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Bhotekoshi River Rafting

Trip Overview

There are seven best whitewater adventures in Nepal, and among them, Bhotekoshi River Rafting is one of them. The snow-fed river originating from Tibet is situated 70 km away from Kathmandu. The river has highly steep and almost non-stop flow characteristics. 

Bhotekoshi River Rafting is renowned for its exhilarating level 4+ rapids, making it the most exciting and difficult rafting trip in Nepal. The rafting spot is only 3 hours' drive from Kathmandu. The adventure is full of two days of intensive and strenuous water activities. If you have never rafted before and only have a limited amount of time but want an adrenaline rush, this is the perfect introductory trip package for you as the Bhote Koshi is perhaps Nepal's most exhilarating short rafting trip and the best white water experience on the planet. The moment of the rafting trip has been described as "Like a pinball machine, and you are the ball", "Like being flushed down in an open sewer", "Expedition River", and so on. The Bhotekoshi, which flows swiftly and thunderously in Nepal, has a greater gradient, resulting in a more turbulent flow throughout the year, making it appealing for rafting enthusiasts. 

While you are on your way to the Bhotekoshi River Rafting trip, you will have an opportunity to witness emerald green farms terraced high above the river on steep slopes, as well as curious residents lined up at the suspension bridge watching us as we raft through the cascading waves. At high flow, the rapids are substantial class IV-V, while at lower levels, they are a more typical III. 



We drive from Kathmandu to Lamosangu Dam, which is 95 km east of Kathmandu. Lamosangu Dam is the starting point of rafting. This is a beautiful journey through numerous towns with spectacular views of the Himalayan ranges. Throughout the journey, you can see various peaks including Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, and Gaurishankar Himal. After we raft 10 km of the river's exciting stretch, we drive back to our camp where we will spend the night.
After breakfast, quickly pack your belongings and head to the upper stretch of class 3 rapids for an exciting whitewater adventure. This is your chance to show how well your raft crew can work together in difficult rapids. We then, stop for a lunch beside the riverbank before continuing our journey to Dolalghat Bazaar, where we will conclude our rafting journey. After concluding the rafting journey, we drive to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

What is Included?

    • Bus transfer as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Necessary rafting equipment
    • Safety gears
    • Accommodation in the camp
    • Safety Kayak
    • Meals during the rafting trip
    • Guide and other staffs as per requirements
    • First aid kit box
    • Service fees and Government taxes

What is Excluded?

    • All sorts of bar bills
    • Nepal Visa
    • Meals in Kathmandu
    • Insurance
    • Other not mentioned in inclusion

Equipment Checklist

The list details the required items to be brought during the rafting journey.

  1. Valid passport with 2 copies
  2. Extra passport sized photographs
  3. Shorts and half pants
  4. T-shirts
  5. Sun-block
  6. Sunglasses
  7. Lip-guard
  8. Warm clothes or fleece lining to wear in the evening after rafting
  9. Towel
  10. Toiletry kit
  11. First Aid Kit Box
  12. Comfortable sandals and shoes
  13. Extra cash for personal use and for tips to show your gratitude to your guide, driver (Tips are not mandatory but expected)
  14. Water Bottle
  15. Liquid Hand Sanitizer and Liquid Hand Wash


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