnight train Ranikhet Express, from Delhi - Kathgodam leaving at 2245 hrs.
Arrival at Kathgodam, early morning, driver to Pancheshwar ( 08 hrs ). Pancheshwar is a well known spot for fishing. We will set camp at the confluence of Saryu and Kali rivers. Expected arrival at camp would be in late afternoon, and camp would be already setup by our staff, who would have reached one day in advance. The participants and the river staff introduce themselves, and enjoy a merry evening around a bonfire.
All gear is waterproofed by dry bags, and secured on the cargo raft. After a detailed safety briefing, the expedition team would depart on the journey. We will run a lot of grade II rapids and several grade III rapids. This is an ideal section to give exposure to participants who might be rafting for the first time. After a classic outdoor lunch, we would raft further, and camp by late afternoon on beautiful beach. Evening would be spent in setting up the camp, and organizing of various activities for a fun filled comfortable evening. Lively bonfire and chit chat will give way to a hearty dinner and a good night sleep.
An early start after breakfast. Very scenic villages and forests would mesmerize the participants, as we paddle through quite and serene atmosphere, the silence being broken only by the sound of the river, where it rages into rapids. We will scout a big class IV rapid called 'Chuka' before running it. After chuka we will have lunch, and thereafter a further rafting section of about 2 hours, to camp on some untouched beautiful section of soft white sandy beach.
This is the last day on the river, and it will offer a lot of smaller rapids with occasional eye openers. The last bit is a beautiful float section with some exciting rapids which will keep the river runners on a high. We will pull out at Boom, which is near Tanakpur. A short drive to Kathgodam to catch the overnight train to Delhi.
Overnight Ranikhet Express to Delhi leaving at 2045hrs. Arrive next morning at 0445 am.
* Costing will exclude train fares.
* Grade III kayaking participants, can be provided with kayaks at an additional expense of INR 2000.
* Minimum age 18 years, Maminum age 45 years
* Camp rules and decorum needs to be followed strictly.
* Outdoors and camping involves mild roughing it out. Please don't expect luxuries.
* Toilets are tented dry-pit based, and adhere to forest guidelines.
* Cost does not include any alcoholic drinks.
* Self bailing rafts will be provided to participants with maximum 7 participants per raft.
* For safety, expert and qualified rescue kayakers will escort the entire trip.