With mighty rivers flowing from the majestic mouth of the Himalayas, it is no surprise that Nepal is one of the top rafting destinations in the world. Nepal and its rivers have it all, from grade 5+ rapids for those looking for an adrenaline-fueled white water adventure to milder grade 2-3 rivers for those looking for something tamer.
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THE TRISHULI RIVER
With a gentle river flow dispersed with pockets of rapids, the Trishuli River is one of the most popular destinations for first-time rafters. Similarly, for people with only a limited amount of time, the Trishuli offers short 1-2 day rafting trips out of Kathmandu. Choose to return to Kathmandu or extend your adventure onto a Nepal In style.
THE SETI RIVER
Rising from the slopes of Machapuchare Mountain in the Annapurna region, Seti River rafting boasts superb forest scenery and gentle rapids. If relaxing is more on your agenda, settle down on one of the sandy beaches for a swim or explore the forest for some wildlife. This beautiful two-day expedition can be accessed from either Pokhara or Kathmandu, so can ideally fit into most itineraries.
THE BHERI RIVER
A remote river in Far West Nepal, rafting on the Bheri is perfect for those seeking an authentic, quiet and real escape. On a longer 3-4 day trip, see untouched landscapes visible only to those on the water as you meander through the surrounding jungle.
MORE ADVENTUROUS WHITE WATER
Grade 3-5 Bhotekoshi River is not so away from Kathmandu therefore easily accessed driving through the highway. It is at the distance of 3 hours drive through Araniko Highway to Lamosangu. The highway is with numerous bents and natural scenarios. Bhote Koshi is itself a very challenging river as the roadway view provides while travelling to access point of rafting. The upper Bhote Koshi ends at Barabise and the Lower Bhote Koshi starts at Lamosangu Dam. Rafting put-in –the point is at Lamosangu. Rafting adventure in this river is challenging because of the big water flow in the river. Expert rafters can handle some rapids which are breathing stopping and hair straightening while rafting.
THE KALI GANDAKI RIVER
Wind your way across the huge gorges of the Annapurna ranges, making your way through remote canyons and intense rapids of the Kali Gandaki River. Take time out to visit temples, villages and an old Rana Palace en route.
THE SUN KOSI RIVER
Originating in the heart of the Tibetan Plateau, Sun Kosi is one of the longest and most exciting rafting trips in Nepal. Fed by the tributaries of Mount Everest, the major rapids are similar to those found at the Grand Canyon. Secluded sandy beaches lining the river are ideal for camping.