travelgrove Reviews
 

Vacation in Nepal, Kathmandu

 
    Kathmandu's mapKathmandu 1
Kathmandu 2
Kathmandu 3
kodamatour's pictureby kodamatour review
added on 6th of August, 2010

RIVER RAFTING IN NEPAL

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:
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.

For more information Please contact us
Mission Eco Trek
Thamel Kathmandu Nepal
htt://www.missionecotrek.com http://www.tibetnomad.com

 

Things about Kathmandu you may be interested in

 
 

Read about Kathmandu in our travel-guide
A trip to Everest Base Camp TrekkingThings to see in Kathmandu
 
 
 
guides

Recommended Kathmandu Guide

Kathmandu History

The most ancient inscription found of Kathmandu history dates way back to 185 AD, while the oldest building that exists is almost two thousand years old. Ancient history abides all over this valley, as can be seen through the four stupas that Charumati built around Patna. The first rulers of Kathmandu were the Kirats, whose palace also resides in Patna. These rulers were overruled by the Licchavi Dynasty in 464 AD.... Read more »

 
 
reviews

Recent reviews for Kathmandu

Mustang Tiji festival Trekking Nepal - Dec 4, 2010, by nepalvisitors
Mustang Tiji Festival Trek 2011 Run By Nepal Visitors The historical remote Mustang trek unseal the once Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang, tucked away from the rest of the world, lies just north of the main Himalayan range of Nepal. Mustang,... Read more »

Nepal Mustang Tiji Festival Trip 2011 - Nov 17, 2010, by nepalibb
Nepal Adventure Point offering the Tiji festival trip in Mustang every year. The Tiji Festival in Mustang's ancient walled capital city of Lo Manthang will be the highlight. A thousand men, women and children participate in the annual... Read more »

Trip to Kathmandu - Oct 19, 2010, by nepalibb
Namaste & Greeting from Nepal Nepal Adventure Point organizing the Christmas & New Year festival's familiarization trip in Nepal every year. This special package tour offering the whole discovery of Nepal totally you will... Read more »

A trip to Everest Base Camp Trekking - Feb 4, 2010, by outfitternp
Everest base camp trekking is a famous and challenging trek in Khumbu Nepal. The trek is famous for its spectacular mountain peaks and friendliness of its inhabitants (Sherpa). The Everest region (Khumbu) is one of the most popular... Read more »

Things to see in Kathmandu - Aug 6, 2010, by kodamatour
We are pleased to organize tours in the historical, cultural, pilgrimage and Natural sites throughout the Kingdom. Nepal boasts a rich cultural, traditional, ethnic, biological and geological diversity. It is well worth exploring during... Read more »

 
 

More reviews you might be interested in

Beijing reviews - China
Bird’s Nest, which is also known as the National Stadium, is one of the finest Olympics architecture. Located at the southern part of the...
About Bird's Nest Stadion, Beijing

Leticia reviews - Colombia
For you who are thinking about travelling to Colombia, consider visit Leticia and the Amazon region. Leticia is easy to get around and it is a very...
Adventures in the rainforests of Colombia

 

Rust reviews - Germany
At the end of our holiday we visit Europa Park just 230 km from Ravensburg, the second biggest amusement park in Europe (the first is Disneyland in...
Europa Park in Rust

Santo Domingo reviews - Dominican Republic
For almost 100 years, Santo Domingo had to endure invasions by the English, the French, and the Spaniols. The Spanish invasion reduced the area of...
Having a great time in Santo Domingo

 

Boulogne-sur-mer reviews - France
History Situated in northern France, in the district Pas-de-Calais, just 145 Km from Lille (by car), this “tres merveilleux” town is...
You must visit Pas-de-Calais

Edinburgh reviews - United Kingdom
Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland is charming with an outstanding history and diverse yet delightful architecture. it is very famous for owning...
Edinburgh

 

Sparti reviews - Greece
Well known city from the greek history. One of the biggest competitors of Athens, also in a military sense. The modern city is like most of the...
Short trip to Sparti

Covasna reviews - Romania
11,369. This is the number of inhabitants of this city, in 2002. That doesn’t stop this city situated at an altitude of 550-600 meters to be...
Covasna, a Little Wonder in Romania

 

Satu Mare reviews - Romania
Satu Mare is a small town in Romania, having almost 100.000 inhabitants. It is located in the north-western part of Romania, in Satu Mare County,...
All about Satu Mare

Phoenix reviews - Arizona
Nearly ideal year round weather & some perfectly designed contest have made Phoenix the top golf country in the world. However, there is more...
Deserts, climbing and museums in Phoenix

 
 
 
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it 
 
 
*