*** The "River Guide Training-2018" organized by NARA & NATHM on 7-19 January, 2018 has concluded at Charaundi, Trisuli River ***             |
Todays : Sunday, February 18, 2018

Rafting & Kayaking in Nepal

Rafting & Kayaking in Nepal

Rafting, Kayaking, Cannoning The fact that you want to raft down Nepal's challenging rivers means that you have long ago graduated from the nursery school of "Row, row, row your boat". The many 'raftable' rivers in Nepal meander between canyons, villages, and virgin forests, wildlife, like needle through thread, weaving the country's rich tapestry of ethno-culture and bio-diversity. Originating in the bowels of the Himalayas, these rivers flow across the length and breadth of Nepal and neighboring India, before emptying mostly into the Bay of Bengal.

Rafting is inarguably the best way of exploring Arcadian Nepal. The waters offer something to everybody: from grade 5-5+ rivers with many raging white water rapids for the brave and the adventurous, to grade 2-3 rivers with a few rapids for the laid-back type. The beautiful thing is that just about anybody, whether old or very young, can raft. Moreover, it can either be a two-week trip or a 2-3 day trip-you decide.

It involves teamwork with the river runner barking instructions from his perch on the aft. You can either do participatory rafting, where you and your group are provided with a runner and barebones staff support, or a "luxury safari style" trip where a full team of staff is provided to address your group's every need and want. Mind you, rafting is not the only way to travel downstream. A few companies offer inflatable kayaks, or fiberglass kayaks for hire.

An extreme sport popular in Europe, Canoeing is now available in Nepal. Canoeing gives you the freedom to explore some of the most ruggedly beautiful, yet forbidden places in the world.

News & Events

River Guide Training-2018 Concluded

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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