This is our special end of the year trip instructed by internationally renowned kayaker Darren Clarkson King.  The trip is setup for 3-days but the last day is optional and it is possible to sign up for the 2-day session if you need to get back on Sunday night. 

Float along the wild and scenic section of the Cauvery river,  relax around a camp-fire on a river beach and get ready to for an addition of a lifetime. This course is a combination of two of our most sought after courses, i.e. LTK+  LTR Into. This course will be held in the pristine river section of Cauvery near Dabagulli temple on the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary.  

About the Instructor : Darren Clarkson King

Darren is an adventurer whose personal philosophy asks what we can learn when we put ourselves in a place of adventure. Over the last 20 years Darren has explored some of the worlds most challenging rivers, along with countless classic trails. He is a skilled expedition provider, speaker and mentor.

He runs a mentoring business along with Pure Land Expeditions. He is a IRF class 4-5 guide, safety boater and trip leader.



  • Must be above the age of 12
  • Must not suffer from any medical or physical condition that prohibits the participant from partaking in strenuous physical exercise
  • Ability to swim 10 minutes unassisted, with the use of a PFD (Personal Flotation Device)



The first day of the course is meant to get you familiar with the basics of the sport. You will be taught and made to practice the following skills in a section of a river that is fairly still . 

  • River safety protocol 
  • Swimming in the river
  • Gear familiarity and boat control 
  • Basic paddling strokes, forward, backward, side and turn strokes
  • Self rescue and eskimo rescue technique

By the end of the day you should feel much more comfortable inside that "plastic shell", inspired to continue to paddle towards new destinations, may them be rivers, ocean coasts, back waters, lakes.


River Reading

To be able to "read" the waters in front of us is an essential skill for a kayaker. We will start observing the water flows and their dynamics, trying to understand what happens on the surface and under it. We will learn how to identify and name all the different features that we find in a river environment, and we will start reasoning on how those features will have an impact on our kayak descent. River reading is a learning process that will take a lifetime; in this course we will lay down the foundations.

In this session you will be taught to negotiate currents and we will introduce you to handling your kayak in moving water. You will be taught the different white water kayaking skills that are essential to maneuver the kayak down the river. 

River Rescue

Kayaking is a relatively safe sport, but while in the river many things can happen, and we need to know what to do. You will learn how to rescue yourself and how to rescue others, according to the most efficient rescue techniques that are preferred in the river. We will teach you how to swim a rapid in the safest way, how to use a throw bag, how to take a boat to the shore, but most of all how to decide what to do in case of an emergency on the river.

Paddling on moving water

The last 3 hours of this session we will guide you down a couple of class II rapids where will you havean opportunity to test your newly acquired paddling skills. 


We will begin by paddling upstream for about 4 kms. Yes, you read it right, upstream paddling for 4 kms. Any kayaker will tell you that paddling upstream is a true test of your technical skills. Upstream paddling requires one to ferry and eddy-hop from one side of the river to another while working your way up. All the river running skills that you have learnt so far will be put to the test. The goal of the day is to reach  two amazing Class III rapids on which we will spend the next 3 hours training. Portaging these rapids will be an option for those who think they are not upto it.  Check out the gallery below for some of the photos from this section



  • Depart Bangalore 0630 hrs on Day 1
  • 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM LTK session on the river.  
  • Collect wood, pitch tents, relax and camp out ! 
  • Day 2. Start LTR-Intro session at 9am on the river
  • Depart for Bangalore at 5:30 PM ( those who opt for the 2-day version of the course)
  • Day 3. Paddle upstream for 3-kms and practise on two class II-III rapids 
  • Course ends at 5:30 PM and we leave back for Bangalore


  • A change of clothes to get wet in
  • Water resistant shoes or sandals (Very important)
  • Snacks
  • Sun Screen
  • Medicines for any existing ailments of allergies 
  • Sleeping bags
  • Cup-noodles, bread, chocolates, gatorade etc. (Enough provisions to keep you going for 2 days)


  •   RS. 9000/PERSON (2-day)

  •   Rs. 12000/ Person (3- day)**

Break-up of the cost

  • Kayak + Equipment ( Spray Deck + PFD + Helmet + Paddle) rental. Rs. 3000 (per day)
  • Kayak instruction   : Rs. 1500 (per day)
  • Tents. 

*Food and Transport charged as per actuals. 

** Discount of Rs 1500 offered for the 3-day program.


  • Kayaking is an extremely instructor intensive activity and therefore to ensure safety of the participants we have a small ratio of only 3/4 students per instructors
  • Our Students are given the top quality equipment which has been certified for use on any grade of whitewater.
  • Our courses are based on the syllabus as prescribed by the ACA (American Canoe Association)
  • Transport to and from the city can be arranged upon request at an extra cost


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  • 100 % refund between 7 days prior to the course date
  • 50% refund or 100% credit between 2-7 days prior to the course date
  • No refund or 50% credit between 0-48 hrs prior to the course date