FAQ

Wear whatever is comfortable. It is recommended to have a sturdy pair of broken-in trail shoes, boots, or sneakers. It is preferable to dress in layers and wear clothing that will wick away perspiration and keep you dry and comfortable

We understand that you may not have a printer handy when you’re traveling so it is not necessary to have a printed copy. However, we require that you show ID matching your reservation and also the Order # that is immediately emailed to you after you make your reservation.

Can white water rafts sink?

The rafts that we use are made of very strong, specially made rubber and each boat is

split up into several compartments. This means that on the rare occasion a boat is

punctured all odds are that just one compartment is leaking, so rafts do not generally

sink.

Can I bring my camera along?

Yes you can bring your camera along, and you should definitely bring one since Nepal

is positively full of amazing, scenic views! On most of our trips, we provide a waterproof

pelican case for your use.

Is there a guide in each rafting boat?

Yes there is a specially trained and certified river guide in each one of our boats.

Do I need insurance before going on one of your trips?

We recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in

adventure activities in Nepal, we actually recommend that when ever and where ever

you travel you take out a good travel insurance… as world travelers our selves it has

saved us money and aggravation many times…

Can I join the trip by myself?

People join our trips in all sorts of capacities. People traveling solo,, couples and groups

of friends. We would like to say that people who choose rafting are cool and friendly.

Even if you are traveling alone, we guarantee you it will not take you so long to feel safe

and get friendly feeling.

Do I need previous white water experience?

Most of our clients have never rafted before or have done a day trip somewhere else in

the world. We’ll provide you with all the necessary information on our pre-departure

meeting and need river instruction and paddle briefings will be explained by your trip

leader. Rafting is a fun, team activity that all people are able to participate in.

Do we fall out of the boat?

A popular myth is that “falling out of the boat is much more fun than sitting in the boat”.

But however, we would like to keep you inside the boat while running the challenging

rivers. That’s not to say we don’t have the occasional swimmer, however it remains the

exception rather than the rule. In the event you do fall out, you’ll be rescued by one of

our safety kayakers or safety gear boat who sits poised in the middle of the rapids.

Who will be looking after me?

We are confident our guides will give you the best holiday you have ever had! These

river professionals are energetic individuals driven by their love of the river and their

lifestyle.

What do I wear on and off the river?

Nepal is a warm and sunny country, the key is sun protection! We recommend long

sleeved shirts to keep the sun off. In cooler climates we suggest you bring a thermal

long sleeved base layer. Around camp dress is very casual but it can get cooler in the

evenings. Full list of what to bring can be found in this link. What to bring?

What happens if I get sick or hurt?

Due to the nature of a river journey, you are often in remote locations and we want to

make you feel comfortable in your new environment. Our river teams are qualified

professionals who are trained in Wilderness First Aid and CPR as well as Swift-water

Rescue Technicians. We carry an advance first aid kit on all of our trips. In the case

where you cannot continue the trip we have the ability to evacuate you by land or by air.

What is food like in my rafting trip?

If you are on your diet plan, it’s time to forget it during this trip. As many of our guides

live in the outdoors for a vast proportion of the year, they conjure up gourmet dishes for

you to feast on after your days rafting. Typically for breakfast you might have fruit and

cereals or a cooked breakfast, lunches are generally subway style sandwiches or fresh

salads and for evening meals, you’ll start with tea, biscuits or soup followed by a

sumptuous main meal with dessert to finish off.

Do you have option for vegetarian or people with allergies?

I have never camped before?

Welcome to the beginning of your adventure life. Camping is the best part of our tour,

In a simple word we say “camping is awesome”. Now this is time to find out if this saying

is right “you sleep better when you hear the river”.

What is the minimum age limit?

On most of our trips the minimum age is 16 years and over. Under 18 should have

disclaimer from their parents or guardians they are traveling with.

Do I have to know how to swim to go on river rafting?

Yes, absolutely, each paddler on a rafting boat has to know how to swim.

Is white water rafting dangerous?

Danger is in the eye of the beholder. We have been operating whitewater rafting since

1998 without incident, however there is danger involved. With all our years of

experience, and keeping safety as our first and foremost priority we use professional

guides and the best in white water equipment, we do our best to minimize risk. We use

safety kayakers in every single trip and we use gear rafts as an additional safety on

longer trips where gear boats are used and extra safety are needed.

Do I need to bring anything special?

Yes…. Happiness and sense of humor.

Where do my belongings go when I am rafting?

Each of our clients receives a waterproof dry bag for their own personal clothing during

the trip. These are then packed onto the rafts and tied on securely. All the heavy and

bulky items we take on the trip are rowed down the river on our gear raft.

How fit do I have to be?

We do not require super human fitness for a river journey. However, the fitter you are,

the more you will get from your adventure. There are opportunities for side hikes up

canyons and to nearby points of interest on your trip. Alternatively if you’d prefer to sit in

camp and enjoy a glass of wine or beer and read your book or listen to your favorite

music, that’s perfect. It is your holiday after all.

River Life “Time doesn’t matter here. We live by the rhythm of nature”

Sunrise

You will be probably waken up by sun hitting up your tent or birds singing or may be the

smell of freshly brewed coffee that your guide is drinking enjoying the early sun heat.

After a break fast we pack up our camp and start loading. Before we jump on our boat

we do a short warm up then we are physically and mentally ready for our day

adventure.

First splashes

Doesn’t matter which trip you are in, we are sure you will get your first splash after a

short float, or you will end up in a water splashing fight with other boats. After all we are

excited for an adventure ahead.

Mid day

Back on the river you will tackle some more fun white water. Depending on what river

you are on, you may spot some wildlife sunning itself on the banks of the river, drinking

or flying above. There is always something to look at, even if it is just the stunning

scenery.

Afternoon

After couple hours of paddling we reach the camp. After unpacking the rafts and setting

up camp, it is time to enjoy some cool sundowner drinks and snacks. Bar is open! The

time is yours to do what you like: read a book, have a chat, play some cards, swim, take

a walk or become a kitchen-chopping member. Kitchen is the place where all the gossip

of the day ravels.

Sundown

The camp will be lit by campfire. We all gather around campfire, shipping rum punch,

sharing stories, and telling jokes. When its time for bed you choose if you want to sleep

in “multi million star hotel” outside or in your tent. Choice is yours and where ever you

are sure you will sleep well.

Please contact us to get the latest information on your desired trip.

Yes. Reservations are required for guaranteed spots on all tours. Reservations help us determine the number of guides we need to ensure that our groups remain manageable and enjoyable, and they allow us to notify you of changes to the tour due to weather or anything that could disturb the tours.

We do hike in the rain, snow, wind and any other weather conditions that nature decides to throw at us. After all, we’re going on adventures! If the weather is unsafe for any reason, the trip will be changed or postponed. You will be notified the week of your trip if there are changes due to weather.

You must call 72 hours ahead of your scheduled tour for a full refund. Within 72 hours you will assess a $35 termination fee. There are no refunds for cancellations within 24 hours of your tour, or if you decide not to show up.

No, we do not charge any extra fees or fuel surcharges. The listed price is the price you pay. Including tax.

Not much, remember our trips are all inclusive. We do suggest you bring appropriate clothing to fit the season and a day pack to carry extra snacks and water.