When you think of Nepal what do you think of? The Himalayas, Hindu Temples, and Trekking? However as a result of these tremendous mountains and glaciers there are breathtaking waterfalls leading into kholas and modis (rivers) which offer some of the best rafting in the world. The combination of mountain scenery, exhilarating rapids, warm water, and fascinating cultural opportunities make Nepal one of the premier places to go white water rafting. Zen Adventure Nepal Treks offers fun and exciting rafting trips on the best rivers in Nepal. The best time for rafting in Nepal is usually September to early December and March to June. This is when the weather is best and the water is the warmest.
Zen Adventure Nepal treks runs two different types of river trips depending on how long you want your trip to be and what river you want to raft. The first type is a day trip on the river. We provide transportation to and from the river as well as a full day of rafting. This is the perfect trip for anyone who wants to get a feel for white water rafting or doesn’t have time for an overnight trip. Generally we run most of our day trips on the Trishuli and Bhote Koshi rivers.
Our second type of trip consists of several days of rafting while camping overnight next to the river. This gives you plenty of time to swim and relax on some of the white sand beaches on the river. We have porters to set up camp and a personal cook who will prepare your meals. Camping trips require a minimum of 6 to 8 clients in a group. During high season we have many trips leaving several times a week so it isn’t hard to find a group. And like every Zen Adventure Nepal trip, we want to provide you with the vacation of a lifetime so tell us what you want. We can combine rafting, trekking and jungle adventures (or both if you wish.)
This is a fun and challenging river. It is considered to be one of the holiest rivers in all of Nepal. Many villages and temples can be found along the entire trip; offering you a wonderful cultural view of rural Nepal. It is a class 3/4 river which is a bit more challenging and continuous than the Trishuli. The Kali Gandaki trip begins in Nayapul (Pokhara) and returns from Pokhara. Kali Gandaki rafting offers you some of the best white-water experiences in Nepal and it is 3 days of perfect whitewater runs. Our guides are experienced rafters who have run all the rivers we offer and have the skills to provide you with a safe and enjoyable trip. There will always be a guide in every boat who will give instructions on paddling and pick out the safest route on the river. There will also be added safety precautions taken; each and every trip is followed by a Safety-Kayak acting as chase boat.
Any day departure, 3 Day trip, Class 3/4 River, Best Sep-Nov & March-May, Nayapul to Mirmi Dam (see map), Tented Campsite. Transportation to/from Kathmandu: Tourist Bus or Flight per your request.
You can choose the intensity of the trip. We can go from rafting to pure white water rafting. We use a rating scale of 1 (easier) to 5 (most difficult). A number 1 rating is a relaxing river, easy, winding and no obstacles; a number 5 river however has prolonged sections of rapids and drops which require strong paddling and preferably some rafting experience. Rafting in Nepal is fast becoming one of the most popular adventure trips in Nepal. It is a paradise for river runners and beginners alike.
- Airport transfers (round-trip)
- 2 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan.
- Meals ( lunch ) during rafting.
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
- provide transport by bus before & after the rafting.
- Fresh fruits during rafting.
- Double occupancy rate if you have more then a day.
- Experienced Government licensed holder guide.
- Travel & Rescue arrangements.
- Take care your bags during the rafting.
- Food, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local taxes for guide.
- Group medical supplies (i.e. first aid provisions).
Cost Does not Include
- Meals and drinks while in Kathmandu.
- Your personal travel insurance.
- private transport.
- all kinds of drinks on the rafting.
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Tips for trekking staff and drivers (tipping is expected but it is not mandatory).
- Personal shopping and laundry.
- Personal equipment.
Cost Does not Include
The following gives you a general idea of the trekking equipment and clothing needed for this trek.