Multi River Kayak Expedition

GRG FAVOURITE

This 9 day itinerary takes you across the country, paddling on 6 world class rivers in just 9 days, traveling through remote villages, incredible scenery and gives you a taste of what whitewater Nepal is really about.

This is our most popular kayaking trip and is exclusive to GRG. This is an itinerary put together by Maila for experienced kayakers and covers 6 rivers in just 8 days. Let us take the hassle out of your trip and we'll organize your transport, accommodation and food leaving you to relax, enjoy the ride and take in all the whitewater. You will need to be a confident Grade III/IV boater to run this trip with a solid role.

This is just a suggested itinerary and can be lengthened or shortened to suit your time schedule (other rivers to consider which work well with this itinerary are the Madi, Kaligandaki and Tamba Kosi). If you think your kayaking ability is not quite up to some of these rivers, please still get in contact as we can switch in something different to suit your ability.

AUTUMN 2017

20th Sept
6th Oct
26th Oct
19th Nov

TRIP DATES

SPRING 2018

15th March
10th April
20th April
5th May

ITINERARY

DAY 1

We'll start things slow and warm up on the Trisuli, just a 3 hour drive from Kathmandu. We will depart from our office in Thamel, Kathmandu at 6.30am. This will give you a chance to try out the big volume whitewater in Nepal and give our guides the chance to decide whether you are competant to take on the other rivers. After 4 hours on the water we will take out and head to Pokhara where we will stay at Hotel Crown in the popular tourist destination of Lakeside. You are free to go out for dinner yourselves tonight so you can try out some of the top quality restaurants that overlook the lake. Class II-III

Lunch included. Hotel accommodation in Pokhara.

DAY 2

Today we will take on the Upper Seti just 40 minutes from Pokhara. A nice run with plenty of whitewater with spectacular views of the Annapurna Mountain Region. This is quite a short river, just an hour and a half long, but if you've got the energy we can always run it twice! Folllowed by another night in Pokhara and Busy Bee bar! Class III-IV

Lunch included. Hotel accommodation in Pokhara.

DAY 3

Today we hit the bolder garden of the Modi, possibly the hardest river we will encounter on this trip. Only a short drive from Pokhara, this is usually the favourite. Class IV

Lunch included. Hotel accommodation in Pokhara.

DAY 4

Rest day in Pokhara. Today is yours to chill out in the lakeside town of Pokhara. Take a boat out onto the lake, trek to the World Peace Pagoda, view the mountains from Sarankot, go mountain biking, paraglide or have a ride on the worlds highest zipline...or if all you really want to do is get back in your boat, we can always organise another river trip for you (for a small additional charge). The possibilities are endless!

No meals today I'm afraid! Hotel accommodation in Pokhara.

DAY 5

Time to say goodbye to Pokhara as we head east, to the Marsyandi for two days of thrilling whitewater. This river is what kayaking in Nepal is really about. Depending on your ability, there are different sections avaliable to run. We need to get in as many runs as we can on this world class river before it is damed and lost forever. Class III-V

Lunch and dinner provided, basic teahouse accommodation

DAY 6

Another day on the Marsyandi. This river is always a highlight for kayakers. It is without doubt some of the best whitewater in the world. After a days paddling we will then head on back to Kathmandu and spend a night here. Ask your guides to take you to the famous Tom and Jerry pub for a quick rum and coke, but not too many, it's an early start in the morning! Class III-V

Breakfast and lunch. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

DAY 7

Today we head up North towards the Tibet border to paddle the Lower Section of the Bhote Kosi. During this time we will stay in a river side resort which offers a swimming pool, pool table, fully stocked bar and thatched tents. Class III-V

Lunch and Dinner provided, Riverside resort accommodation

DAY 8

This is normally a favourite amongtst the British paddlers. We'll take a break from the big volume HImalayan rivers and enjoy more of a creeking style river. Lots of bolders, lots of fun! After 3 hours of great paddling, you'll paddle right the way to camp

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. Riverside resort accommodation.

DAY 9

This is our final day on the Himalayan rivers and perhaps the mightest. The Upper Bhote Kosi is non stop Grade IV rapids and one of the best rivers on offer in Nepal. If however you feel your paddling ability is not up to the Upper section, we can take you on a different section of the Lower Bhote Kosi.

Breakfast and lunch provided. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.

 * This is just a guide and the itinerary may change at short notice depending upon kayaking ability, water levels and weather. If we do not feel that you are competant to paddle the above rivers we will switch to another.

Please note if you want to bring your own kayak, then please feel free to do so, but if you are joining a trip with us we do NOT charge for kayak hire!! Click here to choose your boat.

TRIP INCLUDES

  • All staff, including highly qualified & licensed Guides and professional Safety Kayakers all fluent in English and holding up to date First Aid.
  • All accomodations.
  • Some of your meals and water whilst on the river. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and juice will also be provided. Read our FAQ to see what tasty treats we will serve you.
  • Transportation to and from the river by bus. (A variety of tourists buses, private 4x4s and local transportation will be used)
  • All equipment, including PFD's, helmets, dry tops, throw bags, dry bags, pelican boxes, wetsuits, paddles, etc all at international standards and regularly checked.
  • Kayak Hire.
  • River permits where necessary.
  • Extensive medical kits.
  • Trip photos *make sure you bring a USB stick along with you.
  • NOT INCLUDED

  • Unrelated travel, visas, insurance, travel documents etc...
  • Additional meals not mentioned below.
  • Items of a personal nature (toiletries, personal medication, clothing, camers...)
  • Personal insurance.
  • Alcohol and additional snacks.
  • Travel insurance. (To travel with GRG's you are required to have adequate insurance for the activity you are participating in, we have the necessary insurance for our crew but you must have your own separate policy)
  • Optional tips for guides.
  • CUSTOMER REVIEW

    Luke Devall, Scotland - "Just wanted to say a big thank you for all the work you guys did to make our trip so excellent earlier this month. The amount of paddling we packed in to the days we were with you was very impressive! I really don't think there is any way we could have achieved it without the local knowledge and experience of the whole GRG team. The guiding provided by your guys on the river is world class, it meant we could just enjoy the river instead of stressing about what and where to inspect. The kit you guys provide is top quality as well, so kudos on that front! A trip we will never forget"