Summer Adventures 2010 !  
evening on the Tons
Camp, Hike, Raft, Paddle, Climb April-June 2010
Tons Valley, one of the best kept secrets of the Himalaya
With Summer approaching the Indian plains rapidly, its time to make your plans to head to cooler climes, to the mountains and the rivers of the Himalayas. Join our team for some great options this summer.   Check out the latest coverage on our Mahakali trip, one of India's best kept secrets!
We look forward to seeing you this summer!
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Camp Silver Sands, GangaRiver
The Kali flows, one of our favorites, straight out of Jungle Book 
Our base at the foothills of the Himalaya, only 27 kms from Rishikesh, continues to operate through June, to offer you a quick overnight stop on the banks of the Ganges, or a quick escape from the heat. Write to us for bookings! or click here for Slide Show
Lower Tons Expedition
May 28-Jun 5, 2010
Chute above DedsuA great combination of the Upper and Lower Tons valleys, ending with running a 75 km section of the tropical lower Tons, after visiting the amazing alpine beauty of its upper valley.
Below Tiuni, we encounter a series of Class III+ rapids, followed by Afterglow, Channel Rapid, Pillow talk, Thrice Bitten, Deadly Dedsu before we reach the bridge at Atal. Below Atal, we paddle through a long gorge where we hear ample chatter of monkeys and the call of cuckoos. The land takes a more gentle and tropical rhythm from the upper, more alpine, valley near the base camp. Palm trees grow at the edge of cliffs and their roots drop 80 ft into the nourishing water of the Tons. Read More.... 
Tons Valley Summer Camp, May through June 
Tons Valley Camp 
Our summer Camp runs May till July each year in the western part of Uttaranchal, in the Jaunsar Bawar region on the banks of the Tons river. Located at a pleasant 3500 feet above sea level, this area is rich in every type of western Himalayan flora and fauna, densely forested with deodar, pine, alpine oak, birch, chestnut, rhododendron and jamun. An excellent river camping site, relaxing walks, ample angling opportunities and great whitewater make it an ideal getaway for everyone including families and children, from the quiet holiday-maker to the die hard adventure seeker. Read More......
Late Availability 
Approaching Pangarchulla
Its not too late to secure a place on these treks 
Camp Karnali gorgeLast Call !! - Karnali Expedition Apr 23-May 06, 2010 
Join a motley crew take on the Karnali, widely acknowledged as one of the best multi-day river trips available in the world and literally means 'Holy water from the Sacred mountain'. It is also Nepal's longest and largest river and with its many tributaries, it drains almost all of the west of Nepal, which,    incidentally is also its least inhabited - the "Wild West" as many people call it. Descending steep gorges of the river in its upper section, and pristine wilderness, we float into Bardia National Park for two nights, before flying back to Kathmandu
and savouring historic Bhaktapur. 
Rs. 55,500/person
Dodital Hanumanchatti Trek June 7-13, 2010 
Meadow Camp
A moderate trek which starts from the Bhagirathi valley, goes up to the lake of Dodital (wrapped in perfect wilderness) to the alpine meadows and crosses over at Darwa Pass (4150m) to the Yamuna watershed. Traditionally this trek has been continuously used by the Gujjars, the nomadic herdsmen who get their buffalos to the high meadows every summer and occasionally by the pilgrims / sadhus walking between Gangotri and Yamunotri.  Read more...
Rs. 19,890/person
Ruinsara Lake Trek May 15-22 and June 19-26, 2010
village girlThe Ruinsara Lake is a secluded serene haven surrounded by glittering peaks. Being part of the Govind Vihar sanctuary the area is rich in wildlife and is a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers. The villages along the way have very distinctive wooden carvings adorning their houses. This route is associated with the epic Mahabharata, whose heroes are said to have roamed this area during their fourteen years of exile.  Read more..... 
Rs. 21,685/-
Chopta Tungnath Trek and Ganges Raft Expedition
May 1-7, May 8-14 and June 5-11, 2010 

Chandrashilla summitA short easy trek running parallel to the high Himalayas. Good views all the way, beautiful camping by the lake at Devariyatal and some great forests. In the early spring the rhododendron forest glow red as the flowers bloom. The views from the Chandrashilla top will stay in one's memory for really long, and a terrific run down the Alaknanda and Ganga rivers, absolutely terrific combination.

Day 01 : Board morning 7 am Shatabdi Express from Delhi to Hardwar. Arrive at Hardwar at 11:20am, transfer to Camp Silver Sands, to arrive by lunch. After lunch, raft the Ganga river to get familiar with paddling commands, paddling strokes and other safety instructions. Back to Camp for tea. Dinner and overnight Camp.
Day 02: Drive Camp Silver Sands - Sari and trek to Devariyatal (2440m) 4.5 hrs drive and 2 hrs walk.   The road goes along the river Alaknanda before entering the Mandakini valley. It's gradual uphill all the way up to the beautiful lake of Devariyatal.
Day 03: Trek Devariyatal - Chopta (3000m) 6-7 hrs.
The trail goes through the dense forest and stays on the ridge all the way to Tali. From here we descend for a while to cross a stream and then climb up gradually to reach Chopta, located in an idyllic setting having beautiful meadows and is surrounded by dense forests.
Day 04: Trek Chopta - Tungnath (3680m) - Chandrashilla Top (4130m) - Chopta.
Start early in the morning and climb up to the temple of Tungnath and beyond. Tungnath, one of the Shiva temples is the highest temple in Garhwal and has definitely a certain mystical/religious aspect which is quite based on the spectacular surrounding and views from there. Views which go far beyond the simple "view of mountains".  The summit of the Chandrashilla peak provides a breathtaking 360 degree view.
Day 05:  Drive Chopta - Bagwan (4 hrs). Begin our multiday adventure down the Alaknanda and Ganga rivers. Run Class 3+ rapids till the town of Devprayag where the Alaknanda meets the  Bhagirathi, to make India's holiest river.  Continue below the confluence to camp at Beas Ghat beach for the night. 
Day 06 : Raft down the remote gorge of the Upper Ganga, and continue past Kaudiyala and down the two biggest rapids on the Ganga, "Daniel's Dip" and the "Wall". Float into Camp Silver Sands for a late lunch. Short optional hike, or swim in the river to cool off. Overnight Camp Silver Sands.
Day 07 : Relaxed day at Camp. After lunch, depart for Hardwar to board the evening Sahatbdi Express. Arrive Delhi 10:40pm.
Rs. 25,000/person
Tiuni Bazar Rapid below Pabbar Confluence The Tons Thriller
April 08-14, May 08-14, May 15-21, May 22-28 and June 12-18, 2010
In May 2005, Aquaterra Adventures opened the entire Tons river, 19 years after it was run in 1986. And continues to be the only outfitter running regular descents on this section, continuing to set the industry benchmark in running all of India's wild raftable rivers.  On the Middle Tons between Lunagad and Tiuni, the river drops at an average rate of 32 feet per kilometer. This includes a drop of 78 feet/kilometer over the last three and a half kilometers before Tiuni. Amazing scenery, world class whitewater make this a premier expedition for the white water paddler.  We run several rapids ranging from Class III to Class IV+/V, with whitewater sections separated by maybe a hundred yards or less of flat water. It aims to propagate the sheer adrenaline and magic of taking on 40 kms of quality whitewater from Gyunhatti till Tiuni, in what could possibly be, one of the finest whitewater experiences possible in the world today. Adrenaline pumping river days are followed by relaxed afternoons, to be spent under leafy alders, taking short hikes into the alpine forests and camping out near fields of calf high mint and marijuana.  
Outside Magazine writes up on one of the worlds' greatest 30 trips : ; and check out the Amercian Whitewater article on the Tons  valley at 
 and Click here for Slide Show on Camp Lunagad      
Day 01 : Board morning 7 am Shatabdi Express from Delhi to Hardwar. Arrive at Hardwar at 11:20am, transfer to Camp Silver Sands, to arrive by lunch. After lunch, raft the Ganga river to get familiar with paddling commands, paddling strokes and other safety instructions. Back to Camp for tea. Dinner and overnight Camp.
Day 02 : After an early breakfast, depart for the Tons valley, to cross Mussourie before it wakes up. Packed lunch enroute. Arrive at Tons camp and settle down.  Check in to tents, and relax. Short hike to stretch those legs.  Campfire dinner and overnight at camp.
Day 03 :  Rafting on the Tons from Mori-Khunigad. Familiarization with paddling commands and paddling strokes. Take short walk to the Lunagad pool, or relax at Camp. Campfire dinner and overnight at camp.
Day 04-05 : Leave Camp to begin 2 days of exhilirating river rafting, dedicated to the 21 km section from Mori till Tiuni, where the Pabbar River meets the Tons. This is the more continuous part of our expedition. Days are mixed with running several continuous Class 4 rapids in a day and camping by lunch on beautiful alpine meadows above the river, taking walks into the forest and breathing rhododendron-scented air. It's a great mix of high adrenaline rafting and soothing camping in very scenic surroundings. Drive back to Camp - shower, relax and party!
Day 06 : Drive to Sandhra village and trek 3 hours to Mora village. Packed lunch enroute. Return to Camp by early afternoon, relax at Camp. Overnight Camp.
Day 07: After brunch, drive to Dehradun to board Train No. 2018 Dehradun Shatabdi from Dehradun to Delhi.
Rs. 25,000/person
 Stok KangriStok Climb; July 15-24, Aug 15-24, 2010
Rs. 49,815/person
Thank You!
 We thank you for your support over the years. The team at Aquaterra Adventures wishes you a great summer.