Canyoning adventures in Nepal!!
Cannoning is a new adventure tourism sport of Nepal. It is an activity that involves assailing, sliding, jumping, swimming, and climbing down waterfalls through steep canyon walls to deep pools. This unique combination of skills gives the intrepid canyoneer the freedom to explore some of the most ruggedly beautiful, yet forbidden places in the world.
As many true adventure seekers have discovered, the most exciting spot for swimming begins at the very edge of a 45m waterfall. After the first descent, abseil another 25m down a steep canyon, past wild rock formations, through powerful blasts of water. At the end of the excursion, make your last jump and submerge ourselves into a pool. Once on the ground, rest on a beach within the canyon walls and swim out between narrow boulders.
From sheer cliffs and slides to pounding waterfalls, you will experience all the joys of cannoning. Apart from all the fun and games and despite its apparent simplicity, this sport requires the guidance of an expert.
A short cannoning trip can be organized according to the itinerary bellow:
Day o1: Depart at 6:00 am from Kathmandu. Half day cannoning plus training, instruction and techniques
Day 02: Full day cannoning with lunch during the descent. Arrive Kathmandu in the evening.
Rafting & Crayoning Tour in Famous River:
Nepal River Profiles: So far the government has opened sections of 10 rivers for commercial rafting.
Karnali (arcade 4-5): Nepal's longest; it flows through steep, jagged canyons whrer the rapids are tightly-packed, offering continuous challenging water at all flows. Either a bus ride to far-western Nepal or a flight to Nepalgunj can take you there. The river section takes about 7 days to navigate, even as you explore canyons and waterfalls. For those craving an adrenaline rush, this river is a must.
Sun Kosi (grade 4-5): This is the longest river trip (270km) offered in Nepal. You begin at Dolalghat just three hours out of Katmandu and end in Chatara, down the Gangetic Plain of north India, 9 or 10 days later. The Sun Kosi starts off with relatively mild rapids the first couple of days. The surprises sneak up on you during the last days. It is considered one of the world's top 10 classic river journeys.
Trisuli (grade 3+): The cheapest river trip available in Nepal, where you pay $22 or so per day. Although relatively unsafe during monsoon, it is fun otherwise. A Trisuli river trip can be combined with trips to Chitwan or Pokhara. It is undoubtedly the most popular of Nepal's raftable rivers.
Kali Gandaki (grade 5-5+): Sacred Hindu river, here the rapids are technically challenging, winding through canyons and gorges. Starting at Baglung, you could raft down to Ramdighat in five-six days. You may then continue on to the confluence with the Trisuli at Devghat, adding another 130 km and 3-4 days.
Bhote Kosi (grade 4-5): A couple of hours out of Kathmandu, it is 26 km of continuous white water. Can be done in 2 days. It is the steepest river rafted in Nepal, requiring Zen-like concentration from the river-runner, and offering an adrenaline rush even in low-water months. Starting above Barabise, you raft down to the dam at Lamosangu.
Upper Sun Kosi (grade 1-2): Begins at Khadichour and ends in Dolalghat. The river is lined with clean sandy beaches, which make for great picnic or camping spots. The trip offers a great family getaway, far from the madding crowd.
Marsyangdi (grade 5-5+): The raging Marsyangdi is four days of continuous white water. Begins from the village of Ngadi, up from Besisahar. As the rapids are unrelenting, it is advised that you consult companies with lots of experience on under their belt. For people looking for a 5-6 day trip with raging rapids, the Marsyangdi is definitely where it is at.
Other rivers in Nepal: The Bheri in western Nepal can be combined with a visit to the Royal Bardia National park. The Arun from Tumlingtar is another option.