What to Bring for rafting?

Items for River:

River sandals
Shorts or a swimming costume
A miniskirt style swimming wear for women
A baseball style cap, good sunglass and quality sunscreen

Shells & insulators:

Windproof & water proof outerwear, jacket & pants (gortex or nylon)
Fleece jacket/sweater (wool or synthetic only for the winter season)


Loose fitting hiking pants (For men or women)
Long Skirts for women (Below the knees). Long underwear, tight pants can be worn under skirts if desired. The Nepali “Lungi” is a thin colorful ankle-long wrap-around skirt that is lightweight and readily available in Kathmandu for about US$10 each. One cultural note please, Nepali women bath at public tap stands in a specially altered Lungi that has a drawstring above the chest. Shorts for women are not culturally appropriate outside of Kathmandu. Also, most Nepali or western men do not wear shorts either but it is acceptable.
Long sleeve t-shirt / turtlenecks (synthetic)
Short sleeve t-shirts
Several pairs of thick socks (wool or synthetic), with thin liners (synthetic)
Light weight long underwear, top & bottom (polypropylene or “capilene”)
Wide brim hat (straw type beach hat or synthetic outdoors). To sunburn protection on face, ears, & neck, Underwear, etc


1-pair well broken in hiking shoes or boots.
1-pair new – condition lightweight walking / running shoes, with textured soles.

Other Items:

Quality sleeping bag & sleeping pad. For those who don’t have they can rent it easily in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Light weight clothing as pants, shorts, cotton underwear, t-shirts, swim wear
Light weight long sleeved shirt or t-shirt and a fleece style jacket
Toiletries (environmentally friendly is best)
Flashlight with spare batteries & bulbs
A couple handkerchiefs
Pocket knife
Stuff sacks
Biodegradable soap
Hand towel
Feminine hygiene items, including plastic bags to pack out dirty items.
Lighter / matches (for toilet paper and candles)
Spare eyeglass or contact lenses (Due to the ease of getting eye infections, care should be taken in using contacts. Disposable contacts lenses replaced frequently can lessen the risk of eye inflections.
Hard shell water bottle; one 2-liter or two 1-liter bottles (“Nalgene” or Manmade Metal) that will not melt while adding hot boiled water.
Emergency contact information; Personal medical kit.

Optional item’s to consider bringing

Sport sandals or flip flops for camp and bathing (“Teva”)
Camera equipment
Picture book of family, house, job (Small size such as 3x5 or 4x6)
Binoculars, altimeter, compass, thermometer
Fishing equipment
Watch with alarm
Ear plugs (good for bus rides / plane rides / sleeping)
Journal / notebook
Swim suit
Reading book
Favorite snacks / sports snacks
Tape recorder
Walkman & Nepali songs tapes or western songs tapes
Shaving equipment
Nepali language books / tapes
Cards & games
Fanny pack
Trekking poles if you are going for trekking
Zip lock bags (Assorted sizes)
Folding umbrella (Ideal for hot climate trekking - rain or not) Part of
Nepali culture in certain areas.
Sewing Kit
Personal first aid kit


Further Information

Our homepage contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 23742 (Jitendra), 0977 98510 23758 (Thakur).


Two weeks holiday in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek

My wife and I took a 2 week tour in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek in Feb 2011 and had a fantastic time. Mission Eco-Trek provided the very highest caliber guides and Ram Kumar (the proprietor) personally made sure that everything went smoothly. When storms caused our original flights to be cancelled and then cancelled for a second time, he graciously accommodated our changes at no extra cost. The cost was reasonable and the services provided were exceptional -even beyond what we had expected from the contract....

Kevin & Jacque
New York, USA