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Rafting in Nepal

River Rafting is an adventurous sport and can be operated throughout the year in the rivers of Nepal.  It is an experience which pumps thrill inside one's body. In Nepal a wide choice of multi-day trips is possible in different class of rivers. While going for Rafting, one can enjoy of viewing magnificent mountains, valleys, villages, temples, monasteries and meeting with friendly people.

A 'wilderness' experience in that most rivers don't have highways alongside them - but it's a soft, tamed, wilderness with white beaches for camping, clean blue rivers, friendly locals.

White water rafting means cruising down a rushing river in an inflatable rubber raft or white water kayak over crashing waves and swirling rapids for the excitement of a lifetime. The thrill of white water rafting on rushing rivers flowing through tropical jungles with snow- capped peaks in the distance is inarguably one of the best ways to explore the colorful flora, fauna, and the rural life of Nepal.

Grading System

Grade

Difficulty

1

Easy: Moving water with occasional small rapids. Few or no obstacles.

2

Moderate: Small Rapids with regular waves. Some maneuvering required but easy to navigate.

3

Difficult: Rapids with irregular waves and hazards that need avoiding. More difficult maneuvering required but routes normally obvious. Scouting from shore occasionally required.

4

Very Difficult: Large rapids require careful maneuvering. Dangerous hazards. Scouting from shore often necessary and rescue is difficult. Kayakers should be able to roll. Turbulent water and large irregular waves may flip rafts. In the event of a mishap, significant risk of loss, damage and injury.

5

Extremely Difficult: Difficulties of class 5 carried out to the extreme of navigability. Might possibly 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.

6

Extremely difficult: but can be run by extremely Rafters exports.

Trishuli River Rafting

The name of this river is after a legend that says, high in the Himalaya at Gosainkund the god Shiva drove his trident into the ground to create three springs –the source of the river and hence its name Trisuli. The river has carved some truly impressive gorges in its lower part as it cut its way through the 2000 meter high Mahavarat Range

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Bhotekoshi River Rafting

“Bhote” roughly translates as “river from Tibet so there are quite a lot of rivers with this name in Nepal. This Bhote Koshi is the main branch of the Sun Koshi.

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Sunkoshi River Rafting

The Sun Koshi means “River of gold “- perhaps named after 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. The Sun Koshi flows from the Himalaya to eastwards in Nepal through the great valley between the Mahabharat range Mountains.

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Kali Gandaki River Rafting

One of the famous names of Himalayan Rivers, the Kali Gandki raises in mustang an enclave of Nepal poking into Tibet on the other side of the Himalaya. Here it is a flat and braided river flowing in an arid open valley and cuts one of the deepest gorges in the world between Daulagiri height 8167m to the west and Annapurna 8091m to the east.

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Seti River Rafting

This beautiful Himalayan river passes through stunning jungle scenery, green hills and valleys. The warm and beautiful Seti river can be consider as an excellent river for bird-watchers and those interested in the abundance of nature found on this trip.

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Bheri River Rafting

The Bheri River is a mature river that cuts a wide valley as it flows west join the Karnali just before it cuts to through the Chure Hills, disgorges onto the plain of the tarai, and flows into Royal Bardia National Park. Twenty years ago, The whole of this area was wind pristine jungle, roamed by one of the last nomadic hunting tribe in Nepal, the Route.

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Karnali River Rafting

The Karnali is Nepal’s longest and largest river and with its tributaries, it drains most of the Far west of Nepal – the ‘wild west’. The area that it flows through is wild and relatively unpopulated with some of the most pristine jungle scenery in Nepal, and abundant wildlife.

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Marshyangdi River Rafting

The marsyandi river rises on the northern slopes of the Annapurna Himal, flows east through an arid valley around manang and then swing south to joint the Trisuli river at Mugling. Marsyandi means ‘raging river’ in local dialect, and this aptly describes it.

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Tamur River Rafting

The Tamur and its tributaries drain the snows of Kanchenjunga third highest peak in the world. The river is the sixth largest river in Nepal and seems to have a feeling of thrusting power and of being constrained by its valley sides.

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Arun River Rafting

The Arun is respected as one of the most mighty and powerful rivers of Nepal. The lower valley is in parts quite well populated with a wide variety of different tribes.

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