Himachal Pradesh's snow-fed rivers offer tremendous opportunities for the challenging sport of rafting. The rivers Chandrabhaga (Chenab) in Lahaul, the Satluj near Shimla, the Ravi near Chamba and the Beas near Kullu offer immense whitewater rafting possibilities. There are tremendous river running expedition oppurtunities between Shamshi and Aut on the Beas. The 20-km stretch has exciting and extreme whitewater rapids.River-rafting or white-water rafting, as it is also called - is swiftly making Himachal a focus for the sport. For a torrent of adrenaline to gush through every vein and surge over every muscle, you can race over the State's river rapids in an inflatable rubber dinghy. The sport is now being held on the Sutlej near Shimla, on the Beas near Kullu, the Ravi near Chamba and the Chandra in Lahaul. Possibilities are also being explored on the river Spiti. Non swimmers and novices can also experience this on some of the gentler rapids. The sport takes a break during winter and in portions of the monsoons.
The magic behind River Rafting also referred, as Whitewater River Rafting is the extreme and never-ending thrills in the untamed rivers. The rivers in the upper Himalayas are among the best in the world for river rafting sports, with many staircase rapids that challenge the body and spirit of the river runner. The river cuts against the rocky banks, crash into rocks, crevices and breaking into white water rapids, foaming, swirling, and falling in a thunderous din.
White Water Rafting in Beas near Kullu
River Rafting along the mighty Beas in Kullu and Manali also offers unlimited excitement. The rafting season is Kullu begins in the month of April, and extends up to end of June, just before the monsoons arrive. The base point is Pirdi, 4 km ahead of Kullu. From here a 14 km stretch up to Jhiri comprises Grade II and III rapids, and therefore, suitable for even the novices. Pirdi is 45 km from Manali, and it is always advisable to spend the night at Kullu.
Why Himachal Pradesh River rafting is so famous
The rivers of Himachal Pradesh are exciting and hard to overcome, increasing the spirit and the adrenaline of the river rafters no question. It is an obstacle to the body, mind as well as heart and with waters that go for speeds over the levels of human reach, any kind of experience applicant with grit as well as decision would certainly wish to get rid of the challenge, while having fun too. In addition, when you are active taming the wild force of nature, the count on either side of the rivers in Himachal Pradesh is densely occupied with flora and fauna (which you can watch while you go on a hot air ballooning journey) that would leave you breathless. It is an out of the world experience, one of a kind which would make you returns for more.
Best time for river rafting
Summers are the best for river rafting in Himachal Pradesh. It is when the snow capped mountains melt to give its waters to the ever hungry rivers. This also makes the rivers speedy and volatile, making it a wonderful challenge for river rafters out there. Every adventure seeker and nature enthusiast would love rafting in the waters of these rivers, for Himachal Pradesh knows very well how to quench the thirst and the ambition for powerful challenge seekers, such as rock climbing enthusiasm with kayaking.