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Friday, October 19, 2018

About Nara

Nepal Association of Rafting Agents was registered (Government Recognized) on 26th December 1989. NARA is an association of all the rafting outfitters of Nepal and is the only one Association where we get all kinds of information about rafting trip in Nepal such as. Rafting information of Nepal, Rafting equipment and the rafting agencies of Nepal.

The main purpose of our association (NARA) is to introduce and promote Nepal’s rafting (River sports) in national and international sector. We trained people and create job to help unemployment problem. We promote and advertise rafting in international sector and bring more tourists to help earn more foreign currency and revenue to the Government.

NARA co-ordinate with Government of Nepal to facilitates its members. In another word, NARA is a mediator between Government and its members.

NARA has been participating in international rafting events (Rafting competition and rally) since 1989, and has organized Himalayan international Whitewater Rafting Competition in year 1998 on the auspicious occasion of “Visit Nepal Year” We have organized training problems since our establishment. We have already trained 600 River guides in different subject as First- Ai, AR (Artificial Respiration) CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) River rescue Basic River Guide, Kayak training & SRT Training.

We have been doing other social activities every year since we are established. We are donating blood every year on NARA day. We run river site cleaning programs, toilet construction and tree  plantation. We are much concern about pollution and environment of the country and our natural resources and tourist facilities.

News & Events

River Guide Training-2018 Concluded


Durga Dutta Dhakal, Executive Director of Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management(NATHM) distributed  the "Letter of Appreciation" for the guide training Instructors and temporary guide identification certificates to the 51 trainees as a chief guest at the "River Guide Trainin-2018" closing ceremony on 19th Janauary, 2018 at Charaudi, Trisuli River, organized by NARA and NATHM (7-19th January) 13 days long practical training.


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38th World Tourism Day Celebrated amid Dashain Festival



Maheshwar Neupane Secretary and Joint Secretary Ghanashyam Upadhaya of MoCTCA, honored higher foreign currency earning in three categories in tourism industries of Nepal. Similarly Deepak Raj Joshi, Chief Executive Officer of Nepal Tourism Board awarded to other category for domestic tourism promoter.

Nepal Association of Rafting Agencies (NARA) Executive Committee, Staffs and NARA member companies participated at the rally with the slogan of banner "Sustainable Tourism-A Tool for Development" – 2017. NARA EC has announced the "Rafting Program" on 25th September from Tribhuban International Airport and Pokhara Airport for 6 and 4 first coming international tourists to Trisuli and Upper Seti River.  

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River Guide Refresher Training Kicks off


Nepal Association of Rafting Agencies(NARA) organized the two days "River Guide Refresher Training-2017" for the  rafting guide certificate holder guides in a cooperation with Nepal Tourism Board from today on September 19, 2017 at Trisuli River.  

According to the training coordinator and NARA Secretary Visma Raj Thapaliya, President Nim B. Magar, Vice-President Kamal Thakuri, Secretary Vishma Raj Thapaliya and Dipak Nepal are participating as instructor-river. In First Aid Training Janardan Ghimire and in Leadership & Motivation Training Krishna Ghimire are also participating as instructors in the training.Similarly IPP Chandra P. Dahal, Executive Memeber Bishnuhari Silwal, Uddhab Kadel and Raju Khadka is participating at the refresher training program. It is believed that 60 participants would be taking parts in the training.


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Sworn in & Handover Program Conclude


Nepal Association of Rafting Association organized swearing-in of oath and handover ceremony of the newly elected executive committee on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at NARA secretariat hall, Paknajol, Thamel. Chief election officer Iswari Prashad Bhattrai has taken the oath of office and certificate distributed with congratulation for the elected executive committee of NARA. Ongoing IPP Chandra Bdr. Dahal welcome to elected President Nim Bdr. Magar, ongoing General Secretary Shekhar B. Thapa exchange all the documents and Minute book to the elected General Secretary Shankar Adhikari and ongoing Treasurer Jagat B. Dahal exchange the financial documents to the elected treasurer Shishir Khanal at the program.   


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Nim Bahadur Magar elected NARA President


Nim Bahadur Magar elected in the 29th NARA Election. His team was succeeded to win the election, General Secretary Shiva Adhikari, Treasurer Shishir Khanal and Joint-Treasurer Rita Adhikari has already been declared.   Elected team was congratulated with Khada by NARA Past Presidents Kumar Ranabhat (Founder G.S),  Mahindra Singh Thapa and  I.P President Nanikaji Thapa in a program at the hall. Similarly Vice-President Kamal Bahadur Thakuri, Secretary Vishma Raj Thapaliya and Executive Member Bishnuhari Silwal, Uddhab Kadel and Raju Khadka has elected in the election as well.


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NARA Rescue Team in Operation to Tarai Region


NARA EC 53rd Emergency Meeting form the five members "Flood Victim Rescue and Help Committee" 1. Mr. Surya Joshi-Coordinator 2. Ganga P. Nepal-Member 3. Bhisma Raj Thapalia-Member 4. Shekhar Bdr. Thapa-Member 5. Nim Bdr. Magar-Member on Aug. 13, 2017. Rescues Team of NARA have been working to Tarai areas since the couple of days with rafting gears to rescue the flood victims in a joint co-ordination of Armed Police Force of Nepal. In NARA history, organization has been playing a vital role in rescue mission whenever nation faced natural disaster and human catastrophic of flood.


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