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SEASON 2 Launch Expedition

The Soul of Steel – Himalayan is not just an expedition; it’s a transformative journey designed to test your limits and unearth your inner strength. Backed by the Indian Army, the Soul of Steel – Himalayan is an international challenge series designed by CLAW Global- a team of Indian Special Forces veterans, elite endurance athletes, and multidisciplinary specialists. The series is a unique blend of psychological, endurance, physical toughness, specialized mountaineering, and survival skills—a transformative journey amidst the awe-inspiring Himalayas.

Soul of Steel - Himalayan: Season 2 Launches With
River Rafting Expedition

As a prelude to the upcoming Soul of Steel Himalayan – Season 2, we present a thrilling River Rafting Expedition organized by CLAW Global and Buddy Hikers. This expedition promises to be a test of courage, a taste of adventure, and a glimpse into the challenges that await in the Soul of Steel Series.

Date: 18 Jan to 23 Jan 2024

Route: Rudraprayag to Rishikesh

Experience the Rush

Prepare for five days of heart-pounding river rafting where each rapid navigated mirrors the challenges that will be encountered in the Soul of Steel Himalayan Series. The daunting expedition  stretches from the mesmerising Rudraprayag in the Lower Himalayas up to the holy city of Rishikesh in the plains, navigating along the Alaknanda and Ganga rivers. The itinerary is meticulously crafted to offer an immersive experience of water rafting and Yoga amidst the serene Himalayan landscape.

Itinerary Highlights

18th JanArrive at Gauchar Army Area for basic training in white water rafting, adventure situations, and first aid essentials.
Reporting Location: RP Gate, Gauchar Army Camp
Reporting time: by 1300 hrs (1:00 pm)
19th JanSet off from Rudraprayag to Srinagar Garhwal (Dhari Devi) for a 5-hour rafting day covering Class 3+/4 rapids.
20th JanContinue from Srinagar Garhwal to Devprayag, navigating 10 Class 2+/3 rapids over 5 hours and camping near the sacred confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers.
21th JanRaft down from Devprayag to Kaudiyala, encountering 10 Class 2+/3 rapids over 5 hours and camp by the banks of the holy Ganga River.
22th JanFrom Kaudiyala to Rishikesh, experience nearly 20 Class 3+/4 rapids, including the famous “The Wall,” in a thrilling 5-hour rafting adventure.
23th JanConclude the expedition with a Flag In Ceremony at Rishikesh/ Haridwar and departure in the evening after 1700 hrs (5:00 pm)

Activity Fees

₹ 29000 (Includes 18% GST Fee)


– Accommodation in homestays, tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, toilet facilities, dining arrangements, etc.

– All meals, refreshments, first aid kits, necessary permits, and technical equipment.

– Trained staff including River Guides, Yoga Instructors, Cooks, and Support Staff.

– Engaging activities like waterfall visits, cliff jumping, jungle trail trekking, and yoga sessions.

Exclusions– Personal expenses, Toiletries, Insurance coverage, and Unforeseen costs due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.
Items to Carry

Headlamp, Water bottle, and special personal medications (if necessary).

A 20-30 Litre backpack for carrying the essentials during the expedition. 

Additional luggage of maximum 20 kg limit will be carried separately by the organisers during rafting.

Following clothing items should be carried (expect to get wet) :

  • Warm jacket- 01
  • Synthetic/waterproof track pants – 2 
  • T shirts (full sleeve) – 3
  • Waterproof jacket – 1
  • Cotton socks – 4 pair
  • Waterproof hand gloves – 2 pair
  •  Shoes/ Floaters – 02 pair
  •  Adequate undergarments.


Any person (Indian or foreign) who is medically fit and above 18 years of age are eligible. NO prior qualification in water rafting is required, however, will be preferred. Persons with ailments which are acceptable in the expedition may be allowed subject to medical advice.

How to Apply

To secure your spot in this exclusive river rafting experience, express your interest in participating in the upcoming Soul of Steel Himalayan – Season 2 Launch Expeditions by filling out the application form on the website

Are you ready to challenge yourself amidst the majestic Himalayas?
Dive into this exhilarating expedition, set against the backdrop of nature’s wonders. Click Enroll Now to submit your application and secure your spot for an unforgettable adventure!

Route Map

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