Nepal is world famous for its whitewater activities that include Kayaking and Rafting..Altogether 15 rivers have been opened for rafting in Nepal that range form technically challenging to big volume waters. Nepal is a river runner’s paradise – no other country has such a choice if multi-day trip, away from road, in such magnificent surroundings with warm river, a semi tropical climate, impressive geography, exotic culture, wildlife and friendly welcoming people!
River are graded on a scale of one to six, with one being a swimming pool and six a one–way ticket to your maker. Four is considered to be quite challenging with out being exceedingly dangerous to the novice rafter. Five requires some previous river experience.
There have been 15 rivers opened in Nepal for rafting trips that range from one day trip to 13 day trips depending upon the requirements and rivers. Nepal is famous for soft sandy beaches, temperate water and unparalleled scenery and views. Tirshuli, Bhotekoshi, Kali Gandaki, Sun Koshi, Arun, Tamor are some of the world renowned rivers of Nepal
Rafting in Nepal is best during Spring (March-May) and Autumn (Sep-Nov) season but is feasible even in winter season. Rafting in Nepalese rivers is considered to be the best for three reasons: soft sandy beaches, warm water temperature and natural and cultural settings.
Trisuli River Rafting 1/2 days
Trisuli River Rafting is the shortest rafting trips in Nepal. It is also one of the most popular because of the scenic Trisuli River. In the course of two days, you get to experience rafting in the mighty white waters of this beautiful river. An excellent opportunity for adventure lovers who love the thrill of getting splashed in the face while fighting currents of the river, Trisuli River Rafting also lets you observe natural landscapes. If you are beginners GAT suggests you in choose Trisuli River Rafting before setting on rafting trips to bigger rivers. The Grade of the river is three and mostly you will be on the raft about 3 hours in a day. If you are up for a challenge, raft in Trisuli during the monsoon, when the current is stronger and there are more powerful rapids and whirlpools. The location is easily accessible from the major towns of Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan. You can also sight cable cars heading towards the famous Manakamana temple during this trip.
Karnali River Rafting 09 days
Karnali River expeditions is the longest river in Nepal, located in the most isolated region of the Himalayan country. The river originates from Mt Kailash in Tibet, and offers one of the longest river trips, which takes you through magnificent gorges and forests to tropical riverine forest. Karnali River Rafting is ideal for those who want to experience Nepal in a different way. This trip offers stunning scenery and promises great river action. The Karnali River is also rich in Himalayan aquatic life. Also, there is a wide variety of fauna and flora and dense jungles. Because of the rivers location, for the trip duration, you will not find any signs of modern amenities in the surrounding. This rafting trip is a mix of trek and rafting. We travel to Kalyanadada from Kathmandu, a 22 hour bus ride. From here, we walk for 2 to 3 and reach Kareleghat, the point for rafting on Karnali River (180 km). Rafting in Karnali River can be demanding especially after monsoon, when the flow of water is high and rapids are frequent. It is grade 4 plus river in Nepal and the most challenging river.
Sunkosi River Rafting 8-9 days
The Sunkosi river flows through untouched countryside of the central Nepal Himalayas. The River of Gold as it is known is one of the worlds top ten rivers, and is the perfect destination for white water adventure in Nepal. Sunkosi River Rafting takes us on 270 km journey through some of Nepals most remote regions. The rafting starts from Baseri in Dolalghat, 3 hours east of Kathmandu and ends at Chatara, near Dharan in the eastern Nepal and is expanded over a period of nine days. Sunkosi is said to be an unpredictable river. So, you never know what is going to come next. While the lower sections of the river are usually flat, the level of rapid increases as days pass building into great, thundering rapids. The Sunkosi River Rafting trip offers one a chance to enjoy diversity of landscape and nature. It is one of the longest river trip which is fascinating to adventurers. Sunkoshi River is grade 4 rated river in the world.
Seti River Rafting 2/3 days
The Seti River Rafting is particularly good for birdwatchers as there are lots of bird species that can be sighted near this river. The exotic Seti River passes through stunning jungle scenery, green hills and valleys. The two to three days rafting trip starts at Damauli, a five hour bus ride from Kathmandu and two hours from Pokhara and ends at Gaighat, which is located at a similar distance from both the capital and Pokhara. You will come across plenty of small and straightforward rapids in this 35 km river action. The intensity of the rapids increases during monsoon and attract those looking for more challenging river action. This trip is suitable for everyone, including beginners who want to experience the thrill of rafting in Seti River. GAT always assured you with safety Kayak.
Kaligandaki River Rafting 3 days
This is a perfect trip for those looking for a short-medium length rafting trip. The starting point for Kaligandaki river rafting is Kusma, Baglung, 3 hours from Pokhara. Passing through narrow gorges, tumbling waterfalls and traditional Nepali villages, Kaligandaki river rafting comes to an end at Dam. This rafting trip is of 3 days and travels through 55 km of the Kaligandaki river, which originates from Tibet. The rapids that one faces during this rafting trip are mostly of grade III and IV types but at places, the grade can go higher. The rafters are kept busy by the continuous rapids. The trip culminates with the rafters getting spectacular view of the Mt Annapurna range, and dont be surprised to find villages by the riverside who especially come there to greet you. The Kaligandaki River Rafting trip is loved by both experienced and novice rafters.
If you want to learn to Kayak on your own, come to us. We offer Kayak courses which range from 2 to 7 days, so you can make your choice as per your preference. Kayaking is fun and exciting because you are the in-charge of the boat. Itll just be you and the white water. Even beginners can learn to kayak, with our team of instructors who guide you and start off lessons with basic skills in calm water. Longer courses are popular and can be arranged.