The Introduction Course
This Course Will Give You A Taster Day Kayaking. All Equipment Is Provided To Make The Day A Comfortable One. River Strokes Will Help You To Learn The Fundamental Paddling Skills Required To Safely Control A Kayak. The Day Will Be Taken At A Pace To Suit A First Time Kayaker With Regular Breaks And Plenty Of Chat. You Will Benefit From Small Group Sizes, With A Maximum Of 6 Paddlers On The Course In Total.
AM – 800 Meeting at you hotel and drive to our office And A Chat About The Day Ahead. We Will Then Kit You Out With A Safety Gear And Make Sure You Are Comfortable In The Boat.
Once You Have Had A Safety Brief We Will Load The Car And Travel To The River.
As Part Of A Small Group You Will Be Introduced To Paddling The Kayak In A Straight Line. Requiring Some Practice Small Tips And Advice Will Help You Get Control. The First Control Strokes Will Be Demonstrated And Taught.
Lunch : 1200 to 1300
The Midday Break Offers A Time To Relax And Watch The River Float By river Have lunch break.
PM - 1.30pm
The Afternoon Session We Involve A Recap Of Control Strokes And Assist You With Any Aspect Of The Forward Paddling Technique And Improve Your Confidence In A Kayak. At The End Of The Day If You Feel Comfortable A Cap Size Drill Can Be Taught And Practiced To Really Give You The Confidence To Enjoy Kayaking!
1400 to 1700 : Instruct how to handle gentle currents and maneuver on the river & practice ferry glides . 01 hr Session on river hydrology and whitewater reading. Hydrology session on the bank out of the kayak & point out features on the rapid. and paddle down from NIM to Ram Jhulla. Pack up at Ram Jhulla & head back to hotel.
De-Brief – 500pm
The Group Will Gather The Days Thoughts And Personal Feedback Will Help You Progress To The Next Stages.
What you need to bring along!
A Suitable Warm Base Layer, Avoid Cotton If Possible.
Suitable Footwear, Wetsuit Booties Are Great.
Bring Warm Clothing To Use At Lunch And To Change Into After A Day On The River.
ACCESS FROM NEW DELHI
Leave Delhi by 4:00 a.m. At this hour, driving time is approx. 5 hrs. with a short break. Time on road increases with delays beyond a 5:00 am departure.
Board the Shatabdi Express early morning 7 am (depending on train winter/summer timings) till Hardwar (11:40 am). Taxi onwards to arrive at Hotel for lunch. Alternatively board the Jan Shatabdi at 3:30 pm and reach Hardwar at 7:25pm. Taxi onwards.
CHECK LIST OF ESSENTIAL PERSONAL ITEMS FOR KAYAKING
• SHORTS (QUICK DRYING CLOTHES FOR RIVER
• CHANGE OF CLOTHES KAYAK
• TOILETRIES/TOWEL/ FOR PERSONAL USE
• TOILET PAPER – OPTIONAL.
• SUNSCREEN LOTION
• CORD FOR SPECTACLES & SUNGLASSES
• CAMERA (OPTIONAL)
• PERSONAL MEDICATION (IF ANY)
• CIGARETTES/ALCOHOL - WE DO NOT SERVE ANY
• WATER BOTTLE
• RIVER SANDAL/FLIP FLOPS
Includes : Transportation, Professional Instructor & Equipment.
NOTE : With A Group Booking Of 6 Or More The Course Will Be Closed To Your Group or Family Only.