Rafting in Nepal
Since the first launch in 1968, rafting has become Nepal's one of the adventure industry. With the world's highest mountains and deepest river gorges, Nepal is virtually guaranteed good rafting. The rivers drop 3,000 meters or more over a distance of 240 km - that's a lot of water rushing down at tremendous speed.
The Government has opened 16 rivers graded on a scale of 1 to 5 for commercial rafting. Since saftey is of utmost importance, choosing a well-reputed rafting company is highly recommended.
How is Rafting different from Trekking ?
A river trip provides a different perspective than trekking. It is leass strenuous, you simply float past the scenary. Apart from the popular Trishuli River and Bhotekoshi river, trips enter remote areas where Westerners never walk.
There are plenty of chances to slip off and swim, and guides will alert you to "swimming rapids" that can be floated in a life jacket.
I would recommend you to combine a short trek with a few days of rafting, ending at Chitwan National Park for a mini-safari.
Best Rafting Seasons:
The best rafting season is fall; the rivers are excitingly high in October, a little milder and cooler in NOvember. Winter trips are possible though a bit chilly. March and April is the second best season, with lower waters but warm weather and longer days. By May water levels have dropped and the rains are coming; rafting is slower and you may have to portage some stretches.
Credit : GRG Sunkoshi Rafting with some good speed.
To know about the rafting agencies please visit Nepal tourism board.