Rafting the rivers of Nepal is an ideal way of escaping the trappings of everyday life, Nepal's rivers are second to none, originating from the high glaciers of the Himalaya they plunge through the towering gorges and forested foothills on their way to the Indian plains. There are more tranquil stretches in between the white water which provide time to reflect on the natural environment along the way. Like the mountains, rivers are regarded as Gods in Nepal, each will have its own character and reason for being. Days rafting during a vacation to Nepal combine well with trekking whilst also providing a very different Nepali experience. Overnights are based on riverside camps often around a camfire made from driftwood. All necessary equipment is provided by Champawati tours & Travels and each rafting team is led by an experienced raft leader, previous experience is not necessary unless mentioned in the itinerary.
Whatever your desire for adventure, it is easy to find the perfect river in Nepal. With a wide range of difficulties from a gentle 1-day float down the Trisuli river, Seti river, to an exhilarating 10-day adventure through the rapids of the remote Tamur, Arun and Karnali, Budhi gandaki, there is an experience for everyone waiting in Nepal's famous white waters. Nepal's rivers change with the seasons. Each year, after the heavy monsoon rains the waters swell, changing the run of the rivers and the nature of the rapids. New rapids are created, others become more difficult and some simply impossible to navigate. It is important to remember that some of the white water action you are about to read about could have changed by the time you come to run the river. At Champawati river Rafting we are constantly monitoring changes in the rivers and their rapids, so that we can always ensure the safety of our clients and plan expeditions with precision.
Nepal has earned a reputation as one of the best destinations in the world for white water rafting/Kayaking. For the rafting purpose, rivers are graded on a scale of one to six depending on how wild they are. Four grades are considered to be quite challenging without being exceedingly dangerous to the novice rafter. Grade V requires some previous river experiences.