Being Nepal, the world’s second-richest country in water resources, several rivers and lakes here serve all the water adventure enthusiasts. The rivers in Nepal let you enjoy the most scenic and diverse white water experiences. Among various adventures, when it comes to white water rafting and Kayaking in Nepal it has the best to offer you.
Depending upon your experience and adrenaline rush, you can go rafting or kayaking on some of the world-famous rivers like Sunkoshi, Bhotekoshi, Trishuli, Kaligandaki, and many more, where rapid grades range from I to VI. These grades are measured in terms of progressively increasing difficulty and danger. Having the information about these grades, the rafters get the idea of what he or they should expect from the trip. The difficulty grade from I to III is suitable for the novice rafters, whereas the experienced one can go for rates IV, V, and VI. Some rafting rivers offer rafting in Nepal for a short duration, while the other offers long day rafting, which also involves some trekking.
Bhote Koshi River Rafting and Trishuli River Rafting are perfect for those with short holidays or no rafting experience. Both the location is a couple of hours’ drive away from Kathmandu. However, if you are ready for a few challenges, you can join 2 or 3 days of rafting on many rivers such as Marsyangdi, Kaligandaki, or Seti. Those who want to experience the ultimate adventure of rafting and kayaking can book an 8-11 days trip package made on Sunkoshi, Tamur, or Karnali rivers.
All of these rivers have their characteristics and features. Therefore, even if you have rafted on one river, there are many more things to observe and experience on another. Emerged from the glaciers of the mighty Himalayas, Kayaking or rafting on each of the rivers in Nepal provides you with a thrilling experience.
Besides the extreme adventure, rafting and kayaking in Nepal offer you the ideal way to discover the beauty of Nepal. Passing through the deep gorges to the broad basins, you can explore the diverse landscape, high mountains, hills, and verdant forests. Moreover, while rafting down the rivers, you can observe the enthralling vistas of traditional houses on the hills, cultivated terraced fields, and river banks with local habitat. You can spend some quality time on the sandy beaches as well. Truly, Nepal is the best destination to experience white water rafting.
Is it possible to go Kayaking in Nepal?
Not only the rafting, but you can also enjoy Kayaking in all of Nepal’s rafting rivers. Further, many the long-day expedition includes both rafting and Kayaking. Some people sit on a raft and enjoy rafting, whereas the remaining take their kayaks on such trips. While doing the Kayaking, you will use a double-bladed oar for paddling. Sitting on a small boat, you will use paddles for moving across objects of water. The small boat is known as Kayak and is similar to a canoe. Only one or two people can sit on a Kayak. Hence, if you want to enjoy nature on your own, then Kayaking is perfect for you. In contrast, rafting is an ideal choice if you're going to experience the adventure with your family, friends, or colleagues.
For the beginner kayaker, there is a clinic to learn Kayaking. These clinics teach you everything from safety to the techniques of a river raft. Whether you are a beginner or a team of serious Kayakers, Nepal has a lot. Remote and extreme water, technical challenges, and pristine nature are well suited for all the Kayakers.
Best time for Kayaking and Rafting in Nepal
River rafting and Kayaking are year-round activities with monsoon remaining during the break season. You can also enjoy Kayaking and rafting during monsoon season, but only a few rivers are accessible at this time. October to mid-December and March to early May is considered the best time for rafting in Nepal. If you want a pleasant and calm raft, try this adventure in the Spring season.