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White Water Rafting in Nepal

Home to eight of highest peaks in the world, Nepal has an abundance of powerful rivers fed from the heights of these giants after a strong monsoon season. Popular rafting destinations are the Trisuli, Seti, Bhote, Kali Gandaki Masyandi, Sun Koshi, Arun, Karnali and Tamur Rivers each offering different challenges and difficulties. Nepal offers world class rafting trips anywhere from 1 to 10 days with the availability of additional kayaking, hiking, mountain biking and beach camping incorporated into these trips. These trips will take you through several of Nepal’s’ remote villages and towns offering a once in a lifetime experience to combine adventure with culture.

What do I need to bring and what is provided?
Along with our high quality self-bailing rafts, we provide helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits, lifejackets, and first aid kit. We provide healthy and hygienically prepared food and drinks as well as tents and sleeping mats and sleeping bags for overnight stay. Please bring shorts and a T-shirt or swimwear including suitable footwear as well as warm clothing for the evenings, a towel, sun block, a flashlight and your camera. Furthermore,  we takes the safety of our clients very seriously. All our guides are licensed, with years of rafting and are trained in CPR, First Aid and advanced river rescue techniques. 

1)Trishuli River Rafting
The increasing popular Trisuli River offers views of farming valleys and large gorges with regions ranging from beginner to expert difficulty. Famous for its strong monsoon season flow, the Trisuli offers famous rapids such as the Ladies Delight, Snails nose, Cotton Pony and the Surprise S-Bend. 
Trishuli River: Meaning - 'The Classic River' (1 to 3 days) 
Season Grading Water Volume
September - December 4 Approx.300 cumecs
January - May 4- Approx.200 cumecs
June - August 4+ Approx 450 cumecs
Location, Transportation and Timetable
The starting point is located just a 3 to 3.5 hour drive west of Kathmandu, making it an excellent choice for short trips, or for those who are en route to Pokhara or Chitwan National Park.
The Trisuli can be rafted for 1 to 3 days cover15 - 60 km with a return trip to Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan taking five, four and one hour respectively

2) Bhote Koshi River Rafting
The Bhote Koshi offers spectacular views of valleys and gorges while offering many challenging rapids to entice experienced rafters. The Bhote is suitable for all levels or rafters although beginners are advised to only raft the lower part of the river on the first day. The best time for rafting is from the end of February till May or from September to November. This dynamic river offers rapids such as Frog in a Blender, The Great Wall and the World Of Confusion. The limestone incrusted river is an excellent way to see the valleys of Nepal. 

River Bhote Kosi: meaning - 'The harmony of Tibet and the Himalayas' (1 to 2 days) 
Season Grading Water Volume
September - December 5- Approx.100 - 50 cumecs
January - May 4+ Approx. 40 cumecs
June - August Lower section only 4+ Approx 180 cumecs
Location, Transportation and Timetable
Baseri (95 km.) starting point for the Bhote Kosi River is 4 hour drive North-East of Kathmandu. 
Description :During most of the time rafting there is little time to enjoy the scenery, as the river can be very intense. We will take a short stop in Dulikhel to admire the best views of the valley and mountains. This river is considered one of the best in the world for rafting and offers non-stop action during your trip. 

3) Kaligandaki River Rafting
Located in the Upper Mustang region the Kaligandaki lies between the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges forming one of the deepest river canyons in the world. The river pairs some of the most beautiful and diverse scenery in Nepal with a thrilling rafting trip offering views of waterfalls, rural towns, beaches and wildlife. The rapids can be diffiuclt to navigate and offer a great challenge for experienced rafters and makes an ideal 3 day program during the spring and fall seasons. 
Fact Sheet
Kali Gandaki River: meaning - 'The River of God' Annapurna Range (3 days) 
Season Grading Water Volume
September - December 4+ Approx. 550 cumecs
January - May 4+ Approx. 200 cumecs
June - August High risk Approx. 1000 cumecs
Location, Transportation and Timetable
Newbridge, (Kusma) starting point is just 3 hours from Pokhara and requires an early departure from Kathmandu. If desired, overnight accommodation in Pokhara can be arranged on request. The trip covers 55km of action and takes 3 days.
Description:The scenery provided on this trip includes narrow gorges, numerous waterfalls and jungle scenery making it an ideal trip for nature lovers. Offering views of the Annapurna range and interaction with local people, it is a great adventure with a bit of culture. 

4) Karnali River Rafting
The Karnali, known as one of the strongest and most beautiful rivers in the region is a very popular rafting destination that combines junles inhabited by local nomads with quaint beaches and charming small villages along the way. The strong waterflow makes it on of the most exciting longer duration trips in the region. 
River Karnali' - meaning 'Holy Water from the Sacred Mountain' (10 days) 
Season Grading Water Volume
September - December 5 Approx.550 cumecs
January - May 5- Approx. 300 cumecs
June - August Not runable Approx. 1350 cumecs
Location, Transportation and Timetable
The start of the trip is either a 22 hour bus ride or a one hour flight followed by a 2 hours bus trip followed by a short trek to reach this remote river. Over 7 days, you will explore over 180 km of river action knowing you have conquered on of the most powerful rivers in the Himalayas. 
Description :This offers a great combination of a short trek with extended river rafting which makes the river a favorite for many rafters. You will pass through mountains, gorges, small villages and canyons alike while obtaining insight into the culture of the local people and how the live in traditional ways. Karnali rafting is ideal for those looking for a unique trip or anyone looking to explore Bardia National Park. 

5)Sun Koshi River Rafting
Boasting warm water, the Sun Koshi is know for its foamy water and narrow canyons and is an ideal way to combine both adventure rafting with a more relaxed experience, as the river is extremely diverse. 
WhiteWater Nepal - Sun Koshi and Tamur River Rafting/Kayaking 
Fact Sheet
Sun Koshi/Tamur: meaning - 'The River of Gold' Mt. Everest region (10/11 days) 
Season Grading Water Volume
September - December 5 Approx.475 cumecs
January - May 5- Approx.100 cumecs
June - August Not runable Approx 1200 cumecs
Location, Transportation and Timetable
The starting point is located about 3 hours east of Kathmandu and offers over 270 km of river rafting 10 days.. The return journey takes approximately 16 hours to Kathmandu although a flight option is available if you are in a hurry
Description :This trip combines the Sun Koshi and Tamur rivers and is known as one of the top ten river journeys in the world. The diverse scenery changes dramatically during your trip and makes each day a new adventure as you explore your surroundings. You will see intimidating mountains, peaceful valleys, dense forests and many remote villages along the ways as you encounter class 3 rapids shooting along the riverbanks. The trip culminates with a camping trip on the Tamur river followed by over 40 class 4 rapids before returning to Kathmandu.

6)Marshyangdi River Rafting
Marshyvangdi is an excellent aventure packed trip offering very steep and challenging rapids along the way while offering amazing views of the Manaslu and Annapurna regions while you catch your breath. 
Fact Sheet
River Marsyandi: Meaning 'Raging River' - Annapurna Region (3 days) 
Season Grading Water Volume
September - December 5- Approx. 225 cumecs
January - May 4+ Approx. 100 cumecs
June - August Not Run Approx. 450 cumecs
Location, Transportation and Timetable :The journey starts from Nagdi located about 5 to 6 hours west of Kathmandu and requires a short 2-hour trek. Covering 35 km in 2 days the trip can also be arranged from Pokhara to suit your needs.

Description:Known as one of the best white water destinations in the world, the river passes through picturesque narrow gorges and provides clear views of the Annapurna region as you navigate intimidating class 4 to 5 rapids continuously. The Marshyangdi is a perfect choice for rafters with previous experience looking for a true challenge in Nepal. 

7) Seti River Rafting
The warm and welcoming Seti River is excellent for a more relaxed rafting experience for those looking to enjoy nature while also practicing their rafting skills. 

Fact Sheet
Seti River: Warm and beautiful (2 days)
Season Grading Water Volume
September - December 3+ Approx.50 cumecs
January - May 3+ Approx. 20 cumecs
June - August 4+ Approx 100 cumecs
Location, Transportation and Timetable
Damauli, the starting point for rafting on Seti River is 5 hours from and covers 35 km of river action in2 days. Return trip takes about 4 to 5 hours to either Pokhara or Kathmandu
Description:This charming warm water river passes through a diverse range of scenery offering views of the Nepalese Jungles, hills and valleys while being know for its wide range of flora and fauna. This is an excellent trek for bird watchers and those looking to learn to raft as most of the rapids are less intense than those found in other regions of Nepal. Ideal for family trips and nature lovers this is the ultimate introduction to rafting.