Canyoning Nepal

Cannoning Nepal

After several months of research and exploration, our Whitewater Pursuits Specialists have completed the first descents and discovered an amazing new canyon site just outside of our own family village. Located half way between Kathmandu & Pokhara – on the way to the Chitwan National Park – canyoning with Paddle Nepal can be conveniently combined with rafting or kayaking down the Trisuli or Lower Seti Rivers.

What is Canyoning?

Canyoning Nepal is the exploration of waterfalls and canyons by means of abseiling (repelling/descending via harness & rope), jumping, sliding, spelunking, scrambling and swimming. Sometimes known as canyoneering – this hot, new adventure sport has quickly gained popularity with adrenalin junkies around the world. Simply put – it is damn good fun!

What to Bring

Our canyoning nepal adventure is a day trip, so you don’t need to stress too much over what to bring. We will provide all the equipment including wetsuits, so really all you need is a swimsuit or something comfortable to wear under a wetsuit and a comfortable pair of sports sandals. A towel and a water bottle is also a good idea. Most importantly you just need to bring a positive attitude and sense of adventure!

What’s Included

  • professional English speaking local guides, highly trained in canyoning and climbing & safety certified to international standards in Wilderness First Aid and White Water Rescue.
  • state of the art specialized canyoning equipment certified for specific use (ropes, harnesses, carabiners, figure eights, descenders, shunts, tiblocks, mallions, etc)
  • professional canyoning safety outfitting (helmets, life jackets, harnesses, wetsuits & booties)
  • fresh, delicious & hygienically prepared lunch and drinking water
  • round trip local bus transportation (sometimes private 4WD, micro-van or big bus & sometimes tourist bus)
  • industry standard first aid kits

What’s NOT Included

  • unrelated transportation, visas, travel documents, departure taxes etc…
  • items of a personal nature (toiletries, clothing, camera etc)
  • alcohol and junk food
  • plastic bottled mineral water **we prefer to treat local stream water and help preserve our environment**
  • insurance **we provide insurance for our crew – but participants must be properly insured through an emergency travel plan**
  • tips for guides

What to Expect

Our canyoning zone is about 3 hours drive with our private 4WD jeep from our Pokhara (4 hours from Kathmandu) on the way to the Chitwan National Park and close to the confluence of the Trisuli and Lower Seti Rivers.

It is a moderate 30 minute walk up to the start point, where we will be rewarded with spectacular views of lush jungle and a 130-meter waterfall. Our canyoning zone actually has 8 main waterfalls; however we do not abseil all of them. This massive drop simply set the stage for our training and briefing before we slip slide our way down the remaining 7 cascading falls.

We will provide a comprehensive safety briefing and then get geared up and start learning how to rock climb and abseil. We use a simple dry pitch for the instruction and practice. Once everyone feels confident and gear is triple checked, we are ready to go…Our trip leader will always be at the top with you, providing instructions and encouragement as he helps you descend your way down the waterfalls while additional crew are waiting at the bottom for you. The largest waterfall we run is about 26 meters. Sometimes, we slide and sometimes we jump directly into the clear pools below. If you ever find it too difficult to abseil yourself, then our crew are prepared to take over and abseil you down. In the unusual chance that fear totally overcomes you – there is always the chance to walk down.

The actual canyoning exploration takes about 3 1/2 hours. We will enjoy a picnic lunch with unbelievable views in Mother Nature’s best playground and then it is time for the drive back home.

This site is conveniently located 1/2 way between Kathmandu & Pokhara and only 45 minutes from Chitwan National Park, so the choice is yours…Home-Stay option! At the end of your exhilarating day of canyon exploration – you are invited to our family village farm to experience an evening of authentic Nepali life. Alternate riverside camping can also be arranged if preferred, or you may choose to return to Kathmandu or Pokhara the same day – the choice is yours!

Extra Adventurous Add On Activities.

  • Chitwan National Park – Hop on a local bus just 1 hour from our Canyoning Zone and enjoy Jungle Safari Activities.
  • Bandipur – Enjoy beautifiul sunrise mountain views from this quaint traditional village only 1 hour away.

Multi  adventure – Chain of diffirent adventure from kathamandu  to  Chitwan National park with cycling, rafting , hiking to Nepalese holy place manakamana, canyoning and  chitwan national park.

Responsible Adventure

We believe that “responsible travel” means more than just recycling and picking up garbage at camp.  On an outdoor adventure in Nepal, we must be accountable in many ways and have respect, not only for our environment, but for our local people and local economy.  This is not just marketing speak – this is a sincere dedication to walk the walk and not just talk the talk…