About Easter Kayaking and Rafting Trip
Lower Bhote Kosi, Balephi Khola, Trek & Tamur Rivers : 24th March - 8th April 2023
|STARTS IN: Kathmandu||ENDS IN: Kathmandu|
|MIN ALTITUDE: 160 m||MAX ALTITUDE: 3200|
|GRADE: Moderate||TYPE: Multi River Rafting/Kayaking and 3 days Trekking|
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.
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 meters high. You will enjoy nice continuous white water with class 3 and 4 rapids all the way down to the confluence of the Lower Bhote Kosi River.
Paddle the Balephi Khola river taking in stunning views of Mt 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 Lower Bhote Kosi. Take out after fantastic days paddling and drive back to Kathmandu in a private bus approximately 3 and a half hrs.
Trek from Basantapur to Dhovan;
This is the easiest of our moderate level lodge and tented trekking adventures and may involve walking for up to 6 to 7 hours per day. Maximum altitude is 3,000 meters and as the trek involves three days walking a total of approximately 45km a good level of fitness is required. The first day is a big day and we hope to cover a good distance on gently ascending and level hilly terrain on well-defined trails. On the second day, we start descending on well-defined trails that are steep and rocky in places. The last day is a half-day trek covering approximately 8 kilometers over mostly descending, somewhat steeply in places, on well-defined trails.
This is probably the best multi-adventure trip in Nepal, if not the world! Our journey starts with 3 days trekking following a 3000-meter ridge through woods and meadows taking in stunning views of Kanchenjunga, Makalu & Mount Everest before dropping off into the lush villages of the Tamur Valley.
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.
If you would like to get completely off the beaten track and seek an authentic travel experience and personal challenge, then this trekking and whitewater combination is a perfect epic adventure for you. This trip is for one who likes to enjoy mountain views as well as do great whitewater rafting or kayaking adventures.