Rafting & Kayaking

Set in the surrounds of the mighty Himalayas, Nepal has the most scenic and diverse white-water experiences on the planet. From short trips for beginners to long trips and kayaking certification through jungles and mountain rivers: the choices are limitless.

If you are a water enthusiast, then Nepal offers you endless white rivers that descend from the highest mountains of the world, along stretches of silver sandy beaches, where adventure seekers can enjoy numerous water sports and adventures.

Among which white-water rafting and kayaking, are most popular. Try the widely popular world classic categories like the Karnali River, Sunkoshi and Tamur, which are a mix of rapids, grades and sceneries. Most people enjoy rafting for the thrill of it, while many people (mostly women) want to try it as first timers. Very few are left disappointed.

Enjoy deep river gorges, to wide river basins through some of the world famous rivers like, the Sun Koshi, Bhote Koshi, Trishuli , where rapid grades range from 1 to 6 and diverse terrain meet exotic flora and aquatic life. Rivers like the Marshyangdi and Arun, provide some of the most scenic views for rafters. Diverse wildlife and flora, along the routes, add to the essence of these trips.

Plan your rafting trips with local agents, who have well trained team of river guides , who can not only tackle the wild rapids, but help adventure seekers take thrills to the next level. Plan a short rafting trip which lasts from a day to three days, or longer trips which offer relaxing camp stops combined with short treks along the river lines into thick evergreen forests and beautiful waterfalls.

You could also sign up to be a part of the growing kayaking community in Nepal. Join the paddling community, where kayakers from around the world meet, participate in group tours and stay connected through social media, and share stories. It is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a bit of socializing mixed with nature and thrill.

Rivers open for rafting

1. Upper Seti River – 1/2 days trip

2. Trishuli River – 1 day trip to 2 days

3. Marshyangdi River – 2 days

4. Kali Gandhi River – 3 days

5. Karnali River – 8 to 10 days

6. Sunkoshi River – 8 to 10 days

7. Tamur River – 10 days

Source: Nepal Tourism Board