Bhote Koshi – White Water River Rafting
Nepal is a river runner’s paradise- no other country has such a choice of multi – day trips, away from the roads, in such magnificent mountain surrounding, with warm rivers, a semi tropical climate, impressive geography, culture, wildlife and friendly people. Nepal is home to eight out of the fourteen highest
peaks in the world with colorful and intricate Hindu religion to the austerity of the Buddhist monasteries. From these breathtaking heights, rivers crash down through the foothills, fed by monsoon rains and melting snow, on their way to the Great Plains of the Ganges. Nepal has earned a reputation as one of the best destinations in the world for white water rafting. Nepal’ thundering waters, coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalaya, provide unmatched thrills for Whitewater rafting is a popular water adventure sport in Nepal, All major rivers created from the Himalayas and running down the mountains offers tremendous exciting experience of white Water rafting. A river journey is one of the most enjoyable and effective ways to experience the life of rural areas & spectacular scenery of nature’s beauty. Aroma Nepal Treks & Expedition’s top preference is to provide quality service with safety to every client. Our rafting guides inform all the aspects of rafting and river safety before starting of each journey.
Bhote Koshi is a popular river for rafting in Nepal. This river originates in the Tibetan plateau from where it flows down steep gorges to Nepal in the south. Naturally, the landscape it flows through is rugged, adding thrills to the trip. It’s a tough ride with Class IV and Class V rapids at the higher flows and Class III in the lower levels. Major Rapids : Frog in the Blender, John’s Home, Gerbil in the Plumbing, Liquid Bliss, Dazed & Confused.
It’s 3-hour drive from Kathmandu along the Arniko Highway to Bhote Koshi. The drive to the put-in point has its own highlight — views of snow-capped mountains such as Langtang and Dorje Lakpa towards the north of the country. With its steep gradient, it is a fast flowing river that challenges the expertise of river guides. The rapids on the Bhote Koshi are highly technical and come one after another in quick succession. At first the Class III rapids are encountered followed by the more difficult Class IV. The river flows through narrow canyons covered in lush green vegetation and from the rocks flow down crystal clear waterfalls.
|September – December||5-||Approx 100 – 50 Cumecs|
|January – May||4+||Approx 40 Cumecs|
|June – August||Lower Section only 4+||Approx 180 Cumecs|
Day 01: Drive 95 km. east from Kathmandu is the starting point Lomosangu- Dam of the trip. This is a spectacular drive through villages and if weather permits, you will have fantastic mountain views i.e. Ganesh Himal, Langtang etc, we raft the first 10 km of the MOST exciting stretch of the river and then return to the start to play again the same stretch the next day rather than continue with only half a day paddling to the end. Drives back to our camp. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 02: After breakfast a quick pack up and set out (approx. 9 to 10 a.m.) run white water hit again a class 3 rapid starting from upper section. You have the second chance to show how your raft team can work well together in challenging rapids. We have lunch on the river beach and continue the action until the take out point Dolalghat Bazaar about 2 to 3 p.m. and drive back to Kathmandu.
For River Safety:
We take the safety and security of all our clients very seriously. River rafting is one of the adventure activities where there could be some risk factors. How we try to minimize the risk: Our Guides, instructors & Safety Kayakers are professional water rescue technicians, trained and certified in Rescue 3 WRT, First Aid course. All our equipment are world class and up to date. All of our rafting guides can speak very good English. We always use safety Kayakers or double catamaran team on every trip. During the adventure period for both crew & clients: No drugs, no assault / harassment, no alcohol, no diving off cliffs, life jacket & helmet must be worn while in/on the river at all times.
What to bring:
Please lets us know in advance: If you are a non – swimmer or not very confident in the water. It is essential that you inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your well being on the trip. Please request your own choice food – veg or non veg.
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