Rafting & Kayaking

RAFTING OPTION AT NEPAL

Bheri River

The Bheri River rafting trip is unique in the sense that, though it is a less explored river, it is known for its fishing adventures. The river which has its tributaries in the heights of the Dolpo region of the mighty Himalayas is an angler's paradise as it promises a wide variety of big catches. Despite having strong underwater currents, varying water temperatures and rich water flow, the river serves as a migratory route for a wide variety of fresh water fish and has yet to be fully explored in terms of angling in Nepal. 

It is recommended that you embark on a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, then take a 3-4 hour drive to reach the put in point at Samjhighat.

  • Departure Point: Kathmandu or Pokhara
  • River Start Point: SamjhighatRiver
  • End Point: ChisapaniRiver
  • Grade: III to IV
  • River Distance: Approx. 50 kms
  • Ideal Season: October to December / March to May

 

Bhote Koshi

Bhote Koshi in Nepali literally translates to 'The River from Tibet', as a result there are many rivers in Nepal that go by the same name ( practically all rivers in Nepal originate in the northern fringes ). The Bhote Koshi in question here is the major branch of the river Sun Koshi. Since the Araniko Highway runs parallel to the river, accessibility and scouting is comparatively easy. The valley situated above Bahrabise is imposingly narrow with steep hillsides that rise upto 2000 metres from the river. At river level, you will be treated to picturesque and spectacular gorges. Just looking at the river as you drive up the highway itself can send your heart pulsating. The Upper Bhote Koshi ends after Barabise where the Sun Koshi links up as the main river on the left. Bhote Koshi is widely popular for short and adventurous rafting and kayaking.

  • Departure Point: Kathmandu or Pokhara
  • River Start Point: Baseri / Lamosangu
  • River End Point: Dolalghat
  • River Grade: IV-V
  • River Distance: Approx. 20 kms
  • Ideal Season: October to December / March to May

Rafting Information

Day 01 -Travelling 95 km east of Kathmandu we reach the river put in point at Lamasangu dam. This an enchanting drive past villages, and if the weather is favourable, we can get spectacular views of peaks like Ganesh Himal and Langtang. We will raft the first exhilarating 10 km stretch of the river and head back to the starting point again and hit the same rapids again the next day; this is to avoid reaching the end point by paddling only half a day. Drive back to our camp. 

Day 02 -After a rejuvenating breakfast, we pack our essentials, gear up and set out between 9 to 10 am and paddle down the exciting grade III rapids from the upper section. This is a second opportunity to master your rafting skills as a team in the demanding rapids. Lunch will be served on the riverbank after which we will hit the water again to continue with the white water thrill till we reach the take our point at Dolalghat Bazaar. By 2 to 3 pm we will be heading back towards Kathmandu. Our trip ends.

NOTE : Itineraries are subject to adjustments depending on the needs and preferences of the pax.

Kali Gandaki

This river is named after the Hindu Goddess Kali and offers a challenging range of rapids which can be technically testing and fun at the same time. The river originates at the edge of the Tibetan Plateau in the Upper Mustang Region and makes its way down to the plains through the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges cutting through one of the deepest gorges in the world. The Kali Gandaki is a medium length river and considered one of the finest, combining white water adventure with fine scenery and culturally rich villages. Deemed one of the holiest rivers, one can observe cremation and burial grounds along with numerous temples along the banks. This Kali Gandaki adventure can be combined with any Annapurna region trek, before or after depending on your choice of itinerary.

  • River Start Point: Nayapul ( Baglung )
  • River End Point: MirmiRiver
  • Grade: III - IV
  • River Distance: Approx. 60 kms
  • Ideal Season: September to December / March to May

TRISHULI RIVER RAFTING

Rafting InformationYour adventure on the Trishuli River is an excellent way to view the topographical aspects, the landscape, the local culture and the diversity of flora and fauna as you paddle down. Depending on your inclination or time, you can experience this adrenaline rush by choosing to partake either in a 2 day or 3 day package. Easily accessible from Kathmandu, Pokhara or Royal Chitwan National Park, an adventure seeker can vary ones itinerary as stated. Steep valleys and amazing gorges, challenging as well as easier sections and the right length of time devoted, can make this river adventure an ideal one for amateur thrill seekers and professionals alike.The onset of the monsoon season makes the Trishuli River much more challenging ride as it transforms into powerful rapids and whirlpools. When the river is at the peak of its wild nature, there are barely any rafters around and this adventure becomes the most exciting thing you can do in Nepal in such a short period ( 2 days ).

This is probably one of the most exciting rafting trips offered anywhere in a span of two days. The prominent rapids go by the names of Snail's Nose, Teen Devi, Malekhu Rapid, Monkey Rapid, Upset, Surprise, Monsoon, Cotton Pony, Ladies Delight, and many more. The rapids at this time are a mix of non stop excitement combined with stretches of smooth flow on calmer waters. Your take out point or end point is Kuringhat, a small township from where you may either choose to drive back to Kathmandu or continue on to Royal Chitwan National Park or Pokhara for further Himalayan Adventures.

 

Rafting Itinerary

 Day 01 -You will take a 3-4 hour drive from Kathmandu to Charudi Red House, the raft put in point ( 81 km from Kathmandu ). In this adventure, you will be taking on grade II and III rapids like Ladies Delight and then stop for some rest. After regaining some more energy, you will encounter further grade II and III rapids like Upset and Surprise and after which, we will served a buffet lunch at River Fun Resort. You can choose to unwind at the resort swimming pool, undertake a kayaking course, drop into a local farm house or fruit garden or even do some fishing. Round abour 6 : 30 we will start our private camp fire on the riverbank along with some refreshments and snacks; an excellent opportunity to show your singing, instrumental or dancing skills !!. Followed by a sumptuous dinner, we will head to our Deluxe Safari Tent or Regular Tent for some snooze. 

Day 02 -At 7 : 30 wake up call and some hot beverages and breakfast. Our guide or representative will take you on a village tour and give you an understanding of local cultures. Then you will dropped off on the road for your onward destination – Kathmandu, Pokhara or Chitwan. Groups that may have two day rafting itineraries will continue with their river adventure. 

NOTE : Itineraries are subject to adjustments depending on the needs and preferences of the pax.

Marshyangdi

The river Marshyangdi originates on the southern slopes of the Annapurna range, making its way east through the desert-like landscape of Manang and heads south to merge with the Trishuli river at a place known as Mugling. Among the rivers graded IV- V, Marshyangdi is deemed the most exciting. Once you hit the rapids, it is sheer adrenaline till your feet touch solid ground again. It is a reputed grade IV river for kayaking and ranks among one of the best in the world. This river is an exhilarating non-stop white water adventure and also offers spectacular mountain backdrops to heighten the excitement. The scenery is stunning and after every bend you can expect to view some of the highest and magnificent mountains in the world. The green valley, white water and sculpted boulders and mountain views are all worth the trip.

  • River Start Point: Nagdi
  • River End Point: Bimalnagar
  • River Grade: IV – IV +
  • Ideal Season: November to December / March to May

Seti

The Seti river adventure is a warm water wilderness family adventure and navigates through the limestone gorge of the Pokhara Valley. The trip takes you through lush, virgin green forests, bird habitat, culturally definitive villages and 'spotlessly clean' riverbank beaches. You will come across some small and not so challenging rapids. The put in point is the Madi River Bridge at Damauli and you will end your trip at the confluence point of the Trishuli River at Gaighat. Pokhara is an approx. 2 hour drive and Kathmandu approx. 4-5 hours from Damauli. From Gaighat ( the take out point ), you can make an onward journey to either Pokhara ( 4-5 hour drive ) or Chitwan National Park ( approx. 1 hour ).

  • River Start Point: Damauli
  • River End Point: Gaighat
  • River Grade: II - III
  • Ideal Season: September to December / March to May

Sun Koshi

Sun Koshi or in local dialect, "River of Gold", has been graded as one of the ten best rafting rivers in the world. Challenging rapids, little hint of roads and civilization, stunning scenery, excellent camping sites and warm water is a distinctly multi-day river adventure. The popular put in point for this trip is Dolalghat which is a an approx. three hour drive to the east of Kathmandu. The very beginning of the trip is a tranquil experience and first day of the trip is a calm and peaceful, making it easy. This river traverses the Mahabharat range and follows along the geological fault line of the Himalayas. This river also offers great excitement for medium to experienced kayakers.

KAYAKING 

The wide range of rivers in Nepal with their various difficulty grades and topographical locations and inclines, makes Nepal a kayaker's dream come true. It doesn't matter whether you’re a beginner or a highly-skilled kayaker who chooses to take on challenging rapids, we can arrange trips that will cater to your every whim and fancy.

There are a few kayaking clinics and schools run by seasoned veterans and they teach you everything from paddle strokes, maneouvres, rolling, reading water to safety. Our experienced European and Nepalese instructors will offer you the basic 4-5 day course, or even the more popular longer ones, so that you will hit the rapids with confidence. You will be taught at your own pace, beginning with familiarization on calm waters until you are fully versed on safe kayaking principles.Itineraries, trips and courses can be tailored to meet your needs and requirements.

 

CANYONING

Conventionally speaking, Nepal has offered adventure and mountain tourism to its customers in the form of mountaineering expeditions, treks, white water rafting, etc., but as times are changing, as well as the needs of tourists and visitors, the people in the travel trade have always felt the need to diversify and innovate so as to enable their clients to explore other avenues of tourism ( especially in adventure tourism ). Taking this into account, and since Nepal is a country endowed with the geographical and topographical wonders of its mountains, forests and rivers, it attracts a wide variety of clientele with varying needs and requirements. Since there is a vast network of rivers flowing down and through its countless valleys, they form deep gorges, steep cliffs and caves which offer canyoning enthusiasts the ultimate challenge and thrill.

Bhote Koshi ( the River from Tibet ) is one of the recent most popular destinations for canyonees. The Bhote Koshi Valley is a canyonee's paradise neatly tucked away not far from Kathmandu ( approx. 100 km ). This adventure offers you a thrill of a life time. This can commence with rafting so that you can have access to cliff faces that would be inaccessible otherwise.

Once again itineraries can be tailored to your needs and requirements on demand.