Many locals and international tourists think that Pakistan does not offer any world class adventures. But they are wrong in this assumption. You can do plenty of thrilling activities in the country and river rafting is one of them. The most suitable place for this activity is River Kunhar in Kaghan Naran valley.
This roaring river mainly flows through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and 166 kilometers in length. It starts from Lulusar Lake in Naran Valley and ends by merging into Jhelum River at Muzaffarabad Azad Kashmir. But before you start your water adventure, you need special gear which is listed below:
Wetsuit is essential for river rafting in Kaghan Naran valley. If you don’t have one, we would suggest you to contact your guide service or tour organizer. You should know what kind of gear they are providing. Some offer minimal gear required while others don’t off at all. If you frequently do rafting, then wetsuit comes really handy.
It constitutes basic layer of clothing and choose synthetic long underwear. You should not bring one which is made from nylon, capilene, merino wool or polypropylene. These materials remain warm while being wet.
It acts as the basic barrier against cold. You don’t need ver expensive breathable stuff available in the market. Instead simple rain slickers will do the trick. It will prevent loss of heat due to cold breeze.
Most of the people know this fact that over half of our body heat escapes via our heads so a wool or fleece hat is essential for your river rafting in Kaghan Naran Valley. Some organizers offer a safety helmet for the trip. Make sure this is not bulky.
Don’t forget to bring a wool sweater or a synthetic pile jacket as weather in these areas is highly unpredictable. A small amount of rain can change the weather from pleasant to cold.
Check out with your trip organizer if they are providing neoprene booties then you are all set. If not, bring some running shoes or sport sandals and wear Gore-Tex or neoprene socks over regular socks.
Don’t wear cotton socks in any condition. You should wear fleece or wool socks.
If you have neoprene paddling gloves, wear then in your rafting. If not, then polypropylene or fleece gloves will work great. They keep your hands warm and save them from blisters.
Saifulmuluk Travels offer river rafting in Kaghan Naran Valley as part of their customized and group packages. Book your package and explore amazing valleys of Pakistan.