River Class Volume Total days River days Scenery/wildlife rating Overall rating Elevation (start/finish)
Trisuli 3+ Big 1–4 1–4 * ** 330m/170m
Upper Kali Gandaki 4- Med 4 3 ** ** 750m/500m
Seti 3- Small 3 2 ** ** 345m/190m
Upper Seti 3+ Small 2 ½ ** ** 1050m/980m
Bhote Koshi 4+ Med 2 1–2 ** *** 1020m/760m
Upper Sun Koshi/Lower Bhote Koshi 3 Med 2 1 * ** 730m/650m
Marsyangdi 4+ Med 6 4 *** ** 850m/370m
Sun Koshi 4- Huge 8–10 6–8 ** *** 625m/105m
Karnali 4 Huge 10 8 *** *** 560m/195m
Tamur 4 Med 11 6 ** *** 635m/105m
Bheri 3+ Med 8–10 6–8 *** ** 770m/195m
Lower Kali Gandaki 2 Med 5 4 ** ** 370m/170m

Key

Volume Relative volumes are given – the actual flows vary enormously according to season.

Total days Days from Kathmandu or Pokhara and back.

Key

Overall rating This is a subjective score of the river as a rafting trip, taking into account whitewater, scenery, logistics and cost:

*** = Highly recommended

** = Recommended

* = Specialist interest

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