Trishuli River Rafting
Trishuli River is the ultimate destination for the best and shortest white water rafting in Nepal. If you are on a short trip to Nepal, we suggest you to try out the very popular Trishuli River rafting. Located just about 3-4 hour drive from Kathmandu, the Trishuli River flows between Kathmandu and Pokhara and the trip ends near Chitwan area. This bouncy river is also a perfect option for beginners as the rapids in this river aren’t too big and the route is very easy to navigate. Certified guides provided by the rafting agencies guide you through paddling and safety instructions. Throughout the three hour rafting tour, you’ll pass few villages enjoying the scenic beauty.
Bhote Koshi River Rafting
Bhote Koshi River is also approximately 3 hour drive from Kathmandu. The Bhote Koshi is regarded as one of the best short white water rafting trips in the world. White water rafting at Bhote Koshi River is bit challenging compared to Trishuli River rafting as it has rapids of class 3, 4 and 4. This adventurous rafting trip offers you with continuous rapid action requiring full-on commitment.
Bhote Koshi River rafting is favorable throughout the year but for better experience you can plan your rafting trip in this river during September-October-December-January and February. This short rafting tour full of thrill and huge adrenaline rush is better suited for people who have prior rafting experience. Certain portion of the rafting stretch of Bhote Koshi River has been destroyed by the earthquake in 2015. Rafting through the cool water you can also enjoy emerald green fields, curious villagers lining suspension bridges, mountains and many more. This true adventure can be rafted between October and December and February and April. During your rafting trip to Bhote Koshi, you can also participate in water sports such as canyoning.
Sun Koshi River Rafting
The Sun Koshi River rafting has been rated as one of the top 10 river journeys in the world by National Geographic. Unlike Trishuli River rafting and Bhote Koshi River Rafting, this rafting offers you a longer rafting experience. You can enjoy an 8 day rafting experience starting from the Tibetan border and running all the way to the confluence with the Ganges. In detail, the river water flows through Nepal as Sun Koshi River until it meets the Ganga River in India. The Sun Koshi River the longest white water rafting in Nepal. Warm water, big bouncy rapids, white sandy beaches, great wildlife and beautiful sceneries are the major attractions of the rafting trip at the Sun Koshi River.
The Sun Koshi River rafting is favorable for everyone from beginner rafters to experienced Kayakers. The rapids in this river varies from grades III – V are overwhelming named on the basis of previous experience collected by the rafters. Along with white water rafting, you can also try out Kayaking on the quieter sections of the river. The nature of this river is very unpredictable as you will find the river calm and tranquil at one moment and the very next moment you will find it wild, turbulent and challenging.
Kali Gandaki River Rafting
Named after Goddess Kali, the rafting journey of Kali Gandaki River begins from the Tibetan plateau. Rafting at this 55 kilometers long river will provide you a lifetime experience of massive adrenaline rush through exhilarating class 3 and 4 rapids. White water rafting at the kali Gandaki River rafting starts from Maldhunga (3.5 hours from Pokhara) and ends at Mirmi (5 hours from Pokhara).
During the kali Gandaki River rafting, you’ll pass through the plains of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range, Georges etc. White water rafting in the Kali Gandaki River is best recommended from September to December and March to May. Throughout the rafting tour, the river continuously keeps paddlers busy against all technical rapids on the Kali Gandaki River. Both experienced and novice rafters love this rafting tour.
Karnali River Rafting
Karnali River, the longest and largest river of Nepal, springs forth from Mount Kailash, a sacred mountain in Tibet important to both Buddhist and Hindu religion followers. The white water rafting at the Karnali River finishes at the famous Bardia National Park. As it is situated in the most remote western region in Nepal, it becomes more than just a rafting trip. In large, it is an expedition as you have to trek for hours to reach to the rafting point.
The Karnali River rafting has series of continuous grade 4 and grade 5 rapids. During the raft, the valley narrows into a series of canyons, the river speeds up and there are big rapids, one leading into another, almost continuously down to the Seti River. Also, the Karnali River is more constrained by its canyon walls giving bigger more continuous and serious rapids. White water rafting at the Karnali River rafting is the best option for you if you are looking for intensely remote river expedition with white whitewater combined with a relaxed and peaceful float into pristine wilderness.
Seti River Rafting
The Seti River rafting offers an ideal rafting trip for those wanting to experience their first-time river trip in Nepal. The white water rafting in this river passes through stunning jungle scenery, green hills, and valleys. Located at about 5 hrs drive from Kathmandu or 2 hrs from Pokhara, the Seti River passes through two beautiful and contrasting scenic areas of Manaslu and Annapurna regions.
Seti River rafting usually starts from Damauli on the way between Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway. You can take a two-day rafting package that covers a distance of 32 km ending at the confluence of the Trishuli and Seti River, one of the warmest rivers of Nepal. Rafters encounter several rapids before reaching Trishuli River and Devghat.
Along with the rafting, you can also experience Kayaking in Seti. During the monsoon, its swollen rapids prove an exciting test for experienced rafters and kayakers. The Seti River rafting is best experienced with a journey to Chitwan national park or trekking in Annapurna district.
Tamur River Rafting
Tamur River Rafting is probably the best multi-adventure trip in Nepal that combines trekking and rafting. Journey for white water rafting at the Tamur River rafting starts with 4 days trekking following a 3000-meter ridge through woods and meadows taking in stunning views of Kanchenjunga, Makalu & Mount Everest before dropping off into the lush villages of the Tamur Valley. The Tamur River is the sixth-largest river in Nepal.
The exciting Tamur River Rafting starts with some big, intense and challenging class IV and V rapids. The huge grade IV and V rapids are challenging and exhilarating. The volume of water ensures a non-stop river action. The Tamur River rafting package is best suited to those who seek adventure and want different experiences from the rivers of Nepal. You can also combine this trip with trips to Chitwan National Park or treks in the Kanchanjunga region.
Breeze Adventures, based in Kathmandu, is a leading travel and tourism company in Nepal that designs travel packages for Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. From high mountain expeditions, white water rafting, water sports to single-day tours within the Kathmandu Valley, we offer it all. Our team is comprised of experienced guides with years of expertise. Be prepared to be led by the best of the best when you book a trip with us. Our English-speaking trekking guides have hiked on trails across the globe. All our guides and porters are friendly, honest, and eager to show you what this country offers. The company is also government-authorized and associated with TAAN (Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal).
If you are planning for white water rafting in Nepal, you can contact Breeze Adventures for various rafting packages