River Rafting

About the river
Not far from Kathmandu this is known as the “Pool and Drop” river. With the highway running alongside, it is not always the quietest but it gives you a great insight into Nepalese life on the side of the river with some good rapids to give you that highly sought adventure adrenaline rush.
Day 1
A 6.00am start from your Kathmandu hotel to Kantipur to catch either a Chitwan or Pokhara bound tourist bus that will take us along the highway (for about 5/2 hours) to our starting point at Charaudi. Once here the guides who have been asleep most of the way will spring into action unloading the bus of any gear and then setting up. While they do this you can get changed and relax with a cup of tea in the sunshine. Once the rafts are ready you will be given your equipment (paddle top, lifejacket and paddle) and a detailed safety and paddle talk. Listen carefully for instructions on what to do at your guides commands and the procedures in place to get you back in the boat should you fall out. Then it is onto the river for a bit of practice in the flat water before we start to meet some rapids.
We’ll stop for lunch on a nice sandy beach and enjoy some good food and a bit of relaxation in the sunshine, all in all you will be rafting for about 3 hours including this lunch. Once we arrive at Fishling, our finishing point, you will dry off and get changed ready to meet your transport to a destination of your choice, back to Kathmandu, onto Pokhara or off to Chitwan for a jungle safari.

About the river
Not far from Kathmandu this is known as the “Pool and Drop” river. With the highway running alongside, it is not always the quietest but it gives you a great insight into Nepalese life on the side of the river with some good rapids to give you that highly sought adventure adrenaline rush.
Day 1
A 6.00am start from your Kathmandu hotel to Kantipur to catch either a Chitwan or Pokhara bound tourist bus that will take us along the highway (for about 5/2 hours) to our starting point at Charaudi. Once here the guides who have been asleep most of the way will spring into action unloading the bus of any gear and then setting up. While they do this you can get changed and relax with a cup of tea in the sunshine. Once the rafts are ready you will be given your equipment (paddle top, lifejacket and paddle) and a detailed safety and paddle talk. Listen carefully for instructions on what to do at your guides commands and the procedures in place to get you back in the boat should you fall out. Then it is onto the river for a bit of practice in the flat water before we start to meet some rapids.
We’ll stop for lunch on a nice sandy beach and enjoy some good food and a bit of relaxation in the sunshine, all in all you will be rafting for about 3 hours including this lunch. Once we arrive at the beach where we will be camping, usually near Kuringhat, the guides will unload the boats and then start setting up camp. While you change into your dry clothes they will prepare some hot drinks and snacks and will start looking for driftwood for a campfire. Then they get down to the important task of cooking you a delicious meal to enjoy in this picturesque landscape before heading to bed.
Day 2
Not such an early start this morning, your guides will give you a wakeup call around 8.00am so that you can be ready for breakfast at 8.30am. We aim to be on the river between 9.3010.00am so that we are paddling in the sunshine. Today we will be rafting for 3-4 hours including lunch. Once at Gaighat, our finishing point, you will dry off and get changed ready to meet your transport to a destination of your choice, back to Kathmandu, onto Pokhara or off to Chitwan for a jungle safari.

About the river
Not far from Kathmandu this is known as the “Pool and Drop” river. With the highway running alongside, it is not always the quietest but it gives you a great insight into Nepalese life on the side of the river with some good rapids to give you that highly sought adventure adrenaline rush.
Day 1
A 6.00am start from your Kathmandu hotel to Kantipur to catch either a Chitwan or Pokhara bound tourist bus that will take us along the highway (for about 11/2 hours) to our starting point at Baireni. Once here the guides who have been asleep most of the way will spring into action unloading the bus of any gear and then setting up. While they do this you can get changed and relax with a cup of tea in the sunshine. Once the rafts are ready you will be given your equipment (paddle top, lifejacket and paddle) and a detailed safety and paddle talk. Listen carefully for instructions on what to do at your guides commands and the procedures in place to get you back in the boat should you fall out. Then it is onto the river for a bit of practice in the flat water before we start to meet some rapids.
We’ll stop for lunch on a nice sandy beach and enjoy some good food and a bit of relaxation in the sunshine, all in all you will be rafting for about 4-5 hours including this lunch. Once we arrive at the beach where we will be camping, usually in Badare, the guides will unload the boats and then start setting up camp. While you change into your dry clothes they will prepare some hot drinks and snacks and will start looking for driftwood for a campfire. Then they get down to the important task of cooking you a delicious meal to enjoy in this picturesque landscape before heading to bed.
Day 2
Not such an early start this morning, your guides will give you a wakeup call around 8.00am so that you can be ready for breakfast at 8.30am. We aim to be on the river between 9.30-10.00am so that we are paddling in the sunshine. Today we will be rafting for about 4-5 hours including lunch and we camp at Kuringhat.
Day 3
The day begins in a similar way to yesterday so that we are on the river between 9.30-10.00am. Today we will be rafting for about 3-4 hours including lunch before finishing at Gaighat. Once here you will dry off and get changed ready to meet your transport to a destination of your choice, back to Kathmandu, onto Pokhara or off to Chitwan for a jungle safari.

A really wild ride! Fast, fun, thrilling and just a short hop from Kathmandu. This river flows through one of the most beautiful gorges on Earth. We start on the lower section to get the team paddling well before we take on the might of the upper river the next day.
DAY DESCRIPTION 1  We leave Kathmandu by bus at 7.00am for a 7/2 hour journey to the starting point at Lamosangu, below the dam.  Your trip leader will give you all necessary equipment followed by a safety and paddle demonstration.  We will be on the river for around 7/2 hours including lunch.  We camp just after Sukute beach. Snacks and hot drinks are served after camp set up and changing, followed by dinner around the campfire at about 7.30pm. After dinner your trip leader will tell you tomorrow’s program. 2  Breakfast is served at 8.00am, hot drinks are available when you wake up.  At 9.30am we pack all our gear onto the transport. This will take us to the starting point of the upper section at Panchanubi.  Today we will be rafting for 31/2 hours on some thrilling rapids.  We finish at the dam above Lamosangu. Here we will have lunch before hopping on the bus ready to take us back to Kathmandu.

Rapid grade: 3+/5-

Please note rafting times are dependent on season and water level

Tackle some of the wildest and best loved rapids in Nepal. Just a 7/2 hour picturesque drive from Pokhara, this holy river is known for its beautiful deep gorges, pretty villages, waterfalls and views of the Annapurna’s.
DAY DESCRIPTION 1  We leave Pokhara at 9.00am for a 4 hour journey to our starting point at Beni. Lunch is prepared by our team and served.  Your trip leader will give you all the necessary equipment followed by a safety and paddle talk.  We will be on the river for around 2 hours continuous rafting.  We camp near Baglung Bridge. Snacks and hot drinks are served after changing and camp setup. Dinner is served at around 7.30pm and your trip leader will tell you the program for tomorrow. 2  In the morning breakfast is served at 8.00am. Hot drinks are available as soon as you wake up.  We aim to be on the river by 10-10.30am after camp is packed up.  We will be on the river for around 4-5 hours including lunch.  We camp at Falebas. The program at camp is the same as the previous day. 3  Breakfast program same as previous days.  We aim to be on the river at about 10-10.30am.  Today there is around 4-5 hours rafting.  We camp at Purti Ghat and the program is the same as previous days. 4  Breakfast is served at 7.30 am.  We aim to be on the river by 9-9.30am.  Today we will be on the river for around 1 ½ – 2 hours. We hope to meet a motor boat that we attach the raft to so that we can go a bit quicker on the flat water to Mirmi, our finishing point. Here we will have lunch after changing before getting the bus back to Pokhara, about 5-6 hours away.

Rapid grade: 3+/4+
Please note rafting times are dependent on season and water level

Known locally as the “raging river. This is one of the best short white water experiences in Nepal and definitely for those who like an adrenaline rush.
DAY DESCRIPTION 1  Leave Kathmandu/Pokhara by bus at 6.30am for about 5 hour bus journey. Lunch is given either on the way or at our starting point at Paundi.  We are on the river for about 3 hours, taking on class 3 and 4 rapids, some which we will scout.  At our finishing point at Turture we meet our transport to take us back to Paundi where we camp.  After camp setup and changing we will serve hot drinks and snacks. Dinner is served around 7.30pm and your trip leader will give you the program for tomorrow. 2  Breakfast is served 8.00am, hot drinks are available whenever you wake up.  We aim to have camp packed up and leave Paundi at 9.30am. We take the transport up to Bhulbhule, around 1 ½ hours away.  From here we will be rafting for 3-4 hours, with some rapids to scout.  At our finishing point above the dam in Phaliya Sangu, we serve lunch before getting our transport back to Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Rapid grade: 4+/5+
Please note rafting times are dependent on season and water level
MARSYANDI

With slightly warmer water, amazing scenery and a great variety of bird life this is a beautiful river. The excitement comes from negotiating the many gentle rapids along the way. A great trip for families and those looking for a more gentle adventure.
DAY DESCRIPTION 1  Your trip starts at Damauli, 50km from Pokhara, about 1- 1 ½ hours drive. Here you will be given all necessary equipment and a concise paddle and safety demonstration. We take a minimum of 2 safety kayakers and a safety/gear boat along with our paddle raft on every trip.  Today we will be rafting for 5-6 hours including time for a freshly prepared lunch on a sandy beach.  We camp at Sarang Ghat, 25 km from our starting point. Here we serve snacks and hot drinks after camp set up and changing. Dinner is served at about 7.30pm around the campfire where your trip leader will tell you about the next day’s programme. 2  We serve breakfast at 8.30am with hot drinks available from wake up. Our aim is to be on the river by 9.30am.  Today we will be rafting 12km, approx. 21/2 hours continuous rafting.  We finish at Gaighat where you will be served lunch before meeting your transport to take you to your next destination.

Rapid grade: 2+/3+

Please note rafting times are dependent on season and water level

About the river
The Tamur is one of the most remote rivers in Nepal and one of the best commercial rafting trips in the world. A three day trek to the starting point takes you through beautiful countryside and remote villages down to the river. Also known as “The Jewel in the East” it flows from the run off of the mighty Kanchenjunga before becoming part of the Sapta Kosi at Tribeni. Your trip down the river will be 130km long with some 120 rapids to keep you busy and some amazing scenery when you get the chance to kick back and relax.
Day 1
Leaving Kathmandu early in the morning for a 16 hour bus journey to Dharan where we spend the first night; an ideal time to relax in preparation for the trekking/rafting combination to come.
Day 2
From Dharan we take a shorter truck journey to Basantapur, a hill top market town, arriving midafternoon. Here we will camp, pick up anything we didn’t bring from Kathmandu and organise porters for our trek into the river wilderness.
Day 3-5
In the morning we will meet the porters who will carry our gear along the trail through villages and farms along a picturesque ridge. With the path winding gently up and down through woodlands and meadows up to a 10000 foot pass above the sacred lake Gupha Pokhari. From the ridge you can get views of the magnificent mountains Kanchenjunga, Everest and Makalu. We will stop overnight in camps where our team of porters and staff will provide hearty meals and the local villagers will stand and stare in wonder at what on earth we are carrying with us. On the afternoon of day 5 we will arrive at Dobhan, our rafting starting point. Here we will camp and prepare for the river trip.
Day 6-11
After breakfast we will set up the rafts and your rafting trip leader will give you all rafting safety equipment and a paddle and safety talk. It is important that you listen carefully as approximately the first 20km is one big rapid, no time for a warm up here. This continues for the next 5 days with a little mellow water in the middle. Each day we will paddle for roughly 5 hours, giving us plenty of chances to relax on sandy beaches and gear ourselves up for the next wild rapid. Unlike most rivers the Tamur gets a little steep towards the bottom and on day 11 we will be flushed down this challenging but fun section of rapids, cascading waves and chutes of foam.

DAY DESCRIPTION

  •  We leave Kathmandu by bus for a 31/2 hour journey to the put in pointat Dolalghat, near the Tibetan border.
  • Lunch is served on the riverside while the boats are prepared. After which you will be given a paddle and safety demonstration.
  • We will be on the river for around 3 hours paddling.
  • After camp setup and changing we serve hot drinks and snacks. Dinner is served at 7.30 pm and your trip leader will tell you about tomorrow’s program. 2-7
  •  In the morning we provide breakfast at around 8.00am. Hot drinks are
  • available as soon as you wake up.
  • We aim to be packed up and ready to get on the river by 9.30am.
  • Our rafting times for each day are around 5-6 hours including lunch.
  • Camp program as previous day. 8 • Our breakfast program is as per usual and we aim to be river by
  • 9-9.30am.
  • Today we will be rafting for around 2 1⁄2 hours.
  • At our finishing point in Chatra we serve lunch before meeting our transport (overnight bus) back to Kathmandu * 9 • Arrive Kathmandu 7.00am. *It is possible to come back to Kathmandu by flight from Biratnagar and we can arrange this for you.
  • Rapid grade: 4-/5
  • We can also arrange for clients to go to Pokhara, Chitwan or India at the end of this trip.

DAY DESCRIPTION

10 DAYS

CLASS:IV / IV+

DEPART FROM:Adventure aves Nepal , Pokhara
6am (private bus)

START POINT:Dungeswar / 17 hours from Pokhara
(option to fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj)

FINISH POINT:Chisapani / 13 hours to Pokhara
(option to fly Nepalgunj to Kathmandu)

RETURNS TO:Adventure aves nepal, Pokhara
(private bus)

MEALS:Day 1 = lunch & dinner
Days 2 – 9 = breakfast, lunch & dinner
Day 10 = breakfast

ACCOMMODATION:

7 nights riverside beach camping
1 night hotel outbound
1 night camp or hotel inbound

SEASON:

Open: Sep. – May
Best: Oct. – Nov. and Mar. to April