With thundering rivers crisscrossing the entire map of the country, Nepal offers a unique opportunity to her visitors for rafting thrills. Most of the rivers in Nepal originate in the Himalayas and therefore are ensured with a year-round supply of water. The rivers take you through the entire range of ethno-cultural and geographical richness of the country.
The white water rafting sport can be an experience of the lifetime. Placed on an inflatable rubber raft or a kayak, the rafters can cruise down the rivers flirting with breathtaking rapids. Paddle rafting is the best way with a team following the command of the river runner. You can choose your style of rafting with a meager staff support at the one extreme of your fancy and the elaborate full-team staff,support at the other.
Depending on your appetite for adventure, you can choose from the sections of 10 rivers opened by the government for commercial rafting. The rivers are listed on a scale of one to five, with grades three, four and five being best suited for rafting. Four is considered to be quite challenging without being exceedingly dangerous to the novice rafter. Five requires some previous river experience. The best season for rafting are October through mid-December and March through early May.