Expeditions India

Expeditions India offers low impact Whitewater rafting and kayaking expeditions throughout the Indian Himalayas. Our professional guides are committed to your safety and positive experience. At Expeditions India, we will help you fall in love with rivers.

Expeditions India's Mission

Expeditions India explores seldom visited, wild spaces throughout India. We experience these places in a way that inspires us to conserve them.

Why Expeditions India

We know that you have a lot of options when it comes to choosing a river operator. Our commitment to safety, sustainability, experiential education, and of course, epic adventures, is what sets us apart. Read on for more details:

Safety

We are deeply committed to your safety first. This means that all of our guides are trained in First Aid/CPR and Swift Water Rescue. It means that all of the equipment we use meets international safety standards. And it means that we will do everything we can to ensure your safety throughout our trip together. We have proudly helped to launch the Paddle Safe India campaign to promote river rafting and kayaking safety throughout the country, in order to raise the industry standard of safety. Even if you choose not to come with us, we will send you a list of questions to ask your river operator to ensure they’re upholding proper safety standards.

Sustainability

We believe in low-impact river rafting and kayaking expeditions throughout the Himalaya, so that we can be part of conserving this special area for future generations. This means that we do not have a fixed river camp on any river, but instead we travel “expedition style,” meaning we set up and break down our camps every night. We travel light, with a maximum of 16 people to a group. Small group sizes not only ensure an intimate experience with nature for you, but also a reduced ecological footprint of our group as a whole. We are thoroughly trained in “Leave No Trace” principles and strictly adhere to these principles on our trips. As a team, we are constantly seeking ways to further advance our ecological sustainability.

We value equally the social sustainablity of the region. We deeply value the local communities that we travel through, and practice and advocate respect for local religious beliefs and cultures. We believe in supporting local economies by purchasing local produce as much as we can and by hiring local guides. We also believe in helping to build a healthy river industry and envision a community of rafters and kayakers who are committed to running safe, ecologically-sound river trips.

Experiential Education

Both Anvesh Singh Thapa and Ing-Marie Putka are committed experiential educators. Combined, they have over 14 years of experience in outdoor and cross-cultural education. They have worked with American Embassy School, NOLS, Living Routes, and Where There Be Dragons as guides, instructors and teachers. They specialise in working with student groups of all ages and nationalities and are eager to work with teachers to craft the educational experience that they envision for their groups. Contact us to learn more!

Epic Adventures

Our founder and director, Anvesh Singh Thapa, has been rafting and kayaking India's rivers for decades now. Over the years he has witnessed the increasing commercialization of the industry, often at the expense of the environment. But he is committed to something different: small-scale, low-impact adventures that are personal and hands on. We don't run a high volume of trips, because quantity often detracts from quality. Instead, each of our adventures is consciously crafted to be good for you, for the bioregion, and for the planet. This is why our trips are epic: because we experience wild places in India that inspire us to conserve them. We invite you to join us.

OUR REVIEWS

Check the reviews and ratings given to Expeditions India by their customers

Naveen Shetty
for Rafting on the Saryu

The trip was just perfect. Anvesh went to great lengths to ensure that everyone in the trip was comfortable. The safety team was top notch. Camping gear used was of really good quality. Expeditions India is really setting very high standards in the adventure tourism space. Looking forward to more trips with them.

Bhavpreet Singh
for Rafting on the Saryu

The trip was an awesome experience. We camped at beautiful campsites throughout the trip. Saryu and Kali rivers are two different experience all together. Food was good. Safety top notch. Big thanks to Anvesh and team for making it happen.

Kasi Viswanath Raju
for Rafting in Kerala

Thanks for introducing Rafting to Kerala! We had awesome time with our gang. Only thing I would change about this trip is, I would prefer a slightly longer rafting trip

Kasi Viswanath Raju
for Rafting at Rishikesh- Day trip from Marine Drive (24 KM)

A day I would remember for decades to come! I was initially concerned about the safety before the trip started but to thanks to Anvesh, I felt confident once the trip started and had a blast! Rapids are brilliant and beaches on Ganga would compete with beaches of Goa in their scenic beauty! Depending on the season you might feel a bit too cold, especially if you take a swim in the waters. So beware and make sure you are physically up for it.

OUR Adventures

List of adventures offered by Expeditions India

Our Departures

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