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River Rafting

Explore the cross section of Nepal, which has no roads or access other than the rivers. This is another great way to see Nepalís diverse habitat, mountain views, tropical jungles, and the local culture. Spend from a half-day up to two weeks rafting; from a calm float down a glassy green river to miles of rushing white water storms. There are opene sections of ten rivers from which to choose from, each with different levels of difficulty, length, and scenery.

Trishuli River :
One of the favorites rivers, which runs from a grade 1-3+. It is a fun and easy float located near to Kathmandu. Most of the trips range from a half day to four days.

Seti River :
A two-day trip running from a grade 1-3 in rapids. It is one of Nepalís calmer floats, but by far one of the most beautiful in scenery. The water is clean and warm and carries you through the lush jungles of central Nepal. Enjoy one night camping on the bank of the river, surrounded by hills with an easy relaxing and peaceful environment putting you close to nature. This trip has around 10 easy rapids and is recommended for beginners and those who want a quiet scenic adventure.

Karnali River :
This river ranges from grade 4-5 providing some of the most challenging rapids in the world. The Karnali is the longest and largest river in Nepal coming from the Himal and Tibet. It is located in Western Nepal. One can reach it by one and a half days drive or a short flight followed by a two-hour trek. It is by far one of the most scenic adventures showing much of the uninhabited region of Nepal. This big volume white water trip passes through tropical jungles and one may come in contact with dolphins, crocodiles, and other wild jungle animals. This is recommended for advanced rafters and kayakers who are looking for a longer, wilder, and more remote adventure.

Sun Koshi River :
This one runs from a grade 4-5 in whitewater rapids and requires some eight to ten days to complete. It is a big and challenging river whose name means 'the river of gold' due to its color when the sun sets. It is by far one of the finest rivers to raft down, coming from the snowmelt of the Langtang and Phubichyachu, bordering Tibet and Nepal. It has a mixture of small and big water volume massing through 270 km of remote jungle areas and unspoiled campsites. There are about 40 rapids on the trip making for a fantastic ride. This is recommended for advanced rafters and kayakers.

Bhote Koshi River :
Running a grade 4-5 in rapids this river is definitely one of the wildest rides here in Nepal. Running from the Tibetan border down through Nepal is offers one of the steepest and most challenging river rafting or kayaking trip. This one night, 2-day adventure is recommended for more experienced rafters and kayakers.

Upper Kali Gandaki River :
This river runs a grade 1-4+ lasting two nights, three days. It winds through remote canyons and cuts through one of the worldís deepest gorges. Besides the relentless white water challenge, one is rewarded breathtaking views of the Annapurna Mountain range and beautiful deserted beaches in which to camp. You will pass through some of Nepalís remote villages and because it is considered a holy, place you will also pass through areas where bodies are cremated and offered to the gods.

Lower Kali Gandaki River :
This river runs from a grade 1-3 for this three night four day rafting adventure. This trip has basically the same scenic mountain and village views as the upper Kali Kandaki but runs through a les turbulent part of the river.

Marhsyangdi River :
The runs from 4-5+ grade rapids. It runs from the northern slopes of Annapurna Himal and Tilicho Lake, which flows through the Manang valley. This four day trip on an outstanding white water river, described as one of the best in the world. It contains 35-40 big rapids; a continuously exhilarating ride with mountains as a backdrop. Especially recommended for advanced rafters ad kayakers.

Arun River :
The runs from grade 4-5 in rapids. It is a challenge to say the least and it is an adventure just getting there. One has a choice of a short flight or two days drive. Then it takes a two-day trek into the wilderness to come to the starting point taking six nights and seven days to complete including the trek. This is truly a wilderness adventure! Due to the remote location we require at least four to five person minimum. This is recommended for more experienced river goers.

Tamor River :
This one runs a grade 4-5 in rapids. This river is remote to say the least. It requires two days driving or a short flight following with a 3-day trek to the starting point. The raft trip itself is 4 nights and 5 days through Nepalís untouched and scenic wilderness. Recommended for those who have more experience. Due to remote location we require at least 4-5 person minimum.

All of the following packages include transportation to and from rafting point, meals, rafting and camping supplies as well as professional guides and cooks. All the rafts and equipment are state of the art. Depending on the time of year and trip we will send a list of things we supply and suggested items for you to bring with submission of a reservation.

For more information on River Rafting visit the Nepal Tourism Board at www.welcomnepal.com. Or the Tourist guide at www.catmando.com/tn

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