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Tented Beach Camp

When you are looking at a time to get away from it all to spend time with those who matter the most - Your family. Himalayan Outdoors offers a safe, activity based back of beyond family getaways.

Based out at our campsite our family adventures are in the Land of the Gods - Uttaranchal. Our campsite offers the perfect base to a various itineraries that offer a mix of river rafting, trekking, jeep safaris and short customized expeditions.

Our Campsite: Camp Gold Coast

Ganga River Programmes

Himalayan Outdoors (P) Ltd. is a vision come true; an adventure travel company created by a life of adventure. It is an adventure company for those who wish to venture into natural places. Himalayan Outdoors (P) Ltd. specializes in running river rafting trips, kayaking, trekking and white water rafting in Alaknanda, Kali, Tons, and Saryu.

In Garhwal, the sacred river Ganga offers the professional exhilaration of whitewater river rafting. The rivers Alaknanda & Bhagirathi are the main tributaries of the Ganga and meet Devprayag, frothing from their racy descent.

Ganges River has always remains a mystery for explorers and full of surprises for the rafters. Ganga near Rishikesh in Uttaranchal is a popular spot for white water river rafting. The whitewater river rafting stretch of the Ganges is from Kaudiyala to Rishikesh where the river has 12 major rapids over 36-kms long, most of which are easily negotiable and some require our expertise.

A three day/two night visit to Camp Gold Coast is ideal to enjoy the thrills of beach camping and spills of river rafting.

BEST TIME - OCTOBER till APRIL

  • Day 1: Arrive rafting base camp
  • Early morning departure from Delhi. After a six-hour drive, arrive Camp Gold Coast in Byasi. Lunch. Camp orientation talk and briefing of the day's plan. Post lunch rafting session. An exciting raft run. End the day's rafting in camp. You are welcome to try your hand at kayaking on a placid stretch of the river close to camp. Dinner around a merry campfire. O/n in deluxe safari tents.

  • Day 2: At Camp
  • Another Rafting Session. Lunch on an isolated beach on the river. Conclude the day's rafting in camp. Campfire and dinner. O/n in camp.

  • Day 3: Return to Delhi
  • Another extremely exciting day on the river. We begin rafting from camp and run some of the best rapids on the river. Picnic lunch. Depart for Delhi arriving in the evening.

TREKKING

Trek to Dodital
Dodital- a stunning alpine lake is perched at an altitude of 10,850 ft in the Garhwal Himalayas The clear, spring-fed lake, surprising by lush forests of oak and pine, retains an unspoiled ambience..

Suggested Itinerary
  • Day 1: Delhi- Camp Gold Coast
  • Arrive Camp Gold Coast. Evening around a campfire. Dinner and overnight stay at camp.

  • Day 2: Drive to Uttarkashi
  • Early morning wake up called by breakfast. Post breakfast, we start the drive to Uttarkashi (148 kms). We spend the night at Uttarkashi.

  • Day 3: Start Trek
  • After a walk to some of the temples in Uttarkashi, we drive for half an hour to the Starting point of the trek at Kalyani. We trek to agoda and camp near Agoda in dome tents.

  • Day 4: On Trek
  • After an early breakfast we break camp and trek to Dodital. We spend the night in camp set up in Dodital.

  • Day 5: On Trek
  • We make a leisurely start in the morning and spend some time exploring the site. After an early lunch we trek back to Agoda.

  • Day 6: Back to Byasi
  • We trek down for six km to Kalyani and drive back to the Camp Gold Coast. Lunch enroute .Reach camp late evening. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

  • Day 7: Return to Delhi
  • Drive back to Delhi

The Little Tibet Trek
Though the mountains in Ladakh are dry and arid and have very little snow on them, for many this high altitude region is a completely magical place with its myriad hued mountains, high passes, ancient monasteries and friendly people.

BEST TIME - JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER
  • Day 1: Delhi - Leh
  • Fly from Delhi to Leh. On arrival at Leh ( 3,521 m) , transfer to hotel. Because of the altitude, activities are kept to a minimum for the first couple of days. Afternoon at leisure.

  • Day 2: In Leh
  • After breakfast at leisure, sight seeing trip of Spituk monastery, which is about 8 km from Leh. This monastery standing on a hill with three chapels was founded in the 11th century and is the seat of the head lama of the Yellow Hat sect. Return to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon visit to the Leh Palace. O/n At Leh Hotel

  • Day 3: Around Leh
  • Drive to Hemis monastery visiting enroute Shey Palace and Thiksey Monastery. On return optional rafting trip from Karu to Choglamsar on the Indus River. O/n at Leh Hotel.

  • Day 4: Leh - Kargil
  • Drive from Leh to Kargil (2740m), located on the bank of River Suru. Kargil was an important trading post on the Srinagar - Leh route. The drive is spectacular dotted with monasteries, bare plateaus and different hued bare hills. O/n in camp set up en route.

  • Day 5: Kargil to Padum drive
  • Drive from Kargil to Padum, the capital of the Zanskar valley. This valley was opened up for tourism even later than the rest of Ladakh but in a short while became very popular with trekkers. O/n in camp set up en route.

  • Day 6: Padum to Reru trek
  • Trek from Padum to Reru. About 4 easy hours along the Tsarap Lingti river. Visit Bardaan and Mune monasteries enroute. O/n in tents.

  • Day 7: Reru-Bipul trek
  • Trek from Reru to Bipul. About 6/7 hours. Fairly long, but easy trek. O/n in tents.

  • Day 8: Bipul - Purni trek
  • About 5/6 hours of easy walk. Purni is a quaint little village with about two families. O/n in tents.

  • Day 9: Purni - Phuktal - Purni
  • From Purni go on a five-hour excursion to Phuktal monastery located in a spectacular site. It has been carved out of the mountainside round a limestone cave and has about 30 monks in residence.

  • Day 10: Purni - Kargyak
  • The 7 to 8 hour-trek leads through villages to Kargyak, the last of the villages of Zanskar before the Shingo La Pass (5,200m). The mountain scenery.

  • Day 11: Kargyak - Lhakhang
  • This is 7 to 8 hour long but easy flat walk. River crossing before Lhakhang.

  • Day 12: Lhakhang - Sumdo
  • The six-hour trek involves the ascent to Shingkum la (5100 m) which is steep but the descent on the other side is gradual and easy.

  • Day 13: Sumdo - Palmo
  • The entire trek takes about 7 hours. Gradual descent upto Zanskar sumdo. From Zanskar sumdo to Palmo is a 3 hour easy trek.

  • Day 14: Palmo - Darcha
  • An easy 3 hour walk from Palmo to Darcha. Camp at Darcha or continue the trek to Jispa - another two hours. From Darcha one could either drive to Manali the same day or continue the trek to Jispa and then drive to Manali the next day.

  • Day 15: Manali

  • Day 16: Fly Manali - Delhi

Source of the Ganga Trek
The River Ganges or the Ganga is the most sacred river in the Hindu religion and its source at Gaumukh on the Gangotri glacier is one of the holiest destinations for Hindu pilgrims who come here to witness the birth of Mother Ganga. Our trek takes us to Gaumukh, the mythological source of the River Ganges, which is at the snout of the Gangotri glacier. At Gaumukh, blocks of glacier fall into the river and pilgrims 'cleanse themselves of their sins' in freezing water.

The Gangotri glacier's melting waters form the Bhagirathi River and at this point the river sparkles and starts its rapid descent through the mountains.

A combination of the trek and the Bhagirathi rafting expedition is an excellent introduction to the adventure opportunities as well the colourful culture and traditional village life of the Himalayas.

BEST TIME: SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER and MAY / JUNE
  • Day 1: Arrive trek base camp
  • Arrive Himalayan Outdoors: Camp Gold Coast in Byasi.

  • Day 2: At trek base camp
  • At Himalayan Outdoors: Camp Gold Coast.

  • Day 3: Drive to Uttarkashi
  • Begin drive towards the trek start point at Gangotri. Today's drive entails the 140 km drive up to Uttarkashi (1158m). Arrive and check into tourist bungalow for dinner and o/n stay.

  • Day 4: Drive to Gangotri
  • Morning after breakfast drive to Gangotri. Arrive and check into tourist bungalow for dinner and o/n stay. Gangotri is at 3,048m and it is best to take a day-off here to acclimatise and make preparations for the trek.

  • Day 5: At Gangotri
  • Free day at Gangotri for acclimatisation. Visit the Gangotri temple and the Ashrams in Gangotri. Short warm up trek.

  • Day 6: Trek to Bhujbasa
  • After breakfast depart for 14-km trek to Bhujbasa at 3,800m. Establish camp at Bhujbasa. The Dinner and o/n stay in tents / tourist rest house.

  • Day 7: Trek to Gaumukh
  • After breakfast, start the two-hour trek to Gaumukh (3892m) the mythological source of the Ganges. We have the option of carrying on to Tapovan (4463m), a grassy meadow on the eastern bank of Gangotri glacier, which is the base camp for climbing expeditions to the beautiful Shivling (6,543m), the Matterhorn of the Himalayas. Trek back to Bhujbasa after picnic lunch. Dinner and o/n in tents / rest house.

  • Day 8: Return to Uttarkashi
  • Trek back to Gangotri and drive to Uttarkashi. O/n at Uttarkashi.

  • Day 9: Drive to Byasi
  • Early Morning drive to Himalayan Outdoors: Camp Gold Coast.

  • Day 10: Drive to Delhi
  • Depart on the six hour drive to Delhi.

Combo Itineraries

India for Adventure
A trek along the ancient pilgrims' route to the holy town of Badrinath and Kedarnath in the Himalayan foothills, combined with exhilarating rafting down the Ganges, the most revered river in the country and a wildlife safari in Jim Corbett National Park is an exciting introduction to the adventure opportunities available in a country that is known more for its rich culture and age-old traditions.

BEST TIME: NOVEMBER -APRIL
  • Day 1: Arrive Delhi
  • Arrive New Delhi. Transfer to hotel.

  • Day 2: Delhi
  • Morning at leisure afternoon. Sightseeing of old Delhi monuments. O/n Delhi hotel.

  • Day 3: Delhi - Byasi
  • Arrive Himalayan Outdoors: Camp Gold Coast
    Camp orientation talk briefing about the day's plan. Lunch. Post lunch rafting training session / relax on the beach. Campfire and dinner. Overnight in Camp.

  • Day 4: The Wet and Wild Rafting Experience
  • After breakfast a sight seeing tour of Devprayag, Raft from Devprayag towards Shivpuri. Drive to Snow Leopard Adventures Camp in Shivpuri. Evening at leisure followed by a celebration dinner around the campfire.

  • Day 5: At Byasi
  • For the enthusiastic rafters there is more rafting to come. After breakfast we can raft down an exciting stretch of the river. After a picnic lunch, a short sightseeing of the holy town of Rishikesh. We also witness a typical traditional 'Arti' (prayer) in the evening. Drive back to camp. Dinner. O/N stay in the camp.

  • Day 6: Camp Gold Coast-Jim Corbett National Park
  • After breakfast at leisure, drive 6 hours to Jim Corbett National Park, situated in the foothills of the Himalayas in the northern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh.
    Arrive at Lodge just outside the Park. Lunch. Afternoon at leisure. Besides being home to the Bengal Tiger and the endangered gharial, Corbett is home to about 580 species of birds making it a bird watcher's paradise. An evening bird watching walk in the outskirts of the National Park.
    Evening briefing on the surrounding forest and wildlife. Dinner and o/n at lodge.

  • Day 7: At Corbett
  • Full day excursion to Dhikala. Before dinner a short video film on the flora and fauna of the area. Dinner and o/n at the Lodge

  • Day 8: Corbett - Delhi
  • Early morning safari. After an early breakfast, set off on the six hour drive to Delhi.

Fishing

Angling for the Mighty Mahaseer
Cast a line for Mahaseer - the greatest sporting fish of the subcontinent. An ideal extension of this fishing trip would be a Bhagirathi rafting expedition or a Kali Sarda rafting expedition combined with a wildlife safari at the Jim Corbett National Park.

BEST TIME: DECEMBER to MARCH
  • Day 1: Delhi
  • Arrive Delhi. Overnight in Delhi.

  • Day 2: Drive to Jim Corbett National Park
  • Embark on a seven hour drive to a Resort near Jim Corbett National Park. Overnight at the Resort.

  • Day 3: Fishing on the Ramganga River
  • Fishing on the Ramganga river. Overnight at the resort.

  • Day 4: Fishing on the Ramganga River - Corbett
  • After a morning fishing session on the Ramganga river, a jeep / elephant safari into the national park in the afternoon. Overnight at the resort.

  • Day 5: Pancheshwar
  • Early morning drive to the confluence of the Sarda and Saryu rivers at Pancheshwar (approx. 6 hours). Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at Pancheshwar in tented camp.

  • Day 6,7: Fishing at Pancheshwar
  • Fish for the Mahaseer at the confluence of the Sarda & Saryu rivers. Overnight at Pancheshwar.

  • Day 8: To Himalayan Outdoors: Camp Gold Coast
  • Early morning drive to Camp Gold Coast near Rishikesh. Overnight at Beach Tented Camp: Camp Gold Coast.

  • Day 9: Himalayan Outdoors Beach - Delhi
  • Early morning drive back to Delhi.

Wildlife Safari

The Corbett Adventure
  • Day 1: Delhi - Jim Corbett National Park
  • After an early breakfast, drive 6 hours to Jim Corbett National Park, situated in the foothills of the Himalayas. It is named in honour of the legendary hunter turned naturalist, author and photographer, Jim Corbett, who had helped in demarcating the boundaries and setting the park up.

    Arrive at Lodge just outside the Park. Lunch. Afternoon at leisure. Besides being home to the Bengal Tiger and the endangered gharial, Corbett is home to about 580 species of birds making it a bird watcher's paradise. An evening bird watching walk in the outskirts of the National Park.

    Evening briefing on the surrounding forest and wildlife. Dinner and o/n at lodge.

  • Day 2: At Corbett
  • Full day's excursion to Dhikala, considered the most picturesque location inside the park and the areas around it especially Dhikala Chaur abound in wild life.

    Lunch at Dhikala. Drive back to lodge. Before dinner a short video film on the flora and fauna of the area. Dinner and o/n at the Lodge

  • Day 3: At Corbett
  • After an early morning safari, drive back to Delhi.

Test the time and blast off... Rock the raft and glide with pride. Warm culture & hot Paddling