Rafting in the rivers of Nepal is regarded one of the best in the worlds. Adventure seekers like to come to Nepal to enjoy white water rafting in the rivers of Nepal. Most of the Himalayan Rivers of Nepal are extremely popular for this purpose. Sunkoshi, Tamor, Karnali, Marsyangdi, Seti, Kali Gandaki, Trishuli, Arun and Tamakokhi rivers are famous for rafting in Nepal. Rafting can be done in 16 rivers of Nepal. Out of them tourist mostly do rafting in Bhotekoshi, Kali Gandaki, Seti and Trushuli due to their easy accessiblility from Kkathmandu/ The time between mid-February to Mid-May and Mid-Sep to Mid-Nov is considered ideal for rafting in the Nepalse rivers. Plenty of excitement spectacular scenery of nature and landscape while rafting in these rivers leaves unforgetable memory in the minds of the rafters. Tourist are advised to observe safety rules and precautions while on the raft.
- Safety is the most important part of any river trip. Choosing a professional veteran rafting guide is the first -step. So it helps to abide by the following tips:
- Pick your river with care. Seek information from river guide before raft. Literature on river levels and difficulty.
- There should be a minimum of two rafts per trip, So that one can help when a fall happens from the other.
- Carry first-aid kit, Survival and rescue gear.
- Check to see that end loops and the leash are adequate before you push off. This makes it easier to keep hold of your boat when swimming big rapids, and also in the event of rescue.
- Be a team person, paddle synchronously.
- For boats, paddles and helmets, loud colors are recommended.
- Wear life jackets and helmets, properly too
- Keep your feet and arms inside the raft at all time.
- When you fall off into a rapid, float on your back, with your feet downstream.
What we provided::
All Rafting and Kayaking Equipment Waterproof bags for personal gears | Helmet Life Jacket | Paddle Transportation | Food Kayak & Raft Instructions | Camping and Cooking Equipments Waterproof Barrels & First aid kit
What you need:
Sleeping Bag & Mat | T-Shirt & Shorts | River Sandal | Sun Tan Lotion-Lip Cream | Towel | Personal Toiletries | Water Bottle | Torch Light | Sun Glass | Camera (We have waterproof containers, | final responsibility is yours) | Half Pant | Sun Hats.
River Classification of Difficulty:
Class: 1 Easy: Moving water with occasional small rapid, few or no obstacles.
Class: 2 Moderate: Small rapid with regular waves. Some maneuvering required but easy to native.
Class: 3 Difficult: Rapids with irregular waves and hazards that need avoiding.More difficult maneuvering required but routes are normally obvious. Scouting from the shore is occasionally necessary.
Class: 4 Very Difficult:Large rapid that require careful maneuvering. Dangerous hazards. Scouting from the shore is often necessary and rescue is usually difficult. kayakers should be able to roll. Turbulent water & large irregular waves may flip rafts. In the event of a mishap there is significant risk of loss, damage and/or injury.
Class: 5 Extremely difficult: Continuous, powerful, confused water makes route finding difficult and scouting from the shore is essential.Precise manicuring is critical and for kayakers, rolling ability needs to be 100%. Rescue is very difficult or impossible and in the event of a mishap there is a significant hazard to life.
Class: 6 Nearly impossible: Difficulties of class 6 carried to the extremely of navigability. Might possibly (but not probably) be run by a team of experts at the right water level in the right conditions with all possible safety precautions, but still with considerable hazard to life.
October through mid-December and March through early May are the best times. It is possible in winter, but you have to watch out for hypothermia. During monsoon (June to September), the white water sections are dangerous, but gentler stretches are run-able.