Asia white water rafting is known for world-class white water, fantastic scenery, and ancient history, and culture.
Our criteria for the Best Asia White Water Rafting rivers is based on rivers that fall into the Classes III - V, have long periods of rapids, and great scenery.
Great Bend of the Yangtze River, China
Class III - IV
This is a trip with extraordinary scenery, exotic culture and awesome rapids. The Great Bend runs through canyons that are twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, land only a third as wide, water that's far more powerful, and ranks as one of the grandest of the world's canyons. Here you will pass through 2 mile-high walls, ancient stone villages, some challenging rapids. This trip is not recommended for first time rafters.
Check out The Great Wall Adventure Club Website
Green Lake Hotel
Located nearby Green Lake and designed by international brand companies providing a finely decorated continental style .
Karnali River, Nepal
This is a true wilderness rafting experience and if you are looking for that out of the ordinary experience --- this is it!. The Karnali is in a very remote and unexplored area of the Himalayas and has only recently been opened to foreigners. Nepal's longest and largest river, the Karnali springs forth from Mount Kailash, a sacred moutain in Tibet important to both Buddhist and Hindu. Flowing south into Nepal, it forms the major drainage system for the western districts before dropping off into dramatic canyons raging with big volume whitewater and eventually flowing into remote areas of pristine jungle rich with wildlife. The first half of this river journey into the "wild west" offers incredible whitewater excitement, commonly described as "a thrill a minute roller coaster ride". The second half of the trip settles down into some more moderate & gentle rapids and eventually a relaxed float rewarded by dramatic and hugely varied pristine and unspoiled wilderness. The Karnali River finishes at the famous Bardia National Park – the most jungle in Nepal rich in wildlife. Many consider this spectacular journey one of the finest rafting rivers in the world and is our crew favorite expedition in Nepal.
Check out Paddle Nepal Website
The Dwarika's Hotel is an authentic experience of Nepal's ancient cultural heritage. Originally established as a heritage restoration project, The Dwarika's hotel has become known as Nepal's premier property, and a model for heritage preservation in Nepal and beyond.
The Kali River, India
Class: II-IV (Mid May-June is the Monsoon season and rapids can be expected to be Class V)
The Kali river expedition is a great introduction to white-water kayaking or rafting in India. It is ideal for kayakers who want to go on holiday with friends who have no kayaking experience, they can raft instead. The picturesque rafting holiday has long rapids with fun wave trains followed by relaxing flat sections making it a very safe river. The river forms the border between India and Nepal.
Check out the Ideas Cell Tours Website
New Delhi, India
Just half a mile from New Delhi's city center and business district, Hotel Imperial features an outdoor pool and health club. Guests can enjoy spa services and 7 dining options. The Hotel is a 10 minute drive from New Delhi Train Station.