Rapidrunner Expeditions – The Best Rafting in Nepal, based in Pokhara

Safety

Safety First when Rafting in Nepal

Over many years we have developed a team of skilled Nepalese river guides. Their shared rafting experience, both in Nepal and internationally, ensures that our company enjoys an enviable reputation for safety and service. However white-water rafting involves some risk and requires a degree of physical fitness. Rapidrunner Expeditions is a member of the Nepalese Rafting Association (NARA).

Our Guides

All our Guides are members of HRGAN (Himalayan River Guide Association of Nepal) and have current Wilderness First Aid and SWRT (Swift Water Rescue Technician) Qualifications. Our guides will start every trip with a full safety and equipment briefing, including rescue demonstrations. On every trip we ensure that there is a minimum of one safety kayaker for every paddle raft.

Equipment

We provide CE rated buoyancy aids, helmets, paddles and spray jackets and wetsuits (for colder days). You just need to bring your personal belongings, a sense of adventure and a big smile. Our equipment is regularly checked and cleaned to ensure you get the best out of your experience when rafting in Nepal.

Emergency Planning

At Rapidrunner we take your safety very seriously and we have undertaken full Risk Assessments and set an Emergency Action Plan so that if anything happens on the river we can deal with it quickly and professionally. Incase of emergency situations, all our trip leaders carry a comprehensive wilderness first aid kit including basic medicines. All Guides carry mobile or satellite phones, and are able to initiate helicopter & paramedic rescue if required.

Rapidrunner Expeditions requires that all clients hold valid travel insurance and that full details are provided to Rapidrunner Expeditions prior to departure.  If you do not have insurance you can purchase some with ‘World Nomads’  who can arrange policies both before you travel and once you are already in Nepal.