Making Memories with Life Changing, Life Experiences since 1995

ATA Turns 25 in 2020!

We are one of India’s leading adventure tour operator, that specialises in Treks & River Rafting in the Indian Himalayas and beyond. Offering personalized itineraries and routes you’d be hard pressed to find a more experienced, fun loving, safety conscious tour operator in India.

We are the only Indian adventure outfitter to be on the 2008 & 2009 list of the world’s best adventure travel outfitters in the first Authoritative Rating of Adventure Tour Operators, selected and conducted in a global survey by National Geographic Society.

If you’ve dreamt of a particular journey or an adventure in India, let us know. We’ll make it happen. No matter how bizarre or wild or difficult. If you choose to travel with us all you have to worry about is having the time of your life.

We have been running trips and tours for the discerning traveller throughout the Indian Himalayas since 1995, yet the experience of our travel personnel dates well beyond that, to years of leading trips throughout the Indian Himalayan belt. We believe that an adventure travel outfit is only as good as its guides. Good equipment, food and guides is what makes an outdoor trip an experience to savour.

  • Rated amongst Best Adventure Travel Companies On Earth by The National Geographic Society.
  • We are recognized by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, Indian Association of Tour Operators, Adventure Tour Operators Association of India,  Indian Association of Professional Rafting Outfitters as an adventure tour operator.
  • Winner of the Responsible Tourism Award by Outlook in 2016, ATOAI Hall of Fame Award 2014 & Best Adventure Resort in India for Atali Ganga in 2016.
  • We are known for our impeccable safety record, Highly skilled professional guides, State-of-the-art equipment, Comfortable Camps and
    “Eco-sensitive and Responsible” approach to adventure travel

Aquaterra was an idea formed on a mountain climb in Ladakh. Solil Paul (my co-founder) and I were guiding for over 3-4 years then and we saw a clear gap in adventure travel on the sheer size of offerings.

– Vaibhav Kala, founder of Aquaterra Adventures

Helping You Plan Your Next Adventure

We help you select the trip that suits your needs and your style be it a relaxed cultural trek, a demanding trek or climb in the Himalaya, a first descent of a raging river or all of the above. If you are flexible and love adventure, discover India’s rugged and unforgettable frontier.

We explore areas untouched by other groups. We will provide you with the information you need to make the most of your adventure, and will look after all logistical details. All you need worry about is having the time of your life. We answer your questions not with textbook responses, but from firsthand knowledge. From personal experience. We are careful, attentive listeners.

Tell us about the adventure you dream of – we’ll tailor one that fulfills your fondest hopes.In the course of planning your adventure, we will act as your advisor and sounding board, your researcher, and maybe, even your confidante. We will work with you to find the right trip at the right time, then make sure you have all the right information – right upto the day of your departure! Our pre departure packet gets you ready and set before you go.

When you travel with ATA, you venture beyond the beaten path even the paths most recently carved by other adventure travelers. Our constant effort is to try and control all the “variables” that can make or break your safari.

Vaibhav Kala - Founder of Aquaterra Adventures

Guiding since the beginning of organised and serious adventure travel in the country, he has been at the forefront of conceiving, planning and executing trips that were considered too audacious to run.

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Dhruv Naresh Rana

Mountain & River Guide

A keen raft guide and safety kayaker with over 20 years of experience, he has represented India in competitions in China and India. Rana oversees Aquaterra’s operations and ensures guests return happy and hungry for more.

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We are different in terms of sheer range of trips, the consistency with which they are run, and the quality and safety of each trip. Our trips are less flash-in-the-pan and more consistent departures, into more and more remote regions, valleys and trails.

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