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Welcome to Himalayan River Exploration

Himalayan River Exploration (HRE), the pioneer rafting company in Nepal, operates rafting trips on all the major rivers; the Trishuli, Seti, Bhote Koshi, Bheri, Karnali, Kali Gandaki, Tamur and the Sun Koshi. Rafting in Nepal is a rewarding and exhilarating experience as one passes through some of the most exciting and scenic regions in the world. A traveller is taken to the very heart of this magical land and rafting is one of the most exciting ways of exploring Nepal’s ancient and unspoiled landscapes. White water rafting combines serene floating with the excitement and adrenalin of white-water rapids as well as the opportunity to camp on secluded river beaches and interact with diverse local people from remote communities.

Himalayan River Exploration offers a wide choice of river trips lasting from one to nine days. Trips are graded from gentle floats with occasional mild rapids right up to extreme white water. A combination of experiences are available on rafting expeditions to include treks, rafting and the rich wildlife of Nepal’s lowland national parks. These include a two-day scenic trip on the Trishuli River to Tiger Tops in Chitwan and rafting on the Bheri or Karnali rivers in west Nepal combined with jungle safaris at Karnali Lodge and Camp in Bardia National Park.

Himalayan River Exploration’s trips are run with high quality imported rafts (Avon UK) made from heavy gauge material. Each raft has six to nine independently inflated individual compartments that are specially designed for safety. The rafts are rowed by professional river guides who are also trained in emergency procedures like first aid, resuscitation and white-water rescue techniques. Rafting guides also know the local history, flora and fauna, the geology of Nepal and other aspects of this fascinating country.

Life jackets are provided for each guest as well as all camping equipment. Waterproof bags for clothing and watertight barrels for cameras and binoculars are also provided. A comprehensive briefing is given prior to your departure. Himalayan River Exploration has run successful pioneering descents on the Tamur, Marsyangdi, Seti, Arun and Kali Gandaki in Nepal and on the Ranjeet and Teesta rivers in Sikkim.