Canyoning is traveling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling, and/or swimming. It is an adventure sport that involves traveling down creeks or streams within a canyon by a variety of means including hiking, scrambling, wading, boulder hopping, rock climbing, abseiling and rappelling using safe techniques.
Although hiking down a canyon that is non-technical. It is often referred to as canyoneering, the terms canyoning and canyoneering are more often associated with technical descents — those that require rappels (abseils) and ropework, technical climbing or down-climbing, technical jumps, and/or technical swims. It is comprehensive package for experiencing adventure that requires technical skills of stream navigation, rope and canyoning gears work and preparedness for risk minimization, which is frequently done in remote and rugged settings and often requires navigational, route-finding and other wilderness travel skills. Your safety depends on your judgment based on competent instruction, experience and a realistic assessment of abilities and understanding of current canyon conditions.
Canyoning are often cut into the bedrock stone, forming narrow gorges with numerous drops, beautifully sculpted walls, and sometimes spectacular waterfalls. Most canyons are cut into limestone, sandstone, granite or basalt, though other rock types are found. Canyons can be very easy or extremely difficult, though emphasis in the sport is usually on aesthetics and fun rather than pure difficulty. A wide variety of canyoning routes are found throughout the world and are enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. Canyoning gear includes climbing hardware, static ropes, helmets, wetsuits, and specially designed shoes, packs, and rope bags. While canyoners have used and adapted climbing, hiking, and river running gear for years, more and more specialized gear is invented and manufactured as canyoning popularity increases.
Canyoning is the new adventurous tourism activities in Nepal, which can be done in many young popular rivers of Nepal. Some of the famous River for the canyoning in Nepal are:
|Name of the River||Location||Grade||Water Temperature||Time|
|Bhul Bule Khola||Annapurna Himal||V3.A1.I||14||2 h|
|Kabindra Khola||Annapurna Himal (East)||V2.A1.I||14||30 m|
|Raindu Khola||Annapurna Himal (East) Marshyandi Valley, Syange Village – (1180m)||V4.A3.II||14||3h 45 m|
|Sansapu Khola||Annapurna Himal (East) Marshyandi valley, Syange Village – (1180m)||V4.A3.II||13||7h 30m|
|Gopte Khola||Annapurna Himal (East) Marshyandi valley, Bahundanda Village – (1200m)||V2.A1.I||14||6h 30m|
|Chipla Khola||Annapurna Himal (East) Marshyandi valley, Jagat Village – (1280m)||V5.A4.IV||13||6h 30m|
|Syange Khola||Annapurna Himal (East) Marshyandi valley, Syange Village – (1180m)||V6.A3.III||13||7h|
|Jagat Khola||Annapurna Himal (East) Marshyandi Valley, Jagat Village – (1280m)||V6.A5.IV||11||9h 30m|
|Tal Khola||Annapurna Himal (East) Marshyandi valley, Tal Village – (1700m)||V4.A4.IV||9||5h|
|Jombo Khola||BaraBise- Kodari Araniko High way- Bhotekosi Valley||V2.A1 I||13||3h|
|Handi Khola||BaraBise- Kodari Araniko High way- Bhotekosi Valley||V2.A1 I||13||4h|
|Kabre Khola||BaraBise- Kodari Araniko High way- Bhotekosi Valley||V2.A2 II||13||3h 45m|
|Galung Khola||BaraBise- Kodari Araniko High way- Bhotekosi Valley||V2.A2 II||13||6h|
|Fanfung Khola||BaraBise- Kodari (15 KM North from Bahrabise) Araniko High way- Bhotekosi Valley||V4.A3 III||13||6h 30m|
|Bandiba Khola||Kavre (East. Kathmandu) Sunkoshi valley||V2.A1 III||13||3h|
|Tantung Khola||Kavre (South-East. Kathmandu) Sunkoshi Valley, Kallery Village – (800m)||V3.A2 III||13||4h 30m|