go rafting in the trusuri river - you will get wet all over, no chance to escape
when your rubber boat bump into a huge tide from time to time, but it's really fun fun fun ! after that we ride on top of a truck heading for pokhara, on the road built along waist of the cliff. hearing the trusuri river roaring down under on our right hand side, chasing the sunset right in front of us, yelling 'nameste' (i.e. hello) to every bypassing car from the opposite direction (and they yell back !), singing crazily with all 30 people atop and inside the truck, scared every time when the road turn a twist. when we enter pokhara the sun has already down, and we are all tired.
Fondest memory: Karnali River. An 18+ hour overland bus ride which encompassed marvelous landscapes and less than marvelous roadways which led us to our final destination, the Karnali river. This river trip is 180 km long and it's remote! The only two access roads are the one at put in and the one at Chisopani for take out...8 days later. Only a couple hundred tourist make it out to this river per year because of it's relative inaccessibility. It feels like you've walked back in time as fisherman fish from dugout canoes and children run from there mud huts to see us float or paddle by. I asked the head guide what sort of exposure the these kids have to the outside world. He laughed and said 'You ARE the outside world for them!'
OK - you don't have to, but you can go white water rafting. Trisuli River and Kali Gandaki River would the best choice.
Photo: Trisuli River and Kali Gandaki River together.