Ranked #3 in Tripadivisor by travelers who recommended this trip, Paddle Nepal’s day trip is a great way to experience white water kayaking in Nepal. Paddle Nepal is owned and operated by members of the Nepal National White Water and Rafting Team. Nim B. Magar and his two Brothers Santosh and Som Magar were all part of the National Kayak and Raft Team. In fact, Nim is the 11 time National Kayak Champion and team captain of the Natinal Raft Team. Aside from people with great exprience in rafting, the management consits of members who have extenisve experience and are licensed in wilderness first aid and rescue. In additon to providing an enjoyable experience, safty is also a primary concern for Paddle Nepal team.
Of the 36 reviews in Tripadvisor, 34 were Five Star Reveiew. Two people gave Four Stars but even their review was excellent. Here are some comments from the reviews in Trip Advisor and Lonely Planet –
“ Paddle Nepal, a fantastic outfit run by 3 Nepali brothers, who all just happen to be members of the National Team. They know the rivers, the terrain and the people, it was a pleasure…They smile all day and all night and make the journey just fab…go with mates/group, as this just highlights the high! ” – Jerry Henderson (Luxembourg City, Luxembourg).
Here is an excellent review in Lonely Planet from Kimmy who has been to Nepal multiple times and has experience with many travel and tour companies :
“I have traveled back and forth to Nepal for years as I work for a volunteer organization. Over the years I have taken my volunteers rafting and we have used several different companies out of Kathmandu. This time I went by the recommendation of some other travelers and chose Paddle Nepal from Pokhara. We went on a 3 day trip on the Kaligandaki and it was AMAZING. By far the best rafting trip.” – Kimmy
From short half-day trips to longer white water excursions, Paddle Nepal has the variety of offers suitable for all levels of white water enthusiasts. Extremely professional and friendly – your white water experience in Nepal will be safe and enjoyable.
Paddle Nepal not only provides Kayak and Rafting tours but also runs a Kayak school. You can do different types of courses from beginner or advanced.
Beginner Kayak Clinic – 4 Days
Intermediate Kayak Courses – custom designed to fit the needs and the level of expertise of the student.
Advanced Kayak Courses – For advanced lessons on “river running” and “playboating” this is a great course. This course is taught by members of the Nepal National Kayak Team.
Lakeside, Pokhara 4567, Nepal
Telephone – 977 61 465736
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Glipse of How the Training is condcuted and actual footage of the training classes prior to the kayaking experience.
Youtube video from Pedro BaconBrother – who recently was on a kayaking trip with Paddle Nepal – Experience and Enjoy- Go with Paddle Nepal –