SUCCESS ADVENTURE TREKS operates exciting white water rafting in rivers in Nepal. If you are planning for a rafting, you may require some more information on rafting. Whether rafting or a white water rafting, it is basically an outdoor activity that require an inflatable raft to cruise on water surface. Rafters are likely to face several levels of difficulty depending on how the river is choppy or sedate. These ‘grades’ of difficulty are caused due to the presence of rapids, which evolve due to sudden plunges in the river’s height. The rocks or the wooden logs that are lurking in the water also play a significant role in deciding the rapids of the river. If you have an enthusiasm in rafting adventure, you should know about the rapids of the rivers.
Basically, there are six grades of the rapids which are measured on an international scale from I to VI in terms of progressively increasing difficulty and danger. The other factors such as the geographical terrain, nature of the river, the wave size and its type, water temperature,remoteness, the hazards, continuity of the rapids or a calm section between the rapids, a stretch of gorge or flat and open country are prominently considered while taking decisions about the grade of a rapid. To be fair enough, the hardest rapid on a particular river has a significant role to decide the overall grade of a river. Grade I rapid is the Fast flowing water with small waves, known as ripples whereas Grade II rapids are Easy. Grade III rapids are measured to be Difficult and the Grade IV rapid is Very difficult. The Grade V rapid is an Extreme one. It should be attempted by an experienced team only. It is very dangerous adventure to life and limb. Grade VI rapid is almost Impossible to negotiate and is suicidal. The difficulty Grades from I to III demand basic to medium swimming skills whereas a decent experience of white-water rafting is necessary for Grades IV and VI.
Rafting is not only challenging but it is terribly a fun activity as well if you just keep the instructor’s safety tips in mind. Although white-water (rapids) begets a kind of fear, rafting can be extremely safe, delightful and exciting if we get a right training from a professional guide and take all safety precautions, use appropriate equipment and follow international safety and ecological norms. Rafting in Nepal has increasingly been a popular adventure sport due to the fact that almost anyone, from a non- swimmer to those with no prior rafting experience can go rafting. The 15-minute instructions from a professional guide can give you a life time experience in rafting getting splashed riding the waves and enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the river.
Nepal, being a country of the Himalayas, consists of numerous perennial snowclad mountains as its treasure. Interestingly, eight out of the fourteen highest peaks in the world, are happy enough to keep Nepal in their laps.These high mountains originate a number of perennial rivers that crash down through the foothills fed by melting snow and monsoon rains on their way to the awesome Plains of the Ganges. These snowcapped mountains and the terraced landscapes have created plethora of opportunities for trekking, hiking, climbing, biking and mountaineeringfor the adventure lovers. Similarly, the everflowing mighty rivers and and the small streams and tributaries in between create a wealth of unlimited world class opportunities for great river-rafting and kayaking adventures in Nepal.
In terms of the origin, there are three major river groups in Nepal. Rivers that originate directly from the snow-capped mountains belong to the antecedent group. The Koshi, the Karnali and the Gandaki rivers belong to the antecedent group. Rivers originating from the Mahabharat range and cutting through Churia hills come under the second group,The Mahabharat group. These rivers include Kankai, Bagamati, Kamala and so on. Rivers that originate from the southern face of the Churia hills fall on the third category. For the purpose of commercial rafting river trips are Bhotekoshi, Sunkoshi, Tamur, Kaligandaki, Karnali, Seti khola, Trishuli, Bheri, upper sunkoshi, Marshyngdi, lower Arun , Dudha koshi, and Seti Karnali.
Nepal is a river runner’s paradise. The other countries except Nepal does not offer multi-day trips away from roads with splendid mountain surroundings, semi tropical climate, exotic cultures, wildlife, warm rivers, impressive geography and friendly welcoming people. While enjoying the magnificent rafting adventure, you will have a magnificent holiday en route. You will explore fairy tale land of temples, mountains, dramatic festivals, exotic cultures, colorful people, Medieval villages, superb craft shopping, great food and sights along with the fun filled rafting adventure done in most of the rivers in Nepal such as Sunkoshi and Karnali.
RAFTING & KAYAKING
Set in the surrounds of the mighty Himalayas, Nepal has the most scenic and diverse white-water experiences on the planet. From short trips for beginners to long trips and kayaking certification through jungles and mountain rivers: the choices are limitless.
If you are a water enthusiast, then Nepal offers you endless white rivers that descend from the highest mountains of the world, along stretches of silver sandy beaches, where adventure seekers can enjoy numerous water sports and adventures.
Among which white-water rafting and kayaking, are most popular. Try the widely popular world classic categories like the Karnali River, Sunkoshi and Tamur, which are a mix of rapids, grades and sceneries. Most people enjoy rafting for the thrill of it, while many people (mostly women) want to try it as first timers. Very few are left disappointed.
Enjoy deep river gorges, to wide river basins through some of the world famous rivers like, the Sun Koshi, Bhote Koshi, Trishuli, where rapid grades range from 1 to 6 and diverse terrain meet exotic flora and aquatic life. Rivers like the Marshyangdi and Arun, provide some of the most scenic views for rafters. Diverse wildlife and flora, along the routes, add to the essence of these trips.
Plan your rafting trips with local agents, who have well trained team of river guides , who can not only tackle the wild rapids, but help adventure seekers take thrills to the next level. Plan a short rafting trip which lasts from a day to three days, or longer trips which offer relaxing camp stops combined with short treks along the river lines into thick evergreen forests and beautiful waterfalls.
You could also sign up to be a part of the growing kayaking community in Nepal. Join the paddling community, where kayakers from around the world meet, participate in group tours and stay connected through social media, and share stories. It is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a bit of socializing mixed with nature and thrill.