River Restoration Project

The Nepal River Conservation Trust (NRCT) is a non-profit organization that was established by a group of concerned river guides who recognized the ecological and cultural damage that was taking place on Nepal’s rivers at an alarming rate.

Since its inception in 1995, the NRCT has worked towards conserving Nepal’s Himalayan river system, preserving Nepal’s cultural heritage and developing an environmentally responsible river tourism industry. The NRCT hosts the Annual River Festival and the Bagmati River Festival to raise the awareness among all river users about the need to conserve the river, and develop an economical and environmentally sustainable river tourism industry. Our Himalayan River is an international attraction however their existence is under threat from damming and other unfriendly environmental practices.