White water rafting means cruising down a rushing river in an inflatable rubber raft or white water kayak over crashing waves and swirling rapids for the excitement of a lifetime. Because of Nepals steep terrain, the rivers here churn with extra ferocity as they charge down mountain gorges to offer some of the best white waters in the world. The rapids are graded on a scale of one to six depending on how wild they are.
The Trisuli River (grade 3+) is one of the most popular, if not the favorite, of Nepals raftable rivers. Many choose to incorporate a ride down the Trisuli with either a trip to Pokhara or to the Royal Chitwan National Park.
The Kali Gandaki (4 4+) winds through remote canyons and deep gorges for five days of intense rapids among gorgeous wilderness and mountain views.
The Bhote Koshi (4 5). Twenty-six km of continuous white water batters rafters as they shoot through a veritable maze of canyons and boulders.
The raging Marshyangdi (4 5) run is four days of uninterrupted white water.
The Karnali River (4 5). Rafters fly through spectacular landscapes and narrow gorges and down some of the most challenging rapids in the world.
The Sun Koshi (4 5) run is 270 km and requires 8-10 days to complete with road access only at the beginning and end.
Contact any one of the following rafting agencies in Kathmandu:RAFTING AGENCIES
EXODUS OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS
P. O. Box 5041, Thamel Plaza; Tel: 251753; Fax: 977-1-259244; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.visitnepal.com/ exodus
Exodus Outdoor Enthusiasts has been established by experienced Nepalese guides of international standard. Our professional staff have extensive knowledge of First Aid and CPR, river-rescue, nature and culture. We run most of the wild rivers in Nepal offering multi-day trips of different lengths, and use top quality equipment. Safety is always our priority. No previous experience is required. All you need to bring is right mental attitude!
P.O. Box 3725, Lazimpat; Tel: 426014, 426770; Fax: 977-1-411813
Established in 1984, we are a professional adventure outfit specialized in organizing treks, expeditions, white water rafting, tours and jungle safari in Nepal. We also arrange tours and treks in Tibet, Bhutan and Sikkim.
P. O. Box 6401, Thamel; Tel: 252327, 267940, 227506; Fax: 977-1-228163; E-mail: email@example.com; Website: www. trekking-team.com; www.nepalmountaineering.com
Over 10 years experience in operating rafting and kayaking in Nepal. Professional guides, state-of-the-art equipment and wholesome food. Whether you are an experienced kayaker or just enjoy a roller-coaster ride on a raft, come and join us for an unforgettable river experience. Write or fax for our 42-page color brochure.
SHAI RIVER RAFTING
P.O. Box 10507, Thamel; Tel: 426466; Fax: 977-1-429194
We offer white water and scenic rafting on almost all the rivers in Nepal with qualified and trained guides, safety, quality equipment and hygienic food. Spare and repair equipment with first aid and CPR.
ULTIMATE DESCENTS NEPAL
Northfield Cafe, Thamel; Tel: 419295; Fax: 977-1-411933; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.udnepal.com
Pokhara Office: Snowland Hotel, Lakeside; Tel/Fax: 977-61-23240
The premier rafting company provides a variety of trips to suit your budget, schedule and desires. Our trips are designed to satisfy all - from teenagers to seniors. Anything from fully catered to those requiring group participation, adrenaline rush adventures to customized family trips, we can help you to organize the perfect expedition in Nepal.
MD Publishing Co.
Tripureswor, P. O. Box 3525, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel: 260327, 256003 . Telex: 2611 EMC NP. Fax: 977-1-261159.
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