This itinerary from Gurung River Guides Adventures (GRG Adventures), a local Nepali tour operator, will see you explore the Himalayan country via whitewater and paddle.
How cool is it to explore this stunningly-beautiful, awe-inspiring Himalayan gem of a country by paddle, with incredible mountain vistas as your travelling companions?! This itinerary is for intermediate to experienced kayakers, and covers 7 rivers in just 9 days.
“You need to be a confident Class III to IV boater, with a solid roll, to do this trip,” GRG advises. However, this is considered a suggested itinerary, and can be lengthened/shortened to suit your schedule, and other rivers can be considered. GRG also says this trip can be downgraded to suite Class III paddlers. Contact with operator for details.)
Day 1 | Trisuli River. A three-hour drive from Kathmandu, a warm-up river that gets you acclimatized to the big volume whitewater in Nepal and Himalayan-style paddling. (Class II-III+ rapids)
Day 2 | Upper Seti River, 40-minutes from Pokhara. A run with whitewater and views of the Annapurna Mountain region. Overnight again in Pokhara. (Class III-IV)
Day 3 | Modi River. Rafting on the Modi, possibly the hardest river on the trip. Overnight in Pokhara. (Class IV)
Day 4 | Rest day in Pokhara. Rest day to explore your surroundings, with various adventure options on offer.
Day 5 | Go east to Marsyangdi River for two days, operator says is the ‘most thrilling whitewater in Nepal.’ Overnight at a teahouse. (Class III-V)
Day 6 | Lower Marsyangdi. Plan is to run from Bhotewodar to Tuture, with the caveat by operator that it depends on circumstances such as the ‘group’s overall paddling abilities. ’ Then back to Kathmandu for the night. (Class III-V)
Day 7 | Lower Bhote Kosi, toward the Tibet border. Stay in a riverside resort. (Class III-V)
Day 8 | Balephi. (Class III-IV)
Day 9 | Upper (or Lower) Bhote Kosi, your final day on a Himalayan river, Class IV-V rapids, overall. Trip ends in Kathmandu.
- GRG Adventure Kayaking/Gurung River Guides describes itself as “whitewater rafting and kayaking specialists,” and a local, Nepali operator. For more info on this local tour operator, see website. For more info on its certifications, click here.
Multi-River Kayak Expedition | GRG’s Adventure Kayaking | Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone/international inquiries: Nepal: +977 9849453583 | U.K.: +44 77807269076
Whats App: +977 9841447561
Email: [email protected]
- Price: must check with operator for current pricing (typically approx. GB£750 per person).
Difficulty: moderate to challenging, primarily paddling Class III to Class V rapids.