FAQs about rafting

Do I need to book this trip in advance?

Yes, we need to know at least one day in advance so we can arrange guides and safety kayakers. The sooner you book the better.

How do I pay?

You can pay through online booking. Please contact us, then we will provide you with the right information. If you are in Nepal you can pay in Euros, USD or local rupees. We usually ask for a 15% deposit to make sure you participate.

What is included in the price?

Please check the information given for each individual trip.

Do you provide health insurance?

No, you must have your own insurance.

How do I cancel my trip?

We require 72 hours notice for cancellation. In this case you only pay the 15% advance money. After this period a portion of the cost is retained. For more details about this see our Terms & Conditions.

Can I go if I have a medical condition?

With most medical conditions you can still go on the river. It is important to let the staff know prior to the rafting. If you require medication for your condition (e.g. asthma inhalers), you will need to bring it with you in case it is needed.

Can I raft if I am pregnant?

No. We do not allow anyone who is pregnant on the river. There is a risk that a pregnant woman could get a hit to the abdomen either through falling out the raft or from a paddle from another client.

Will the trip go ahead if it is raining or bad weather?

White water rafting will still go ahead if it is raining or bad weather, you are going to get wet anyway and usually this means the river is more fun. We will not refund if you decide to cancel at short notice due to rain or bad weather.

Do I have to tip my guides?

You don’t need to tip your guides. If you feel like they did a good job and you would like to show your appreciation then you are more than welcome to tip them, but you do not have to.

What do I need to bring?

You have to bring clothing and items for the overnight camp, see What to bring. Your luggage you can leave in your hotel or in a storage room. Any valuables we can store for you.

What shoes should I wear?

Wear sandals that you can strap firmly to your feet so they don’t slip or came off. Don’t go barefoot, because you might hurt yourself on the river rocks in the river and on the banks.

What do I wear in winter?

If needed we will provide you with a wet-suit that should keep you warm enough.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your camera. We bring a big dry box that you can place your camera in while on the river and we also have waterproof cases incase you want to take it with you. But we can not guarantee it won’t damage during the trip.

Can I wear glasses?

Yes you can, but make sure you have sports straps. We cannot guearantee it will stay safe.

When is the best season to raft in Nepal?

Rafting is possible throughout the year. The waterlevel will be influenced by temperature and rainfall. Not all rivers can be done whole year. Check the individual trips.

Do I have to be able to swim?

You will wear a life jacket which will hold your head above water incase you accidentally fall out the raft. You are not required to swim, however you do need to have some confidence in water as you need to help the guide get back in.

What are the chances of falling out the raft?

This depends on the water level, but there is always a chance of falling out. You will get an instruction on how to brace yourself in the raft and what to do if you fall out.

Will I get wet?

Yes. Even if you don’t fall out, you will be splashed by waves and rapids.

How many people can go in one raft?

The raft can carry upto 6 people and your guide. If you are together with friends we will organize it so you are together in one raft.

What is the minimum/maximum amount of people on a trip?

We need at least four to six people, depending on the trip. There is no maximum, but it is more fun with a smaller group so everybody can get to know each other. If we for some reason do not reach our minimum requirement, we will provide you with a full refund or offer an alternative trip.

What is the minimum/maximum age limit?

The minimum age is 5 years, but children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. We recommend children under 12 to go on lower grade rivers. There is no maximum age. The trip leader and guides will determine if it is appropriate to participate.

Is there a minimum/maximum weight limit?

The minimum weight limit is 30 kg (because of lifejacket). There is no maximum weight limit, but the person must fit our gear and safety equipment. You have to physically be fit to go.

Are there toilets at the camps?

There are no toilets. When we arrive at the camp, we dig a hole and provide a shelter and toilet paper. When we leave, we will fill up the hole and burn the paper.

Where do we sleep?

You will sleep in a small 2-3 person tent or in a raft shelter, depending on the trip and your preference. Sleeping under a raft shelter is a very unique way to overnight, as you will be sleeping directly under the night sky.

What sort of food will we get?

You will be provided with a selection of both Western and Nepalese food. All vegetables and fruits will be washed with iodine water before use.

Can you cook food for special diets?

Yes we can. Please let us know beforehand so we can do the appropriate shopping.

What do the river classes mean?

The class determines a rapids grade. Class I-II are small and simple waves. Class III/III+ are exciting, but not very difficult or technical. Class IV/IV+ provide a great adrenalin rush with the chance of falling out or flipping the raft. Class V is extreme, challenging, potentially scary and usually requires a great deal of scouting and is the highest level we run in Nepal with only our absolute best guides in charge.