Rafting in Nepal

Rafting in Nepal

Rafting in NepalRiver journeys in Nepal are a unique experience. First time white-water rafters and experienced kayakers find traveling in Nepal by river offers spectacular views and interaction with centuries-old cultures

Whether you choose an exhilarating, inspirational expedition or a relaxing float with the entire family, we promise to deliver Nepal's Ultimate Descents.

Nepal - an introduction:
If you have never been on a river journey in Nepal before, you're in for an amazing experience. Very little in Nepal resembles life anywhere else in the world. This is a place of deep religious customs, the most radical topography on earth, and one of the least developed infrastructures in the world. Most of the populations of Nepal are subsistence farmers, living many days walk from the nearest road. There is no better way to see Nepal than on a river trip, which by its very nature is the essence of escapism. Be warned - once you start on this journey, it may be hard to quit.

Climate:
One of the fascinating things about Nepal is that in the space of a hundred miles you can go from the coldest and most bitter conditions on Earth to the sweltering heat of the North Indian Plain. Nepal has everything from the brutal wind-swept Himalayan peaks to humid tropical jungles. In general it is best to plan for subtropical to temperate conditions on the rivers. The Karnali is on the Temperatures in the daytime range from 25-32 degrees Celsius, with evenings being 8 to 10 degrees cooler. Expect typical Northern Hemisphere seasons, with a monsoon thrown in. Most people are surprised to find that Nepal is actually the same latitude as Florida or Egypt, the extremes in temperature and climate are all due to altitude variations.

Health:
The most important and simple thing you can do to prevent serious illness in Nepal is to arrive properly immunized. Antibiotics and other medications are available in Nepal without a prescription and at a fraction of the cost of the rest of the world. You do, however, need to know the chemical name (not the brand name) of what you want, as well as the dosages and side effects.

Dysentery, either amoebic or bacterial, is the normal ailment that travelers to Nepal are stuck with. With this in mind, be careful of where and what you eat in Kathmandu or Pokhara before the trip. Sanitation is a top priority on our raft trips, and almost without exception all illnesses which occur on the river are brought from Kathmandu or Pokhara.

If you have any relevant medical conditions, please make sure they are listed on your booking form. Also, make them known to your guide and the trip leader when you meet them in Kathmandu.

PROVIDED BY US
20 Successful years of experience in running professional river expeditions in Nepal and worldwide.

  • Expedition elements include professional guides and leadership, private ground transportation, porters and permits.
  • Tasty and carefully prepared western meals, rum punch, tea, coffee and snacks. We always offer a vegetarian option and can cater to special diets.
  • State-of-the-art Equipment: self bailing rafts, lifejackets, helmets, wetsuits on certain rivers, dry bags for gear, tents, and camera barrels.
  • Not included are bottled/alcoholic beverages, any kind of insurance, visa costs, and expenses of a personal nature.