Nepal offers one of the best river rafting trips in the world!
Nepal has earned the reputation of one of the best destinations for white water rafting. We have rushing rivers from the Himalayan Glaciers. Cruising down rushing rivers of crashing waves and swirling rapids can make the excitement of a lifetime. For some, rafting trips is the highlight of their stay in Nepal. The waters in Nepal offer something for everybody: Grade 4 to 5+ rivers with raging white water rapids for the adventurous to Grade 2-3 rivers with a few rapids for novices. Rafters also have a choice ranging from two to three-week trips to trips of one, two or three days.
The Nepal rafting options include paddling, oaring, and kayaking. Paddling requires all on the boat to participate with instructions from a river runner. Luxury safari-style trips with full team are available too. In an oar boat, the guide rows alone giving participants a chance to observe the surroundings. Kayaking is another way to travel downstream. A few companies offer inflatable kayaks, or fiberglass kayaks for hire while some arrange for kayaks on their own.
A typical day in the river begins early in the morning when participants arrive at the site. Instructions on safety and emergency situation are given to participants before the event. Life vests and helmets must be worn by participants at all times during the trip. Meals are provided during the trip. Some packages also provide river equipment and camping equipment. The best time for rafting is from October through mid-December and March through early May. In winter hypothermia may be a hindrance to some. During monsoons months of June through September, the white water sections are dangerous, but gentler stretches are easy to raft. So far the government has opened sections of ten rivers for commercial rafting.