Monsoon Madness 10 days
This is a trip for the experienced kayaker who want to challenge Nepal´s big monsoon waters and non-commercial creeks!
This nine day white water challenge is for the experienced kayaker - to participate you should paddle Class III+ waters with confidence and have a solid roll.
The trip is done with the Royal Beach Camp as a base and starts with a couple of days warm up paddling on our home river Trisuli, a big volume river that rocks during the monsoon!
We move on to paddle Thopal Khola and Budi Gandaki off the beaten track. Then we head west and continue kayaking Seti and Marsyangdi rivers!
The trip is lead by one of our experienced river leaders and is a intense kayaking experience.
DAY 1: Arrive at Royal Beach Camp, settle, meet the team and fit your kayak and gear. After lunch we go boating, Trisuli is a big volume river that rocks after monsoon! Join us for dinner and good sleep in a safari tent or bamboo hut by the river.
DAY 2: We spend the day kayaking the mighty Trisuli and punch some massive class IV rapids. Breakfast, lunch and dinner and overnight by the river at Royal Beach Camp.
DAY 3: After breakfast we drive to Thopal Khola, a small class III+ creek that can only be paddled during the monsoon. Thopal Khola drains in Trisuli and we return on our “home river” to the camp. Overnight at Royal Beach Camp.
DAY 4: Time to head to another river off the beaten track - Budi Gandaki. After a full day drive we set up camp by the river.
DAY 5: Full day paddling Budi Gandaki, kayaking big volume, fast moving water, continuous class III – IV rapids. We set up camp by the river.
DAY 6: On our last day we make an early start and continue down Budi Gandaki to the confluence with Trisuli, a fun run with some nice play waves to surf. Arrive to RBC for lunch. Afternoon we do the tiger run on the Trisuli.
DAY 7: In one intense day, we paddle two different rivers. We start early and run the Trishuli down to Mugling where we take transportation onwards to Marsyangdi. We run a 12 km section of class IV+ white water on the iconic Marsyangdi river. We return to Royal Beach Camp for the night.
DAY 8: It's time to kayak Seti river. We put in at Damauli and run down to the confluence with Trisuli. The river is big and offer us some challenging class III – IV water. We stay the night at RBC.
DAY 9: Our final challenge is on the Darundi Khola, a small, beautiful creek with some technical rapids leading into big volume Marsyangdi. We arrive back to RBC join the team for a celebratory BBQ in the evening.
DAY 10: After breakfast packing and departure to Kathmandu.
This expedition requires previous kayaking experience. You should be able to paddle class III+ water confidently, have a solid roll and be willing to push your limit. The river leader will help you develop your paddling skills as you go.
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SEASON: June - September.
NO OF PARTICIPANTS: Group joining or private trip on request.
PRICE: On inquery.
Full board incl. filtered water.
Private Bamboo Hut or Safari Tent accommodation, shared WC at the Royal Beach Camp.
Overnight in local tea houses on shared basis, as per itinerary.
Kayaking with river leader and support team.
Pick up and drop Kathmandu - RBC - Kathmandu.
INSTRUCTORS / GUIDES: Our guides and instructors have many years of experience on Himalayan rivers and are IRGT - , WRT -, BC - and First Aid certified.
WHAT TO BRING:
Personal toiletries, incl. towel, sunscreen, soap & mosquito repellant. Please use eco friendly, biodegradable products.
Sports cloths and shoes for activities. Please use quick dry pants/shorts and t-shirt, avoid cotton. River shoes.
Personal kayaking equipment. Note that it will be subject to inspection. Kayak can be rented if needed.
Sleeping bag, mattress, flashlight and refillable water bottle.
Hat, sunglasses and change of cloths.
Personal medication if applicable.
TRIP STARTS & FINISH AT: Kathmandu.
We can arrange airport service and hotel in Kathmandu on arrival and departure. Please contact us directly.
Please note that the itinerary is subject to change, due to events beyond our control, such as time -, weather - and other safety considerations.