The glacier water is starting to drip down the mountainside and fill our favorite rivers full of ice-cold rapids that seem to know how to throw our rafts perfectly. Grab your wet suite and helmet and get ready for a rush!
Zambezi River, Zimbabwe
This river contains long and violent rapids, steep gradients, big drops, and most of the river is rated five out of five on the difficulty scale. This is not one for beginners. If you can handle it, you will be rewarded by the beautiful wildlife and scenery that surrounds you the entire way down. Though, you should probably be focusing on the wild rapids.
The Colorado River, which runs through the Grand Canyon, is the best known rafting expedition in the world. Adventurous people from all over come to experience the thrill of the whitewater waves. This river was made for those who love adventure in the heart of nature.
Sun Kosi River, Nepal
Translates to ‘The River of Gold’. Pack your raft for a few days of ever changing scenery that will ensure that every day afloat is different than the next. Your trip begins with mountain tops, open valleys, vibrant forests, and small remote villages. You’ll end your cultural raft ride in the open plains and thriving village of Chatara. The Sherpa 50 Solar Recharger would be perfect for powering your camera to capture it all.
Futaleufú River, Chile
Its deep, teal blue, ice cold water created by glacier till is raging with white water currents and will keep you moving through 3-5 difficulty class. The river hasn’t been dammed—yet. But rumor has it that Chilean hydroelectric companies will run a massive (and ugly) power transmission line through the valley, disrupting the natural flow of the river. Sounds like Chile could use a couple of Solar Powered Generators.
Alsek and Tatshenshini Rivers, Alaska/Canada
You’re guaranteed to meet a few new friends on the river bordering Canada and Alaska including grizzlies, moose, and spawning salmon. This time your trip is not focused only on the adrenaline rush, but is more about the unique wildlife and landscape. Icebergs and frosted mountain ranges are a couple examples of what you can expect to run into.
What else are you adding to your bucket list this year?