- White Water Rafting
in Nepal are a unique experience. First time white-water
rafters and experienced kayakers find traveling
in Nepal by river offers spectacular views and
interaction with centuries-old cultures Whether
you choose an exhilarating, inspirational expedition
or a relaxing float with the entire family.
Nepal - an Introduction
If you have never been on a river journey in Nepal
before, you're in for an amazing experience. Very
little in Nepal resembles life anywhere else in
the world. This is a place of deep religious customs,
the most radical topography on earth, and one
of the least developed infrastructures in the
world. Most of the populations of Nepal are subsistence
farmers, living many days walk from the nearest
road. There is no better way to see Nepal than
on a river trip, which by its very nature is the
essence of escapism. Be warned - once you start
on this journey, it may be hard to quit.
One of the fascinating things about Nepal is that
in the space of a hundred miles you can go from
the coldest and most bitter conditions on Earth
to the sweltering heat of the North Indian Plain.
Nepal has everything from the brutal wind-swept
Himalayan peaks to humid tropical jungles. In
general it is best to plan for subtropical to
temperate conditions on the rivers. The Karnali
is on the Temperatures in the daytime range from
25-32 degrees Celsius, with evenings being 8 to
10 degrees cooler. Expect typical Northern Hemisphere
seasons, with a monsoon thrown in. Most people
are surprised to find that Nepal is actually the
same latitude as Florida or Egypt, the extremes
in temperature and climate are all due to altitude
The most important and simple thing you can do
to prevent serious illness in Nepal is to arrive
properly immunized. Antibiotics and other medications
are available in Nepal without a prescription
and at a fraction of the cost of the rest of the
world. You do, however, need to know the chemical
name (not the brand name) of what you want, as
well as the dosages and side effects.
Dysentery, either amoebic or bacterial,
is the normal ailment that travelers to Nepal
are stuck with. With this in mind, be careful
of where and what you eat in Kathmandu or Pokhara
before the trip. Sanitation is a top priority
on our raft trips, and almost without exception
all illnesses which occur on the river are brought
from Kathmandu or Pokhara.
If you have any relevant medical
conditions, please make sure they are listed on
your booking form. Also, make them known to your
guide and the trip leader when you meet them in
PROVIDED BY US
Perhaps the most important thing: 15 years experience
running professional river expeditions in Nepal
and worldwide. In the last eight years of operation
in Nepal we have run every commercial first descent
of rivers in Nepal. We run high water trips on
all Nepal's wild rivers and these experience shows
in all we do.
- Expedition elements include professional
guides and leadership, private ground transportation,
porters and permits.
- Tasty and carefully prepared
western meals, rum punch, tea, coffee and snacks.
We always offer a vegetarian option and can
cater to special diets.
- State-of-the-art Equipment: self
bailing rafts, lifejackets, helmets, wetsuits
on certain rivers, dry bags for gear, tents,
and camera barrels.
- Not included are bottled/alcoholic
beverages, any kind of insurance, visa costs,
and expenses of a personal nature.