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Rafting is one of the best ways to explore the typical cross section of natural as well as cultural heritage of the country.There are number of rivers in the country which offer excellent river adventure.A river trip also provide an opportunity for geological surveys,swimming & fishing.

Itinerary in Details

Rafting is one of the best ways to explore the typical cross section of natural as well as cultural heritage of the country.There are number of rivers in the country which offer excellent river adventure.A river trip also provide an opportunity for geological surveys,swimming & fishing.The white water rafting sport can be an experience over the life time.The country offers a unique opportunity to her visitors for such river thrills.So far,the government has opened sections of 10 rivers for commercial rafting,so that one can have an option to appetite for adventure.The rivers are graded on a series of one to five,with grades three to five being best suited for rafting.Four is considered to be quite challenging and five requires some previous experience.October through mid December & March through mid of May is the best season for river adventure.

Rivers                              Grade        Days      Satrting point    Ending point   Distance
Trisuli                                3.              1-3           Baireni                   Ghaighat        60km
Kaligandaki                       4+             3               Nayapul                 Mirme            55km
Bhotekoshi                        4-5            1-2           Lamosangu Dam    Dolalghat       20km
Karnali River                    4-5            10             Sauli                       Chisapani     180km
Sun Koshi River               4-5             7              Dolalghat                Chatara         270km
Seti River                         3-4              2-3          Damauli                  Gaighat           35km
Marshyangdi River          4-5              3-5           Nagdi                      Bimalnagar     47km
Arun River                       4+               5-6           Tumlingtar              Chatara           50km

These rivers originating from the snow melt down from Himalayan terrain.An adventure trip can be organized as on the wish of the visitors.

Trisuli
The Trisuli being the most easily accessible river by far, a rafting trip on this river can be made for a day to three days, depending upon the availability of time and interest. The trip starts at Baireni, about two hour drive from Kathmandu. The trip goes below the Prithvi Highway with many exciting rapids via Gajuri, Chauraundi and ends at Kuringhat after three days. However, the trip can be continued upto Chitwan National park.

Itinerary Details

Day 01
Drive to Baireni, run through a numbers of rapids, that rate to 2 to 3 grade. Lunch on the beach and enter the Trisuli gorge. As the canyon narrows the walls becomes steep, densely forested, the current accelerates and rapids increase in the size and frequency. Over night at camp or resort.      

Day 2:   
Second day has a leisurely pace. Continue down the Trisuli stopping to suit your interests. Spend the whole day within its forested canyon. After lunch at beach, you have a time to explore, birdwatching, photograph and learn about the local people. Evening drive to Pokhara or back to Kathmandu.

Kaligandaki
The Kaligandaki river begins its journey from high on the Tibetan plateau in Mustang. Plunging its way down through the Himalayas, the river carves the deepest gorge in the world between the two 8000m peaks Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. The Kali Gandaki was first opened  for commercial purpose in 1991. The journey descends through challenging white water, unique cultures and amazing beaches.When not negotiating rapids, time on the river can be spent under cascading waterfalls and enjoying the backdrop of Annapurna ranges.

Day 01:
Drive from Pokhara around three hours to the put in point near Beni. Throughout this drive experience the stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks as well as Machhapuchhre. Upon arrival, unload all the equipment and receive a full briefing.After lunch, gide will take to the river point then start for the rafting. At the beginning, it goes with class III rapids, after some minutes, two big class 4 rapids, Small brother and Big brother can be encountered. Crew will be making you  work hard at doing exercises to work as a team maneuvering the raft efficiently. After scouting the rapid, the safety Kayak will go first then the raft.Soon after encountering these two big rapids, reach Modi Khola confluence where the beach will be chosen for the evening campsite.

Day 02:
Begin down the river for a day mixed with adrenalina calm and spectacular scenery including views of Annapurna I and Himchuli. Many class III sections and the challenging class IV named REFUND, will be encountered. This section of river is abundant with vines, wildlife and lush vegetation hanging from the cliff faces. Overnight at Camp at Puti Ghat.

Day 03:
Raft to the holy village of Seti Beni. Observe a big size boulder in the confluence with a smaller tributary. Since confluence is considered holy places in the hindu religion., this boulder has become an important shrine to the local people. Raft for a while and reach the point where the bus is waiting for driving back to Pokhara.

Bhotekoshi
This river is without a doubt the most action packed short white water run in Nepal. The river only opened for commercial purpose in 1995. It offers a short two days trip that can also be run in the month of wister.It is, however, a very steep river with conditions ranging from 3 to 5 grade rapids at times of high low. This river is not typical big flowing from the himalaya but it is steep and technical river which makes more adventure and fun.
Itineraries

Day 01:
Morning at 07:00 hours, our guide will pick you up from your hostel and drive you to the riverpoint. After arriving at the camp site, lunch will be served and expedition leader will deliver safety tips and provide all paddling gear for the trip. First day of rafting provides about three and half hour of pure white water thrill. After a long series of class 3 rapids, drop into the first class 4 drop known as Gerbil in the Plumbing. Through this point there is a strech of class 3 rapids after which comes the challenge of the day, which is long, technical rapid called 'Frog in a Blendor'. The river flows through a beautiful narrow canyon with lush green vegetation and waterfalls coming in from the steep stone walls. Just arriving at village of Barabise, load all the gears and drive to the point for overnight.

Day 02:
Early morning pack the gears and show how your raft team can work well together in challenging rapids. The lunch will be served at the riverside and continue the action until the take out point. Upon reaching at dam, the entire gradient of the last kilometer fulminates into fifty meters of incredibly steep and technical rapid known as 'The Great Wall'. The trip ends by noon and drive back to Kathmandu.

Karnali River
The longest and largest river in Nepal, springs forth from the base of  Mt. Kailash in Tibet, the centre of the universe for both the Hindu and Buddhist. Flowing  south into Nepal it forms the major drainage system of the western districts. It is one of the finest big volume river trips in the world, a classic expedition into Nepal's  remote unpopulated 'wild west'. The beginning point at Sauli, the river drops into imposing canyons filled with powerful, large volume white water. These canyons flow into scarcely populated areas of prisyine jungle teeming with abundant bird and wildlife. Rapids like 'captivity', 'Flip and Strip' and 'Gods House' are separated by just enough easier water to regroup and prepare for the next big challenge. The forest thickens as the river widens, and the pristine beaches become larger and more spectacular.

Itinerary details

Day 01:
Morning, drive either from Kathmandu or from Pokhara to Surkhet, overnight at hotel.

Day 02:
Drive with truck to the point where lunch will be served.After luch, walk to the put in point at Sauli. A great walk which highlights just how 'out there' you really are. The trial passes local villages and magnificient scenery.Overnight at hotel/camp.

Day 03:
Rafting begins, the challenging river rapids and water flow allow learning from errors. Class iv rapid can be encountered on the way, overnight at camp.

Day 04:
You can experience something BIG and it is  continuous. The river then goes through jungle corridor and the team is put into full practice. Overnight at camp.

Day 05:
After breakfast, raft begins. This day you can experience with more rapids including notorious GOD'S HOUSE rapid and bird watchiong with lush vegetation.Overnight camp.

Day 06:
The raft isn't over yet as it goes with more experience, great action and with breathtaking scenery. Overnight at camp.

Day 07:
The day is rest for enjoying surroundings. Further you can relax on a great sandy beach.Overnight at camp.

Day 08-09:
See the rapids dying off as you come out of the gorge. Pass through the confluence with the Seti river where the river broadens. This one and half day are a chance to enjoy journey admiring the country and villages. Overnight at camp.

Day 10:
Journey ends at around noon, luch and drive to onward destination.

Sunkoshi River
The Sun Koshi – River of Gold has been rated as one of the top ten rafting trips in the world. It is included in list of trips as 'must do while you are in Nepal'. The folws near from Sisapangma in Tibet and runs eastwards, draining the highest mountains of the world before emerging on the plains of India,where it joins at Ganges. The travel takes 270km through most remote regions giving a unique wilderness experience. The first two days are relatively easy and allow time to train as a team before the bigger rapids arrive. The rapids have acquired names like  Meat Grinder, High Anxiety, Jaws and Big Dipper, from earlier experiences on expeditions. The rafting begins from Dolalghat after driving 3 hours from Kathmandu  and ends at Chattra and drive 14 hours to Kathamndu.

Seti River
Seti is really unique, pleasant and picturesque river passing through beautiful and constratingscenic areas. Relatively small volumes, white and warm water makes seti a perfect adventure for beginners. Seti rises on the southwest slopes of the sacred mountain Machhapuchhre then turn to south, as a fairly typical mountain river.

Itinerary details:

Day 01:

We drive either from kathmandu or from Pokhara to Damauli then raft begins. We spend whole day within its forested canyon. This is the perfect way to explore undisturbed wildlife. On the river bank, lunch will be served, after lunch, you can explore around with bird watching, swimming or relaxing. Afternoon, we may encounter a small  but technical rapid near the village of saranghat, inhabited by Magars. Overnight at camp.

Day 02:
After breakfast, we move for rafting again, once moving, we encounter the technical rapid grade 3 shortly after the rapid leaving Seti Khola and enter trisuli River. here the middle hills recede and plains open. The topography changes dramatically. The raft goes through  religious community Devghat and float further down to the town of Narayanghat at which the trip ends.Evening drive to Chitwan national park and return back to Kathmandu.

Marshyangdi River
The river drains the northern slope of the Annapurna mountains. It was only opened to river adventure in 1996 and yields some of the most exciting class III-IV white water in Nepal. The river is quite challenging and requires technical skill and approach. Big volume rivers need power and a good line, the Marshyangdi needs fast reactions from  the crew to get through this pin ball machine river. This river quickly forges raft crews of complete strangers into true teams.Located on the eastern side of Annapurna circuit, the river has long been famous for the beautiful sceneries. With each twist and turn the steep sided gorge walls frame a new mountain backdrop.

Departure point – Pokhara or Kathmandu
Rafting start point  - Nagdi
Rafting ends at  - Bimal Nagar
River grade – III –IV

Drive to Bhulbhule and trek to Khudi and overnight rest at tea house.Expedition leader and guides will brief and train about safety and paddling. The very next day, hike upto Nagdi with all the gears to the river put in point, then rafting goes for three days.

Arun River trip
It is a six day river trip which starts at Kartikeghat and ends at Chatara.Kartikeghat can be reached from Tumlingtar after having a short trek. Tumlingtar can be reached either flying one hour or driving day long from Kathmandu. The trip then starts at Kartikeghat and goes on river along different points hiting many big and small exciting rapids. At the end, on sixth day, trip ends at Chatara. This river is one of the tributaries of river sapta koshi that flows in the eastern Himalayas. Nepal has more than one hundred different dialects speaking people belonging to various ethnic groups which can be met during the trip and is all a part of adventure.

Departure point – Kathmandu ( one hour flight or 12 hours bus)
Rafting start point – Tumlingtar
Rafting ending point – ChattaraRiver grade – III-IV
Return travel time – 13 hours
Trip days – 5 days rafting, one day drive back – 6 days

What we manage
Along with our high quality self-bailing rafts, we provide helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits, lifejackets, and first aid kit.We provide healthy and hygienically prepared food and drinks. Tents and sleeping mats are also provided. Sleeping bag is provided upon request.  All our equipment are high quality and well maintained.

What to bring
Please bring with you shorts and a T-shirt or swimwear for on the river, suitable footwear for wearing in the raft, warm clothing for the evenings, a towel, sun block and your camera. A flashlight is also useful.

Safety
We take the safety of our clients very seriously. All our guides are licensed, with several years of experience on the rivers of Nepal. All are trained with First Aid and advanced river rescue techniques.

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