whitewater kayaking nepal

Multi River Kayak Expedition


This unique 9 day itinerary exclusive to GRG takes you across the country, paddling on 7 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.

Our multiriver kayak expedition Nepal is our most popular whitewater kayaking trip and is exclusive to GRG. This is an itinerary put together by Maila (the main man of GRG) for intermediate to experienced kayakers and covers 7 rivers in just 9 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 with a solid roll to run this trip.

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. We regularly bring this trip down a Grade to suit Grade III paddlers. Anything is possible… just ask!

Please view our detailed itinerary below



6th - 14th March
19th- 27th April
5th - 13th May


30th October - 7th November

Or on request









9 days

GRG Office, Thamel, Kathmandu at 6.30am on fixed departure dates

Seven different rivers throughout Nepal

End of Sept-Early Dec or March – May

GB£750 per person


Trisuli River

We’ll start things slow and warm up on the Trisuli, just a 3 hour drive from Kathmandu.  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 competent to take on the other rivers.

The river starts of quite gently, giving you a chance to warm up into the big volume, pool drop style of Himalayan paddling. We will then stop for a spot of lunch on a beautiful sandy beach before taking on the biggest series of rapids of the day. Highlights include rapids such as Ladies Delight, Landslide, Monsoon and the monster Upset! Make it through these and you are home and dry. Just a quick flat paddle to our riverside camp, Gurung Valley. Here we will take out, have a chance to relax on our private beach and give you a cup of tea to recharge your batteries!

It’s then a quick walk up the hill where your vehicle will be waiting to take you to the popular tourist town of Lakeside, Pokhara, which is around a 3 hour drive.

 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, ask us for recommendations of the best places for Steak and Momos!

Class II-III+

Lunch included. Hotel accommodation in Pokhara.

Upper Seti

Today we will take on the Upper Seti. Just 40 minutes from Pokhara.

We will have time for a bit of a lie in this morning if people would like as the river is not too far to travel. 

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!

This river is more steep and creaky than the Trisuli and many paddlers have compared it to paddling in the Alps. More continuous rapids leave little time to take in the scenery (especially as the best views are behind you!). But we will stop every now and then so you can catch your breath and look back at the mighty Himalayas looming behind us.

Tonight it’s another night in the popular tourist destination of Lakeside. Join your guides for a drink or explore the town yourself.

Class III-IV

Lunch included. Hotel accommodation in Pokhara.


Today we hit the bolder garden of the Modi, possibly the hardest river we will encounter on this trip.

Depending on when you join us, we may have to cut this river out as it can get extremely low and then it is not possible to run.

This is usually the favourite of the trip and then back for another night in Pokhara.

Class IV

Lunch included. Hotel accommodation in Pokhara.

Rest Day

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, paragliding 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! Check out our blog for the best 9 things to do in Pokhara for some ideas. You can arrange your day yourself or let us know what you fancy doing and we’ll give you our recommendations.

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

If you would like to extend your trip, there are options to add another rest day here, or add a trip to the Kaligandaki river which is an additional 3 days.

Upper Marsyangdi

Time to say goodbye to Pokhara as we head east, to the Marsyangdi for two days of thrilling whitewater. This river is what kayaking in Nepal is really about.

Depending on your ability, there are different sections available to run. We need to get in as many runs as we can on this world class river before it is dammed and lost forever.

The initial plan is to run the Upper section from Bhulebhule to Besishar, but this really depends on peoples paddling abilities, and we may run a lower section instead. 

We will stay overnight at a local tea house, which are normally used to host trekkers before they embark on their Annapurna treks in the Himalaya.

Class III-V

Lunch and dinner provided, basic tea house accommodation

Lower Marsyangdi

Another day on the Marsyandi. Usually on this day we will run from Bhotewodar to Tuture, but again, this will depend on the section we ran the day before and on the groups paddling abilities.

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

Lower Bhote Kosi

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


This is normally a favorite among the British paddlers. We’ll take a break from the big volume Himalayan rivers and enjoy more of a creaking style river. Lots of boulders, lots of fun! After 3 hours of great paddling, you’ll paddle right the way to camp

Grade III+/IV

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. Riverside resort accommodation.

Upper Bote Kosi

This is our final day on the Himalayan rivers and perhaps the mightiest. 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.

Grade IV/V

Breakfast and lunch provided. No accommodation provided this night. We will drop you in Thamel, Kathmandu around 7pm.

 * 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.


  • All staff, including highly qualified & licensed Guides and professional Safety Kayakers all fluent in English and holding up to date First Aid.
  • All accommodations as per the above itinerary 
  • 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 each river by bus. (A variety of tourists buses, private 4x4s and local transportation will be used)
  • All equipment, including PFD’s, paddles, helmets, dry tops, throw bags, dry bags, pelican boxes, wetsuits, 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. 


  • 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.

    "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"
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    Luke Devall



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