With the onset of so much development and roads on the Sun Kosi River, we have decided to set our focus more on sending clients to the Karnali and Tamur rivers, allowing our guests to get remote and disconnect, in a familiar theme with many of our other destinations such as the Grand Canyon and the Zambezi. The Karnali River is in the “wild west” of Nepal and offers some of the best rapids in the world, stunning beaches and the opportunity to view wildlife at close range. Mugger crocodiles and even leopards have been spotted on previous trips. It is world class rapids such as “Godshouse” Flip and Strip, Juicer, Freight Train and Sweetness & Light most people go for. BIG WARM WATER! No, it is not cold Himalayas. At the same latitude as Florida, experience sun drenched beaches and gorgeous waterfalls on your journey. Many guests take the opportunity after the trip for a few days exploring Bardia National Park, Nepal, premier wildlife sanctuary with it’s elephants, rhino’s and the rare Bengal tiger. Slip away for a few days relaxation at this stunning park before traveling back to Kathmandu and the vibrancy that engulfs this special city.
Mountains feed rivers with water from snowmelt, so why not make this fall the season to head out to that most impressive of all mountain ranges, The Himalaya for a spectacular whitewater rafting trip on what can only be described as incredible journeys. There are two main seasons for rafting in Nepal, the spring season from late February until early May and the post monsoon fall or autumn season when generally the rivers are at their biggest and the weather is at it’s best. In our opinion, Nepal has three world class river trips to run from September. The Sun Kosi River is the biggest volume river in Nepal, fed from the mountains in Tibet and Eastern Nepal. Many large tributaries such as the Dudh Kosi (the river from Mount Everest) feed into the Sun Kosi, which ultimately runs into the Ganges near to the Indian border. The Sun Kosi as a river trip, is fantastic. In September you will camp on post monsoon, expansive sandy beaches and experience big volume rapids every bit as big and fun as the Zambezi River. The river trip starts near Dolaghat and runs 270 kilometres down to Chatara where you can take the … Continue reading
Water By Nature are proud to announce 2 amazing new trips for 2010. Nepal and Zambia have been two of our more popular destinations for clients, so it made sense to offer more choice for our customers. In Nepal, we have chosen a wonderful introduction to expeditionary river trips, on the Karnali River in Western Nepal. Despite the trip starting and finishing in the vibrant city of Kathmandu, travelers will get the chance to explore Nepal’s Wild West. On the river, you’ll experience some wonderful jungle, big water rapids and spectacular beaches. The lower reaches have incredible wildlife such as mugger crocodiles and large catfish. You may even like to try your hand at fishing for dinner! But don’t worry, we’ll feed you wonderful cuisine along the way. Our new trip for the Zambezi features a choice of activities after a four day river trip, rafting the best rapids on the Zambezi River. This trip was made famous in 2008 when we took Jack Osbourne and Elijah Wood on the ITV Celebrity Adrenaline Junkie series. Just like them, we’ll fly you back in style to Livingstone after the rafting trip to a wonderful hotel on the banks of the river. … Continue reading