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Bhote Koshi river is with out a doubt the most action packed short white water run in Nepal. The river drops steeply offering relentless stretches from class III-IV levels of rapids. Bolder gardens, small, waterfalls, steep chutes and 90 degree bends are some of the obstacles to be overcome. This river is not ypicla big river flowing from the Himalayan but it is a steep and technical river which requires a reactive crew. After a fun filled action packed day, relax in unspoiled surroundings on the beach.


Day 1 :

Meet at the agency as per time arranged by your expedition leader at the pre-departure meeting. Then depart to the river starting point of the trip. This is a spectacular drive through villages and if weather permits, you will have fantastic mountain views of Ganesh Himal & Langtang among others. Upon arrival in the camp lunch will be served. After early lunch, expedition leader will deliver safety tips and provide all paddling gear for the trip.

Day 2 :
First day of rafting provides about three and half hour of pure white water thrill. After a long series of class 3 rapids, drop into the first class 4 drop known as Gerbil In The Plumbing. From this point there is a stretch of class 3 rapids after which comes the challenge of the day, which is a long, technical rapid called ‘Frog in a Blender’. After the rapid settle down for about twenty feet, and then it’s back into a long series of class 3/4 drops which leads into a nifty little rapid called Carnal Knowledge of a Deviant Nature. The remaining ten kilometers of river is a non-stop series of class 3 and 4 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 stone walls. At the bottom of this stretch is a rapid called ExLax. Just before hitting the village of Barabise, load all the gears onto the bus and drive back to the camp, change your wet clothes, enjoy the scenery.

Day 3 :
Early morning pack the gears and show how your raft team can work well together in challenging rapids. Have lunch on the river and continue the action until the take out point. Run the top stretch again in the morning, though most people don’t recognize it the second time through. Instead of getting out at Barabise continue down through the center of town 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 after the pool is an incredible rapid called ‘Liquid Bliss’, which leads directly into a rapid called ‘Fake Right 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’. Trip ends by mid-noon. Drive back to Ktm.

Services Include :

  • Ground Transportation (From and After)
  • Meals, Western and continental food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during your rafting trip
  • River Permit
  • Necessary equipment as high quality self-bailing rafts, lifejackets, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits (only during the winter) on certain rivers, dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety and medical equipment
  • Necessary Staffs (Guide, Helpers, Cook etc)
  • Tented accommodation in beautiful river beach with camp fire
  • Safety Kayak
  • Food, accommodation, insurance for all staff and their transportation
  • Expedition elements include professional guides and leadership
  • First aid kid box

Services Exclude :

Mineral water, cold drinks and alcoholic beverages during the whole trip
Hotel accommodations & meals at if you stay anywhere at the hotel during whole trip
Emergency evacuation
Things of personal use
Member insurance
International airport pick up drop (if you order we can arrange)
Tips to Staffs
Sleeping bag (NRS.50 per night)

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