Sourcing in Tibet, river Bhote Koshi roars its way into Nepal through some of the most breathtaking valleys and gorges. It is the steepest river and very continuous mountain stream. Bhote Koshi River Rafting is the most exciting without risking life. While rafting you can see unparalleled scenic beauty, enjoy numerous photographic moments and opportunities to visit unexplored archaeological sites and deserted areas. If you have limited time or just the desire for an adrenaline rush, this could be one of the best the rivers for you.
The rafting put in point is conveniently located three hours’ drive from Kathmandu to Baseri. After preparation and a briefing, we start rafting for 2 hrs. through a veritable maze of canyons and boulders. It is the steepest river raft able in Nepal and requires a lot of concentration. While drifting along the wild white waters, the rafting gets steeper arousing Class IV- V rapids and later mellows into continuous streams creating class III rapid. We end our rafting at Lamosangu Dam, have lunch and drive back to Kathmandu. It is a 2-day rafting program. Best time for rafting along Bhote Koshi river is from October to December and From February to April.
Trek Himalayan provides licensed and professional guides, with many years of experience on the rivers of Nepal. All are trained in CPR, First Aid, and advanced river rescue techniques. Bhote Koshi is an ideal trip for those wanting a short and thrilling rafting trip in Nepal.
Explore the breathtaking valley and gorges Exciting trip Surrounded by mountains, forests and waterfalls stunning beauty
The above itinerary is a guideline pattern which we offer raft tours of this type. But, unforeseen events such as mountain weather, local politics, transportation etc., is beyond Trek Himalayan’s control could be resulted in a change of program. It is very unlikely to have such circumstances occurs but our effort is to minimize its effect, however Trek Himalayan is not responsible for the result of delays or changes.
Arrive at the (TIA) Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be welcomed by Trek Himalayan representative and transferred to your hotel if you have booked Airport Pickup facility at the time of booking your trip. Otherwise our representative will meet you at the hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free until evening when you’ll enjoy a welcome drinks with your guide and introduce each other. Overnight in Kathmandu
Harati Manor Inn [or similar standard]
This is an example of the hotel we may use in Kathmandu city. Your actual hotel will be specified when your booking is confirmed. Please check your email or booking confirmation.
After breakfast sightseeing tour begins which include all the religious, cultural & historical sites within the Kathmandu valley and in the evening your guide will conduct a small session about White Water River Rafting in Nepal. Overnight in hotel
Pashupatinath (World Heritage Site): One of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world, the temple of Pashupatinath is the focus of pilgrims from all over from Nepal and India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and built in the familiar pagoda Style. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 A.D. It lies 5 kms east of the city centre. This holy place is picturesque collection of temples and shrines. All the dying persons are brought to Pashupatinath for cremation. Only the Hindus are allowed to go inside the temple.
Bouddhanath (World Heritage Site): It is the world’s biggest stupa located about two km to the north of Pashupatinath temple. This colossal stupa is known by the name of Bouddhanath, the god of wisdom. It is difficult to assign a period to it as some believe that it was built during the reign of either Shiva Deva or Anshu Verma in the 17th century A.D. The design is much like the Swoyambhu stupa, except that the final consists of receding squares instead of circles. Bouddhanath attracts Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world.
Swoyambhunath, Monkey Temple (World heritage Site): The Swoyambhunath Stupa crowns a hillock to the west of Kathmandu. A massive white dome surrounded by a 13 stage spire, is one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Nepal. It is said to be 2000 years old. Its origins are linked to the founding of the Kathmandu Valley by draining the water of the lake by Bouddhisattva Manjushree. Swoyambhunath manifested in the lake as a brilliant light emanating from a lotus, Manjushree let the water out of the valley paying homage to Swoyambhu, thus making the valley inhabitable.
Kathmandu Durbar Square (World Heritage Site): It is the nine-storied palace structure built around 1770 AD. This palace square was a residence to Nepal’s royal family. The house of the living goddess (Kumari), the ferocious Kal Bhairav, the red Monkey God and hundreds of erotic carvings are a few examples of the sights at the square. All woodcarvings, statues and architectures in this area are exceptionally fine. Most parts of the palace premises are open for tourist throughout the week during office hours.
After breakfast we drive from Kathmandu to Baseri. Upon arrival our chef will prepare lunch and our rafting guide briefs about safety issues before Bhote Koshi River rafting begins.You will enjoy high action rafting in the afternoon, before pulling out of the river and setting camp at the river bank amidst peace and tranquility.
We retrace out steps a little way back up the river, then go for it again before pulling out at Lamasangu and enjoying lunch there. After lunch we pack up and drive three hours back to Kathmandu.
Today is complete free day. You can do the last minute shopping or visit Ayurveda Massage Parlour for ultimate relaxation.
Our representative will transfer you to the International airport for your onward journey…
Nepal is a small landlocked country of highly diverse and rich geography, culture, and religions. The mountainous north has eight of the world’s ten highest mountains, including Mount Everest. It contains over 240 peaks more than 20,000 ft (6,096 m) above sea level. The fertile and humid south is heavily urbanized. By some measures, it is a land of different arts and indigenous cultures well preserved since time immemorial. Hindu and Buddhist shrines found in the country are enriched with wood carving and bronzes, century’s old statues standing along the wayside and three popular historic cities – Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan have preserved their medieval splendor and architectural flavor till date.
Nepal is located in South Asia between China in the north and India in the south, east and west. While the total land area is 147,181 sq. km including water area of the country that is 3,830 sq. km. The geographical coordinates are 28°00′N 84°00′E. Nepal falls in the temperate zone north of the Tropic of Cancer. Nepal’s ecological zones run east to west about 800 km along its Himalayan axis, 150 to 250 km north to south, and are vertically intersected by the river systems. The country can be divided into three main geographical regions: Himalayan region, mid hill region and Terai region. The highest point in the country is Mt. Everest (8,848 m) while the lowest point is in the Terai plains of Kechana Kalan in Jhapa (60 m). (Source NTB)
All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold passport and valid visa. Visa can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad. Visa is also issued at the entry points. It can be extended at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu. Children under 10 years need not pay any visa fee. People willing to get entry Visa at the airport or any of the land entry points are required to fill a visa form with passport photograph.
* Tourist visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January – December).
Sunday to Thursday: 1000hrs – 1700hrs (during summer)
Sunday to Thursday: 1000hrs – 1600hrs (during winter)
Friday: 1000hrs – 1500hrs.
You can find list of other national holidays in Nepal here
Nepali, written in the Devanagari script, is the official language of Nepal. However, most people living in the city areas can understand and speak English fluently. Hindi language is widely understood across the country.
On arrival in Kathmandu, our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to our pre-booked hotel. There won’t be any activity on this day. We will host a pre-trip meeting at the hotel lobby on the 2nd day of your itinerary in the evening. It will be an opportunity for you to meet your rafting guide and introduce each other. The guide will brief you about the raft and check your gear to ensure the smooth running of your rafting trip.
Trek Himalayan provides high quality self-bailing rafts, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits, lifejackets, safety kayaker, first aid kit, healthy and hygienically prepared food and drinks, Tents and sleeping mats, sleeping bags Sunscreen and lip protector, Sunglasses and/or a cap ,towel and toiletries (environmentally friendly would be best), Personal medication, Flashlight
Please bring with you shorts and a T-shirt or swimwear for the trip, suitable footwear for wearing in the river bank, warm clothing for the evenings, a towel, sun block and a camera. A flashlight is also useful.
All our guides are skilled outdoorsmen, superb chefs and great companions. Apart from their river skill, our guides love what they do. Their good humor and ever smiling faces easily win the hearts of any clients. Our guides are well trained to international standards and have spent several years in the profession.
Naturally rivers do not flow in a straight line from one town to the next so you are required to cover some road distance to reach the starting and ending point of the river. You will be transported using private buses to the river side. During the trip you will be accompanied by the rafting crew. Depending on the length of time the road trip takes, you will stop for food and toilets. Any snacks or drinks you require during the trip need to be arranged by you.
For rafting October through mid-December and March through early May are the best times. In this time you will have great mountains views, clear sky and rewarding natural scenery. In winter it is possible but you have to watch out for hypothermia. In this time you certainly should expect cold water and perhaps think in terms of wet suits and dry tops. Monsoon time is dangerous which brings heavy rains that flood the rivers most so people wouldn’t want to be kayaking or rafting at this time.
Age is an attitude and not a problem; however we do reserve the right not to allow children on the trip if we feel it is too dangerous. River running is a physical pursuit and expedition members should have a reasonable level of fitness. Expedition members should be good swimmers and comfortable in the water.
Before joining a tour, we recommend you to take out a travel insurance which should cover cancellation, medical expenses, helicopter evacuation and emergency repatriation. Please send us the following details such as your full name, policy number and the insurance company’s 24 hour emergency contact number prior to departure. We also strongly recommend that your policy must cover personal liability, flight/trip cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.
We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewelry at home – you don’t need it while travelling. Many of hotels in Nepal have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage
Though we hope for the best trip, you sometimes might be in need of rescue or evacuation in case of a serious sickness or a personal prolonged health issue. During such emergency you will be rescued by a helicopter. You are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation services. We request you to make sure when you purchase insurance from your country that your policy must cover these expenses or you should remain prepared to pay or sign on Helicopter Evacuation Form before you get on the Helicopter.
If the main highway between your program areas is blocked by a landslide or any natural calamity during the transfer and need to halt for the extra night/day, in such a situation the extra cost for food and accommodation has to be borne by the clients.