Nepal: White Water River Rafting

Saturday, July 28, 2007

I am sure lots of the people have heard and may be experienced white water river rafting. To those who don’t know, “Rafting is journeying on the torrential river on an inflatable rubber boat. A trained professional river guide heads the rafting team. Normally, the river outfitter provides all the camping equipments and meals.”

As Nepal is the world’s second richest country in water resources, it has lots of rivers, and in a country like Nepal, a river trip is one of the best ways to explore a typical cross section of the county’s natural as well as ethno cultural heritage.

Nowadays lots of Nepalese people too are showing interest in white water river rafting. Lots of my friends have gone for the ride of their life and they always keep on telling their experiences to us. Even I am eager and someday I too will go to experience the fun of rafting even though I totally don’t know how to swim. I have tried several attempts of swimming while I go to my birthplace, Hetauda. There is the great Rapti river and in the winter time, we often go swimming but I don’t go to the depth areas as I lack the swimming skills, but I do enjoy floating in the water and just traveling long distances floating in the river. I can just only imagine how my friends have felt in their lifetime experience with white water river rafting.

I found the list of the raftable rivers in Nepal and they are:

Arun
Bheri
Bhote Koshi
Kali gandaki
Karnali
Marshyandi
Seti
Sun koshi
Trisuli

Newly Added are:
Tamor
Budhi gandaki
Seti karnali
Dudh koshi
Tama koshi
Balephi khola

Lots of white water rafting challenges does take place these days. I am sure those of the people who are interested in the rafting will enjoy a great deal if they visit Nepal.

2 comments:

triathlontraining said...

Boy would I love to visit Nepal some day. It's such a beautiful place in the pictures. :)

Carin said...

Make sure you have the proper travel insurance if you plan on white water rafting. Certain carriers consider this an extreme sport, which requires adventure travel insurance. This type of coverage is more expensive, as the risk of injury and/or accident is higher, but you will NOT be covered for your medical bills if you do not have this specific coverage. Make sure you understand what your travel insurance covers before you leave.

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