A typical river day consists of approximately four to five hours of actual river journey each day. The rest of the time is spent on setting camp site, preparing logistics etc. For the client, this is a good time for personal exploration and interaction with the natural surrounding or fellow travellers.
A trip has the expedition leader, the main river guide under whose supervision there is a team of river guides and safety kayakers. All our team members are river professionals having the required certification for commercial river descents. The river crew prepares the camp logistics including meals but the clients are encouraged to join in.
Tipping is certainly appreciated by the guides or other river crews, who work hard to make sure you have fun and a safe trip. If you feel your guide has done a good job, keeping you entertained, safely looked after and has shared the wonderful river environment with you, then feel free to show your appreciation.
After setting camp, the guide will suggest you to change into dry clothes and soon our team member serve you hot drinks first with some light snacks. You will have time for observing the local area for photographyor simply relax at the camp.
We use LP Gas as a cooking fuel or kerosene stove that we carry with us on our trips. Garbage is managed properly at camp while the non-burnable and non-disposable items are carried back safely to Kathmandu for proper disposal.
Many people bring disposable waterproof cameras, which work just fine. The quality of the pictures is reasonably good, and if you lose your disposable camera, it's not the end of the world or If you do choose to bring a more expensive camera, you can protect it waterproof cases available in our trip waterproof cases that fit many shapes and sizes of camera. Many river trips also have a professional photographer whose photos you can view and order after the trip. We don't recommend bringing video cameras, or even expensive still cameras, on trips.
If you are just learning to raft, start off with a Class II or III, or an easy Class IV rafting trip. If you are nervous about being part of a paddle boat, an alternative is to ride along on an oar boat, which we can offer on different rivers. Many rafters who are confident in the water, healthy, and feel adventurous, drop right into a Class IV river without prior experience. Guides will make sure you are trained in safety and paddle techniques. For Class V rivers, you must have prior class IV experience.