The Himalayan range that has attracted mountaineers and trekkers from all around the world also feed some of the finest rafting and kayaking courses. As a matter of fact, its no surprising now to see that white water sports has become a popular activity in Nepal, providing yet another exciting outdoor to the visitor. With the glaciers of the high Himalayas acting as a perennial source of ample water, its collection at the bottom creates the most emotional rivers in the world. It then becomes a challenge for river runners as they “cruise” against the roaring rapids.
It is due to Nepal’s steep terrain, the rivers churn with extra ferocity while charging down the gorges to offer some of the best white waters in the world. River courses are graded from 1 to 6 in the international scale with class 1 being the easiest and Class 6 the toughest. Anyone physically fit, and even without any prior experiences, can safely venture into rivers running from Class 1 to 3. However, classes 4 and 5 are recommended only to confident and strong swimmers with prior rafting experiences. Class 6, the ultimate, is for dare-devils – extremely difficult and at times, impossible.