RAFTING

Whitewater Rafting : White water rafting is negotiating river rapids and obstacles in an inflatable rubber boat with a team of up to eight people and a river guide. Rivers are graded from easy to near-impossible according to their size, the intensity of their rapids and the difficulties that may affect rescue attempts.

Whitewater Rafting in Nepal
Whatever your desire for adventure, it is easy to find the perfect river in Nepal. With a wide range of difficulties from a gentle A day float down the Trisuli river, to an exhilarating 10-day adventure through the rapids of the remote Tamur and Karnali, 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 WWN 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...

Short Rafting Trips
Short trips take between one and four days and do not involve any trekking. Some of these trips involve less challenging white water and are ideally suited to first time rafters and families. Others attract experien-ced thrill-seekers with their world-class rapids

Long Rafting Trips
Our longer trips take you into some of Nepal’s most remote areas. Often they begin with short treks to the river. On these treks we employ local porters to carry our gear and supplies, so all you need to carry are your own personal belongings.
CampingMany of our long trips finish close to some of our less easily accessible National Parks and Wildlife Reserves (the Karnali trip actually finishes in the Bardia National Park). So you may wish to combine your rafting trip with a safari adventure and go in search of our native tigers, bears and rhinos!


River Safety
WhiteWater Nepal takes the safety and security of all its clients very seriously. It is our primary concern and reflected in every aspect of your time with us.

  • All our guides are licensed, trained in CPR, first aid and advanced river rescue techniques.
  • All our equipment is world class, up to date and carefully maintained.
  • We use Avon self-bailing rafts.
  • We always use safety kayakers or double catamaran team on every trip.
  • We prepare all food with the utmost attention to hygiene.
  • Whenever possible we use our own WWN private minibus and driver.


We provide
Before your trip you will be invited to an orientation meeting in order to meet the rest of your paddling team, WhiteWater Nepal Crews (Guides and Safety Team who will be on your trip). At this meeting there will be opportunities for you to ask any questions that you may have and discuss any personal requirements, such as a special diet or medical conditions that could affect your time with us.
- We have our own private transportation to take you to and from the river. When our own coach is not available then we provide a privately booked alternative.
- We provide plentiful, hygienically prepared and wholesome food and drinks.
- Along with our high quality self-bailing rafts, we provide helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits (during winter), lifejackets, dry bags, camera barrels, all necessary safety and medical equipment. Tents and sleeping mats are also provided. Sleeping bags can be supplied upon request.
-All our equipment is of the highest quality, clean and well maintained.


What to Bring
In some ways it is best to bring as little as possible to the river. There are however, some essential personal items that you may need.
- Light weight clothing that will dry quickly, eg. shorts, t-shirt, swim wear for on the river.
- Warm clothing for the evenings including a fleece or a pullover.
- Sunscreen and lip protector.
- Sunglasses (with retaining device) and/or a cap.
- Towel.
- Toiletries (environmentally friendly is best!) and any personal medication.
- Flashlight.
- Footwear that will stay on in the river, ‘Tevas’ or tennis shoes are best.

You may also want to consider bringing:
- Camera, spare film and batteries
- Walkman/Discman
- Spare glasses/contact lenses
- A book to read
- Your diary and a pen!
- Snack treats/cigarettes
- A small amount of money
- A positive attitude!

What You Need to tell Us
Please tell us if you are a non-swimmer or not very confident in the water. Also it is essential that you inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your well being on the trip. Don’t forget to request vegetarian or other special meals if required.