Nepal has a reputation for being one of the best places in the world for rafting, with outstanding river journeys ranging from steep, adrenaline-charged mountain streams to classic big-volume wilderness expeditions. Warm water, a subtropical climate and huge white sandy beaches that are ideal for camping add further to the appeal. Rivers like Sunkoshi, Bhotekoshi, Karnali, Tamur, Bheri, Trisuli, Seti, Kaligandaki are some of the rivers that are well known for White Water Rafting. While rafting on these rivers, there’s great scenarios of green valleys, hills and mountains, different kinds of birds and animals. Also, one can see the lifestyle of the people living in remote areas. When we say Rafting, it’s more than just floating on the river.
Before you decide on a river, you need to decide what it is that you want out of your trip. There are trips available from two to 12 days on different rivers, all offering dramatically different experiences. Some have big volume of water, some with exciting rapids while some are flat and calm. Depending on your nature one can choose a river to raft and make the best memories.
First, don’t believe that just because it’s a river it’s going to be wet ‘n’ wild. Some rivers, such as the Sun Koshi, which is a full-on white-water trip in September and October, are basically flat in the low water of early spring. So, it’s important for one to make the booking on peak season so one can make the best out of the trip.