Beginning its life in Tibet (Bhot) this river (koshi) roars its way into Nepal through some of the most breathtaking valleys and gorges you will ever see. The Bhote Koshi path is the steepest in Nepal creating a torrent. In this river the rafting will be exciting without risking anything. Its and thrilling and at the same time most charming rafting trip not found anywhere else in the world. It is a very steep and very continuous mountain stream, a combination of fun and excitement and surrounded by mountains forests and waterfalls.
“Nepal’s steepest action packed rafting trip” If you have limited time, or just the desire for an adrenaline overload, this is the river for you. Our put – in point is at the Borderland Resorts, conveniently located at the highest possible raft launch on the river and is the base for activities such as Canyoning, Trekking, Climbing and Mountain Biking all around the Tibetan border. The resort has spacious safari tents, toilets and massive dining hall with a well stocked bar. All the indulges of home in a very exotic setting. A perfect compliment to your trip can be an extended stay at river bank.
Day 01: Meet at the office as per time arranged by your expedition leader at the pre-departure meeting. Then, we travel by our private bus 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 i.e. Ganesh Himal, Langtang etc. Upon arrival in the camp, lunch will be served. After early lunch, your expedition leader will deliver a safety talk and provide all paddling gear for the trip. First day rafting provides about three and half hour of pure white water. After a long series of class 3 rapids we drop into the first class 4 drop known as Gerbil In The Plumbing. From here, there is a stretch of class 3 whitewater and then we come to the crux of the day, which is a long, technical rapid called ‘Frog in a Blender’. After this rapid we settle down for about twenty feet, and then it’s back into the soup with a long series of class 3+/4- drops which lead us 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 we hit the village of Barabise we load all the boats onto our bus and drive back to our camp, change your wet clothes, enjoy the scenery and late evening have dinner and camp. hot drinks, rum punch, enjoy the scenery.
Day 02: Early morning, have hot drinks and breakfast then pack your gears. You have the second chance to show how your raft team can work well together in challenging rapids. We have lunch on the river and continue the action until the take out point. We run the top stretch again in the morning, though most people don’t recognize it the second time through. Today instead of getting out at Barabise we continue on 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 right 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’. Without a doubt this is some of the finest whitewater rafting to be had anywhere. Our trip ends by mid-noon. Once you get their load up all the kits on bus, drive back to Ktm.
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Bhote Koshi, Eastern Nepal