In the interest of tourists and the environment, we need tighter regulation in the adventure sports industry, says Vaibhav Kala Statistics say that the outdoors is now nearly 70% of all leisure, vacation-based travel, globally. This has massive ramifications in a country like India–where guidelines are available, but actual regulation, monitoring and implementation are abysmal. Cause…
Parang La Trek in Leh-Ladakh Wildlife enthusiasts, this trek is for you. The Parang La trail traces the trade route between Spiti and Tibet and begins from the meadows of Kibber, the ground for Spiti horses and elusive snow leopards. It descends the Kibber gorge and steeps the pass of Parang La, the source of…
Aquaterra Adventures completes 25 Years in 2020. Here is a feature which covers our small beginning in 1995 in Delhi and Rishikesh to a journey encompassing many continents on mountains and rivers.
Bringing you our next story from the Himalayas to keep you engrossed indoors as we enter the extension period of the lockdown in India which is a crucial phase in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. This is a story from our guests and editor on their experiences in the last decade during the Zanskar multi-adventure expedition we’ve…
Rafting is about nervous anticipation, heart stopping build-ups, meeting the challenge, the thrill of the rapids, the solitude of the calms, sights seen, experiences shared, knowledge gained, campfire tales, new found friends. All of it sums up a trip of a lifetime, there for anyone with an inclination to experience, as we did, the best of a white water journey on rafts – probably the only adventure sport which enables a complete novice to attain an adrenaline rush at par with that of a professional, each and every time.
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Swept overboard by the churning rapids of the Ganges River, our rafting mate struggles in his life jacket and helmet to get back to our boat, terror flashing in his eyes. I sit closest to his flailing hands and the rest of the group shouts for me to get hold of him.
The spectacular Auden’s Col trek offers you the rare chance to experience wilderness and climb in solitude. Text and photographs by Milan Moudgill for Outlook Traveller
Aquaterra Adventures featured by the New York Times
It happened in an instant. One second we were riding a huge wave on the Brahmaputra River, our raft angled sharply upward. The next we were poised at its crest over a huge hole, and a huge diagonal wave exploded into us, flinging us into the maelstrom of white water.