Having worked for rafting companies in India and become accustomed to their laissez-faire attitude, I was blown away by the standard of organisation and management of every aspect of the [Kameng River] trip. Nothing had been neglected. A company that could easily hold its own operating in the UK or US. The team of guides used by Expeditions India some old some new all worked together like old hands. Pramod took charge in the kitchen and the food was brilliant. Fresh warm bread too. A real luxury after spending a couple of months in India.Expeditions India was able to provide me with a modern kayak that I had used before and I always felt safe on the river. Anvesh flowed easily between tightening the reigns but also giving me freedom to explore the river and play all the way down.I would definitely use Expeditions India again for logistical support and would happily use them for my own clients.
My first experience with Expeditions India was in the winter of 2018. It was a 10-day expedition on the Kameng River in Arunachal Pradesh. This was my first time to India and I travelled for a total of 24 days. This was by far the most remote adventure traveling I have experienced to date. The planning and execution of the trip were perfect in all areas. Anvesh and his guides provide an unbelievable and safe experience. India can be overwhelming at times, especially in remote locations. The local knowledge and professional attitudes made for a comfortable experience. The outfitter went on to travel with us after getting back from the river, showing us an insiders view to north east India. He went above and beyond our expectations, taking us to local hot spots, shops, restaurants, and sorting out any problems that arose. I highly recommend Expeditions India for your next river trip to India!
These folks are the real deal. By far the most professional outfit I ran across in my time in India, and nice people to boot! Whether you are into a day rafting trip or a multi-day adventure of a lifetime, they will make sure that you have the best possible experience.
I’ve planned and organised a kayak trip on the Saryu and Kali Rivers with Expeditions India. Everything has been perfect since the first mail contact with Ing-Marie, the office organiser. Anvesh and his team were perfect on every aspect from the logistics, to the river experience, safety and sympathy too. I really recommend EI for every trip on the rivers in India, and I’m already looking forward to arrange another trip next year!
Professionalism and safety: those are the words that fit well with Expeditions India. I have done many rafting and kayaking trips all over the world and I do recommend Expeditions India a lot!!! The staff is super friendly, the gear is new and with international standards, and also they are engaged with river preservation. You guys are awesome. Keep paddling!
If crowded commercial circuits are not your thing and if you want a true wilderness experience, with great hospitality and in full safety - there’s no one better than Expeditions India to do it with.
There are many rafting and kayaking companies based in Rishikesh, India. Expeditions India has the highest safety standards of any company. I have participated in day trips and multi day expeditions with Expeditions India on the Ganges and Kali Rivers and never worried about my safety on the river. Also, another big plus is the attention to detail by the owner of the company, Anvesh Singh Thapa, when it comes to trip planning, camping locations, and meal preparation. I had a truly awesome experience and recommend the company wholeheartedly!!!
I’ve been recently with Expeditions India’s crew on the Saryu/Kali and Ganga rivers. The experience was great! We enjoyed a professional approach of all the crew, nothing was left to improvisation. All was extremely carefully planned and discussed with us. Great food, excellent on the river and fun! Highly recommended!! Hope to come back soon.
We did a full day Ganga tour with Expeditions India and it was one of the best days of our trip so far! With Expeditions India, we were able to explore and experience more of the whitewater on the Ganga than we would have with many other tour operators (we saw no others boats for the first 3/4 of our trip, and many boats as we got closer to Laxman Jhula bridge) and in a safer way as well. Having the safety kayaker with us was a huge plus, not only for the safety aspect, but also because it meant we could spend more time out of the boat floating in the water and riding a couple of rapids. The guides were very guest conscious, safe, knowledgable, friendly and funny! The packed lunch on a private little beach was simple but very satisfying. We had a BLAST and would highly, highly recommend!!
I cannot rate our recent rafting expedition highly enough. The crew was skilled, talented, gave fantastic service and the food was just outstanding. We had not rafted before but they both trained us well and looked after us exceptionally well. We enjoyed their company too and will remember playing cards by the fire on a remote beach by the Ganges for a long time…as well as the excellent navigation down the Wall, Three Blind Mice, Rollercoaster etc
Look no further, you want to go on a trip with these guys! When going on the river, you definitely want people with you that are professional, know their stuff and will make sure you have the best possible experience. Anvesh, the main instructor, knows just about everything there is to know about rafting and kayaking and has a true passion for the river. Plus, him and the team are great company!