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Rafting in Nepal

Rafting in NepalFew River Rafting in the world can match the thundering course of the rivers of Nepal originating from snow meltdown of the Himalaya terrain. The rivers gush through the twisted canyon, winding through calm valleys where small settlements are perched on the southern plains to merge with the sea. A river trip is one of the country's natural as well as the ethno culture heritage with massive doses of adrenaline buzz on our world caliber white water thrills. An explore some of the most ruggedly beautiful, yet forbidden places in the world. Here are about ten diffident world class river are waiting for the people to make your trip to Nepal more excitable and memorable in you lifetime. Recommendation for all kind of Rafter and Kayakers.

About Safety

Most people's image of white water rafting is one portrayed by films and the media and almost everyone who hasn't done it imagines it as a horrendously dangerous sport. But the truth is reverse. Accidents, even minor ones are rare and rafting has a much safer accident record than say driving, cycling, or probably walking. This is because when you are on the river you are in relatively protected vehicle - a nice big bouncy rubber raft directed by an experienced river guide will never get out of the control. Aside from formal qualifications in Swift-water Rescue and Wilderness, First Aid Training, almost all Nepalese river guides have devoted much of their lives to learning and running whitewater.

River Grading of difficulty.

Class 1 Easy, moving 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, small rapids with irregular waves and hazards that need avoiding. More difficult maneuvering required but routs are normally obvious. Scouting from the shore is occasionally necessary.

Class 4 Very Difficult, large & continued rapids that require careful maneuvering.

Class 5 Extremely Difficult, long powerful rapids with confused water makes path - finding difficult and scouting from the shore is essential.

Class 6 Nearly Impossible, might possibly but not probably be run by team of experts at the right water level, in the right conditions with the all possible safety precautions, but still considerable hazard to life.

River Gears

All river gears: rafts, Kayaks, paddles, life jackets, helmets and wetsuits are state of the art, and meet international standards. A reliable rafting outfitter makes periodic checks to determine the condition of the equipment and if deemed inappropriate, they retire the item. They also take all appropriate measures to ensure that your rafting experience is safe, enjoyable and hopefully the first of many to come.

In all the river expedition, you'll be provided services with professional whitewater guides, private ground transportation, porters, permits, cooks, delicious meals that are hygienically prepared (vegetarian options are available, as well as special dietary needs), first-rate equipment, self bailing rafts, life jackets, helmets, wetsuits (according to season and on certain rivers), dry bags for gear, tents, and camera barrels. But they do not generally include the followings: Bottled or alcoholic beverages, any type of insurance, visa costs and personal expenses, flight cost to link your river put-in points (if necessary)

What you need to Bring?

The less luggage you carry, the more you will enjoy yourself. Synthetic fibers are preferable to cotton on the river, as they are light, quick drying and provide insulation even when wet. To help you prepare for your trip, here is a suggested packing list.

For Camping and Traveling: Sleeping bag and pad, lightweight pants, cotton underwear, lightweight long-sleeved shirt or t-shirt, fleece jacket, toiletries (Including moisture lotion, spare glasses / contact lenses, torch or headlamp with extra batteries, water bottles. If you are traveling to the Karnali, Marshyangdi or Tamur, it is recommended that you bring walking shoes or lightweight hiking boots for the treks.

River Wear: Secured-fitting river sandals or running shoes are essential in the even of a swim (those who fall off raft are called swimmers in the trade). Shorts or a swim suit, sarong for women (recommended when visiting villages, as it covers the legs and doesn't offend the locals), baseball cap, sun glasses with retaining device, sunscreen and leap balm.

Optional Items: Small binoculars, camera and film, fishing equipment, walkman / Discman and tunes, reading and writing material and a personal first aid kit.

Rafting Rivers in Nepal

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