The rivers of Nepal, originated from the glaciers of some of the world’s highest mountains have a high current suitable for rafting. Due to those cascading rivers, Nepal is acknowledged around the world for rafting. The river journey will offer you exciting experience, everlasting memory, and a thrilling satisfaction. Don’t worry if you’re a beginner or intermediate rafter, below listed are some popular white rivers rafting in Nepal for you guys:
Short River Rafting in Nepal
Trishuli River Rafting
The most popular rafting river in Nepal is Trishuli River. Those fluctuating current and exciting rapids makes rafting at Trishuli River exhilarating. It is safe for all age groups and
suited for adventurers with or without prior rafting experience. The rafting trip can also be combined with a trekking in Pokhara or Chitwan. The short trip is of 2 or 3 days.
The Seti River Rafting
5 hours far from Kathmandu, the Seti River plunges down from the Machhapuchhre Mountain and pleasantly pass through the local villages, forests and farmlands of Damauli. The Upper Seti River is thrilling and adventurous where as Lower Seti is perfect for family trips, first timers and nature lovers. You can go for a 2 days trip.
The Bhote Koshi River Rafting
Just 4 hours from the Kathmandu city, the Bhote Koshi is regarded as one of the best short white water rafting trips in the world. It is the steepest river with continuous current. The Bhote Koshi rafting trip will be an ideal trip who wants a short but intense and thrilling rafting trip which is of 2 days long.
Balephi Khola Rafting
Over small span of time, if you want to go for a rafting, then you might prefer Balephi River rafting which is only 70 km far from Kathmandu. It will take 3 hours to reach there. The river current is not pushy but is enjoyable. After rafting, you can take a round of Sindhupalchowk village as well.
Upper Sun Koshi Rafting
It only takes 3 hours from Kathmandu to reach Sun Koshi River. The upper Sun Koshi River is not too pushy so
for vibrant flow, plan it out during monsoon season. Sun Koshi rafting is recommended for intermediate Kayaks for confidence building and practice.
Medium River Rafting in Nepal
Kali Gandaki River Rafting
Kali Gandaki River, free-flowing between Mount Annapurna and Mount Dhaulagiri, is famous for its rapids, ripple,
and beautiful sceneries. Just 3 hours from Pokhara, the thrilling adventure of the Kali Gandaki rafting is suitable for experienced as well as novice rafter. The trip is generally a 3 days trip.
Marshyangdi River Rafting
Not for the faint heart, Marshyangdi River is known for its turbulent current. You will also get to view beautiful snow capped mountains and villages. Originating from slopes of Mount Annapurna, the River is tagged as “The Raging River” in local tongue. Only experienced rafters are recommended Marshyangdi River Rafting.
Budi Gandaki River
Originating from the eastern slopes of Manaslu and the Ganesh Mountain, the trip starts from Arughat which is 7 hours far from Kathmandu and ends at Mugling. The river is raging so it is suitable for beginners and intermediate kayakers. On the 3 days long trip, you can go for rafting, trekking and visit the national park as well.
Lower Kali Gandaki River
Though big river, due to its gentle current, lower kali Gandaki River rafting is very easy and safe. Perfect for Beginners, the kayaker can have a relaxing river trip. The rafting starts from Ramdi to Narayanghat. You will be treated with beautiful scenic view, nature and if lucky some water dwellers might pay a visit.
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Binod Kumar Das was born in Kalaiya, Bara on 26 April 1983. He is not only retired cricketer also a former Captain of Nepal National Cricket team. He is right handed batsman and a right arm medium pace bowler. When he was the Captain, our national team played Under-19 World cup in New Zealand and won 2006 ACC Premier League. He is an ACC Level 3 Certified coach