10 Must Visit Places To Experience Rafting in Nepal

With both a fast and slow current flow in its rivers, Nepal is abundant in water resources to experience rafting.

10 Must Visit Places To Experience Rafting in Nepal

Nepal has about 6,000 rivers, so you can expect many water-adventurous activities here. Rafting is the best adventure activity on the list. The best season to try rafting in Nepal would be September - Early December and March - June. Nepal boasts many fast-flowing rivers and some rivers with a slower current to elevate your relaxation.

But, go for rafting if you want to experience the thrill of gliding on the water as adrenaline spikes up your senses. In the rainy season, the rivers expand more than usual, and their current catches speed quickly. So, that is something you should keep in mind when you want more control over its speed. But rain or not, you will come in contact with water anyways as the river water sprits or splashes across your face.

There is nothing to worry about because the rafting team ensures your safety and always stays as a backup to help just in case something happens. But that is rare if it even happens at all. So, if you have decided or want to see where to go rafting in Nepal, we present 10 must visit places for Rafting.

  1. Trishuli
  2. Sun Koshi
  3. Bhote Koshi
  4. Kali Gandaki
  5. Karnali
  6. Lower Seti
  7. Upper Seti
  8. Bheri
  9. Marshyangdi
  10. Tamur


Trishuli River Rafting is the first place people gravitate towards for this adventure activity. It is because of its short but exciting water journey. The place is easily accessible from Kathmandu, Chitwan, and Pokhara. You can also go kayaking, canyoning, swimming spots, and cliff jumping around the area.

River: Trishuli River
Starting point: Charudi
Ending point: Gaighat
Best Time To Visit For Rafting: All year round

Sun Koshi

Sun Koshi means ‘river of gold’. It begins near the Tibetan border and flows past the Eastern Himalayas to the Ganges River of India. So, on your rafting journey, you will not just see the greenery around the whitewater but also some canyons and waterfalls where you can hop on to canyoning.

River: Sun Koshi River
Starting point: Dumja
Ending point: Chatara
Best Time To Visit For Rafting: September - November, May - June

Bhote Koshi

Rafting on the Bhote Koshi River is also a journey on the shorter side, but every minute of it is jaw-dropping. You will notice the beautiful scenery of the Himalayas and will be surrounded by the luscious green hills. Bhote Koshi is the steepest river in Nepal, surrounded by terraced lands, remote villages, and deep canyons.

River: Bhote Koshi River
Starting point: Lamasanghu
Ending point: Dolaghat
Best Time To Visit For Rafting: All year round

Kali Gandaki

The Kali Gandaki River is a tribute to Goddess Kali, and a rafting trip on the river takes you across the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in Nepal. You can also see the view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, and Mt. Machhapuchhre. If you wish to stay overnight, then here are villages where you can stay. You can also enjoy the wildlife and waterfalls around Kali Gandaki.

River: Kali Gandaki
Starting point: Maldunga
Ending point: Mirmi
Best Time To Visit For Rafting: September - November, April - June


Rafting in the Karnali River, originating from Mt. Kailash, gives a spectacular landscape at first. So, you’ll see beautiful canyons and scenery on your way. Then it reaches the grasslands of the Royal Bardia National Park. You can explore the national park if you’d like or head back to the sandy beach to rest.

River: Karnali River
Starting point: Dungeswar
Ending point: Chisapani
Best Time To Visit For Rafting: October - November, April - June  

Lower Seti

Lower Seti rafting is also one of the most exciting places for rafting in Nepal. Hewr, you will be surrounded by green hills and forests. You can enjoy the rest of your day as you prepare your food when you reach the sand area. You can also enjoy camping here at night. It is interesting to see some beverages to cool it down between stones, mimicking a fort, on the river banks.

River: Seti River
Starting point: Damauli
Ending point: Gaighat
Best Time To Visit For Rafting: September - November, May - June

Upper Seti

When you are on the water, you won’t just be observing the greenery around you, but you will also get to see the stunning view of the Annapurna mountain range. The beautiful backdrop of the white snow capped mountains standing behind the green hills and different textured rocks as the rafts gets ready will add up your excitement before the rafting begins.

River: Seti River
Starting point: Bamboo Bridge
Ending point: The Dam
Best Time To Visit For Rafting: September - June


Once you begin Bheri river rafting, you will see the bridge above the river as the starting point. And, as you head into the water, the surrounding view makes the few hours of rafting exciting. The static view of the mountains and hills welcomes you. And, as you read the end of it, You’ll reach Royal Bardia National Park, and you can hop on to a safari ride there.

River: Bheri River
Starting point: Samjhighat
Ending point: Royal Bardia National Park
Best Time To Visit For Rafting: All year round


When you try the thrilling Marshyangdi River Rafting, you’ll understand why this newer - rafting exhibition has gained so much popularity in Nepal. It is because the rafting experience is fast on the steep journey. You can see the narrow gorges, canyons, and mystic scenery in the backdrop, and the fantastic view of Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Annapurna.

River: Marshyangdi River
Starting point: Bhule Bhule
Ending point: Phaliya / Sanghu
Best Time To Visit For Rafting: September - November, May - June


Rafting in the Tamur river is an exciting journey because it can be combined with a Himalayan trek since it begins around Mt. Kanchenjunga. So, on that trek, you can see a glimpse of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Kanchenjunga. And, on your rafting journey, you will witness greenery around the river and the bridge above it.

River: Tamur River
Starting point: Basantapur
Ending point: Chatara
Best Time To Visit For Rafting: October - November, April - May

FAQs About Rafting In Nepal

What is the normal rafting price in Nepal?

For Nepali citizens - approx. NPR 1500 per person
For Foreigners - approx. NPR 2500 per person

Extra charge is required for round transportation per person, depending on the place of departure.

Which are the nearby rafting places in Pokhara?

You can go to Trishuli, Upper and Lower Seti, Kaligandaki, and Marshyangdi for rafting in Pokhara.

Which is the best place for rafting in Nepal?

Pokhara is the best place to go for rafting in Nepal.

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