White Water Rafting
The Himalayan snow-melt feeds Nepal’s rivers with a generosity to make them forces to be reckoned with! Beginning in the glacier fields above 5,000m, ending in the far off tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, these watery serpents navigate their way through the sometimes rugged sometimes serene wilderness country of Nepal’s middle hills. It is here that they become juggernauts – growing in volume and speed, thundering over unseen boulders, winding and foaming through narrow labyrinthine canyons. then calming their growl to rest and flow deep and slow, until the next bend brings on another rush of bad temper. Nepal is now one of the world’s premier white-water destinations – rivers with wide sandy beaches for camping, fantastic scenery, a wide diversity of wildlife, and of course, world class rapids. Besides the Royal Bengal Tiger and the Great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros, the park is also famous for the Gaur and the Leopard. Every afternoon, buffalo valves are staked out at three regular spots, overloaded by a blind or hide out about 60 yards from the bait. Guests and visitors are taken to the palace to try and watch the tiger in the kill.
The Trisuli, river of the Trident and of Shiva is the best introduction to wonderful rafting (you can take a trip for) one to three days on the way to Chitwan National Park or to Pokhara, The Sunkosi, River of Gold is for the true white water enthusiast lasting 10 days, The Tamakosi, River of Copper. The beautiful River, Kaligandaki for 5 and 8 days is one of the best white water rafting in Nepal. The Arun, The Marshyangdi, the Seti for a perfect family expedition for two to three days , the Bheri, and the Karnali, fast flowing and deep, sparkling clean water, strong rapids, untouched and unspoiled river for 10 & 15 days, Tumbling downwards from the mountains, all having their sources in the glaciers draining the slopes of one or other of the great peaks, these mighty and powerful rivers cut through the Nepali countryside, swift and turbulent sometimes, placid and calm at others, providing an exhilarating means of viewing and ever-changing scenery. Please write us for Particular River of your interest.
Trisuli River -the kingdom’s most popular raftable river. (Grade III – IV)
The Trishuli River (grade 3+) is one of the most popular, if not favorite, of Nepal’s raftable rivers. Due to its proximity to Kathmandu and the easy road access, which accompanies it, most rafting companies offers trips in Trishuli. For first time rafters it offers plenty of excitement. Many choose to incorporate a ride down the Trishuli with either a trip to the Royal Chitwan National Park or Pokhara.
The Sun Koshi–offers a classic multi-day wilderness trip. (Grade III – IV)
The Sun Koshi (4 – 5) is Nepal’s second offering for expedition rafting. With a put in only three hours from Kathmandu, it is more easily accessible than Karnali while nevertheless offering an incredible stretch of exhilarating white water. The run is 270 km and requires 8 -10 days to complete wit road access only at the beginning and end. On the third day rapid reach the upper 4 classifications and the remainder of the trip is consistently intense- the white water stays white until the very end.
Kali Gandaki -one of the holiest rivers in Nepal. (Grade III – IV)
The Kali Gandaki (4-4+) winds through remote canyons and deep gorges for five days of intense rapids among gorgeous wilderness and mountain views. The run flow 120 km and its challenges are continuous. Trips in Kali Gandaki begin and end in Pokhara and offers exciting alternative to Trishuli.
Bhote Kosi River -“Nepal’s steepest action packed rafting trip”. (Grade III – V)
The Bhote Koshi (4 – 5) is worth special mention. It is a two-day run of adrenaline located only three hours from Kathmandu. 26 km continuous white water soaks rafters as they shoot through a veritable maze of canyons and boulders. Little more than swimsuit is needed for this one.
Seti River -ideal conditions to learn & hone kayaking skills. (Grade II – III)
The Seti River (2 – 3 ) This River has relatively small volume but blue and warm water and we recommend this as an ideal short trip for first time rafters or as “Warm-up” for intermediate kayakers. Seti is Best River for learning kayak in Nepal as she has very best character for this. The water temperature is incredibly warm, making it a popular choice for winter trips and also for kayak clinics for the course of beginners, diploma and advanced as well. After your exhilarating white water trip you have options either to drive or fly back to Kathmandu or to visit the Royal Chitwan National Park or again you can go for the trekking trip in the popular area of Annapurna region for few days.
Most of the year, the Seti is famous for its dazzling scenery is a gentle river, attracting families, bird watchers, nature lovers and dreamers. However, during the monsoon, its swollen rapids prove an exciting test for experienced rafters and kayakers.
Karnali -Nepal’s mightiest pristine river. (Grade III – V)
The Karnali River (4- 5) is the west is the longest and the largest river in Nepal. To arrive at its banks requires a two-day trek from Surkhet in terai. The next 90 km are spent flying through spectacular landscape and narrow gorges band down some of the most challenging rapids in the world. For the remaining 90 km, the scenery and the wildlife are the main attraction, as in abundance of fish.
During most trips, the wilderness is uninterrupted by human habitation.
Marshyangdi or “Raging River” – best whitewater runs in the world. (Grade IV-V)
The raging Marshyangdi (4- 5) is relative newcomer in this group. The Marshyangdi run is four days of uninterrupted white water. Flowing through the gorges of the Annapurnas, it runs sandwiched between 52 km of boiling foam and towering peaks. Trips on Marshyandi starts from Pokhara.