Bhote Koshi River Rafting

‘Adventure full of thrills with exciting moments on Nepal wildest rivers’

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:02 Days
  • Start Point:Near Barabise town on route to Tibet borde
  • End Point:At Dolalghat Town
  • Trip Grade:3/3+
  • Accommodation:Tented Camping or in River resorts
  • Meals:on full board
  • Max Group Size:02+
  • Best Time:March to June and September to December

Overview

Bhote Koshi River Rafting for two days allows you to soak into full of thrills and frills, as paddle through exciting world-class enjoyable white-water rapids and bouncy roller coaster waves.

Bhote Koshi, one of the main tributaries of the mighty and famous Sun Koshi River for rafting expedition, the river runs from the glaciers of high Central Himalayan peaks located close between the border of Tibet / China and Nepal.

This raging fast-running river is regarded as one of the best for white-water floats as it flows all the way downstream to join with the main big river of Sun Koshi, near to our finishing point of rafting adventure at Dolalghat town.

There are several options that one can enjoy rafting on Bhote Koshi River, from right above near the frontier of Nepal and Tibet, or from lower downstream and then camp on a nice lovely sandy beach for overnight halt.

Bhote Koshi River is considered as a wild and rough rivers for adrenaline excitement in the world of water sports and rafting or kayaking, due to the nature of the river we also have backup with a kayak to guide the raft through rapids with drops and holes as safety measures.

This is a pure adventure full of paddle action on this exciting rafting trip, where you will encounter grade III to IV rapids and big waves to enjoy the thrills for two days rafting on the wild Bhote Koshi River.

The real fun and adventure on Bhote Koshi River rafting is camping on a nice sandy beach, with time to explore near local villages to witness traditional activities of farm life along with various cultures.

Bhote Koshi, one of the closest rafting rivers from the capital Kathmandu where drive takes you on Kathmandu and Lhasa / Tibet Friendship Highway, past the scenic old town of Dhulikhel, where you can overlook fantastic views of Himalayan mountain range.

After concluding the rafting adventure full of exciting thrills and frills head back to Kathmandu on the same scenic route, after fascinating wet moments and great experience on Bhote Koshi River Rafting.

  • An adventure full of thrills and frills paddling through exciting waves and rapids
  • Exciting moments and scenic adrenaline float downstream on fresh glacial rivers.
  • The river also called Upper Sun Koshi with world-class white-water adventure
  • Bhote Koshi fed from the glaciers of high mountains of Nepal / Tibet Himalayas
  • Day 01: Drive to Barabise and start rafting to camp at Baseri Camp 3-4 hrs
  • Day 02: Raft to near Dolalghat 3-4 hours and drive to Kathmandu
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding local Rafting Guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, transport and insurance.
  • All transfer by Tourist bus /public bus
  • 01 night/ 02 days rafting on full board include Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with tea/coffee
  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • The tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column

For River

  • River sandals
  • Shorts or a swimming costumes
  • A baseball style cap, good sunglass and quality sunscreen

Shells & insulators :

  • Windproof & water proof outerwear, jacket & pants (gortex or nylon) Fleece jacket/sweater (wool or synthetic only for the winter season)

Clothes:

  • Long sleeve t-shirt / turtlenecks (synthetic)
  • Short sleeve t-shirts
  • Several pairs of thick socks (wool or synthetic), with thin liners (synthetic)
  • Light weight long underwear, top & bottom (polypropylene or "capilene")
  • Wide brim hat (straw type beach hat or synthetic outdoors) to sunburn
    protection on face, ears, & neck , Underwear, etc

Footwear:

  • 1-pair new - condition lightweight walking / running shoes, with textured soles.

Other Items:

  • Quality sleeping bag & sleeping pad. For those who don't have they can rent it easily in Kathmandu or Pokhara
  • Light weight clothing as pants, shorts, cotton underwear, t-shirts, swim wear
  • Light weight long sleeved shirt or t-shirt and a fleece style jacket
  • Toiletries (environmentally friendly is best)
  • Flashlight with spare batteries & bulbs
  • A couple handkerchiefs
  • Pocket knife
  • Stuff sacks
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Hand towel
  • Feminine hygiene items, including plastic bags to pack out dirty items
  • Lighter / matches (for toilet paper and candles)
  • Spare eyeglass or contact lenses (Due to the ease of getting eye infections, care should be taken in using contacts. Disposable contacts lenses replaced frequently can lessen the risk of eye inflections
  • Hard shell water bottle; one 2-liter or two 1-liter bottles ("Nalgene" or Manmade Metal) that will not melt while adding hot boiled water
  • Emergency contact information ; Personal medical kit.

Itinerary Disclaimer:

Bhote Koshi Rafting, provided with standard Itinerary days where days can be shorter or longer as per water volume on the river as per the season-wise, some designated overnight camps can differ or change, due to the current of a river according to different season and other condition, etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if it needs to be changed in case of weather, and difficulties going over rapids, might require more days especially in late autumn and winter times, where our leader and lead river guides decide holding full authority for Trekking Planner.

Climate & Weather:

Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to the first week of June will be the best time during spring times, when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.

Morning and night time as well in shade can be cold, other months from September and October great times for rafting, most days are clear for views of mountains and beautiful landscape scenery.

Although much colder months of autumn season with extreme cold during morning and night time, where sunlight much shorter.

Visa:

Visiting Nepal one can obtain entry visas from your home country at Nepalese Embassies and Consulates, if not one can easily get a visa on arrival at Nepal international airport in Kathmandu, or any port of entry.

Emergency Contact:

For travel within Nepal Himalaya where all travelers and adventurers require to fill our company form with emergency contact to relatives and families or close friends, as well keeping in close touch with the Trekking Planner for immediate helps either medical or unforeseen reasons.

Arrival:

On arrival picked and received by our attentive airport representative or guides and staff for short transfer to your respective hotels in Kathmandu.

Accommodations & Food:

On this Rafting trip, staying on the best available local lodge where available but with tented camping. Serving from famous Nepalese Dal-Bhat to Continental with some Chinese, Tibetans and Indian foods.

All meals are well cooked, hygienic, and freshly served on the soft sandy beach camp with a warm environment.

Drinking-Water:

On camping, safe drinking water boiled and filtered for drinking.

Health:

Where all travelers require sound good health to join on all our rafting trips around Nepal Himalaya with healthy medical background and history.

Vaccinations:

Check with your home doctors and season of visit to Asian countries where immunization and vaccines requires against certain diseases.

Travel Insurance:

Where all travelers to Nepal Himalaya require Travel and Medical Insurance to cover against unfortunate accidents and sickness covering Helicopter Service Rescue, or other means of fast transport to reach safe places and nearest hospitals.

Age Requirements:

For Bhote Koshi Rafting, where age groups matter from 18 to 60 years old can join in, this involves if one can get medical insurance from your home countries.

Getting Into Nepal:

To reach Nepal one can reach by overland from India or Tibet, the main arrival from international flight to reach Kathmandu and Nepal international airport.

Communication:

At present nearly all villages and towns do have facilities of ISTD and STD or cell phones or Sat phones, where one can easily communicate to your family or Trekking Planner in emergencies.

SIMS cards available on showing your passport copies with a small charge as per your time in Nepal.

Money:

On paying the full package of the trip, where you need some extra money for your expenses to buy souvenirs or for extra entertainment on route rafting like having extra snacks and drinks.

Culture:

Culture the main thing to observe by travelers to Nepal, where the country with two main religions Hindu and Buddhism with their own special interesting culture and custom.

Photography:

Photography can be taken all around Nepal, where some public and private areas of Government, religious monuments, and some old people might not allow photographs, where your guide will advise you on restricted places.

Gratuities:

Tipping after getting satisfied with the service rendered by the helpful staff of the hotels, drivers including guides and porters where you feel like it deserves gratitude like tipping.

Extra benefits like tips, is highly expected by crew members of rafting as traditions since tourism came in Himalayan countries.

Detail Itinerary

Morning an interesting drive takes you beyond Kathmandu city heading east on
Kathmandu and Lhasa / Tibet Friendship Highway for few hours, drive heads towards a nice old Newar town at Dhulikhel where you can catch super panorama of Himalayan chain of peaks.

After Dhulikhel, down towards low-warm sub-tropical climate areas within farm villages and town full of agricultural activities. On reach at Dolalghat town our ending point of rafting adventure, where drive continues above Sun-Koshi and Melamche rivers to reach near Barabise, a flourishing town with age-old trade history with Tibet across the border.

On completing the drive get organized for a rafting adventure, where our river guide and captain provide you a brief information on Bhote Koshi River rafting, the currents, rapids, and paddling technique skill required where necessary.

A dry picnic lunch will be served either before or further downstream, as time permits, get seated on both sides of the raft tubes, equipped with helmet, life-jackets, and helmets.

Our expert guide or captain maneuvers the boat from the rear end, then enjoy many exciting rapids as you paddle through then completing the day as the raft heads to the shore for an overnight stop near a small village of Baseri.

A nice and lovely camping spot, with time to explore the near farm village and just relax with the pleasant sound of birds and river flow.

Morning enjoy hearty breakfast, and then start packing your gear and valuables, and get ready for the last day of rafting on Bhote Koshi River.

Follow the same routine of the first day, and then enjoy your final moment rafting downstream paddle through big exciting waves and rapids as the river flows downstream towards a bridge near Dolaghat, where our adventure concludes.

Unloading the gear from the raft, and ready for a few hour drive to reach back in Kathmandu, after an overwhelming adventure and experience on Bhote Koshi River Rafting.

Cost and Dates

This trip runs daily. So please pick your date and book the trip!

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY

Reviews

Chris11062019

What an amazing trip and great guides-Nirmal and Suraj! Awesome trekking company, very professional and especially Dipak's attentiveness was above and beyond! Everything was on point and well organized! EBC was the first of many trips to come for me with Trekking Planner. I am coming back in April for another destination and hopefully again next year!!! Thank you for everything!

TXUSA

Amazing trek with this company!! I wouldn’t do it with anyone else. Our guide Nirmal was the best!

This company goes above and beyond! They think of every detail and take care of all the trekking needs including accommodations, food, water tablets, medical emergencies, etc. Our guide Nirmal was extremely familiar with the trail, he was attentive - making sure everyone was taken care of, made us laugh the entire way, gave great advice/tips/recommendations for a successful trek, generous (carried some of the day packs up when they were feeling tired), encouraged us and more! I was so impressed with how well thought out everything was and I loved that I didn’t have to worry about the details and all I had to do was show up. The other guides and porters were all just as fun, thoughtful, and accommodating. I would highly recommended these guys for the EBC trek!

Jessgemza,
TripAdvisor

Best trek in the world

In March i completed the Everest High Pass trek with Trekking Planner and had all the support i needed from Trekking planner from planning the trip, to arriving in Nepal and then completing the trek. I had an amazing guide in Gyeljen, whose knowledge of the area was the best! This meant I was able to make it over the passes when many other groups didn't due to the weather. He helped with all the accommodation and provided great advice to help me deal with the altitude and very cold weather as these were a new challenge to me. The whole team and Dipak were very welcoming and funny and this meant the trek and then the visit to Chitwan afterwards was one of the best experiences of my life! Would highly recommend and planning to return sometime soon.

Sam B,
TripAdvisor

Best Guide for trekking in the Himalyas

Everest Base Camp is such an amazing trek, but to have the best, kindest and funniest guide, who encouraged our team all the way and back, made my trek extra special. Nirmal Lamichhane your knowledge of all the mountains are incredible and you knew everyone on the trek. Watching you interact with the rest of the guides, they clearly have great respect for you. You are a natural leader. You are ambitious and know where you want to be in the future and I applaud you for studying while doing treks and taking people up into the mountains.

I enjoyed your stories and games along the way especially the last 2 hours before reaching Namche when it was up, up and up (your way of saying it is very steep). When I fell ill and gotten worse you were there all the way alongside me to help and encourage. The morning after reaching Base Camp when I was faced with being evacuated from Gorakshep, you told me that you believe that I could finish the trek and you would be there all the way if I choose to do so. Seeing the helicopter leave was hard but you believed in me and it made all the difference. Thank you so much.

Nirmal carried my bag on our decent in order for me to be able to breath better (I had bad flue, borderline bronchitis). Out of his own pocket, he bought us Fanta, lollypops, gum .... anything to lift moral on the last day down to Lukla. Our group had such fun with Nirmal.

If ever you need a guide, Nirmal is the perfect man for your trek. He does varies treks into the mountains, not only to Base Camp. Mountain expert, clued-up with flights to/ from Lukla, knows everyone and teahouses, can help with last minute gear, great knowledge about altitude sickness and knows how to take great photos (and how to pose, lol).

TrakkingPlanner and Travel Her Way are very lucky to have Nirmal as a guide.

The organising of my trip was great. Before leaving the UK, all my emails were answered promptly. Collecting from the airport, great accommodation in Kathmandu and the tea houses we stayed at on our trek was great. We were taken to a welcoming dinner at a local Nepali restaurant. What an experience. They also arrange for a farewell dinner back in Kathmandu - all included in the price. The care and detail was appreciated. Fruit and biscuits at dinner while on the trek- and the guides carried all of it all the way. Taking our oxygen levels after every meal to make sure we were in great shape.

All in all I had the best experience! Thank you Trekking Planner.

Janettie W,
TripAdvisor

I have just had the best travel experience of my life.

What a trip!

What a great buch of guys at Nepal Trekking Planner!

Dipak and his team made my trip so easy, simple and enjoyable - I can't still hardly believe it.

I felt totally safe and fully supported - which was a big thing for me as I was unsure how the high altitude would affect me. I needn't have worried as my guide Ananta and porter Ganesh were brilliant - really helpful, patient and firendly. Every night my blood/oxygen saturation was checked which gave me real confidence. Not many of the guides from different agencies were doing this which suprised me a little.

I had 16 days in the mountains and enjoyed every minute. As things became harder or easier, my intinery was flexible with Ananta very willing recommmend alternatives and to make changes to suit. This made a real difference and I really felt that I got the most from my trek.

I'm not one for recommending and over-praising but Dipak, Ananta and Ganesh all went the extra mile to make it all very special indeed.

Well done guys and (funds permitting) see you next year!

phil4868,
TripAdvisor

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