Kali Gandaki River, Trisuli
River, Seti Khola, Sunkoshi, Bhote Koshi, and Karnali River are popular
River for Rafting and Kayaking in Nepal. You can relax and glide through
roaring white rapids, in the care of expert river guides
In Nepal, there are more then 12 rivers
which offer excellent rafting and kayaking. You can relax and glide
through roaring white rapids, in the care of expert river guides. You
can find clear sandy beaches to camp or to take meals. There are some
nice pools for swimming, but you need to be guided by your River Guide.
Longer river trips offer you the best range of scenery and rapids.
Longer river trips also allow enough time for participants to develop
their rafting skills. Most of the longer river trips in Nepal offer you
more excitement and wilderness.
The most popular rivers in Nepal for Rafting are:-
Marshyandi, Kaligandaki, Karnali, Sunkoshi, Tamur, Bhotekoshi etc.
Trisuli River = 1-3days (
grade 3+ )
This River is most popular and easily
accessible from Kathmandu and Pokhara. For the first- time rafter it offers
plenty of excitement. Many tourists choose this river trip on the way to
Royal Chitwan National Park. A trip on this river can be made for various
different lengths of time, depending upon the availability of time and
Kaligandaki = 3days (grade
flows through remote canyons and a deep gorge, which is also known as the
deepest gorge in the world. The rafting starts from Maldhunga near Baglung.
Maldhunga is about 55 kilometers drive from Pokhara. Some tourists start
this rafting trip after they end their Annapurna trek via Tatopani and Beni.
Rafting is for 3 days only, because of Kaligandaki hydro- power project.
Seti Khola River = 2days(grade 2-4)
This river starts from Machhapuchere Mountain; it flows through the centre
of Pokhara city. But there is a dangerous gorge in the centre part of the
city which was made by this river. That’s why rafting is not possible from
Pokhara city. You have to drive to Damauli, which is 50 kilometers from
Pokhara on the way to Kathmandu . This river is suitable for first- time
rafters and middle- aged people. From Damauli this river winds through vast
canyons and untouched tracks of forest, and the trip lasts for two days.
A company called Ker & Downey provides a luxury-tented camp with rafting in
this river. Many European and American agents sell this trip
Bhote Koshi=Two days ( 4-5 )
Sun Koshi=8 to 10 days ( 4-5 )
Karnali =10 days( 4-5 )