Nov 7th , arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
When you arrive at Kathmandu airport, you will be met by your Adventure Hub Nepal Expedition Leader and be transferred to hotel to relax and recover from jetlag. We will go for a welcome dinner in evening and talk about the trip.
Not included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Nov 8th , Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Today all the kayakers will go to the boathouse to check out kayaks and fit them out to your liking.
Pack for the trip.
Day to yourself to explore Kathmandu. Visit Swoyambhu Stupa (the Monkey Temple - a favorite), The Great Boudha Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square or Pashupatinath Temple.
Not included: Lunch and Dinner
Nov 9th , Depart for Sun Kosi river
After breakfast, we will take you to our private bus from your hotel which is 5 or 10 minutes and we will put all the bags for the whole adventure on the bus. We will drive approximately 3.5 to 4 hours to the put-in point of the Sun Kosi River at Khurkot. If we are lucky with the weather we might see some magnificent views of the Everest Mountain Range. On the river, we will warm up on beautiful class 2 - 3 rapids and ride a couple of larger rapids (class 4-) Punch & Judy, Pre-& High Anxiety. Camp on the riverbank, a nice sandy beach, above Hakapur probably the hardest rapid on the river.
Nov 10th, Whitewater rafting and kayaking on Sun Kosi river from Khurkot to Chatra
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Nov 11th , Rafting/Kayaking Continues.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Nov 12th , Rafting/Kayaking Continues.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Nov 13th , Rafting/Kayaking Continues.
Nov 14th , Arrive Chatra – Travel to Basantapur
Our last day on the Sun Kosi. Paddle down to the take-out at Chatra passing along the Bharah temple. At the take-out, everything is unloaded from our rafts and gear boats and loaded on to either the truck and or bus taking all our rafting and kayaking gear and anything else we don't need for the trek to Dobhan. Dobhan is the put-in point for the Tamur.
Alternatively, pack some gear for the bus taking us to Basantapur which is the starting point for the trek. After organizing all of this, we will go for a traditional Dhal Bhat lunch.
With the truck and the AHN staff taking all our gear to Dobhan it means we can travel light on the trek. You just have to carry what you need for the 2 night 3 days trek – Drink bottle, Thermarest, sleeping bag, minimal clothing, medication, etc. – we will have porters to help as required.
After lunch, drive approx. 5.5 hours to Basantapur which is the starting point for the trek and stay the night in a lodge.
We arrive at Basantapur and have dinner. Get organized for trekking leaving the next morning. Stay overnight in a lodge in Basantapur.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Nov 15th , First day of Trek – Basantpur to Gupha Pokhari
After breakfast leave Basantapur (2,310m) begin trekking which will take you through beautiful woods and meadows with magnificent views of Makalu and the Everest Massif in the far distance to the east and then Kanchenjunga to the west as we approach our destination Holy Lake Gupha Pokhari (2,890m).
Stay in a tea hut overnight. It’s a full day today, expect to walk for 6-7 hours gradually gaining height and then leveling out - you will reach the top of the ridge at 2,980 meters – expect to cover approx. 26km today.
Nov 16th , Second day of Trek - Gupha Pokhari to Gorja
Today you will continue trekking along the ridge through picturesque rhododendron forest and enjoy the spectacular views. The path winds gently up and down through ancient moss-covered trees. We then start to descend – steeply in places - and after approximately 5 to 6 hours arrive at our stopping point.
Set up camp near the village of Gorja (2,010m) – expect to cover approx. 11km today.
Nov 17th , Last day of Trek – Gorja to Dobhan
Trek for approximately 4 hours or so (approx. 9km) down to Dobhan (640m) which is the starting point of the whitewater kayaking & rafting on the Tamur River. Pump up the rafts and get everything ready for the whitewater trip starting the next day.
Relax and camp overnight on the riverside beach.
Nov 18th , Whitewater Kayaking and rafting on the Tamur River from Dobhan to Chatra
The volume of the Tamur in November is around 5,250cfs (150 cumecs). We will paddle approximately 115km to the confluence with the Sun Kosi and then a further 15km to the take-out at Chatra (100m) – approximately 130km (82 miles) in total.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Nov 19th , Rafting continues on the beautiful Tamur River
The Tamur River flows from the mighty Kanchenjunga mountain which is the third highest peak in the world. This trip combines fantastic whitewater and one of the most beautiful short treks in Nepal. It has spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga and Makalu as you traverse along a ridgeline at over 2,800 meters - 3 days trekking and 6 days rafting/kayaking.
The river is a beautiful turquoise color and each day there are big volume rapids of class 3-4/4+. The river starts with a bang with 2 days of big volume class 3 to 4/4+ rapids. It then eases in the middle for a day or so with enough white water to keep you interested.
It then finishes with 2 days of amazing class 3 to 4/4+ rapids – more rapids than you can count down to the confluence with the Sun Kosi. Camping is on beautiful sandy beaches along the river and there is plenty of time for exploring and beach volleyball.
Nov 20th , Whitewater Kayaking and rafting on the Tamur River.
Nov 21st, Whitewater Kayaking and rafting on the Tamur River.
Nov 22nd , Last day of whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Tamur
The last day of whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Tamur will take you down to the confluence of the Tamur and Sun Kosi Rivers. Over 30 rapids, of fun class 3 and 4/4+ white-water make this a fantastic day of paddling. Camp at the confluence of the Tamur and Sun Kosi Rivers.
Nov 23rd, Paddle down to the take-out of the Sun Kosi river at Chatra.
Paddle down to the take-out of the Sun Kosi river at Chatra stopping along the way at the Bharah temple. Lunch in Chatra and then overnight bus trip back to Kathmandu approximately 16 to 18 hours arriving at approx. 7 am the following morning.
NB: There is the option to take a 35-minute flight back to Kathmandu from Biratnagar which will cost approx. an additional US$ 250. Biratnagar airport is about an hour’s drive from the take-out at Chatra. The cost of the flight, an extra night in Hotel in Kathmandu, transport to Biratnagar airport and from Kathmandu airport to Hotel is all extra. If you are interested I am doing this, please let us know so as we can give you latest cost estimate.
If you don’t have time and want to fly out of Nepal on day 17, you will need to take the flight from Biratnagar on day 16 afternoon to Kathmandu.
Nov 24th, Drop to your hotel and free day to explore Kathmandu
You will be dropped off at your hotel, enjoy a nice hot shower and spend the rest of the day relaxing or shopping in Kathmandu. There will be a celebration dinner in the evening! Stay overnight in the hotel.
Not included: Lunch and Dinner
Nov 25th, Transfer to airport and fly home.
Not Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner