1. Who are you and your team (name, age, where you are from?)
GRGs Adventure Kayaking is the ultimate for whitewater in Nepal. We are a group of professional raft guides and kayakers who have come together to form a more personal business than many of the other rafting companies. Maila Gurung, a professional kayaker and the Himalayan Whitewater Champion leads the team and is the brains (and looks!) behind the business. We also have Kali, his eldest brother, who is renowned for being one of the best rafting guides in Nepal and Chrissy (our only western member of staff), an outdoor enthusiast running out office. We want to change the way rafting and kayaking trips are run, making them safer, more fun and showing you what Nepal is really about whilst promoting kayaking as a national sport in Nepal
2. What inspired you to start, and how long have you been doing it?
We started GRGs in 2008, although most of our team have over 10 years experience in the industry. Our passion for whitewater inspired us to start our own company. We saw too many companies doing half a job, with not very high standards and unhappy customers and we wanted to show paddlers from around the world what paddling in Nepal is really about. We are a small, personal company which means we can give you a much more hands on experience. We are passionate about saving the rivers of Nepal and know it starts with responsible travel.
3. Why did you choose Nepal?
Nepal has some of the highest mountains in the world, so it stands to reason that we also have some of the best rivers in the world (the Karnali, Kaligandaki, Bhote Kosi and Modi to name a few!). Not only is it great for experienced paddlers looking for a thrill, it is also the ideal environment for beginner kayakers offering warm weather and waters. Having lived here all our lives, we have uncountable local knowledge which means we can take you off the beaten track and get down and dirty with what makes Nepal such a special country.
4. What makes you muchbetter?
GRGs works hard to raise the standards of rafting and kayaking in Nepal by making safety our number one priority, paying fair wages to our staff and being considerate to our local environment. We try to leave no trace wherever we travel and only use local produce on our trips and (aside from Chrissy!) are 100% local. Every penny you spend on your trip will stay in Nepal for the benefit of Nepal.
We also support local schools in the Dhading area of Nepal by fundraising, giving a percentage of our profits and finding volunteers to go and work in the remote region.
When you paddle with us, you will be paddling with the best kayakers and raft guides in Nepal, you cant get muchbetter than that!
5. Insider tip for your area
Whether you are interested in Kayaking, rafting, biking, trekking or taking in the culture; Just book your ticket to Nepal. You will not regret it!

GRG’s Adventure Kayaking run a fantastic kayaking and rafting outfit in Nepal, taking advantage of some of the best whitewater in the world.

Who are you and your team?

GRGs Adventure Kayaking is the ultimate for whitewater in Nepal. We are a group of professional raft guides and kayakers who have come together to form a more personal business than many of the other rafting companies. Maila Gurung, a professional kayaker and the Himalayan Whitewater Champion leads the team and is the brains (and looks!) behind the business. We also have Kali, his eldest brother, who is renowned for being one of the best rafting guides in Nepal and Chrissy (our only western member of staff), an outdoor enthusiast running out office. We want to change the way rafting and kayaking trips are run, making them safer, more fun and showing you what Nepal is really about whilst promoting kayaking as a national sport in Nepal

What inspired you to start, and how long have you been doing it?

We started GRGs in 2008, although most of our team have over 10 years experience in the industry. Our passion for whitewater inspired us to start our own company. We saw too many companies doing half a job, with not very high standards and unhappy customers and we wanted to show paddlers from around the world what paddling in Nepal is really about. We are a small, personal company which means we can give you a much more hands on experience. We are passionate about saving the rivers of Nepal and know it starts with responsible travel.

Why did you choose Nepal?

Nepal has some of the highest mountains in the world, so it stands to reason that we also have some of the best rivers in the world (the Karnali, Kaligandaki, Bhote Kosi and Modi to name a few!). Not only is it great for experienced paddlers looking for a thrill, it is also the ideal environment for beginner kayakers offering warm weather and waters. Having lived here all our lives, we have uncountable local knowledge which means we can take you off the beaten track and get down and dirty with what makes Nepal such a special country.

What makes you muchbetter?

GRGs works hard to raise the standards of rafting and kayaking in Nepal by making safety our number one priority, paying fair wages to our staff and being considerate to our local environment. We try to leave no trace wherever we travel and only use local produce on our trips and (aside from Chrissy!) are 100% local. Every penny you spend on your trip will stay in Nepal for the benefit of Nepal.We also support local schools in the Dhading area of Nepal by fundraising, giving a percentage of our profits and finding volunteers to go and work in the remote region.When you paddle with us, you will be paddling with the best kayakers and raft guides in Nepal, you cant get muchbetter than that!

Insider tip for your area

Whether you are interested in Kayaking, rafting, biking, trekking or taking in the culture; Just book your ticket to Nepal. You will not regret it!

If you fancy some great kayaking or rafting out in Nepal, check out GRG’s Adventure Kayaking’s profile to see what they can offer!

  1. Joel
    Jul 26, 2011

    Amazing company with great guides. I can personally recommend these guys. I did an 8 day trip down the Sunkosi river and for me this was my best experience whilst in Nepal… Food was amazing and Maila was an excellent guide as well as person.