Nepal has earned popularity worldwide for its best White Water Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing and Canyoning. A river trip is one of the best ways to explore a typical cross section of the country's natural as well as ethno-cultural heritage in Nepal. River is regarded as a form of goddess and used for the purpose of various religious rituals such as cremation under both Hinduism and Buddhism, taking bath during river festival-Chhat Parba, etc. Plethora of cultural activities can be witnessed being performed along the river. The adjoining slopes of Nepalese rivers often harbor dense vegetation and interesting wildlife. Besides, rivers of Nepal also hold several varieties of fishes. Few rafting rivers in the world can match the thundering courses of the rivers of Nepal, which originate from the snow meltdown and the rains in the Himalayan terrains and contours. The rivers gush through twisted canyons, and wind through valleys and tame out only as they spill out into the Gangetic plains of India to merge with other river systems.
There are a total of sixteen rivers to choose from for rafting in Nepal, out of which Trishuli River is considered the best. In addition, Kali Gandaki, Karnali, Bhote Koshi, Sun Koshi, and Marshyangdi needs special mention for rafting in Nepal. Rafting in Kali Gandaki River takes five days which passes through intense rapids, deep remote canyons and deep gorges. Rafting in Bhote Koshi stretches up to 26 km. of continuous white water, while, Marshyangdi River is a four-day of uninterrupted white water. The Karnali River provides some of the most challenging rapids in the world. The Sun Koshi River offers the longest rafting of almost 270 km. that takes 8-10 days to complete and the most biggest and longest of all.
The Sun Koshi is another important river for rafting. The river, which originates from Tibet, has been rated as one of the world’s top 10 rivers offering rafting trips. The river flows eastward of Nepal passing through beautiful valleys between the Mahabharat Range
Known as a liquid rush, the Bhote Koshi River is closely associated with the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. Tibet was known as ‘Bhot’ in the ancient times. So, the river flowing from Tibet is called ‘Bhote Koshi’. With many challenging rapids,
The Trishuli River is considered as a high commercial whitewater sports destination of Nepal. It is an excellent river for the beginners and to those who are looking for short rafting trip to Nepal. The rafting in this river provides beautiful scenery, peaceful environment
The Kali Gandaki is one of the famous Himalayan rivers in Nepal. The river, which originates from the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, passes through the scenic mountain beds of Mustang, Myagdi and other districts. Passing through an arid open valley
Nepal has earned her reputation as one of the best destinations in the world for white water rafting. The thundering waters originating from the glaciers of the mighty Himalaya provide unmatched thrills for rafting and immersing oneself in the perennial rivers of Nepal.
Popularly known as the longest river of Nepal, the River Karnali springs from the base of Mt. Kailash (Ngari), the center of pilgrimage for both Buddhists and Hindus. It is snow-fed from the melting Himalaya ranges. The river drains a huge area and is popular
With four major river systems and hundreds of their tributaries, Nepal is considered as an important destination for those interested in whitewater rafting. The river systems include the Sapta Kosi in the east, the Narayani in the central, the Karnali in the west
Rafting the Tamor means a three day trek along a ridge full of rhododendron forest and sunlit meadows, summating at 3000 meters with exhilarating views of Makalu, Everest and Kanchenjunga, and then down through emerald and golden terraced fields
The Bheri River flows from Dolpa district. Its two tributaries the Thuli and Sani join at Ramnaghat to form the main Bheri River. This trip really offers a new experience to any visitor. A remote and easy river, beautiful scenery, good fishing, unspoilt villages,
The Marsyangdi River is another important river for rafting adventure in Nepal. It rises on the northern slopes of the Annapurna Himal flowing east through an arid valley around Manang and then swing south to join the Trisuli River at Mugling. The scenery is magnificent