Nepal is country of mountains and it has plenty of mountain rivers. So rafting is very popular in Nepal rivers. There are many rivers in Nepal for rafting but the Sunkoshi, the Trishuli and the Kaligandaki are major ones. Sunkishi river was rated as the world’s top 10 rafting rivers by Adventure Travel Magazine.
Rafting is highly dependent on season and monsoon is the worst time for rafting as conditions are damp, trails are muddy and rivers are often too high. From October, when the monsoon ends, the conditions are perfect. The weather is superb,the scenery is green. Spring is best season for rafting as the weather is warmer and the melting snow means fast- flowing water.
There are many rafting companies in Kathmandu. They will offer you all needs and you don’t need any preparations if you like to go for rafting. The operator will costs you from $25 -$75+ a day and one trip generally takes 3 to 9 days. Below is introduction to rafting rivers in Nepal.
Probably it is the most popular river in Nepal.this river starts north-west of Kathmandu and flows south and then south-west of Marsyangdi River. it then follows south to the Terai.
This is even good for inexperienced persons bacause it is gentle one. it will take 3-7 days a trip in trishuli River.
The Sunkoshi flows southward from the himalaya and then turns west and flows right across Nepal. The Sunkoshi ans the river which join into it flow down from some of the highest mountains of the Homalaya. Rafting trip goes through a variety of country, includin widw valleys and deep gorges, and past small villages where dugout canoes are used as transport across the river. From the mountain pines forests in the high country you evenually emerge in the green and fertile lowlands of Terai.
Nepal – map rafting rivers :
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