Nepal is rich in rivers, mountains, lakes. Many tourist visit nepal for rafting and trekking. Beyond mountain trekking, the Himalayan Rivers in Nepal offer unbeatable joy and adventure of whitewater rafting. There are more than 6000 rivers flowing throughout our country. The rivers of Nepal are faster and further than most of the rivers on the world, ensuring the presence of thrilling rapids that are perfect for rafting. It is no surprise that there are a lot of choices when it comes to choosing the best place to go rafting in nepal. We have selected our Top 5 rivers to go rafting to make it a little easier for anyone planning a trip.
- The Sunkoshi: ‘Sunkoshi’ stands for “The River of Gold”. It is one of the ten best white water rafting adventures in nepal. Rafting in the Sun Kosi is a must-do for any adventure lover. It has a beautiful white sandy beaches, rural villages, hidden temples, great rapids and amazing jungle scenery. The rushing waters of Sun Koshi come down from the snow-capped mountains, passing through the hills and plains, great gorges and canyons offering a fascinating river trip.(9 days paddle)
- The Kaligandaki: Kaligandaki rafting is best for those who want medium length rafting. This trip is perfect for those who want the feeling of an voyage trip but have no time for the longer trips. It’s a three day trip from the popular Lakeside town of Pokhara with camping along the river. The Kali Gandaki River has some class 3 and 4 rapids to keep the excitement going!
- The Trisuli: If you want a day trip, Trisuli river rafting is perfect for you. A trip down the Trisuli is a great way to enjoy your short trip. This river offers some great big bouncy rapids, which are splashy, fun and safe. It also offers nice spots for swimming, cliff jumps and cheeky monkeys, great scenery and it is right in the middle of kathmandu and pokhara.This river is suited to all abilities and ages and is one of the most popular rivers Nepal has on offer.This rafting is runnable all year round.
- The Tamur: The Tamur River is perfect for seasoned pros looking for hard-core action. This trip combines a Himalayan trek with what has been described by raft guides as some of the best whitewater in the world.It starts with a three day trek over a 3000m pass with views of the Himalayas including, Kanchenjunga, Everest and Makalu.It include non-stop Class IV rapids and camping by the incredible Gufal Pokhari Lake.
- The Karnali: This is one river rafting adventure that needs a quick paddling.It is Located in the wild west of Nepal, this river expedition is a favourite amongst river guides in Nepal. Nepal’s longest and largest river, the Karnali springs forth from Mount Kailash, a sacred river in Tibet.With hydropower becoming an increasingly popular way to create electricity in Nepal, this river is under threat.So, it’s now or never. A dam will soon change this river forever, so if you want to paddle this amazing river, we suggest you to do it sooner.