Rivers of Nepal

Extreme whitewater rafting in the sun

Rafting the Kali Gandaki

The Kali Gandaki is a River and Soul favorite! This river is named after the Goddess of Destruction, Kali, and known for sixty rapids in 60 minutes. The Kali Gandaki is normally a 3 day trip however you can up it to a 4 day trip by starting further upstream if you are keen for…

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Whitewater River Classifications

River Classifications/Grading system

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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Sun Koshi

‘The River of Gold’ so named for the golden colour of its water. This is one of the most well-known rivers in Nepal and one of the longest. This river takes a 10 day Expedition (8 days rafting) to complete starting in the steep foothills of the Himalayas and ending in the open low-lands of…

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The Karnali!!!!!

Indisputably, the Karnali is one of the world’s greatest rivers with even boats names after this outstanding piece of white-water. It is well known throughout Nepal as it is the longest river in Nepal. It is a 10 day trip 3 days and a night of which are spent traveling on and off road in…

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Kali Gandaki

I’ve done this trip twice now and it just keeps getting better. First time was with a small group of only 5 clients and the second trip was with 19 clients, this made them both completely different trips. This is an absolutely fantastic 3 day rafting trip. Only 4 hours out of Pokhara, this mighty…

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The Upper Seti

OMG the Upper Seti is one of my favourite rivers!!! Only 30 mins from Pokhara the Upper Seti is 1hr 30 mins of constant grade 3 and 4 rapids with a grade 5 gorge entry section!!! This river is a massive adrenaline rush and very different every time it’s run. Because the water level is…

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Lower Seti

This is the first river i ever ran in Nepal. The Rapidrunner family were very kind in giving this trip to me for free as part of my research. It is a great river for family trips, intro to white-water, or just chilling out on! The trip varies in length, which depends on the time…

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Phusre Khola

So the first trip I went on was on the Phusre Khola. This is a fun half day trip in Duckies and Kayaks. First time I ran this was just with the boys (no clients) i chose a nice Wavesport river-play kayak to have some fun in. What I didn’t realise was that the boat…

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