Rafting FAQ’s

Rafting FAQ’s

What is a river journey all about?
River running is virtually as old as civilization itself, but rafting and kayaking as recreational activities are relatively new. A river journey in an exotic foreign country is one of the most enjoyable and effective ways to experience rural areas, observe different ways of life, cultures and natural environments a conventional traveller may not. These pleasures are complemented by an even greater thrill; running through powerful fast flowing rapids.

Teamwork is crucial to the success of any true adventure. The guidance and instruction of our staff enables you to play an active role in paddling your raft successfully through exhilarating white-water and you are totally involved in the adventure. Most trips include a layover day when people can wander to nearby villages, explore, learn to kayak, play volleyball, or just relax on a sunny beach with a book, a chance to do as much or as little as you wish. The pace of the trips is very relaxed; we have plenty of time for rest, exploration and discovery.

Almost all the rivers we run are free flowing, and river levels can fluctuate dramatically over the season. High water provides the exhilaration of greater speed, bigger waves, and challenging rafting. Lower flows require tight teamwork and more precise manoeuvring. Actual water levels during your trip may be higher and the river more demanding, it all depends on the River Gods.

What is the weather like?
One of the most fascinating things about Nepal is that in the space of a hundred miles you can go from the coldest and most bitter conditions on earth to the sweltering heat of the North Indian Plain. In general it’s best to plan for subtropical to temperate conditions on the rivers. Temperatures in the daytime range from 25-32 degrees Celsius, with evenings being 8 to 10 degrees cooler. Expect typical northern hemisphere seasons, with the monsoon thrown in. Most people are surprised to find that Nepal is actually the same latitude as Florida or Egypt and the extremes in temperature and climate are all do to altitude variations.

What river do you recommend?
Before you decide what river you’ll do, you need to decide what it is you want out of the river trip to begin with. There are trips available from two to 12 days on different rivers, all offering dramatically different experiences. If you are looking for something short we offer the Bhote Koshi, Trishuli, Seti and the Kayak clinics. All are very different trips with different water flows.

Longer trips such as the Karnali, Sun Koshi and Tamor have the advantages of offering some real heart-thumping white water with the incredible journeying aspect of a long river trip.
What will I need kayaking?
Kayakers should bring their own personal paddling gear, basically everything except the kayak. Contact us directly for information on what kayaks will be available. We recommend paddling a kayak with more volume if you are not experienced in big volume water in the post monsoon season. Being keen kayakers get in touch and we’ll give you the low-down on whatever you need to know.

How safe are the trips?
We take safety very, very seriously. It is our first and never-forgotten priority, and it shows. We employ some of the best rafting guides in the world. These men and women are white-water professionals, trained in CPR, emergency wilderness first aid and swift-water rescue. They are highly experienced, and level-headed in the most demanding and stressful situations. They even know how to safely use a Nepali can-opener, which is no mean feat in itself.

All our expeditions have professional safety kayakers accompanying the expedition who can get to a person in trouble faster than anyone else. Far from just another kayaker, these are people who will run anything blind, with a rescued person hanging off the back of their boat, and all the while smiling like they just discovered teeth. Our dedication to safety shows in our equipment as well. All of our equipment is state of the art. We use specially designed Avon Mark XI self-bailing rafts, the best flotation devices, helmets, and paddles available. We carry an extensive medical and rescue kit on all expeditions, and are absolutely fanatical about hygiene in camp. In fact, one of the most dangerous things you can do on a rafting expedition is gettingT caught coming back from the loo without washing your hand.

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