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 fantastic days paddling and drive back to Kathmandu in a private bus approximately 3 and half hrs. If you are looking for longer river trips or if there are any other activities we can organise that for you, you just need talk to our friendly staff in our Thamel office.
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 offer lots of trip 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 for you to get Pokhara 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
When you arrive in Kathmandu airport, you will be met by the Adventure Hub Nepal Expedition Leader and transferred to your hotel to relax or recover from jetlag. In the evening, we will have a welcome dinner and talk about the trip.
Not included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Your expedition leader with culture guide will meet you in your hotel after breakfast and we will begin the sightseeing and exploration day around Kathmandu. We will visit Patan Museum and Durbah square. Have lunch in Thamel and then spend the afternoon getting fitted out in boats and preparing for the river trip. In the evening, we will hold our pre-departure meeting.
Not included: Lunch and Dinner
After breakfast we will take you to our bus from your hotel which is five or ten minutes and we will put all the bags in the bus. We will drive approximately 2 and a half hrs to the lower Bhote Kosi River. You will get magnificent views of the Everest Mountain Range. Paddle beautiful class 2-3 whitewater. We will have lunch along the way. Camp on the river bank.
Paddle the Baleph 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. We will set up camp on the banks of the Sun Kosi River.
After breakfast we paddle for a couple of hours and have lunch. Paddle down another couple of hours and then set up camp on the river beach for the night. Get prepared for our lovely Sun Kosi multi day expedition trip starting the following day, onward for six days.
The Sun Kosi has been described as one of the best white-water trips in the world. Big volume rapids, beautiful scenery, warm water and excellent beaches for camping. The river travels from the northern part of Nepal and travels all the way east to the terai, flat lands of Nepal. All the major rivers from the Himalayas drain into the Sun Kosi and the river increases giving a feeling of power. You will travel through lush jungle, rice paddies and pass small villages. Monkeys, deer and many species of birds inhabit the Sun Kosi river corridor. Class 2-4+ rapids over 6 days paddling around 155 kms from the put in at Baseri Village just above Likhu khola and take out at Chatra, this is truly a wonderful experience. Camping along the way on river beaches, which are perfect for early morning stretching or yoga sessions and relaxing after paddling.
Paddle about an hour in the morning to the take out Chatra. 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 2 hrs drive. After unloading our gear at the put in at Mulghat we will paddle a couple of kilometers 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.
Enjoy a full day paddling down the Tamur River 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.
Paddle down to the take out of the Sun Kosi river and stopping on the way at the Bharah Temple. Have lunch at the take out at Chatra and then drive 15 to 17 hours overnight bus trip to Kathmandu, arriving in Kathmandu the next morning around 7 to 9 am. Head straight into your hotel for a hot shower and a well earned rest . We can then meet for trip celebration dinner with all guides and particpants who were on your trip.
You will be dropped off at your hotel, enjoy a nice hot shower and spend the rest of the day relaxing or doing shopping in Kathmandu. There will be a celebration dinner in the evening with all guide and participants who were on the trip with you. Stay overnight in hotel.
Not Included: Lunch and Dinner
After breakfast we will transfer you to the International airport and fly home.
Not Included: Lunch and Dinner
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This itinerary is intended as a guide only. Local conditions and weather may necessitate variations to the program and can affect the availability of views and panoramas described. Be aware that all times stated are approximate and may vary with individual and group fitness, weather, trekking route, river levels and road conditions.
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Although the culture of tipping may not be part or your own culture, it is nonetheless part of the culture in this area of world and it is often the way some people supplement their earnings. Tipping has also become an accepted part of tourism culture in the region. On our trips your trip leader can advise you on this matter, however as a guideline we would recommend a tip of 5-8%. If the service has been satisfactory, a tip is always appreciated with ……with a smile!
To protect you from the sometimes seemingly endless soliciting of tips, we suggest you discuss with your trip leader about setting up a tipping kitty whereby everybody contributes an equal amount (this amount can vary from trip to trip, but a good approximate is US $6 per person per day) your trip leader can then distribute tips along the way to local guides, porters, etc. and keep a record of all money spent. Please note that this kitty is not designed to provide a tip for your leader.