River Rafting in Nepal

River Rafting in Nepal

With high mountains on the northern part, Nepal has many rivers that are suitable for white water paddlers. These rivers have been flowing before the human settlements began but the adventurous activities like kayaking and rafting are new in Nepal. A river journey in a tropical country like Nepal make the traveler’s journey exclusive and unforgettable. This refreshing activity provides an extraordinary way of exploring Nepal’s remote territory while floating on a rubber boat along with inter acting with the village people the conventional traveler hardly ever get to meet.

Nepal is a land of numerous world class rivers which provide fun and exciting river rafting adventures. You can have a day of rafting or choose an extended trip that lets you camp on the river and enjoy the culture and beauty that surrounds you. These River jour5neys are also perfect for geological surveys and fishing. Accompanied by a professional River Guide, the jour4ney can be for a day or you can spend the night at the River Bank and continue your journey the following day. For your Safety it is compulsory to have a white water life vest and a helmet while on the boat. Even the stability, sturdiness and buoyancy of Modern self-bailing rafts enable to safety challenge on these exiting rivers.


Bhote Koshi River: Bhote Koshi river enters Nepal through the breathtaking valleys with astonishing and mysterious power from high in Bhot (Tibet). Glacier water from the 10th Highest Mountain Shisa Pangma, sculpt a steep and direct drop at the top that gradually eases to more placid streams and the calmer pool within a 46-km run at the Lamosunga dam. The rapids here are categorized from group I – V where people usually raft on level III.

Bhote Koshi river rafting offers beautiful Lamusagu, barbise valley along with amazing landscape and mixed Nepalese culture. Eternal, challenging and filled with actions, Bhote Koshi River offers you the experience of a lifetime that you will never forget. If you are in Nepal for few days for want to experience the adventures that Nepal has to offer, then Bhote Koshi River Rafting is one of the perfect River Trip for you. Bhote Koshi river is one of the steepest river available for rafting with continuous rapid making this river trip full of excitement and a huge adrenaline rush.

Distance: 95 Kms.


Day 01 Morning:
Drive from Kathmandu to river, then lunch Afternoon: Rafting for 3 hours and over night
Day 02 Morning: Breakfast and 3 hours rafting Afternoon: Lunch, 3 hours rafting and drive to Kathmandu.

Kali Gandaki River: Flowing from the Mustang region of Nepal from the northern part, Kali Gandaki River is named after the Hindu Goddess of Destruction, Kali. While flowing between the dazzling Mount Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Himalayan range it creates one of the world’s deepest river canyons. After the construction of Dam in recent years this river is now one of the perfect rivers for medium length River Journey experience. Kali Gandaki river journey allows you to experience unexplored villages, abundant wildlife with many beautiful waterfalls which will be an experience of life time.

Kali Gandaki River is a technical river with continuous Rapids keeping the paddlers busy all the time. Kali Gandaki River is suitable for experience paddlers as well as the first timers with extraordinary adventures that pop up during the rafting. This three day River journey has everything a river has to offer i.e. nice drops, sparking chutes and turbulent rapids. This ancient trading route from Tibet takes you through the deepest river George in the world.

Distance: 43 Kms (Approx)


Day 01:
Drive from Pokhara to Baglung Pul, lunch and rafting
Day 02: Rafting
Day 03: Rafting and drive to Pokhara.

Seti River:
As the water of this river mixes with white clay and appears to be white. This is how the name Seti was given to this river, which translates as whitish. The rapids in this river are normally not that dangerous which is a perfect river rafting experience for the beginners and also to those who do not want any risks. Seti River rafting is highly recommended family trip for rafting, kayaking, bird watching, wildlife and countryside exploration. Seti River Rafting starts at Damauli, a small village which is approximately 6 hours away from Kathmandu or 1.5 hours from Pokhara. This river journey ends at Devagat leaving you many options after the rafting trip. You can either return to Pokhara or Kathmandu. The option to visit the Chitwan National Park to experience other wildlife activities is also possible after ending the Seti River rafting journey. 


Day 01: Drive to Damuli from Pokhara and rafting for 3 hours and over night.
Day 02: Rafting for 3 hours and drive to Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Sun Koshi River:
Sun Koshi is another exciting river of Rafting. With just 3 hours drive away from Kathmandu, Sun Koshi River offers unforgettable river journey that is approximately 270 km long. Rafting in Sun Koshi River needs 8 to 10 days as the road access is only at the beginning and at the end of the river.

Sun Koshi translates “River of Gold” assigned because of the gold that is sometimes panned from the river gravels, or alternatively it refers to the orange colour of the water in the Monsoon when it is thick with alluvial silt.

Sun Koshi has everything you want to experience in the river. From dozens of adrenaline pumping big torrents to miles of calm water, Sun Koshi has it all. Rafting in Monsoon is highly recommended as the Monsoon rain brings high flows turning Sun Koshi into a Classic River, an outstanding trip for intermediate and advanced Kayaker.


Distance: 270 Km


Day 01:
Drive to Dolalghat and raft.
Day 02-07: Rafting and exploring the sunkoshi
Day 08: Rafting to takeout point at Chatara and drive back to Kathmandu.

Trishuli River: Trishuli is one of the well known river for Rafting. Flowing continuously along the Prithvi Highway this river offers and wonderful opportunity to experience rafting in white water for pope with family and also the older people as well. With easy road access this river is well known amongst the travelers who want to do rafting and continue towards the next destination. Expeditions Rafting journey over Trishuli River to savor the ecstasy of perfect one day adventure. After completing the Rafting in Trishuli River you can either head back to Kathmandu or you can drive forward towards Chitwan National Park or Pokhara for your plans ahead. 


Day 01: Drive to Charaudi from Kathmandu/Pokhara and rafting for 3 hours and over night.
Day 02: Rafting for 3 hours and drive to Kathmandu/Pokhara/Chitwan National Park.