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Kayaking highlights

  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours in a day
  • Minimum age required: 15 Years
  • Maximum weight allowed: 95 Kg
  • Timing: 8 AM to 4 PM approx.

Kayaking overview

Kayaking is a water sport that requires paddling a kayak across water, similar to canoeing. A kayak resembles a canoe, however unlike a canoe, you sit facing the front of the kayak. Kayaking is enjoyable, especially on the Rishikesh streams where the clear waters and rapids make for a rough and enjoyable experience.

Spend some time paddling a kayak down the Ganges, meandering through some of the more challenging sections of the stream to really appreciate the intensity and rush of the river as it rushes downward. Try kayaking in this stunning city if you're seeking for something to do in Rishikesh.

The ideal season to go river rafting in Rishikesh is from mid-September after the monsoon till early May. The best months for white water rafting are November to March. Rafting on the Ganges is prohibited during the monsoon because the river's level increases and becomes risky.

Ideal season for Kayaking in Rishikesh

The ideal season to go Kayaking in Rishikesh is from mid-September after the monsoon till early May. The best months are November to March. Kayaking on the Ganges is prohibited during the monsoon because the river's level increases and becomes risky.

Kayaking route and grading system

  • From Rishikesh to Kaudiyala, the primary Kayaking stretch of Rishikesh is 36 kilometres long. There are more than thirteen large rapids throughout the course.
  • The entire river has been categorized into four primary grades, which makes it easier to select the level of difficulty. The Roller Coaster (Grade IV), The Cross Fire (Grade III), The Sweet Sixteen (Grade I), The Golf Course (Grade IV), The Marine Drive (Grade II), and Three Blind Mice are the most frequently visited rapids (Grade III).

Starting points for Kayaking in Rishikesh

  • Brahmpuri (Grade I)
  • Shivpuri (Grade I and II)
  • Marine Drive (Grade I, II, and III)
  • Kaudaliya (Grade I, II, III and IV)

Safety guide for Kayaking in Rishikesh

  • It takes a lot of physical strength and agility to handle the problems that kayaking may pose. Depending on their age and physical capabilities, participants in this expedition must select the proper river water grade.
  • Before setting out on this excursion, one has to have a few basic necessities with them in their kayak. The trip may be made safe with the right equipment of high quality, leaving no room for negligence. A proper life jacket, a kayak, a hand paddle, dry bags for personal goods, and a water bottle are some of the essentials that must always be carried.
  • Don't let the Kayak overturn. In order to do so, one must follow the expert’s instructions carefully. It is advisable to hire a professional guide who can steer, train and instruct the adventurers on Kayaking. In case of beginners, they must be accompanied by a guide who knows well about the river rapids and kayaks. These boats are quite different from any canoe or raft and it is not easy to come out of it. Experts provide basic lessons on Kayaking to prevent any revocable accident from happening upon.

Basic course inclusions

  • Travel from the kayaking school to the starting and ending places of the rafting trip.
  • All necessary kayaking gear, including a kayak, spray deck, wet suit, paddle, helmet, and more.
  • certified kayaking instructors' services
  • All necessary assistance with rescue and safety
  • Medical kit

Course levels for Kayaking in Rishikesh

  1. Fundamentals of White Water Kayaking :
    This training is for you if you've never tried whitewater kayaking or are new to the water activity. It serves as a fundamental overview of whitewater kayaking. This race is completed in short, manoeuvrable kayaks on flat water. With the safety and guidance of our kayak experts, this introduction would emphasize on building the fundamental knowledge, tactics, and abilities of Whitewater Kayaking.
    • Time Duration : One Day
    • Level of Difficulty: I
    • What You'll learn: Kayaking skills like carrying a kayak, sitting in a kayak, maintaining balance, and basic strokes.
  2. Introductory Kayaking Course
    You may master kayaking techniques like the wet exit and Eskimo roll as well as other necessary skills during the introductory kayaking training in Rishikesh. Paddlers will learn how to paddle on flat or slowly flowing water after taking this beginner's programme. You might be able to kayak in Grade II and III rapids after completing this training.
    • Time Frame: 2 to 3 Days
    • What you’ll learn : Eskimo roll, wet exit, advanced strokes, and fundamental white water paddling skills are among the things you'll learn.
    • Level of Difficulty: II
  3. Intermediate Kayak Lesson
    One should have some prior experience paddling Class 2 white water. kayaking would be done for around 4-5 hours each day on several rivers. For this course, you should be able to maintain a specific level of paddle fitness or stamina.
    • Time Duration : 5 to 7 days
    • Level of Difficulty : III
  4. Advanced level course
    The goal of the Advanced Kayaking Classes III-IV is to give you the self-assurance to run all types of white water, including huge volume, difficult, and continuous rapids. It is the ideal method to build a strong foundation that will help you develop your technique, give you an understanding of more difficult white water, and provide you a dynamic approach to river running because of the extensive coaching expertise and in-depth knowledge of the surrounding region and rivers.
    • Time Frame: 15 to 28 Days
    • Eligibility Criteria- you should have some experience paddling Class 2 whitewater to be eligible. Every day, you will spend around 4-5 hours kayaking on several rivers. To complete this course, you should have a particular level of paddle fitness or stamina.
    • Level of Difficulty : IV

Fairly Asked Questions

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