Rafting

At the foot of the Himalayan Mountains, Nepal is blessed with an amazing diversity of rivers. Simply put, we live in a white water enthusiast’s paradise with an awesome variety of white water rafting adventures to tempt any type of traveler. From convenient ½ day excursions to full on 12 day river expeditions, the possibilities are endless! In fact, with so many river options, you can dramatically cut down on the need for bus travel in Nepal, as our waterways can

Itinerary

2/3 days Trishuli River Rafting

(1 NIGHT/2 DAYS, 2 NIGHTS/ 03 DAYS, 3NIGHTS 4 DAYS) we have on Trishuli river

This river is very popular as access to the Prithivi Highway makes “breaking off” the journey easy. Trishuli is also an ideal beginner’s river.” * 1-4 days * good beginners river * easy access * link to safari at Royal Chitwan National park * Grade 2 to 3 rapids”

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:

Departure from Kathmandu at 7:00am. by tourist coach. After 3 hours of bus ride, we reach at Malinga. You are welcomed by river guide & given briefing before start Rafting trip. Lunch will be served at 12:30 at the river beach. After having lunch, again we proceed our journey for next couple of hours. On the first day we encounter rapids Twin rock Ladies delight, Sweet-dream monsoon, Up-set, Good bye & surprise. Finally we stop at Fishling for over-night stay. Dinner is served at 8:00pm.

Day 02:

Breakfast will be served at 8:00am. And after that we pack-up all gear & be ready for second day adventure. On that day, we pass by rapids, Butterfly, Electric,

S bend & Pinbal. Lunch will be served at 12:30. At last we stop at 5 Kilo for night rest. Dinner is served at 8:00 pm.

Day 03:

As soon as we finished breakfast, we get ready for last day adventure. It will be nearly 2 hours river journey. Coffee pot is the great rapid of this section. Lunch will be served where this trip ends and transport will be arranged to your own destination. As being easily accessible river, we can do rafting from Baireni to Malekhu on monsoon. (June through September).

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Seti River Rafting

The seti is an excellent 2 days trip in an isolated area, where beautiful jungle, plenty of easy rapids and fantastic Himalayan scenery. The river is an excellent for beginners, intermediate, learner and family trip. The trip starts at Damauli about 6 hours drive from Kathmandu or 1.5 hours drive from Pokhara. The take out, many choose to incorporate a ride down the Trisuli with either a trip to Pokhara or to Royal Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari tours.

Grade :  +2, 3

From :  Damauli

To :  Gaighat

Distance :  17 Km

Days :  2

From Ktm. : 6 hours

Itinerary

Day 01 Drive to Damuli from Pokhara and rafting for 3 hours and over night.

Day 02 Rafting for 3 hours and drive to Kathmandu or Pokhara

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>Bhote Koshi River Rafting

“Nepal’s steepest action packed rafting trip” If you have limited time, or just the desire for an adrenaline overload, this is the river for you. Our put – in point is at the Borderland Resorts, conveniently located at the highest possible raft launch on the river and is the base for activities such as Canyoning, Trekking, Climbing and Mountain Biking all around the Tibetan border. The resort has spacious safari tents, toilets and massive dining hall with a well stocked bar. All the indulges of home in a very exotic setting. A perfect compliment to your trip can be an extended stay at river bank.

River Information

Departure Point:  Kathmandu

River Start Point: KM 95

River Finish Point: Lomasangu Dam

Outward Travel Time: 3 1/2 Hours

River Grade: III to IV

Return Travel Time: 3 Hours

River Days: 2 Days

River Distance: 20 Kms.

Itinerary

Day 01:

Meet at the office as per time arranged by your expedition leader at the pre-departure meeting. Then we travel by our private bus to the river starting point of the trip. This is a spectacular drive through villages and if weather permits, you will have fantastic mountain views i.e. Ganesh Himal, Langtang etc. Upon arrival in the camp lunch will be served.   After early lunch your expedition leader will deliver a safety talk and provide all paddling gear for the trip. First day rafting provides about three and half hour of pure white water. After a long series of class 3 rapids we drop into the first class 4 drop known as Gerbil In The Plumbing.  From here there is a stretch of class 3 whitewater and then we come to the crux of the day, which is a long, technical rapid called ‘Frog in a Blender’. After this rapid we settle down for about twenty feet, and then it’s back into the soup with a long series of class 3+/4- drops which lead us into a nifty little rapid called Carnal Knowledge of a Deviant Nature.  The remaining ten kilometers of river is a non-stop series of class 3 and 4 drops terminating into short pools with the next drop just a few feet away.  The river flows through a beautiful narrow canyon with lush green vegetation and waterfalls coming in from the steep stone walls.  At the bottom of this stretch is a rapid called ExLax.  Just before we hit the village of Barabise we load all the boats onto our bus and drive back to our camp, change your wet clothes, enjoy the scenery and late evening have dinner and camp. hot drinks, rum punch, enjoy the scenery an

Day 02:

Early morning, have hot drinks and breakfast then pack your gears. You have the second chance to show how your raft team can work well together in challenging rapids.  We have lunch on the river and continue the action until the take out point. We run the top stretch again in the morning, though most people don’t recognize it the second time through. Today instead of getting out at Barabise we continue on down through the center of town and onto a short flat stretch. Upon reaching the dam, the entire gradient of the last kilometer fulminates into fifty meters of incredibly steep and technical rapid known as ‘The Great Wall’.  ‘The Great Wall’s one redeeming feature is that there is a pool at the bottom, because right after the pool is an incredible rapid called ‘Liquid Bliss’, which leads directly into a rapid called ‘Fake Right Go Left’, which leads directly into another rapid called ‘My God, What To Do?’.  The trip ends with a bang on a long series of drops known as ‘Dazed and Confused’.  Without a doubt this is some of the finest whitewater rafting to be had anywhere. Our trip ends by mid-noon. Once you get their load up all the kits on bus, drive back to Ktm.

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Sunkoshi River Rafting

River of  Gold

Sunkosi is one of the top ten river rafting tours in the world. The Sunkosi rafting tour traverses 272 kms though the untouched countryside and small village of the wonderful ‘Mahabharat Range’ mountain of csenteral Himalaya. The put in point   lies 3 hrs east form Kathmandu at Dolaghat and the end point is at chatra, near Dharan .The Sun Kosi volume increases considerably as it combines with seven big tributaries to become one of the major rivers of south Asia.

River Information

Departure point: kathmandu

River days: 8 days

River distance: 272kms

Rafting starts at: dolalghat

Rafting end at: chattra

Outward travel time: 3 hours

River grade: IV – V

Return travel time: 14 hours

Itinerary

Day 01: At 7 am meet in Ktm. office – store baggage and finalize plans, a quick breakfast then we drive to Dolalghat i.e. put-in-point of Sun TKOs. The drive is spectacular with magnificent view of the Himalayan Ranges on a clear day. Upon arrival at sun kosi (Dolalghat), we unload gears, lunch will be served and a full safety briefing will be given by your expedition leader. The first and second days are easy paddling. The big rapid you will encounter on that day is of class 4+ rapid “Rotten Cave”. We will choose our beach campsite, where dinner will be served amidst the splendor of the star filled sky.

Day 02: Have breakfast pack up the gear and start  rolling down the river. Today you will encounter a big class 4+ rapid ” Meat grinder”. It is fairly straight run down the center avoiding holes left and right. A few meters below here the Tamba Kosi river joins the Sun Kosi on the left with a beach on the confluence. There is another beautiful Shiva temple overlooking the two rivers. We camp here.

Day 03: Today a few kms below the confluence of the Likhu Khola is a short, class 3+ rapid. Pre-Anxiety soon followed by a long class 4 rapid High Anxiety with a large hole on the left halfway down and a series of holes at the bottom. Float a while and then camp.

Day 04: This day starts with several class 3+ rapids  then a quick stop for buying food and maybe beer. Then prepare for a big and interesting one Harkapur 2 and 3 the hardest rapid on the river which should be carefully scouted. Camp

Day 05:  Some km below Harkapur, Dudh Kosi river joins the Sun  Kosi from the left. Below here the river widens into an arid area of gravel. You meet some small rapids an will teach you into another aptly named rapid ‘Jaws’. Camp

Day 06: Today is a hard day as you will be encounter most of the grade 4+ rapids – you are straight into good exciting rapid “Rhino Rock” which is a grade 4+ followed by “Jungle Corridor” a kilometer of continuous white water. Waterfalls cascade on both sides of the river. One waterfall makes a great spot for a team shower. Camp

Day 07: Last few days are mainly wave trains if you are interested you can try kayaking where our experts will teach you the basic skills needed to maneuver the boats or learn the Eskimo roll. Camp

Day 08: The last stretch of river which brings you to the last class 4+ Big Dipper is a series of huge standing waves. A few kilometer later Big Arun and Tamur rivers joins together to form the Sapta Kosi. Then you float along on the powerful current , the hills dramatically give way to totally flat Terai and the northern plains of India. This is the end of a classic and memorable river journey. We will finish our trip around 2 pm pack the gear and then drive back to Kathmandu around 4 pm from Chattra. This takes around 13/14 hours .

For the 9 and 10 day expeditions you follow the same route as above and start and finish at the same times on the first and last days. There is an extra day on the 9 day expedition to allow for the fluctuations in the speed of the water. If the water is still flowing fast, you can enjoy a rest day in the middle of the trip to relax, play volleyball or go for a walk. The 10 day expedition gives the extra day rafting to allow for a slightly lower flow of water and a rest day.

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Kali Gandaki River Rafting

Kali’s River

Whitewater wilderness Expedition,The Kali begins its journey high on the Tibetan plateau in the kingdom of Mustang. Using the Deepest gorge in the world that is formed between the Mt. Annapurna (8346m) Massif and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8046m) and named after the ferocious goddess kali, the kali the Gandaki is one of Nepal’s very best rivers for whitewater Adventure  rafting.

The Rapid run thick and fast form day one just below the put-in point at near Beni.For most of the three day expedition there is little relent .Mostly Grade III rapid-but sometimes really exhilarating grade Iv and Grade IV+-the kali gandaki caries us cavorting on though steep-walled gorges, under cascading waterfalls… to day 3,the last morning.. a grand finale of spectacular, photogenic ,big-time whitewater and far more than just the river ,the rewards in clued stunning upstream view of the Mt.annapurna range, peaceful beach camps on the river bank and the remote villages of at least five of Nepal’s main Ethic Group.

River Information

Departure point: Pokhara

Duration: 3 days

River Distance: 72 Kms.

River start point: Near Beni

River finish point: Mirmere

Outward travel time: 4 hours

River grade: III – IV

Return travel time: 5 hours

Itinerary

Day 01: At around 7/8 am, we drive for around 3-4 hrs to the put-in point near Beni. Throughout this drive we have stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks as well as the sacred Machapuchare. Upon arrival, we unload all the equipment and you will receive a full safety briefing.  Have lunch and then the guide will take you to the river starting point ready to begin your exciting 3 days raft trip. First day we begin with some class III rapids this is a warm up for the team, after 10/15 minutes you will be encountering 2 big class 4 rapids i.e. ‘Small Brother’ and ‘Big Brother’. Your guide will be making you work hard at doing exercises to work as a team maneuvering the raft efficiently.  After scouting the rapid, the safety kayaks will go first then the raft. Soon after encountering these two big rapids we will reach the Modi Khola confluence where we will choose the beach for the evening campsite. We unload the rafts and one raft team prepares dinner and rum punch whilst the others play or relax and take in the scenery.

Day 02: Once the rafts are packed we start down the river for a day mixed with adrenaline calm and spectacular scenery including views of Annapurnna 1 and Himachuli. We will tackle many class III sections and the challenging class IV named REFUND. This section of river is abundant with vines, wildlife and lush vegetation hanging from the cliff faces. Our campsite is below the village of Purti Ghat.

Day 03: Soon after being back on the water we reach the holy village of Seti Beni. The river has deposited a house size boulder in the confluence with a smaller tributary. Since confluence is considered holy places in the Hindu religion, this boulder has become an important shrine to the local river people. There is usually a great audience to watch and listen to the spectacle as each team negotiates the rapid that has formed around this holy place.  Not long after this it is time for the journey to end. Our bus will be waiting for us. We load up the gear and prepare for the bus journey back to Pokhara.

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Marshyangdi River Rafting

The “raging river”, drains the northern slope of the Annapurna mountains. It was only opened to rafting in 1996 and 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 totally different from the big volume rivers like the Sun Koshi and Karnali, the rapids are technical and require a very different approach. Big volume rivers need power and a good line, the Marsyangdi needs fast reactions from the crew to get through this pin ball machine river. The Marsyangdi quickly forges raft crews of complete strangers into true teams.

Located on the eastern side of the Annapurna circuit, the Marsyangdi River has long been famous for the beautiful views. With each twist and turn the steep sided gorge walls frame a new mountain backdrop.

River Information

Departure Point:  Pokhara or Kathmandu

River Start Point: Nagdi

River Finish Point: Bimal Nagar

Outward Travel Time: 8 Hours

River Grade: III – IV

Return Travel Time: 4 Hours

Itinerary

Day 01: After breakfast, we leave by private bus to Besisahaar. The last four hours of this ride takes us off the “good” tarmac roads and tends to be a little bouncy in places ( I hope this is a subtle enough hint). We have scheduled a rest day into the program to allow for any unlikely but potential delays. That night we stay at a teahouse.

Day 02: We start trekking for a couple of hours to Khudi where we make camp and sleep for the night. We will leave one of our staff to look after the campsite, then we will continue to trek for one hour more to Bulbule. Your expedition leader and guides will brief you and train you on land about safety and paddling. Pay attention as you are straight into the rapids and this river has a way of underlining any Mistakes!  Overnight Khudi.

Day 03: After breakfast, hike up to Nagdi with all the gears to the river put in point. This is the most knuckle gripping section of the river so enjoy it as you will encounter continuous Class 4 rapids. We finish today  at  Besisahar and have a well earned dinner no doubt a rum punch to help it down.

Day 04: This is the day to relax, go walking and learn to roll in a kayak and have a day in this beautiful area, away from the crowds of trekkers. The only reason this day is lost is if there are any problems on day one as explained.

Day 05: The river becomes very mellow and goes through a high walled gorge with birds and vegetation that can only be described as breath taking. We reach our take out point at Bimal Nagar by lunch time where our transport is waiting to take us back to Kathmandu/Pokhara.

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Karnalie river River Information

Departure Point:  Kathmandu or Pokhara

River Start Point: Dhungeshower

River Finish Point: Chisopani

Outward Travel Time: 14 Hours

River Grade: III to IV+

Return Travel Time: 12 Hours

Rafting Duration: 7 night 8 Days

River Distance: 180 Km. (Approximately)

About Karnali River

Rafting or Kayaking in Karnali is one of the best trips available in the World. This mightiest river originates from Mt. Kailash in Tibet and hence Karnali literally means ‘Holy water from the sacred mountain’.

As Karnali River wedge through the Himalaya in a series of magnificent gorges and forests to tropical riverine forests, we come across Nepal’s Wildlife. The river is also rich in Himalayan aquatic life such as Golden Masheer and giant Catfish. This is Nepal’s largest and longest river, flowing uninhibited through the least populated region of the country. For the eight days and 180 kilometers we won’t see a single sign of the modern world making it Nepal’s finest multi day river rafting.

Karnali Rafting Itinerary

Day 01:

We meet at the office at 7am (Pokhara or Kathmandu) with your bags ready to go. This is a long bus journey, so be prepared with water etc. We travel to the far west and arrive in Surkhet very late in the evening. You are able to have a sleep here.

Day 02:

After breakfast we continue our drive to Karnali put in point at Dungeshwar (5 hrs). This section of the drive offers yet unspoiled scenery of charming villages and farms. We will do short rafting trip after lunch to set up first night’s camp by the bank of Karnali.

Day 03:

The river gives the team, time to build. There are good rapids and water flow those allow learning errors. We still manage to get at least one great class IV rapid in. We camp and get excited about tomorrow.

Day 04:

This is the type of day that people imagine when they think of Himalayan water. It is BIG and it is continuous. We enter into the Jungle Corridor. This is a narrowing jungle clad gorge and it is all ours. The team building is put into full practice and when your guide shouts “all forward” he really means it! Enjoy the ride all day and camp in this sensational setting.

Day 05:

More of the same including the notorious GOD’S HOUSE rapid. Don’t forget to take in the bird life which is equally as abundant as the lush vegetation. Camp and relax.

Day 06:

It isn’t over yet! Keep paddling hard ! You really are experiencing the best of the west on yet another day of great action and breath taking scenery.

Day 07:

This is a holiday after all, so we have programmed a rest day so you can take time to enjoy your surroundings and relax on a great sandy beach.

Day 08-09:

We see the rapids dying off as we come out of the gorge. We pass the confluence with the Seti river where the river broadens. Today and the next day and a half are a chance to enjoy your journey admiring the country and villages you pass. You will have seen the safety kayakers in action and will no doubt be inspired, so ask the guides for some supervised instruction, or take over the raft and learn about the river.

You see there is more to a rafting expedition than just rafting.

Day 10:

We come to the end of our journey at about lunch time where our bus will be waiting to collect us. Those who have booked to go to Bardia National Park (highly recommended!), will be collected from here as well.

Day 11:

We arrive back at Kathmandu/Pokhara, in the early morning of the eleventh day. What a journey !!!

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