White water rafting in Tista was introduced in Darjeeling hills more than a decade earlier and has gained tremendous popularity since then. Several private organizations along with DGHC tourism have set up rafting facilities. River Tista is graded at IV on an international scale. With a series of rapids with varying intensity and character, Tista extends a challenging invitation to the enthusiasts.
The rafting organized by Naturebeyond starts from Chitrey near Tista Bazar on the Sikkim-Bengal Highway. Safety is of highest importance for any rafting program organized by Naturebeyond. All our rafting programs are managed by highly experienced staff, the rafting equipment used here is also of very high quality.
However, some precautions have to be taken during these programs such as
Persons suffering from weak heart conditions, epilepsy, expecting mothers and those with serious ailments are not permitted to go rafting.
Alcohol is not permitted at least six hours prior to the river trip.
Non-swimmers are welcome to rafting but may be restricted to certain sections of the river, on the advice of the River Guide/ Trip Leader.
All guests are required to sign the 'assumption of Risk and Release' bond before undertaking the trip.