Balephi Khola, Lower Bhote Kosi, Sun Kosi and Tamur Rivers and Chitwan National Park November

Balephi Khola, Lower Bhote Kosi, Sun Kosi and Tamur Rivers and Chitwan National Park November

Highlights

  •   Kathmandu, Bodhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square and the Patan Museum.
  •   White water Kayaking and Rafting on the Balephi Khola, Lower Bhote Kosi, Sun Kosi and Tamur Rivers.
  •   Chitwan National Park safari tour

Trip Overview

Lower Bhote Kosi

If you have limited time and need a feeling of an adrenaline rush, whitewater rafting on the Bhote Koshi River (also translated as the river from Tibet) is the perfect one for you. The Araniko Highway resides along this river making an easy transport way to Lhasa from Kathmandu. Even looking at the river with rapids of class 3, 4 and 4+ you will be excited and feel an adrenaline rush.

The put in point of this rafting trip is the lower part of Khadichour, which is a 3-hour drive from Kathmandu, and the take-out point is the Sukute Beach, but the put in point changes during the monsoon season. The rafting journey is suitable throughout the year and the difficulty of the rapids depends on water level.  If you are looking for a thrilling white water experience with limited time, this rafting expedition is just the right one for you and we can do it in one or two days it all depends on your time frame.

Balephi Khola

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.

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. AHN also offer lots of trip with combinations and durations with this trip so please ask our friendly office staff.

We also offer Sun Koshi river journeys for beginner to intermediate kayakers. If you are interested to improve your paddling skill from grade 1 up to be able to paddle to paddle grade 3+ then this one for you. This river has a few grades five rapids as well but those rapids are one or few days from the end of the trip which means the first four days of the river trip is just grades to 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 option to fly back from Biratnagar to Kathmandu if you don’t want drive 15 hours over night bus journey, flight time is 40 minutes and the cost is around $180 USD but this all depends on the seasonal cost)

Adventure Hub Nepal can organise for you to get Pokhara as well, just talk to our friendly staff. (tourist, local or private bus)

TAMUR RIVER

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 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 famous Himalaya tamur river and it is no accident that one of the world’s finest rivers starts with one of the most scenic.

Once we hit the river, this amazing whitewater adventure starts out with a bang with some big, intense and challenging class 4+ rapids. The rest of the river is an exciting combination of white water and beautiful remote wilderness scenery 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.

 

Cost Includes

  • All the require Permits and entry fee
  • Camping and River gear
  • Foam mattress, Dry Bag and Tent
  • Kayak included but if you want to bring your own kayak Adventure Hub Nepal can give you $120 USD discount on your booking.
  • Paddle raft for rafters
  • All the cooking and kitchen equipment
  • Satellite Phone and River Maps.
  • Comprehensive wilderness first aid kit
  • 2-night accommodation in Chitwan National Park with all activities listed in the itinerary
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Culture guide and sightseeing day (you must pay your own lunch and dinner this day)
  • Professional standard river guides and safety Kayaker
  • Private bus to put in and take out of river trips
  • Twin share basis room in Hotel
  • 3 nights accommodation in hotel in Kathmandu, two nights before the trip and one night after the trip. If you need to book extra nights out of the package please clarify that to (ADVENTURE HUB NEPAL). If you choose to spend additional nights you will have to pay extra and we can recommend budget, deluxe or five star hotels depending on your needs. Of course, the prices will vary. Please let us know if you need extra nights accommodation and we can organize that for you or your group.
  • Cataraft for carrying your dry bags and camping gear

Cost Excludes

  • International flight to Nepal
  • Nepalese visa (this cost US$65 for 30 days and you need two passport photos) this can be issued on arrival in Kathmandu international airport .
  • Extra snacks for river journey if you want take your own
  • Extra Beverages for on the river i.e.) alcohol
  • Tips for the local guides at the end of the trip
  • Local Domestic Flight from Biratnagar to Kathmandu
  • Meals not included in itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

  • Arrival to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel followed by Dinner at evening

    When you arrive into 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

  • Sightseeing and exploration day around Kathmandu Valley

    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

  • Drive to Lower Bhote Koshi

    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 at Balephi Khola and set up camps at Sun Koshi River

    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.

  • Drive to Sun Koshi River and set up camp just above Likhu Khola.

    Have breakfast in the morning and drive for six hours to the Sun Kosi River starting put in point which is Baseri village. Set up camp just above the Likhu Khola and settle for the night. Get prepared for our lovely Sun Kosi multi day expedition trip starting the following day, onward for six days.

  • Paddle at Sun Koshi

    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 at Sun Koshi continues

  • Paddle at Sun Koshicontinues

  • Paddle at Sun Koshi continues.

  • Paddle a couple of kilometers to a lovely River Beach

    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. 

  • Full day paddling down the Tamur River with over 25 rapids

    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 Koshi and drive to Chitwan National Park

    Paddle down to the take out of the Sun Kosi river stopping along the way at the Bharah temple. Have lunch and then drive six to seven hours to the stunning world famous Chiwtan National Park. 

  • Full day sightseeing and cultural activities at Chitwan National Park

    Full day sightseeing and cultural activities including an elephant ride, bird watching and much more. This makes two nights and one and half days in Chitwan National Park. 

    NB: There is the option here to take a 45-minute flight back to Kathmandu from Biratnager (at the end of the river trip) or go to Chitwan with the rest of the group. (if you decide to fly this will reduce the itinerary by one day and flight cost is $ 185 to $200 USD additional cost).

  • Chitwan National Park

    These are the activities that we will be doing within one and half days.  

    • Elephant safari
    • Bird watching,
    • Spotting two rare species of Crocodile’s Marsh Mugger and the Fish Eating Gharial
    • Jungle walks
    • Elephant bathing
    • Spotting four different types of deer

    Tracking

    • Rhinoceros
    • Wild Boar
    • Monkeys
    • Leopards
    • Sloth Bear and Royal Bengal Tiger if you are lucky
    • You will also encounter many other kinds of mammals
    • In the evening an amazing culture display of the Tharu stick dance
  • Drive back to Kathmandu

    After breakfast we will drive back to Kathmandu which will take around four hours. We will drop you to your hotel and you can have shower and go and do your last-minute shopping around Thamel which is the tourist hub of Kathmandu, before you fly home. You will have at least five to six hours in Kathmandu this evening to do your shopping before they close the shops.

    Not included: Lunch and Dinner 

  • Departure from Kathmandu

    Fly home after breakfast, we will drop you to the airport.

    Not Included: Lunch and Dinner 

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OTHER INFORMATION

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 time stated are approximate and may vary with individual and group fitness, weather, Trekking route, river level and road conditions.

TRAVELLING RESPONSIBILITY

We care about the place and people that we meet on our journeys, and we try to ensure that we give something back, as well as taking away so many incredible memories, for more information on our commitment to people of Nepal and responsible tourism please visit. http://www.sharmilafoundation.org

TIPPING AND KITTY

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 distributes tips along the way to local guides, and porters, etc. and keeps a record of all money spent. Please note that this kitty is not designed to provide a tip for your leader.

TIPPING YOUR LEADER

It is customary to tip your tour leader at the end of the trip, if you are happy with his/her service. A minimum tip of US $ 5 per day from each member of the group is the amount expected.

USD 1590 per Person
  • Trip Code: AHN-1713
  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Challenge level: Moderate
  • Group size: 2-16 People
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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 time stated are approximate and may vary with individual and group fitness, Weather , Trekking route , rivers level and road conditions.
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