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Top Eight River Rafting in Nepal

Nepal is a land of huge number of world renowned rivers which provide fun and exciting and adventures river rafting. River is a source of rafting with exciting water or with an extended trip that lets you camp on the river and enjoy the culture and natural surrounds you. Rafting in Nepal is the most popular adventures sport. It is also consider as the paradise land for the rafting world wise. There are many grade of whitewater rafting trips possibly differ with interest and choice. For short rafting and family run may go to raft on Trishuli and Seti for smooth class of run and experience. Rafting in Nepal is the adventurous way of exploring various exciting rivers, cultural and the history of valleys originating from Himalayas. River rafting gives the ultimate feeling of ultimate thrill and excitement of the life.

Nepal rafting rivers are ideal for both beginners and veteran rafter. White water rafting in Nepal can be experienced while you get on for trekking or tours in Nepal.The combination of gorgeous mountain scenery, thrilling white water rapids, warm water, and mesmerizing cultural opportunities make Nepal one of the best places to go white water rafting. Exciting rafting trips on the best flowing and thrilling rivers in Nepal would be the most memorable trip of once in a life time. The best time for rafting in Nepal is mostly September to early December and March to June. This is when the weather is best and the water will considerably warm.

Trishuli River Rafting

Trisuli River Rafting
  • Price: $120 USD/person
  • Transportation: By Bus/ Car
  • Group Size: Join Grouping
  • Altitude:4100 meters
  • Grade:3+, 3, 3+
  • Days: 3 days

Trishuli River rafting adventure is very famous white water rafting. It is activity nearby Kathmandu valley. The rafting river is very famous for single day and multi days rafting. Trishuli River Rafting consider as a high commercial whitewater sports destination of Nepal because it’s easy accessible. We can access not only from Kathmandu but also form Pokhara & Chitwan National Park. A Trip on this river can be made from much different duration which depends on the availability of time and interest. Scenic valleys and gorges, exhilarating rapids and easier sections and the right amount of time make all perfect trips for first-time or for the experienced rafters.

In high water conditions, this will be the perfect river for a short blast with huge rapids.  And a turbo fast current. There are numerous exciting rapids as the name of Snail’s nose, Teendevi, Malekhu rapid, Monkey rapid, Upset, Surprise, Monsoon, Cotton Pony, Ladies Delight, S-Bend, Highway, Monsoon and Pinball Rapid. This makes your more challenging during high flows with a good mixture of continuous rapids and pleasant calm water as well as fun.

Sunkoshi River Rafting

Sunkoshi River rafting
  • Price: $850 USD/person
  • Transportation: By Bus/ Car
  • Group Size: Join Grouping
  • Altitude:620 meters
  • Grade:5, 4, NR
  • Days: 9 days

Sunkoshi River rafting has been rated as one of the top ten rafting trips over the world.  The Sunkoshi River rises in Tibet and flows eastwards. In Nepal it flows through the valley between the Mahabharata Lekha (Hills) and the Himalaya. It is also in the list of must do while in Nepal when you visit. Sunkoshi River rafting is longest river trip. It is also the most fascinating among the few rivers, which flow down from snow-capped mountains. Big rapes, beautiful scenery, warm waters and great camping makes a classic multi-day river trip. At its best in medium to high flows. This river expedition will definitely be the highlight of you visit to Nepal. Its memory lasts forever and ever.

Also in a short span, you can come in close contact with Nepal’s natural beauty, people, culture, wildlife and its rivers, magic, an experience is glad you took.  In route, you come across many ethnic groups. Also in this trip you have 250 different species of orchids to look for. There are abundant rapids such as Meat Grinder, Punch, and High Anxiety etc. After 45-minute drive from Chatara you arrive in Dharan. You also can drive to Biratnagar and take a flight to Kathmandu or drive to Chitwan National Park for an excellent safari trip or drive back to Kathmandu.

Seti River Rafting

Seti River Rafting
  • Price: $850 USD/person
  • Transportation: By Bus/ Car
  • Group Size: Join Grouping
  • Altitude:620 meters
  • Grade:5, 4, NR
  • Days: 2 days

Seti river rafting is Short River rafting of Nepal.  The river is unique, pleasant and picturesque passing through two beautiful and contrasting areas of Manaslu and Annapurna regions. Having relatively small volume, blue and warm water it is perfect rafting for beginners along intermediate and family. Seti is Best River for learning kayak in Nepal as she has very best character for this. Seti rises on the southeast slopes of the sacred Mountain Macchapuchre.  And then flows to south, as same as fairly typical Nepalese mountain river. The water temperature is incredibly warm. Most of the year, the Seti is famous for its dazzling scenery is a gentle river, attracting families, bird watchers, nature lovers and dreamers. However, during the monsoon, it’s rapidly swollen with prove an exciting test for experienced river rafters and kayakers.

The Seti originates from the snow fields and glaciers around the twin peaks of API and Nampa in the south facing slopes of the main Himalayas. The area is near the trijunction of the borders of Nepal, India (Kumaon, Uttarakhand), and China (Tibet). The river first flows in a south-easterly direction. It has cut a gorge across spectacular the Mahabharat Range and appears lost amongst caves and tunnels for a short distance.

Marshyangdi River Rafting

Marshyangdi River Rafting
  • Price: $540 USD/person
  • Transportation: By Bus/ Car
  • Group Size: Join Grouping
  • Altitude:3600 meters
  • Grade:-5, 4+, NR
  • Days: 5 days

The Marshyangdi River rafting is one of the most outstanding grade IV Kayaking Rivers in the world which is only open to rafting since 1996. Marsyangdi means ‘raging river’ in local language.  It rises on the northern slopes of the Annapurna Himal, flows east through an arid valley around Manang.  And then swing south to join the Trisuli River at Mugling.It is full different from the big rivers of volume like the Sun Koshi. And Karnali, the rapids are technical and require a very different approach. Big Volume Rivers need power with good line; the Marsyangdi needs fast reactions from the rafters to get through this pin ball machine river. The Marsyangdi quickly forgets raft crews of complete strangers into true teams.

Marshyangdi is located on the eastern side of the Annapurna circuit; the Marsyangdi River has been famous for the beautiful views. Snaking its way beyond Manaslu & Annapurna through forests & traditional villages, it offers some breath taking scenery combining with glorious views and its fascinating natural surrounding and typical culture. Marshyangdi with steep & thrilling ride is a river that demands respect.

Arun River Rafting

Arun River Rafting
  • Price: $340 USD/person
  • Transportation: By Bus/ Car
  • Group Size: Join Grouping
  • Altitude:3500 meters
  • Grade:-5, 4+, NR
  • Days: 7 days

Arun River Rafting is one of the most powerful whitewater currents and Fastet Rivers in Nepal. It is cut through the High Himalaya with deep gorges, awesome green valleys and excellent riverside along beaches. Arun River flows by the melting of Mt. Makalu (8462m) and other mountains of that region uniting with thousands of small water spring.

It is undoubtedly the most exciting white water river rafting in Nepal. It is started by a day hike followed by four days of rafting. The powerful and current with large water volume makes sure huge and remarkable river journey of water white rafting. The Arun river rafting is an excellent choice. It is for a long whitewater rafting trip for those who are seeking a true adventure and the thrill of encountering huge rapids in a peaceful setting. It is the first choice for those wanting a whitewater expedition into the wilderness area.

Kali Gandaki River Rafting

Kali Gandaki River Rafting
  • Price: $340 USD/person
  • Transportation: By Bus/ Car
  • Group Size: Join Grouping
  • Altitude:8167 meters
  • Grade: 4-, 3+, 3+
  • Days: 3 days

Kali Gandaki River rafting is one of Nepal’s very best rivers for whitewater rafting Adventure.  It is formed at an altitude of same as the Mustang region of Nepal. Using the Deepest gorge in the world that is formed between the Mt. Annapurna (8346m) Massif and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8046m) and named after the ferocious goddess kali. The river with total covers an area of 46,300 sq km is notable. The deep gorge through which it flows and for a large hydroelectric power in Nepal.

It passes through narrow gorges, tumbling waterfalls and jungle, alongside traditional Magar and Chetri villages, whose inhabitants often e down to the riverside to meet the rafters with traditional. There are superb opportunities to see the Annapurna Mountain range and a variety of wildlife and temples on River banks. The amazing waterfalls and grate challenging rapids attract the many whitewater seekers to encounter once upon a time for their rafting experience. This holy river is ideal for medium length wildness expedition and a reward for bird watching and wildlife.

Bhote Koshi River Rafting

Bhote Koshi River Rafting
  • Price: $105 USD/person
  • Transportation: By Bus/ Car
  • Group Size: Join Grouping
  • Altitude:160 meters
  • Grade: 3+, 3, 3+
  • Days: 2 days

Bhote Kosi River rafting is regarded as one of the best short white water rafting trip adventure in the world. “Bhote” means river that flows from Tibet which is the main branch of the sun Koshi River of white water. The steepest is Bhote Koshi River rafted ever in Nepal. Bhote Kosi river rafting trip is an ideal trip for those looking for short whitewater adventure package. It is better suitable for those who have some previous rafting experience. After thorough briefings paddle and safety, Bhote Kosi white water river rafting trip begins. Best time for rafting this river is from October to December and From February to April.

The Bhote Koshi River is the upper river course of the Sun Kosi which is known as the Poiqu in Tibet. They are the part of the Koshi River system in Nepal. A western tributary of the upper Dudh Koshi River is called Bhote Koshi. The headwaters of Poiqu and Bhote-Sun Koshi River are located at the Zhangzangbo Glacier in Tibet. The river flows out of the Lumi Chimi lake. When entering Nepal, it is known Bhote Koshi. Further downstream, from the village onwards, it is called Sun Koshi.

Karnali River Rafting

Karnali River Rafting
  • Price: $1030 USD/person
  • Transportation: By Bus/ Car
  • Group Size: Join Grouping
  • Altitude:2945 meters
  • Grade: 5-, 4, NR
  • Days: 11 days

Nepal Trekking in Himalayas Company offers you Karnali River Rafting in package. This is one of the best rivers rafting in the world. This magnificent river originates from Mt. kailash in Tibet. Karnali River literally means the “Holy water from the sacred mountain”.

The river drops into imposing canyons filled with powerful big volume white-water.  There is a wide variety of fauna and flora including dense forests, jungle and also remote villages. It’s just enough easier water to regroup and prepare for the next big challenge which separates rapids like Captivity, Flip and Strip and Gods House. Towards the end of the trip the river gradient begins to ease as the Karnali leaves the mountains and flows out into the Gangetic plains of Terai. Jungle is thickens and the river is broadens than pristine Beaches become bigger and more beautiful. Again where you can combine your rafting adventure with a safari trip and maybe spot some of the parks one-horned rhinos and elusive tigers or you can either drive back or fly back to Kathmandu.

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