Easter Kayaking and Rafting Trip

Easter Kayaking and Rafting Trip

Highlights

  •   Kathmandu Valley and all world heritage and culture site 
  •   Trek to Dobhan & Paddling Tamur river 
  •   Best trekking and rafting combination
  •   Incredible view of kanchenjunga and Everest Mountain range 
  •   No expedition to Nepal would be complete without a trek in the famous Himalaya and it is no accident that one of the world’s finest rivers starts with one of the most scenic treks.
  •   Remote Nepal & its cultures 
  •   Lower Bhote Kosi river
  •   Balephi Khola

Trip Overview

Lower Bhote Kosi, Balephi Khola, Trek & Tamur Rivers : 24th March   - 8th  April 2020

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.

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 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 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 metres 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 kilometres over mostly descending, somewhat steeply in places, on well-defined trails.

Tamur River; 

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.

Cost Includes

  • All Permits and entry fee
  • Food and accommodation (while on the river and trek)
  • Foam mattress and tent if you require one ( sleeping bags if you don't have one please don't buy them just for trip you can hire one in Nepal and its very cheap to do that)
  • Kayak, Paddle raft and gear boats
  • All the cooking and kitchen equipment
  • Satellite phone
  • Dry Bag, Tent and Shelter
  • Comprehensive wilderness first aid kit
  • Kayak included but if you want to bring your own kayak please bring so it will be more comfortable
  • River maps
  • All the cooking and kitchen equipment
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu two night before the lower Bhote Kosi and Balephi and one night when we get back from balephi and one night after river trip. If you need to book extra nights out of the package please clarify that to ADVENTURE HUB NEPAL.
  • Airport pick up
  • Professional standard river guides and safety kayaker
  • Bus to put in and take out
  • Twin share basis room for accommodation
  • All the camping gear
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar one way only

Cost Excludes

  • Airfare to Nepal and return
  • Nepalese visa (this cosst US$65 for 30 days and you need two passport photos) this can be issued on arrival in Kathmandu.
  • Extra snacks on the river and meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra beverages for on the river i.e.) alcohol and soft drinks
  • Tips for the local guides at the end of the trip.
  • Local domestic flight from Biratnagar to Kathmandu after the river journey
  • Travel Insurance with comprehensive helicopter rescue cover included
  • Any optional tours or activities during the free time
  • Airport taxes
  • Meals not listed on day to day itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

  • 24th, March : Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal and transfer to your Hotel

    When you arrive into Kathmandu airport, you will be met by the Adventure Hub Nepal Expedition Leader and transferred to the 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 
  • 25th, March : Spend the day fitting your boats and getting ready for our multi-day adventure.

    Spend the day fitting your boats, getting them to your liking and getting ready for our multiday trip journey! In the afternoon, approximately 5 to 6 PM we will hold our pre-departure meeting.

    Not included: Lunch and Dinner

  • 26th, March : Warm up paddle and get used to our boat and drive to Lower Bhote Kosi River for paddle.

    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. On a clear day, 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 or stay in resort.

  • 27th, March : Paddle Balephi Khola down to Lower Bhote Kosi confluence.

    Paddle the Baleph Khola river taking in stunning views of Dorje Himal if there is not too much cloud cover. 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 River.  

    After a fantastic days paddling we drive back to Kathmandu in private bus approximately 3 and half hrs. Relax in hotel and have a nice hot shower go for dinner and get packed up for our trek to Dhovan.

  • 28th, March : Fly to Biratnagar and then Drive to Basantapur

    We will have breakfast and go to the domestic airport for our flight to Biratnagar. Flight time approximately 35 minutes. Your expedition trip leader will meet you in the airport in Biratnagar with all the paddling gear on the bus for the drive to Basantapur driving hours approximately 5 hrs. Overnight stay in Basantapur.

  • 29th, March : 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 tea huts 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 approximately 26km today.

  • 30th, March : 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 we will arrive at our overnight stop.

    Set up camp near the village of Gorja (2,010m) – expect to cover approximately 11km today.

  • 31st, March : Last day of Trek – Gorja to Dobhan

    Trek for approximately 4 hours or so (approximately 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 next day, Relax and camp overnight on the riverside beach.

  • 1st, April : 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 River and then a further 15km to the take-out at Chatra (100m) – approximately 130km (82 miles) in total.

  • 2nd, April : Paddling journey continues on the 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 ridge line 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.

  • 3rd, April: Paddling continues on the Tamur river

  • 4th, April : Paddling continues on Tamur river

  • 5th, April : We will paddle our last full day on Tamur river

    The last day of whitewater rafting 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 white-water makes this a fantastic day of paddling. Camp at the confluence of the Tamur and Sun Kosi Rivers.

  • 6th, April: Paddle down to the take-out of the Sun Kosi and Tamur river at Chatra.

    Paddle down to the take-out of the Sun Kosi and Tamur river at Chatra stopping along the way at the Bharah temple.  Lunch in Chatra and around 2pm we will start our overnight bus trip back to Kathmandu approximately 15 to 17 hours arriving in Kathmandu at approximately 7am the following morning.

    Note:There is the option to take a 35-minute flight back to Kathmandu from Biratnager at the end of the river trip. If you decide to fly this will an add an extra night in the hotel on your package. If you fly we can organize flight ticket and extra night hotel cost with it. The total of flight and 1 night’s extra accommodation and will cost around $US 185 to $US 200 (additional cost) If you fly dinner not included.

     

  • 7th, April : We will drop you to your Hotel and shopping and relaxation day in 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 with all team from your trip!  Stay overnight in hotel.

    Not included: Lunch and Dinner           

  • 8th, April: Transfer to airport and fly home

    Not Included: Lunch and Dinner

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.

About Adventure Hub Nepal

Adventure Hub  Nepal has been operating adventure holidays trips since 2007. Today we can help you discover whole Nepal and we can offer high-quality, excellent –value, small group adventure to your interested area of Nepal, Extend your holiday by booking some pre or post tour accommodation- ask Adventure Hub Nepal.

Travelling With 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 the people of Nepal and sustainable tourism please visit 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 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 1340 1490 per Person

Due to the visit Nepal 2020 we are giving wonderful discount until end December 2019.

  • Trip Code: AHN-1724
  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Challenge level: Moderate
  • Group size: 6 - 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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