Explore Himalayan Rivers

Himalayan rivers, cr-peakwater.org

Himalayan rivers, cr-peakwater.org

River Rafting is one of the most exciting ways of exploring the nooks and crannies of Nepal. Option ranges from paddle rafting as a team to Luxury Safari -Style trip where staff is provided to address the group needs to Kayaking alone in the waters. Nepal is a heaven for river adventure lover, no other countries has a such of choice multi -day trips, away from roads, such magnificent mountain surroundings, with warm rivers, a semi tropical climate, impressive geography, exotic cultures, wildlife and friendly welcoming people! But it’s not just the rivers – as anyone who has been there will tell you, Nepal is a tremendous holiday in its own right – a fairy tale land of temples, mountains, dramatic festivals, exotic culture, colorful people, medieval villages, superb craft shopping, great food and sights – the bonus is some of the World’s best rivers!

Rafting in Nepal is usually a ‘wilderness’ experience in that most rivers don’t have highways alongside them – but it’s a soft, tamed, wilderness with white beaches for camping, clean blue rivers, friendly locals and few ‘nastiest’ – someone described it as ‘blissful escapism’! Incredibly inexpensive, Nepal is a peaceful democratic country where rafters and kayakers get a warm welcome as one of the best forms of ecotourism. White water rafting means cruising down a rushing river in an inflatable rubber boat or white water kayak over crashing waves and swirling rapids for the excitement of a lifetime. Nepal has earned a reputation as one of the best destinations in the world for white water rafting. Nepal’s thundering waters, coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalaya, provide unmatched thrills for rafting and immersing oneself in the landscape. A rafting trip is bound to be the highlight of your stay in the country.

Rivers are graded on a scale of one to six, with one being a swimming pool and six a one-way ticket to your maker. Four is considered to be quite challenging without being exceedingly dangerous to the novice rafter.

The Rivers :

Here we have mentioned the some River trips. Some of five rivers need previous experience. As you see on the map, there are many rivers for Rafting but not all are navigable. Therefore hereafter follows a summary of the rivers which we navigate and which you can find on the map of Nepal.

  • Karnali (lower) Far Western Nepal
  • Trisuli River Central Nepal
  • Arun River Eastern Nepal
  • Bheri River Western Nepal
  • Kali Gandaki River mid Western Nepal
  • Sun khosi Eastern Nepal
  • Seti River Central Nepal
  • Tamur River Far Eastern Nepal
  • Marshyangdi River Central Nepal
  • Bhote Koshi River Eastern Nepal
Climate & Seasons:

Nepal’s climate is dictated by the monsoon which arrives in June and usually finishes in late September. The monsoon brings torrential rains that flood the rivers so most people wouldn’t want to be kayaking or rafting at this time. Peak season for tourists and for rafting is probably October through November: the monsoon is over, everything is very green, rivers are moderately high but dropping, temperatures are warm and skies are clear with fine mountain views. Winter months from late December through to early February are cold, but skies are still clear and river levels will be low. Lots of river running groups come out over Christmas and have a great time, but you certainly should expect cold water and perhaps think in terms of wet suits and dry tops. From late February through to early April is also a good time for river running – river levels are reliably low, air temperature warm, rivers warm and blue. The disadvantage is that the air is often hazy: you cannot be assured of stunning mountain views and there may be an occasional shower of rain. In the past, many kayakers and rafters have visited Nepal over the Christmas holiday, when the facts seem to suggest that Easter might he a better time.

River Classification: Class 1: Easy Moving water with occasional small rapids. Few or no obstacles

Class 2: Moderate Small rapids with regular waves, some maneuvering required but easy to navigate

Class 3: Difficult Rapids with irregular waves and hazards that need avoiding. More difficult maneuvering required but routes are normally obvious, scouting from the shore is occasionally necessary

Class 4: Very Difficult Large rapids that require careful maneuvering. Dangerous hazards, scouting from the shore is often necessary and rescue is usually difficult .Kayakers should be able to roll turbulent water and large irregular waves map rafts. In the event of mishap there is significant risk of loss, damage and injury.

Class 5: Extremely Difficult Long and very violent rapids with sever hazards , continuous, powerful, confused water, make route finding difficult and scouting from the shore is essential, precise maneuvering is critical and for Kayakers, rolling ability needs to be 100 percent .Rescue is very difficult or impossible and in the event of mishap there is a significant Hazard to life.

Class 6: Nearly impossible Difficulties of class five carried to the extreme of navigability. Migt possibly( but not probably) be run by a team, of exports at the River water level, in the right conditions, with all possible safety precautions, but still with considerable hazard to life.

Popularity of Rafting:

The River of Nepal take you away from busy trekking route and penetrate the heart of rural, road less unspoiled natural heritage of Nepal.

  • rafting offers an attractive alternate to Trekking, if you do not enjoy walking, it offers the country from Different View point
  • Rafting Leaves no footprint, has minimal ecological effects and causes little disruption to the social patterns of Social Life.
  • Through Rafting, you can see a lot of wildlife on the right and left of River, enjoying them self their life
  • Rafting includes not only water sport; it includes:- temples, Peoples, Culture, festivals, medieval villages, picturesque scene, wildlife and adventure.
  • Nepal believes, to be the paradise for River Lovers, unique geographical setting, has it made possible highest snow mountain to Deepest gorges.
  • Other country in the world, doest not have this possibilities
  • If you are alone, no need to worry to organize group, just think inquiry us, we will organize the Group. In the group we have both man & Women.

If you want to take these tours, Contact Nepal Travel  and contact Raju Thapa  @info@nepaltravels.com.

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