Rafting in Nepal is popular adventure activities way of seeing Nepal. While trekking is a good way of seeing the Himalayas, Rafting is an interesting way to see the Terai Region.The Rivers of Nepal rise in the Himalayas glacier, flow into the valley of Kathmandu and Pokhara and finally reach the Tarai. With a wide range of difficulties from a gentle one day float down the Treshuli River, Bhote Koshi, Seti River, to an exciting ten day adventure through the rapids of the remote Tamur, Arun and Karnali, there is an experience for everyone waiting in Nepal’s famous white waters.
Rafting began in Nepal in 1976. It was started by an American named Al Read, on the Trishuli River and they were 2-6 passengers on a raft which is 5 meters long. Nepal has a one of the best place in the world for rafting and kayaking.
Grade 1 -2: Easy: – Flat water, little current and mild Waves.
Grade 03: Moderate: – Waves, swift current and narrow channels, paddling is mostly physical.
Grade 4-5: Difficult:- Power full water, Constricted channels steep drops and the possibility of overturning a raft padding s challenging and it time strenuous.
Grade 06: Very Difficult: ¬¬- Most Challenging.
What to Carry:-
(i) During autumn (mid September through November) and spring (March – June).
– A day trip, T-shirt, short or light cotton trouser, tennis shoes/sneakers, swim suit, sun hat, and sun goggles with string suntan lotion.
– Complete change of clothes includes shoes for the return drive to Kathmandu.
– Two day trip or more in additional to the above you are advised to carry extra T-shirt, shorts, an extra pair of dry shoes, trousers and a light wool sweater etc.
(ii) During winter (December through February).
-A day trip, warm shirt/ t-shirt, wind proof jacket and trouser, tennis shoes/ sneakers.
-Complete change of clothes includes shoes for the return drive to Kathmandu.
-for the trip involving two days or more, you are advise to carry worm shirts, t-shirts, heavy woolen sweater(worm clothes), extra pair of dry shoes and rouser in addition to the above items.
Note: – you can also carry reading materials, specific medication if required, camera, binocular, extra batteries and memory card, pocket knife and flash light.
Bhote Koshi River (Grade 4-5) is steepest river rafted in Nepal and used for both rafting and kayaking. Which means “river from Tibet”, in a local language…