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  • Trip introduction

    If you’re up for a challenging and thrilling rafting adventure, then this Bhote Koshi River rafting trip is perfect for you. You’ll begin by travelling to the forested regions outside Kathmandu to ride Bhote Koshi’s challenging waves as you navigate your way through rapids of grades III and IV. As your journey progresses, you’ll also catch glimpses of Nepal’s breathtaking natural beauty - from vast pastures and farmlands to unfiltered forests and snow-capped Himalayan peaks in the background.

    Known for its steep gradient and fierce waters, this experience will keep your adrenaline pumping from the very start to the end. However, please do note, that due to the nature of its course, it is a challenging adventure.

    Destination

    Originating from the Zhangzangbo Glacier in Tibet, the Bhote Koshi consists of the upper river course of the Sun Koshi River and is considered as the steepest river in Nepal. Although a popular rafting destination for adventure enthusiasts. it is known for its wild route. During your rafting sessions, you’ll encompass many steep patches, swift turns and raging rapids of grades III and IV such as Barking Dog, Midnight Special, Great Wall, Liquid Bliss and Dazed and Confused amongst plenty of others.

    For this trip you’ll begin your journey from Thamel in Kathmandu and drive towards Khadichaur. From Khadichaur, you’ll begin your rafting adventure over the Bhote Koshi and end it at the Sukute Beach. After feasting on a wholesome lunch you’ll then drive back to Kathmandu.

    Destination highlights

    Enjoy a thrilling river rafting adventure in the Bhote Koshi River. | Feel the pride of rafting over a challenging river. | Pass through the scenic landscapes during your rafting ride. | Enjoy battling rapids of grades III and IV.

    Activity Details

    III and IV

    Yes

    8 to 9

    4 hrs

    17 km

    Rafts/Kayaks

    Trip details
  • River Rafitng from Khadichour to Sukute Beach

    Reach the office in Thamel by 06:00 hrs for a 06:30 hrs departure. From Thamel, you'll travel to Khadichour over 3 hrs. In between, you'll have a brief stop at Zero Kilo for tea/coffee. Once you reach Khadichour, you'll undergo a thorough briefing followed by setting up the rafts to embark on your exhilarating rafting session. During this journey, you'll battle many rapids of grades III and IV+ such as Barking Dog, Midnight Special, Great Wall, Liquid Bliss and Golden Gate etc. You'll end your trip at the Sukute Beach where you'll get a chance to freshen up and feast on a filling lunch before driving back to Kathmandu. You'll leave the Sukute Beach by 17:00 hrs and reach Kathmandu by 21:00 hrs. Your trip ends here.

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    You'll begin your journey from the office in Thamel, Kathmandu from where you'll be driven to Khadichour via private transport. As it a 3 hour drive, en route your journey you'll stop at Zero Kilo for tea or coffee at your own expense. You'll conclude your journey at the Sukute Beach. Today's package includes a delicious lunch consisting of bread, cheese, salami, tuna, sardines, baked beans, salads, fresh fruits and biscuits after your rafting session. At the Sukute Beach you'll also have the fa

    Day 1 Milestone

    Thamel, Kathmandu

    Thamel, Kathmandu

    05:30 AM

    Food

    Lunch

    Veg | Non-veg
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made after booking the Bhote Koshi River rafting trip: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made after the Bhote Koshi River rafting trip commenses: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    No refunds will be provided for unused services or facilities.

    Above and beyond all cancellation fees/charges by the operator and The Great Next, you will be charged international payment transfer fees. Please check with us what these charges will be for this trip.    

    Rules on trip

    Consumption of alcohol or any kind of intoxication is not permitted during the Bhote Koshi River rafting trip.

    No harm or damage should be inflicted on natural habitats during the Bhote Koshi River rafting trip.

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the guide at all times during the Bhote Koshi River rafting trip.

    The equipment should be used with care during the Bhote Koshi River rafting trip.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    For the Bhote Koshi River rafting trip, pick-ups take place from the office in Thamel, Kathmandu.

    Travellers from outside Thailand are requested to carry enough cash in the local currency to cover tips to staff and other incidental expenses during the Bhote Koshi River rafting trip.

    All prices displayed are subject to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking. Accordingly, prices may be subject to a foreign currency premium/discount at the time of booking. 

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the Bhote Koshi River rafting trip.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of this course depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra costs are incurred due to changes in the itinerary, they will be borne by the traveler.
    • Bhote Koshi River Rafting Kathmandu Nepal Himalayas Travel Destinations Adventure Water Sports
    • Bhote Koshi River Rafting Kathmandu Nepal Himalayas Travel Destinations Adventure Water Sports
    • Bhote Koshi River Rafting Kathmandu Nepal Himalayas Travel Destinations Adventure Water Sports
    • Bhote Koshi River Rafting Kathmandu Nepal Himalayas Travel Destinations Adventure Water Sports
    • Bhote Koshi River Rafting Kathmandu Nepal Himalayas Travel Destinations Adventure Water Sports
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Rafting in Bhute Koshi River as per the itinerary

    • Transport to and from office in Kathmandu
    • Quality rafting and kayaking equipment: boats, kayaks, helmets, paddles, PFDs
    • Dry bags
    • Pelican boxes
    • Facility of changing rooms and toilets in Kuringhat
    • Tested drinking water
    • Lunch
    • River permits
    • Industry standard first aid kit
    • Professional english speaking licensed guides
    • Professionally trained and certified safety kayakers
    • Team photos
    • Rates are inclusive of any international payment transfer fees
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Transport to Kathmandu

    • Any meals during stop-overs
    • Visa, travel costs etc
    • Pick-up and drop-off from hotels
    • Personal expenses
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Tips for guides
    • Any photos or videos
    • Any additional expenses due to delays etc
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
    • Any additional cost due to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Shorts/half pants
    • Quick dry long t-shirt
    • Comfortable sandals
    • Swimwear
    • Track pants
    • Warm trousers
    • Warm fleece sweater
    • Waterproof jacket
    • Socks
    • Warm hat
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Open clothing

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Quality rafting and kayaking equipment: boats, kayaks, helmets, paddles, PFDs
    • Dry bags
    • Pelican boxes
    • Industry standard first aid kit

    You need to get

    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Backpack
    • Travel towel
    • Water bottle
    • Sun glasses
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Poly bags or waterproof bags for wet clothes
    • Camera
    • ID proof
    • Toiletries
    • Dry snacks
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Extra money in the local currency for tips
    • Personal medicines

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.