Lower Bhote Kosi
This river originates in Tibet. The lower Bhote Kosi River is a lovely class 2-3+ section of whitewater flowing through a beautiful deep valley. Put in below the dam where the Upper Bhote Kosi finishes and enjoy fun bouncy rapids and a small gorge. Paddle past small villages, rice paddies, and appreciate this wonderful environment. After a couple of hours paddling you will reach the take out.
This river is one of the smaller tributaries of the Sun Kosi and is a lovely tight boulder strewn river with crystal clear water.
The river rises on the southern slopes of a mountain called “Dorje Lakpa”, at 6990 metres high. You will enjoy nice continuous white water with class 3 and 4 rapids all the way down to the confluence of the Sun Kosi River.
Paddle the Balephi Khola river taking in stunning views of Everest on a clear day. The Balephi Khola is one of the smaller tributaries of the Sun Kosi and is a lovely tight boulder strewn river with crystal clear water. We will paddle this lovely jewel of a river down into the Sun Kosi. Take out after a fantastic days paddling and drive back to Kathmandu in a private bus approximately 3 and half hours. If you are looking for longer river trips or if there are any other activities we can organise for you, you just need talk to our friendly staff in our Thamel office.
Sun Kosi River (River of Gold)
The Sun Kosi is the longest trip in river miles offered in Nepal and is rated as one of the top ten river expeditions in the world.
Starting near the Tibetan border and draining off the Eastern Himalayas all the way to the sacred Ganges River in India, this river offers big volume whitewater. A journey down this “river of gold” impresses any rafting or kayaking enthusiast with relaxing canyons, refreshing waterfalls, bat caves, interesting temples, beautiful white sandy beaches for setting up camp and of course a great variety of whitewater.
If you are looking for a long river expedition with a nice variety of scenery and access to villages along the way, then the “river of gold” is a classic choice. AAN also offers lots of trips with combinations and durations with this trip so please ask our friendly office staff.
We also offer Sun Kosi river journeys for beginner to intermediate kayakers. If you are interested in improving your paddling skill from grade 1 up to grade 3+ then this one is for you. This river has a few grade five rapids as well but those rapids are one or a few days from the end of the trip which means the first four days of the river trip is just grades 1 to 3. When we get to the grade four or five rapids you will jump on the raft to ride the waves and then the river changes to flat water and you can get back in your kayak.
We can do the Sun Kosi expedition either from 7 days to 10 days and this depends on which season and how many days participants want to paddle for.
**there is the option to fly back from Biratnagar to Kathmandu if you don’t want to take the 15 hour overnight bus journey, flight time is 40 minutes and the cost is around $180 USD but this all depends on the seasonal cost
**Airborne Adventure Nepal can organise transport to Pokhara for you as well. Just talk to our friendly staff. (tourist, local or private bus)
We will have a traditional Nepalese dhal bhat lunch and then pack our bus and drive up to the put in of the Tamur river which is approximately a 2 hrs drive. After unloading our gear at the put in at Mulghat we will paddle a couple of kilometres to a lovely river beach where we can relax and enjoy the new river environment. The Tamur River drains from Mt. Kanchenjunga which is the third highest peak in the world.
Steep, technical and intense whitewater rapids in one day!
No expedition to Nepal would be complete without the famous Himalaya Tamur River and it is no accident that it is one of the world’s finest rivers if not one of the most scenic.
The river is an exciting combination of white water and beautiful remote wilderness scenery. For the one day section enjoy a full day paddling with over 25 rapids grading from 2-4+. There is an option to raft this section. Camp at the confluence of the Sun Kosi and Tamur rivers.
Fixed Departure: 12th – 26th October 2019