Learn to Kayak with the Professionals
Ultimate Descents Nepal runs a series of Kayak Clinics each season. These introductory courses are designed for those with little or no previous kayaking experience. Throughout the 4-day clinic, all the basic skills including paddle strokes, Eskimo rolls, Eskimo rescue and the art of reading whitewater will be covered. The priority is safety, not forgetting however, the joys of a more intimate relationship with the magical Himalayan Whitewater!
Our instructors are some of the best whitewater paddlers and kayak instructors in the world with a strong history of running rivers worldwide. The clinics are supported by state-of-the-art rafting equipment’s, which carry all personal gears, camping and other supplies down the river to our campsite. The Sunkoshi River is one of the most beautiful and pristine rivers in the Himalayas. With dense remote jungles, exquisite sandy beaches and class II - IV whitewater runs, this is the perfect river for beginner kayakers
Please note that there will be a pre-departure briefing at our sales office in thamel at 6 p.m., a day before the expedition. This is the chance to get the group together and discuss about the Clinic. During the meeting, you will get a chance to meet the instructors and the support group and we can answer any final queries that you may have, give out personal gear bags and collect money for beer kitty. Afterwards, we all will probably head to one of the local favorites for a relaxed meal.
Day 1: Depart 7:00 in the morning from our sale office Thamel, and take a drive which takes approximately 3 hours to get to the spot. We head to river and spend the day familiarizing ourselves with being in a kayak, covering the basic levels with combination of riverside theoretical and whitewater practical instruction to hone those much needed skills for the kayak.
Day 2-3: Practice and practice we wake up early each morning to get a good start on the day and with the combination of riverside theoretical and whitewater practical instruction to hone those much needed skills, before long, you’ll be looking for that perfect play hole to show off your surfing techniques! On average, we paddle 4 - 6 hours each day. You’ll quickly begin to feel the muscles you never knew existed before. We camp out each night on river beaches and after enjoying a hearty meal, there is time to relax by the campfire with a hot rum punch, exchanging and often exaggerating, whitewater tales and experiences.
Day 4: On the day 4 most clients have a reliable whitewater roll and easily make their way through the class III rapids on this last day depends upon your progress and skill and drive back to Kathmandu in the late afternoon around 3:00.
NOTE: All kayaking equipment’s and safety gears, transport to and from the River, dry bags, river permits, accommodation, meals (except breakfast on day 1), guides and raft support are included in the trip cost. Clients must bring their own sleeping bag, mat and personal clothing. Expenses of a personal nature are not included.
Transportation, accommodation at Sun Koshi Beach Camp, meals, kayak stuff, internationally certified kayak instructor.
Alcoholic beverage, emergency evacuation, insurance.
Ultimate Descents Nepal`s staff are expert kayakers and instructors and they are always willing to share their enthusiasm and expertise. We encourage kayakers to join any of our trips. There is always an expert safety kayaker along with any expedition so you needn’t worry about being alone out there. In fact, we often have three or more kayakers on the water. This is a great river for intermediate to advanced kayakers. Most rapids are pool-drop and there are surfing waves almost all the way down the river. You can spend a lot more time just enjoying yourself with the rafts taking all your gears and food. You’ve just got to make sure that it doesn’t look like too much fun, as some of the rafters may want to try it. We have high quality kayaks so please give us the details of what kayak and equipment you would like to use and we will put it aside for you.
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