Rafting in Nepal
Nepal is a
land of numerous world class rivers which provide fun and
exciting river rafting adventures. You can have a day of
rafting or choose an extended trip that lets you camp on
the river and enjoy the culture and beauty that surrounds
Rafting in Different River
Nepal is blessed
with some of the wildest and most spectacular rivers in
the world. The combination of beautiful mountain scenery,
exhilarating white water rapids, warm water, and fascinating
cultural opportunities make Nepal one of the premier places
to go white water rafting. Eco Trek offers fun and exciting
rafting trips on the best rivers in Nepal. The best time
for rafting in Nepal is usually September to early December
and March to June. This is when the weather is best and
the water is the warmest.
Eco Trek runs two different types of river trips depending
on how long you want your trip to be and what river you
want to raft.
The first type is a day trip on the river. We provide transportation
to and from the river as well as a full day of rafting.
This is the perfect trip for anyone who wants to get a feel
for white water rafting or doesn’t have time for an overnight
trip. Generally we run most of our day trips on the Trisuli
and Bhote Kosi rivers.
Our other type of trip consists of several days of rafting
while camping overnight next to the river. This gives you
plenty of time to swim and relax on some of the white sand
beaches on the river. We have porters to set up camp and
a personal cook who will prepare safe and tasty meals. Camping trips require a minimum of 6 to 8 clients in a group
it helps if you can find others who are interested in rafting.
During the season we have many trips leaving several times
a week so it isn’t hard to find a group. And like every
Eco-Trek trip, we want to provide you with the vacation
of a lifetime so tell us what you want. We can combine rafting
with trekking or jungle adventures or both if you wish.
Rivers are rated for their difficulty on a scale of class
1 – 6.
A class 1 river has a slower moving current with little
or no obstacles.
Class 2 & 3 rivers generally are fast moving with some
obstacles and smaller to medium size rapids.
Class 4 rivers have long, continuous sections of white water
and large waves which requires strong paddling and good
teamwork in the boat.
Class 5 rivers have powerful prolonged sections of rapids
and big holes, which requires very strong paddling and preferably
some previous rafting experience.
Class 6 is considered to be almost impossible to run.
River - The Trisuli river runs just west of Kathmandu
which makes it an ideal place for day trips. It is generally
a class 3-4 river which has fun rapids and good swimming.
It is possible to have 2 day camping trip also.
- This is a fun and challenging river
is considered to be one of the holiest rivers in all of
Nepal. Villages and temples can be found throughout the
entire trip giving you a wonderful cultural view of rural
Nepal. It is a class 3-4 river which is more difficult and
continuous than the Trisuli. Trips generally last for 4
to 5 days.
- This is a newly opened river that provides
exciting white water rapids and beautiful views. It is a
class 4 river that has great camping spots. Trips on the
Marsyangdi generally take 6 to 7 days.
Karnali - This trip is considered to be the most beautiful
and enjoyable trip in all Nepal. There is a great mix of
jungle scenery and lowland forests. The river lies far west
of Kathmandu in a very rural area that has recently been
opened to foreigners. It is a class 4 river that takes a
week to run. There is also the option to visit Bardia National
Park and explore the jungle at the end of the trip.(see
- This river is the longest in all Nepal.
This 7 to 8 day trip gives you class 2 –3 rapids followed
by exciting class 4 rapids that are sure to get you’re your
adrenaline flowing. This is a classic camping trip which
gives you a chance to paddle all the way from the far north
of Nepal to the southern border.
- This is the steepest river run in Nepal
that provides a total white water experience. It is a class
3-4 river with a lot of class 4 rapids. It is located 3
hrs outside of Kathmandu and is a great day trip. It is
also possible to spend a night on the river.
are experienced rafters who have run all the rivers we offer
and have the skills to provide you with a safe and enjoyable
trip. There will always be a guide in every boat who will
give instructions on paddling and pick out the safest route
on the river.
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