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'Trishuli River  (1 to 2 days)

Season Grading Water Volume
September - December 4 Approx.300 cumecs
January - May 4- Approx.200 cumecs

June - August

4+

Approx 450 cumecs

Location, Transportation and Timetable
The put-in point for Trisuli River Rafting/Kayaking is located just 3 to 3.5 hour drive west of Kathmandu, making it an excellent choice for short trips, or for those who are en route to Pokhara or Chitwan National Park.
The Trisuli can be rafted for 1 to 3 days, 15 - 60 km. Most people do the classic two day trip. The return journey to Kathmandu is 5 hours, to Pokhara is approximately 4 hours and to Chitwan is approximately 1 hour.
Tourist bus transportation to the put-in point, usually Charaudi. (This may differ for longer/shorter trips and depends on the season). Transportation from the take-out point of Trisuli river trip is also arranged to whatever destination is next for you.

Description
The scenery of river Trishuli includes small gorges and a glimpse of the cable car leading to the famous Hindu Temple Manakamana.
For the most of the year the rapids encountered on the Trisuli are straightforward, easily negotiated and well spaced out. Trisuli river is an excellent river for those looking for a short river trip, without the challenge of huge rapids, but with some really exciting rapids, with beautiful scenery and a relatively peaceful environment. During the monsoon months the intensity of the rapids increases and attracts a radically different set of rafters. But there are sections for rafting during the monsoon for those who are looking for simply exciting trip!

Seti River

Season

Grading

Water Volume

September - December

3+

Approx.50 cumecs

January - May

3+

Approx. 20 cumecs

June - August

4+

Approx 100 cumecs

Location, Transportation and Timetable
Damauli, the put-in point for rafting on Seti River is 5 hours from Kathmandu by tourist bus. WhiteWater Nepal arranges transportation for you. The 35 km of river action take 2 days. The take-out point of Seti river trip is at Gaighat and it is approximately 4 - 5 hours drive from both Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Description
The warm and beautiful Seti River passes through stunning jungle scenery, green hills and valleys. It is an excellent river for bird-watchers and those interested in the abundance of nature found on this trip.

This normally gentle river has plenty of small and straightforward rapids. During the monsoon months the intensity of the rapids increases and attracts a radically different set of rafters.

Rafting on Seti River - is an ideal trip for those wanting to experience some of the stunning river scenery in Nepal without the intensity of complex or challenging rapids. The Seti is a very suitable river for family trips and it's the best river to learn kayaking in Nepal.

River Sun Koshi

Season

Grading

Water Volume

September - December

5

Approx.475 cumecs

January - May

5-

Approx.100 cumecs

June - August

Not runable

Approx 1200 cumecs

Location, Transportation and Timetable
Dumja, instead of Dolalghat, new put-in point for Sun Kosi River Rafting/Kayaking trip, is about 3 hour drive east of Kathmandu. "WhiteWater Nepal (P)LTD" provides private transport to the put-in point of Sun Kosi river trip. The 235 km. of river action can take either 7 or 9 days, it depends on the season. There is an orientation meeting early in the evening before the trip, providing you with an opportunity to ask any further questions you may have, to meet your fellow rafters and also your guide and team.
The return journey from the take-out point of rafting/kayking on Sun Koshi River - Chatara, in far south east of the country, takes approximately 16 hours to Kathmandu. It is also possible to arrange a flight from Biratnagar (1 hour road journey from Chatara), flight takes around 50min. to Kathmandu and it's on additional cost.

Description
Sun Koshi river rafting/kayaking - classic river trip is famous for being one of the top ten river journeys in the world. The ever changing scenery helps to ensure that every day on the river is exciting and different. The beginning of the trip sees high mountains, open valley, forests and small remote villages. The final days bring you to open plains and the thriving village of Chatara.

The rapids encountered at the beginning of the river trip are fairly relaxed class 3, giving an excellent opportunity for great teamwork to really develop. As the Sun Kosi winds its way across the country the size of the rapids increase and it is not unknown for villagers watching from the riverbank to lose sight of the raft in the huge waters!
Sun Kosi river rafting/kayaking is an ideal trip for those wanting to combine peaceful stretches of stunning scenery, some great and challenging rapids and the experience of a lengthy trip where lifelong friendships can often begin.

River Marsyandi (1 - 3 days)

Season

Grading

Water Volume

September - December

5-

Approx. 225 cumecs

January - May

4+

Approx. 100 cumecs

June - August

Not Run

Approx. 450 cumecs

Location, Transportation and Timetable
Nagdi or Bhulbhule, the put in points for Marsyandi River Rafting/Kayaking is 5 to 6 hours drive by bus west of Kathmandu to the river side. If you start from Nagdi than Porters transport all the rafting equipment and other necessities for the river trip and you'll have around 2 hour trek. Transportation from Pokhara can also be arranged. The 35 km of river action takes 2 days . Bus transportation is provided from the take-out point of Marsyandi river trip at Bimalnagar to either Kathmandu (5 hours) or Pokhara (2.5 hours). There is a orientation meeting early in the evening before the trip, providing you with an opportunity to ask any questions you may have, to meet your fellow rafters and also your guide and team.

Description
The views on the half day trek to the put in point for rafting/kayaking on Marsyandi river is an excellent preparation for the wonderful scenery that this trip offers. Marsyandi rafting/kayaking is known as one of the best white water journeys in the world. The river rages through narrow gorges and canyons and past stunning Annapurna Mountains.

The challenging grade 4 to 5- rapids begin on day one and are practically continuous to the take-out point, with steep, technical and thrilling rides through Himalayan scenery.

Marshyangdi River is an ideal choice for those wanting an intense and extreme rafting trip and is better suited to those who have had previous rafting experience. The half day trek is a plus point to the uniqueness of this journey.

River Karnali

Season

Grading

Water Volume

September - December

5

Approx.550 cumecs

January - May

5-

Approx. 300 cumecs

June - August

Not runable

Approx. 1350 cumecs

Location, Transportation and Timetable
From Kathmandu to Kalyandada via Birendranagar involves a 22 hour bus journey. (Or a one hour flight to Birandranagar, on additional cost, then a 2 hour bus journey). From Kalyandada there is a 2 to 3 hour trek to Kareleghat, the put-in point for rafting on Karnali river. Porters transport all the rafting equipment and other necessities for the river trip. The 180km river action takes between 6 to 7 days. Bus transportation is provided from the take-out point of Karnali river rafting at Chisapani to either Pokhara (10 hours) or Kathmandu (16 hours). There is a orientation meeting early in the evening before the trip, providing you with an opportunity to ask any questions you may have, to meet your fellow rafters and your raft guide and team.

Description
The lowland trek combined with some of the most beautiful canyons found in Nepal makes Karnali rafting/kayaking one of the most memorable river trips available in this country and it is often a favorite river trip of guides and rafters alike. There is a wide variety of fauna and flora including dense forests, jungle and also remote villages.

After monsoon rains the rapids of Karnali river are demanding and huge, though relatively straightforward. As the river flows through some quite narrow canyons the flow of the water increases, as does the frequency of the rapids. In low water the demands on the rafter are more technical, though equally exciting.

Karnali rafting is an ideal trip for those wanting a more unique experience of Nepal, stunning scenery, great river action and all the benefits of a long river trip in Nepal. It has the added advantage of the take out point being ideally situated for those wishing to visit Bardia National Park. Karnali river is one of the best river in Nepal for fishing!

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