Rafting in Eastern Himalaya
White water rafting was introduced in Darjeeling hills in the year 1991. Since then the sport has come a long way and has gained tremendous popularity.
As a result, several private organisations have set up rafting facilities. On an international scale the icy cold waters of the rugged Tista is graded at IV. With a series of rapids with varying intensity and character, Tista extends a challenging invitation to the enthusiasts.
The turbulent waters of the Teesta with its multidimensional rapids provide rafters with a variation meant for professionals. But there are several straights which can be enjoyed by the greenhorn. The spectacular scenery confronting a rafter while one snakes down the mountain rivers make this experience a must for all lovers of adventure.
Safety is the key to the success of an adventure endeavor and the services extended by our well trained staff assures you this. Moreover, the rafting equipment used is of the highest quality available in the world. The extremely high standard infrastructure is supplemented by mouthwatering cuisine of the hills served with a smile.
Rules to note before rafting
- All guests are required to sign 'assumption of Risk and Release' bond before undertaking the trip.
- All foreign guests are to carry passport at the time of going for a rafting trip.
- Persons suffering from weak heart conditions, epilepsy, expecting mothers and those with serious ailments are not permitted to go rafting.
- Alcohol is not permitted at least six hours prior to the river trip.
- Non-swimmers are welcome to rafting but may be restricted to certain sections of the river, on the advice of the River Guide/ Trip Leader