Beginner’s Paddle Nepal
With so much to see and do in Nepal it can be difficult to see how you can fit it all in, especially if you want to learn to Kayak and see the many wonderful places of this Himalayan country. That is why we developed this programme, so that you can leave Nepal a competent kayaker with a flair for the sport and take home great stories of the places you have seen and the people you have met. We start in Kathmandu where after sightseeing you will be given a 2 hour safety and Eskimo rolling class at a local swimming pool. The next morning it is onto the bus to head to the Trishuli river for 3 days of paddling, practicing strokes, rolling and learning some essential techniques. Now it is time to relax so we head to the old hill top town of Bandipur to enjoy the views of the Himalayas and bask in the sun.
From here we move onto Pokhara for sightseeing and the option of doing some trekking in the Annapurna region. After enjoying the mountains we get onto the warmer Seti river for 3 days to put all you learnt before into practice and try your hand at surfing some waves. Finally we head to Chitwan for a relaxing 2 night 3 day stay watching the wildlife and enjoying the local culture. In total this is an 11 nights/ 12 day programme with the option to add trekking in the Annapurna region for anything from 3 to 10 days. We provide all the required equipment for kayaking – suitable boats for a beginners, spray deck, wetsuit, paddle top, kayaking pfd (life jacket) and helmet, expert tuition (on a maximum of 1 guide to 2 beginners basis) and an accompanying raft for gear and safety support.