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In fact, Nepal is known to contain the world’s best rivers for white-water experiences. After mountain expedition river rafting is the most exciting and adventurous sport in Nepal. It is a journey on the torrential river on an inflatable rubber boat. Those who can’t afford time and prefer less rigorous adventure choose rafting on Himalayan rivers to quench their thirst for adventure. This is relatively easy, cheap and short. From the seat of rubber raft, you will see the colorful flora, fauna, and village life of that area.

Few countries in the world offer the thrill of white water in such an impressive setting on rushing rivers flowing through tropical jungles with snow- capped peaks in the distance. The combination of spectacular rivers, mountain scenery and a rich culture heritage makes Nepal an obvious river runner’s destination. No other country has such a choice of trips on wild rivers with warm water, a subtropical climate and big white-sand beaches that are ideal for camping. A full day trip is about 5hrs. Action (rafting), which is probably enough for most people to allow enough time for filming of photography, changing wet clothes, toilet etc. and finally socializing and talking with the locals.

The rafting activity are graded on a scale of one to six according to difficulties with one being like to swimming pool and six a one-way traffic (rated in Colorado river) or considered nearly impossible to negotiate. Anyone who is in reasonable physical shape and isn’t afraid of water can safely go rafting on rivers with grading from one to three.

Kayaking is an important water sport, which is very popular in Nepal. Its influence has also been felt in the country and is quite popular among the visitors. Kayaking is possible in all the rivers where rafting has been popularized. Generally, the lovers of this sport prefer the single expedition.

Climate and when to go:
Nepal's climate is dictated by the monsoon, which arrives in June and usually finishes in late September. The monsoon brings torrential rains that flood the rivers so most people wouldn't want to be kayaking or rafting at this time. Peak season for tourists and for rafting is probably October through November: the monsoon is over, everything is very green, rivers are moderately high but dropping, temperatures are warm and skies are clear with fine mountain views. The only disadvantages with this time of year are that it is the peak season and airline reservations are harder to get; also you cannot be sure when the monsoon will finish: it can be a month late and this can throw your plans into chaos if you are planning on running a river where water levels are critical - as they are on many of Nepal's rivers.

The winter months from late December through to early February are cold, but skies are still clear and river levels will be low. Lots of river running groups come out over Christmas and have a great time, but you certainly should expect cold water and perhaps think in terms of wet suits and dry tops.

From late February through to early April is also a good time for river running - river levels are reliably low, air temperature warm, rivers warm and blue. The disadvantage is that the air is often hazy: you cannot be assured of stunning mountain views and there may be an occasional shower of rain. In the past, many kayakers and rafters have visited Nepal over the Christmas holiday, when the facts seem to suggest that Easter might he a better time.

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