Rafting Nepal is one of the best ways to leave behind the stress of everyday life by simply immersing in the beauty and power of one of the country’s many rivers. Camping on the remote and beautiful riverside, catching glimpses of the local culture as you paddle by, the journey will offer time for reflection as well as the thrill of taming (or not) some of the world’s best tides, gravity powered and gut-wrenching rapids.
Rafting Nepal can be a choice of single day trips or extended expeditions; all trips, whether rafting or kayaking, are fully supported and equipped to the last detail. Professional guides, on-river tuition, safety kayakers and state of the art equipment make challenging rivers possible to ride, even with little or no previous rafting or kayaking experience. All you need to bring is a sense of adventure, a positive attitude and some extra underpants!
The best times for rafting and kayaking in Nepal are from September to early December, and March to early June. Rafting during the summer is difficult as many of the country’s rivers become un-navigable due to the increased volume of water from the monsoon runoff, and the winter season offers short, cold days and nights. Nepal is one of the best places for learning basic wilderness survival abilities. Most of the locals still rely on traditional skills and trades for their daily existence. We offer a basic jungle survival course during our rafting trips. This is one of the best ways to learn on-the-spot techniques from both the locals and our instructors. Trips longer than two days are ideally suited for this purpose.
Big rapids, warm water, beautiful scenery and great camping make this a classic multi-day rafting in Nepal.The Sun Koshi river rises near Tibet and flows eastward through Nepal to join the Ganges in India. It forms the watershed for most of eastern Nepal
With its magnificent white water and beautiful unspoiled valley, together with one of the most scenic treks in Nepal, the Tamur provides one of the best blends of rafting and trekking in the country. The Tamur and its tributaries drain the snows
The Trisuli offers a great entry or warm up for the kayaker and offers a pleasant trip for the rafter with exhilarating, but not too easy rapids with easy access from Kathmandu or Pokhara. This river comes into its own in high water conditions
The Bhote Koshi is the main branch of the Sun Koshi and is a steep mountain river only a few hours’ drive from Kathmandu. Rafting on the Bhote Koshi offers one or two days of intense and challenging river activity. The valley is impressively
The Marsyangdi, or Raging River, is one of the best class 4 white-water rivers in Nepal – and the world – with continuous, exhilarating white water, magnificent mountain backdrops and every bend opening up fresh vistas of some of the world’s highest mountains.
Named after the goddess Kali, the Kali Gandaki is considered a particularly holy river and it offers medium length river trips, combining exhilarating white water with beautiful scenery and diverse wildlife. This is also a terrific river for rafting in Nepal.