Nepal River Conservation Trust


In February, 2017, The Umbrella Foundation Australia signed an MoU with the NRCT to oversee and manage the rebuild of the Shree Bhimsen Secondary School in Sindhupalchowk

The NRCT have successfully managed and completed two school rebuilds with other international partners and offer full financial transparency and reporting. 

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.


Increasing public awareness through workshops, seminars, and special rafting trips to policy makers, journalists, students and other stakeholders.

  • River side community development :
  • River-guide training on environmentally sound rafting and camping practices.
  • Conducting River restoration projects such as beach clean up and tree plantation;
  • Networking with national and international groups and lobbying on the behalf of Nepal’s river environment etc.


“To restore, conserve and protect the rivers of Nepal through affirmative action and education, whilst maintaining the cultural integrity of local river side communities.”