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Rafting in Nepal

Nepal has earned a reputation as one of the most popular destinations in the world for white water rafting for families, couples and groups with a variety of ages and abilities. White water rafting means cruising down a rushing river in an inflatable rubber raft or a kayak over crashing waves and swirling rapids for the excitement of a lifetime. Nepal's thundering waters, coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalaya, provide unmatched thrills for rafting and immersing oneself in the landscape. Rivers are graded on a scale of one to six, with 1 being a swimming pool and 6 a one-way ticket to your maker. Grade 4 is considered to be quite challenging without being exceedingly dangerous to the novice rafter. Grade 5 requires some precious river experience. Here are some of the popular rafting trips. Our river rafting guide and staff are the very best white water professionals and has remained the most important asset of our company. They all are exclusively trained in first aid and white water rescue. Please take a look at our River Expeditions or contact us for suggestion on a trip that suits you. Read our day-to-day rafting itineraries to learn more about these expeditions.

  Name of River Season Jan-May June-August Sept-Oct Nov-Dec
  Trishuli River Grade 2 4 3 2
  Sunkoshi River Grade 3 5 4+ 3+
  Kali Gandaki River Grade 4 Impossible 5 4
  Karnali River Grade 4+ Impossible 5 4+
  Arun River Grade 4 Impossible 5 4+
  Seti River Grade 2+ 4+ 3 2+
  Bhote Koshi River Grade 4 Impossible Impossible 4

Trishuli River Rafting

It 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, our company offers trips on the Trishuli River. For the first time rafters it gives you plenty of excitement. Many river runners choose to incorporate a ride down the Trishuli with either a trip to Pokhara or to the Royal Chitwan National Park.

Sunkoshi River Rafting

It is Nepal 's second rafting river with a put-in only three hours from Kathmandu, it is more easily accessible than the Karnali River. Nevertheless it offers an incredible stretch of exhilarating white water. The run is 270 km and requires 8-10 days to complete with road access only at the beginning and end.

Kali Gandaki River Rafting

The river originates from the high Tibetan Plateau of Mustang and plunges down through remote canyons and deep gorges between Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna for five days with intense rapids among gorgeous wilderness and mountain views. The river flows 120 km for three days of intense rapids through gorgeous wilderness and beautiful mountain views.

Karnali River Rafting

In the far west is the longest and largest river inNepal. To arrive at its banks it requires a two-day trek from Surkhet in the Terai. The next 90 km are spent flying through spectacular landscapes and narrow gorges and down some of the most challenging rapids in the world. For the remaining 90 km, the scenery and wildlife are the main attractions, as is the abundance of fish. During most of this trip, the wilderness is uninterrupted by human habitations.

Marshyangdi River Rafting

The raging 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 the Marshyangdi start from Pokhara.

Bhotekoshi River Rafting

It is a two-day rafting trip of pure adrenaline ideal for those who would like to complete in a short time and budget. The river site is located only three hours from Kathmandu. Twenty-six km of continuous white water batters rafters as they shoot through a veritable maze of canyons and boulders. Little more than a swimsuit is needed for this one.

Seti River Rafting

You can have a fairly short trip in the Seti River and offers beautiful mountain views and also unique river passing through two beautiful and contrasting scenic areas of Manaslu and Annapurna regions. 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.

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