# Rafting in Nepal - White Water Rafting #
In Nepal, there are numerous fine rivers which offer excellent rafting and kayaking. You can relax and glide through roaring white rapids, in the care of expert river guides. You can find clear sandy beaches to camp or to take meals. There are some nice pools for swimming, but you need to be guided by your River Guide. Longer river trips offer you the best range of scenery and rapids. Longer river trips also allow enough time for participants to develop their rafting skills. Most of the longer river trips in Nepal offer you more excitement and wilderness.
The most popular rivers in Nepal for Rafting are:- Trisuli, Seti, Marshyandi, Kaligandaki, Karnali, Sunkoshi, Tamur, Bhotekoshi etc.
Trisuli River = 1-3days ( grade 3+ )
This River is most popular and easily accessible from Kathmandu and Pokhara. For the first- time rafter it offers plenty of excitement. Many tourists choose this river trip on the way to Royal Chitwan National Park. A trip on this river can be made for various different lengths of time, depending upon the availability of time and interest.
Kaligandaki = 3days (grade 4-5)
This river flows through remote canyons and a deep gorge, which is also known as the deepest gorge in the world. The rafting starts from Maldhunga near Baglung. Maldhunga is about 55 kilometers drive from Pokhara. Some tourists start this rafting trip after they end their Annapurna trek via Tatopani and Beni. Rafting is for 3 days only, because of Kaligandaki hydro- power project.
Seti Khola River = 2days(grade 2-4)
This river starts from Machhapuchere Mountain; it flows through the centre of Pokhara city. But there is a dangerous gorge in the centre part of the city which was made by this river. Thatís why rafting is not possible from Pokhara city. You have to drive to Damauli, which is 50 kilometers from Pokhara on the way to Kathmandu . This river is suitable for first- time rafters and middle- aged people. From Damauli this river winds through vast canyons and untouched tracks of forest, and the trip lasts for two days.
A company called Ker & Downey provides a luxury-tented camp with rafting in this river. Many European and American agents sell this trip .
Bhote Koshi=Two days ( 4-5 )
Sun Koshi=8 to 10 days ( 4-5 )
Karnali =10 days( 4-5 )