AM I IN SAFE HANDS?
White World Expeditions is run by professional and experienced staff who place the highest priority on customer safety and service. Our guide are appropriately Licensed for the rivers we raft and carry on them their own well maintained rescue equipment.
White World Expeditions takes pride in its safety record, and our safety standards that in hence this record. We are licensed by Uttarakhand tourism.
CAN I BRING MY CAMERA OR VIDEO CAMERA?
We don't recommend bringing video cameras on the river, or even expensive still cameras, on trips. If you want we can organize photographer on the river. it's not the end of the world. Many river trips have professional photographer’s riverside, whose photos you can view and order after the trip.
HOW FIT SHOULD I BE TO GO RAFTING?
On rafting trips where we use oar boats (the guide does most of the work), you can choose to be as active as you wish. On many rafting trips paddle boats are used. This means that guests will be an active source of power to move the boat through the rapids and you will need to learn commands from your guides to help maneuver the boat as it moves downstream. You should be reasonably healthy, and must be able to fit into the life vests supplied by your outfitter. Paddling can sometimes be tiring, ...
I AM A FIRST TIMER, CAN I GO FOR RAFTING?
Yes, all our guided trips in the River are open for first-timers as well. You can join a Day Trip or Weekend trip to start with and an expedition trip thereafter, as long as you are passionate about the activity
I AM A SENIOR CITIZEN, CAN I GO RAFTING?
For fit, active seniors over 60 we recommend, as a first step, a class II paddle boat or oar boat trip. Depending on how this feels to you, you might want to try paddling a Class III river. Many healthy people of all ages.
I HAVE A FAMILY WITH YOUNG CHILDREN, CAN THEY GO RAFTING?
We have special family trips available, on which you can take children as young as four. Each particular river trip and company has its own suggested age limits. Contact the individual outfitters to find out suggested ages for their trips.
IF I CAN'T SWIM, CAN I STILL GO RAFTING?
Everyone on commercial rafting trips wears a coast guard approved life vest or personal flotation device (PFD). This critical piece of equipment will keep you afloat in the event that you find yourself in the river. Many non-swimmers go on Rafting and they have a great time. Your guide will give you an in depth safety talk before your trip explaining what you should prepare for and do in the event you fall out of the raft. Your guide is professionally trained in whitewater rescue and will work ...
IS ANY PHYSICAL PREPAREDNESS REQUIRED?
No high levels of fitness are required for rafting. Anybody over 14 years of age can run nearly all rivers, we do not offer. Persons suffering from weak heart conditions, epilepsy, expecting mothers or those with any serious ailment are not permitted to participate
IS IT SAFE?
Rafting is one of the safest adventure activities, provided activity is undertaken with standard equipments and safety procedures. All our trips are guided by competent and experienced River Guides with at least five years of experience on all rivers, we run. We use only international safety gear like Rafts, Life jackets, Helmets, etc. River guides are trained in First Aid and CPR and can handle minor injuries
IS WINTER A GOOD TIME TO GO FOR RAFTING?
Rafting is thrilling, exciting, wet, wild and unbelievably fun. However, as with all adventure sports, there is inherent risk involved. That risk contributes to the excitement, and is one of the reasons people enjoy rafting so much. Our guides are trained to minimize and manage risks, and, statistically, you're safer in a raft than in your car.
No it’s not good for rafting Yes you can do rafting in winter too that we provide best quality wetsuite and dry top which will keep you warm.
SHOULD I BE A SWIMMER?
Not necessarily, all our guided trips are open for non-swimmers as well. A comprehensive safety briefing is given before each trip and moreover, the ability to swim is not a consideration when you go down a whitewater river except for certain sections or rapids where swimmers are only allowed to participate.
SHOULD I TIP MY GUIDE?
Tipping is certainly appreciated by the guides, who work hard to make sure you have a fun, yet safe trip. If you feel your guide has done a good job, keeping you entertained, and sharing the wonderful river environment with you, then feel free to show your appreciation.
WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF FALLING OUT OF THE BOAT? WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I DO?
Believe it or not, many people love falling out of the boat. It's exciting. But it can be disorienting and a little overwhelming at first. Many people have taken multiple trips and never fallen in. Some people swim on their first trip. It's all a part of rafting. Before you go on any trip, you'll be given extensive instructions on what to do if you fall in, and how to stay safe. Follow your guide's instructions, and your "swim" could be the most exciting part of your trip and a great story to ...
WHAT HAPPENS ON A TYPICAL RAFTING TRIP?
Your trip begins when you meet the trip leader at your designated place and time. He or she will collect your release forms and distribute wetsuits if you rent them from your outfitter. Then everyone gets on the bus which will transport you to the “put in” where we put our rafts in the river. At the put in, the trip leader will give you a safety talk - a vital 20 to 30 minute discussion about how to be safe on the water. Then you'll head to your boat and jump in! Paddle boats ...
WHAT RAFTING EQUIPMENT WILL WE USING?
All raft and rafting equipment owned and operated by White World Expeditions Rafting exceed safety standard. All rafts are self bailing and excellent condition and are fully equipped for the expedition you are on.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR ON THE RIVER?
Luckily…this is not a fashion contest! Your gear will depend on the time of year, water temperature, and weather for your trip. Ask your outfitter for gear recommendations before your trip. As a rule of thumb we recommend you dress for the water temperature, rather than the air temperature, since you'll be getting wet. Hotter days, with cold water, we recommend wearing a wetsuit, which can be provide from us when you make your booking. Cooler days, with cold water, and especially Class ...
WHICH TRIPS ARE BEST FOR ME?
If you are just learning to raft, start off with a Class II or III, or an easy Class IV rafting trip. If you are nervous about being part of a paddle boat, an alternative is to ride along on an oar boat, which many companies offer on different rivers. Many rafters who are confident in the water, healthy, and feel adventurous, drop right into a Class IV river without prior experience. Guides will make sure you are trained in safety and paddle techniques. For Class IV Rivers, you must have prior ...