White Water Rafting on Camp Bagi, Tons River


Be prepared for the real camping experience – with pit loos and cot beds, and a lovely beach front. Basic, charming and totally addictive. Our whitewater river rafting summer Camp runs mid April till late June each year in the western part of Uttarakhand, 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. Only 410 kms from Delhi, it offers an escape from 4 days onwards to a week or two. White Water Rafting on the Tons (the biggest tributary of the Yamuna with its source in the snowfields of the 20,720ft high mountain, Bandarpunch), a small volume, Class 4 river offers an excellent adrenaline rush and adds to the excitement of being in the outdoors.

Staying at Camp in the midst of thickly forested hillsides combined with hikes and overnight treks in the hills around our Camp, make it a memorable family getaway from the summer heat. And for keener rafters and kayakers, try out a multi-day expedition style river rafting trip on the Tons river till the dam at Icchhari.

Day 01:
Arrive at Dehradun early morning. Drive to the Camp Bagi via Mussoorie, stopping for breakfast at Kempty Falls. Reach Camp for lunch by 2 PM. Welcome drink over camp briefing, check into tents and relax. After lunch, we collect for a safety briefing at Lunagad / Sandhra and board rafts for a short raft trip till Khunigad. Drive back to the Camp for tea/coffee. Campfire dinner and overnight at Camp.

Day 02:
Tea/coffee served by the dining area from 6:30 AM onwards. After breakfast at 8:30, drive to Mori village and raft down several rapids till Khunigad. Drive back to the Camp from Khunigad for hot lunch. Volleyball/cricket or an optional hike. Return to Camp by teatime. Campfire dinner and overnight at Camp.

Day 03:
Today, take a day hike from Sandhra to Mora village. Enjoy an hour’s drive to visit the Hanol temple, fabled to be built by the Pandavas and frequently visited by emperor Akbar. On your way back, stop by at an awesome pine tree…the tallest in Asia. Back to camp by late afternoon for a game of volleyball/cricket. Campfire dinner and overnight Camp.

Day 04 : Drive to Mori for another thrilling raft trip to the camp. After an early lunch, drive to Dehradun to board the overnight Mussoorie Express departing Dehradun at 2130 hrs (arriving Delhi at 0700 hrs the next day) or the Shatabadi Express departing Dehradun at 1700 hrs (arriving Delhi at 2230 the same day).

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Trip Details

Location: Uttarakhand
Area: Mori, Tons Valley
Duration: 7 Days
Ideal Season: May to July