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Rafting in Nepal

Rafting in Nepal is one of the most popular tourism activities in the country. Nepal is the second richest country in terms of water resources, as there are more than 1300 rivers and small streams. Whitewater rafting is one of the most exciting water adventure sports in Nepal. Any encounter with the big rivers of Nepal is bound to be both exciting and challenging.

The torrid rapids of the mountain river also allow rafters to glimpse a different aspect of the countryside. River running gives visitors a chance to explore a typical cross-section of the country’s natural and ethno-cultural heritages. The northern part of Nepal is confined by the ever-snowing mountains: Everest, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and numerous other peaks. The melting snows of these mountains make Nepal rich in water resources. This has made the country one of the best countries in the world for whitewater rafting and kayaking.

Nepal is paradise for rafters, its white waters famed for their unparalleled exciting scale. Rafting in Nepal is a never-ending thrill on the untamed rivers; cruising down the rapids, tossed in the crashing waves and swirling across boiling pools is a fast-paced adrenalin rush. Some prefer to take on even more extreme sports, like kayaking through these turbulent waters. The rivers roar as thundering waters always do when coming from the glaciers of great mountains like the Himalaya. The variety of flora and fauna, the cultural heritage and charming smiles of innocent children from different ethnic groups alongside the rivers are awaiting your arrival.

Yatra Himalaya is a professional rafting company well experienced in the organisation of thrilling whitewater rafting trips in Nepal, with an emphasis on safety. Our top preference is to provide quality service with safety to every client. Our rafting guides will give a detailed briefing to all guests on the aspects of rafting and river safety before starting each journey. Safety kayakers are always there on high water expeditions. The main rivers used for rafting are the Trisuli, Seti, Bhote Kosi, Kali Gandaki, Marsyangdi, Sun Kosi, Arun, Karnali and the Tamur – all will provide one of the world’s most thrilling river runs for true adventure lovers.

The waters in Nepal offer something for everybody: Grade 5–5+ rivers with raging whitewater rapids for the adventurous, to Grade 2–3 rivers, with a few rapids for novices. The options include paddling, oaring and kayaking. Paddling requires all on board to participate, with instructions from the river runner. In an oar boat, the guide rows alone, giving participants a chance to observe the surroundings. Kayaking is another way to travel downstream. You can package the river-running itineraries along with trekking, a wildlife safari and a cultural tour in the area. Do not worry about anything; just let us know your requirements. We at Yatra Himalaya are happy to arrange everything; we have all the equipment needed, plus safety equipment/knowledge and well-trained river guides.

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Rafting in Nepal