Rafting in Nepal

Rafting in Nepal

A trip Rafting in Nepal is deemed incomplete without cruising down the gushing rivers. Nepal offers a series of the world’s outstanding river journeys. White water rafting rapids fed by the massive Himalayan glaciers are among the best in the world for wilderness river experience. No other country has such an amazing combination of mountain scenery, rich cultural heritage, and stunning wild rivers. This incredible combination comes into life as you cruise down in an inflatable rubber raft. The thundering rivers plunge and wind deep into the wilderness of Nepal, providing you a cross-section of the country’s diverse landscape, wildlife, people and places.

Nepal is the best country destination for a true adventurer. As far as a river-rafting trip is concerned, no one is disheartened for there are rivers of all kinds for all levels of river enthusiasts. Rivers are graded on an international scale of 1 to 6 based on their level of difficulty. Grade 1 is defined as easy-moving water with few obstacles whereas grade 6 can be tough and dangerous, ideal for only the die-hard adventurers with a firm belief in their ability. For most people who love leisurely and secure adventure, there are quite a number of fitting rivers where they can float along admiring the beauty of the landscape, taking just a few easy rapids. Be assured though, you can always lay your trust in our experienced and professional guides, we only provide the most up to date and highest quality equipment.

RIVER              FEATURES                                                     GRADE        DAYS
Karnali          Longest & Largest River, Great rapids          4-5                7-8
Sunkoshi       Longest River Trip, Beautiful Scenes            4-5                8-11
Marsyangdi  Continuous white water, towering peak       4-5                 5
Bhote Koshi  Remote canyons & Deep Georges                  4+                  2
Trishuli          Easy, exciting and popular                              3+                  1-3
Kali Gandaki   Isolate, with lots of wildlife                           3-4                 3
Seti                  Easy rapids, good for learners                       2-3                 3
Tamakoshi     Steepest rafting in the country                      5+                   5
Bheri               Wildlife & jungle scenery, float trip              2+


All Rafting and Kayaking Equipment Waterproof bags for personal gears | Helmet Life Jacket | Paddle Transportation | Food Kayak & Raft Instructions | Camping and Cooking Equipments Waterproof Barrels & First aid kit

Things you need to bring
Sleeping Bag & Mat | T-Shirt & Shorts | River Sandal | Sun Tan Lotion-Lip Cream | Towel | Personal Toiletries | Water Bottle | Torch Light | Sun Glass | Camera (We have waterproof containers, | final responsibility is yours) | Half Pant | Sun Hats.

River Classification of difficulties
Grade 1: Essay
Moving water with occasional small rapid, few or no obstacles.

Grade 2: Moderate
Small rapid with regular waves. Some maneuvering required but easy to native.

Grade 3: Difficult
Rapids with irregular waves and hazards that need avoiding.More difficult maneuvering required but routes are normally obvious. Scouting from the shore is occasionally necessary.

Grade 4: Very Difficult
Large rapid that require careful maneuvering. Dangerous hazards. Scouting from the shore is often necessary and rescue is usually difficult. Kayakers should be able to roll. Turbulent water & large irregular waves may flip rafts. In the event of a mishap there is significant risk of loss, damage and/or injury.

Grade 5: Extremely Difficult

Continuous, powerful, confused water makes route finding difficult and scouting from the shore is essential.Precise manicuring is critical and for Kayakers, rolling ability needs to be 100%. Rescue is very difficult or impossible and in the event of a mishap there is a significant hazard to life.

Grade 6: Nearly Impossible
Difficulties of class 6 carried to the extremely of navigability. Might possibly (but not probably) be run by a team of experts at the right water level in the right conditions with all possible safety precautions, but still with considerable hazard to life.

Rafting Season
October through mid-December and March through early May are the best times. It is possible in winter, but you have to watch out for hypothermia. During monsoon (June to September), the white water sections are dangerous, but gentler stretches are run-able.

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