Bhote Koshi River Rafting

Trip Overview

Bhote Koshi River Rafting

The Bhote Kosi – 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.

Transportation to the river the bus journey from Kathmandu 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 95km marker 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!

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Detail Itinerary

Day 01:

Drive to Bhotekoshi (Rafting starting point) about 04 hrs drive. Rafting and stay overnight at tented camp

Day 02:

Rafting and drive back to Kathmandu

Include Exclude

Trip Cost:

Cost Includes:

  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Rafting starting point (Baseri/Lamasanghu) and Rafting ending point to (Dolalghat)
  • Kathmandu by bus (if you want both way private vehicle also available on additional cost )
  • Twin/double shearing accommodation during the Rafting
  • Three meals a day; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the Rafting
  • Rafting equipment
  • Safe drinking water and first add kid box

Cost Exclude:

  • Nepal Visa fee (Bring accurate fee in USD and two Passport size Photo)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • All meals and Accommodation in Kathmandu (We do provide on your request with extra charge)
  • Personal travel and health insurance and insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • Extra night accommodation and meals, extra activities (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column

Equipment List

Suggested Equipment for this trip; On the Raft:

  • Shorts
  • Sun Hat/ Cap
  • Sports Shoes (Trainers) Teva-type sandals (It’s important to have Rubber soles and that the shoe is either tied or uses Velcro/ Buckles to stay on the foot)
  • T-shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit
  • Sun Block
  • Water Bottle

Off the raft (at camp):

  • Long Lightweight trousers
  • Dry Shoes/socks
  • Warm Jacket/fleece
  • Long Sleeve Shirt
  • Good Sleeping bag
  • Towel
  • Torch/Flashlight
  • Toiletries
  • Any special personal medications


Before You Go

Trekking Planner takes the safety and security of all of our clients very seriously. It is our primary concern and reflected in every aspect of your time with us.

  • All our guides are licensed, trained in CPR, first aid and advanced river rescue techniques.
  • All our equipment is world class, up to date and carefully maintained.
  • We use Avon self-bailing rafts.
  • We always use safety kayakers or double catamaran team on every trip.
  • We prepare all food with the utmost attention to hygiene.
  • Whenever possible we use our own private minibus and driver.

What we provide

before your trip you will be invited to an orientation meeting in order to meet the rest of your paddling team, our rafting crews (Guides and Safety Team who will be on your trip). At this meeting there will be opportunities for you to ask any questions that you may have and discuss any personal requirements, such as a special diet or medical conditions that could affect your time with us.

  • We have our own private transportation to take you to and from the river if possible if not then we use tourist bus to rafting starting point and local bus from ending point to onward. When our own coach is not available then we provide a privately booked alternative.
  • We provide plentiful, hygienically prepared and wholesome food and drinks.
  • Along with our high quality self-bailing rafts, we provide helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits (during winter), lifejackets, dry bags, camera barrels, all necessary safety and medical equipment. Tents and sleeping mats are also provided. Sleeping bags can be supplied upon request.
  • All our equipment is of the highest quality, clean and well maintained.

What you need to tell us

Please tell us if you are a non-swimmer or not very confident in the water. Also it is essential that you inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your well being on the trip. Don’t forget to request vegetarian or other special meals if required.

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