Our very intermediate canyoneering course was conducted from the 19th to 23th Nov 2019. We were delighted to have senior instructor Rich Carlson from Canyoning Group International join us for the course. The main goal of the course was to expose students to adventure tourism through canyoneering so that they are aware of the adventures tourism industry if they wish to pursue a future in this field. The students were able to complete the ultimate goal of canyoneering down a waterfall by themselves. Our team received a tremendous amount of support from Golden Trial World Series. We Thank Roman Evarts, Sean Bardy, Lindsay Owens, Dinesh Lama, Jagan Timilsina, Rajip Tripati and Thakman Gurung for bringing their professional experience for the benefits of the students as volunteers.


After the successful completion of the basic canyoning course at Sikles our visiting, senor instructor was delighted with how the course goes, he was excited heading towards to trained to intermediate students at Simal Tal, Chitiwan with amazing day to begin the first day of Intermediate Canyoning Course at Simal Tal. This course running with the young and passionate participants after successfully completing the basic canyoning course at Simal Tal. That for us was yet another opportunity to organize more courses that could benefit the youth. So, this year two courses were planned for the Basic Canyoneering course and Intermediate Canyoneering Course. This Intermediate Canyoneering Course was about covering its foundation and bringing exposure basic youth trainee of basic canyoneering level to develop their strength and upgrade their skills in canyoneering in adventure tourism. It is located close to Chitiwan, growing in tourism and is home to unexplored waterfalls. Once everything was set we began the course as planned.

The Students

We wanted to have a mix ranged of students so that they could benefit from the experience. Students were selected from all over the Nepal. Students for this course were selected from our previous course along with youth that live on the outskirts of popular canyoning spots who hoped to eventually find work at their locality. This created a perfect mix of students with unique backgrounds approaching canyoneering.

Here is the list of students that joined the course.

S.N. Photos Name Gender Age
1 Nikesh Shrestha M 21
2 Sonam Jangbu Sherpa M 22
3 Nishan Gurung M 23
4 Narendra Gurung I M 21
5 Bishnu Gurung M 21
6 Bikash Gurung M 25
7 Nabin Shrestha M 22
8 Dipsan Gurung M 22
9 Kiran Shrestha M 24
10 Bijay Gurung M 24
11 Sunil Pariyar M 33
12 Oshan Shrestha M 19
13 Sudha Rai F 22
14 Narendra Gurung II M 22
15 Milan Gurung M 28
16 Pramod Gurung M 29
17 Manoj Gurung M 30
18 Ramesh M 30
19 Gyan Gurung M 21


Here is the list of people that volunteered for this project.

  • Richard Carlson – Lead Instructor
  • Jagan Nath Timilsina – Instructors
  • Arun Pariyar – Administrative Volunteers
  • Sean Bardy – Teaching Volunteer
  • Lindsay Owens – Teaching Volunteer
  • Dinesh Lama – Teaching Volunteer
  • Rajip Tripati – Teaching Volunteer
  • Thakman Gurung – Teaching Volunteer

Expense Report

Amount expenses in Intermediate Canyoning course




Food, Vegetables and Groceries

NRs. 52,250


BBQ/ Eggs/ Beverages

NRs. 18,125


Volunteers Allowance and Transportation (Taxi and Bus)

NRs. 15,000


Lunch after and before of training

NR. 15,200


Mobile Recharge Card

NRs. 500


NRs. 101,075

Special Thanks

  • Rich Carlson, for joining us yet again as the Lead Instructor
  • for donating rope bags to Freedom Social Foundation
  • Canyon Guides International
  • Canyoneering Karma
  • Mira Rai Initiative for bringing their runners to the course to expand their reach to outdoor.
  • We are also grateful to Paddle Nepal for their local contribution during the course.


  • 14 new students have been exposed to intermediate canyoneering course.
  • The foundation has brought exposure trained 14 specifically under the intermediate Canyoneering Course.

Reviews and Reactions

Huge positive response from the students, we have been shown great appreciation by Paddle Nepal and they are very much willing to support and work with Freedom Social Foundation.


This being our course under canyoneering has allowed us to expand the number of students who can now optional for Level-1 canyoneering course next time. This has brought a very rich exposure to students about life in a tenting setting and made them appreciate the peaceful way of life away from urban living. We wish all the participants all the very best with their future and we are sure that the skills that they have learned in this course will help advance their career within canyoneering.