Nepal is a river Runner’s paradise –
no other country has such a choice of multi-day trips, away from roads, in such magnificent mountains surroundings with warm rivers, a semi-tropical climate, impressive geography, exotic cultures, wildlife and friendly welcoming people!(and no nasty biting insects).
But its not just the rivers – as anyone who has been there will tell you, Nepal is a magnificent holiday its own right – a fairy tale land of temples, mountains, dramatic festivals, exotic culture, colorful people, medieval villages, superb craft shopping, great food and sights – the bonus is some of the World,s best rivers!
Forget the image of hard ‘Expedition’ boating – yes, there are a few rivers like y=this – but Nepal is just an outstanding holiday destination for the average recreational kayaker: most of the rivers in Nepal are class 2 to 4 and you don’t have to be anyone special to come rafting or kayaking in Nepal. Everyone we know has enjoyed his – or her – holiday here, but the one thing you so need to bring is the right mental attitude.
Rafting in Nepal is usually a “wilderness’ experience in that most rivers don’t have highways alongside them – but it’s soft, tamed, wilderness with white beaches for camping, clean blue rivers, friendly locals and few ‘nasties’. Someone described Nepal as “Blissful escapism”.
Incredibly inexpensive,Nepal is a peaceful democratic country where rafters and Kayakers get a warm welcome as one of the best form of Ecotourism.
-White Water Nepal