Nepal is the best place for adventure activities and you’ll find rafting in Nepal detail information here. Due to the high rainfall and hilly terrain, Nepal is known as one of the best destinations in the world for fresh water recreations. Rafting trip in the rivers crashing down from the immense peaks through the foothills with the waves of the river. Particularly, during the monsoon, the rafting becomes more challenging because of strong rapids and whirlpools. There are a number of rivers suitable for white water rafting ranging from the tranquil to the extreme. The rumbling rivers falling from the glaciers of the mighty Himalaya provide memorable experience for rafter.
Nepal has many rivers for you to explore such as Trishuli River Rafting, Seti River rafting, Bhote Koshi River rafting, Kali Gandaki River rafting, Marsyangdi River rafting, Sun Koshi River rafting, Arun River rafting, Karnali River rafting and Tamur River rafting. The Trisuli offers the best introduction to rafting and one can take a trip for one to three days. The Sunkosi, river of gold is a true white water river for the enthusiast, taking 10 days to negotiate. The Tamakosi, River of Copper and The Kaligandaki are beautiful rivers, offering 5 to 8 days of some of the best white water rafting in Nepal. The Arun, The Marshyangdi and The Seti Rivers are perfect for family expeditions of 2 to 3 days duration. The Bheri and The Karnali Rivers are fast flowing and deep with sparkling clear water and strong rapids, untouched and unspoiled. Rafting trips taking 1 day to few days.
Trisuli River Rafting in Nepal
The Trisuli is Nepal’s most popular rafting river, impressive gorges, exciting rapids and rafting in this river is the most renowned one which includes small gorges. On the way there you can get a sight of the cable car that takes to the famous Hindu Temple Manakamana (wish fulfilling goddess). This trip is exciting, fun, safe for all age groups which is easily accessible from Kathmandu and Pokhara. The Trisuli rafting trip can be easily combined with a trek out of Pokhara and a visit to Chitwan National Park. Rafting in Trishuli River is an excellent experience for those looking for a short river trip, without having difficulties of huge whirlpools, but rather with exhilarating rapids, with beautiful scenery and a relatively peaceful environment.
Bhotekoshi River Rafting
Also, rafting in Bhote Koshi/Upper Sun Kosi (during high water) river is considered as one of the best short white water rafting trips in the world. It is the steepest river that is rafted in Nepal which offers stunning setting, breathtaking drops, gorges, limestone formations and a technical river requiring an active crew. The river flows through narrow valley covered in lush green vegetation and from the rocks flow down crystal clear waterfalls.
Marsyangdi River Rafting
The “raging river”, drains the northern slopes of the Annapurna mountains. Opened to rafting in 1996 it yields some of the most exciting class iv-v white water in Nepal. This river demands 100% commitment from both crew and guide. It is not for the faint hearted ! Located on the eastern side of the Annapurna circuit, the Marsyangdi River has long been famous for the beautiful views and world class white water. With each twist and turn the steep sided gorge walls frame a new mountain backdrop.
Karnali River Rafting
The Karnali is the longest river of Nepal and It is cover the low land trek with some of the most beautiful nature scenery of western part of Nepal. It is very remotely area and drive from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and it takes about 12 hours and it takes about five hours drive to the trek starting point. The trek lasts for two day from Surkhet through the forest. The Rafting gives you plenty of time exploring the river, canyons, waterfall and aquatic lives. You will be able to see river crocodile, gharial and maybe the rare gangetic river dolphins.
Bheri River Rafting
A remote and easy river, blue water, white beaches and fine campsites. This must be one over your premier rafting trips in Nepal. Is has some of the best fishing in Nepal, together with beautiful and diverse scenery, lots of wildlife and unspoiled villages. Two large tributaries, the Thuli (large) and the Sani (small) join at Ramnagat to form the main Bheri river.
Bheri River Rafting Itinerary
Day 01 Drive from Kathmandu to Samjhighat.
Day 02 Arrival at Samjhighat Camp and overnight.
Day 03 Raft from Samjhighat to Rani Ghat and camp at the beach.
Day 04 Raft from Rani Ghat to Jamu and camp at the beach.
Day 05 Raft from Jamu to Chisapani and drive back to Kathmandu by night bus.
Day 06 Arrival at Kathmandu.
Seti River Rafting
River Rafting, Bhote Koshi, Trishuli, Marsyang, Karnali, Seti, Bheri, Kali GandakiA unique river passing through two beautiful and contrasting scenic areas. Relatively small volume, blue water and also warm water. We recommence this as a ‘warm up’ river for intermediate kayakers. Trip start from Damauli . As easy access for raft or kayak clinic trip.
Seti River Rafting Itinerary
Day 01 Drive to put in point Damauli. Raft to Chepang Ghat and overnight camp.
Day 02 Raft from Chepang Ghat to near Labdi and camp.
Day 03 Raft from Labdi to Jugedi take out point and drive to your onward destination.
Sunkoshi River Rafting
The SaptaKosi river system drains the entire eastern Nepal Himalaya from Gosainkund to the north of Kathmandu, the Khumbu (Everest) Himal, Makalu and further east as far as the south western flanks of Kangchenjunga. Thus, forming the largest drainage system in Nepal.
One of the most exciting ways to see the eastern middlehills of Nepal is to take the 10 day whitewater raft trip down the Sunkoshi river. Starting from Dolalghat about three hours drive from Kathmandu on the Arniko Highway, the raft trip will take adventures on a fascinating journey, encountering some of the most exciting whitewater rapids. The rafters will go through many technical sections, raging rapids as well as calm, stretches in their ten days adventure.
Floating down stream we will have a chance to stop at beautiful Newari villages untouched by modernity. As we get further downstream many tributaries such as the Tamba Koshi, Likhu khola the Dudh Koshi (coming from the Everest region), the Arun and theTamur merge with the SunKoshi making the river wider and wider. Many different terrains and vegetation types are encountered in this trip. On day seven, we enter narrow gorges that are covered on either side by tropical trees, ferns, Broad leaffrees, ferns bamboo festooned with orchids, creepers and mosses canopy the river banks. There are also a wide variety of bird-life for the bird lovers. River birds, dippers, flycatchers, wallcreepers, bulbul, forktails, ibisbill the list goes on for over 400 species.
Every campsite by the river has its own attractions but all share the beauty of the Nepali countryside, the unspoiled beaches and quietude of being away from it all. After ten days of this exhilarating experience we will end the river trip at Chattra Ghat as the Koshi flows into the Terai lowlands. From here we will drive to Dharan and then fly or drive onto Kathmandu.
Kaligandaki White Water
With the recent completion of the new Pokhara-Baglung road , this river is destined to become one of the worlds classic multiple day river expeditions. Views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains as you run some moderate to difficult rapids make this river unique. Rich in culture, we start from Pokhara and visit villages, Temples and an old haunted palace. The trip can be combined with any treks in the Annapurna region.