Garhwal offers some very exciting opportunities for the water sport lover. The Ganga with its frothing and foaming waters throw up a challenge that no rafter on this earth can look away from. Then there are the other sports at Assan Barrage, which is essentially a man-made water body that has become a haven for avid wind-surfers, water-skiiers and kayak enthusiasts.
The rafting equipment that is provided on all our trips will include paddles/oars, raft(s), safety helmets, life-jackets, waterproof containers and a first-aid emergency kit. A waterproof drum will be on the raft, where you can put your things for the day. This drum cannot take much gear, therefore please ensure that you take only the things you need on the raft for that day.
There are 5 Rafts available with us, with each Raft having a capacity of 8pax plus one river guide and one rafting helper.
Rafting Courses :
Rafting courses are conducted by trained and qualified river guides of GMVN. These courses are usually held during the months of Sept. to April. The course includes rafting, river-guide services, boarding and lodging. [For the latest accommodation tariff, rafting charges, course fee and course calendar, please refer to additional material provided with this.
The Assan Barrage is the hub of Water Skiing activities.
GMVN has the complete infrastructure to offer you a complete experience in whatever you choose to do here. Be it Water Skiing, Rowing, Paddle Boating, Kayaking or Mono-Skiing. The entire water ski equipment, paddle boats, kayaks, rowing boats and surfing boards are available here to the day visitors, on a very nominal charge.
The accommodation facility at Assan Barrage has a total capacity of 20 beds. Not far is the Dakpathar guest house which offers a host of lodging facilities. This TRH also has a swimming pool on offer. The Canteen at Assan Barage offers snacks throughout the day and meals on order.
Water Skiing Courses :
GMVN conducts 6-day certificate courses on water – skiing at Assan for water sports enthusiasts. Training is provided by well qualified instructors from GMVN.
Water Skiing courses at Assan are usually held between April & mid-June and then Sept & Oct.
The course includes ski-equipment, training, boarding and lodging.
For the latest hire charges, accommodation tariffs, course fee and course calendar, please refer to additional material provided with this booklet, the GMVN website: www.gmvnl.com or contact the Adventure Cell GMVN Ltd., 74/1 Rajpur Road, Dehradun. 248001 India.
(Please note that you need not be a course participant to make use of GMVN equipment. This is available on hire to day visitors as well.)
You have to insure against medical and other accidental risks. GMVN Ltd. assumes no responsibility for injury to participants or personal time and expenses incurred. It holds no responsibility for any unforeseen event that may arise on the rafting trip.