About Rafting

The mighty, snow-capped peaks of Nepal feed the rivers of the kingdom making them forces to reckon with! Beginning in the glacier fields at altitudes in excess of 5,000m they end in the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean. These watery serpents navigate their way through ruggedly serene, wilderness country, which makes up Nepal’s middle hills. By the time they meet their first roads, these Himalayan rivers have become juggernauts crashing through boulders and into holes, winding and foaming through insanely narrow and labyrinthine canyons, all the time increasing in volume and speed..... ideal conditions for river rafting.

Over the years Nepal has become one of the world’s premier white water destinations. No matter which river one chooses to run on, they all include pristine sandy beaches for camping, fantastic scenery with a wide diversity of wildlife, and of course, world class rapids.

Rivers are graded on a scale of six, with one being relatively easy and six requiring a lot of spunk.

Grade 1-Easy. Grade 2-Moderate. Grade 3-Difficult. Grade 4-Very Difficult. Grade 5- Extremely Difficult. Grade 6-Nearly impossible.

Destination Rafting

  • Popular Rivers in Nepal

    SUNKOSI
    Nepal’s “River of Gold” originates near Mt. Shisha Pangma in Tibet and runs eastward in Nepal through the great Mahabharat Lekh Range. Sunkoshi is one of world’s class river for world class rafters; always challenging with roller coaster rapids of great excitement and thrills. The warm waters of the Sunkoshi river surges 270km. between the roads. The Holy river to the Hindus as it flows into the River Ganges. Although extreme in adventure, inexperienced rafters can enjoy the river when the water level is low.

    TRISHULI
    Probably the most popular river rafting in Nepal, the Trishuli River starts north-west of Kathmandu and flows south and then south-west to Mugling. You glide through the calm stretches of water with plenty of smooth roller coaster rapids.
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