Saturday, 4 May 2013

Join Us on the Tons River!

As the mercury climbs and we all brace ourselves for another blistering summer, it’s time to start planning a getaway!  We have just the answer – exploring the area around the marvellous Tons River.

Where is the Tons?

The Tons River originates from the glaciers of the Har-Ki-Dun region in northwest Garhwal bordering Himachal Pradesh, and is the primary tributary of the Yamuna. It is a river runner’s dream come true as it percolates through the evergreen forests of the middle Himalayan ranges through a series of Class 3- 4 + rapids that equal any in the world.

The HRR Tons Base Camp
Himalayan River Runners Tons Base Camp is located 160 km from Shimla and 140 km from Mussourie. The Base Camp's idyllic location in a pine forest on the banks of the Tons River, at 4000 ft in the secluded Tons valley, makes for a wonderful setting.  Anyone who wants to spend time in the heart of nature will love this place!  And there are plenty of activities to keep everyone happy.

Accommodation at the base camp is in large deluxe tents on a twin share basis. Each tent has two camp cots, a small table and two chairs. The tents are set amidst pine groves with glimpses of the river and set apart from each other so that each enjoys relative privacy.
Toilets are dry pit western style, in keeping with environmental standards. And there are even facilities for hot showers!

The food served is a mixture of continental and Indian and caters to the international palate.

So Much to Do!
With so many activities available, your days will pass in a flash!  You can do a 2-3 hour long white water rafting trip on the 'river without peer'.  Or arrange a day hike, carrying a packed picnic lunch and returning to the base camp at night.  For anyone interested in an overnight trek, there is one that will take you up to a good vantage point to see the snow-capped Himalayas. 

Some of the well known treks in the HRR repertoire that originate from the Tons Base camp are the challenging Buran Pass, the moderate Ruinsara and many other alpine meadow treks from easy to moderate and moderate+, such as the Kedar Kantha meadows trek.  Please see our website ( for more details.

Other activities include bird watching, trout fishing in virgin waters and long swims in idyllic forest pools.  For those looking for something more physical, rock climbing, rappelling and mountain biking are also available.

Don’t Delay!
Our Tons Base Camp opens on 01 June and is operational until 30 June.  Don’t miss this golden opportunity to enjoy clean air, refreshing waters and the bliss and serenity of being in nature! 

For information call:  91-11-2685-2602 / 91-11-2696-8169
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