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Kayaking in Nepal

Kayaking is a water sport similar to rafting, only that it’s an individual activity. Made from a special type of plastic, Kayaks have a flotation device inserted to aid buoyancy. In the recent years this whitewater sport has become an increasingly popular activity among whitewater enthusiast worldwide.

We run a series of kayak clinics for those with little or no previous kayaking experience. The clinic covers all the basic skills of kayaking and the art of reading whitewater. The thrill and gratification of learning to kayak in the Himalayas is a great start to kayaking. These introductory courses are designed for those with little or no previous kayaking experience. Throughout the clinic, you cover all the basic skills including paddle strokes, Eskimo rolls, Eskimo rescues and the art of reading whitewater. We have some of the best kayak instructors in the world with strong history of running rivers worldwide. The priority is safety, however, not forgetting the joys of a more intimate relationship with the magical Himalayan Rivers. The clinics are supported by state-of-the-art rafting equipments, which carry all personal gears, camping and other supplies down the river to our campsites.

Seti Kayak Clinic                                                                                      4 days ex Pokhara
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The Seti River is one of the most beautiful and pristine rivers in the Himalayas with dense remote jungle, exquisite sandy beaches and class II - III whitewater, perfect for beginner kayakers. Flowing turquoise blue and warm, the Seti River meanders through an isolated wilderness of contorted limestone gorges, forests and stunning country side of rural Nepal.


Training begins with familiarization of being in a kayak on Pokhara’s Lake Phewa. This provides an added confidence and an opportunity to learn the basis of kayaking.  From the put-in point just below Damauli, a short two-hour drive from Pokhara, until the take-out, we live, breathe and sleep kayaking. Our staffs are expert kayakers and instructors with a strong history of running rivers worldwide and are always willing to share their enthusiasm and expertise.


Every day is a combination of riverside theoretical and practical whitewater instruction and although progress depends on the individual, by the last day almost everyone will have got the hang of a reliable whitewater roll and can easily make their way through Class III rapids. The clinics have support rafts that follow the kayakers down the river with personal gear and camping supplies.

 

ITINERARY

Day 01: Familiarization on the Phewa lake in Pokhara. After lunch drive to the river put in point.

Day 02: Full day on the River

Day 03: Full day Kayaking on the Seti river

Day 04: Half day kayak and take out after lunch. Drive back to Pokhara.

 

Physical fitness

You do not have to be an athlete to join our trips. A reasonable level of fitness is recommended though, as it will add to the enjoyment of your adventure. However, we do suggest good swimming ability, although non swimmer can also be accommodated. Our high buoyancy life jackets and helmets mean there is little chance of getting in trouble, should you fall in.

Safety

Safety is the number one priority on our river trips and our outstanding records shows just that. To ensure a safe trip, we employ some of the world's most experienced rafting guides and kayak instructors. All our guides are professionally certified and skilled in running whitewater expeditions. In the company of our highly experienced kayak instructors you will not only learn the skills of kayaking but learn to love this sport.


Cost
: US $ 250 per person (ex Pokhara)


Cost Includes
: All meals, transportation to the put-in point and back from the take-out point, all kayaking equipments and accommodation on a twin sharing basis. 

Not Included: Sleeping bags/ mattresses, alcoholic beverages, personal expenses and insurance.


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