Nepal boasts the most scenic and diverse white-water experiences on the planet. From short trips for beginners to long trips lasting days, the trip takes rafters from the Himalayan region to the (tarai) plains. There are more than a dozen rivers for rafting.
Nepal’s rivers descend from the highest mountains of the world, growing bigger along the way. Rafters enjoy breaks and meals along stretches of white sandy beaches. There are also stops at waterfalls where people swim in the pool and take a shower in the natural waters flowing down. Water sports and hikes are also part of the adventure along the riverside.
Some of the popular rivers for rafting are the Trisuli, Marshyangdi, Karnali, Seti, Sunkoshi and more. Rapids vary from river to river and are graded by experts which gives rafters some idea of what to expect on the trip. They have also been given imaginative names like ‘Surprise’, ‘Upset’ ‘Big Dipper’ etc. It’s a day or several days of fun floating down the river enjoying beautiful scenery, sometimes views of distant mountains, and resting on while sandy beaches. Rafting is alo used as a means to get to Chitwan National Park by reaching Narayan Ghat the put out point where the trip ends and a road journey begins.