Rafting FAQ

  1. Is there a minimum number of people for a rafting trip?
  2. Do you provide equipment?
  3. How many hours do we spend rafting on the river?
  4. What are the rapids like?
  5. What is the name of the river?
  6. How far away is the last resort? How long is the drive?
  7. What time do we leave in the morning? What time do we return?
  8. What is served for lunch?
  9. Are your prices fixed or flexible?
  10. What are your safety practices and your safety record like?
  11. What about your rafting guides? Are they qualified?
  12. What is the grade of the Bhote Kosi river?
  13. It is my first time at rafting in Nepal, can I do it?
  14. What is included in a day trip package?
  15. What do I need to bring with me?
  16. What equipment do you provide?
  17. Do you have a safety kayak?

1. Is there a minimum number of people for a rafting trip?

Yes, we need at least 6 people to make a trip, but often that is made up of a number of small groups and individuals and it usually works out just fine. Contact us and we’ll let you know how it is looking for the date you propose.

2. Do you provide equipment?

Yes, we provide you with a warm fleece jacket with a waterproof spray jacket for over it. Paddles, helmets and rafting shoes are all provided.

3. How many hours do we spend rafting on the river?

Usually three to four hours.

4. What are the rapids like?

Depending on the water levels, the bottom section is fun grade 3 and  bouncy. The top section is continuous grade 3 /4  – very exciting and sometimes a bit scary?!

5. What is the name of the river?

The Bhoti Kosi. Nepal has many amazing rivers to raft which can’t be reached for day trips. If you are interested in Rafting Expeditions or Kayaking Expeditions in Nepal, on the Karnali, Tamur, Sun Kosi rivers, get in touch with Whitewater Asia.

6. How far away is the last resort? How long is the drive?

It’s a 3 to 4 hour drive from Kathmandu depending on the day and traffic.

To reach the rafting put in points, the upper start point is 2o mins from the resort and the bottom start point 40 mins.

7. What time do we leave in the morning? What time do we return?

On a day trip (or any trip) we depart from Kathmandu at 6am and return around 7pm. The bus leaves from Sorakhutte which is a 5 minute walk to the Northwest from Thamel.

8. What is served for lunch?

Generally lunch is a buffet with salad, bread and a pasta or rice based main meal.

9. Are your prices fixed or flexible?

Our prices are fixed and good value. We’re competitively prices and offer excellent service with well maintained, safe equipment.

10. What are your safety practices and your safety record like?

Our record is excellent, and our safety practices are maintained at international standard with independent international auditors regularly coming to check on us. Rafting with us in Nepal is as safe as you would expect at home.

11. What about your rafting guides? Are they qualified?

Our guides are trained to the Nepal Rafting Association standard which is recognised in many other countries – a lot of our guides work internationally.

12. What is the grade of the Bhote Kosi river?

The river is about grade 3 – 4.

13. It is my first time at rafting in Nepal, can I do it?

Yes anybody who is reasonably fit and out for adventure can do it. If you’re a little bit timid, we’d suggest starting on the bottom section.

14. What is included in a day trip package?

  • Transport out and back
  • all safety equipment: helmets, life jackets, fleece and spray jackets to keep you warm
  • great guides, a great time, and lunch!

15. What do I need to bring with me?

  • Yourself with a great attitude and a smile.
  • A change of clothes for rafting in and so you change into your dry clothes again when you are finished.
  • Sandels or sand shoes that stay on your feet in case you fall out while rafting.
  • Sun screen

16. What equipment do you provide?

We provide all the safety equipments for rafting. Including life jackets, fleece , wet suits, and helmets.

17. Do you have a safety kayak?

Yes, we do!


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