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). While you learn to handle the rivers well spaced, straightforward rapids, a panorama of stunning gorges drifts quietly past. During the monsoon, the river promises a more challenging ride, with powerful rapids and whirlpools. This trip can easily be combined with a visit to Chitwan National Park or Pokhara.
Bhote Koshi River:
The harmony of Tibet and the Himalayas (2 days)
The Bhote Koshi is one of the best white water adventure in Nepal (class 4 to 5). Your journey to the starting point takes you through the mountains, past a vista of traditional Tibetan life. Once you free on the river though, there is no time to stop and admire the scenery, as you and your fellow rafters negotiate some of the fastest and steepest rapids in Nepal. This true adventure can be rafted between October and December and February and April.
Warm and beautiful (2 days)
Most of the year, the Seti (class 2 to 3+) famous for its dazzling scenery is a gentle river, attracting families, bird watchers, nature lovers and dreamers. However, during the monsoon, its swollen rapids prove an exciting test for experienced rafters and kayakers. Seti is best river for learning kayak in Nepal.
Kali Gandaki River:
River of God (3 days)
Named after the much-revered Goddess Kali and descending from the deepest gorge in Asia, this fabulous river (class 3 to 4+) offers a mixture of astounding mountain views and pure adrenaline with a full immersion into the wilderness.
Along the way you will encounter culture at its simplest. If you free lucky, traditional Magar and Chetri villagers will venture down to the riverbank to witness your journey through the remote mountain wilderness of Nepal.
The raging river (5 days)
Descending form looming Himalayan giants of famous Annapurna region and passes through along the route of round Annapurna trekking, beautiful villages, guarding temples on the river bank with uninterrupted class 4 to 5 rapids. Under the watchful gaze of Annapurnas towering peaks. If its adventure you seek, you'll find it on this trip with one day of easy trekking and 4 days of intense white water rafting.
Sun Koshi River:
The river of Gold (7 to 9 days)
The Sun Koshi River (class 4 to 5) is famous in rafting circles, and with good reason. This is one of the 10 most exciting white water rafting in the world, roaring past remote villages and green fertile mountains covered with forests and rice terraces, where local inhabitants can be seen in their daily rural activities. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experiencec particularly during high waters, when the rapids can swell to massive sizes, sometimes making the rafts completely disappear from sight!
The Wild West (10 days)
A one-day trek from the nearest road leads you to Karnali, Nepal's largest and longest river. On the river, a series of challenging class IV to V rapids takes you through narrow canyons and dense forest full of diverse flora and fauna, finally leaving you close to Bardia National Park, where you can combine your rafting adventure with a safari trip and maybe spot some of the parks one-horned rhinos and elusive tigers.
Trekker's Delight (9 days)
This trip begins with 3 day trek through remote villages of Arun valley. Camping out in lush forests with views of the the snowcapped Himalayan peaks. On the river, the powerful current drives your raft or kayak through 4 days of great white water action; at night you relax on fantastic beaches in dramatic valleys of Arun. In our opinion, the combination of trekking, spectacular scenery, great rapids and remote location make the Arun itself best river running.
The classic river (1 to 3 days): 75 - 250 $
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