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River Rafting & Canoeing

Start of the Trip: Kathmandu
End of the Trip: Kathmandu
Duration: 2 Days

Rafting is one of the best ways to explore the typical cross section of natural as well as ethno-cultural heritage of the country. There are numerous rivers in Nepal which offer excellent rafting or canoeing experience. You can glide on calm jade waters with magnificent scenery all about or rush through roaring white rapids, in the care of expert river-men employed by government authorized agencies. One can opt for day of river running or more. So far, the government has opened sections of 10 rivers for commercial rafting. The Trishuli river ( Grade 3+) is one of the most popular of Nepal’s raftable rivers. The Kali Gandaki (5-5+) winds through remote canyons and deep gorges for five days of intense rapids. The Bhote Koshi (4-5) is 26km of continuous white water and the raging Marshyanghi is four days of uninterrupted white water. The Karnali river (4-5) provides some of the most challenging rapids in the world. The Sun Koshi (4-5), 27km, requiring 8-10 days to complete, is a big and challenging river. Adventurers are provided with world-class services by rafting agents. Agencies here provide life jackets, camping and the standard rafting paraphernalia needed by world-class rafting. An extremely popular sport in Europe, canoeing is now available in Nepal. Canoeing gives you the freedom to explore some of the most ruggedly beautiful, yet forbidden places in the world.

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Rivers Duration/ Distance Transport


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Bhote Kosi 2 Days/ 18km 3 hr from Kathmandu Late Oct - May/4(-5) Bungee Jumping, canoeing, kayak clinics
Upper Sun Kosi 2 Days/ 20km 2 hr from Kathmandu Oct - May/ 3 (4)  Jun - Sep/ 4(4+)  
Trishuli 2 Days/ 40km 2 hr from Kathmandu

 Oct - May/ 3 (4) Jun - Sep/ 4(4+)

Bandipur or Pokhara
Seti 3 Days/ 32km 1 & Half hr from Pokhara Sep - May/ 2 (3+) Kayak Clinics
Kali Gandaki 3 Days/ 90km 2 hr from Pokhara Sep - May/ 3 (4) Chitwan National Park
Marshyangdi 4 Days/ 27 Km 5 hr from Kathmandu Late Oct - Apr/ 4 (5-) Annapurna Circuit Trek
Sun Kosi 8 - 9 Days/ 270km 3 hr from Kathmandu, or fly from Biratnagar Sep - Nov/ 3+(4+) Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve or continue to Darjeeling in India.
Karnali 10 Days/ 180km 16 hr bus ride, or flight then 2 hr bus ride Late Sep - May/ 3 (4+) Bardia National Park
Tamur 12 Days/ 120 km

18 hr bus or flight, then 3 day trek; flight or bus back (6 days of rafting total)

Oct - Dec/ 4 (5+) Trek to Kunchenjunga


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