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River Rafting in Himachal Pradesh

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River Rafting

River rafting is available on the river Satluj at Tattapani near Shimla, on the river Beas near Kullu, the river Ravi near Chamba and the river Chandra near Lahaul. Non swimmers and novices can also experience this on some of the gentler rapids. The sport takes a break during the winter months and in portions of monsoons.

While rafting the following items apparel are suggested to be carried along

  • pants, socks
  • bathing suit/trunks
  • outdoor/sports shoes
  • cap/hat
  • sunglasses
  • rubber slippers
  • camera
  • warm clothing
  • prescription medicines

For rafting,  shorts a tee shirt and floaters are the best. No jeans please.

As other places in the world where river rafting is offered, the state's rapids have been categorised as follows:-

Category 1 - Easy moving water, small waves, no obstacles
Category 2 - Moderate difficulty, with clear passage.
Category 3 - Difficult, high irregular waves, narrow clear passage, requires precise manoeuvring
Category 4 - Very difficult, long rapid, powerful irregular waves and hydraulics require precise manoeuvring
Category 5 - Extremely difficult long violent, and highly congested rapid for team of experts only
Category 6 - Unrunnable.




 
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Himachal Pradesh
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Capital city - Shimla
Ideal time to Visit - March to June.
Spring (May/June)- You would get lots of snow but roads are at worst, lots and lots of tourists and obviously a costly trip with escalated price.
Monsoon (July/Aug) - Ladakh/Lahaul/Spiti is historically there is no rain but traffic is high.
Autumn (Sep/Oct) - Roads are at the best but almost no snow enroute. Weatherwise I like this season personally the most, the weather after monsoon recedes remain crystal clear with least haze/dust/mist and gives excellent visibility for watching peaks.
Winter (Nov-April) - At your own risk without any tourists, excellent bargain and budget trip is likely. Also for special interest tours like say Chaddar trek of Zanskar, this is the time to go.
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