Multi Rivers Expedition on Sun Kosi and Tamur
- Kathmandu, Bodhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square and the Patan Museum.
- White water Kayaking and Rafting on the Balephi Khola, Lower Bhote Kosi rivers.
- Paddling down to the whole Sun Koshi and one full day on the Tamur from Mulghat to Sun Kosi Confluence.
Lower Bhote Kosi
This river originates in Tibet. The lower Bhote Kosi River is a lovely class 2-3+ section of whitewater flowing through a beautiful deep valley. Put in below the dam where the Upper Bhote Kosi finishes and enjoy fun bouncy rapids and a small gorge. Paddle past small villages, rice paddies, and appreciate this wonderful environment. After a couple of hours padling you will reach the take out.
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 Kosi 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 is for you. This river has a few grade 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 to drive 15 hours overnight 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)
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 the famous Himalaya Tamur River and it is no accident that one of the world’s finest rivers if one of the most scenic.
The river is an exciting combination of white water and beautiful remote wilderness scenery. For the one day section enjoy a full day paddling 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.
Fixed Departure: 12th - 26th October 2019
- 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 you can.
- Paddle raft for rafters
- All the cooking and kitchen equipment
- Satellite Phone and River Maps.
- Comprehensive wilderness first aid kit
- Airport pick up and drop off
- 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 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
- 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
Oct 12th, Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel followed by dinner in the 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
Oct 13th, 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
Oct 14th, 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.
Oct 15th, Paddle Balephi Khola and set up camp at Sun Kosi River beach.
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.
Oct 16th, Paddling continues on the Sun Kosi River for six nights seven days .
After breakfast we paddle for a couple of hours and have lunch. Paddle down another couple of hours and then set up camp on the river beach for the night. Get prepared for our lovely Sun Kosi multi day expedition trip starting the following day, onward for six days.
Oct 17th, Paddle Sun Kosi
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.
Oct 18th, Paddling on the Sun Kosi continues
Oct 19th, Paddling Sun Kosi
Oct 20th, Paddling Sun Kosi
Oct 21st, Paddling Sun Kosi
Oct 22nd, Paddle a couple of kilometers today and unload all the gear from gear boat and reload into the bus for the Tamur.
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.
Oct 23th, 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.
Oct 24th, Paddle down to the take out of the Sun Kosi and overnight bus trip back to Kathmandu.
Paddle down to the take out of the Sun Kosi river and stopping on the way at the Bharah Temple. Have lunch at the take out at Chatra and then drive 15 to 17 hours overnight bus trip to Kathmandu, arriving in Kathmandu the next morning around 7 to 9 am. Head straight into your hotel for a hot shower and a well earned rest . We can then meet for trip celebration dinner with all guide and particpants who were on the your trip.
Oct 25th, Drop off in your hotel.
You will be dropped off at your hotel, enjoy a nice hot shower and spend the rest of the day relaxing or doing shopping in Kathmandu. There will be celebration dinner in the evening with all guide and participants who were on the trip with you. Stay overnight in hotel.
Not Included: Lunch and Dinner
Oct 26th, Fly back home
After breakfast we will transfer you to the International airport and fly home.
Not Included: Lunch and Dinner
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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, river level and road conditions.
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