About Paddle Nepal

Paddle Nepal was created in 2006 by Nim Magar – 11 time Nepali National Kayak Champion and captain of Nepal’s first National Rafting Team. Born and raised on the banks of the Trisuli River, "Min" and his brothers Santosh & Som are well known and respected in the international paddling community. All three brothers are proud members of the Nepali National White Water Kayaking & Rafting Teams and have represented Nepal internationally in the Kayaking World Championships. Together, they share 40 years experience guiding rivers in Nepal and around the world.

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Why Choose Paddle Nepal?

We are proud to be Nepal’s leading White Water Adventure Company – dedicated to raising industry standards!

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Paddle Nepal Crew

We are proud to introduce some of the most professional river guides in the industry...

nim bahadur magarNim Bahadur Magar - Owner & Managing Director / Senior River Guide

  • 21 years experience
  • Nepal, Europe, UK, Canada & Japan
  • Captain of National Raft Team / 11 time National Kayak Champion
  • Rescue 3 International WRT / High Peak International Wilderness First Aid / Nepal Red Cross First Aid / NARA licensed / Japan Canyoning Association licensed / New Zealand Rafting Association licensed / International Rafting Federation Class IV/V Trip Leader
  • President of NARA - Kaski chapter / President of NRCA - Pokhara chapter / Vice President of NKC

santosh bahadur magarSantosh B Magar - Part Owner - Operations Manager / Senior River Guide

  • 15 years experience
  • Nepal, Tibet, Iceland & Norway
  • Previous member of National Raft Team / Previous member of National Kayak Team
  • Rescue 3 International WRT / High Peak International Wilderness First Aid / Nepal Red Cross First Aid / NARA licensed / International Rafting Federation Class IV/V Trip Leader

som bahadur magarSom B Magar - Part Owner / River Manager / Senior River Guide

  • 9 years experience
  • Nepal, Iceland & Japan
  • Member of National Raft Team
  • Rescue 3 International WRT / High Peak International Wilderness First Aid / Nepal Red Cross First Aid / NARA licensed / Japan Canyoning Association licensed / New Zealand Rafting Association licensed / International Rafting Federation Class IV/V Trip Leader

jange bahadur magarJange B Magar - Manager / Senior River Guide / Gear Boat Specialist

  • 23 years experience
  • Nepal
  • Rescue 3 International WRT / High Peak International Wilderness First Aid / Nepal Red Cross First Aid / NARA licensed / International Rafting Federation Class IV/V Guide  

surya bahadur magarSurya B Magar - Senior River Guide

  • 13 years experience
  • Nepal, India, Sri Lanka & Japan
  • Previous member of National Raft Team
  • Rescue 3 International WRT / High Peak International Wilderness First Aid / Nepal Red Cross First Aid / NARA licensed / Japan Canyoning Association licensed / New Zealand Rafting Association licensed

madhukar pahariMadhukar Pahari - Senior River Guide

    • 13 years experience
    • Nepal / Iceland / India
    • Previous Member of National Rafting Team
    • Rescue 3 International WRT / High Peak International Wilderness First Aid / Nepal Red Cross First Aid / NARA licensed

chandra puriChandra Puri - Senior River Guide

  • 10 years experience
  • Nepal / Japan 
  • Rescue 3 International WRT / High Peak International Wilderness First Aid / Nepal Red Cross First Aid / NARA licensed / International Rafting Federation Class IV/V Trip Leader

lila bahadur magarLila B Magar - Senior River Guide

  • 11 years experience
  • Nepal, India & Tibet
  • Rescue 3 International WRT / High Peak International Wilderness First Aid / Nepal Red Cross First Aid / NARA licensed / International Rafting Federation Class IV/V Guide

raju gurungRaju Gurung - Senior River Instructor

  • 10 years experience
  • Nepal / India / Turkey / Iceland
  • Rescue 3 International WRT / Nepal Red Cross First Aid / High Peak International Wilderness First Aid / NARA licensed / International Rafting Federation Class IV/V Guide

raju shresthaRaju Shrestha - Senior River Guide

  • 13 years experience
  • Nepal / India / Sri Lanka / Japan
  • Rescue 3 International WRT / Nepal Red Cross First Aid / NARA licensed / International Rafting Federation Class IV/V Guide

sayas ghimireSayas Ghimire - River Guide

  • 7 years experience
  • Nepal & Iceland
  • Rescue 3 International WRT / High Peak International Wilderness First Aid / Nepal Red Cross First Aid / NARA licensed / International Rafting Federation Class IV/V Trip Leader

dipesh gurungDipesh Gurung - River Guide

  • 7 years experience
  • Nepal & Norway
  • Member of National Raft Team
  • Rescue 3 International WRT / High Peak International Wilderness First Aid / Nepal Red Cross First Aid / NARA licensed / International Rafting Federation Class IV/V Trip Leader

mahadev katuwalMahadev Katuwal - River Guide

  • 6 years experience
  • Nepal & Uzbekistan
  • Member of National Rafting Team / 2013 Nepal Flat Water Kayak Champion 
  • Rescue 3 International WRT / High Peak International Wilderness First Aid / Nepal Red Cross First Aid / NARA licensed / International Rafting Federation Class IV/V Guide

rohit kumar raiRohit Kumar Rai - River Guide

  • 7 years experience
  • Nepal
  • Rescue 3 International WRT / High Peak International Wilderness First Aid / Nepal Red Cross First Aid / International Rafting Federation Class IV/V Guide

rajip tripathiRajip Tripathi - River Guide

  • 4 years experience
  • Nepal
  • Rescue 3 International WRT / Nepal Red Cross First Aid / High Peak International Wilderness First Aid / NARA licensed / International Rafting Federation Class III Guide

suku magarSuk Bahadur Gurung - Junior River Guide

  • 4 years experience
  • Nepal
  • Rescue 3 International WRT / High Peak International Wilderness First Aid / Nepal Red Cross First Aid / NARA licensed / International Rafting Federation Trainee Guide

bavi raj gurungBavi Raj Gurung - River Guide

  • 3 years experience
  • Nepal
  • Rescue 3 International WRT / High Peak International Wilderness First Aid / Nepal Red Cross First Aid / NARA licensed / International Rafting Federation Class III Guide

keshar gurungKeshar Gurung - River Guide

  • 3 years experience
  • Nepal
  • Rescue 3 International WRT / High Peak International Wilderness First Aid / Nepal Red Cross First Aid / NARA licensed / International Rafting Federation Class III Guide

bhupan gurungBhupan Gurung - River Guide

  • 3 years experience
  • Nepal
  • Rescue 3 International WRT / High Peak International Wilderness First Aid / Nepal Red Cross First Aid / NARA licensed / International Rafting Federation Class III Guide

prakash gurungPrakash Gurung - River Guide

  • 4 years experience
  • Nepal
  • 2013 Nepal Free Style Kayak Champion
  • Rescue 3 International WRT / High Peak International Wilderness First Aid / Nepal Red Cross First Aid / NARA licensed / International Rafting Federation Class III Guide

dinesh tamangDinesh Tamang - Trainee River Guide

  • 2 years experience
  • Nepal
  • International Rafting Federation Trainee Guide / High Peak International Wilderness First Aid 

kishor chaudharyKishor Chaudhary - Trainee River Guide

  • 2 year experience
  • Nepal
  • NARA license / International Rafting Federation Trainee Guide / High Peak International Wilderness First Aid

bharat gurungBharat Gurung - Trainee River Guide

  • 2 year experience
  • Nepal
  • NARA license / International Rafting Federation Trainee Guide / High Peak International Wilderness First Aid 

karna gurungKarna Magar - Trainee River Guide

  • 2 year experience
  • Nepal
  • NARA license / International Rafting Federation Trainee Guide / High Peak International Wilderness First Aid 

chhabi lal magarChhabi Lal Magar - Paddle Nepal Bus Driver

  • Driving
  • Maintenance

 


yam magarYam B Magar - Paddle Nepal Jeep Driver

  • Driving
  • Maintenance

 


suman aleSuman Ale - Boat House Manager

  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Inventory Control

 


chanda thapaChanda Thapa - Office Manager (Pokhara Operations Center)

  • Sales & Customer Service
  • Accounts

 


rupa lamaRupa Lama - Office Assistant (Pokhara Operations Center)

  • Sales & Customer Service

 

 


suresh gurungSuresh Gurung - Office Assistant (Pokhara Operations Center)

  • Sales & Customer Service

 

 


rupesh thapaRupesh Thapa - Office Assistant (Kathmandu Administration Office)

  • Sales & Customer Service 
  • Administration
  • 2014 River Guide Trainee

rajani gurungRajani Gurung - Pokhara Operations Center Assistant

  • General Office Support
  • Accounting Support
  • Boat House Support
  • 2013 River Guide Trainee / Rescue 3 International WRT / High Peak International Wilderness First Aid

kelly maya magarKelly Maya Magar - Wife

  • Marketing Manager
  • Customer Service 
  • Back End Administration