Rafting is one of the best ways to explore the typical cross section of natural as well as ethno-cultural heritage of the country. There are numerous rivers in Nepal which offer excellent rafting or canoeing experience. You can glide on clam jade waters with magnificent scenery all about or rush through roaring white rapids, in the care of expert river-men employed by government authorized agencies. One can opt for a days of river running or more. So far, the government has opened sections of 16 rivers for commercial rafting. The Trishuli river (Grade 3+) is one of the most popular of Nepal;s raftable rivers.
The Kali Gandaki (5-5+) winds through remote canyons and deep gorges for five days of intense rapids. The bhote Koshi (4-5) is 26 26 km of continuous white water and the raging Marshyangdi is four days of uninterrupted white water. The karnali river (4-5) provides some of the most challenging rapids in the world. The sun Koshi (4-5), 270km, requiring 8-10 days to complete, is a big and challenging river, Adventures are provided with world-class services by rafting agents. Agencies here provide life jackets, camping gear and the standard rafting paraphernalia needed by world class rafters. An extremely popular sport in Europe, canyoning is now available in Nepal. Canyoning gives you the freedom to explore some of the most ruggedly beautiful yet forbidden places in the world.
Short trips take between one and four days and do not involve any trekking. Some of these trips involve less challenging white water and are ideally suited to first time rafters and families. Others attract experienced thrill-seekers with their world-class rapids.
Our longer trips take you into some of Nepal’s most remote areas. Often they begin with short treks to the river. On these treks we employ local porters to carry our gear and supplies, so all you need to carry are your own personal belongings.
Many of our long trips finish close to some of our less easily accessible National Parks and Wildlife Reserves (the Karnali trip actually finishes in the Bardia National Park). So you may wish to combine your rafting trip with a safari adventure and go in search of our native tigers, bears and rhinos!