Rafting Expedition in India - Tons River Expedition
Region: Garhwal Himalayas
Duration: 06 Night 07 Days
Best time: February to June and September to December
TONS, Uttarakhand - On the Horns of the Tons Garhwal, the part of Uttarakhand that borders Himachal Pradesh is the home of the river Tons. Rising from the Bandarpunchh Mountain range at 20,720 ft., the river is the biggest Yamuna tributary and is believed to have more water than the Yamuna itself. The Tons river expedition provides you the thrill of running a river that have grade 3-4 and even some grade 5 rapids. It is considered to be one of the most challenging white-water rivers to run in the country and has a lot of adventure to offer.
The Tons valley is a remote area and has a culture unlike any other in the region. The villagers in the Tons valley are believed to be descendents of the Pandavas and Kauravas from the epic Mahabharata. It also has some uncommon traditions such as that of polygamy.
The Tons offers one of the most technical river expeditions in India and has plenty of rapids spaced together with flat water. You will spend the day on some of the most exciting white-water, with rapids such as 'On the Horns of the Tons', 'Tons Squeeze', 'Confluence', 'Tuni Bazaar' with late afternoons and nights spent relaxing and enjoying the riverside camp. The last stretch of rafting and kayaking will take us through the gorge and bring us to the 'Major Surprise', the biggest rapid on this trip. Our river expedition ends at Minus. This river expedition brings one closer to nature as well as gives you an opportunity to discover a new side to yourself.
Tons River Expedition Itinerary
Day 01: Dehradun - Mori
From Dehradun we drive to Mori overlooking the Tons valley. The drive gives you a good of the river ands let you mentally prepare. Evening arrival and set the camp for night stay.
Day 02: Mori - Khunigad
After the usual instructions and briefing we will begin rafting expedition till Khunigad and around. Dinner and night halt at the camps with usual evening snacks, tea etc.
Day 03: Khunigad - Tuni
Challenging day at the river with some tough rapids to handle. Dinner and night halt at the camps with usual evening snacks, tea etc.
Day 04: Tuni Camp - Rest
Rafting trips optional today.
Days 05 and 06: Tuni - Atal Camp
Tons is fed by some more rivers making it a wider river. The river flow remains fast always. You will encounter some more rapids including the 'Major Surprise' that you will face in these couple of days. This will be your peak of rafting expeditions you have ever done.
Day 07: Atal Camp - Minus (Departure to Dehradun)
Complete your expedition from Atal to Minus. Your rafting trip ends here. From here we drive to Dehradun and retire to a guesthouse. Tour end
Expedition Related Info
What does the package include?
All rafting gear like rafts, life jackets, helmets, paddling jackets, safety kayaks, dry bags, Camping gear including tents, sleeping bags and first aid.
River guide and support crew for camp.
All Indian meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Morning evening tea or coffee.
Permits and fees.
What is excluded?
Anything not mentioned in the above schedule/program.
What should I bring with me?
Comfortable clothes, preferably wet suit
Waterproof sandals or floaters
Personal outdoor gears
Winter clothing between Oct to March