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Rafting in Nepal

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Rafting in Nepal

White Water Rafting on some of the wildest rivers in the Himalaya ....

Paddling in the aqua wilds of Nepal…Rafting the wild rivers of Nepal is one ideal way of escaping the trappings of everyday life. Nepal's rivers are second to none, originating from the glaciers of the worlds highest mountains, they plunge through towering gorges and forested foothills before the more tranquil journey along the Ganges plain on their way to the Bay of Bengal. Rivers in this part of the world are regarded as goddesses, and are included in a number of Hindu and Buddhist religious rituals. You may be lucky to witness a river festival during your trip.

Rafting in Nepal can be a splendid adventure that you would have probably never reckoned. There are plenty of milky white water rapids to keep the adrenaline on top gear, with more tranquil stretches in between allowing time to reflect on the abundance of natural beauty that you witness on your rafting trips. Camping overnight on the banks of the river under starry skies on a moonlit night can be a very special romantic experience, especially if you are accompanied with your loved fiancé. You are generally accommodated in tents for 2 people that are set up often around a campfire made from driftwood. All necessary equipment is provided and each rafting team is led by one of our highly experienced rafting guides’ who know the nature of the rivers better than they know themselves. Our rafters are team leaders who simply enjoy their jobs. Rafting experience is not necessary unless stated in the itinerary. This also depends on the river you choose for your rafting adventure.

Nepalese rivers can be grouped into three categories on the basis of their origin:

1. Antecedent to the Himalayas
2. Below the Mahabharat
3. Below the Churia range

The major river systems are: the Koshi, the Karnali and the Gandaki which belong to the first group as stated in No. 1. Rivers originating from the Mahabharat Range, and which cut through the Churia hills, come under the second group. These include the Karnali, Bagmati, and the river Kamala. The third group of rivers originates from the southern face of the Churia hills. We run rafting expeditions on the following river routes: