How to apply for non-commercial kayaking, rafting permit for Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand River Rafting / Kayaking Rule 6 (2014) discusses various provisions for non-commercial expeditions. Read on to know more.

What are non-commercial kayaking, rafting activities?

The non-commercial activities include (Rule 6-1)

  • competition
  • reconnaissance
  • search
  • training

How to apply for non-commercial permit

1. Fill in the application form included in the Annexure B of the Rules 2014. (Rule 6-1)

2. To fill the form you will need the following information and documents:

Applicant Details

  • Name of applicant and company, firm, or organization
  • Full address of the applicant, including email, fax, landline, or mobile number
  • Past experience of organizing similar events (if any)

Activity / Event Details

  •  Name of proposed activity or event
  • River area / venue of the event
  • Event duration
  • Name of kayaking / rafting guide (senior and junior)
  • Number of participants
  • Rescue / safety arrangements

Monetary Details

  • Fee details
  • Insurance

3. Submit the form to the office of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB). (Rule 6-1)

4. Submit the application one month in advance of the event. (Rule 6-1)

Even the commercial rafting / kayaking expeditions shall apply one month in advance for the permission. The CEO shall decide the fee depending on the number of kayaks, rafts, and participants. (Rule 6-4)

 

Who is exempt from kayaking or rafting permit?

The armed forces and government departments do not require permits for kayaking or rafting training and expeditions on rivers of Uttarakhand. (Rule 6-2)

However, they must inform the CEO about the activities one month in advance. (Rule 6-2)

Who can conduct the non-commercial kayaking, rafting expeditions and training?

Only river guides and senior guides who have approval of the Technical Committee shall conduct these activities. (Rule 6-3)

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