Rafting often known as whitewater rafting and kayaking are water deed with lots of challenges and thrill. As a recreational activity on river it uses inflatable raft to navigate water. Usually rafting activities are done on different degrees of rough water for thrill and excitement. As a leisure sport activity it's popular as well as considered an extreme activity. It's established as booming tourist activity in Nepal as the best way to explore its beauty.
Nepal as mountainous as well as Himalayan region hosts lots of mountains and peaks. Mount Everest lapped nation has 8 of the world’s top 10 highest mountains with various ranges. In number there are about 1500 mountains exceeding 5000 meters. As mountains foundation of rivers, Nepal has lots of big, exciting and scenic rivers for whitewater challenges. Some of them are best whitewater on the earth. And few longer trips are world classics offering experiences of a lifetime. Rafting in Nepal has incredible value for money in comparison to other countries. If you ever plan to try rafting or kayaking Nepal might be the best.
In Nepal the government has opened 16 rivers graded on a scale of 1 to 5 for commercial rafting but there are 7 main rivers which will provide you with a rewarding rafting/ kayaking experience. Trishuli, Bhote Koshi, Karnali, Arun, Bheri, Kaligandaki, Sunkoshi, Marshyangi are major rivers of Nepal which are best for rafting and kayaking experience. September to mid-December, March to early May and June to august are best timing for rafting and kayaking here.
Bhote Kosi River starts from Tibet which runs alongside the Araniko Highway. Probably Bhote Koshi is the steepest and hardest commercial rafting river of Nepal. After a 95 km bus drive on Araniko Highway from Kathmandu you will
Kali Gandaki River is Nepal's second most popular rafting river with an exciting itinerary out of Pokhara. Raised in Mustang an enclave of Nepal poking into Tibet on the other side of the Himalayas it has beautiful
Seti River offers a gentler alternative to Kali Gandaki rafting with fairly tame class 3 rapids with contrasting scenic areas of Manaslu and Annapurna regions. It’s a better choice than a similar trip starting on Trisuli,
Nepal's biggest and longest river the Karnali springs forth from the base of Mt.Kailash in Tibet provides perhaps the finest trip of its kind in the world. Way out in the remote far west it
Sunkoshi River is widely acknowledged as one of the ten best rafting trips in the world, offers the most challenging rapids, waves and drops to you. The Sun Koshi is the most popular of several longer floats in Nepal.
Marshyangdi River starts with a convergence of two mountain rivers Khangsar Khola and Jharsang Khola, located at the north-west of Annapurna massif with an altitude of 3600 meters. Marshyangdi river flows eastward through out Manang and then southward through the territory of
Trisuli River Rafting is the excellent way to observe diversity of whitewater wilderness. With various demography, landscapes, and cultural heritage as well as flora and fauna it’s the major river for rafting in Nepal.
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