Nepal River Rafting

Nepal River RaftingWhen it comes to white water rafting and kayaking, Nepal has the best on offer in the world. Nepal has rivers to cover every level of white water activity after the monsoon offers the most adrenaline packed rivers to all adventure seekers. This mountainous country spoils the adventure for choice when it comes to white water. Not only is rafting a great action adventure holiday, but it’s a great way to discover the beauty of Nepal. The rivers all originate high up in the Himalaya and snake there way downwards through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Not only do you get to see first hand Nepal’s nature but also you get to experience her ancient and unique culture as you raft through remote villages and farm land. Nepal’s selection of rivers covers a range of grades which accommodate everything from the ultimate adrenaline adventure, an action packed river ride to a fun family holiday.



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The Trisuli River (grade 3+) is the most popular of Nepal’s raft able rivers due to its proximity to Kathmandu and the easy road access, which accompanies it. For first time rafters it offers plenty of excitement – especially during the high water season – interspersed with periods of repose. Many choose to incorporate a ride down the Trisuli with either a trip to Pokhara or to the Royal Chitwan National Park.


Rafting Itinerary

Day 01: Transfer to Charaundi (83 kms west) and start rafting till Kurintar. Provide cool unch on the way. After arrive at Kurintar, tansfer to their destination. Or clients who are doing two days rafting, they will have dinner and camp at Kurintar.

Day 02: After breakfast start rafting till lunch at Simaltal. Transfer to Kathmandu/Pokhara/Chitwan.



The Kali Gandaki (4 – 4+) winds through remote canyons and deep gorges for five days of intense rapids among gorgeous wilderness and mountain views. It is a holy river, and one that demands respect. The run flows 120 km and its challenges are continuous. A magnificent 19th century palace is nested on the riverbank just before the final and most climatic day and provides a serene and somewhat strange interval from the disorder of the river. Trips on the Kali Gandaki begin and end in Pokhara and offer an exciting alternative to the Trisuli.

Rafting Itinerary

Day 01: Three hours bus drive to Nayapul, Baglung. Pump the raft and rafting around 3 ½ hours. Camp Nearby Modibeni.

Day 02: Rafting about 4 hours and camp at Purtighat.

Day 03: Rafting about 2 ½ hours ends at Mirmi Dam and after lunch transfer to Pokhara.



The Bhote Kosi (4 – 5) is worth special mention. It is a two-day run of pure adrenaline located only three hours from Kathmandu. Twenty-six km of continuous white water batters rafters as they shoot through a veritable maze of canyons and boulders. Little more than a swimsuit is needed for this one.


Rafting Itinerary

Day 01: Drive 3 / 4 hours to the rafting starting point Khadichour (Lower Section). After lunch start Rafting continuous whitewater rapids to Sukete Village and make camp at river beach.

Day 02: After breakfast we will back to the Baseri (Upper Section) hit class 4 rapids and stop at Lamoshanghu Dam. We have lunch over there and back to Kathmandu by private transportation.



The raging Marsyangdi (4 –5) is a relative newcomer in this group. The Marsyangdi run is four days of uninterrupted white water. Flowing through the gorges of the Annapurna’s, it runs sandwiched between 52 km of boiling foam and towering peaks. Trips on the Marsyangdi start from Pokhara.

Rafting Itinerary

Day 01: Transfer to Khudi via Besisahar about 7 hours bus drive and camp.

Day 02: Raft 5 hours and camp nearby Besisahar after running class 4/5 rapids.

Day 03: Transfer below Marsyangdi hydroelectric Dam and start rafting till Paundi and camp.

Day 04: Raft 3 hours and Finish near Dumre and transfer 3 hours to Pokhara by minibus.



The Karnali River (4 –5) in the far west is the longest and largest river in Nepal. To arrive at its banks requires a two-day trek from Surkhet in the Terai. The next 90 km, are spent flying through spectacular landscapes and narrow gorges and down some of the most challenging rapids in the world. For the remaining 90 km, the scenery and wildlife are the main attraction, as is the abundance of fish. During most of this trip, the wilderness is uninterrupted by human habitations. This is remote Nepal and the combination of magnificent white water and joyful serenity make the Karnali both the most challenging and perhaps the most rewarding of Nepal’s expedition length trips.



Rafting Itinerary

Day 01: Night bus to Birendanagar (Surkhet).
Day 02: Minibus to Kalyani (Rough Road) about 4 hours and trek to Karaleghat about 2 hours and camp.
Day 03: Rafting 4 to 6 hours white water section camp by river beach.
Day 04: Raft about 5 hours of class 4/5 grade rapids through Junglaghat and camp.
Day 05: Full of continuos whitewater rafting and camp.
Day 06: Canyon Exploration fully, whitewater rafting and camp.
Day 07: Flowdown the jungle area and camp by jungle.
Day 08: Wildlife views while rafting and finish at Chisapani. Drive back to Kathmandu after lunch or visit Royal Bardia National Park.
Day 09: Arrive Kathmandu.



The Sun Kosi (4 – 5) is Nepal’s second offering for expedition rafting. With a put-in only three hours from Kathmandu, it is more easily accessible than the Karnali while nevertheless offering an incredible stretch of exhilarating white water. The run is 270 km and requires 8-10 days to complete with road access only at the beginning and end. On the third day rapids reach the upper 4 classifications and the remainder of the trip is consistently intense – the white water stays white until the very end. While less technically challenging than the Karnali, the Sun Kosi easily ranks among the top rivers in the world.


Rafting Itinerary

Day 01:Three hour's bus drives to Dolalghat and prepares for rafting. Camp at sandy beach.
Day 02: Run class 3 rapids and camp nearby Ratemate.
Day 03: Rafting about 4 hours with class 3 rapids and camp nearby Harkapur.
Day 04: Rafting about 4 ½ hours with class 4/5 rapids and camp.
Day 05: Rafting around 4 hours with class 4 rapids and camp near Rasuaghat.
Day 06: Rafting on whitewater class 4 rapids and camp on sandy beach.
Day 07: Raft about 4 hours through "Bigdipper" and camp below rapid.
Day 08: Rafting about 2 hours till Chatara. After lunch drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 09: Arrive Kathmandu.





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