Rafting in Nepal
Rafting in Nepal
Nepal 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.
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
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
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
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.
Nepal is best known for the world's highest mountains and beautiful trekking trails but we have a great variety of experiences to offer to the visitors .Kathmandu and the nearby towns of Patan and Bhaktapur are regarded as open museum of medieval arts and architecture , boasting a total of seven UNESCO world heritage sites.