Short river trips takebetween one and four days and do not involve any trekking. Some of these rafting/kayaking trips involve less challenging white water and are ideally suited to first time rafters and families. Others attract experienced thrill-seekers with their world-class rapids.
Seti Khola: Warm and beautiful (2 days)
Most of the year, Seti river (class 2 to 3+), famous for its dazzling scenery, is a gentle river attracting families, bird watchers, nature lovers and dreamers. However, during the monsoon, its swollen rapids prove an exciting test for experienced rafters and kayakers. The Seti is best river for learning kayak in Nepal.
Trishuli River: The classic river (1 to 3 days)
For first time paddlers, a rafting trip on the Trishuli is an experience not to be missed (class 3 to 4+ in high water). While you learn to handle the river’s well spaced, Raftingstraightforward rapids, a panorama of stunning gorges drifts quietly past. During the monsoon, the river promises a more challenging ride, withpowerful rapids and whirlpools. Rafting/Kayaking on Trishuli river can easily be combined with a visit to Chitwan National Park or Pokhara.
Bhote Koshi River: The harmony of Tibet and the Himalayas (2 days)
Bhote Koshi River Rafting/Kayaking trip is one of the best white water adventure in Nepal (class 4 to 5). Your journey to thestarting point takes you through the mountains, passing views of traditional Tibetan lifestyle. Once you’re on the river though, there is no time to stop and admire the scenery, as you and your fellow rafters negotiate some of the fastest and steepest rapids in Nepal. This true adventure can be rafted between October and December and February and April.
Bhote Kosi Rafting
Kali Gandaki River: River of God (3 days)
Named after the much-revered Goddess Kali and descending from the deepest gorge in Asia, this fabulous Kali Gandaki river (class 3 to 4+) offers a mixture of astounding mountain views and pure adrenaline with a full immersion into the wilderness.
Along the way you will encounter culture at its simplest. If you’re lucky, traditional Magar and Chetri villagers will venture down to the riverbank to witness your journey through the remote mountain wilderness of Nepal.