Rafting Information

The guides

The guides are skilled outdoorsmen, superb chefs and great companions. Apart from their river skill, these guides love what they do and their good humor and friendly. Also they are trained to international standards and have spent several years rowing for leading rafting companies.
 

The food

As a member of the guiding team, a cook prepares delicious and healthy meals to keep the rafters tummy well fueled along the trip. The cook is qualified, knows all the precautions to take when cooking for travelers, and ensures a standard of food hygiene. He will cook for them a variety of meals during the campfire and at the end of the rafting trail.
 

Transportation

Naturally, rivers do not flow in a straight line from one town to the next so raft flow in a straight line from one town to the next so rafters will be required to cover some road distance to reach the starting point of the river so they will use private vehicles to reach to river. During the driving time, the rafting team will accompany you.
 

Accommodation

Rafting is a fully supported adventure. It includes camping. Campsites will be on the riverbanks, normally on sandy beaches. Tents and basic sleeping mats will be supplied. As most rivers are away from the roads, the rafting team brings all the equipment and food along with them. They will set up the campsite with kitchen and dining area, a campfire for the nighttime and toilet facilities.
 

Weather

During the main rafting seasons in Nepal, rafters will find the weather to be warm and with minimal rainfall. In February and after late October the weather can become cold especially during the evening time. Rafters are expected to bring along warm clothing to wear whilst not on the river. We also supply with especial jackets to help keep you dry and warm whilst on the river at these time.
 

Best time for rafting in Nepal

For rafting October through mid- December and March through early May are the best times. In this time, rafters can enjoy great mountain views, clear sky and rewarding natural scenery. In winter, rafters should certainly expect cold water and perhaps think in terms of wet suits and dry tops.
 

Grade

White water river rafting has an internationally recognized grading scale as follows.
 

Grade 1: flat water (little current)

These types of rivers are flat and slow moving. A river with a 1 grade listed will have some flat spots. A completely 1st graded river will be totally flat. This kind of river is good for sightseeing and relaxing.
 

Grade 2: Bubbling current (small rapid)

A grade 2 river has swifter current and some small rapids.
 

Grade 3: Technical & exciting (needs trained guide)

In a grade 3rd river, the rapids are becoming more serious and technical. Grade III above can only be rafted with trained guide. This is a fun river with lots of excitement.
 

Grade 4: Seriously big rapids

This is where the adrenaline gets going grade IV River has a fast moving current with many big drops and rapids. This kind of river.
 

Grade 5: The hair-raising limit

This is a serious not for the faint hearted, with a torrent like current and huge rapids this is the ultimate in white water adventure.
 

Destination Management Inc.

Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box: 23964
Tel: +977-1-4216521
Cell +977-9851085386
info@destinationmanagementinc.com

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