The Bhote Koshi – the name implies that this river has its origin in Bhot or Tibet. It has upper sections of grade 5 and 6. Most of the commercially rafted section is from much lower down and has an overall grade of 4 with a couple or so harder rapids that warrant a 4+ or 5-.
It is so near from Kathmandu that you can be on the river the same day as you leave Kathmandu. In fact, this is the only river with such gradients and so near from Kathmandu.
Transportation to the river The bus journey from Kathamndu takes 3-4 hours and rises up out of the valley and drops down into the Sun kosi valley near Dolalghat (the Sun Kosi put-in). From here the valley is followed upstream and is still called the Sun Kosi. Close to Bahrabise the Sun Kosi turns east and the Bhote Kosi goes north. Close to the 95kmmarker the river can be accessed a run. Further upstream the grades increase and they say that if you don’t get scared, just keep going upstream and eventually you will!
On the river When you reach the put in point, you will be amazed to see that the crews have already prepared lunch for you. Then you start the adventures of the day. The day is over at a campsite where the crews will have already reached with the gears and all stuff. May be the dinner is also ready. The following day, after breakfast, again you are on the thrilling rapids. In the afternoon, you will reach the put out point and you will proceed to Kathmandu.
Day 1: Drive Lomosangu-Dam Drive to Lomosangu-Dam from Kathmandu it is 95 km east. 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.
Day 2: Rafting After breakfast a quick pack up and set out (approx. 9 to 10 a.m.) run white water hit again a grade 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 and continue the action until the take out point Dolalghat Bazaar about 2 to 3 p.m. and bus back to Kathmandu. Our trip is over here.
• Transportation from and to Kathmandu by tourist bus as per itinerary.
• All International standard rafting equipment as necessary (Such as self bailing rafts, helmets, life jackets, kayaks, plastic paddles and spray jackets etc.)
• Well-trained and highly experienced rafting guides, cooks, and other helper staff.
• Camping & Cooking equipment (tents, mattress & kitchen gear).
• Accommodation in tent during the rafting.
• All staffs salary, insurance, meals etc.
• All necessary fees, Government/Local taxes, all national park and conservation area fees. Tourist service
• Any type of personal expenditure such Alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone, and laundry.
• Food & accommodation cost incase of any natural accident caused by weather.
• Tips, Gratuities and expenditure.
• Rescue & insurance such as travel, cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects. You are advised to insure for it.
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