Whitewater Rafting in Nepal

Nepal doesn’t just offer the chance to trek among the Himalayas, it also gives adventurous travelers the opportunity to float between the mountains as well!  Whitewater rafting in Nepal is another great way to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this stunning country.


1 or 2-day River Grade III Whitewater Rafting

Trishuli River is the most easily accessible whitewater rafting spot from Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan.  Scenic valleys and impressive gorges flank calm sections as well as exhilarating rapids that make it the perfect trip for first-time or experienced rafters.

River Grade III Whitewater Rafting Prices:

1 Day: $50

2 Days: $100


2-day River Grade IV+ Whitewater Rafting

The Bhote Kosi is known as the River from Tibet. The Kathmandu / Lhasa Highway (AKA Friendship Highway, Arniko Highway) runs alongside the river and offers a peek into Tibet from afar.  Bhote Koshi is a very steep, practically non-stop mountain river only 3 hours from Kathmandu.  It offers two days of intense, challenging river rafting.

If you have never rafted before, but are looking for an adrenaline overload, this is a perfect trip for you! Bhote Kosi is arguably the most exciting, short rafting trip in Nepal.

River Grade IV+ Whitewater Rafting Price: $120


Included in all Nepal Whitewater Rafting Trips:

  • Return transfers between Kathmandu & Trishuli / Bhote Kosi rivers
  • Meals during your rafting trip (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • River Permit
  • High-quality self-bailing rafts, life-jackets, helmets, paddles, wet-suits (winter only), dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety & medical equipment
  • Rafting guide & helpers
  • Tented accommodation in beautiful river beach with camp fire (2-day trips only)


  • Flights to/from Nepal and visa costs
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off in Kathmandu (unless otherwise stated)
  • International flight & departure service fee at the international airport
  • Soft drinks, hard drinks, beer or mineral water
  • Hot showers during the trekking period (available at an extra cost)
  • Sleeping bag (available for rent)
  • Travel insurance policy that covers emergency helicopter evacuation
  • Expenses of personal nature (personal items, laundry, calls, etc.)
  • Tips/gratuities for guides, porters, sherpas, and other support or hospitality staff



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Disclaimer:  GOAT Volunteers receives a small commission on the sale of the above programs.  Prices subject to change without notice.  Please inquire for current pricing.