Rafting in Nepal - "Best places for white-water rafting"

Nepal River Rafting

When it comes to Rafting, the world’s second richest country for water resources, Nepal has the best offer in the world. The mountainous country with fast flowing rivers delivers a thrilling experience of white water adventure. The Himalayan rivers are wild, steep and angry but they are also warm and bug free so when your raft boat cross the rapids you will touch the sky of excitement and your life flashes before you making you to close your eyes. More than just a wet roller coaster ride, Nepal’s river journeys are the essence of escapism. This is why rafting in Nepal is being an extremely popular adventure sport in the recent years. Rafting is not only an action adventure sport, but also it is a great way to discover the real beauty of Nepal since the rivers all originate up in the Himalayas and snake there way downwards through the human habitat, farm lands, wilderness and some of the most spectacular sceneries in the world. On a river expedition there are no hassles, no stress, and only a very convoluted sense of time. Due to the quality equipments and experienced staff, even an amateur with a little sense of adventure can equally enjoy by the perfect rivers of Nepal. Rafting can be experience round the year though the most excellent times for rafting in Nepal are September to early December and March to early June.

Himalayan Rivers of Nepal

The river system of Nepal is dived into three categories in accordance with their origins. The first category is based on three main rivers, Koshi, Gandaki and Karnali which are originated from glaciers and snow-fed lakes. Koshi River System is composition of the Tamor, Arun, Dudhkoshi, Likhu, Tamakoshi, Sunkoshi and Indravati rivers. Among them Arun and Sunkoshi is originated in Tibet. The "Saptakoshi" swollen with the waters of the seven rivers finally merges into the Ganges. Similarly the Gandaki River System from the central part of Nepal is composed with Kaligandaki, Budhigandaki, Marshyangdi, Madi Trishuli, Daraundi and Seti,rivers. When all the rivers in this system join at Devghat and then it is called the Narayani that goes on to meet the Ganges. The Karnali River System in western Nepal consists of the Humla Karnali, Mugu Karnali, Seti and Bheri rivers and is the longest river system in the country. The Humla Karnali, which rises in Tibet, is the main tributary. After entering India, this river assumes the name Gogra. The second category is based on the rivers originated in the Mahabharat range and it contains rivers like the Mechi, Mahakali, Bagmati, Kamala, Rapti, etc. The Bagmati, which rises at Bagdwar and drains out through the Chobhar gorge, is the principal river of the Katmandu Valley. Streams and rivulets originating mostly from the Chure hills make up the third category; these rivers rely on monsoon rains and are otherwise dry.

The fast flowing Himalayan white rivers of Nepal are graded from easy to near impossible with numerous rapids. Nepal has one of the best in Asia and some of the best in the world for excellent rafting and kayaking trip with quality & professionalism. From a pleasant day float down on the Trishuli River or a two days trip on Bhote Koshi to an exhilarating week long adventure through the rapids of the remote wild rivers; all can be experienced in Nepal. Rivers meandering down from the remote part of the country offers long rafting trips incorporate with trekking. Trip on these wild rivers are wonderful imagination for the courageous rafters which blended with navigation of the most pristine wilderness and isolated villages in Nepal.

The rapid of Nepalese rivers are based on season. Every year, after the heavy monsoon the water swell, changing the flow of the rivers and the nature of the rapids. New rapids are created; others become more difficult and some simply impossible to navigate. We are constantly monitoring changes in the rivers and their rapids, so that we can always ensure the safety of our clients and plan expeditions with the great care.

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