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River Rafting

River rafting or white-water rafting as it is also called is swiftly making Himachal a focus for the sport. For a torrent of adrenalin to gush through every vein and surge over every muscle you can race over the state's river rapids in an inflatable rubber dinghy. Sport is now being held on the Sutlej at Tattapani near Shimla on the Beas near Kullu, the Ravi near Chamba and Chandra in Lahaul. Possibilities are also being explored on the river Spiti. This sport takes a break during summer & winter. Himachal Tourism sponsors courses in river rafting and there are operators in the private sector also that offer this experience.



As other places in the world where river-rafting is offered, the State's rapids have been categorised as follows :
Category I : Easy moving water, small waves, no obstacles.
Category II : Moderate Difficulty, with clear passage.
Category III : Difficult, High irregular waves, narrow clear passage, requires precise manoeuvring.
Category IV : Very Difficult long rapid, powerful irregular waves and hydraulics, require precise manoeuvring.
Category V : Extremely difficult, long violent, and highly congested rapid, for team of experts only.
Category VI : Un-runnable.



Suggested clothing
While rafting the following items apparel are suggested to be carried along: pants, socks, bathing suit / trunks, outdoor / sports shoes, cap/hat, sun glasses, rubber slippers, camera, warm clothing and prescription medicines. For the raft, shorts, a tee shirt and floaters are best. No jeans please.



Register Yourself as River Rafting Operator



Travelling to Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti?
Drink plenty of fluids and eat regularly to avoid dehydration and altitude sickness. Petrol pumps on the route are at Shimla, Theog, Narkanda, Rampur, Powari, Recong Peo, Kaza, Keylong, Sarchu and Manali. If driving, essential spares and extra fuel are recommended, a sturdy vehicle is suggested. Government hospitals are at Recong Peo, Kaza and Keylong. Dispensaries are available elsewhere. Prescription medicines and sun screen lotion should be carried along. If crossing the high passes, good health is essential. The best time to travel to these areas is between April and October. While planning your trip, it is suggested that you check on general road conditions and confirm if the high passes are open to traffic. Foreigners visiting the upper reaches of Kinnaur and Spiti require a permit. For details regarding this, please contact any office of Himachal Tourism.





















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