Adventure brings out the hidden qualities of human beings. If you are taking time out for introspection nothing could be irreplaceable to river rafting. Travellers around the world are choosing White Water River rafting in India as well as Nepal to understand what brings the best out of their emotions and skills of a survivor.
When we are talking about adventure sports, your caution is fairly justified but India & Nepal are a good places for your initiation as a river rafter. Above that, the water of Ganges is believed to be extremely benevolent with the beginners in the sports. Expert river rafter can choose for more thrilling rapids in many other rivers like Brahmaputra River, Zanskar River, Alaknanda River, Indus River, Kali Sarda River and few others.
For places that are associated with river rafting in India as well as Nepal, your search will take you to Rishikesh, Leh-Ladakh, Sikkim, Nepal and some others. River rafting expeditions are set out early in the morning for most of the time to make the most of the day and avoid dangers of the darkness that befalls at night. You are most certainly accompanied with a professionally trained River Guide on your rafting trip with a safety kayaker following your raft, in case if there is some accident.
Camping is generally an integrated part of river rafting itinerary. You may also be able to spot free wildlife unaware of occasional human intrusion in their territory while you are set for camping. Make sure you are aware of the things you must not forget on a rafting trip and you put on life jackets and other things under supervision. Then, all is need to do is enjoy the thrill of rafting!
Chadar trekking was a fantastic experience and adventure... Until the 15th I only saw one tourist, but after 15th more people showed up. The guide Lama looked behind every time danger was near for me or for my equipment. At one point he even risked his own safety by when he jumped to hold me from sliding down from a high frozen waterfall into the Zanskar river.