Blog - The Life and Lives behind River and Soul

"Hi and welcome to our Adventure Blog! Here you can learn about Nepal - its current politics, ancient folk tales, general tips and tricks, and the life and lives of our guides. Flick though our posts to find something that excites you! If you have any questions or would like to more then leave a comment or send us a message and we'll get right back to you."

Annapurna Sunrise in Pokhara,Nepal

The Annapurna Sunrise

By Callum Morrison

The Annapurna Sunrise is an experience that stays with you for a lifetime. It is one of the world’s most beautiful spectacles that I have ever witnessed. We make a point of getting out clients to witness this on every River and Soul tour! I remember the first time I saw it like it was…

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Why you should always listen to your guide

By Callum Morrison

I’ve run hundreds of trips and tours, and been on hundreds too. If there is one piece of advice I could give about being on a tour is, to ALWAYS follow your guide’s advice! There are so many reasons why you should do this. But I’ve narrowed it down to my top 5 reasons why…

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Ben Narnain Summit

What do our guides get up to when not on-tour?Vol. 1

By Callum Morrison

We’ve set up this series of picture posts to show you what guide life is like when no ‘on-tour’. Since we currently only run trips to Nepal in Spring and Autumn our guides have a lot of free time. So what do they do?? Well they don’t just sit on their arse all day that’s…

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7 Reasons Why You Should Still Visit Nepal

By Callum Morrison

As most people around the world are aware, on April 25th 2015, Nepal was shaken by an earthquake that measured over 7.8 magnitude on the richter scale. This disaster of colossal proportion was then followed by a large aftershock on May 12th, again bringing much of Nepal to a standstill. Now, many people are wondering…

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Lets Talk Shit - Nepal Toilet

Lets Talk Shit…

By Callum Morrison

Poo. Poop. Stool. Feces. Ass Snake. Corn-eyed brown trout. Shit. So many names. Some childish, some vulgar, and some downright rude! It’s the one thing that we all do and yet one thing that no one really ever wants to talk about. It’s funny how society is built, to ignore and repulse something that is…

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Gaun Pharka Village in Nepal

My First Time to Sirubari

By Callum Morrison

Touching down into Nepal, the first 3rd world country I’ve ever experienced, was mesmerising. The difference in culture, organisation and money was all pretty overwhelming. Little did I know that entering the Panchamaul Valley to the village of Sirubari would make the experiences of Kathmandu and Pokhara look tame! Now out of the cities I…

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Opening the 2018 Season!

By Callum Morrison

River and Soul is an up-and-coming Adventure and Cultural Tour company operating in Nepal and they are gearing up for the new season! Launching some epic White water activities whilst also getting people into the depths of ‘the real Nepal’. River and Soul Adventures will take you off the beaten tourist track to really experience…

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Fun in the sun whitewater rafting on the Kali Gandaki

Launch of ‘Best of Both’!

By Callum Morrison

Ladies and Gents, it’s time to get excited; we have put together an awesome trip for 2018. Not only is it new but it is also going to be the first trip of the Season! Introducing Best of Both! This trip perfect for those of us looking for a bolt of adrenaline. But also you…

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River and Soul Logo

We’re Back!

By Callum Morrison

What a whirlwind the last year has been! As I’m sure you have noticed, River and Soul has taken a year off (kind of) and adventured all over the world. We’ve had some awesome fun checking out some new white water rivers, new countries, cultures and activities that we are hoping to share with you…

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Whitewater River Classifications

River Classifications/Grading system

By Callum Morrison

Understanding river classifications can be hard. Ken Whiting has written a superb article which makes it easy to understand: Whitewater is rated on a scale of increasing difficulty from Class 1 to Class 6. This classification system provides a useful guide to the technical difficulty of a river, but there are so many other variables…

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