Rafting in Nepal is one of the most exquisite adventures for an adventure enthusiast. Nepal is the land of Himalayas with eight out of the fourteen highest peaks in the world. The rivers pour down from the breathtaking heights through the foothills, fed by monsoon rains and melting glaciers, on their way to the Great Plains of the Ganges. The rivers of Nepal pour with rapid current offering thrilling rapids for rafting in Nepal. Nepal has a diverse range of rivers, which makes the country a white water enthusiast’s paradise with a wide variety of whitewater rafting adventures to tantalize any type of traveler. With so many cascading rivers from the Himalayas, white water rafting is a popular water adventure sport in Nepal.
The rivers in Nepal will offer the world's most thrilling whitewater adventure with a wide range of difficulties, warm water and serene beaches for camping. Exploring Nepal via its river is a unique way to explore the country’s culture, diverse landscape, pristine wilderness and diverse wildlife.
Nepal has many rivers, which are ideal for white water rafting adventure. The possibilities of the rafting adventure in Nepal are endless as it can be enjoyed with convenient ½ day excursions to full 12-day river expedition. Roaring rivers are calling you for an adventure of a lifetime with white water rafting in Nepal. Enjoy the following rafting adventures with Himalayan Eco Treks and Tour- Nepal.
Duration: 2 Days
The Trishuli is most popular for the white water rafting in Nepal. The impressive gorges, exciting rapids, changing currents and easy approachability from the two main cities, Kathmandu and Pokhara makes the Trisuli river the most popular rafting river in Nepal. This rafting adventure is suited for all the adventures with or without any prior rafting experience. The two days rafting adventure will include a night stay at a comfortable safari tented accommodation on the riverbank. This route is also recommended for intermediate Kayaks. The Trishuli raft trip can be combined with a trek out to Pokhara and/or a visit to Chitwan National Park for an exciting Jungle Safari.
The Kali Gandaki orgnates from the Tibetan plateau in the kingdom of Mustang and travel through the deepest gorge in the world formed between the Mount Annapurna Massif and Mount Dhaulagiri. The Kali Gandaki rafting journey is a thrilling adventure passing through narrow gorges alongside tumbling waterfalls, jungle and traditional Magar and Chetri villages. Rafting in the Kali Gandaki River is famous for its beautiful scenery, which provides superb opportunities to view the Annapurna Mountain range and a variety of wildlife and temples on the riverbanks. The adventure is suitable for both the experienced and the novice rafter. The rafting journey exposes the travelers with diverse rapids, landscape and terrain.
Duration: 2 days
The Seti River – The White River is a really unique and pleasant river passing through two beautiful and contrasting scenic areas. The Seti River originates from the southeast slopes of the Mount Machhapuchhre and flows towards the southern plains. The rafting in Seti River is fun as it flows along the local villages, terraced farmlands, waterfalls, forests and a beautiful white sandy beach. The river is relatively small and has warm water, which also makes it ideal adventure for novice kayakers.
Duration: 2 days
The Bhotekoshi river is best described as “a liquid rush”. Rafting in the Bhotekoshi requires a constant paddling to cope up with the constant rapids of the river. The Bhotekosi River has one of the steepest gradients among all the raft-able rivers in Nepal. The ultimate rafting adventure starts as the clean, fresh water roars and dodges its way through narrow canyons and the remnants of huge giant boulders. The Bhote Koshi is one of the most technical rivers in Nepal, providing continuous challenging rapids from the start to the end.
Duration: 14 days
The Sunkoshi River rafting is rated as one of the top ten rafting adventure in the world. The Sunkoshi River originates in Tibet and flows eastward through the great valley between the Mahabharat Hills and the Himalaya. The 270 km long rafting journey takes us through some of Nepal's most remote area giving a unique wilderness experience. The first two days of the rafting are relatively easy and allow time to strengthen the teamwork to tackle the bigger rapids in the coming days. The rapids have acquired names like Meat Grinder, High Anxiety, Jaws and Big dipper, from previous experiences on expeditions. The calmer stretches between rapids gives adventurers time to take in the phenomenal views, swim (voluntarily) in warm water and camp on the pristine white sandy beach.
Duration: 9 days
The Bheri River originates from the Dolpo District and has two large tributaries The Thuli and Sani. The Bheri River rafting includes rafting in a remote region with easy water current along beautiful villages and stunning sceneries. The Bheri river has a clear blue water and white banks, which make a fine campsite. The rafting and fishing adventure in the Bheri river can be combined with Jungle Safari in the Chitwan National Park for the ultimate experience.
Duration: 10 days
The Karnali river, the longest river of Nepal, originates from Mount Kailash in the western part of Tibet. The Karnali rafting is one of the finest big volume rafting and Kayaking adventure in the world. The classic expedition is the best combination of trekking, rafting, kayaking, fishing and wildlife safari. We start our rafting from Sauli from where the river drops into a canyon with exciting tide and currents. These canyons flow into scarcely populated areas of pristine jungle teeming with abundant wildlife. Towards the end of the trip the river gradient begins to ease as the Karnali leaves the mountains and flows out into the gangetic plains of Terai. Jungle thickens, the river and the pristine beaches become bigger and more beautiful as we move to Terai region.
Duration: 3 days
The Marshyangdi is the one of the most outstanding grade IV Kayaking Rivers in the world. With continuous, exhilarating whitewater and the magnificent mountain backgrounds of the Annapurna Himal. The river flows through an arid valley of Manang and moves south to join the Trisuli River in Mugling. Rafting in Marshyandi river is totally different from rafting in other big volume rivers like Sun Koshi and Karnali. The rapids are technical and require a very different approach. The rafting adventure requires a full determination with skilled crew members for safe and enjoyable adventure.