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Frequently Asked Question’s

What are Fixed Departures?
Fixed Departuresare listed departures that we organize on a fixed date and with a fixed number of seats.
What are the minimum and maximum seats required for a RWAT Fixed Departure to operate?
Max 15 Min 4
What are the advantages of a fixed departure?
  • A fixed departure helps you plan and organize well in advance, in terms of applying for leaves at the office or for preparing yourself physically for any demanding activity, be it adventurous sports, trips, treks or simple travel.
  • Many a times, it so happens that friends / family are unable to accompany you because of prior commitments. A fixed departure allows you to travel individually, yet be part of a larger group.
  • The most beneficial part of a fixed departure is the group size. The cost of the overall program works out fairly easy on the pocket!!
Any other notes on fixed departures?
Yupp. Plan well in advance, for the seats are also limited. If one takes a little longer to take a decision and the seats are taken; you then miss out on tremendous opportunity for what make this "A probable Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience".
How is RWAT able to offer such economical prices?
Our unique style & strategies for marketing selected properties, face-to-face interactions and recee of various destinations is the only way to keep the costs really competitive.
We spend your money providing an authentic experience of a lifetime, not just simply providing the basic hotel itineraries and expensive western-style meals. We pass off real time discounts to our clients along with our low prices.
Another thing you'll notice is the inclusions.We do like to mention all the major highlights of a destination, the things that everyone goes to see and will be actually doing. On every trip Itinerary we will have 'Inclusions' of your trip, things that many other companies charge locally for. We leave many other activities as options, to provide you the freedom and flexibility to choose what you want to do on a daily basis in any adventure u seek.
What are the age restrictions & Safety Protocols for Adventure Sports & trips
There are no specific upper age limits for Adventure Sports however travelers will have to fill up the registration form along with an indemnity letter provided by RWAT before travelling. Travellers with preexisting medical conditions are required to complete a medical questionnaire. Family Adventures are open to families with children aged between 8 and 17 years of age as its extremely dangerous for children below the age of 8 and is not recommended at all. Our standard (non-family) adventures are open to children aged 12 years or older when accompanied by a parent. To travel independently you must be at least 18 years of age.
Accommodation: "I am a single traveller; will I be charged a single occupancy?
We on most of our trips do not have a single occupancy policy. This means that most of the accommodations are on a twin share basis and, if you are travelling on your own, you will be still charged for a twin share or one can share a room with another traveller of the same sex. Some tours have an optional single occupancy or rarely mandatory single occupancy units.
An optional service that may be available is called "My Own Room". This service allows solo travellers to request their own private room while on tour. The cost and the details vary from trip to trip, so please refer to each trip itineraries for details.
Are airfare & airport transfers included?
Our adventures packages do not includeany airfare. Just ask for an air quote when making your booking. You may also book these flights through your preferred travel agent. If you would prefer a pre-arranged transfer these are usually available at an additional coston request. There are some hotels which provide the airport transfers as well so we recommend that you inform us in advance to make smooth arrangements for flight or taxi on arrival. (This is the most economical and efficient way of getting you to your hotel). Departure transfers can be locally arranged at additional cost from the finishing point or hotel.
What type of ground transportation is used by RWAT?
Trip specific information on transportation can be found on the trip itinerary however in most cases we use Private buses (Volvos 2x2 seated ,Tata 2x2 seated) Cars (Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xuv, Xylo, Scorpio) as means of transportation.
What is the most appropriate type of luggage to bring?
We strongly recommend bringing a backpack or duffel bag, as suitcases can be cumbersome and difficult to store in buses, under seats, etc. Keep in mind that you will normally have to carry your own luggage on and off buses and trains and up and down hotel staircases. Suitcases with wheels may not work well on dirt or cobblestone roads. Please refer to our, bring along catalogue.
What clothing should I carry for one of your adventures?
We always recommend packing as light as possible however the specific requirements for your tour will vary widely depending on where and when you are traveling. Our 'Trip Details' document includes a suggested packing list and these can be downloaded from each individual trip Itinerary. The checklist is tour specific and based upon the experience of our experienced ground staff. Please refer to our, bring along catalogue.
Can you help arrange my travel visas?
Requirements for travel visas vary widely depending on your nationality and your destination. Although we are unable to arrange visas on your behalf we may provide links for various visa facilitation offices that will help you procure it.
Is tipping included and if not, how much should i budget?
Tips are not included in the adventure, tour, trip price and tipping is entirely at your discretion.
Bring Along: Rafting
  1. Cap/Hat/Balaclava (winters)
  2. Eye wear that protects against UV rays.
  3. T-Shirts Cotton/Dry Fits
  4. Shorts Cotton/Dry Fits & a pair of long leggings/tracks/pajamas
  5. Rafting Sandals (commonly known as "Floaters")
  6. A pair of sneakers/sports shoes
  7. A wind cheater (winters)
  8. A jacket/woolen sweater (winters)
  9. A pair of thermal inners (winters)
  10. Sun screen lotion with a good SPF strength (20-25)
  11. Any special medication that you are on
  12. Toiletries
  13. A Torch with extra batteries
  14. All of the above goes into an overnight bag ( a 30-40lts back pack)
Dress Code for Rafting:
  • Shorts, T-shirts, Floaters. A cap over this gear is optional.
Dress Code during the day at the camp:
  • Shorts, T-shirts, Floaters and a Cap.
Dress Code for the evening:
  • Pajamas / leggings with a T-shirt and a jacket or cardigan (Sweater) for the winters.
  • Footwear could be floaters or shoes.
High Altitude

High altitude terrain starts above the height of 9,000ft. Typical features are a receding tree line (which eventually disappears), extensive presence of moraine and snow and a progressively thinning air cover. With a rarified air cover in the atmosphere, associated with High Altitude are various levels of altitude sickness that one encounters. To overcome the same listed are a few pointers -

Drink lots of water (minimum 3 Liter's a day)

You may not feel dehydrated, but with the dry atmosphere prevalent in high altitude, the loss of moisture from your body is hardly noticeable. Common symptoms of dehydration are dry lips, a dry tongue and the urine changing color from light yellow to dark yellow. Should you notice any of these, Grab the nearest bottle of water and drink!

Avoid Alcohol and Cigarettes

A common thought is that drinking a few pegs of RUM (or any alcohol) will help you ease in to the night and sleep comfortably. WRONG! Alcohol dehydrates you. Ever thought why after a night of heavy drinking, do you wake up with a headache, a hangover? It is because your body has lost it's moisture content and the salt balance. You may not indulge in heavy drinking in high altitude, but the effects are the same. Drinking alcohol will dehydrate you and eventually give you a headache. So what about the sleep? It won't last beyond 2-3hrs. After that you will find yourself tossing and turning around in the bed. Instead, before you sleep, have a glass of water. And of course, in an atmosphere with thin air, you really want to make sure your body gets as much oxygen as possible, so choose well between smoke and fresh air.

Take ample rest

Don't rush, don't run, breathe comfortably. One of the best ways to acclimatize yourself is to take as much rest as you can and ease yourself slowly and steadily in to the high altitude environment.

Bring Along General
1. Hat / Cap 01 nos.
2. Woolen cap / Balaclava 01 nos.
3. Warm Scarf 01 nos.
4. Pair of Woolen Gloves
5. Round neck T-shirt, min 03 nos.
6. Fleece Sweatshirt / Sweater min 02 nos.
7. Windproof Jacket 01 nos.
8. Leggings from a Track-suit, min 01pair
9. Shorts min 01 pair
10. Pair of sturdy sports shoes with rubber sole
11. Cotton Socks, min 03 pairs
12. Woolen Socks, min 02 pairs
13. Thermal Inners, Lower & Upper, min 01 pair
14. Raincoat / Poncho 01 nos.
15. Hand / Face Towel min 01 nos.
16. Full Body Towel min 01 nos.
17. Torch with spare batteries, 01 set
18. Umbrella 01 nos.
19. Sunscreen lotion, min 30 SPF
20. A pair of eye shades
21. Basic medicines & Medicines as specified by doctor (Very Important to carry your Inhalers if asthmatic.)
22. Toiletries
23. Extra Pair of shoe laces
24. A duffel bag / suitcase / stroller/ Backpack
25. A small day pack / backpack"

Please Note:

It is very important that you line the inside of your duffel bags with a big polythene sheet. Doing so will ensure, that in the event of rain, even though your bag may get wet, your clothes will still remain dry!

Your bags will be loaded on the vehicle's roof while traveling by road. Batteries in High Altitude and cold weather drain out rather fast. Carry enough spares for your cameras.