Monsoon Kayak Expedition
Many people are put off coming to Nepal in the monsoon because the waters are too high, and yes they are, but with a country with over 6,000 rivers - there is always something to paddle. This trip is for those who want to experience big volume rivers and non commercial sections of the rivers. This trip is led only by our very best kayakers and if you have the experience, we think kayaking in the monsoon is one of the best times to visit Nepal!
This is an itinerary we have put together for experienced paddlers (Must be solid Grade III+ with roll, with some experience of big volume rivers) for the months of June - Sept.
We'll start things off with a warm up on the Trisuli, just a 3 hour drive from Kathmandu, although we say 'warm up' this is one of the biggest volume rivers we will come across. But with big bouncy wave trains, this is still a safe river and A LOT of fun! We will depart from our office in 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 rivers that come next. After 4 hours on the water we will take out and head to Damauli where we will make camp for the night.
Lunch & Dinner included. Camping accommodation. Optional free day in Pokhara can be added here if you wish.
Normally it takes us two days to complete the Lower Seti, but with the high monsoon flows we will sail through it in just one taking us back to the Trisuli River. From here we then jump in our jeep and transfer to the Marsyandi so we're ready for tomorrow.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Hotel tea house accommodation by the Marsyandi
We normally run higher sections of this river, but due to the levels this will not be possible, instead we will run the lower section of the Marsyandi which during the monsoon is an epic river! We will then head to Kathmandu for a night in Tom and Jerries and a 'proper' shower!
Breakfast and lunch included. Kathmandu Hotel accommodation
Although the Upper Bhote Kosi is a big no no during the monsoon, the Lower section is at it's best. Depending on your kayaking abilities we may scout and portage a few rapids, but other than that it's big trains, a few play holes and a whole heap of fun!
Lunch and dinner provided. Stay at Sukute Resort.
Today we're headed to the Belephii, a short off road drive gets us to the put in for this bolder garden on a river and unfortunatley it's the last river of the trip. Once we take out at Sukute, it's a two hour drive back to Kathmandu.
Breakfast and lunch provided. Kathmandu hotel accommodation.
Depending on the water levels we may be able to add a few more rivers, but we won't know this until the monsoon starts. Other options during the monsoon for experienced kayakers - blast the Sun Kosi in 5 days! Massive wave trains and big volume water makes for some great boating...Ask us for details