Nepal is one of the best places in the world for river rafting. Numerous fine rivers offer excellent opportunities for rafting, canoeing and simply immersing oneself in the magnificent landscape. Nepal's thundering waters, coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalayan, provide unmatched thrills. No other country has such a choice of trips on wild rivers with warm water, a subtropical climate and white sand beaches. Truly, this could be the highlight of your lifetime. The beautiful rivers surrounded by the mountain scenery, flora and fauna and the unique cultural heritage of the local people, make Nepal an obvious river runner's destination. The beautiful thing is that anybody, whether old or very young, can raft. Moreover, it can either be a two-week trip or a 1-3 day trip-you may decide.
The best seasons for rafting are September through mid-December and March through early May. Some rivers can be rafted fromlate June through to august.
In Nepal the government has opened 16 rivers graded on a scale of 1 to 5 for commercial rafting but there are 7 main rivers, which will provide you with a rewarding rafting/ kayaking experience.