Class: 4 (5)
From: 95km (1020m) (4 hours from Kathmandu)
To: The Dam (760m)
Distance: 17 km
Volume in November: 40cms (1200 cfs)
Best season: Sept - Nov, End of April - June
One of the shortest but wildest rivers on offer in Nepal. The path of this river is the steepest in Nepal creating a virtual year-round torrent that provides some of the most exciting rafting in the world. The river is fed by the melting snows and glaciers of Mount Shisa Pangma, the worlds tenth highest mountain and creates one of the most dramatic and furious rivers to carve its way through Nepal’s mountains and rolling Himalayan foothills
Rafters need no previous experience. A thrill a minute ride!
Definitely one for the experienced kayaker. Endless rapids designed to test your skills and courage.
Trip Dates - This trip departs daily all year round (although the Upper Section is not runnable during high water (June - Sept)
All staff including highly qualified & licensed Guides and professional Safety Kayakers all fluent in English and holding up to date First Aid.
All camping equipment (including toilet tents, shelters, air matresses, tarps, personal tents etc)
All meals and water whilst on the river (tea, coffee, hot chocolate and juice will also be provided)
Transportation to and from the river
All equipment (including PFD's, helmets, dry tops, throw bags, dry bags, pelican boxes, wetsuits, paddles, etc all at international standards)
Extensive medical kit
Trip photos (make sure you bring a USB stick along with you)
Unrelated travel, visas, insurance, travel documents etc...
Items of a personal nature (toiletries, personal medication, clothing, camers...)
Bottled mineral water (we will provide you with local treated water which is safe to drink)
Alcohol and additional snacks.
Travel insurance (to travel with GRG's you are required to have adequate insurance for the activity you are participating in, we have the necessary insurance for our crew but you must have your own seperate policy)
Optional tips for guides.
Depart Kathmandu early in the morning and travel out of the valley just three hours to our camp. On arrival there is time to settle in and have an early lunch and raft briefing. After lunch we drive up stream and raft the lower section of the river, a classic big volume section of class 3 + whitewater. We finish up on the sandy beach at our camp where we will get a fire going and enjoy an evening under the stars.
After breakfast we head further up the road towards Tibet to the Upper more fiercer part of the river. Described as one of the best one day rafting trips in the world, this class 4 (4+) run is non-stop.
After lunch and packing up, we will jump back into the van and head back to Kathmandu for a well deserved beer.
Click here to see the Bhote Kosi River Map
Suggested add ons -
- Bungy Jumping
- Belephi River for intermediate/experiences kayakers
- A trip to Tato Pani, the natural hot springs. (5km from the Tibet border)