I first heard about RBC when I picked up a leaflet in Kathmandu. After 3 weeks in the mountains, walking every day, I decided that I needed to keep my fitness level up in some way and therefore decided to book an intensive 4 day kayak course.
I went with 3 others and it was very easy to organise. We called Ram from Pokhara and the next day we were on the river.
It was a beautiful location - we camped, ate and relaxed by the river. On many occasions, mostly while paddling, I had moments of 'I'm in Nepal' and need to cherish every moment.
The staff were wonderful - very friendly, professional, caring and relaxed. We spent most of our time with Pradeep and Himal and they are amazing instructors. They were very patient and kind with me - as I wasn't very quick at learning and always reminded me that it was about having fun. Our safety was of utmost importance to them and we trusted them completely.
I personally learnt a lot on this course and was exhausted by the end of the day - exhaustion that I hadn't experienced in a long time! It was a great feeling.
We also decided to go canyoning, so that we had a wee rest from kayaking. We were impressed as to how easy our 4 days, could in a way, be tailor made. Although, this does come with very qualified staff! For us, the canyoning was a litte bit too tame and we were after a more adrenaline pumping experience. This is of course personal and I think that it would have been perfect for those who hadn't done canyoning before.
We had plenty of food as we needed to keep our energy levels up. The breakfasts were great but lunches and dinners could be more nutritionally balanced. I believe they are working on this though.
Overall, this was an excellent course with beautiful people. I would and will definitely go again. Enjoy!
- Also Known As:
- Royal Beach Camp Nepal/Dhading