White Water Nepal

3rd Edition


Authors: Peter Knowles and Darren Clarkson-King

ISBN: 9780955061424   (2nd edition was 9780951941331)

 Imprint & Rights: Rivers Publishing UK, with Himalayan Map House, Nepal.  World Rights.

 Retail Price: £22.95            

 Publication Date: 1st December 2011

 Classification: Watersports, Canoeing & Kayaking (WSSN5)

 Format: Paperback; 344 pages; 210mm x 133mm; new fold out 3 page full colour rivers map of Nepal; colour photographs.




White Water Nepal is probably the most iconic and famous rivers guidebook in the world of international kayaking and rafting, and it is the book that you will find on every international river runner’s bookshelf or wish list.

This new and thoroughly updated third edition opens the doors to the exhilarating joys of Himalayan river running.

Nepal has become one of the world’s top destinations for white water kayaking and rafting, and this new edition reflects this with updates from many Nepali top river runners and also contributions from celebrity international river runners. The new edition has detailed and updated descriptions of all the major rivers of Nepal and over 2300km of paddling. There are over 100 maps, hydrographs, river profiles, photos and drawings by some of Nepal’s best artists. There is extensive travel and logistics advice and the medical sections have been widely acclaimed by Expedition Doctors..


“A fabulous guidebook”        Currents magazine, USA.

“Authoritative, inspiring and immensely readable”    The Independent.

“We highly recommend this original river guide”     Outdoors Illustrated Magazine. UK

“The best has got significantly better”!   Canoeist Magazine, UK

“Ce fantastique guide”    Canoe Kayak Magazine, France


Note that this third edition is being jointly published by Rivers Publishing in the UK and Himalayan Map House in Kathmandu. 

The book will be distributed and sold in Nepal and India by Himalayan Map House.

 Rivers Publishing distribute and sell the book in all other countries.

 This is the first quality international guide book to be both published and printed in Nepal. 

 This illustrates how much Nepal has developed in the last few years. 

 This new edition includes a full colour, 3 page, fold out map of Nepal shown in low resolution below.  Note that our partners Himalayan Map House produce 3 separate detailed full colour river maps for Western, Central and Eastern Nepal.  These are available from specialist map retailers.



Pete Knowles, Rivers Publishing.