Rafting in Nepal

Nepal has earned the reputation of being one of the best places in the world of rafting. It mountain scenery has drawn trekkers as well as climbers for many years; these same mountain shape an incredible variety of white –water challenges for paddlers.

A series of the world ‘s most outstanding river journeys are found here, ranging from steep, adrenaline –charged mountain streams to classic big volume wilderness expedition . The combination of spectacular rivers, mountain scenery and a rich cultural heritage make Nepal an obvious river-runner’s destination.

No other country has such a choice of trips on Wild River with warm water, a subtropical climate (with no bugs) and huge beaches with white sand that are ideal for camping. 

Nepal is a river runner's paradise - no other country has such a choice of multi-day trips, away from roads, in such magnificent mountain surroundings, with warm rivers, a semi tropical climate, impressive geography, exotic cultures, wildlife and friendly welcoming people! But it's not just the rivers - as anyone who has been there will tell you, Nepal is a magnificent holiday in its own right - a fairy tale land of temples, mountains, dramatic festivals, exotic culture, colorful people, medieval villages, superb craft shopping, great food and sights - the bonus is some of the World's best rivers! Rafting in Nepal is usually a 'wilderness' experience in that most rivers don't have highways alongside them - but it's a soft, tamed, wilderness with white beaches for camping, clean blue rivers, friendly locals and few 'nastiest - someone described it as 'blissful escapism'! Incredibly inexpensive, Nepal is a peaceful democratic country where rafters and kayakers get a warm welcome as one of the best forms of ecotourism. 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 bound to be the highlight of your stay in the country. 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. Five requires some previous river experience. Here are some of the popular rafting trips:

  • 2Days

    Trishuli River Rafting

    Trishuli River RaftingBY virtue of its duration, gradling and proximitly and ease of access to Kathmandu, this is by far most popular (and,indeed,commercialized) rafting trip in Nepal. it is almost unique among Nepal's rafting river in that it is able to be run in all seasons. It is thus also among the cheaper ...

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  • 2Days

    Bhote Koshi River Rafting

    Bhote Koshi River RaftingOnly opended to commerical in 1995, the Bhote kosi offers a short two-day trip that can be run in the winter months. It is, however, a very steep river with conditions ranging from grade 3 to grade 5 rapids at time of high flow. convenient from Kathmandu NB This can be an extremely ...

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  • 3Days

    Kali Gandaki River Rafting

    Kali Gandaki River RaftingNamed after kali, The goddess of creation and destruction, The kali Gandaki winds it way down from Mustang, in the north of Nepal, through the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range where it carves out the world's deepest river gorge, before veering abruptly east to join with the Narayani ...

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  • 9Days

    Sun Koshi River Rafting

    Sun Koshi River RaftingThis is the longest river trip In Nepal, traversing 270m through the beautiful Mahabharat Range on its Meandering way from the put –in at Dolaghat to the take-out at Chatara, which is far down on the Genetic plain. It’s quite an experience to begin a river trip just three hours ...

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  • 10Days

    Karnali River Rafting

    Karnali River RaftingThe karnali is a gem, combining a short trek with some of the prettiest canyons and jungle scenery in Nepal. Most experienced river people who have boated the karnali fine it on if the best all –round river trips they’ve ever done. In high water, the karnali is a serious commitment, ...

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  • 2Days

    Seti River Rafting

    Seti River RaftingThe seti is an excellent tow – day’s trip insolated are, with beautiful jungle and plenty of easy rapid. Beware of companies who market this as hot white –water trip. While it’s a beautiful river valley well worth rafting, it,s not a white –water bonanza.

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  • 11Days

    Tamur River Rafting

    Tamur River RaftingNewly opened and seldom run, this river combines one of the best short treks in Nepal with some really challenging White water action. The logistic of this trip make it a real expedition, and while it is a little more complicated to run the many rivers in Nepal, the rewards are worth ...

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