Canyoning, the sport of abseiling (repelling) down waterfalls, is an adventure sport that gets you off the beaten track in Nepal and cannot be missed by adrenaline seekers and water sports enthusiasts. Journey through narrow passages of rock which have been contoured by ages of rushing water from the Himalayan snow melts and heavy monsoon rains. Travel down canyons using a variety of techniques including walking, scrambling, climbing, cliff jumping, abseiling and swimming. Now doesn’t that sound like fun?!
Jalberi Canyon is the best canyoning spot in Nepal! Our canyoning site is in a small village called Jalberi, offering great day trips from Kathmandu, Chitwan or Pokhara or a great addition to your rafting or kayaking trip on the Trisuli. You do not need any previous experience to join as we can teach you everything you need to know and have all the equipment and expertise to keep you safe and show you a great time with incredible scenery to boot. You will just need a good attitude and sense of adventure!
Trips depart from Kathmandu at 6.30am nearly all year round (arrangements can be made from Pokhara or Chitwan on request and we take a short break during the monsoon months when the water is too high). Once we arrive, we will change at a small house at the bottom of the hill. There will be time for a quick cup of tea before a 20-minute hike to the top where you will be greeted with a 100meter waterfall. While your guides prepare the equipment, you’ll have time for a photo opportunity under the epic waterfall or a quick dip in one of the natural pools. You will then be given a harness, life jacket, and helmet and after a comprehensive safety briefing, we’ll teach you how to climb and abseil and then we are ready to go…! The trip starts with a jump into the canyon, it will get your heart beating right from the very beginning!
The largest waterfall we run is around 26 meters. Sometimes we slide and sometimes we jump directly into the clear pools below. After around 3 1/2 hours of adrenaline fueled fun we’ll stop for a picnic lunch in the canyon before the drive back to Kathmandu, Chitwan or Pokhara.