The rivers open for rafting in Nepal are : the tamur, arun, dudh koshi, lirku, tama koshi, sun koshi and indravati of the koshi river system in eastern nepal, The kali ganadki, budi gandaki, marsyangdi, trishuli, seti,, madi and daraundi of the gandaki river system ; the humla Karnali seti Karnali , bheri and mugu Karnali of the Karnali river system in far western Nepal .
A typical day on the river
typically, on the first day, rothers are driven to the put-in point which is the actual starting point of the river trip. In a few cases, the approach may also involve a short hike before arriving at the river bank. before embarking on the trip, the guide will brief after rafters on the dos and don’t of rafting. He will then teach how to use a paddle and to follow his instruction while on the river (where paddles are used , which are important for steering the raft through rapids). Paddle are fun as everyone plays a part in guideline the raft. But there are also trips when only the guide uses oars, thus taking complete control of the boat, single handedly. using paddles inculcates team sprit as cooperation among rafters is essential for steering the boat. The guide also instructs on safety and the importance of wearing helmets and life jackets.
In the afternoon , tents are set up on a suitable beach along the river if the trip lasts longer than a day. Nepal is blessed with white sandy beaches among most of its rivers. The evenings are spent exchanging experiences by the bonfire while dinner is being prepared. After a good rest , the trip resumes the next day after breakfast. during stops, there may be time for exploring the surroundings wildlife viewing or simply a relaxing swim.