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


1. Easy (Family-friendly) Trip

Lower Seti $140
Duration: 2 days
Grade: 2 to 3

Trisuli $50
Duration: 1 day
Grade: 2 to 3

2. Advanced Trip

Upper Seti $50
Duration: Half day
Grade: 3 to 3+

Marsyangdi $210
Duration: 2 days
Grade: 3 to 5

Kali Gandaki $210
Duration: 3 days
Grade: 3/4

3. Expeditions

Sun Kosi $800
Duration: 8 days
Grade: 3/4

Tamur $1000
Duration: 12 days
Grade: 4 to 4+

Karnali $1000
Duration: 10 days
Grade: 4

4. Specialist Expeditions

The Join Adventures Team is a team of highly qualified and experienced paddlers who specialize in extended multi river expeditions. Expeditions are unique in that every expedition is facilitated by a minimum of 3 Join Adventures Leadership Team Members. Providing the highest standard of professionalism, dedication and sharing of local and team culture.  Tailored expeditions range from 10 to 40 days as all inclusive packages.

Grading System

Rivers here are graded from class I to VI with class I with easy-moving water with few obstacles, and class VI being considered nearly impossible to navigate and a hazard to life. Anyone who is in reasonable physical shape and not afraid of water can safely go rafting on rivers with grading from I to III. From IV to VI, people should be active, confident and preferably have some rafting experience.

Grading: from I to VI

Grading of the rivers vary with the season, since their discharge varies. They are turbulent and wild and adventure during the monsoon season, similarly due to the low water level in spring become fast current and become mild in winter. So the grading information based on Autumn October to November.

Class I – Easy: Moving water with occasional small rapids. Few or no obstacles.
Class II – Moderate: Small Rapids with regular waves. Some maneuvering required but easy to navigate.
Class III – Difficult: Rapids with irregular waves and hazards that need avoiding. More difficult maneuvering required but routes are normally obvious. Scouting from shore is occasionally required.
Class IV – Very Difficult: Large rapids that require careful maneuvering. Dangerous hazards. Scouting from shore is often necessary and rescue is difficult. Kayakers should be able to roll. Turbulent water and large irregular waves may flip rafts. In the event of mishap, there is significant risk of loss damage and/or injury.
Class V- Extremely Difficult: Difficulties of class 5 carried out to the extreme of navigability. Might possible (but not probably) be run by a team of experts at the right water level, in the right conditions with all possible safety precautions, but still with considerable hazard to life.
Class VI – Extremely Dangerous: Classified as unraftable. All previous difficulties increased to the limit of practicability. Very confused, very violent, exploding and folding water so difficult that controlled navigation by raft is virtually impossible.