Riverbase Camps of Ultimate Descents Nepal
Ultimate Descents Nepal's (UDN's) riverbase camps are well-managed areas which harbor all the essentials for river adventure – rafts, kayaks and safety equipment, etc., and manned by rafting guides and safety kayakers at all times. We are ready to take up immediate rafting trips from our three well-established bases situated in Sun Koshi, Hemja in Pokhara and Trishuli. The riverbase camps help not only in storing and managing our equipment, they are beneficial for our traveling clients who cannot drop by our sales offices in either Kathmandu or Pokhara for rafting bookings. These clients can walk in and plan their desired package with the senior guides right on the riverbase itself, at any of our 3 locations.
Sun Koshi River aka “The River of Gold”
Sun Koshi beach-camp is constructed in an area of 1 hectare (10,000 sq m) and is located a mere 66km from Kathmandu on the road to Tibet. Besides rafting and kayaking, this beach camp offers nightly campfires as well as live music and DJ sessions on the weekends. With comfortable sand beaches you have an opportunity to play beach volleyball or beach football, or you can play a game of billiards, take a dip in the swimming pool, relax on one of our swings or go on a community hike to the Maghi (fisherman) village. Sun Koshi beach-camp ialso serves as the first river restoration project in Nepal, helping to save our beautiful rivers.
Hemja (north of Pokhara)
Our second riverbase camp is situated in Hemja, north of Pokhara (the Lake City) in Kaski District, Gandaki Zone. You can reach Pokhara from Kathmandu by plane which, takes about 25 minutes, or by bus, which takes about 7-8 hours. Once in Pokhara you can reach our riverbase camp by bus or taxi. It is only situated 10.8km north. This riverbase camp offers you a wide variety of adventure activities, including: rafting, kayaking, ziplining, bungee jumping, mountain biking and trekking. Popular treks can be headed from this location, a gateway to Upper and Lower Mustang and Annapurna Region, where trekking enthusiasts can explore the area, camp and trek. Our sister company, Nature Treks (www.Nature-treks.com), has been providing trekking to our clients with experienced and qualified guides all over Nepal. And Pokhara is one of the most famous destinations for trekking enthusiasts.
Trishuli River Beach
UDN's third riverbase camp, and our latest venture, is the Trishuli River Beach. Currently under construction, it is located just 65km from Kathmandu, on the way to Pokhara. This riverbase offers you the opportunity to negotiate rafting activities in Class IV rapids. It is also our center for rafting departures for expeditions on the Karnali River, aka “The Western Bend.” Additionally, you can hike or take a cable car to explore the famous Hindu Pilgrimage (Manakamana Temple) and even hike to the historical Gorkha Durbar (Palace) of the Late King Prithivi Narayan Shah – both of which are located in Gorkha District.
Nepal at a glance
Better known for its Himalayan massifs, Nepal boasts eight of the world’s 14 highest peaks that exceed 8,000m in altitude. It contains Mt. Everest (8,848m), the world’s highest peak, as well as seven others that rise over 8,000m above sea level. Nepal is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and is, therefore, an important destination for Buddhist pilgrims. It was at Lumbini, as inscribed on the pillar erected by the Indian king Ashoka, that the Buddha was born. Lumbini also has a number of artistic temples built through international support.
Exploring Wild Himalayan Rivers
Paddle hard through countless rapids and cruise the water in between
Two decades of experience running professional river expeditions
Safety kayakars accompany every expeditions, helping swimmers out of trouble
More combined experience than any other rafting company in organizing treks, mountain biking, safaris, ballooning etc.