The major rivers opened for rafting in Nepal are as follows
Trishuli 1 - 4 days (Central Nepal)
Setikhola 2 days ( Western Nepal)
Bhotekoshi 1 - 2 days ( Eastern Nepal )
Kaligandaki 3 - 5 days (Western Nepal)
Marshyangdi 6 days
Sunkoshi 8 - 9 days (Eastern Nepal)
Karnali River 10 - 12 days (Far Western Nepal)
Arun River 08 days including 3 days trekking
Tamur River 12 days including 3 days trekking
Bheri ( Fishing ) River 03 days
The Trishuli River,
This is one of the most popular of Nepal's raftable rivers due to its proximity to Kathmandu and easy road access. For first time rafters, Trishuli offers tremendous excitement and experience. Many choose Trishuli to incorporate with either a trip to Pokhara or Royal Chitwan National Park.
The Bhote Koshi River,
A three hour drive from Kathmandu takes you to this pure adrenaline rush as you crash through a maze of canyons and boulders. The Marshyangdi River Marshyangdi flows through the gorges of Annapurna with 52 kms. of boiling foam sandwiched between towering peaks. The rafing starts from Besisahar and the ending point is Bimalangar on the Prithivi Highway.
The Sun Koshi River,
A three hour trip from Kathmandu takes you to the starting point of the second most rafted river in Nepal. 270 km. of incredible, exhilarating white water awaits the most adventurous. A ten hour drive to Jiri (central north region) from Kathmandu is followed by a short walk to Besti for the commencement of this ten day odyssey. Rafting this river is considered the most adventurous and dangerous available.
The Tama Koshi River,
A ten hour drive to Jiri (central north region) from Kathmandu is followed by a short walk to Besti for the commencement of this ten day odyssey. Rafting this river is considered the most adventurous and dangerous available.
The Marshyangdi River,
Marshyangdi flows through the gorges of Annapurna with 52 kms. of boiling foam sandwiched between towering peaks. The rafing starts from Besisahar and the ending point is Bimalangar on the Prithivi Highway.
The Kali Gandaki River,
This rafting starts near Beni and passes through remote canyons and deep gorges where you will experience intense rapids, wilderness and mountain views.
The Karnali River,
This is the longest and largest river in Nepal and lies in the Far West. A two day trek from Surket in the Terai is needed to reach the starting point. You will experience some of the world'sz most famous rapids passing through wilderness uninterrupted by humans.
Cost Includes Cost Excludes
Before your trip you will be invited to an orientation meeting in order to meet the rest of your paddling team, White Water Nepal Crews (Guides and Safety Team who will be on your trip). At this meeting there will be opportunities for you to ask any questions that you may have and discuss any personal requirements, such as a special diet or medical conditions that could affect your time with us.
- We have our own private transportation to take you to and from the river. When our own coach is not available then we provide a privately booked alternative.
- We provide plentiful, hygienically prepared and wholesome food and drinks.
- Along with our high quality self-bailing rafts, we provide helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits (during winter), lifejackets, dry bags, camera barrels, all necessary safety and medical equipment. Tents and sleeping mats are also provided. Sleeping bags can be supplied upon request.
- All our equipment is of the highest quality, clean and well maintained
What to Bring
In some ways it is best to bring as little as possible to the river. There are however, some essential personal items that you may need.
Safety- Light weight clothing that will dry quickly, eg. shorts, t-shirt, swim wear for on the river.
- Warm clothing for the evenings including a fleece or a pullover.
- Sunscreen and lip protector.
- Sunglasses (with retaining device) and/or a cap.
- Toiletries (environmentally friendly is best!) and any personal medication.
- Footwear that will stay on in the river, ‘Tevas’ or tennis shoes are best.
You may also want to consider bringing:
- Camera, spare film and batteries
- Spare glasses/contact lenses
- A book to read
- Your diary and a pen!
- Snack treats/cigarettes
- A small amount of money
- A positive attitude!