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Whatever your desire for adventure, it is easy to find the perfect river in Nepal. With a wide range of difficulties from a gentle 1-day float down the Trishuli river, Seti river, to an exhilarating 10-day adventure through the rapids of the remote Tamur, Arun 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 Mountain River Rafting, 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
Nepal has earned a reputation as one of the best destinations in the world for white water rafting. For the rafting purpose, rivers are graded on a scale of one to six depending on how wild they are. Four grades are considered to be quite challenging without being exceedingly dangerous to the novice rafter. Grade 5 requires some previous river experiences.
|River Name||Best Season||Grade*||Water Flow||Put In Point||Take Out Point|
|TRISHULI (1-3 DAYS)||Sep - Dec||4||300||Caraudi||Gaighat|
|Jan - May||4-||250||Charaudi||Gaighat|
|Jun - Aug||4+||450||Baireni||Gaighat|
|SETI KHOLA (2 DAYS)||Sep - Dec||3||50||Damauli||Gaighat|
|Jan - May||2||20||Damauli||Gaighat|
|Jun - Aug||4||100||Damauli||Gaighat|
|BHOTE KOSI (2 DAYS)||Sep - Dec||5-||100||Baseri||Dolalghat|
|Jan - May||4+||50||Baseri||Dolalghat|
|Jun - Aug||lower section||180||Dam||Dolalghat|
|KALI GANDAKI (3 DAYS)||Sep - Dec||4+||500||Nayapul||Dam|
|Jan - May||4||200||Nayapul||Dam|
|Jun - Aug||Nr||1000||Nayapul||Dam|
|MARSHYANGDI (4 DAYS)||Sep - Dec||5-||250||Nagdi||Bimalnagar|
|Jan - May||4||100||Nagdi||Bimalnagar|
|Jun - Aug||NR||450||Nagdi||Bimalnagar|
|SUN KOSI ( 8-10 DAYS)||Sep - Dec||5||475||Dolalghat||Chatara|
|Jan - May||5-||300||Dolalghat||Chatara|
|Jun - Aug||NR||1200||Dolalghat||Chatara|
|KARNALI (10 DAYS)||Sep - Dec||5||550||Kareleghat||Chisapani|
|Jun - Aug||NR||1350||Kareleghat||Chisapani|
|ARUN (09 DAYS)||Sep - Dec||5-||400||Tumlingtar||Chatara|
|Jan - May||4||200||Tumlingtar||Chatara|
|Jun - Aug||NR||850||Tumlingtar||Chatara|
|TAMUR (10 days)||Sep - D ec||5||350||Dovan||Chatara|
|Jan - May||4+||150||Dovan||Chatara|
|Jun - Aug||NR||750||Dovan||Chatara|
|SETI KARNALI (07 days)||Sep - D ec||5||350||Gopghat||Chisapani|
|Jan - May||4+||150||Gopghat||Chisapani|
|Jun - Aug||NR||750||Gopghat||Chisapani|
|BHERI - Fishing Trip (07 days)||Sep - D ec||5||350||Surkhet||Chisapani|
|Jan - May||4+||150||Surkhet||Chisapani|
|Jun - Aug||NR||750||Surkhet||Chisapani|
*For consistency river grades are taken from the guide book " Whitewater Nepal".
Class 1-easy: Mo ving water with occasional small rapids. Few or no obstacles.
Class 2-Moderate: Small Rapids with regular waves. Some maneuvering required but easy to navigate.
Class 3- Difficult: Rapids with irregular waves and hazards that need avoiding. More difficult maneuvering required but routes are normally obvious. Scouting from shore is occasionally required.
Class 4- Very difficult: Large rapids that require careful maneuvering. Dangerous hazards. Scouting from shore is often necessary and rescue is difficult. Kayakers should be able to roll. Turbulent water and large irregular waves may flip rafts. In the event of a mishap, there is significant risk of loss damage and/or injury.
Class 5- Extremely difficult: Difficulties of class 5 carried out to the extreme of navigability. Might possibly (but not probably) be run by a team of experts at the right water level, in the right conditions with all possible safety precautions, but still with considerable hazard to life.
Class 6- Extremely difficult but can be run by extremely Rafters exports.