Bhote Koshi is one of the tributaries of the large Koshi river system in Nepal. Rafting in this river offers very close encounter with adventure and thrills. Very suitable for all kinds of water sports, this river is popular all around the world. Among all the seven tributaries of the Koshi river system, this particular tributary is considered to be very suitable for rafters. The strong currents and small waves that this rivers provides, add a different taste to the activity. This tough and macho kind of rafting river can be accessed after a three hours of long scenic drive from the Kathmandu Valley.
The name of the river is derived from Tibetan language as the prefix ‘Bhote’ means Tibet itself. This beautiful river gets its birth in the Tibetan region of China and passes through the high mountains of Nepal in the south to ultimately join the Sapta Koshi river system in Barabise. The river is very suitable for water sports such as rafting and kayaking. Beside to these, also bungee jumping is performed high above the river at the top of two ridges suspended by a large steel bridge.
Bhote Koshi white water rafting is one of the most unforgettable thing to do in your entire lifetime. The strong currents and rapid flow of this particular river is outstandingly unique. Comprising a gradient of 15 metre per kilometre, this river is eight times stronger that the Sunkoshi River, which is another tributary of the corresponding Sapta Koshi rive system. Bhote Koshi provides currents of grade IV to V which a very strong one and is highly recommended for professional rafters.
Day 01: Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport [1,338m/4,389ft] you will be transferred to your hotel. Stay overnight
Day 02: After an early breakfast in the morning, we will leave for rafting starting point with a short drive from Kathmandu to Baseri [1,617m/5,305ft]. After we have our launch, we experience only class III rapids this day as a warm up exercise for the very next day. Back to Baseri in the evening and camp overnight
Day 03: After breakfast, experience the adrenaline rushes provided by the challenging class V rapids "Frog on the Blinder", "Midnight Express" and numerous class IV rapids. "Wall" and "Cave" are also encountered. From Lamoshanghu Dam drive back to Kathmandu after this thrilling experience. Hotel overnight
Day 04: Final departure
I did a half-day Trisuli Rafting trip with this company “Gold Mountain Nepal Treks & Expedition Pvt Ltd” on April-2015 & was very interesting. Round trip transportation from Kathmandu, a meals & guided rafting was managed by Mr Bishnu (MD of the company). The cost which was provided to me was also reasonable. The rafting guide focuses on safety and professionalism.
Leon Van Beugen,