River Rafting

If not all, Nepal is on the wish list of many honorary river runners across the world. Nepal thrives on Himalayan rivers flowing through the extreme terrain of the country and making steep falls to the lowlands of Terai at the most rapid and extreme condition than most of the rivers on the earth. Such a unique landscape in the country has made it an ideal destination for white water rafting in the world. Many Nepalese rivers have almost all qualities mandated for excellent river rafting, such as continuous natural flow, multiple challenging rapids, a long runnable length, good ascent. Moreover, river rafting in Nepal also bestows one with the combination of exhilarating scenery of the Himalayan range, fascinating flora, and unique cultural exposure other than the thrilling experience of white water rafting.

Most Popular River Rafting in Nepal

To date, the government of Nepal has opened sections of 10 rivers for commercial rafting. Nepal offers various grading of raftable rivers ranging from basic to very difficult. The flow of the current of waters in the river determines the difficulty levels of a river. You will find a range of best routes for a beginner level with a short half-day rafting trip to the professionals requiring more than ten days or so of adventure in these monstrous river destinations of Nepal.

Here are a few of the best rivers for rafting in Nepal:

Karnali River Rafting- Seekers for wildlife and dolphin encounters

  • Stretch: 180 km
  • Starts at: Dunge Shower
  • Ends at: Chisapani
  • Ideal duration: 10 days
  • Difficulty grade: 4-5
  • Perfect for: Wildlife and Dolphin encounters

Kali Gandaki River Rafting

  • Stretch: 90 km
  • Starts at: Maldunga
  • Ends at: Mirmi
  • Ideal duration: 3 days
  • Difficulty grade: 5
  • Perfect for: Looking for scenic beauty

Marshyandi River Rafting

  • Stretch: 27 km
  • Starts at: Bhul Bhule
  • Ends at: Sanghu/Phailiya
  • Ideal duration: 2 days
  • Difficulty grade: 5
  • Perfect for: Seekers of raging rapids and fast-flowing water

Sun Koshi River Rafting

  • Stretch: 270 km
  • Starts at: Dumja
  • Ends at: Chatara
  • Ideal duration: 9 days
  • Difficulty grade: 4
  • Perfect for: Nature and adventure lovers

Tamor River Rafting

  • Stretch: 120 km
  • Starts at: BasantpurEnds at: Chatara
  • Ideal duration: 11 days
  • Difficulty grade: 4
  • Perfect for: Combining trekking and adventure rafting

Upper Seti River Rafting

  • Stretch: 7 km
  • Starts at: Bamboo Bridge
  • Ends at: The Dam
  • Ideal duration: Half-day
  • Difficulty grade: 3-4
  • Perfect for: Adventure lovers

Sun Koshi River Rafting

Sun Koshi River Rafting

The Sun Koshi River is one out of the ten best river expeditions in the world. It is also one of the longest rivers in Nepal. The river starts from...