journeys in Nepal are a unique experience. First
time white-water rafters and experienced kayakers
find traveling in Nepal by river offers spectacular
views and interaction with centuries-old cultures.
Whether you choose an exhilarating,
inspirational expedition or a relaxing float
with the entire family, we promise to deliver
Nepal's Ultimate Descents.
Nepal - an introduction
If you have never been on a river journey in
Nepal before, you're in for an amazing experience.
Very little in Nepal resembles life anywhere
else in the world. This is a place of deep religious
customs, the most radical topography on earth,
and one of the least developed infrastructures
in the world. Most of the populations of Nepal
are subsistence farmers, living many days walk
from the nearest road. There is no better way
to see Nepal than on a river trip, which by
its very nature is the essence of escapism.
Be warned - once you start on this journey,
it may be hard to quit.
One of the fascinating things about Nepal is
that in the space of a hundred miles you can
go from the coldest and most bitter conditions
on Earth to the sweltering heat of the North
Indian Plain. Nepal has everything from the
brutal wind-swept Himalayan peaks to humid tropical
jungles. In general it is best to plan for subtropical
to temperate conditions on the rivers. The Karnali
is on the Temperatures in the daytime range
from 25-32 degrees Celsius, with evenings being
8 to 10 degrees cooler. Expect typical Northern
Hemisphere seasons, with a monsoon thrown in.
Most people are surprised to find that Nepal
is actually the same latitude as Florida or
Egypt, the extremes in temperature and climate
are all due to altitude variations.
The most important and simple thing you can
do to prevent serious illness in Nepal is to
arrive properly immunized. Antibiotics and other
medications are available in Nepal without a
prescription and at a fraction of the cost of
the rest of the world. You do, however, need
to know the chemical name (not the brand name)
of what you want, as well as the dosages and
Dysentery, either amoebic or bacterial,
is the normal ailment that travelers to Nepal
are stuck with. With this in mind, be careful
of where and what you eat in Kathmandu or Pokhara
before the trip. Sanitation is a top priority
on our raft trips, and almost without exception
all illnesses which occur on the river are brought
from Kathmandu or Pokhara.
If you have any relevant
medical conditions, please make sure they are
listed on your booking form. Also, make them
known to your guide and the trip leader when
you meet them in Kathmandu.
Perhaps the most important thing: 15 years experience
running professional river expeditions in Nepal. In the last eight years of operation
in Nepal we have run every commercial first
descent of rivers in Nepal. We run high water
trips on all Nepal's wild rivers and these experience
shows in all we do.