Advance River Guide Training Successfully Organized


9th Jun, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, June 9: Three days ‘Advanced River Guide Training’ organized in collaboration between the Nepal Association of Rafting Agency (NARA) and Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM) has been completed this Thursday. This program was organized from 05-07 June, 2018.

The General Secretary of NARA, Mr. Shiva Adhikari said that informed that the trainees had 3 days practical advanced training in Bhotekoshi River. He also informed that certificates were distributed to all the guides on Thursday.

NARA was established and started on 1970 A.D. NARA) has had a busy May training rafting guides for the 2018 season. The training methods may be different for each outfitter, but NARA members all place significant emphasis on safety when training its guides. While the NARA requires river guides to receive 3 days of on-the-water training, many NARA members surpass the state's requirements by offering individualized training that, in some cases, advance refreshments training for each guide. Some new guides train for 1 month ( 2-3 year most work at rafting companies ) before they float the river with guests. Training focuses on safety, swift water rescue, boat operation , customer service and Environment as well . Guides also must have a minimum of basic CPR training. Additionally, most outfitters have emergency medical technicians and other highly trained medical staff available if needed. Most rafting companies hire their guides based on basic maturity, leadership qualities, collaboration, a strong work ethic, an attention to detail and a willingness to learn. State law requires that river guides be 16 years of age and have current first aid and CPR certification cards valid through the length of the season.

The General Secretary, Shiva Adhikari said "The focus of this year's training is to be the most informed and ready guides on the water. We instill the importance of this job into each new guide in training, for rafting industries while teaching the value of customer service and an abundance of skills and techniques that will carry their river careers well into the future."

River life isn't easy. Guides usually camp for the summer near the river or bunk with friends. With the day beginning at 5 a.m. and ending at 7 p.m. There is seldom time when guides are alone. Guides need to be strong mentally and physically and they need to care about their fellow guides. "We want to breed loyalty. We aren't necessarily looking for people who have rafting experience, we provide that in training. We are looking to hire smart, over achievers. We want the candidate to bring everything they were taught by mom and dad. We can't teach a guide to be a good person, they learned that at homeTrained Junior River guide and upgrade their technical/soft skills by practicing as well as field test on and off the River by international certify River instructor on class III & IV level water .Trained Junior River guide and upgrade their technical/soft skills by practicing as well as field test on and off the River by international certify River instructor on class III & IV level water ."