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ONE MONTH ACROSS NEPAL

MULTI-RIVER KAYAKING

Duration

1 Month

Difficulty level

Advanced

Accommodation

Tent

Season

Sept-May

Overview

 In the surroundings of the spectacular Himalayas, Nepal has the most scenic and diverse whitewater rivers in the world, offering many thrilling world class rapids. The rivers vary from short and sweet to big volume and extreme rapids. This multi-river kayaking trip takes you across the country, paddling on 6 different rivers in 30 days. You’ll be traveling through remote villages, beautiful scenery and jungles full of wildlife. You will get to experience what whitewater in nepal is really about. To participate in this multi-river kayaking trip you need to be an intermediate or experienced kayaker with confidence in grade III/IV and a good solid roll.

Kayaking

More Information

Price: €1800 Per person

Season: September-May

Duration: 30 Days

Starting point: Kathmandu

Ending point: Kathmandu

Difficulty level: Grade II/III+ to IV/IV+

Accommodation: Tent and B&B on resting days

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2 Pre-departure meeting

Day 3 - 10 Sunkoshi

Day 11 Resting day

Day 12 - 13 Lower Seti

Day 14 Trisuli

Day 15 Resting day

Day 16 Upper Seti

Day 17 - 19 Kali Gandaki

Day 20 Resting day

Day 21 - 30 Karnali & Back to Kathmandu

(Optional Bardia National Park)

 

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2 Pre-departure meeting

Day 3 - 10 Sunkoshi

We start this multi-river kayaking trip off with the river of gold, Sunkoshi. This is one of the longest rivers in Nepal, starting near the Tibetan border and streaming all the way down to the Ganges in India. We leave early in the morning for a 3-hour drive out of Kathmandu valley to Dolaghat, our starting point. After lunch we start paddling, leaving the road behind for the next 7 days. On the way you will see canyons, waterfalls, temples and white sandy beaches. We will be camping right before Harkapur 2.

Harkapur 2 is a big rapid, with rockfall on one side, a big mudslide on the other side and big holes in the middle of the river. There are much more rapids to come. A few kilometers down we’ll find the Dudh Koshi (‘the river of milk’), which is a lot colder than the Sun Koshi. Below the next suspension bridge is a small rapid, followed by Jaws and Dead Man’s Eddy. In the rock wall on the left-hand side is a huge eddy that has the reputation of collecting anything that floats away. You camp just before Jungle Corridor, a wild section of rapids. At the end of the Corridor are a series of waterfalls.

The last big rapid of this trip is The Big Dipper. After this rapid it’s a quiet cruise down to the confluence with Arun and Tamur and the beginning of Sapta Kosi (the seven rivers). Just a little further downstream lies India. By afternoon we reach the take-out point where we load everything on the bus. From here it’s a 15-hour drive back to Kathmandu where we arrive early in the morning. There is also an option for a 45-minute flight from the nearby town Biratnagar to Kathmandu at your own cost.

Day 11 Resting day

Day 12 - 13 Lower Seti

This river is one of the most pristine rivers in the Himalayas. It streams down from the Annapurna and runs underneath Pokhara -warming up the water- through dense remote jungle and along beautiful sandy beaches. Lower Seti has mostly grade II/III rapids and is a nice warmup for the next rivers to come. We'll be camping at our beachcamp.

The next day are some more exciting grade III+ rapids for about two hours. Here we meet the Trishuli river. The trip ends at Gai Ghat around lunch time. From here we drive to Charaudi, the starting point for the next day.

Day 14 Trishuli

Today you will be paddling down Nepal’s most popular river. We will be kayaking for about 4 hours today through the main canyon sections of Trishuli. There will be a couple of kilometers of smaller rapids to practice our paddling skills before we drop into the first class III-IV drop known as Twins Rapid. The swift water is confined to narrow gorges as we run exhilarating rapids such as Ladies Delight, S-Bend, highway, Monsoon, Upset and Surprise. The take out will be at Kuringhat or Fishling. From here it’s a 3 to 4 hours bus ride to Pokhara.

Day 15 Resting day

Day 16 Upper Seti

Upper Seti is a half day trip close to Pokhara. The trip starts at Bamboo Bridge. For the next 1.5 hours there will be non-stop rapids, varying from Class III+ to IV. You barely have time to take in the beautiful nature along the way, the great mountain views, a beautiful gorge and crystal-clear water. Our trip ends at the Dam where we take out and drive back to Pokhara

Day 17 - 19 Kali Gandaki

The Kali Gandaki, named after Goddess Kali, rises in Mustang and streams down between the Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna ranges, creating one of the world’s deepest river canyons. Kali Gandaki is one of the holiest rivers in Nepal, with cremation sites all along the river. The bus takes us through the foothills of Annapurna to Baglung, where we start our river journey. The ride takes about 3-4 hours. We'll be paddling down grade III rapids like Wake & Bake and Cobra. Just after Little Brother and Big Brother the Modi river comes down from Annapurna Basecamp into the Kali Gandaki. Here we set up the first night’s camp.

On the second day we will run some more big rapids. This is the most exciting day, with grade 3+ and 4(-) rapids. It is also the longest day, starting off at 9 in the morning with Goodmorning rapid (grade 4-). We stop on the way for a nice packed lunch. Today you will have the most amazing views of the Annapurna hanging over the river valley, before we descend into one of the deepest river gorges in the world.

The last day is a nice relaxing day. After breakfast we pack everything and float down to our take out in Mirmi, just before Nepal’s biggest hydropower dam. Today is about 2 hours of paddling, this section has a few big waves and grade 2+ rapids. Once you are in takeout, we provide lunch, while we load everything on the bus and drive back to Pokhara.

Day 20 Resting day

21 - 30 Karnali & Back to Kathmandu

Karnali is Nepal's longest and largest river, in the far west of Nepal. It streams through the most remote and unhabited areas with jungle rich of wildlife. It starts with some real exciting fast rapids and then slowly settles down into some more gentle rapids on the last days. This trip ends at Bardia National Park. This is considered as one of the nicest rafting rivers in the world.

This trip starts from Kathmandu or Pokhara, where we take a bus to the put-in point at Dungeswar. The busride will take about 16 hours. Optionally you can take a flight to Nepalgunj at your own cost. The next 8 days we will be rafting down the river, through jungles and canyons, with many grade IV rapids. Combine great whitewater with beautiful sceneries, remote sandy beaches, small ethnic villages and lots of wildlife. During the trip there will be one layover day to relax on the beach and get some well deserved rest.

On the last few days the river is a bit more relaxing, giving you time to enjoy the scenery and go for a swim. On the last day we take out from Chisopani, pack everything on a bus, have one last lunch at the river and drive (or fly) back to Kathmandu. Your multi-river kayaking trip ends here. 

Since you are close to Bardia National Park you might want to extend your trip with a nice jungle safari before heading back to the city.

Included

NOT included

One day trip

Optional

Camping trip

Price: €1800 Per person

Season: September-May

Duration: 30 Days

Starting point: Kathmandu

Ending point: Kathmandu

Difficulty level: Grade II/III+ to IV/IV+

Accommodation: Tent and B&B on resting days

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2 Pre-departure meeting

Day 3 - 10 Sunkoshi

Day 11 Resting day

Day 12 - 13 Lower Seti

Day 14 Trisuli

Day 15 Resting day

Day 16 Upper Seti

Day 17 - 19 Kali Gandaki

Day 20 Resting day

Day 21 - 30 Karnali & Back to Kathmandu

(Optional Bardia National Park)

 

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2 Pre-departure meeting

Day 3 - 10 Sunkoshi

We start this multi-river kayaking trip off with the river of gold, Sunkoshi. This is one of the longest rivers in Nepal, starting near the Tibetan border and streaming all the way down to the Ganges in India. We leave early in the morning for a 3-hour drive out of Kathmandu valley to Dolaghat, our starting point. After lunch we start paddling, leaving the road behind for the next 7 days. On the way you will see canyons, waterfalls, temples and white sandy beaches. We will be camping right before Harkapur 2.

Harkapur 2 is a big rapid, with rockfall on one side, a big mudslide on the other side and big holes in the middle of the river. There are much more rapids to come. A few kilometers down we’ll find the Dudh Koshi (‘the river of milk’), which is a lot colder than the Sun Koshi. Below the next suspension bridge is a small rapid, followed by Jaws and Dead Man’s Eddy. In the rock wall on the left-hand side is a huge eddy that has the reputation of collecting anything that floats away. You camp just before Jungle Corridor, a wild section of rapids. At the end of the Corridor are a series of waterfalls.

The last big rapid of this trip is The Big Dipper. After this rapid it’s a quiet cruise down to the confluence with Arun and Tamur and the beginning of Sapta Kosi (the seven rivers). Just a little further downstream lies India. By afternoon we reach the take-out point where we load everything on the bus. From here it’s a 15-hour drive back to Kathmandu where we arrive early in the morning. There is also an option for a 45-minute flight from the nearby town Biratnagar to Kathmandu at your own cost.

Day 11 Resting day

Day 12 - 13 Lower Seti

This river is one of the most pristine rivers in the Himalayas. It streams down from the Annapurna and runs underneath Pokhara -warming up the water- through dense remote jungle and along beautiful sandy beaches. Lower Seti has mostly grade II/III rapids and is a nice warmup for the next rivers to come. We'll be camping at our beachcamp.

The next day are some more exciting grade III+ rapids for about two hours. Here we meet the Trishuli river. The trip ends at Gai Ghat around lunch time. From here we drive to Charaudi, the starting point for the next day.

Day 14 Trishuli

Today you will be paddling down Nepal’s most popular river. We will be kayaking for about 4 hours today through the main canyon sections of Trishuli. There will be a couple of kilometers of smaller rapids to practice our paddling skills before we drop into the first class III-IV drop known as Twins Rapid. The swift water is confined to narrow gorges as we run exhilarating rapids such as Ladies Delight, S-Bend, highway, Monsoon, Upset and Surprise. The take out will be at Kuringhat or Fishling. From here it’s a 3 to 4 hours bus ride to Pokhara.

Day 15 Resting day

Day 16 Upper Seti

Upper Seti is a half day trip close to Pokhara. The trip starts at Bamboo Bridge. For the next 1.5 hours there will be non-stop rapids, varying from Class III+ to IV. You barely have time to take in the beautiful nature along the way, the great mountain views, a beautiful gorge and crystal-clear water. Our trip ends at the Dam where we take out and drive back to Pokhara

Day 17 - 19 Kali Gandaki

The Kali Gandaki, named after Goddess Kali, rises in Mustang and streams down between the Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna ranges, creating one of the world’s deepest river canyons. Kali Gandaki is one of the holiest rivers in Nepal, with cremation sites all along the river. The bus takes us through the foothills of Annapurna to Baglung, where we start our river journey. The ride takes about 3-4 hours. We'll be paddling down grade III rapids like Wake & Bake and Cobra. Just after Little Brother and Big Brother the Modi river comes down from Annapurna Basecamp into the Kali Gandaki. Here we set up the first night’s camp.

On the second day we will run some more big rapids. This is the most exciting day, with grade 3+ and 4(-) rapids. It is also the longest day, starting off at 9 in the morning with Goodmorning rapid (grade 4-). We stop on the way for a nice packed lunch. Today you will have the most amazing views of the Annapurna hanging over the river valley, before we descend into one of the deepest river gorges in the world.

The last day is a nice relaxing day. After breakfast we pack everything and float down to our take out in Mirmi, just before Nepal’s biggest hydropower dam. Today is about 2 hours of paddling, this section has a few big waves and grade 2+ rapids. Once you are in takeout, we provide lunch, while we load everything on the bus and drive back to Pokhara.

Day 20 Resting day

21 - 30 Karnali & Back to Kathmandu

Karnali is Nepal's longest and largest river, in the far west of Nepal. It streams through the most remote and unhabited areas with jungle rich of wildlife. It starts with some real exciting fast rapids and then slowly settles down into some more gentle rapids on the last days. This trip ends at Bardia National Park. This is considered as one of the nicest rafting rivers in the world.

This trip starts from Kathmandu or Pokhara, where we take a bus to the put-in point at Dungeswar. The busride will take about 16 hours. Optionally you can take a flight to Nepalgunj at your own cost. The next 8 days we will be rafting down the river, through jungles and canyons, with many grade IV rapids. Combine great whitewater with beautiful sceneries, remote sandy beaches, small ethnic villages and lots of wildlife. During the trip there will be one layover day to relax on the beach and get some well deserved rest.

On the last few days the river is a bit more relaxing, giving you time to enjoy the scenery and go for a swim. On the last day we take out from Chisopani, pack everything on a bus, have one last lunch at the river and drive (or fly) back to Kathmandu. Your multi-river kayaking trip ends here. 

Since you are close to Bardia National Park you might want to extend your trip with a nice jungle safari before heading back to the city.

Included

NOT included

One day trip

Optional

Camping trip

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