If not all, Nepal is on the wish list of many honorary river runners across the world. Nepal thrives on Himalayan rivers flowing through the extreme terrain of the country and making steep falls to the lowlands of Terai at the most rapid and extreme condition than most of the rivers on the earth. Such a unique landscape in the country has made it an ideal destination for white water rafting in the world. Many Nepalese rivers have almost all qualities mandated for excellent river rafting, such as continuous natural flow, multiple challenging rapids, a long runnable length, good ascent. Moreover, river rafting in Nepal also bestows one with the combination of exhilarating scenery of the Himalayan range, fascinating flora, and unique cultural exposure other than the thrilling experience of white water rafting.
During the monsoon season, the rivers in Nepal swell and develop rapid currents. Hence, rafting in Nepal during monsoon seasons is to be avoided. Autumn, winter, and spring (September to early December and March to June) are considered to be the safest seasons to raft down the rivers of Nepal. During these periods, the weather is mild and the water is also warm.
- Raftable rivers suitable to beginner to a proficient level
- First-hand glimpses of pristine scenery and rich biodiversity of Nepal
- Availability of experienced guides who follows all safety protocols
- Good deal compared to other international rates
Nepal is a paradise for adventure enthusiasts as the country is filled with dare-devil activities like mountaineering, bungee, paragliding, jungle safaris, and many more. Amongst, the host of thrilling activities, Nepal is also a favorite destination for river runners. The Nepalese rivers that descent fastest and further than most on the planet provide some heart-pounding rafting experiences to the rafters. Its glacier rivers known for their high current around the world makes it perfect for rafting. To top it all, one can enjoy a spectacular view of the Mountain range, exotic flora alongside the dense forest, and experience the colorful culture of locals residing alongside the river in Nepal.
Most Popular River Rafting in Nepal
To date, the government of Nepal has opened sections of 10 rivers for commercial rafting. Nepal offers various grading of raft able rivers ranging from basic to very difficult. The flow of the current of waters in the river determines the difficulty levels of a river. You will find a range of best routes for a beginner level with a short half-day rafting trip to the professionals requiring more than ten days or so of adventure in these monstrous river destinations of Nepal.
Here are a few of the best rivers for rafting in Nepal:
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