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Rafting in Nepal

Blessed with the perennial fast flowing rivers, Nepal stands as the best destination for the whitewater river rafting. Nepal propounds the adrenaline whitewater river rafting on the fast-flowing rivers including Trishuli, Bhotekoshi, Marsyangdi, Kaligandaki, Sunkoshi, and Arun. All of these rivers descend faster and further than most rivers on the planet, guaranteeing the presence of exciting rapids that are ideal for boating and kayaking.

Rafting in Trishuli

Trishuli River is the most popular river for rafting in Nepal. As the river is easily accessible from Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan the Trishuli comes as the first choice in terms of rafting. The river has impressive gorges, moderate white water, exciting rapids of class III along with some easier sections.
The rafting point starts from Charaudi which can be reached in about 2-3 hours from Kathmandu. Those looking for a short river trip, without the challenge of huge rapids, but with some really exciting rapids may opt for Trishuli which also offers beautiful scenery and a relatively peaceful environment.

Class: III / III+
Start Point: Charaudi (3 hrs drive from Kathmandu)
Season: All year round

Rafting in Marsyangdi

Marsyangdi offers the short most exciting whitewater adventure escaping the crowd. The raging river Marsyangdi rises on the northern slopes of the Annapurna Himalaya, flows east through an arid valley around Manang, and then flows south to join the Trisuli river at Mugling. The river is filled with steep, challenging, and continuous rapids of class IV and -V.
The rafting point starts from Bhule Bhule which is a 3 and half hour drive from Pokhara. The rafting also offers the spectacular sceneries of majestic mountains including Manaslu and Annapurna massifs throughout the trip.

Class: IV / -V
Start Point: Bhule Bhule (3 and a half hrs drive from Pokhara)
Season: Nov – May

Rafting in Bhotekoshi

Bhoteskoshi rafting is a challenging and enthralling water trip that provides the rafters with a wonderful experience of rafting through some of the most breathtaking valleys and gorges. It is the steepest river that is rafted in Nepal, with continuous rapid action making this river a full-on commitment and a huge adrenaline rush.
The rafting point starts from Baseri which is a 4-hour drive from Kathmandu. The rafting is filled with rapids of class 3, 4, and 4+ which rushes your blood and gives you an adrenaline adventure.

Class: III / IV / IV+
Starting Point: Baseri (4 hrs drive from Kathmandu)
Season: Sep – June

Other famous rivers for rafting in Nepal include:

Rafting in Upper Seti River

Class: III+ / IV
Start Point: Bamboo Bridge (30 minutes drive from lakeside)
Season: Oct – June

Rafting in Kaligandaki River

Class: III+ / IV
Start Point: Maldunga ( 3 hrs drive from Pokhara)
Season: Sep – June

Rafting in Karnali River

Class: IV / IV+
Start Point: Dungeswar (17 hrs drive from Kathmandu)
Season: Sep-May

Rafting in SunKoshi River

Class: III+ / IV
Start Point: Dolalghat ( 3 hrs drive from Kathmandu)
Season: Sept to June