There are about nine rivers used for whitewater rafting in Nepal. Rafting experiences here vary from easy beginners’ routes with just enough excitement to make it fun, to the full-on and downright breathtaking rafting routes for real adrenalin junkies.
In terms of length of trip, you can take rafting trips of a couple of hours up to many days.
A great trip for people wanting a bit of adventure, but having little or no experience, is a 1-day rafting trip on the Trisuli River. A nice way to do this is to start rafting in the afternoon, then camp on the riverbanks overnight, then continue the next morning. This fits in particularly nicely if you’re travelling from Kathmandu to Chitwan, as you can do this on the way.
All the equipment is given to you, and you have a good team with you including a very experienced rafting guide, and a support team of cooks and helpers so that your lunch and camp and dinner are all organised for you.
Even for non-rafters this makes a lovely little adventurous addition to your Nepal holiday.
Tribes directors, Amanda & Guy Marks, did the Trisuli overnight trip with their children, so if you want to chat about it, by all means call to talk to one of them.
There are many rivers where you can go rafting in Nepal. We recommend a 2-day rafting trip on the Trisuli River, between Kathmandu and Chitwan.
There are 3 main rafting seasons in Nepal: spring (February to the end of May), summer (mid-June to the end of August) and autumn (September to mid-December). Rivers flow at their fastest after the annual monsoon rains (June to August).
Rafting trips can last anything from a day to 10 days, and can vary between a gentle river experience suitable for children and beginners to a full-on white water adventure with world-class rapids. The rafts used are inflatable rubber boats which can take up to 8 people and a river guide.
A really varied adventure in Nepal - sightseeing, trekking, whitewater rafting and wildlife viewing.
A bit disappointed that the rapids weren't as large as we had expected although our guide and his crew were fantastic. Still a very enjoyable trip down the river and camping under the stars (or rain in our case :)). Great food.
Tribes Response: The water levels and size of the rapids do vary at different times of the year. In September, the rapids are not very large, but they become larger after the winter snow start to melt.