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‘Bhote’ roughly translates, as ‘River from Tibet’; so there are quite a lot of Rivers with this name in Nepal. Bhote Kosi the main branch of the Sun Kosi is a beautiful mountain river starting through Tibet. No doubt, the river-rafting in Bhotekosi offers the full action packed up with short white-water run in Nepal. It takes three and half hours drive from Kathmandu to get to the starting point of Bhote-Koshi River's Rafting. The river drops steeply offering relentless stretches of grade III-IV white-water. Boulder gardens, small waterfalls, steep chutes and 90 degree bends are the obstacles to be overcome. This river is not a typical of the big volume waters of the Himalayan, it is steep and technical and requires a reactive crew.

Trip Facts

  • Activities: River Rafting
  • Rafting Type: Camping
  • Best Season: Mar - May, Sept - Dec
  • Total Duration: 2 Days
  • Rafting Area: Bhotekoshi River
  • Group Size: 2 - 50 pax
  • Max. Height: 900 m.
  • Transportation: Drive in / Out
Detail Itinerary Bhote koshi River Rafting
  • Day 01 Meet at the place as per time arranged by your expedition leader/guide at pre-departure meeting. Then we leave by our private transports to the river put-in point of the trip. This is a spectacular drive through villages and if weather permits, you will have fabulous mountain views i.e. Pabil, Langtang and Gauri Shanker ranges etc. upon arrival in the campsite lunch will be served. After early lunch your expedition leader/guide will give a safety talk and provide all paddling gears to participants for the trip. First day we are paddling about 3 ½ hours of pure white-water. After a long series of grade III rapids we drop into the first grade IV known as Gerbil in the Plumbing. From here there is a long, technical rapid called ‘Frog in a Blender’. After this rapid we settle down for about twenty feet, and then it’s back into the soup with a long series of grade III+ and IV- drops which lead us into a nifty little rapid called Carnal Knowledge of a Deviant Nature. The remaining ten kilometers of river is a nonstop series of grade III and IV drops terminating into short pools with the next drop just a few feet away. The river flows through a beautiful narrow canyon with lush green vegetation and waterfalls coming in from the steep stonewalls. At the bottom of this stretch is a rapid called ExLax. Just before we hit the Bazaar of Barabise we load all the gears onto our bus and drive back to our campsite. Enjoy with hard and soft drinks, then dinner.
  • Day 02 Early morning rise with a hot cup of tea/coffee brush teeth and have breakfast then pack your gears. Here once again you have the second chance to show how your raft team can work well together in challenging rapids. We have lunch on the river bank and continue the action until the take –out point. We run the top stretch, today instead of getting out at Barabise we continue on down through the center of Bazaar and onto a short flat stretch. Upon reaching the dam, the entire gradient of the last kilometer fulminates into fifty meters of incredibly steep and technical rapid known as ‘The Great Wall’. The Great Wall’s one redeeming feature is that there is a pool at the bottom, because right after the pool is an incredible rapid called ‘Liquid Bliss’, which leads directly into a rapid call ‘Fake Tight Go Left’, which leads directly into another rapid called ‘My God, What to do?’ The trip ends with a bang on a long series of drops known as ‘Dazed and Confused’. Without a doubt this is some of the finest whitewater rafting to be had anywhere. Our trip ends about midday. Once you get their load up all the gears on bus, then travel back to Kathmandu, 3 hours.