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Kayaking in Nepal

Nepal is an exotic friendly country with many whitewater rivers, consisting both easy as well as more difficult. It has something for everyone, and is suited to all pockets, but it can be particularly recommended for it's magnificent multi-day trips. Probably among Young Heart Paddlers and whitewater adrenaline thrill seekers Kayaking in Nepal gives chance to experience and taste of real Himalayan splash flow together encounter with typical local cultures and ethnical life styles are truly exploration.

Whether you are a beginner looking for an introduction to river kayaking or an experienced paddler seeking challenges, you will surely get what you are looking for in Nepal.


Rafting Star and Kayaking

Being a white-water adventure company Rafting Star has specialized itself in every whitewater activities known to exist and Kayaking is one of them. Running Kayaking operation in unexplored rivers of Nepal to taking part and winning in the Kayaking events & rodeos held on shadows of Great Himalayan Range our team have done it all.

Rafting Star Team consists of some of the finest Whitewater Guides which Nepal can offer, whose expertise ranges from whitewater activities to even peak climbing. Founding member and team leader of Rafting Star Mr.Endra Bahadur Rai has also been on the Top of The world Mt.Everest not once but twice. For us adventure is a holy pursuit & we follow it religiously, our goal is to introduce the joy of whitewater adventure to the world. Every year we organize different expedition trips and help our community grow bigger by providing kayaking, rafting and canyoning training & courses to the both Nepalese and foreigner. Our courses take place on the Himalayan rivers allowing you to truly experience Nepal and enjoy the diversity of our scenery, culture and outstanding white water!

 

 

 

 

 

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR BEGINNER KAYAKING COURSE IN NEPAL???

Kayak Training at camp swimming pool

River Location: Sunkoshi River

Cost : 80$ per day ( Note: Minimum 3 Person )

Rafting Star team provides you a golden opportunity to learn KAYAKING from the team of experienced kayak instructor to fulfill your dream. Our beginner's kayaking course along with our experienced team will provide you with enough support during the course of the training.

Here, we provide you with 4 days beginners kayak course description which will give you enough ideas about our courses.

*Day 1st: Morning Departure from Kathmandu to Rafting Star Camp (2 hrs Drive private transportation). Camp briefing, breakfast and equipment selection will be done after reaching camp. After lunch heading towards our swimming pool where you will be given general introduction about kayak and kayaking with instructor you will learn variety of basic paddling skills such as basic paddling strokes, kayak carry, wet exit etc.

*Day 2nd: After Breakfast we will head towards river for downstream paddling where you will learn river running skills, rive signal, eddy in/out, Eskimo roll and after training we return back to camp. After Lunch and some rest we will continue kayaking.

*Day 3rd: After Breakfast we will drive to Indrawati River. We will practice river running skill, rapid scouting, safe and fun run, T-rescue, Kayak Rolls. We will spent up to 5-6 hrs in River practicing our skills.

*Day 4th: We will follow pretty much the same routine as the 3rd day, but we will Practice in Bhotekoshi river from Balefi to Dolalghat ( 4 hrs in river) . After lunch drive back to Kathmandu.

SUNKOSHI RIVER KAYAK COURSE FOR 4 DAYS. (MULTI DAY BEACH CAMPING)

"Helping Hand" Starting point of Indrawati River

*Day 1st: Morning Departure from Kathmandu to Rafting Star Camp (2 hrs Drive private transportation). Camp briefing, breakfast and equipment selection will be done after reaching camp. After lunch heading towards river with instructor to learn variety of basic paddling skills such as basic paddling strokes, kayak carry, wet exit, self rescue, T-rescue, ferry cross etc.

*Day 2nd: After breakfast we will paddle Sunkoshi River Downstream, where we will practice river running skills, river signals, eddy in/out, Eskimo roll etc and after short lunch break and rest we will practice those same skills again and continue paddling. Rapid includes II-III grade. We will camp at the soft beautiful sandy beach of Sunkoshi River. You will be accompanied by Oar raft and a comprehensive river crew of Rafting Star. We will spend 6 hrs in water.

*Day 3: Next morning continue Kayaking, after breakfast, rapids includes Grade II-III rapids. We will practice river running skill, rapid scouting, safe and fun run, T-rescue, Kayak Rolls. We will spent up to 6 hrs in River. Camping at beach.

*Day 4: We will paddle downstream and finish the trip at Nepalthok, After some good stretch paddling of river  will take out, we will have lunch and load all the equipments in bus/van. 3 hrs drive to Kathmand

"Brush up" your skill!!

Single File at Sunkoshi River

This Course is for those who are already familiar with the basic A B C D of kayaking and are willing to take their Kayaking skills to the next level. You will join our paddling team and follow us as we take you to the magnificent rivers of Nepal, camping in the beach sides, interacting with the ethnic and nomadic tribes as you slowly revise your rusty skills and build confidence in a relaxed supportive environment.

Custom made program will be presented to you considering your skills, experience and time-frame. You will have the option to choose from variety of rivers according to your test and skill. And through out the journey you will be escorted and accompanied by guides and kayaking instructors who will help you brush up your Kayaking skills and river knowledge. This is great value, with the added attraction of being able to casually mention that you learned to Kayak in the Himalayas, great for your social media profile!

Bhote Koshi River

Difficulty in Nov:  4+ (5)

From:                      Boderland Resort (Alt. 1020m)

To:                           The Dam (Alt. 760m)

Distance:                 17 km

River Days:             1-2

From Kathmandu: 5 hours

Av. Gradient:          16m/km (80ft a mile)

Volume in Nov:       40cms (1200cfs)

Best Season:            Oct-Nov, Mar-May

Kayaking In Bhote Koshi                                                                                                                                             

The Bhotekoshi River offers intense and challenging kayaking that is very accessible from Kathmandu. Most paddlers new to the river have commented that it's been harder than they expected: "hard, technical, challenging","hugely enjoyable but 'full on' and not a play river". This is probably because it's steep and continuous with one rapid leading into another.

Upper Sun Koshi from Khadichaur

Difficulty in Nov:  Class 3+

From:                      Khadichour (Alt. 730m)

To:                           Rafting Star Camp (Alt. 640m)

Distance:                17 km

River Days:             1

From Kathmandu: 3 hours

Av. Gradient:          6m/km (30ft/m)

Volume in Nov:       90cms (3200cfs)

Best Season:            Oct-Dec

 

Upper Sun Koshi from Khadichaur

Difficulty in Nov:  Class 3+

From:                      Khadichour (Alt. 730m)

To:                           Rafting Star Camp (Alt. 640m)

Distance:                17 km

River Days:             1

From Kathmandu: 3 hours

Av. Gradient:          6m/km (30ft/m)

Volume in Nov:       90cms (3200cfs)

Best Season:            Oct-Dec

 

Balephi/Jalbirae Khola

Difficulty in Nov:  Class 4- (4+)

From:                      Chanoute (Alt. 1000m)

To:                           Balephi (Alt. 670m)

Distance:                17 Km (11 miles)

River Days:             1 day

From Kathmandu: 1 day

Av. Gradient:          11mlkm (55ft a mile)

Volume in Nov:       25cms (900cfs)

Best Season:            Oct-Nov, Feb-May

 

Indrawati River

Difficulty in Nov:   2

From:                      Sipaghat (Alt. 730m)

To:                           Dolalghat(Alt. 625m)

Distance:                19 km (12 miles)

River Days:             Half

From Kathmandu: 2-3hrs

Av. Gradient:          5m/km (25ft a mile)

Volume in Nov:       40cms (1400cfs)

Best Season:            Oct-Dec, Feb- May

About Indrawati River

The Indrawati river Drains the Helambu Region, the valleys to the north east of Kathmandu. This Is the Ideal 'first trip' for beginner, it has helpful current, numerous small rapids, well defined eddies and clean eddy lines. The lower volume of this river means that you don't get the pushy water and boiling eddy lines that you get on bigger rivers - a real confidence booster for the novice paddler.

 

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