Rafting and Kayaking in Nepal:
What is white water Rafting?
Whitewater rafting is negotiating river rapids and obstacles in an inflatable rubber boat with a team of up to seven people and a river guide. Rivers are graded from easy to near-impossible according to their size, the intensity of their rapids and the difficulties that may affect rescue attempts.
Whitewater Rafting in Nepal:
Whatever your desire for adventure, it is easy to find the perfect river in Nepal. From a gentle two-day float down the Seti river, to an exhilarating 10-day adventure through the rapids of the remote Tamur, there is an experience for everyone waiting in Nepal's famous white waters.Nepal's rivers change with the seasons. Each year, after the heavy monsoon rains the waters swell, changing the run of the rivers and the nature of the rapids. New rapids are created; others become more difficult and some simply impossible to navigate. It is important to remember that some of the white water action you are about to read about could have changed by the time you come to run the river. At MRR we are constantly monitoring changes in the rivers and their rapids, so that we can always ensure the safety of our clients and plan expeditions with precision.
» WhiteWater Nepal Departure Dates
What is Kayaking?
Kayaking is usually an individual water sport. Kayaks are made from a special type of plastic and have floatation devices inserted to aid buoyancy. Kayakers move through the water with a double blade paddle, and are able to negotiate rapids and obstacles on the river.
With its wide range of rivers and wealth of challenging rapids, Nepal is the perfect destination for kayaking. Whether you are a total beginner or an experienced white water kayaker keen to tackle one of our more challenging rivers, we can arrange a fun and rewarding kayaking experience for you.
Our kayaking school is particularly popular, and we see many familiar faces return to try increasingly exciting river journeys! Please use the following link to find out more about kayaking from our associated partner.
Rafting and Kayaking (Moving adventure of life time):
Nepal is blessed with abundance of rivers; it is the land, where everyone finds the river right for him! A river trip is different from any other vacations. Where else can you experience the thrill of passing through rapids, play sand volley-ball, relax on your own private beach accompanied by sounds of nature, enjoy delicious food cooked for you and share stories sitting by the candles on the sand beach all in the same day? On what other vacation could people range from 7 up to …there is no up age limit! Rafting is adventure for all!
Make a trip which makes a difference!
Short Rafting Trips:
Short trips take between one and three days and do not involve any trekking. Some of these trips involve less challenging white water like on Seti River, Trishuli River and are ideally suited to first time rafters and families. Others attract experienced thrill-seekers with their world-class rapids like Bhote Koshi.
Seti Khola: A Picturesque Family Trip (2 days)
Most of the year, the Seti (class 2 to 3+) - famous for its dazzling scenery - is a gentle river, which attracts families, bird watchers, nature lovers and dreamers.
Trishuli River: The Classic River (1 to 3 days)
For first time paddlers, a trip down the Trishuli is an experience not to be missed (class 3 to 4+ in high water). This trip can be easily combined with a visit to Chitwan National Park or Pokhara.
Bhote Koshi: The Harmony of Tibet (2 days)
The Bhote Koshi is one of the best short whitewater adventures in Nepal (class 4 to 5). On the way to the river you’ll enjoy great mountain views but once you’re on the river – nonstop whitewater adventure starts!
Kali Gandaki: The River of God (3 days)
Named after the Goddess Kali and descending through the deepest gorge in Asia, this fabulous river (class 3 to 4+ rapids) offers a mixture of breathtaking mountain views and pure adrenaline.
Long Rafting Trips:
Our longer trips take you into some of Nepal’s most remote areas. Often they begin with short treks to the river. Many of our long trips finish close to some of less easily accessible National Parks. You may wish to combine your rafting trip with a safari adventure and go in search of our native tigers, bears and rhinos!
Marshyangdi River: The Raging River (3-4 days)
Descending from Himalayan giants of famous Annapurna, passing the route of round Annapurna trekking, beautiful villages and guarding temples on the river bank, Marshyangdi river promises you an unforgettable trip with continuous class 4 to -5 rapids. It's a real adventure of one day easy trekking and 2 to 3 days of intense white water rafting.
Sun Koshi River: The River of Gold (7 to 9 days)
The Sun Koshi (class 4 to 5) is one among the 10 most exciting whitewater rafting in the world. Passing remote villages, mountains covered with forests and rice terraces, the river offers once-in-a-lifetime experience… particularly during high waters, when the rapids can swell to massive sizes, sometimes making the rafts completely disappear from sight!
Karnali River: The Wild West (10 days)
A short trek leads you to the Karnali, Nepal’s largest and longest river. On the river, a series of challenging class 4 to 5 rapids takes you through narrow canyons and dense jungle full of diverse flora & fauna. The trip ends close to Bardia National Park - you can combine your rafting with wildlife safari adventure.
Tamur River: The Best of The East (11 days)
Breathtaking 4-day trek through remote Eastern Nepal promises an amazing view of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Kanchanjanga and rhododendron forest. River part offers you 120 kilometer descent through hundreds of most exciting class 4 to 5 rapids. The Tamur gives you an opportunity to explore a beautiful, but rarely seen part of Nepal by foot and raft or kayak.
Sun Koshi/Tamur: For Adventure Lovers (11 days)
The unique Sun Koshi trip is followed by a short driving and camping on the adjoining Tamur River. The next morning, we raft the Tamur, which is a very powerful and exciting river with over 30 class 4+ rapids in succession. This extra day trip to the Tamur is the best way to end the Sun Koshi rafting experience.
For more information about River trips in Nepal Please visit our rafting website www.raftnepal.com