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Rafting in Nepal

Rafting in NepalNepal has earned the reputation as one of the best destinations in the world for white water rafting. Nepal's thundering rivers , coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalaya, provide unmatched thrills for rafting and immersing oneself in the landscape. A rafting trip is bound to be the highlight of your stay in the country.

Besides the spectacular rivers,  the superb  mountain scenery and a  rich cultural heritage   are the added benefits for the tourists.No other country has such a choice of trips on wild rivers with warm water, a sub tropical climate and huge white –sand beaches ideal  for camping.

River grading
Rivers are graded for difficulty on an international  scale from class 1 to 6. Anyone who has reasonnable physical fitness and not afraid of water can safely enjoy rafting in rivers of grade 1 to 3. For more exiciting class 4 rivers, people should be active, confident in water and preferably have some rafting experience.

Best time for rafting
The best time for rafting in Nepal are september to early December and March to early June.


Rafting rivers of Nepal

Trishuli River: 1 - 3 days
class 3+
The Trishuli is an ideal  river for those looking for a short trip, without the challange of huge rapids, but with beautiful scenery and a relatively peaceful environment. First timers can also enjoy this river.
The put in point for the Trishuli River is Chauraundi or Fishling  located just 3 to 3.5 hours west of Kathmandu,making it an excellent choice for short trips, or for clients en route to Pokhara or Chitwan National Park.


Bhote Koshi River: 2 days
class 4+
The Bhote Koshi  is regarded as one of the best short white water rafting trips in the world. It is the steepest river that is rafted in Nepal, with continuous rapid action making this river a full-on commitment and a huge adrenaline rush. This is an ideal trip for those wanting a short but intense and thrilling rafting trip.

The put-in point for the Bhote Koshi River is Baseri , about  4 hours north-east of Kathmandu. The take -out point is Dam, approximately 3 hours drive to Kathmandu. The non stop rapids will keep you busy and exhilarated every minute- just no time to see the scenery around.


Seti River: 2 days
class 3
The warm and beautiful seti river passes through stunning jungle scenery, green hills and valleys .It is very popular for  family trips. Also it is an excellent river for bird watchers and those interested in the abundance of nature found on this trip.

The put-in point for the Seti River, Damauli  is 5 Hours from Kathmandu. If you join the trip from Pokhara it  is just  1 hour from there. The take-out point at Gaighat is roughly  4-5 hours from both Kathmandu and Pokhara.


Sun Koshi River: 10 days.
class: 3-5
This classic river trip is one of the top ten river journeys in the world. Sunkoshi is an unpredictable river, it has its own moods, serene, calm and tranquil one moment, wild and turbulent the next, always changing, always challenging, the ultimate in the river adventure.

The ever-changing scenery helps to ensure that every day on the river is exciting and different. The beginning of the trip sees high mountains, narrow gorges, forest and small remote village. The final days brings you open plains and the thriving village of Chatara.

Dolalghat, the put-in point for the Sun koshi river is two hours from Kathmandu and the put out point Chatara is 1 hour drive from the town of Dharan in Eastern Nepal.The 210 km river journey will unfold the natural history and culture of this magical land making it a river trip of a lifetime.


Karnali river : 7days
class: 3-5
The Karnali is a gem, combining a fantastic lowland trek through some of the prettiest canyons and jungle scenery found in Nepal.Most experienced river people who have boated the Karnali find it to be one of the best all- round river trips they have ever done.

This is an ideal trip for those wanting a more unique experience of Nepal, stunning scenery, great river action and all the benefits of a long trip.During the seven days trip to cver 180 km of river you will not see anything of modern world, rather you have real chance of seeing different wildlife of Nepal.

We  fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and drive for five hours to the town of Surkhet in western Nepal. After two days ' lovely trek we reach the put –in point called Sauli.After covering 180 km of this amazing river we reach Chisopani , our take out point.

You can end this trip  with a visit to Bardia National Park for an unbeatable combination.


Kali Gandaki River: 3 days
Class 3-4

The beautiful scenery on this remote river makes it a favourite among those looking for a short  trip. The river passes through narrow gorges and canyons, alongside tumbling waterfalls, traditional Magar and Chettri villages. There are superb opportunities to see the Annapurna Mountain range and a variety of wildlife.
The put in point for the kali Gandaki, Beni,  is just 3 hours and the put out point Dam is four and half hours  from Pokhara.


Tamur River: 10- 12 days
class 4
This trip is a total wilderness expedition.
This powerful and impressive river is the sixth largest in Nepal. The scenery witnessed during the trek through the little known eastern part of Nepal to the put in point is as awesome as the river itself. The sides of the valley are wooded, with only a few villages and very little agriculture glimpsed throughout the trip. There are excellent beaches for camping and plenty of wildlife.

Dovan  is the  put in point for the Tamur River and  involves a 18 hours road journey from Kathmandu, followed by a three day trek to reach there. The 155km river action takes 6-7 days. The return journey from the take out point called  Chatara is1 hour's drive from Nearby town of Dharan or  16 hours to Kathmandu.

We have the option to  shorten the bus ride by flying Kathmandu to Biratnagar

 


 
 
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