The Nepal Association of Rafting Agencies (NARA) is going to organize the 31st Rafting Annual Festival on June 8. The rafting would take place in the Trishuli River from Baireni of Dhading district to Malekhu of the same district.
NARA secretary-member Shiva Adhikari said that the festival was going to be organized with the objective of promoting foreign and domestic as well as adventure tourism. He was of the confidence that the Rafting festival would contribute to the government’s programme-Visit Nepal 2020 which aims to attract as many as 20 million foreign tourists to Nepal in 2020.
Similarly, NARA treasurer Sishir Khanal shared that around 300-400 people including foreigners would participate in the festival. Nepal Tourism Board is one of the sponsors of the event. There are altogether 1,000 rafting companies in Nepal.