1. What is White water
water rafting means cruising down a rushing river in an inflatable
rubber raft or white kayak over crashing waves and swirling
rapids for the excitement of a lifetime. Nepal has earned
a reputation as one of the best destinations in the world
for white water rafting. Nepalís thundering waters, coming
from the glaciers of the mighty Himalaya, provide unmatched
thrills for rafting and immersing oneself in the landscape.
A rafting trip is bound to be the highlight of your stay in
2. Is there any classifications
on river, days seasons, class for rafting. Is that important
ever level of excitement and whatever duration, from 1 day
buzz to 12 day major expedition, it is here for you on the
rivers of Nepal. The high flows of September, October, November
are the product of monsoon and snow-melt. Again, in April
and May (and even early June), pre-monsoon snow-melt from
the Himalayan giants swells the rivers to create a second
season of prime-time white river.
What is river grading?
Grades: (White water rivers and the rapids on them)
have an internationally recognized grading scale.
water no. rapids, Ďbarely a splashí
current, small roller-coaster rapids
trained guide- technical & exciting.
IV & V
big rapids, unforgiving, exhilarating. Require some rafting
experience and confidence in water since there are possibilities
of raft overturning
got for it"
4. What are the things
in your price?
guides, (b) transportation to and from, (c)
porters, (d) permits, (e)
meals (f) river gears including √)
self bailing raft √) life jackets √) helmets √)
wetsuits on certain rivers
√) dry bags for gears √) tents √) camera
√) Personal gear bags
5. What is not included
in the price?
clothing and personal items
bottled alcoholic beverages
any kind of insurance
expenses of personal nature
6. How should the personal
packing be prepared?
quick drying nature clothing
synthetic fibers are preferable to cotton
7. What are the things
do I have to bring?
a sleeping bag and pad (if you donít have we help you
rent in Kathmandu)
light weight pants
spare glasses or contact lenses (if u wear them)
A fleece style jacket
toiletries (..but no cosmetics you have hardly any time
light weight long sleeved shirt or T-shirt
8. Do I have to know
the list of river wears?
yes, (a) river sandals
(of the type which do not come off when you swim), (b) shorts
or swimming costume, (c) a sarong for women (long piece of
clothes wrapped around your waist, (d) baseball cap and sunglasses,
(e) sunscreen, lip balm
9. if I am not mistaken
there are some river expeditions we need to trek before and
after the river trip. Is there any thing I should bring along
yes, (a) A day pack,
(b) long sleeved thermal top and bottoms, (c) light weight
hiking boots, (d) toilet paper and lighter
10. Is there anything
optional I may bring?
1. Small binoculars
2. Camera and film and some spare batteries.
3. Walkman and tapes
4. Reading and writing materials
5. Personal first aid kit.
11. How is a day planned
when you are in a rafting trip?
1. About 8 am breakfast
2. Start rafting at 9 am
3. Leisurely lunch at midday
4. Get into the camp around 4 pm and it gives plenty of
time to rest and relax.
5. Spend about 5 to 6 hours each day.
6. Evening campfire in the river bank and dinner around
7. Go to bed at 10 in the bank of dark and wild river
12. Do I have to care
/respect Nepalís environment and local culture?
yes, you have to abide
by them as per the instructions given by your guides before
you start your river journey.
13. Are there any risk
factors when I am in the trip?
Although we have 100% safety
records we canít deny some risk when you are in the adventure.
Company wonít be liable for any loss and damage caused from
the situation beyond their control. The price you have
paid doesnít include insurance.
14. How much physically
fit do I need to be? Is the knowledge of swimming must?
A reasonable level of fitness
is recommended. Swimming is obviously added advantage for
fun but it is not must. safety jackets and helmets make you
float in case you fall into the river.
in the Trishuli river
RFT: A1 (Short trip thatís Long on thrills)
The river originates in
Himalayas through the southern plains of Nepal, Trishuli
is splendid river for white water rafting with excellent
rapids including technical ones and pictursque scenery
with fantastic rock formations, typical villages, native
and migrants birds can be observed from the river River
Total river distance
* A day rafting on the way to Pokhara or Chitwan.
* 2 days
rafting in the Trishuli river
* 2-4 days
rafting (To-from: Kathmandu- Kathmandu)
Kali Gandaki river
RFT: A2 (Annapurna White water) river grade- IV- IV+
It winds through remote
canyons and deep gorges for five days of intense rapids
among gorgeous wilderness and mountain views. For those
with more time, it can be brilliantly combined with
trekking in the Annapurnas.
* 3 or 04 days river
* To- from: Pokhara- Pokhara
* Total river distance 110 kms
* To put in 3 hrs
* From Take -out 4 hrs..
Bhote Koshi river
NEST RFT: A3: 02
(The river from Tibet)
The Bhote koshi is certainly
the exhilarating 2 day raft trip in Nepal . The Araniko
highway links Kathmandu with Tibet and uses the valley
floor of the Bhote Koshi before reaching the frontier.
* Grade : IV+
* To- From : Kathmandu- Kathmandu
* Total River distance: 46 Kms
* To put in :3.5 hrs.
* From Take - out : 3.5 hrs
Day l: Early
morning at 6 gathering and proceed to 20 kilometers
south of tibetan boarder( 095 km from ktm) about 4 hrs.
Have early lunch at rfting put in point. start rafting,
About 4 Pm reach rafting put out point at Barabishe.
drive back to the top of the river have dinner in the
Day 2: Early
morning tea or coffee. have breakfast and reach put
in point raft for 5 hrs and have lunch around midday
at take out point. After lunch drive back to kathmandu
for 03 hrs. Reach around 1900. Overnight at the hotel
NEST RFT: A4: 03
Fun Rapids and unplundered
This wilderness experience
ideal for those seeking an introduction to rafting.
The Seti is one of Nepalís most beautiful and warmest
rivers with spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and
rapids increasing in excitement as your confidence grows
* To - From : Kathmandu
* Total river distance : 62 kms
* To put- in : 5 or 3 hrs.
* From Take -out: 4.5 hrs
NESTRFT: A5: 6 Days
Blue river, Whitewater
* River Grade IV-IV+
* To - From : Kathmandu- Kathmandu
* Toal river distance:55 kms
* To put - in : One day drive + 1.5 days trek.
* From take out : 5.5 hrs
NESTRFT: A6: 12 Days
Wild Water of the West
The mightiest river Karnali roars out of the far
west, raging down to the lowlands of Bardia and thence
to India is the longest and largest river in Nepal.
The suspension bridge
at Chisapani that signifies the take out point. Nearby
is Bardia National Park where time can be organized
for wildlife watching
* Nepalís best prospect
of seeing tiger.
Name of the river Days Autumn Class Spring class
SunKoshi river rafting
|NEST RFT: A7: 8 to
in the river of gold)
" This is the white
water stays white until the very end." One of the
worldís top ten white water rivers, the sunkoshi rises
in the central Himalaya just to the west of Everest
and flows, tumbling and turbulent , on a long journey
to the eastern "Terai" First two days of Grade
II - III rapids, but later pumped - up by a core
of Tributaries, the impatient river gorges explosive
Grade III- IV rapids:
The royal Chitwan National
park lies on the road back to Kathmandu. (can be wonderful
time for jungle safari)
* River grade :IV-V
* To - From : Kathmandu- Kathmandu
* Total river distance : 272 Kms.
* To put -in : 3.5 hrs
* From take-out: Drive 10 hrs. to chitwan approx.
20 hrs at Chitwan, then 5 hrs. Kathamandu.
2 Oct-Dec III toV Feb-May III to IV
Kali Gandaki 3 or4 Sep- nov III to IV+ Feb-May III to IV
Karnali 12 Sep to Nov III to V Feb-May III to IV
Marshyangdi 6 Oct- Dec IV to V Feb-Apr iv+
Sunkoshi 8 or 9 Sep-nov III+ to V- June III to IV
Tamur 11 Oct-Dec. III to V Mar-Apr III to IV+
Trishuli 2 Yr.round (III except June to Aug. (monsoon) IV)
the above, the Day to Day Itinerary, Fixed Departures and
Prices will be given upon Request.