Arun is a beautiful river in Nepal that rises from Tibet and its major tributary flows towards the Saptakoshi River on its way onto the Indian plains in Bihar. Along the route, the Arun runs through mesmerizing mountain scenery, remote area villages and farming valleys. At its peak flow in some places, Arun River truly rages with class VI rapids. In other places, it meanders along at a more moderate pace allowing you time for relaxation and to enjoy your pristine natural surroundings. Arun River provides nearly 38% of water to the Sapta Koshi River.
Due to Arun’s remoteness getting there is a part of the action. To reach the river put in point one has to travel the 500 km over two days by road or fly to Tumlingtar airstrip. From Tumlingtar it is four hours trek to Kartikeghat, put in point of the river. Though difficult to reach, it is certainly one of the most rewarding river rafting trips in Nepal. While rafting, the powerful current drives your raft through 6 days of great whitewater action and you will face more challenges each day as the number of rapids approaches one after another in succession; at night you relax on fantastic beaches in the valleys. The combination of trekking, spectacular scenery, great rapids and remote location makes Arun the best river to run the fantastic white water rafting trip in Nepal. The best time for Arun River Rafting is Autumn & Spring season.
Arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be welcomed by Trek Himalayan representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free u
Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning to begin your city tour of Kathmandu.You will visitth e Boudhanath temple, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Pashupatinath, a Hindu pilgrimage site, and possibly view cremation ceremonies along the banks of the Bagmati River. Continue drive to Patan DurbarSquare to see th e ancient Nepalese architecture and end your tour after lunch.Then, you will visit the Patan museum. Overnight in Kathmandu
An hour’s flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar takes you away from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. The Tumlingtar flight if it is scheduled in the afternoon, the camp can be put up in Tumlingtar itself. The afternoon could be spent in visiting this tiny village with its small teashops and airstrip. Briefing for the next day’s trip in the evening overnight in camp
Breakfast will normally be served at 8: 30 AM. Trek for about two hours at a gradual pace until Sabiya Khola. Briefing for the next day’s schedule. Get the equipments ready to start early next day.
From Tumlingtar, we get started at 9:30 AM after breakfast. Today the river is pretty smooth except for little rough ones of grade III/IV.
Today could be more challenging than the previous days. We come across quite a number of rapids oneafte r another. The first encounter is a left- bend rapid, before the suspension bridge at Ranighat. A number of rapids follow after this one after another until we finally camp nearby blithe rapid.
Today is pretty smooth and relaxed compared to the previous days. The Arun River now merges with river Sunkosi to form into a confluence of river Saptakosi, one of the major rivers of Nepal, which further flows to merge with the famous Ganges in India. Float along Saptakosi for another half an hour and we reach the site of a temple in Bara Chettra, a popular Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. From here, we float for another half an hour to Chatara. Drive back to Biratnagar via Dharan to catch evening flight.
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