In 2011, the Government of Himachal Pradesh (H.P.) amended the Himachal Pradesh River Rafting Rules, 2005. The amended version is referred to as the Himachal Pradesh River Rafting (Amendment) Rules, 2011.
The new rules do not permit river rafting within the state during July 15 to September 15. However, if weather conditions are favorable, rafting is allowed in Lahaul and Spiti District from June 1 to October 31.