White water rafting means cruising down a rushing river in an inflatable rubber raft or white water kayak over crashing waves and swirling rapids for the excitement of a lifetime. Nepal has earned a reputation as one of the best destinations in the world for white water rafting. Nepal's thundering waters, coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalaya, provide unmatched thrills for rafting and immersing oneself in the landscape. A rafting trip is must during your stay in Nepal for rushing river rafting experience.
Rivers are graded on a scale of one to six, with one being a swimming pool and six a one-way ticket to your maker. Four is considered to be quite challenging without being exceedingly dangerous to the novice rafter. Rafting requires some previous river and swim experience.
For first time paddlers, a trip down the Trishuli is an experience not to be missed (class 2-3+ in high water). While you learn to handle the river's well spaced, straightforward rapids, a panorama of stunning gorges drifts quietly past. During the monsoon, the river promises a more challenging ride, with powerful rapids and whirlpools. This trip can easily be combined with a visit to Chitwan National Park or Pokhara.
Most of the year, the Seti (class 2 to 3+) famous for its dazzling scenery is a gentle river, attracting families, bird watchers, nature lovers and dreamers. However, during the monsoon, its swollen rapids prove an exciting test for experienced rafters and kayakers. Seti is also best river for learning kayak in Nepal.
Just three hours away from Kathmandu, the Bhote Kosi is without a doubt the most exciting thing you can do in Nepal without risking a social disease, and quite possibly one of the best two-day rafting trips offered anywhere in the world. The Bhote is a very steep and very continuous mountain stream; a unique combination of exceptionally fun, challenging rapids without it ever getting past the point of recreation.
Named after the much-revered Goddess Kali and descending from the deepest gorge in Asia, this fabulous river (class 3 to 4+) offers a mixture of astounding mountain views and pure adrenaline with a full immersion into the wilderness.Along the way you will encounter culture at its simplest. If you're lucky, traditional Magar and Chetri villagers will venture down to the riverbank to witness your journey....
Gathering strength from tributaries draining the highest mountains in the world the white water on the Sun Koshi is Biblical, even expedition-size rafts disappear into the vastness of crashing waves and rolling, boiling water.After the monsoon the river is high and wild, and definitely not for the faint-hearted. Whipped foamy white where narrow gorges constrict the river's flow the cataracts are long and powerful.
Karnali River, Nepal's mightiest river, is arguably the finest multi-day river trip in Nepal, and the classic Himalayan River expedition. The Karnali's headwaters come off Mount Kailas in Tibet and slice through the Himalayas in a series of magnificent gorges and pristine forest. On our 180 kilometers River journey we won't see a single sign of the modern world but natural beauty and cultures.
The Tamur, Nepal's wild and east bend river the snows of Kanchenjunga feed a challenging less known relative of the Sun Kosi. The Tamur combines one of the best short Himalayan treks, offering amazing mountain views, with an exhilarating new river expedition. Picking up our team of sprightly porters at Basantapur we trek through ancient moss-covered rhododendron forests and sunlit meadows.